Help Me Choose the Cover for Stay With Me!

Jul 21, 2017 35 comments


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  • LTTP216 on 2017-07-23 20:21:39 (UTC)

    The first one all day.

    • A Eve on 2017-07-23 20:26:24 (UTC)

      Thanks, I agree! It was the clear winner, and it's the one I went with

  • LeaDavenport1968 on 2017-07-23 08:14:00 (UTC)

    This is my preferred cover Eve, warmer.

    • A Eve on 2017-07-23 20:26:07 (UTC)

      Thanks Lea 💋

  • Cashmeowsawhowbowdah on 2017-07-22 13:07:07 (UTC)

    Usually the more processed and filtered an image gets, the less interested I become in it. But in this case I think the 1st one actually fits better. Maybe it's just that the color matches the title. Can't put my finger on it.

    • A Eve on 2017-07-23 20:25:31 (UTC)

      Yes, I agree. It's about making it stand out in a smaller thumbnail size when people are scrolling through titles.

  • Durgarnkuld on 2017-07-22 07:29:49 (UTC)

    I'd say the first one. I like the lighting. I think the second one comes off as a bit sterile in comparison?

    • A Eve on 2017-07-23 20:25:06 (UTC)

      Thank you - I tend to agree!

  • Rae on 2017-07-22 02:07:59 (UTC)

    Congratulations Eve. I miss these two so much. I prefer the first cover because it captures the warmth I envisioned when I first listened to it. It's going to be nice to read it on paper but I know it's going to be nothing like listening to your voice.

    I think I missed a detail because I thought Erik was blonde. Anyway, I can't wait for Aidan and Thea!

    • A Eve on 2017-07-23 20:24:30 (UTC)

      Yes, Erik is blonde - with stock images you have to get 'close enough', and this one was closer than I'd even hoped!

      And thank you 💋

      • CharlieRomeoLima on 2017-07-24 00:45:16 (UTC)

        We'll just say it's a trick of the light; I remember that time everyone on Reddit and Instagram thought you turned blonde :P

        • A Eve on 2017-07-24 10:45:01 (UTC)

          haha yes!

  • Murtaugh83 on 2017-07-21 23:54:13 (UTC)

    I would say the second design, just on personal taste. I have listened to it in its entirety and wish you well with it. Speaking as a regular guy it is something that might be recommended by a female friend, coworker or girlfriend. You become invested in the characters and even with the ups and downs it does have Staying Power. I am perhaps not the target audience but it hit the mark. All the Best M

    PS As Hunter Thompson said, "Walk tall, kick ass, love music and never forget you come from a long line of truth seekers, lovers and warriors."

    • A Eve on 2017-07-23 20:27:03 (UTC)

      Thank you so much!

  • RunicDragon on 2017-07-21 23:13:03 (UTC)

    I think the first one is better. The warmer colours support the title more, and make the overall feeling of the picture dreamier and more intimate than the second.

    And huge congratulations for getting Stay With Me published! 🎉

    • A Eve on 2017-07-23 20:27:14 (UTC)

      Thank you Runic! I'm so excited!

  • joetinla1967 on 2017-07-21 21:18:54 (UTC)

    This is awesome news Miss Eve, this is the novel that introduced me to you and all your audios so congratulations and I can't wait, as for the cover I'm partial to the first one I think it looks and feels as Arcturus mentioned warm and caring.

    • A Eve on 2017-07-23 20:27:35 (UTC)

      Aww, that's wonderful! Thanks Joe, the first one made the cut, it's the cover!

  • billymacorbuddy on 2017-07-21 21:18:10 (UTC) (edited)

    I voted for the first, all the elements blend together a little better than the second one. I do like the second image, just not for the cover.

    So when the movie comes out, who is your choice to play Erik and Alex? I know who I picture playing them in my mind but I'm sure they're completely different than who you envision. So who would you cast?

    • A Eve on 2017-07-23 20:33:35 (UTC)

      haha well I like Patrick Heusinger - he was the villain in a recent Jack Reacher movie. But I think I'd prefer Alexander Skarsgård - plus he's actually Swedish, so that helps.

