Subtle Messages by Rick Cano | Jan 22, 2018 | Book covers, Judith Ashley, Judith Ashley Romance, Secret Messages, Subtle Messages, The Sacred Women's Circle | 8 comments Judith Ashley is the author of The Sacred Women 8 Comments Maggie Lynch on January 22, 2018 at 7:54 pm I've always loved your covers, Judith! I'm not going to spoil the answer because I'm very familiar with your books. However, the backgrounds definitely hint at the subtitle associated with your books in the description. Reply Annie on January 22, 2018 at 9:17 pm I loved the gentle chakra colors and consistency of your series covers. They are different enough to make each story appealing on its own and similar enough that you can recognize them as a series. Reply Judith Ashley on January 22, 2018 at 9:29 pm I love them also, Maggie. I've toyed with the idea of changing the covers to see if they would sell better but haven't been able to bring myself to do that. I feel so blessed to have Christy Keerins doing the graphics work so my marketing and promotional efforts look more professional. Reply Judith Ashley on January 22, 2018 at 9:32 pm Annie, thanks for stopping by and commenting. If I'd been thinking chakras or rainbow, I would have shifted the colors a bit differently but I wasn't and they do blend from one to the other so I'm happy. I love the one graphic with all the covers side by side but then realized readers wouldn't be able to see the "Subtle Messages" so added the individual covers. Not a lot of print or white space here! Reply Barbara Rae Robinson on January 23, 2018 at 12:04 am I must admit I didn't get your subtle messages. I'm not that tuned into covers. I don't buy based on covers, ever. I buy based on author and blurb. And maybe the first page or so. Reply Sarah Raplee on January 23, 2018 at 12:51 am I love Crystals that denote which book in the sequence each cover is for, and also hint at the spiritual story lines (as do the overlays.) Reply Judith Ashley on January 23, 2018 at 5:16 am Thanks for stopping by Barb. I may not buy based on the covers but I do use the covers to decide which new author to check out. As I read historical romance, being able to easily identify the era I prefer is useful to me. I'm not an eclectic reader as many authors are so most genres are never in my TBR pile or Wishlist. I do agree that the blurb is the best determinant as to whether I'm actually going to purchase the book or not. Reply Judith Ashley on January 23, 2018 at 5:17 am Sarah. I have such fun when "hand selling" to point out the crystals and overlays to prospective readers. I'm very grateful Lois suggested using them to denote the books in the series. Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.