Book Covers – Speaking the Language of Colors
Blogged on Aug. 26 about speaking the language of color for Writers in the Storm. Did you know there are claims that we can discern as many as 10 million colors? It’s true! In the blog I offer some thoughts about the psychology behind colors and the common associations humans have with certain colors. Anyone who markets, sells or simply walks around on the surface of this planet should find this blog interesting. Really. Totally compelling. Essential reading. Okay, that’s a bit too far!
For authors in particular, this is important information to consider so book covers are engineered to tap into the key emotions or reactions writers want to trigger.
Writers in the Storm is ranked as one of the Top 100 best websites for authors by “Writer’s Digest.” I’m sincerely grateful to have this second opportunity to connect with a new community of authors.
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To learn more about designing a book cover that tells and sells, be sure to read my June 3, 2015 Writers in the Storm blog.
If you’d like to learn more about The Blossom Trilogy, visit The Library page. The novels are available through all of the major online retailers in ebook and print formats.
Designing a Book Cover That Tells
Blogged on June 3 for Writers in the Storm, sharing some thoughts about designing a book cover that “tells and sells.” Writers in the Storm is ranked as one of the Top 100 best websites for writers by “Writer’s Digest.” I’m sincerely grateful to have this opportunity to connect with a new community of authors.
If you’d like to learn a few things about good design and see some book covers that were considered for my first romance novel, Blossom, check out my blog post. Join the conversation! http://writersinthestormblog.com/…/designing-a-book-cover-…/
At Historic Anniversary, San Francisco Earthquake Sets Scene for New Epic Romance Novel, Blossom
Christopher Lentz brings passion and historical accuracy to story of scandalous young love in the midst of California’s greatest natural disaster
Orange County, Calif., April 14, 2015: New author Christopher Lentz announced today that his self-published historical romance, Blossom, is available as an ebook from online retailers including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple iBooks, Smashwords and Kobo, and in print from Amazon.
“It’s a dream come true to be sharing my new book, Blossom, leading up to the April 18, 1906, anniversary of the nightmarish San Francisco earthquake and fires, which is the backdrop of the story,” said Lentz.”The research process was a time-traveling experience that resulted in Blossom capturing the turn-of-the-century way of life for the fortunate and unfortunate. Readers now can be part of this scandalous love-triangle story that has been called ‘Titanic on land.'”
Anne Cleeland, acclaimed author of historical fiction such as Daughter of the God-King and contemporary mysteries, said,”A compelling story of the power of love in the face of an unprecedented disaster; of a man who has to choose between his duty and a love that transcends two cultures. Lentz writes an amazing story that brings the San Francisco earthquake to life—first rate!”
San Francisco, 1906, on the brink of one of Mother Nature’s cruelest and most destructive disasters, lovers unite as an earthquake rips the city apart. Chinatown fortune cookie maker Blossom Sun is far from having anything she wants. Atop Nob Hill, socialite Clarissa Donahue is close to having everything she ever desired—that is, until her simple request for fortune cookies triggers an unexpected chain of events.
When Clarissa’s unconventional fiancé, silver-fortune heir Brock St. Clair, catches a glimpse of Blossom his life turns upside down. Discovering how every secret has a price, Blossom faces the ultimate crossroad. No one could have predicted how an earthquake, firestorm and the desires of three strong-willed families would test the strength of Blossom, Clarissa and Brock. When everything falls apart, who’ll be together? Who’s going to see tomorrow?
With love at its epicenter, Blossom’s story happens over just five days. It’s a heart-wrenching portrait of those who experience both unimaginable endings and new beginnings. And it is sure to change what is known about longing, love and loss because in extraordinary times, there are no ordinary choices.
For more information about Blossom and to watch the official Blossom trailer visit blossomtrilogy.com.
About Christopher Lentz
Christopher Lentz is a man who writes romances, a self-starter who self-publishes and a dreamer who thought growing old would take longer. He truly believes love changes everything. As a journalist, a corporate marketer and now a romance writer, his career has been all about storytelling. His first romance novel, Blossom, is now available and it is the first book of the Blossom Trilogy. Lentz lives in California with his wife and family. Follow him on Twitter @AuthorLentz or on Facebook at Chris Lentz. For more information, visit christopherlentz.org and blossomtrilogy.com.
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