Yes, Bill The Vampire and all of the numbered books in the series have a new look and feel as you can see by the above. Now I know that some people were quite fond of the old covers (and, to be fair, some folks hated them too), so the question you have might be "Why change a good thing?"
Part of this is my fault. Hindsight is twenty-twenty, but let's face facts, there are very few authors who start off in this industry having anything even remotely close to a clue. I can't say I was any different. I used to look at each book as no greater than the sum of its pages, a standalone entity. The problem is, you do that with a book and maybe its sequel and that's fine. Once you reach three or more books in a series, it starts to be a stretch - especially if people are celebrating the storyline of that series.
A series is more than just the stories that make them up. It's a whole identity from top to bottom...and it was time for me to make that identity whole.
The Mourning Woods. Rather than pick that time to start fresh, I made the mistake of asking the new cover artists I was trying out to try to match his style. Cover artists are a unique bunch and, while some have similar styles, more often than not they're going to shine best when you allow them to play to their individual styles and strengths.
Tis a lesson that took me a while to learn, but learn I did. At the same time I've been studying the market in much greater detail, learning my comparative strengths and weaknesses in the Urban Fantasy space. Finally, I felt it was time to move on this and bring The Tome of Bill under one cohesive umbrella.
All that being said, I am pleased to move forward with Bill's new look and feel. I for one love the way they look together. I hope you do too.
Bonus: for any authors reading this, I also decided to use this opportunity to broach this subject on another Tales of a Midlist Author. I hope you find it useful.