Category Archives: My Cover Designs
I’ve got a new cover to share with you all from the next Roane Publishing release, THINGS MYSTERIOUS by Matthew Chabin. This is another of my own cover designs and as I mentioned to someone the other day, I am getting better at them as time goes on. Practice makes perfect and all that. But, rather than toot my horn, why don’t I just share it with you all, eh?
Here it is…
by Matthew Chabin
Publisher: Roane Publishing
Release Date:June 22, 2015
Keywords: Romance, Mystery, Paranormal, Mortality, Literary
Description:Dasan Garret is a disappointed man. Recently divorced and just returned from a traumatic tour of duty in Iraq, he moves back to his hometown of Portland, Oregon only to find himself unexpectedly alone. His old friends are all gone, moved away, locked up, or dead. Women seem to occupy a parallel universe. With no community and few prospects, he takes a job as a night watchman and withdraws ever deeper into the shadows of his mind.
Until one day when he meets Edenia, and she lights up his world like a bolt of pure energy. She seems perfect: vibrant, gifted, kind, sexy, a sudden and unlooked-for reprieve from the sad ruin of his life. And yet there remains a nagging sense that something isn’t right. Could it be that he is merely slow to trust the happiness she offers him? Or is there something behind that waver in her laugh, that fleeting look of sadness in her eyes?
The mystery deepens when one day Edenia disappears. Dasan believes he must find her in order to go on living. But to find her again, he will have to confront a devastating truth about her life, and his.
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The title will be up on Goodreads sometime today, so be sure to add it to your TBR list.
About the Author: Matthew Chabin was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico and grew up in Portland, Oregon. He served four years in the US Navy as a ship crewman, journalist and public affairs liaison. He studied literature and philosophy at Southern Oregon University. After graduating in 2010, he started teaching English abroad, working in the Czech Republic and volunteering with the Dalai Lama’s affiliate organization, Tibet Charity, in Dharamsala/Mcleod Ganj, India. He currently lives in Nagano Prefecture of Japan with his wife, Marie, and cat, Futa.
His work has appeared in Gravel: A Literary Journal, Southern Pacific Review, Piker Press, and Black Denim. He is the author of a memoir, Equaling Heaven, which he hopes to see published in the near future.
#CoverReveal: Love Elixir Antidote (The Adventures of Sonny the Scoundrel), by Sonny Zae @RoanePublishing
Another Cover Design of mine released today. What do you think?
Guess what folks? Yup, #CoverLove time again at the Nook Blog. This time around, I have the new cover for Sheryl Winters debut novel, SKYDREAMER. As some of you know, I do cover design work for Roane Publishing, and the cover I get to feature for you is one I designed. Would love to know what you think.
Here are all the details for you… (and, of course, the cover)
by Sheryl Winters
Genre: New Adult Urban Fantasy (Romance)
Release Date: March 30, 2015
Keywords: Urban Fantasy, Romance, New Adult, Dragons, Twins
Description: For fire talent, Jaden Zarie, life is far from a fairy tale. Blisters from any contact with water, check. Sleeping in a shed behind your greedy Uncle’s house, check. Ex-boyfriend scouting the bar where you work for one-night stands every night, double check.
When Jaden sets off to secure a new life with her two sisters, winning a contest with a huge pile of gold on the line seems like a quick fix. Getting hitched to Draven Winterbourne, King of the Dragon-changers, and finding true love, was beyond anything she could have hoped for.
But a friend turned enemy threatens to take it all away. Jaden is thrust into an alternate universe and separated from her new husband and her sisters, she must summon up the courage to start over, alone, knowing she may never see her family again.
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Sooo? What do you think? LOVE? Not so much? Share your thoughts in the comments. Would love to hear from you. Be sure to add it to your TBR pile and BIG CONGRATS to Sheryl Winters on the release!
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner… If you have been to a department store since Christmas, you know this, since all the pink and red candies and stuffed animals are already lining the shelves. And with the arrival of this auspicious holiday of lovers, Roane Publishing is putting out another of their wildly popular romance anthologies, ACCIDENTAL VALENTINE. The release day for this one is February 13, 2015, but I have the fabulous cover to share with you all today! Woot!
Most of you know I am a freak for a good cover, and I have to say, I REALLY do like this one. Of course, it is hard to not love a cover you designed yourself. Yup, this is another of my forays into the “art” world.
Would LOVE to know what you think about it. Does it grab you? What does it say to you? If you saw it on the shelf at the book or grocery store, would you pick it up and read the back? Inquiring minds want to know. Believe it or not, your feedback helps me tremendously. Knowing what appeals and doesn’t is a huge step toward making better covers each and every time.
