I received the cover for His Client over the weekend! Huge thanks to April Martinez. She's done the covers for all of my Loose Id books thus far, and she does fabulous work.
All of the epublishers that I've worked with ask authors to fill out some form of a cover request form. Every time I get a cover, it never ceases to amaze me how the cover artists give me what I asked for. Probably sounds odd to say such a thing, but I don't at all have an image of an 'ideal' cover in my head when I complete those forms. I simply fill in the blanks - genre, tone of the book, descriptions of the heroes, setting of the book, other covers that I like, etc. - and then let the cover artist work their magic.
For this one, I gave 2 setting options - a bedchamber at the brothel or Jasper's cottage. 'Quaint, stone cottage. 2-story house in the country'. check. A guy in a corset to give a hint of the kink in the book (the guys like to play games). check. And there's Nate in his starched white cravat. ...a cravat that makes my fingers twitch to unravel it. One of the reasons why I love writing Regency set books. Gorgeous clothes, and it's so fun to get the guys out of those gorgeous clothes. ;)