      For Alex, I've always liked Amy Adams - but I'm curious to know who you'd cast?

      • CharlieRomeoLima on 2017-07-24 00:55:17 (UTC)

        I saw Erik as Skarsgård too, mainly because I found that movie you posted when you were like right behind him at the Irish premiere of War on Everyone (you were sooo close you could've tapped him on the shoulder and said Hi! :P) For Alex I kind of see her in my mind as Alicia Vikander. She's going to be the new Lara Croft from Tomb Raider, and she's also Swedish (I think Alex was half-Swedish on her mother's side.)

        • A Eve on 2017-07-24 10:47:21 (UTC)

          oh yes, she'd be great too! It would make the Swedish dialogue (what little there is) very believable!) Another Swedish actress I like is Rebecca Ferguson

      • billymacorbuddy on 2017-07-23 20:58:18 (UTC)

        Oh, I love Amy Adams. As for the other 2, I've never heard of either of them, but I'm a bit out of touch with who's who these days. My pick for Erik, at least, who I pictured him as, Dolph Lundgren circa 1987. Alex would be Sandra Bullock, it just seems like her kind of role. Yeah, I'm a decade or two or three behind the times. :P

        • A Eve on 2017-07-24 10:47:59 (UTC)

          haha oh Dolph! He was pretty magnificent, especially as Drago

  • Arcturus on 2017-07-21 20:47:58 (UTC)

    I like the second one, but I also see how the first cover conveys more warmth.

    • A Eve on 2017-07-23 20:36:21 (UTC)

      I agree - I like the second photo as a photo, but the first one is better for a cover.

  • williamthetrue99 on 2017-07-21 19:18:08 (UTC) (edited)

    The second cover has more neutral background colors; if not quite "soothing" - to match the caption - certainly not fiery. But as this is I'm sure a novel with an erotic component, I feel the first, with its subtle, fiery background colors, is more appropriate. The colors of the first also make it "pop" - I can't articulate why, but the second cover feels more generic, something I might pass over mindlessly in a scroll-down. I vote the first! :-) (Of course your name - and that lovely, heart-tug title - would also both catch my eye.)

    • A Eve on 2017-07-23 20:36:51 (UTC)

      Aww, thank you so much! I agree, and that's the one I went with!

  • netsroht on 2017-07-21 19:05:23 (UTC)

    My eyes like the first one better. Its erotic fiction and in my opinion the shades and the darker illumination makes it more sexy. It says that shell soothe the soldiers soul and for me the bright one isnt soothing at all. Whatever you choose, i wish you just the best for it!

    • A Eve on 2017-07-23 20:35:34 (UTC)

      Thank you so much! I did go with number one :)

  • CharlieRomeoLima on 2017-07-21 18:24:10 (UTC)

    Ah, commenting is open! I voted for the first one on your sub. Congratulations, Eve! 🎉🎉🎉

    • A Eve on 2017-07-21 18:27:10 (UTC)

      Thank you Charlie! 💋

  • Georgio36 on 2017-07-21 18:23:56 (UTC) (edited)

    That's awesome Eve! If this book is anything like how your audios and sweet nothings is; it's gonna be a new york times best seller. I can see tons of People especially women reading this book every day or night 😊. As for the cover; i love the 1st one that is shown here with gold/yellow color matching the book title. I feel like it really captures the essence of what this book will be about. Also the title reminds me of that Sam Hunt song; Stay with me lol. I wish you tons of success with this book. I hope to check out the audio or Amazon Kindle version someday soon when my money gets better. When the release date comes; post it here so i can share the info on my twitter ok 💓

    • A Eve on 2017-07-21 18:27:12 (UTC)

      Thanks Geo! Just so you know, I recorded the entire book and posted it all here

      Stay With Me

      Like any book, I've made some small revisions to the final draft that will be published, but the story is the same.

      • Georgio36 on 2017-07-21 18:31:01 (UTC) (edited)

        Ohh ok then; i didn't know that. I'll check it out here & I'll still share on twitter. Also i bookmarked the page here so i can go to it when i wanna read it. It's gonna be fun hearing it little by little. Can't wait for the publish one tho 💯.