05 March 2013

GAME. SET. MATCH. - The Cover

Many of you will remember back, way back, to the Fall of 2011, when I was drafting GAME. SET. MATCH. and every once in a while, a new post would pop up here with a fun mock cover. It was one of my go-to procrastination tools and I felt like it was at least a little more productive than tooling around on twitter. After all, I was searching for inspiration by designing those covers.

After I signed with Coliloquy, I knew that someone else would be designing the actual cover for GSM and quite honestly, the thought terrified me. The idea of someone else having an artistic interpretation of my characters and me having NO CONTROL over what that interpretation would be, was just...yeah, not fun.

Except, that was obviously totally irrational of me. The wonderful people at Coliloquy wanted my input, took my ideas into account and, most importantly (because really, what the hell do I know about covers?!), hired a RIDICULOUSLY AWESOME cover designer to work on GSM.

If you haven't heard of her, Erin Fitzsimmons is a pretty big deal people. She designed the covers for Lauren Oliver's Delirium series. She is a BIG EFFIN' DEAL.

So I knew I was in good hands, I just didn't realize HOW good, until it showed up in my inbox...

Without any further ado, I give you, GAME. SET. MATCH.

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I love how it focuses on the girl, because the girls are truly the heart of this series, plus the couple really looks like Penny and Alex. That's one of my pet peeves, when the models don't look anything like the characters! And of course, the kiss, because really, who doesn't a love a little kissing?! I adore the title treatment. The yellow brightening to the green brings out a fun tennis color scheme. So yes, lots of love from my end, but I fully admit, I may be a little biased. 

To celebrate this amazing cover, I'm having a Giveaway!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

56 comments:

  1. Congratulations, it's a gorgeous cover! smiles...

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  2. Awesome cover! Very eye-catching and sexy!! Congrats, Jennifer! You must be so excited!!

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  3. I'm reading the pre-copyedit ms right now and you are all totally jealous of me. Perks of being the publisher... xoxo - Lisa

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  4. The cover was AMAZING! I can't wait to read it! Thanks for the amazing giveaway! :-)

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  5. Cover looks nice and clean, and liked your comments. So true about having the right designer. Cover artists really make the final product. Congrats on your novel!

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  6. Congrats Jennifer. The cover looks fantastic!

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  7. The cover is gorgeous and the couple totally fits in with the image of Penny and Alex in my head :) Congratulations!

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  8. It looks great! I'm not usually a fan of B&W covers but this one really pops! Love the subtle color differences of the three words.

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  9. Wow, gorgeous, gorgeous cover. Makes me want to pick up a copy, for sure. Congratulations!

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  10. LOVE the cover! Congrats on all the success! :)

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  11. Wow! LOVING the cover. Can't wait to read it!!

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  12. Colour is everything when choosing a book for myself and I really like how the couple in the background is in black and white but the title is in bright neon green, like a tennis ball. :D

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  13. Gorgeous cover. I like how you don't see all of their faces...I was just having this conversation with an author friend of mine yesterday about how we both like having a little left to the imagination...there's a huge trend to show photos where you can see the model's faces, and I, for one, am not a huge fans of that. Less is more!

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  14. I think it looks good. I'm pretty minimalist so I like how neat it looks.

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  15. Love the cover! It totally fits the NA genre. Congrats!

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  16. Yeah, well I'm reading the pre-copy edit ms right now too! Perks of being the agent!! And yes, everyone should totally be jealous! LOVE this cover. LOVE this ms.

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  17. I think it's sexy! Can't wait to read it!

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  18. Sexy cover! I haven't heard of this book but I am sure glad I stumbled across this giveaway. It sounds awesome! Can't wait to read it. =)

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  19. Such a perfect, gorgeous, amazing cover! I'm still staring ;)

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  20. Sexy, subtle, and in-your-face all at the same time! Congratulations, hon!

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  21. Excellent cover! The contrast of the black & white romantic kiss and the flourescent tennis colors really gets your attention.

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  22. Love the cover! It has the tennis vibe to it

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  23. I love the cover! Cngrats! And thanks fornthe giveaway! I love me some tennis plus a romance thing going on!m:)

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  24. Cover is super cool, Jennifer! Congrats!! :)

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  25. The cover is okay. I like the title layout. Really caught my eye. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  26. I absolutely love the cover, its gorgeous :) I'm so pleased you got your dream to come true and publish a novel :) congrats :) I knew you could do it, ever since i read your Make It or Break It story on ff.net (i was jensensangel on ff.net) :) i really can't wait to read your book :)

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  27. Very cool cover - clean and fresh and intriguing! Best of luck!

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  28. I love the cover! I can't wait for the book to release :D

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  29. love it!! looking forward to read it!!

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  30. This is new to me, but because I spend every summer in the Outer Banks I cannot wait to read!

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  31. congratulation ^^

    love the cover. thanks for the giveaway :)

    sunshine_pinkystar(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  32. So happy for you Jen... this is going to be huge!

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  33. I like the cover. I like the bright font color on the black and white background. Makes me want to read the book!

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  34. Great looking cover and thanks for the giveaway.

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  35. I LOVE the cover - so sharp and crisp. And I love the colors of the words, all just a little different shade from the others. And yes, what a wonderful kiss!

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  36. Love the cover! It's beautiful!! :D

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  37. I just love it!It's amazing!The colors are so vivid!!! :)

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  38. Wow! That's an awesome cover! I can not wait for this boom to come out so I cam convince all my friends to read it. My cousin and I follow your blog religiously!

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  39. Makes me want to read it!

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  40. I really like the cover. It is bright! I love how the color goes from yellow to green against the black and white pic of the couple.

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  41. I think the cover is steamy.



    Bonnie

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  42. Gah! ive been waiting for this for so long! The cover looks fab :D congrats!

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  43. Love the cover! :)

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  44. thought I already commented.. but I LOVE the cover.. suits the story perfectly.. can't wait to have it in my hands!!

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