As part of one of my classes, they did an evaluation of my existing book on Amazon, it’s blurb, and how it ties into the genre I’m trying to portray.
The blurb, they flagged as sounding too much like a thriller or a mystery and missing the genre mark, but gave some good suggestions for how to make it more aligned with an urban fantasy, which it is.
The cover though.
I love this cover, but their advice is it makes the books look like adult fantasy, specifically asian style fantasy as it’s similar in style to a lot of the m/m fantasy romances.
So, I’ve reserved a slot for cover work from someone highly recommended by authors I know personally who is familiar with the reader expectations in my genre.
The spot is for the end of October, so we’ll see how it goes! *smile*