But, enough about me… Let’s get to the cover and details, eh? First, the cover:
A Romance Anthology
By Various Authors
Genre: Contemporary Romance (Short Stories)
Publisher: Roane Publishing
Release Date: February 13, 2015
Description: Finding love on Valentine’s Day is the happiest of accidents.
Guiding Hearts by Claire Gillian
Is a lonely woman’s GPS sentient, or is her subconscious taking her by the hand to help heal a scarred heart?
When Jemma Ernst’s GPS malfunctions and sends her to the home of handsome and engaging Gabriel Nash, she writes it off as a fluke. But she can’t seem to reprogram him out of her thoughts, nor her GPS.
Better Latte Than Never by Katrina Sizemore
Single and cold on Valentine’s Day, Hailey Merritt is not looking forward to working all day at the coffee shop while everyone around her is cheery with romance and she’s stuck trying to figure out her next step in life.
But when a special bouquet arrives from a secret admirer, she decides to reserve judgment on the holiday and find whomever sent her the flowers.
Maybe Cupid has a plan to make this her favorite Valentine’s Day ever.
Dream Architect by S.L. Hughson
Taylor and Sons Custom Design keeps ASHLIN TAYLOR at arm’s length from her dream job. If only she were a son, she could follow her architectural dream. In the Taylor creed, girls get married and boys have careers. DYLAN CUTRIGHT focuses on finishing college and landing an architectural engineering job in a large firm. Minus emotional ties.
After an accidental encounter, their initial attraction is amplified when Dylan comes to work at her family’s firm. Unlike her family, Dylan encourages Ashlin to pursue her dream by enrolling in college. He even argues her case with Uncle Mike. His support confuses Ashlin because when she moves closer to him, he rebuffs her for reasons she can only speculate about.
Valentine’s Day might be the perfect opportunity for Ashlin to make him notice her. They are working together – alone – on the most romantic day of the year. Dylan builds her dreams of a career, but will he ever lower his walls and become more than just the man IN her dreams?
One Hot Angel by Jaylee Austin
Oblivious to Tiffany Jenkins, in three short weeks her life will end—unless she makes the perfect choice. Will she chose revenge and expose her ex-husband? Or chose love and surrender her heart to the only man who can save her?
Rock My Bones by Wendy Sparrow
Jared has been eyeing the sexy mural painter from inside the museum’s paleontology lab, but she’s way out of his league. He can’t let her paint that obviously misplaced fern, though…even if it means initiating contact.
You could call her a paleontology groupie, but Shay Meyers is interested in a more modern specimen. An adult male Homo Sapien to be exact—one who needs to be dragged out of his lab for a practical course in mating rituals. If she’s lucky, this will be the Valentine’s Day she rocks his bones.
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They all sound fantastic! Some great authors — names I know, and some new ones too. Love that about anthologies. The title should be up on GOODREADS sometime this week, so be sure to add it to your TBR list.
Can’t wait for this one to come out. You? Share your thoughts. As I always say, Sharing is Caring!
Happy New Year, everyone.
Cover Reveal: Love’s Revenge by Terri Rochenski (@TerriRochenski) #HistoricalRomance #MeansofMercy #CoverLove
Happy Monday, boys and girls. Welcome. Hello. Pull up a beanbag chair or cop a squat. I’ve got a new cover to share with you! If you know me, you know how happy that prospect makes me. I just love covers. I know you aren’t supposed to judge, but, oh… do I judge. I would guess about 80% of my book purchased are influenced in some fashion by the cover. Truth. I freely admit it.
Well, this one I just ADORE. Really.
The cover I have today is for Terri Rochenski’s latest historical romance, LOVE’S REVENGE. If you read the first novel in the series, LOVE’s SORROW, then you’re anxiously awaiting the release of this one right along with me. I had such a book hangover when I finished SORROW … just a bit longer to know what happens next!!
Here’s the cover and the story blurb for LOVE’S REVENGE, Means of Mercy Book Two.
Description: Embittered by betrayal, Anne MacKay flees London for America, where she learns she’s pregnant with her abusive husband’s longed-for heir. In a society that doesn’t protect, or afford a well-to-do wife’s desire for divorce, Anne decides there is one way to exact revenge: deny the father any knowledge of his child.
Sought after by her husband’s henchmen, Anne travels by rail and horseback, far from civilization where silk and stays are worn, let alone thought of. Lies and deceit protect her identity for a time, allowing her to birth—and grow to love—the child who was supposed to be her vengeance.
With the help of her loyal and protective business partner, Jude Connagher, and the ranch hands in their Montana Territory valley, Anne attempts to rebuild her life under the shadow of her husband’s wrath.
