Book cover alert!

I’m planning to change my “Absurd” book cover, because (so far) it sells better than Dulcinea. And Dulcinea got a professional cover already. So, there’re 8 variants. Look at the first 4 below. What do you think? I liked the cover with the red hair (girl), but I said to May (designer) it is ‘TOO GIRLY’ 😱🤪💃💃, so she provided 4 more variants. Help! 😂😂😂


and 4 more:


WHAT DO YOU THINK? Cuz I’m going a bit ‘crazy’ here 😂😂
I like frogs tho…
I’m looking for something cool, and for everybody but still quite minimalistic. 

Hugs, Ray ☕️📚📚📚



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62 Responses

  1. George F. says:

    The cracked eggs with the lips does it for me. Not too “girly” or YA. But intriguing. BTW, I got into the head of a character in my latest post, based upon your input. If you pop over, lemme know what you think. Thanks!

    • Victoria Ray NB says:

      Yes I saw it, do not delete it lol I’m going to read it

    • Victoria Ray NB says:

      Well, the cracked eggs is my pic (I gave it to May, because I wanted to use it for the book, but I don’t like the fonts…). I can’t see the title, not clearly.
      And thank you!

    • Victoria Ray NB says:

      Why you changed your web to gravatar?… it’s a bit weird.

  2. Kaylena says:

    These are all great. I love the hair dryer one! Also, thank you so much for your review! I’m humbled and honored <3

  3. i like the blow dryer but I can’t tell you why. It just looks absurd.

    • Victoria Ray NB says:

      Well it’s a good pic, but …the thing is, I think I SAW it somewhere else 😅😂. And I’d like to have “exclusive” cover lol 😂

      • I get that.

      • Thêa says:

        The hair dryer IS an old online image. He who made my daughters homepage added it, not on the frontpage though. She is a hair dresser by the way. Are the other images exclusive, you think?
        I like the egg. Agree about the font.

      • Victoria Ray NB says:

        I don’t know how exclusive it is… it isn’t that expensive I have to tell. Expensive (exclusive) covers cost huge amount of money & I think she’s very skilled and doing a good job – the designer 🙂 of coz all images – from “Stock” (creative cloud or similar). The egg image I found myself in “creative cloud stock” (I’m paying each month so I have access to all the images & free of charge 40 images a month).
        I think it will be fine at the end…there’s also a yellow background- purple egg picture 🙂 maybe it will work better 😂😂

        HA! I knew I seen it somewhere 😂😂😂… the blow dryer! Seems lots of guys liked it tho

  4. Cracked eggs cover and the frog cover are my favorites!

    • Victoria Ray NB says:

      Thank you 🙂 I like them too. I’d like to have the egg-cover but lets see how it will work with the fonts…

  5. Scarpoe says:

    I like the original best, but if you’re going to change it you have too many choice. It will make you cray-cray!

    • Victoria Ray NB says:

      I like the original too, but i don’t know… i want to change the back, & it’s good to have a choice (not toooo many tho). With self-publishing it is quite easy = possible lol
      I don’t know if I’ll use it tho (at least not sure yet). I like 2- max 3 from 8. So in general I have to choose 1 from 3 🙂 but wanted to hear some opinions 😛😜
      Even if I won’t change the cover, I can use it for the next book #2 haha

  6. Lyn Webster says:

    I’m going to be different and say I like the one with the bushy eyebrows and moustache!

    • Victoria Ray NB says:

      Haha thank you… but don’t you think she or is it he? Lol a bit scary tho 😱😱🤪😂😂

  7. I like the hair dryer/streaming hair cover best, I think it’s the funniest.

    • Victoria Ray NB says:

      Thank you 🙂 it is…but I’m sure I saw the picture before (somewhere) so I can’t go with it :/

      • Too bad…unless you alter it just enough to save you from litigation. 😉

      • Victoria Ray NB says:

        I have probably seen it on “creative cloud-stock images”, because I have an access … anyway thank you for opinion/suggestion 🕺👋

  8. River Dixon says:

    I know this probably isn’t helpful, but I like the original cover the best.

    • Victoria Ray NB says:

      Haha yeah, the original is a cool one too, says a lot about the book. But if I won’t use it now, I’ll use for book 2 . And for the book 2 you’d choose…?

      • River Dixon says:

        Hmm, probably the cracked egg/eye one if the designer can get the font to stand out a little more.

      • Victoria Ray NB says:

        True …. we’ll see the end result later. But I’ll use it for book 2, I think it’s the best

  9. Rekha says:

    Cracked eggs 😀 I like the original cover too. 🙂

    • Victoria Ray NB says:

      Thank you 🙂 yes, the original is good as well 🤓 but I can always use this for book 2.

  10. ortensia says:

    I still like the original the most.I don’t think think ever one with red hair is too girly anyway,but I really think that among the all is the one of most impact.

  11. ortensia says:

    I still like the original the most and I don’t see the one with red hair too girly but to me it is the most attractive.

    • Victoria Ray NB says:

      Thank you! Yes, red hair looks good. But I’d like something more neutral: attractive to women & men (most of my buyers are men, at least right now & for this particular book). Can’t imagine a man who’d pick a red-haired-girl cover… just weird lol

      • ortensia says:

        I hear you, then may be I like the last one .the one with the two eggs in the middle.🤓but they are all absurdly great😉😍

      • Victoria Ray NB says:

        Thank you …we’ll see. Eggs looks good. 😋

  12. librepaley says:

    Agree with Team Cracked Eggs – it has the surreal element. Though agree also with those who liked the original, with a ‘Bosch’ feel. However, aesthetically please and commercially successful are not always the same, so probably market testing and expert opinion are key.

    • Victoria Ray NB says:

      Yes, thank you! Agreed… sometimes what we like and what the market like (looks like) is a diff thing. I don’t know maybe I’ll stay where I am, with a “Bosch”, at least for now 😂

  13. The eggs are my fave followed by the frogs

  14. masercot says:

    I vote for the first one. It just seems like something that will get someone’s attention…

  15. I vote for the guy with the mustache 🙂

  16. kinkyacres says:

    Simple……….if it aint broke, don’t fix it!!! Have too say, the original is about as “professional” looking as they come! Un-professional opinion!

    • Victoria Ray NB says:

      🙂 thanks Kinky, but I already decided – I’ll use it for the book #2 (coming February 2020), I’ll explain why later.

  17. tom says:

    Everybody likes cows

    • Victoria Ray NB says:

      Lol way “tooooo environmentally oriented” …can scare folks away

  18. draliman says:

    Definitely the one with the eggs and the chap with the banana for me!

  19. iScriblr says:

    I still like the original the most! But if I have to choose, I’ll go with the first one (cracked eggs) and the last one too!

    • Victoria Ray NB says:

      Thank you 🙂 the eggs 🥚 r quite popular today 😉🕺👋

  20. Jerry Laiche says:

    I have to go with Ortensia. The Red hair (#2) I don’t see girly at all. What is the “coin”in the mouth? Anyway, It is the one with the most pop!

    • Victoria Ray NB says:

      I liked Red hair at once too…but I’ll save it for now 🙂 We’ll see… hopefully that coin is something sweet 😂😂🍪🍪

  21. Tough one between the very top one with the cracked eggs and the frogs, can you blend those two pictures together? Failing that – l would go with the frogs 🙂

  22. alexraphael says:

    I really should read these in order haha. I need to read your blog even more often 🙂

  23. Edwin says:

    I enjoy spending time with frogs; several of them frequent my rock. You might think that is absurd. If so, go with it.

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