I want to thank everyone who voted for the cover art for BLOODSTONE in the Affaire de Coeur Magazine Cover Art Contest. There were 22 entries and BLOODSTONE took a respectable 10th among some fierce competition. This was my first entry in a cover art contest, so I had no real idea what to expect. I just know I really like my book's cover. The book is in production galleys now, so I hope to have a release date soon (fingers crossed!).
In anticipation of BLOODSTONE's upcoming release, I decided to try a Goodreads Giveaway to see how that works. It took me more than 30 minutes to figure out what to upload, but...success! Click on the widget to the right if you'd like to enter to win a free copy of the paperback version of THE PRINCE OF VAL-FEYRIDGE.
Saturday, August 3, 2013
Waiting for a cover is like waiting for the birth of a baby. Will it be a boy or girl? Will it take after the pretty side of the family or the one with ‘character’? The author fills out a form describing the hero and heroine, the setting, mood, and any objects important to the plot. Then the artist does what he or she does best, marketing weighs in and—voila!—a cover is born. And the author has to live with it.
I was fortunate enough to have Rae Monet, the same cover artist for THE PRINCE OF VAL-FEYRIDGE, do this cover. I threw a challenge at her with this beauty-and-the-beast story, but she came through admirably. It’s a beautiful baby, don’t you think?