New Dragon Series Covers

Well, here they are, the new covers for the Jane Austen’s Dragons series. Leave me a comment below and tell me what you think. (And yes, you can be honest, even if you hate them. LOL)

To say thanks, one random commenter will receive a free ebook copy of Longbourn: Dragon Entail.

Congratulations to winner Betty Campbell Madden.


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    • Vesper Meikle on April 13, 2017 at 10:12 am
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    Like the green dragon.
    Not sure about Book one, I am looking from my copy with the original picture and comparing it with the red dragon and I might just prefer the dragon on the egg

  1. The lovely blue-green dragon on book #2 seems more majestic. The purple dragon on book #1 looks like s/he’s been left to guard a larger cousin’s egg, poor dear. Great ideas, though. I would have never thought of dragons in Regency times! 🙂

    • Carol hoyt on April 13, 2017 at 10:39 am
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    Eye popping! My first reaction “omg” freaking awesome!
    I adore both covers. Each dragon have their own adornments. Their own statement.

    I know this is a huge change of cover for you. So out of your norm. But then so are these stories. The dragons , whether large or small , almost exclipse lizzy and Darcy in the books. You have given such life to them, a history to them.
    I thank you for stepping out of your box and crEAting this new regency world!
    I, for one, can’t wait to read more !! You go girl!!!

  2. I love the new covers and the old cover for Book 1. The new covers look fresh and the old cover is nice too. It would be difficult to choose which I love more.

    • Catherine on April 13, 2017 at 10:45 am
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    I like the covers. Pemberley is about the same color as she is on the original cover – but her snout looks more dragon-esque which is a good change. The swirled horns are a lovely regal gold.

    As for the green dragon on the 2nd cover – I assume he is Longbourn? Great tail detailing, and he looks cranky, cantankerous, and dangerous to anyone but our Lizzy. (And I don’t think he should eat Collins; such a clod – while deserving of that fate – would likely leave Longbourn with a nasty sour stomach that poor Lizzy would have to find a cure for.)

    It would have been nice to see some of the lesser dragons as well – April, Rumblekins, etc. Perhaps on the back covers?

    • Eva Edmonds on April 13, 2017 at 10:50 am
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    I like having the visual image of the dragons as I had difficulty picturing them. I like the egg and rock on the covers. The colors are also representative. Congratulations on The End! Thank you for the giveaway.

    • Carol on April 13, 2017 at 10:53 am
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    Love the new look. The green Dragon definitely looks like he’s ticked about something.

    • Carole in Canada on April 13, 2017 at 11:07 am
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    Oh my! You have caught my attention! Pemberley is quite handsome and has a very “This is mine and I will defend all that I care for.” Longbourn has a very indolent and menancing look as if to say “Don’t upset me or the order of things.” Yes I do love this “new” look! I do like Catherine’s idea about the other ‘dragons’…maybe have them featured on the final book cover?

    Loving the idea of the end of April…no pressure!

    • Nancy Griggs on April 13, 2017 at 11:11 am
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    I love the dragons! The covers are great.

    • Karon S. on April 13, 2017 at 11:26 am
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    Love the red dragon. Because book one is all about the missing egg…(and who is in it) it makes sense to me. The green dragon im not so sure about. Maybe because i never thought if dragons with no arms or hands (but can still fly?) Seems a bit weird. But if you are going to explain who this dragon is in the 2nd book……well then…….

    • StephanieL on April 13, 2017 at 11:36 am
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    I think the new covers are good. The books focus on the dragons with our beloved characters supporting them and so I think having them on the covers is very apropos. I do think Pemberly should be sitting on a broken egg since she was born…LOL Longbourne looks sufficiently irritated. 🙂 Lovely artwork.

    • Loren on April 13, 2017 at 11:42 am
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    Love it! Especially cover #01!!!

    • Jessica on April 13, 2017 at 12:29 pm
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    The new covers are quite eye catching; I like them.

    • Marina on April 13, 2017 at 2:42 pm
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    I like this cover better. I don’t like very much modern actors on the book covers and drawings would be my preference for a historical novel or any history based in the past.

    • Sheila L. Majczan on April 13, 2017 at 2:46 pm
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    Frankly I love the covers. There is no misunderstanding what the books are about. Although I read most of my books on my kindle I do miss having the covers to look at.

    • Hollis on April 13, 2017 at 4:39 pm
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    Since green is my favorite color, I like the green one best. Plus I always like the cover to match the story line, so leave the dragons on the cover!!

    • ColleeL on April 13, 2017 at 5:17 pm
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    Opening honestly here, I haven’t read book 1 yet. Dragon one is perfect. But I am bit confused by dragon 2 having no front arms. The greens and yellow are beautiful, especially in the wings and tail. But she would have to walk on the 2 back legs only. She would be very tall when walking, but probably slow and a bit awkward from having most of her weight in her front half. I wonder if there is a significance to the rock dragon 2 is sitt on compared to the egg the red dragon is on.
    But you must leave them on the covers-dragons in a P&Public book is to awesome not to have on the cover. Congrats on your work! Can’t wait to check them out.

