Friday, November 1, 2013

Guest Post: Cover vs Cover! by Donna Alward

hosted by: Jennifer Faye

This month the fifth book in my Cadence Creek Cowboys series hits the shelves! I’m pretty excited about it; there’s something I love about holiday stories. They’re extra sparkly and heart-warming, don’t you think? In particular, I love that I was able to combine both the holiday with a wedding in A CADENCE CREEK CHRISTMAS – Taylor Shepard is in Cadence Creek to plan her brother’s wedding and spend some time with family. Callum gets married off in fine fashion, and there are twinkle lights and evergreen boughs galore.

A CADENCE CREEK CHRISTMAS is also out in the UK this month and has a different cover. I thought I’d ask you: which one do you prefer? I mean,  the first one is sort of fun and romantic and wintery, but the second one is also a little more fancy with the wedding tuxedo and the holiday lights and everything.

I’ll give away a copy of EACH edition today here at The Hot Pink Typewriter! Just put your preference in the comments!

In the meantime you can find me on my website at or on twitter @DonnaAlward. 

Here’s the blurb for A CADENCE CREEK CHRISTMAS:

It's Christmas in Donna Alward's Cadence Creek...

Taylor Shepard has come to Cadence Creek to organize her brother's Christmas wedding. Organizing such a special event might be a little bit stressful - but she can't deny she's swept away by the town's holiday charm...and by brooding rancher Rhys Bullock. 

Loner Rhys has been burned far too many times in the past. He's sure he has city girl Taylor all figured out -she'll be hightailing it straight back to the city in a few days! But as the snow starts to fall, Rhys and Taylor embark on a tentative winter romance. Could Taylor be the Christmas present Rhys never even knew he wanted?


  1. I really like the first cover. Maybe because it has the look and feel I'm used to (I live in the US)? I'm a reader of habit. Whenever a line changes their covers, it takes me a few months to re-like the new style!

  2. I like the first cover... it gives you more of an idea about the content of the story.

  3. I'm going for the Brit cover, with a Christmas tree in the background. I feel that if the word Christmas is in the title there should be some Christmas reference in the cover photo. The superimposed wreath up in the corner of the North American cover doesn't quite do it, although it's a fun cover. Or maybe I'm just fantasizing tucking my hand into the elbow of that tux...

  4. Very much focussed on the readership. Cowboys are big in the US, not so much in the UK where a tux covers everything!

  5. The first cover is my favorite. The joy shown is so much about what Christmas is all about.
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  6. Love the first cover, I too in in the US....I love what I just read so I will definitely be reading your book...šŸ˜ƒI agree with Brenda...

  7. I prefer the first cover, mainly because it feels happy and fun. The second cover gives me a sense that the hero isn't at all happy. (Besides, I loooove cowboy stories!)

  8. Love the US cover, it fits the season (not that I expect to really see snow at Christmas round here), the UK cover reminds me too much of late nineties RomComs starring Freddie Prinze jr.

  9. Well. I love them both! LOL But...if I had to pick one, I'd say the first. But maybe that's because I love fun and romantic and wintery. :-)

  10. Donna, thanks so much for stopping by. I love both covers. ;-) Best wishes with your release.

    And we have winners:

    CJ Miller for the NA copy
    And Heidi Hamburg for the UK copy

    Congrats ladies!!! And thank you everyone for stopping by. :-)