A new cover is always cause for celebration, especially when it's been a stretch since the last one came around, which is certainly the case with this one.
My sixth book will hit the shelves in July (it seems so far away at this point) but I'm very excited about this book. This story features the most amazing couple. John Murphy and Renee Dolling are two characters that I loved from the start. I have a soft spot for men who are slow to speak and quick to listen and that's who John is. Then there's Renee. When I say that I loved her, you'd be surprised why. Renee abandoned her three small children but no one feels that pain more sharply than she does as she tries to make amends. I loved her spirit, her determination, and her ability to grow and change through adversity. What can I say? I love flawed characters.
My editor said this book made her cry. (This is a very good thing!) And you know what? This book made ME cry. So I was really anxious for the art department to create a killer cover. And I have to say, they did a bang up job. Although John is a wee bit more manly looking in the book, the man on this cover has a warm smile and that is certainly true of John (when he smiles, that is).
Boy, it's been a while since I blogged. Geesh, can you tell I'm not very good at keeping a schedule? Let's see, what's new? Well, I managed to finish all of my contracted work (no small feat with back to back deadlines) and now I'm coasting. Confession: I don't coast very well but I have a few projects that I've been tinkering with and my agent really wants me to put some effort into and well, now I have no excuse! Oh, and here's some exciting news; I've decided to give my website an overhaul and it just so happens that Amy Knupp and her uber cool hubby are in the webdesign biz and so as soon as I pony up the cash, the site is going to get a fresh, hip new look and boy, do I have some wild ideas in store for the site. Keep checking for updates. It's going to be COOL.
Anyway, since it's been sooo long since I blogged I figured WTH, let's give something away. Post your opinion on my new cover and someone will win a book. Not gonna tell you what book. It's a surprise. I'll just put my paw into my book bag and draw something awesome.