Thursday, August 29, 2013


Choosing a book cover color


Today Taryn and I have swapped blogs. We are each talking the colors of our book covers. If you miss her too much, then head on over to my blog to see what she had to say about her book cover. 

 As you can see I chose purple for the cover of my novel Love Through Time. I’ll admit that I love all things purple.  It’s interesting how a color can draw it to you so much that even if an object you don’t like is in that color then it suddenly becomes more attractive. The cover art was done by Jennifer Gibson.
The heroine, Jasmine Gibson, experiences a few of her past lives. Although the concept is considered to be paranormal in today’s society, I see it as more of a spiritual view of thinking. The soul travels from life to life attempting to find, learn or even become more that what it is. For me this is a spiritual quest. The color purple represents one of spirituality and this was the main driving force for choosing this color.

But mostly I loved the color. 

Defending her family – no problem. Recalling past lives – maybe just a small problem. Taking a chance on love again – well…

Jasmine Gibson has her world turned upside down when she meets gorgeous Sean Taylor. He’s the first man she’s been attracted to since her fianc√© dumped her two years ago. But when the disturbing daydreams start, Jasmine begins to fear that her actions in a past life may have finally caught up with her.

Sean finds it impossible to stay away from Jasmine even though he can’t shake the inexplicable feeling of betrayal, simmering deep inside him every time he sees her.

To complicate things, someone is out to hurt Jasmine and every time she and Sean are together, the police have to be called. Even if Jasmine can make Sean trust her, the two of them may not stay alive long enough to enjoy their love this time around.


She was coming to terms about their past lives, but he was having trouble just dealing with her in this one.

“I must have been a great man in previous life,” Sean said jokingly, but Jasmine’s expression turned serious as she held onto the doorpost. “Are you all right? Are you getting lightheaded?” 

“No, I’m fine.”
 But he could tell something was bothering her. “Now you’re holding something back from me.” 

“Do you believe in past lives?”

  “I haven’t thought about it. I’ve seen so much in my travels around the world that I wouldn’t be surprised if it existed. Do you?” 

“I think it might exist, and the thought about coming back and making your soul better is very appealing. At the same time it could be painful, especially if you hurt someone else in a past life and met them again in another.” 

Sean felt a chill go up his spine. He knew there was something more to this conversation, but he couldn’t pin point it. He wanted to stay and talk with her about it, but he had to get back to studying. 

He leaned down and kissed her cheek. It was nothing but a friendly kiss, but he felt the shock of it straight down to the soles of his feet. Jasmine looked just as affected as he was. 

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Nana Prah was born in Ghana, West Africa, raised in the US and currently resides in Ghana where she loves her job as a writer and nurse educator. She has been writing since she can remember (in her journal) and has been an avid reader of romance novels since the eighth grade. She has finally been able to utilize the years and years of inadvertent research into writing her own romance novels where love always conquers all.


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Nana Prah said...

Thank you so much for having me on your blog Taryn. It was so much fun.

Kathleen Bosman said...

You look so pretty in that photo, Nana. I love the colour maroon and my book had maroon on the cover. Uncanny, hey?

Cathrina Constantine said...

Lavender, violet, purple are my favorite colors, too. And your cover it awesome, Nana! Good Luck!

Taryn Kincaid said...

Welcome, Nana! Love the colors!

Nana Prah said...

Thanks Kathy. Maroon is a wonderful,rich color.

Nana Prah said...

Thank you so much Cathrina.

DeniseL said...

I am intrigued! Looking forward to reading it :)

Anonymous said...

Great post, Nana!

Debbie Christiana said...

Nice post, Nana and great cover, too! I love purple as well. In yoga, the violet chakra is your Crown Chakra, the seat of your higher consciousness. Very fitting for your book :)

Nana Prah said...

Thanks, Denise. I'm looking forward to you reading it too.

Nana Prah said...

Thank you writery.

Nana Prah said...

Thanks Debbie. Purple is such a powerful color.

Jessica Subject said...

I do love that cover! It's not just the color, but all of the celestial objects that draw my attention. :)

Nana Prah said...

You just made my day Jessica. Thank you so much.

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