Thursday, 6 September 2012

A Question & Ninja News

I have a question for you all today, and I'm hoping you won't mind taking a few moments of your time to answer it.

If you saw these two books in a store or online, which one would you buy and why?


Thank you for taking the time to answer - I will post my reasons for asking this question in a later post.

The mighty Ninja himself, Alex J. Cavanaugh, is hosting the Genre Favourites Blogfest on September 17th. Alex's blogfests are always fun, so pop over to his blog and take a peek.


That's all for now. Happy writing.

42 comments:

  1. Thanks for mentioning my blogfest!
    Just because of the genre I read, I'd go with the first one.

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  2. The second one. The cover is beautiful and elegant. The first one not so much.

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  3. I would choose Hometown. First of all, the cover is more appealing - and the blurb intrigues me. It seems more "inclusive", the cover of Next Life just isn't appealing to me.

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  4. Probably the first one. Next Life's premise isn't clear to me, altough the blurb on the back might make it clearer.

    mood
    Moody Writing

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  5. The first one. Only because I love a good mystery/thriller! Plus, can I suggest you remove 'Not all roads lead to salvation'? I think the thing above is totally intriguing without it.

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  6. I like Hometown. It's a cover that gets to the point. The second one shows a pretty blonde girl...I must be having a blonde moment b/c I don't get the point.

    Hugs and chocolate,
    Shelly

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    1. I understand exactly what you mean about the second cover. I'll explain more in my follow up post. Thanks for your thoughts!

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  7. Hometown. It just looks more like my sort of thing. On closer inspection - reading the text - Next Life actually sounds more interesting. But I might not get that far from just glancing at covers.

    Does that help?

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    1. Thanks for your thoughts, Simon. You definitely helped. I will explain more in my follow up post.

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  8. Going by just the covers, I'd say #1 would have more appeal to me. The second one is pretty, but it gives the impression of a YA romance, and has no sci-fi flash. The Hometown cover certainly has that post-apocalyptic appeal which should draw in more genre folks.

    Don't forget to stop by my blog to see the submission guidelines for my upcoming time-travel anthology.

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  9. Book #1. I like the mystery the tag has.

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  10. Hometown. The title itself doesn't draw me in, but the cover imagery and especially the first two lines of the tagline do. (Next Life's premise isn't bad, either, but the cover strikes me as typical YA rather than sci-fi; I likely wouldn't give it a second glance.)

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    1. Thanks for your thoughts, Nate. You've certainly given me a lot to think about. I will explain more in my follow up post.

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  11. The first one would catch my attention first, but I do like the second one too. :)

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  12. Wonderful post. I am following you because you write so wonderful.

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  13. The first one is intriguing in a postapocalyptic way. The last line as hard to read in white font.

    BUT the second one really grabbed me. Maybe because the story could go anywhere. I also loved the cover on this one, very appealing. I'd buy this.

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  14. I like the first one. There's some hint of mystery, as in, I don't know what I'll find in the town, plus the info on the cover is intriguing.

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  15. Like many of the others I would choose the first one. It appeals to me not only because of the art on the cover, but that art mixes well with the words chosen to go on the front. They elude to something deeper, something universal that reaches out to my soul and says 'read this'

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  16. What a fab question. I be drawn to them both for different reasons. They appeal to different tastes/ genres, so when I'm in a more chick lit mood I'd go for 'Next Life' and when I'm in a more Lit fiction/ Sci-Fi mood I'd go for Hometown.

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  17. I would be drawn to both of them, like the Madeleine said. What really grabbed me was the title of the second one.

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  18. Hi Ellie. The first one I love. The second is a little bland for me. Looking forward to Alex's blogfest.

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  19. Hi Ellie, I would like to buy both. But if I was forced to pick just one it would be the second one. Love the cover and the title of the second one.

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    1. Thank you, Rachna. I'm thrilled you like Next Life. It's only a mock cover but I was beginning to worry.

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  20. I have to say that's a tough choice because both interest me - a lot!

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  21. The first one does it for me. There is something exceptionally inviting about an empty city and the wording inspires thoughts of a really interesting story, it makes me want to run up that road and find out.

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