8 great authors – 8 amazing books
Participating in this exciting Hop organized by Fabulosity Reads and the super energetic Wendy Ewurum, required choosing one of the eight covers of the Hop Catalog and describe why this stood out: I chose to present Donna Fasano’s Merry-Go-Round.
…an utterly charming romantic comedy…told with humor and honesty…” ~Karen McQuestion, Author of A Scattered Life, Easily Amused, and The Long Way Home
Being six months away from publishing my first contemporary romance (I decided to write an accompanying novellette. When? That’s a different story), I’m in search of the perfect concept for the covers of my Aegean Lovers series. I don’t know much, but I do know that branding is as important as professional quality when choosing a cover for your book. In the case of romance, I’ve noticed that the type of cover often denotes the degree of sensuality: the headless naked torso is a sure sign that the romance contains explicit sex scenes; the portrait of a girl or a cuddly couple outdoors usually covers a “sweet” romantic story, and cute illustrations in pastels tend to point to a chick-lit novel.
In terms of branding, the cover of Donna Fasano’s Merry-Go-Round just couldn’t go wrong. A beautiful girl who’s obviously a successful professional, has a quiet relaxing moment at the office, her thoughts taking her to a happy place which may well be a merry-go-round…or stepping off it: beautiful, comforting, the romance reader instantly feels she (or he…why not?) will have fun reading the book. Isn’t that a key to success?
When Lauren divorces her husband, she has one thought on her mind…stepping off the merry-go-round. However, her life quickly turns into a three-ring circus: her hypochondriac father moves in, her ex is using her shower when she’s not home, and her perky assistant is pushing her out into the fearsome dating world. She also has to decide if the vintage merry-go-round she’s awarded in the divorce settlement is a blessing or a bane. As if Lauren’s personal life isn’t chaotic enough, this slightly jaded attorney is overrun with a cast of quirky characters who can’t stay on the right side of the law. What’s a woman to do? She can allow life to spin her in circles forever. Or she can reach out and grab the brass ring.
That’s where you can find and download Merry-Go-Round:
Amazon Kindle US Amazon Kindle UK
Barnes & Noble Nook
Kobo Book Store
iTunes iBook Store
Also available in Paperback
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GENRES: Romance, Historical Fiction
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9 thoughts on “March Book Frenzy Hop presents Donna Fasano”
Great post Maria and a wonderful way to present your choice of book. I also hosted this hop in my blog and chose SHE BELONGS TO ME by Carmen Desousa. It’s really interesting to go round the blogs and see who chose what and I am sure they are all great books – I now I had trouble deciding which one to pick 🙂
Same here, Effrosyni! As I wrote in the comment I left on your blog, for me it was a toss between SHE BELONGS TO ME by Carmen Desousa and Donna Fasano’s MERRY-GO-ROUND. Thanks for stopping by!
I really liked this woman’s confidence on the cover, as well. It was very positive to me. Kate Books, Crafts and Pretty Things
Thanks for stopping by, Kate! Surrounded by Books and Crafts and Pretty Things… Lucky you!
Agree, it’s a great cover – and you do wonder, what is she thinking about, the way she’s looking up, with that very satisfied expression?! I like the red and white, too. And the premise is fun, definitely.
Thanks, Maria, for hosting our tour – its such a good way to get our books out there. And I’m loving that its so international!!
Best — Joanne (New Zealand).
Thanks for visiting, Joanne! Falling for Jack is also an excellent example in good “bran ding” for a sweet romance. I picked Donna’s cover for the reason you specify in your comment: it makes you wonder. I’m truly pleased with the opportunity this blog tours to connect with great authors from around the world like you. I’ve already connected through Rafflecopter. Greetings from Greece!
Thank you for hosting the March Book Frenzy hop. And thank you for featuring my book! Woot!
It was with great pleasure I did so, Donna! Thank you for visiting!