I’m still madly in love with my cover. And not just because it’s sexy as hell. You know, in my ever so humble and ojective opinion. *g* I’m just totally blown away by it. And in a no-doubt-rambling manner, here’s a big reason why:
It’s no secret that an author has very little say about her covers. BUT there’s always a form, no matter who the publisher is, that an author sends in with some basic description and maybe a few scene suggestions. I knew when I sent the little bit about the scene in which Jill’s standing over him next to the bed that it had the best cover potential. But I also mentioned the MGA, which is my husband’s car. It’s in the book, and I sent a picture of it taken in the driveway along with the form. And, while it would have been sweet to have that reference to my Prince Charming on the cover of my first book, I knew it had little or no sexy-cover potential. *g*
Add one freakin’ awesome cover artist. *g* I don’t know if she’s familiar with the cars. I don’t know if she simply went the extra mile because the car being in the book probably meant something to me personally. That there’s no way it happened accidentally is about the only thing I know for sure. But my husband and I were just totally blown away.
Y’all are probably familiar with the Chevy bow-tie and the Ferrari prancing stallion badging. But look at how she did the title on on the cover and then check out the MG badge:
Have I mentioned that I’m madly in love with this cover? To have my first cover not only be an awesome cover, but to have that extra something personally special, is amazing.