Do you use stock images?

by juliecround

After writing one post about covers I started to read R.J. Gadney’s novel ‘The Woman in Silk.’ I haven’t finished it yet. When I do I’ll put it on Goodreads but I was infuriated by the cover picture. The house in the story is Gothic, with four towers and beautifully described. The house on the cover is Palladian – a stock image from a photolibrary. Of course, I don’t suppose the author had any say in the matter but if it had been me I would have at least queried it.I’m about to check on amazon to see if there is an alternative cover but at least that’s my rant over for the day!