Vote for The Escape Artist's E-book Cover

I’m starting the process of making The Escape Artist available as an e-book. It will take a little while, as you can see by the process I went through to get Secret Lives up and running, but I’m already playing with cover ideas. Please help me by voting for your favorite. Which cover draws you in? In case you haven’t read The Escape Artist, it’s the story of a young woman–an artist–who’s about to lose custody of her year-old son, so she escapes across the country with him to Annapolis, Maryland where she finds herself in danger from an unlikely source. Like most of my books, it doesn’t fall neatly into any one category. It’s part intrigue, part romance, part suspense. Thanks for your help!

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  1. Lorene on August 23, 2010 at 9:59 am

    I vote for D. It better fits the book description.

  2. Beverly Atkins on August 23, 2010 at 10:01 am

    I like D. I would pick that one up in a heartbeat.

  3. Betty Savage on August 23, 2010 at 10:02 am

    A and C don’t seem to fit the story…she didn’t travel alone and I don’t remember her standing around with brushes in her hands…she was too busy…
    I like B because it is mysterious looking but
    I think D fits better with the kinds of covers your books have had recently…and the boy is the most important element to the mother, her reason for running.

  4. maureen Sherbondy on August 23, 2010 at 10:07 am

    I like A-but D seems to jive with your other covers.

  5. Cheyenne Angel on August 23, 2010 at 10:14 am

    I vote for C.

  6. Dottie Marlan on August 23, 2010 at 10:15 am

    The book was wonderful, I really like D the best.

  7. joanne on August 23, 2010 at 10:18 am

    I vote for C it draws my eye to the paint brushes and the mystique of wondering

  8. Ann H on August 23, 2010 at 10:26 am

    I like D

  9. Audrey Bonnell on August 23, 2010 at 10:32 am

    I like A but I believe that D fits much better.

  10. Debbie hearne on August 23, 2010 at 10:36 am


  11. Linda T on August 23, 2010 at 10:41 am

    A – absolutely! It really conveys that she’s escaping physically.

  12. Stephanie S. on August 23, 2010 at 10:52 am

    I am torn between C and D but I think D fits better with the book.

  13. JoAnn Ross on August 23, 2010 at 11:13 am

    I really like the open road of A — so many questions and so many possibilities — but she’s missing a child. (Though sometimes covers can be metaphorical, as they told me with my monkey death mask. *g*)

    So, I guess I’d vote for D, which also fits better with your more recent covers. B, btw, seems very depressing and closed-in, which doesn’t exactly go along with the title. It also seems,to me, somewhat paranormal.

  14. Beth Bunetic on August 23, 2010 at 11:22 am

    I like D, fits the story line the best!

  15. Diane Chamberlain on August 23, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    I’m keeping my mouth shut for now so as not to influence opinions, but this is SO helpful!

  16. Kathleen Neavill on August 23, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    Just the look on the child’s face in “D” says a million words! I feek that is the look I have on my face when I don’t know what to do.

  17. Margo on August 23, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    It was a hard decision between C & D but I vote for D.

  18. Suzanne Barr on August 23, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    I love A — good luck!

  19. Autumn on August 23, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    I agree that D fits better, but if I never read any of your books or this one in particular, I’d definitely be more attracted to A. Her silhouette against the open road and the fact that she’s afoot lugging a suitcase seems very intriguing. Don’t like the frayed cut-offs of C, they seem to convey a certain image.

  20. Ann Weightman on August 23, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    I haven’t read the book yet so I like A. It would intrigue me: where is she going, what happened to her. It seems the people who have read the book like D. I don’t like cut off jeans so that wouldn’t lure me. Who is the cute baby? Adorable.

  21. Connie Behrens on August 23, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    I vote for D. What a sweet little guy.

  22. Ann on August 23, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    I like B.

  23. brenda on August 24, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    D…(B looks Goth or something like TWILIGHT…) The shorts with the paintbrush don’t fit the time period…the first one…not quite…) D definitely.

  24. Janet on May 26, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    D. Definitely.

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