December 16, 2011

BLOG TOUR: Guest Post by Cameo Renae!

Guest post about the book cover… your reactions, the making of, how you think it fits, etc.

Great question Damaris, because I’ve recently changed the cover of In My Dreams. Here they are side by side:


I’ve had a lot of great feedback from both of my covers, but some people questioned what the book was about with the old cover. Some thought the story was about a werewolf… which it’s not, and I didn’t want to give anyone a false illusion. The story does have a wolf in it, but it’s not a werewolf. It’s… complicated. ;)

Both of the cover photos were purchased from Shutterstock, and yes, I actually put them together. The old cover was pretty simple, and I didn’t have to do much. The new cover was a bit more involved and complex, and I had a more difficult time trying to portray exactly what I had in my head.

The original photo was very bright (in bright yellows and fall colors). I needed it to be dark, like Lizzy’s world. I tried to make everything around her blurred and swirled, resembling not only what she felt about her new life, but also wanted it to portray her caught up in one of her nightmares.

This is what the original photo looked like.

I must say that I’m totally satisfied with the new cover of In My Dreams, and think it fits the story much better. I’ve posted it on my blog and Facebook to get people’s reactions, and they have been overwhelmingly positive. They agree that the new cover is better... and prettier. Yay!

Thanks Damaris, for letting me visit your awesome blog! It was definitely a pleasure.


Thank you Cameo for sharing this post with us! I love the new cover! I think it will pull readers  more than the first version. Cannot wait to read In My Dreams!

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It was happening again. The dreams. The nightmares. It was something seventeen year-old Elizabeth "Lizzy" Hayes thought she'd outgrown; dreams that would come true; detailed premonitions of how people would die. This time she dreams about her boyfriend, Michael Young, and soon discovers that he's been found... dead.

Michael hasn't crossed over because he was murdered, and now his murderer is coming for Lizzy. His spirit won't rest until she is safe, and as a newbie spirit, the easiest way for him to make contact is through Lizzy's dreams. When she dreams, it's as if he hasn't died.

Lizzy must learn to pull on her inner strength to survive horrifying events. Meanwhile, in the spirit world, Michael learns everything he can about his supernatural gifts to help. But will it be enough to save her?


  1. Love both covers, but I have to agree that I get a better sense of Lizzy's struggle with the second. Sounds like a fabulous book!

  2. I love the new cover! Didn't care for the old cover. This book sounds amazing! Thanks for posting! DeAnna

  3. Cameo, gorgeous cover and great post. Interesting to see how a cover can evolve. xx Tee


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