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:
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.