Michele and Mpho, there are some author who I’d buy from regardless. When they come out with consistently good material they earn that.
And good to see I’m not the only one looking at the front cover first Somora and Dee. 🙂
Although Joy has a good point about the cover not always matching up to the characters in the book. That said, if I’m browsing and there’s a good cover which catches my eye I’ll have a look. I won’t buy solely based on that (and I sometimes buy books with covers I don’t like) but that is what catches my eye about a book / author I’ve never heard of before personally.