Skip to main content

New cover, new blurb - when the old ones just aren't working

My teen paranormal romance book, "One Little Spell " has a gorgeous new book cover and an updated blurb that I'm so pleased to share with everyone.


When 17 year old Ruby Parker dies and becomes a ghost, she discovers how one little spell can reunite her with her true love. But with all magic, there is a catch. She cannot return from the afterlife in her own body. What happens next is a magical journey of mayhem while Ruby tries to fix the problems from when she was alive. Instead, she discovers that her death has set off a chain of events that can’t be stopped. Can she trust magic to help her fix this new mess? Or will she slip quietly into the afterlife and leave everything she loves behind?

A unique paranormal romance that will have you believing in true love forever. And ever. And ever.

“Brilliant paranormal read.”
“LOVE THIS!”
“This was a marvellous book.”
“Great book for teens and adults.”

Author note: This book was originally published as "Little Red Gem". This version has a new chapter at the end. Everything else is the same.




A little bit on the background of this change:

A lot has changed since I published my one and only paranormal romance young adult fiction book. It was published as "Little Red Gem". This was in 2014 and I had no money or any idea of how to purchase book covers. I downloaded software and created a book cover that I thought was great.




Fast forward two years, and with very few sales for this title, I realized it needed to undergo a make-over. Part of this makeover was to also change the title.

"Little Red Gem" had meaning to the story, however readers had to read the story to get it. The problem was, I wasn't getting readers. So the meaning was lost. I changed the title to "One Little Spell" because that had a much more targeted appeal. It instantly said this was magical book.

And I hired my first ever professional cover designer, to work over all three of my YA books. I provided the specifications, even the artwork images for what I wanted, because "One Little Spell" isn't a typical urban fantasy/paranormal romance. Hey, why write something typical when I can write something unique and make life difficult for myself when trying to reach a targeted audience.




I was very happy with the book cover. It is beautiful. Sadly, it has not done its job, which is first and foremost TO ATTRACT READERS.

Now, one could argue that it was the old blurb and not the cover, or maybe both. That's why I'm overhauling both.

Like I said, a lot has changed in five years. I've gotten better at cover design and writing blurbs.

I hope you love this new cover as much as I do and you're willing to give the book a chance. to capture your imagination.

Available in ebook and print at all good online book stores.


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Latest news! I've signed up to write a post-apoc series

When I started writing, I had one set goal: to become a prolific author. At the time I was into reading Stephen King and Dean Koontz, and I wanted to write books, lots of them.  Now I have that chance. After writing, publishing, and promoting 10 books, I've signed up to to write a series of post-apocalyptic fiction books for  Mission Critical Publishing. The reason I signed up was simple. They're innovative. The publishing industry today is fast and fluid.  I've agreed to write 3 books in 6 months. Each book will be around 60,000 words when completed. I'll need to become a writing machine. To accomplish this I'll need to do  2 things: #1 Write fast The only way for me to write fast is to write an overview of the entire book (or series). This can be one page per book. Then I write dots points that become the chapters. Complications, conflicts, solutions, all fit into these chapters. Then I set a daily word count. I'm

The Bird With The Broken Wing by D L Richardson ebook now $2.99

Welcome Latest news!!! What a surprise it was for me to check in on my online retail sites and discover some good news about my debut novel The Bird With The Broken Wing . I regularly do this to make sure links are working and what not. Anyway, I checked in and discovered that my publisher has reduced the ebook price to $2.99 USD. This is great news, because many ebooks are set at this price point and I've often thought that maybe this deterred buyers rather than attract them, which is the essence of selling. you can read reviews for this YA fantasy novel on author website Author's description of the book: "The Bird With the Broken Wing is a tale about a guardian angel who ends up in Purgatory with the mortal she was assigned to watch over. While working on getting her mortal out of Purgatory she discovers some disturbing news about her presence there." Things about this book you did not know , as told by the author D L Richardson : "This was ori

Science fiction predicts...

It started out as a discussion group on Amazon. "Who likes Apocalyptic fiction and why?" I asked this question and received so many great recommendations for books to read. Why did I ask this question in the first place? Because I'm writing two different sci-fi apocalyptic novels at the moment, and I really wanted to know that I had an audience. A writer's worst nightmare is to write a book that nobody wants to read. Yet, often its a case of nobody being able to find your book in the highway jam that is the internet. THE VIRTUAL WATER COOLER Everyone will tell you that word of mouth is still the best way to sell a book. The industry is clogged with books. Just like the highway, the jam is full of good cars and bad cars, and the online book industry is the same. Asking a question like "Who likes Apocalyptic fiction and why?" on an Amazon discussion group was the best way for me to get a list of books to purchase. This is the word of mouth that advertis