My reasons for changing the cover are as follows:
1) I’m no longer working with the original CL cover designer. Instead, I found a wonderful new designer – a true pleasure to work with – who created the cover for Close Obsession. I would like to have a consistent look and feel for the entire series, so it makes sense to change the CL cover from that angle.
2) As unique as the cover for Close Liaisons was, it was TOO unique. As in, nobody could tell what genre the book fit in to. It didn’t look like a romance, much less a paranormal/sci-fi romance. Some people told me it looked a lot like a thriller or a detective story – which was not my intention at all. I don’t know if having a more genre-appropriate cover will make a big difference in terms of sales, but I’d like to give the book the best possible chance to succeed.