One unwise decision lands Anne in her pursuers’ clutches, tearing her from the ranch, her child, and her growing love for the one man who could redeem her from bitterness. She’s left with no choice but to finally face her husband, knowing her freedom and life hang in the balance.
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Add the second installment of the Means of Mercy series, LOVE’S REVENGE to your Goodreads TBR pile today!
About the Author:
Terri started writing stories in the eighth grade when a little gnome whispered in her brain. Gundi’s Great Adventure never hit the best seller list, but it started a long love affair with storytelling.
Today she enjoys an escape to Middle Earth during the rare ‘me’ moments her three young children allow. When not potty training or kissing boo-boos, she can be found sprawled on the couch with a book or pencil in hand, and toothpicks propping her eyelids open.
Well, well, well… look what the cat drug in. Yup, me. Alive and well, working hard at the job, the family, and building a publishing company. I would add writing to the list, but I haven’t had much time for that of late. Hoping to do a little bit today, if I can manage to sit still long enough.
I want to apologize for letting the blog posts fall off into the abyss. I would swear to not let it happen again, but, well, I don’t like making promises I’m pretty sure I won’t keep… Blunt, Becca. That’s me. But, as I was recently reminded, you wouldn’t have me any other way.
For my gracious return to blog-dom, I have a treat — one of my favorite types of blog posts — a cover reveal. You all know how much I love covers, most especially ones I happen to have created myself. And, being the attention whore I am, I’d love to know what you all think of it. Drop your thoughts in the comments area at the bottom of the post.
Genre: Paranormal (Romance)
By Echo Shea
Publisher: Roane Publishing
Release Date: November 26, 2014
Keywords: Paranormal Romance, Fairy Tale, Beauty and the Beast, Short Story
Blurb: If you’ve ever been caught in a riptide, pulled down into the water, then you know me. Or, more accurately, what I’m like when I’m angry.
Delia was beautiful, smart, and kind. He wasn’t. He said he loved her, but he didn’t know what love was. He was manipulative and cruel—more than a thief. A beast.
All she wanted was a rose…
These are the words on my sister’s grave. Her sadness, her obsession, forever a reminder I didn’t—couldn’t save her.
I’m not vindictive or cruel. I’m simply as the river:. My memory is winding and my reach is long. I watched him steal her beauty, her essence. Watched him become a beast. He thought he’d get away with it, thought he’d go free.
I lay a rose upon my sister’s grave.
Light a candle for the beast.
About Echo Shea
Echo Shea is an Urban Fantasy writer. Known for fast-paced and sometimes chilling prose, she hunkers down at her desk with characters that not only enchant, but excite her. There’s something so freeing about writing beyond what seems possible.
Who says there’s not something more hiding in these Maryland woods?
Facbook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Echo-Shea/381105905253574?ref=hl
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Goodreads Author Page: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/26276450-echo-shea
#CoverLove Cover Reveal: Welcome to Paradise by London Saint James #Contemporary #Western #Romance #Erotic
Hey all 🙂 Nice to see you here again. Sorry, it’s been so long between posts — so much going on these days I have a hard time keeping up everywhere I need to.
As a treat for your patience, I have a fantastic cover to show off for you all today. From a fellow erotic author and friend, no less.
London Saint James is offering a new contemporary western series with newcomer, Roane Publishing, and the first release in the “Paradise Ranch” series, WELCOME TO PARADISE, promises to be a steamy start.
Here’s the cover, debuting today, and all the juicy deets on the release to come.
WELCOME TO PARADISE
by London Saint James
Release Date: August 18, 2014
Publisher: Roane Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Western Erotic Romance
Keywords: Contemporary, Western, Romance, Series, Novella, Erotic
Blurb: Just three days before her thirtieth birthday, Acquisition Editor for Starling Press, Sutton Callaway, has buried the last of her family in the cemetery on the plot of land she inherited.
After turning down the powerful and wealthy owner of Triple Bar-S Ranch to sell her inheritance and walk away from the obligations of running one of the biggest cattle ranches in West Texas, Sutton puts her Dallas condo on the market, resigns her position from SP, packs the contents of her life into boxes, and heads for the one place filled with bittersweet memories—Paradise Ranch.
Will Sutton be able to handle the pressures of being the newly appointed cattle baroness, the rough and tumble men under her employ, and the temptation of a sexy mystery man? Or will her grandmother’s matriarchal boots be too big for her to fill?
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Like I said, juicy. Right?
As you all probably remember, I am a pure cover whore, so tell me what you think of the cover, and the new release. Talk to me. I don’t bite.
I promise I won’t stay away so long next time. In fact, I have a treat for you all later this week on the Nook blog — so be sure to stop by again soon.
