New Cover Creative!

I contracted a guy I like on Fiverr recently to create a new cover for me for the second book in the Morelville Mysteries series, ‘Busy Bees’. He turned in a truly great cover yesterday morning but it just didn’t quite represent the bee theme as I use it in the story. I asked for a modification and this is what he came up with. Check it out:

Busy Bees Book Cover

 

Any thoughts?

For the record, the mushroom stays. That’s the trademark of the series because of where the books are based. Aside from that, I’m okay with the cover but I believe it’s missing something… bees! I would have liked to have seen a few or several flying around or on the hive.

The first effort I received was a traditional hive covered in bees. The hive was wrong for the story but the intent was there. I’m not quite sure this cover conveys exactly what I want it to.

Does this say ‘bees’ to you? Do I leave it as is or do I have bees added to the hive depiction on the cover? Any and all thoughts on the topic are appreciated. I have lots of time to work with here. I don’t expect to be done with the book until late January.

About Anne Hagan

I'm an East Central Ohio based government employee by day and a fiction author by night. I specialize in mystery fiction featuring lesbian sleuths and cozy fiction featuring women sleuths. I also dabble in romance especially romantic lesfic. I live with my wife and our dogs in a tiny town that’s even smaller than the Morelville of my first fiction series and we wouldn't have it any other way. My wife grew up here and she has always called this little village home. Though it’s an ultra-conservative rural community, we're surrounded here by family, longtime friends and many other wonderful people with open hearts and minds. My wife and I are the co-owners of a commercial haunted house: Hagan's House of Horrors. Much as my dream has always been to write fiction, hers has been to create it through the medium of horror. We went full commercial in 2015. Watch us as we grow!
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