Covergasm Blog #Giveaway Hop & Cover Reveal

Covergasm Hop

Yep. This one is ALL about the covers. They don’t have to be steamy just ones that make you gasp and go..oh my, I NEED this book. Now! Those that are truly…covergasm-worthy.

Some of my favorite covers are ones that depict emotion and tenderness between the couple . . . or a hot cowboy. 😀  The colors in these work for me too:




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I love all my book covers, (which you can see at the bottom of this post) but today I’m debuting one that will release later this summer. It’s an erotic romance that takes place primarily in Hawaii when co-workers plan a hot vacation fling.

Sunset Beach Sizzle has plenty of heat and is the first in my Tropical Heat Series. I thought cover artist Dar Albert of Wicked Smart Designs did a fabulous job with the colors and the sexy-sensual feel I wanted. She’s very talented and created a sensational logo for the series too.

sunset-beach-sizzle-web-copyNow for the giveaway… What snags your attention on a cover? Post your top 3 in the comments for a chance to win one of my prizes. Two winners will be chosen.
a) the sexiness / sensuality
b) the colors
c) clean, readable fonts
d) the title
e) author’s name
f) something else (please elaborate)

And the prizes are:
1 – Winner’s choice e-copy of
A Suitable Wife, Her Unexpected Family, Insight or Phantoms & Fantasies.
2 – One $5.00 Amazon or B&N or ARe GC (winner’s choice)

Stop by each blog listed HERE ( to check out all of our favorites and enter giveaways each blog is hosting, plus the grand prize.

Special thanks to Anna for coordinating and the Herding Cats and Burning Soup blog for hosting the last three blog hops I’ve featured here!

UntitledP.S. If anyone is interesting in joining my street team, the Sassy Sizzlers, sign up HERE.

UPDATE June 16th: CONGRATULATIONS go to winners Janie McGaugh (e-book) and BookAttict ($5 GC).

About Carol Burnside / Annie Rayburn

Carol Burnside is an award-winning author of "Sizzling romance with heart and humor." She almost always has a glass of sweet tea within arm's reach.
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26 Responses to Covergasm Blog #Giveaway Hop & Cover Reveal

  1. Skeeter Lee says:

    Sunset Beach Sizzle’s cover looks amazing! Congrats to you and

    1) clean, readable fonts (Hard to read fonts are the worst)
    2) the title (If I could pick my option #2, it would be the cover image/art)
    3) the colors

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway. Fingers crossed to win.


  2. Trix says:

    I like clean but elegant fonts, good colors, and non-Photoshopped covers (or at least, ones where I can’t tell)!



  3. Rabid says:

    1) Clear, readable fonts
    2) Choice in cover art
    3) Color scheme


  4. melissa c says:

    A, B, C. In that order. The pic is always gonna be the first thing someone sees so I think it should be catchy.
    leighannecrisp at yahoo dot com


  5. veRONIca says:

    The font can’t be distracting. I like when there are physical objects instead of people. The title is also a huge draw


  6. Mary Preston says:

    The colors draw my attention first. I don’t always need models on the cover. Sometimes beautiful graphics work for me.



  7. H.B. says:

    1) The cover model or design
    2)The color scheme
    3) The font

    humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com


  8. Marissa says:

    a) the sexiness / sensuality
    b) the colors
    d) the title
    Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂


  9. Janie McGaugh says:

    The things that draw me are:
    b. the colors
    e. the author’s name
    f. the composition
    jmcgaugh (at) semo (dot) edu


  10. Dovile says:

    1) The color scheme (the cover should attract my attention, and it’s content be clear from a small image);
    2) the image (an interesting object or picture);
    3) attractive or unusual fonts

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com


  11. Renata Sbr says:

    a) the sexiness / sensuality: not exactly the sensuality, but the general mood – the cover must indicate what I’ll find inside the book.
    b) the colors – I think is the most important element to bring the right feelings.
    c) clean, readable fonts – for me it doesn’t necessarily need to be clean, but it must match the mood of the cover, and every cover needs a beautiful font combination (that covers that have just one font for everything seems very homemade).
    If I see a sophisticated cover (in terms of design), I imagine a well written and edited book.

    PS* love the colors of Sunset Beach Sizzle! 🙂



  12. bn100 says:

    B, C, A

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com


  13. I notice the colors and images first, then the title, then the font.


  14. VeronikaDream says:

    1) Cover design and cover picture
    2) Readable fonts
    3) Sensuality

    Thank you for the giveaway!
    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com


  15. BookAttict says:

    1) Cover design – a cover that MAKES me check out the book.
    2) clean, readable fonts
    3) the title

    I was going to put author in there….but I auto-buy my favorite authors and series — so the cover really isn’t as important.

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com


  16. JanD says:

    1) the colors
    2) the sexiness / sensuality
    3) clean, readable fonts


  17. stacey7smith says:

    I like 1.A 2.D 3.B

    sasluvbooks at yahoo dot com


  18. Kristen says:

    B, C, & F. Everything has to mesh well and match. If I can tell a cover is a bunch of things photo shopped together, it’s an instant turn-off. Thanks for the giveaway!

    prettylittlepages [at] gmail [dot] com


  19. BookLady says:
    1. Clear readable fonts
    2. Sensuality
    3. Colors
      Thanks for the great giveaway!


  20. acm05 says:

    a) the sexiness / sensuality
    c) clean, readable fonts
    d) the title (love titles with puns or play on words)



  21. Ray says:

    These are my top 3 attractions in a book cover:
    b) the colors
    c) clean, readable fonts
    d) the title


  22. Thanks for all who participated! The contest is officially over. Winner to be announced. Stay tuned…


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