A cover reveal #mfrwhooks

What is the #1 hook that can loosen readers’ purse strings?

The cover.

So without further ado, here is the cover for Love thy Galactic Enemy, my September SFR release.

Before you go, let’s talk cover reveals. I’ve frankly never found paying for a cover reveal to be worthwhile. Have you? How do you handle your cover reveals? Thanks in advance for any and all feedback.

Be sure to check out the hooks by other great writers in the Book Hooks blog hop.

Love thy Galactic Enemy

Abandoned to the enemy’s tender mercy

Minta, the reserved secretary for a spy team that spread a man-made plague, leaves the planet too late — the team abandons her on the enemy’s space station. She’s forced to fend for herself until she can make contact with an elusive spy, Watcher, who can take her home. To avoid arrest, she nurses a plague victim — a gentle, whimsical man who spouts Lewis Carroll. But to know this enemy is to love him . . .

When Finn Shanwing falls ill, he doesn’t intend to hide that he’s a high-ranking commando. Neither does he intend to fall in love with the secretive nurse who saves his life . . . but by the time he reveals to Minta she saved an enemy commando, it’s too late for his heart. Or hers. Also too late to escape the wrath of Watcher — half-human, half-machine, and both halves obsessed with her.

Love thy Galactic Enemy is available for pre-order, so order yours now:



  1. It’s beautiful, Ed! Love the colors and the blurb too.

    1. I think I may darken the bottom section some so it isn’t as prominent, especially in thumbnail size.

  2. Hywela Lyn · · Reply

    Gorgeous cover Ed! I love it as it is, but it might be an idea to darken the bottom bit a little. Did you design it yourself then?

    1. No, I had Jaycee DeLorenzo of Sweet ‘n Spicy Designs do it. I have designed some of my own covers — I’m rather proud of the ones for The Trilogy of Tompa Lee — but people I admire the skill and experience of people like Jaycee.

  3. henhousepublishing · · Reply

    Nice cover. I like that you avoided the usual beefcake image. As for paid cover reveals, I consider them a waste of money.

    1. We are sympatico souls. Although I don’t feel strongly about it, I think bare male torsos are sexist objectifications.

  4. Like the cover. Only problem is your name at the bottom needs to be darker. Never paid for a cover reveal.

    1. Hmm. Good point, Janet. I’ll see what I can do about that.

  5. Cathy Brockman · · Reply

    I wouldn’t pay for a reveal either. Find friends that have blogs that will post, groups etc.

    1. We’re all in agreement about paying for reveals. The only problem with finding friends is that I do that come release day and I really hate to bug people too often.

  6. Great cover, Ed!

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