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  • Writer's pictureS. Jennifer Paulson

Domestic thriller fan? Help this debut author select the perfect cover for her first novel.

Updated: Dec 14, 2023

That's where you, my fellow book lovers, come in. Cast your vote on which design I should use to introduce my first book, Boomerang, coming in March 2024.


After months of juggling grad school, debating career options, and finishing a rewrite of my first novel, Boomerang, I'm at a crossroads.


Selecting the perfect cover.


Because anyone who writes or reads books gets it. A cover design is critical. A first impression.

Cast your vote on which book cover design S. Jennifer should publish.

And it has the power to potentially make or break a book's success.


Given I've toiled over this novel for years, I know. I need to get this right.


I will tell you this  I'm set on this photo. After scouring a series of options, I couldn't break away from this one. It spoke to me. I provided a series of options and asked some friends and family to weigh in.


Except for one or two people, given the art selections I offered, almost everyone I asked always returned to this one.


And that thrilled me. Because I truly believe this art captures what I consider to be the essence of the story's protagonist. (I'll reveal the back cover copy in the coming weeks. Just know it's a pretty dark tale, flecked with plenty of sinister undertones.)


Look closely. There are variations to each. But all set off a slightly different vibe.


Maybe you're a friend. A relative. A fellow aspiring author. Or just an avid book reader. So, I want to know one thing.


When it comes to the domestic thriller genre, which of these covers appeals the most to you?


Domestic thriller 2024 book cover
Option A
domestic thriller cover 2024
Option B
domestic thriller cover 2024
Option C
domestic thriller cover 2024
Option D

So, tell me: Which cover speaks to you? What might catch your eye in a bookstore, online or wherever else you might spy it?


Which one would make you pick it up or click on it from an online bookseller to learn more?


Soak them in. Look at them all as much as you want. And cast your vote below to help a girl out.  


I'll share the winning design soon  and randomly select a winner to receive an Advanced Reader Copy to review when available in early 2024. (I'll have other opportunities to snag ARCs soon. Stay tuned.)


All I ask? Give it an honest, fair review.


Update: Once you vote, type "I voted" in the comments section to be entered in the ARC raffle. I will announce it here and on my social media sites. Start following me now!


Thanks in advance. I'm excited to have others' input in my book-publishing journey!


Which book cover appeals to you — and might inspire you to pick it up?

  • Option A

  • Option B

  • Option C

  • Option D


Update: Once you vote, type "I voted" in the comments section to be entered in the ARC raffle. I will announce it here and on my social media sites. Start following me now!





14 Comments


Guest
Dec 27, 2023

I voted

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S. Jennifer Paulson
Dec 30, 2023
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Thank you! DM me your name and email info if you are interested in getting an ARC. I'll be pulling a name soon!

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Dec 18, 2023

I VOTED

Sharon McMahon

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S. Jennifer Paulson
Dec 30, 2023
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Thank you!

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Guest
Dec 17, 2023

I voted. Congratulations!

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S. Jennifer Paulson
S. Jennifer Paulson
Dec 17, 2023
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Thank you! Please message me your name and email to be entered in the ARC drawing. Thank you so much for taking the time. You should be able to do so on my home page, in the "Questions? Give me a holler" section. That can be found here: https://www.sjenniferpaulson.com/

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Dec 16, 2023

I voted

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S. Jennifer Paulson
Dec 17, 2023
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Thank you! Please message me your name and email to be entered in the ARC drawing. Thank you so much for checking out my blog! You should be able to do so on my home page, in the "Questions? Give me a holler" section. That can be found here: https://www.sjenniferpaulson.com/

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Dec 16, 2023

I Voted

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S. Jennifer Paulson
Dec 17, 2023
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Thank you so much! Please message me your name and email address if you'd like a shot at an ARC. You should be able to do so on my home page, in the "Questions? Give me a holler" section. That can be found here: https://www.sjenniferpaulson.com/

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Hi, readers! I’m S. Jennifer Paulson, a former journalist who has been pecking away at my debut novel for years. You know, in between work, helping my husband with his business, grad school and being a wife and mom. So, I’ll be sharing about the writing journey, as well as musings on everyday life — and the things going on around us — from the world of books to beyond. So grab a cup of coffee and join me on my journey to publishing my first book. It’s gonna be an interesting ride.

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