Welcome. This blog was started three years ago by four aspiring writers who are now three published authors of novels and short stories (Barbara Elsborg, Dawn Jackson, Arlene Webb) and one multiple award-winning writer (Laurie Green). We blog to keep readers updated on our new releases or other random topics. We hope you enjoy your stay. :] Coffee?

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Cover.

Here's a nail-biter. Waiting for the cover to your novel. A good cover can boost sales and a bad cover, well, we've all seen what can happen.

Covers drive authors crazy. Some publishers give authors a lot of input, others give us no voice as to what it looks like. We obsess about it, fidget and worry. In the end, it's what we have the least control over and we either hit the lottery or we don't. Sometimes, even with input, the cover just doesn't fit the writer's vision.

But what happens when the artist is in tune with the author's vision? Covers like the one for my soon to be released futuristic romance with Liquid Silver Books, happen. I can't tell you how excited I was when I saw it.

I have to say, Liquid Silver Books is one of the best when it comes to asking for input. Even better, they listened to everything I said. I got my skyscrapers and my Roman Colosseum. And yes, the heroine has the right hair color, which might seem trivial, but trust me, it's not. It's beautiful. The artist did an amazing job and really captured the spirit of my story. The cover fits the mood better than I could have hoped for.

Stick around, I'll be unveiling it soon. Not yet, but soon. I promise.

Now it's time for a little gratuitous blurbage:

Some love affairs last a lifetime, others never end.

Jocelyn Miller is a fugitive. She’s, blind, homeless and was doomed to spiritual incarceration from the moment she drew her first breath. On the run since her eighteenth birthday, she’s somehow managed to stay one step ahead of the reapers. If she’s caught, she knows she’ll lose her soul, but what she doesn’t expect—is to lose her heart.

Innocent people don’t have warrants.

Or do they? Gabriel Solaris is an enforcer, a genetically enhanced psychic often referred to as a reaper for his ability to take souls, and he’s charged with collecting Jocelyn’s. When he finds Jocelyn outside the store, he’s sure she’s up to something illegal. Proving it isn’t necessary, he already has a warrant. But the closer Gabriel gets to Jocelyn, the more he begins to question his duty. Her claims of innocence have a ring of truth he can’t deny.

I loved you once.

Gabriel loses control and kisses her. Instead of taking her soul, he gives her a week to prove her innocence for past-life crimes. Now it isn’t only Jocelyn’s soul at stake. If she can’t prove her innocence, Gabriel will go down with her.

1 comment:

Flick said...

Looking forward to seeing it, Dawn!