by Amy Wilkins, Assistant Manager, Digital Content and Social Media
They say don’t judge a book by it’s cover, but sometimes it’s very hard not to…especially when a cover doesn’t quite turn out quite like you imagined. And some covers can become notorious–even non-romance fans know about the infamous three-armed woman! (In fact, my college publishing instructor brought in a copy of the original Castles in the Air to class one day. Though I think she might sell it on eBay if she knew how in demand it is now!)
The original release of Get Lucky by Suzanne Brockmann was one such cover. The hero, Luke “Lucky” O’Donlon, is supposed to be the hottest member of the Navy SEAL team that stars in her Tall, Dark and Dangerous miniseries — along the lines of Brad Pitt. The cover? Well, not so much Brad Pitt… Luckily, author Suzanne had a good sense of humour about it!
So when it came time to release more titles from the Tall, Dark, and Dangerous series as part of our eBook program, we thought it was time to give Lucky a cover he deserves. Armed with a budget of next to nothing (so sadly Brad Pitt was out), the Harlequin digital team picked out some potential Luckys from stock photos and sent them to Suzanne to make the final selection. She ended up choosing an image of a smiling (and most attractive ) man since she describes Lucky as a “happy-go-lucky” kind of guy.
And here is the final cover!
We hope you like Lucky’s makeover as much as we do! And for fans of the Tall, Dark and Dangerous series, we’re thrilled to announce that all 11 books in the series are now available in eBook format individually, as well as the whole collection in bundle format. Click here to see all the available titles.
So now that you’ve seen our pick for Lucky O’Donlon, I’d like to know who you would have cast as the sexiest SEAL of them all?