THE ZOEY AND CLAIRE MYSTERY SERIES
got a face lift! Now referred to as Z&C Mysteries
, we've made some fun cover changes. While we love the original covers, we are certain the new covers will appeal to even more women. A big concern was that the previous covers didn't do the stories justice, because they looked absolutely serious. Look at The Riddles of Hillgate's
original image below. Where was the feminine vibe, humor, or fun? Zoey and Claire are a mother-daughter sleuthing team, but they are also funny, brave, amazing women whose personalities clash in the most perfect way! We needed to show this somehow.
We hired artist Lauren Burke of Hey Hey Designs! to make a custom
silhouette of the ladies to spread across every one of our covers. To the left, you can see the results (click images to see larger). Zoey is standing behind her daughter
Claire, holding up her gun, ready for anything. Claire is holding the
flashlight, as usual, the beam highlighting a tombstone.
We're in love with everything about it, from their posing to their high
heels. (The background images were purchased separately from istockphoto.com.)
So, our plan is to re-advertise this series, and to continue release more books. We completely
believe in Z&C Mysteries
. It's a fresh, unique series, where the
mother and daughter can kick butt in heels if they have to. The
situations can get very scary, but nothing is ever too gory. The reading
is clean, while also vibrant. It's just plain fast-paced fun. Our
expectations are that these diamonds in the rough will soon sparkle in
all their intended glory.