Cover Change

I’ve just updated my cover for Quick Study on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. It captures the lighthearted mood of the story better, and I think it’s visually more appealing.

It’s not as clear how, uh, erotic the story is, however, though it’s not like the two on the cover are doing their taxes.

I’ve always had a hate/hate relationship with romance novel covers. They kept me away from reading the genre for years. Now that I’ve been devouring the great interiors of romance books like a locust in summer, (…google locusts, make sure they come in summer, yup, continue…) I wish the exteriors could reflect the great writing within. Which for me, excludes mantitty and cleavage and flowing gowns.

Trouble is, that’s shorthand for romance. If I put a picture of a empty beer bottle on a dirty sidewalk on my cover, you don’t think, “and then they lived happily ever after.” And I like beer. And sidewalks. Nope, we’re kind of stuck with using the shorthand to communicate across the cloud to our readers that this is a love story with a happy ending and I want you to feel Le Sigh after you read it. And during.

Only 99 cents for about that many pages.

2 thoughts on “Cover Change

  1. Romana Grimm says:

    Hey Gretchen,
    I just read "The Supermodel's Best Friend", liked it a lot and wanted to take a peek at "Love Handles". Unfortunately the whole exerpt I got to read on Smashwords was from TSBF, not from LH. You might want to take care of that (mostly for convenience's sake) for those who want to check you out on Smashwords.
    Hope that helps, and please continue writing, I love your sassy characters šŸ˜‰

  2. Gretchen Galway says:

    I'm sorry you had a problem with the excerpt! I'm going to check with Smashwords and make sure it's all sorted out as soon as possible. Like, today.

    Thanks so much for letting me know and for your kind words. Email me at and I'll send you a free copy of Love Handles in whatever is your favorite format.

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