Harlequin Mills & Boon Medical Romance Novels

The Cover Gods Smiled On Me

by Susan Carlisle

Covers are a big deal to authors. When I was just a reader I had no idea what went into one. Or the importance of what one looked like. Most people are surprised to know that with most of my covers I have no opinion on them.

My first book, a nonfiction, about my son who has had a heart transplant I did get an opinion. I liked that because it was about my son and my family.NNH front cover

My first cover with Harlequin I was tickled more because it was my first book than because it was a great cover.

Heart Surgeon, Hero...Husband Cover

This cover is pretty but I’m not sure I would reach for it on the shelf. The story was fun to write and readers liked it. It was an award finalist.

His Best Friend's Baby2

Now, this one is more to my taste. I would give it a second look. But then I like handsome men.book cover 2

But oh-my-word my release for March is a KEEPER. The best I have every had and hope to ever have. The cover gods hit the mark with this one. Even my daughter who doesn’t pay much attention to my books said, “Mom, this one is going to sell!” To make it even sweeter the picture fits my character Rex to perfection.

I’ve even thought of making it into a promotional poster or pin.

Enjoy it while is lasts. I sure am.

Redeeming the Rebel Doc -cover

She was hired to rebuild his reputation…

But will this doc be too hot to handle?

After successfully fighting a year-long lawsuit, handsome, rebellious surgeon Rex Maxwell is ready to get back on top of his game! So when buttoned-up but beautiful PR exec Tiffani Romano insists on making him the center of his hospital’s campaign, he reluctantly agrees. And though she tries hard not to let him, Rex is determined to get under her skin…

Do you judge a book by its cover?



5 thoughts on “The Cover Gods Smiled On Me”

  1. If I am actually purchasing a book in a store or checking one out at the library, the cover matters a great deal. (Except i get all my medicals anyway!) Your march cover was a hunk….I can just imagine how he looked after the PR whiz finished with him! It was a great story!

  2. Hi Susan

    Firstly let me say how much I too loved this cover and the story that is inside 🙂

    Years a go it was a cover that made me pickup a book but it was always the blurb that made me buy or read it, these days I read mostly on my kindle (although I still love my paper books) I still love looking at the covers but most of mine are black and white 🙂

    Have Fun

  3. That is interesting I hadn’t thought about the cover so much on a Kindle. They aren’t the same as those in print.

  4. Oh wow, Susan! That last cover is yumalicious! And yes, they are very important to me. I hold my breath each time I click on that little link that will reveal my latest cover!

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