    • Meg on April 13, 2017 at 5:19 pm
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    I like both new covers. I personally did not like Book 1’s cover because the Darcy does not look like the Darcy I imagine.

    • tgruy on April 13, 2017 at 5:39 pm
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    I like these new covers, they will stand out. I also like the colors. Food for the imagination!

    • Leslie Dougherty on April 13, 2017 at 5:42 pm
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    • Sharon Cline on April 13, 2017 at 5:45 pm
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    • Megan on April 13, 2017 at 9:09 pm
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    Love them!! I think the red dragon on the first cover even looks like how I imagine little Pemberley to look like! So excited for book 2 although a little sad as I have a big event coming up for work in early May that I’m responsible for so until it’s done I have a self-imposed “no new books” rule as I have a bad habit of losing hours while reading. On the plus side once the event is over I’m on vacation for a week so I can read to my heart’s content while at the beach! Thanks for sharing!

    • Amy on April 13, 2017 at 10:10 pm
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    I really like them. They don’t exactly scream regency or Austen but it seems like you’ve already built a reputation with that audience so I think having “Jane Austen’s Dragons” is enough to attract those readers and you are wise to go with a cover that is more in keeping with fantasy/dragon books. I really like the contrast of the colorful dragons against the background. I think these covers really pop and will draw readers in enough to read the description. Good luck with your launch!!

    • Glenda M on April 13, 2017 at 10:51 pm
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    I like them. The dragons really pop off the covers!

    • Carol S. on April 14, 2017 at 7:51 am
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    There is an elegant simple beauty to your design that makes the meaning clear and connects the series.
    Good luck to you always and happy writing!

    • Suzanne on April 14, 2017 at 8:30 am
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    I like the red dragon the best. Since the theft of the egg is a major part of the story, I think the dragon perched on the egg, represents the story very well. The green dragon is a bit odd. Where are his forelegs? I also think it looks a little beat up. Both are a much better alternative than the overly ruffled hero and heroine on other books.

    • Petersten on April 14, 2017 at 1:46 pm
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    The red dragon is clearly sweet little firedragon Pemberley and the green one, without a doubt, is old wyvern Longbourn. I love the new covers.

    • Colleen on April 14, 2017 at 3:18 pm
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    Wow. Absolutely beautiful covers. I don’t believe some Authors realize how important the covers are when we choose a story!!

    • Katzanne on April 14, 2017 at 5:38 pm
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    Both covers are striking. While my favorite color is green, I prefer cover #1 because of its flow. The swirl of the background and font are complimented by the shape of the dragon’s wings and egg. The squareness of the stone and drape of the green dragon’s wings conflict a bit. That wouldn’t be too much of an issue with me if the green dragon had front legs like the red one. Without frontv egs, the green dragon’s torso looks — “odd.”

    The artist did a beautiful job in both. Love the font.

    • Lynn Char on April 18, 2017 at 11:10 am
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    I really like both covers. I like Book 1’s cover significantly more than the original. The dragon protecting the egg (which may or may not be cracking) is a great lead in to the story. I’ve read book one, not book two but I’m sold on the theme so I’ll pick it up when it’s released.

    • Laura H on April 19, 2017 at 6:00 am
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    I like both, but the red one seems to draw my attention more. I’d certainly pick this book up at a book store to see what it is about. Thanks for asking.

    • Audrey Reed on April 21, 2017 at 2:52 pm
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    I like the new covers!

    • Betty Campbell Madden on April 23, 2017 at 4:36 pm
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    The dragons are beautiful, but the egg is so out of proportion for the dragon on it. I’ve not read the story, so I don’t know whether there is a dragon that sits on the egg of another, just as some birds will lay their eggs in another bird’s nest. I’ve read everything else of your P&P variations, but I’ve just not been able to bring myself to try the dragon series. Maybe I need to win one, then buy the other.

    Thank you for the pleasure your works have given me.

    • Esther Stuart on April 24, 2017 at 7:32 pm
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    I like this style of covers (compared with the former ones), because they have nice clear pictures of the dragons and I had been finding it a little hard to visualise them, however I wonder if they are a little TOO clean and simple like this. It feels almost like the Regency setting is completely overlooked in this type of cover. I say almost because there is still the heavy floral background which is delightfully similar to Lady Catherine’s drapery (in my imagination ;^) ).

    A cover needs to arouse curiosity in the types of people who want to read these kinds of stories. If I knew nothing about the book, I, as a regency historical fiction reader, would be completely uninspired to buy it, despite admiring the fascinating depiction of a mythical creature, the nice clean lines and visual appeal.

    The problem with the first type of covers was that it was a little too cluttered, however it contained so much to perk the interest. I wonder if rearranging the elements on the page would have made the over all effect look less cluttered… Probably a major reason for the cluttered look was poor wee Pemberley being tucked in behind Darcy and Lizzy .
    If she was off to the right side a bit more with her wings folded, and perhaps slightly smaller scale then I would far prefer the original book cover.

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