MAN CHESTS OR COUPLES?
I love all my covers for The Marriage Diaries, and they were pretty easy to design because the main couple of the series is married. The same couple is on every cover, but in a different pose and it just works for the set of books. But now I’m getting ready to start a new spin-off series to The Marriage Diaries called THE PLAYERS CLUB, and I have to rethink a new look and cover concept for this brand new series.
I really do love having “couples” on a cover. I think it gives the reader a good feel for the characters and sets the tone of the book/story inside. I especially like covers of a couple in a sexy or erotic embrace. But THE PLAYERS CLUB is going to be a hero focused/driven series, and I was wondering if I should change things up and go with a hero-only cover. Like those hot, sexy “man chest” type covers that are swoon worthy. I really can’t decide!
What is your personal preference when it comes to covers? Do you like seeing a couple on the cover, or does a hot hunk catch your attention?
Title: The Marriage Diaries (The Marriage Diaries #1 - #4)
Author: Erika Wilde
Genre: Erotic Romance 18+
Publication Date: September 11, 2013
Cover Design: Novel Cover Designs
Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.
Erika Wilde turns up the heat in THE MARRIAGE DIARIES, an erotic series about a married couple who take intimacy and passion to the extreme.
After nearly twenty years of marriage, Jillian Noble is ready to put some spice back into her sex life with her gorgeous husband, Dean. After seducing him at his office, Jillian reveals what she wants, and her husband is more than happy to oblige. Erotic fantasies are fulfilled, and forbidden passions surface as they open themselves up to a provocative world where boundaries are pushed to the limit and pleasure is the ultimate goal.
But Dean has a dark past, and even darker desires that he’s kept a tight rein on all these years. When he gives his wife a taste of his more illicit appetite, will she embrace his carnal needs, or beg for mercy?
WARNING: Contains explicit sexual content and is recommended for mature readers who enjoy erotic situations, as well as graphic language and imagery.
The Marriage Diaries boxed set is on sale for $.99 (normally $3.99) until December 1st.
About the Author
Erika Wilde (aka Janelle Denison) is the USA Today bestselling author of over 50 contemporary romances for multiple print publishers. So, why the new pen name?
As Janelle Denison I’ve always written sexy books, but lately my writing has taken on more erotic elements that I wanted to keep separate for readers because not everyone likes their reading material on the spicier, kinkier side of romance. However, please be assured that even as Erika Wilde, you will still get an emotionally layered story with characters you’ll care about and fall in love with. That is always my goal, whether I’m writing straight contemporary romances, or more erotically charged stories.
Currently, I’m working on The Marriage Diaries and making sure that Dean and Jillian enjoy exploring the more erotic side to their marriage. The series will be on-going, with no foreseeable ending as of right now, for as long as readers want to be voyeurs to Dean and Jillian’s sizzling new relationship.
I’m also planning a spin-off series in the future, featuring the hot military men that work security for Dean at Noble and Associates. My next book, THE INVITATION, will introduce the men of that new series, THE PLAYERS CLUB.