After I finish my current work-in-progress, I plan to take a break from the paranormal sub-genre to write a series of five romantic comedies based on five siblings, aged 24-32, who are suddenly given shared control of a tour business in Sedona, AZ. Their parents, who have grown tired of their kids’ constant wrangling, disappear for a year to cross items off their bucket list, advising the kids to “figure it out.” Which, over the course of the five novels, they will. 🙂
As you can imagine, book jackets for romantic comedies look very different from dark paranormal romances, so I’ve begun doing some research into what’s trending.
The current #1 bestseller on Amazon in romantic comedy is You Deserve Each Other, by Sarah Hogle. After seeing the cover and reading the blurb, I went ahead and bought it.
Apparently, the cover works fine, though I have to admit that the price–$1.99!–sealed the deal.
The Tourist Attraction is a debut novel by author friend of mine, Sarah Morganthaler, that also falls into the romantic comedy sub-genre.
Still another rom-com is The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon.
I haven’t read any of these yet, but I think the covers are attractive and send the message “lighthearted and funny.”
What do you think? If there are other rom-com covers you think I should look at, feel free to drop links in the comments!