I’m happy to share the official cover for my upcoming short story, A Dark Scandal. This was sort of a collaborative effort. I chose the image, and Dawné Dominique did the graphic design. It will be released in e-book on December 21st by Secret Cravings Publishing. I’ve updated the Books page with a book display and blurb. I’ll add an excerpt on a later date.
I’ve had a few people contact me about a Teen Wolf fanfiction called Our Lovely Scars. The book cover with my name on it is floating around the Web and it’s sparked people’s curiosity. I added the question to my FAQs, but I decided to post about it for better clarification. Last year, while I was still on deviantART, I had joined a few Teen Wolf fangroups. I like the MTV series and I loved the movie as a kid in the 80′s. I was planning on writing my first fanfiction with teenagers as the main characters, and sharing it with the groups. I tried writing the first chapter, but I couldn’t finish it, so I decided to quit. I realized I’m an adult romance author for a reason. I like reading mature romances and writing from an adult’s perspective. Typically, I don’t read Teen or Young Adult romances for enjoyment, and I can’t write a story for fun in a genre I don’t enjoy. Besides Teen Wolf, I rarely watch shows and movies centered around teens and it’s for the same reason. In the end, I decided to just share my artwork without the story.
I wasn’t lying when I said Eternal Press doesn’t waste any time. I’m happy to reveal the new official cover for my second novel The Howling Heart. The artwork was designed by Elena Dudina. The model represents Paige, and she’s cloaked like a wolf with a few Varulv in the background. For those of you who don’t know, Varulv is the Swedish word for werewolf.
My publisher just sent me the cover art for my third short story Love Addiction. It was designed by a very talented and popular artist/author named Sable Grey. I think she did a great job and it’s just what I wanted.
So far, the e-book is only sold on my publisher’s website. I was told it could take up to 15 business days to show up on retail sites like Amazon and Barnes & Noble. I’ll keep checking and update the Books page when I see the book pop up in more places. I put my reviews back up for the 1st edition. Didn’t want the positive feedback to go to waste. I’ll be querying a few other book reviewers, and hopefully I can add more positive ones to the list.
Some of you may have noticed that the model on the new cover doesn’t look anything like the model on the first cover. That’s because Eros isn’t a platinum blond anymore. Due to an error by the cover artist, I had to change Eros’ physical description in the story so there wouldn’t be an inaccuracy on the cover. By the time I was shown the cover, it was too late to fix it because of the tight publication schedule. So, Eros is a brunette this time around.
Decadent Publishing just showed me the final cover for my second short story Right Here, Right Now. I didn’t choose the couple for this cover like I did for Eros, My Love. The design is totally from the cover designer Mina’s imagination. But I think she nailed it. I wanted sexy and romantic, and that’s exactly what she gave me. There is no release date yet, but as soon as I find out, I’ll post an update.
My publisher just sent me the e-book cover for my short story Eros, My Love. They designed it, but I was lucky enough to choose the couple who represent Eros & Gabrielle. I think the cover is romantic with a touch of fantasy, and the city background keeps with the modern-day story setting. I can’t wait to see it on Summerhouse Publishing’s website. No release date has been set, but as soon as I know, I’ll post an update.
The new paperback version of A Rose to the Fallen is now available. It will take up to 30-45 days for all book retailers to update their sites, but I’ve noticed some are faster than others. The hardcover version is still available for purchase through most major book retailers in the US, but it won’t have the new cover because it’s been discontinued from print. Any copies you buy are from the retailer’s current inventory or marketplace sellers.
Ok, this is it. My publisher corrected the cover and removed the border. They also made the rose and back cover text smaller. I approved the new cover moments ago so it’s being sent back to the printer. This is the final cover, so there will be no more changes… I cross my heart. Once the new paperback goes live, I’ll post another update and change the picture in the Book section. I’m so relieved the design process is over.
Update – I noticed Barnes & Noble online is selling ‘A Rose to the Fallen’ with the new cover. Well, the new cover with the black border. That was unbelievably fast! I was told it could take up to 45 days for online stores to get updated with the new version of my book. Once I sign off on the cover again and it goes back to the printer, they should start selling the latest version of my book (without the border). I hope Amazon, Borders, and Books-A-Million wait a little longer before they start selling my book with the new cover. I don’t want anyone else selling the wrong cover.
I decided I didn’t want the black border around the cover, so I asked my designer to remove it. Something told me to go with my first instinct, and that was to NOT have it there. So now I have to wait for them to correct the cover and send me another proof. Then I’ll be able to sign off on it again and they’ll resend it to the printer. This was the final change I had, so I promise the new cover will be finished soon.
My publisher works fast! Yesterday they finished putting together the new cover for ‘A Rose to the Fallen’ and now they’re in the process of sending it to the printer. There’s a slight change with the design. There will be a black border around the entire cover, so the front looks like a poster. It was actually my designer’s idea. I like it because it’s a different look from my current cover. I won’t show a picture until the book goes live. Stay tuned!
I’m happy to announce that the newly designed cover for ‘A Rose to the Fallen’ is finished and has been sent to my publisher. I’m very happy with the final result. Once again, I want to thank Lily Seidel and Monique Zoellner for their collaboration on the redesign. They both did a wonderful job! I’ll post another update when the new book is available for purchase. It will only be available in paperback because the hardcover will be discontinued once the book is re-released with the new cover. The reason is because the hardcover isn’t selling as well as the paperback, so I don’t see a need to keep it in production. There are two reasons I decided to have the cover changed. The first reason is when I saw Monique’s photograph of Lucas Buchwald, I thought it would look better on my cover. I liked her photo more than Annett Vauteck’s stock photo of Lucas that was used for my old design. The second reason is Melissa Petersen designed my old cover and we’re no longer friends. Last year, she abruptly and cowardly ended our friendship with no explanation or reason. Her behavior turned me off, so I decided for the remaining time ‘A Rose to the Fallen’ is in print, I don’t want my first book to have her design. I wanted to keep the cover relatively the same so people can still recognize it. I definitely think it’s an improvement from what it looks like now and I can’t wait until it’s released.