This is No Fairy Tale…

Another lilac picture for you, because they’re so beautiful this year, you all need to see them often. So there.

So, I have my official back cover copy for Rogue’s Pawn now! You know what I mean – if you were holding a paper book in your hand and you turn it over to read the back to see what it’s about? Yeah, that.

This is no fairy tale…

Haunted by nightmares of a black dog, sick to death of my mind-numbing career and heart-numbing fiancé, I impulsively walked out of my life—and fell into Faerie. Terrified, fascinated, I discover I possess a power I can’t control: my wishes come true. After an all-too-real attack by the animal from my dreams, I wake to find myself the captive of the seductive and ruthless fae lord Rogue. In return for my rescue, he demands an extravagant price—my firstborn child, which he intends to sire himself…

With no hope of escaping this world, I must learn to harness my magic and build a new life despite the perils—including my own inexplicable and debilitating desire for Rogue. I swear I will never submit to his demands, no matter what erotic torment he subjects me to…

This is kind of a weird moment for most authors, I think – seeing the final condensation of the story. For better or worse, I will now see these three paragraphs ALL THE TIME. Any time someone reviews the book or mentions it, these words will tag along. It’s not a bad thing, just part of the business. I’ve always wondered how bands feel singing their signature songs twenty or thirty years later. I mean, does Stevie Nicks sing Landslide and think “Blah blah blah?” Or does Aerosmith, when they perform “Dream On,” which will have released forty years ago next year, think “When will this song ever die?” Never mind that Steven Tyler can’t hit the notes anymore. Or are they just grateful that they managed not to OD and that people still want to hear their music?

Probably a mix of both.

So, it’s funny to get this copy and be given the green light to spread it around. I’ve seen it a few times now – from what they sent me and then what my editor, the incisive and insightful Deb Nemeth, worked up from it. I suppose I’ll be lucky to be still looking at it forty years from now.

No cover yet – I’m promised it any day now. But I know who’s designing it: http://www.kixbydesign.com. There are some amazing covers on the site, so I’m feeling all tingly and hopeful. Think good thoughts!

7 Replies to “This is No Fairy Tale…”

  1. The bcc looks great! I can’t wait to read the book. I got mine yesterday, too, but I still have no idea who’s doing my cover. It just says “Harlequin art department.” I love the artist you got. I know you’re on pins and needles, because I’m on them, too. I’ll think good thoughts and look forward to your fabulous cover! Soon!

    -Rachel

    1. Thanks Rachel! And hmm… “Harlequin Art Department” – I wonder if that’s a generic or if it means they’re doing it in-house? Thanks for the good thoughts! I’m sure both our covers will be fab! Did you post your bcc?

      1. I wondered the same thing, whether they were keeping it in-house or if it just hadn’t been assigned yet. My release is a few weeks after yours, so I don’t know. Arrrgh. I’m so twitchy about it. The suspense is killing me.

        I only blog MWF, so my bcc will be posted tomorrow. It was too late for yesterday’s post. It’s also in first person. Is this a new trend?

        1. My guess is that it means in-house. I know it – the suspense is awful. I’ll have to look tomorrow! And yes. I had the same question and editor Deb says it is standard. At least my story is also first person. I think it sounds odd, but I trust those marketing folks!

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