I decided to update the cover art for Dragon Blue to have a more consistent look with the rest of the series. Here’s the old cover side-by-side with the new one, along with Dragon Red:
I think the old cover was fine, but I wanted to move forward with a consistent, branded look for the series, and I think this does the job pretty well. If anybody has any feedback on the covers, old or new, let me know.
Sales continue to be a little disappointing on Dragon Red. Starting the second day of launch, I used two of my free promo days for Dragon Blue to set it to free. I thought that would be a good idea, giving readers the opportunity to pick up the first book in the series free, lowering the risk of picking up the second book in the series. But it doesn’t seem to have helped, at least in the near term. Dragon Blue is back to 99 cents today, so we’ll see what happens.
Meanwhile, I’m about 30% of the way into Dragon Green. It’s going well, but this launch week hasn’t been super motivating so far. A lot of authors say the third book in the series is the charm. Let’s hope so. My plan was to finish the series by the end of the year, or early next year, then write a stand-alone contemporary novel I’ve been kicking around. Then to start a new series. I’m pretty sure I want to do a trilogy next. It’s less investment if things go wrong. I really thought dragon shifters were going to be a nice fit for both the market and what I wanted to write, but now I’m not sure. I’ll probably buckle down and do more market research after this series is done.