I am excited about my upcoming series Judah and Tamar; and being a visual person, I am playing with ideas for the book cover. I love the paintings of the Renaissance, and so I tend look to this time period for resources. It’s a process that proved successful for Full of Grace; and why not? There is a plethora of paintings of the Madonna and Holy Child – a beautiful and timeless classic. However, the same cannot be said for Judah and Tamar; in my research, I have only found a handful of paintings that were done and to be honest, none are very appealing.
Tamar isn’t wearing a veil; this then turns the story to knowing incest – ewww!
Tamar covered her face, but let her chest hang out? Maybe that’s why Judah stopped!
Judah looks suspicious and Tamar looks sick…nothing enticing enough for me to pick up the book and read it.
Judah is choking Tamar. Is it foreplay? S&M? Or did he just find out she deceived him? Regardless, not something I would want to read.
So you see my dilemma. I am a little disappointed and will have to reconsider my strategy on this, but I remain enthusiastic about the story nonetheless. It’s going to be a good one and the start of a great series.