Category Archives: Book Covers

Book Release date set!

Available on Amazon July 14th, everywhere else October 13th.  

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Undesirable, available July 14th!

Undesirable, available July 14th!

It’s been a long time since Lucky’s Christmas Wish dropped into stores and I’ve forgotten how much fun this is!  I’ve also forgotten what all I need to do to get the word out about this book.  I’m a new enough author that I can’t get, or rather haven’t dared to get, the pre order option.  So I feel odd about advertising before the product is out there for purchase.  At any rate, I’ll probably make time on this blog each day for a post.  Today is nervous excitement, tomorrow may be the value of a good editor.  Who knows?  I’ll be posting things I’ve learned each day before the book drops, so that if nothing else, when Uncivilized is ready to go, I can come back.

In the meantime, and if this sounds disjointed, it’s because my mind is still back in Oregon Territory, August 1858.  There’s a rescue to choreograph, a death to mastermind, and maybe a gratuitous sex scene to write.  

 

Two thirds of Undesirable done and a #MondayBlogs post!

Cue the balloons!  Woo!

Yes, I’m exceedingly happy to call chapter 8 finished.  How finished is it?  So much that there’s not the tiniest bit of highlighted “put stuff here” notes to myself.

Remembering to do the Monday Blogs post on an actual Monday?  Bonus!

So anyway, let’s see what I can write that will add some sort of value to your day.  In the writing/reviewing world, there’s not a lot new to add that I haven’t already covered in prior writerly musings.  Passives still run rampant and stories being told to me instead of showing me.  There is something new in writing and I’ll have to link of to another’s website.  She deserves a thousand percent of the credit for her work.  Last month, I had the pleasure of sitting in on a writing craft class that was truly a class.  Taught by Robin Perini, her site is here and is worth all the time it takes to read and learn.  Her before and after examples really rocked.  I really can not say enough good things.

Next up is how lovely my covers are.  A few months ago, I’d consulted with a graphic artist who has experience designing book covers. Which means I handed over my business card with a cover on the back and cringed in fear, waiting for her to laugh at my feeble attempt at being professional.  She surprised me by saying all I needed was my name larger and to make certain I have the copyright to the image.  I’d not thought of copyright because I painted the image myself, so I was all, “Whaaa!?”  When at home and over the shock of the hint of not having rights to my art, I made the name bigger.  Covers like these are what happens when a person has had four years of art classes and is too picky for Shutterstock.

Should I do a cover reveal for Undesirable and Uncivilized?  They’re both painted, ready for publication, and even on my business cards so here goes.  Why are they not even along the top? I have no idea.


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Lucky’s Christmas Wish releases today!

A sweet winter romance.

A sweet winter romance.

And oh my gosh, I LOVE the cover!  My daughter and husband helped me pick out the photo and it’s perfect.  Click on it to go directly to the Amazon store.  By all means, try the “look inside” sample.  As with any of my books, I encourage everyone to read the sample and if you don’t like that bit, don’t bother reading further.  Life is too short and expensive to buy a book you end up disliking.  So check out the sample!

Whew!  Now that this story is out of my system, it’s back to work on Undesirable and trying to get Sam and Marie to the middle of Idaho.

So you’re the touchy-feely type, huh?

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Here you go. The cute little novella, The Very Best Man available in paperback in the next couple of days.  My bet is Wednesday.  It’s a cute, fun, and ‘can you believe this?’ kind of read.  So go, already, poke around in the author’s page I have, check out a sample, see what you think. Then, if you like the sample, you can order the paperback if the smell of ink is your thing.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Very-Best-Man-ebook/dp/B00FXFF0I4/ref=la_B00EYXSFF6_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1383011024&sr=1-2

The cover for “The Very Best Man”

The Very Best ManThis whole having to look at men and their washboard abs for a book cover has been tough!  Hours and hours spent and I didn’t even pick a shirtless guy.  I may have to go back and review why I didn’t pick any of the somewhat nude men for this.

Kidding aside, this cover perfectly shows the sweet and spicy contemporary romance I have planned for release this week.  Let me know what you think about this being a good back of the book blurb:

“Jane Lawson planned everything to the last detail.  When her sister, the maid of honor, flakes out on every task, the best man, David Wells steps up to the job.  He sacrifices his time for cake and wine tasting, dress shopping, and other duties as assigned.

David is in trouble.  Spending time with his childhood friend’s fiance has turned an attraction into love.  He wanted to bow out of the ceremony, but to walk away meant less time spent with Jane.  With no light at the end of this wedding’s tunnel, he’s not willing to give up a single second with her.”

Like it?  Don’t like it?  Nothing is etched in stone so go ahead and tell me!