Rich and KB’s Caitlin in the Snow Cover Direction for VELVET

Our cover designers have created some amazing cover directions for Velvet by Temple West, and we’re counting on you to choose which one actually goes on the book! We know it’s a big decision so today we’ve asked our Cover Director Rich D. to share the story behind this gorgeous cover approach:

Rich and KB's Caitlin in the Snow Cover

The idea for this cover approach is drawn directly from an important scene in the book, where Caitlin, feeling totally alone in the world, has a moment of grief and despair where she heads out into the woods, lays down in the snow and just let’s go of everything. I felt that the image itself of a girl with her arm up was beautiful and suggestive of reaching out to an invisible force. The thread also has a story aspect to it, but it also symbolizes the idea of something reaching  back, and of course it’s red for blood. While Caitlin is definitely a strong heroine, there’s also a sense of isolation, loneliness and vulnerability to her in the beginning that is very appealing. In fact, it is these very elements that draw the supernatural to her, and I wanted to reflect that with this cover.

If you love what Rich and KB are doing here, let us know by leaving a comment and voting for this cover direction. And remember, this is a cover direction, not the final cover, so if you have suggestions for making it even more Swoonworthy, share it in the comments!

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