Today I have the (less and less) rare opportunity to share in a cover reveal for a cover I actually created. This one is for Roane Publishing’s upcoming fantasy anthology, PORTALS, which releases June 5, 2014. In addition to having the priviledge of sharing the cool cover with you all, I also have the descriptions (blurbs) for all the stories to be featured in the anthology.
So, without further ado…
Publisher: Roane Publishing
Release Date: June 5, 2014
Keywords: Anthology, Short Stories, Fantasy, Picture Prompt
Description: No matter what world you call home, and what your station in life, there are just some paths that weren’t meant to be tread.
Maronda’s Quest by Christy Thomas
Blurb: The Grand Wizard has decreed Maronda enter the Portal of Life to embark upon a quest of great importance, but despite her Ma’s claims it is a blessing, premonitions of danger persist.
Lenox works to prove his worth to wed her, his true love, but it appears a wizard plots to remove him from Maronda’s life forever. To secure their future together, Lenox decides to accompany her on the quest, even if forbidden. He must ultimately choose between using his dragon fighting skills which could lead to his death, or give Maronda her greatest desire.
In the end, it’s Maronda who must learn to live with the consequences of his decision.
Mexmur, the Huntress by Anna Simpson
Blurb: Long ago a dragonkeeper betrayed his charges. To bring back magic, to set things right, Mexmur is sent through the portal.
Can she succeed armed with only a poem, talon and blade?
Entrance of Lost Souls by Echo Shea
Blurb: A guardian to the entrances between worlds, Gladys has been called to bring a little girl back from Fairyland. Passing through the Entrance of Lost Souls is no fun, neither is hunting down a deranged banshee, but what is a guardian to do?
And, is the banshee really kidnapping the girl…or saving her from something else?
Where Once were Hearts by Havva Murat
Blurb: After losing both his parents, his entire fortune and his childhood sweetheart, Master Bartholomew Battlesby sets out into the wilds of Northern England to make the acquaintance of his only surviving relation, the landed recluse, Mr. Horatio Grimsby who has an eerie penchant for both tinkering and clockwork. But, on finding his relation dead, with a gaping hole in his chest, and the beautiful, but scornful, Miss Evangeline Witherop ruling in his place, Bartholomew learns there is more than one way to lose your heart.
Can Bartholomew reignite the spirit of love and mercy within Miss Witherop, or will he suffer the same fate as his poor, heartless cousin?
Ordinary World by Laurie Treacy
Blurb: Imagine a new neighbor moves next door, a creepy guy who gives fifteen year-old Amy Silva the willies? Amy wonders what the stone archway in the backyard is for. Her life becomes even more stressful when her family reveals they’re witches. Could Amy’s new neighbor have anything to do with a local girl’s disappearance or be a threat to her magical loved ones?
The Lunatic Queen by Michael Siciliano
Blurb: The land of Mershinka has been thrown into perpetual night. Their King is dead and a moon witch, known as The Night Queen, rules from the royal palace in Grosnov. An endless fog shrouds the land, killing crops and starving the populace. Cold-eyed enforcers put down rebellions while volksa, twisted wolf-creatures, roam the mists looking for prey. Many have given up hope and wait for the inevitable end. All seems lost.
Two teenagers, Pavel and Tamara, devise a plan to kill Vazya the Night Queen when the moons Kainsk and Seresnya are down, end the stifling enchantment, and bring the sun back to their dying land. But, they need a watch to tell time, a compass to guide them through the mists, weapons to fight off Vazya’s minions, and all the courage they can muster.
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A Sonny the Scoundrel Novella
By Sonny Zae
Genre: Erotic / Fantasy
Release Date: May 19, 2014
Description: Sonny is so handsome, he doesn’t need magic to get what he wants, except when he gets into trouble. And, he’ll do anything for love or money, except work. So, the thought of marriage represents the worst of all possible worlds, a danger he avoids at all costs.
His plans for getting rich the easy way—by stealing—go awry when he meets Ariella. She is not only lovely to look at, but just may be as slippery and greedy as he. Better still, she becomes highly stimulated at the prospect of helping him hijack a treasure.
But, in addition to helping him steal “goald”, the cunning Ariella might just steal his scoundrel heart.
About Sonny Zae
Sonny lives in a small town on the edge of reality. His only remarkable characteristic is imagination. He ignored his grade school teacher’s repeated admonitions to stop daydreaming and get to work.
Sonny’s book WIZARD SEEKING TROPHY BRIDE, is available on the Kindle. It is a story about the exceptional difficulties involved in finding love and happiness for an elderly and strange wizard, not to mention the difficulties of dealing with an elderly relative—an elderly relative who is also a wizard.
Means of Mercy #1
by Terri Rochenski
Publisher: Roane Publishing
Release Date: April 21, 2014
Keywords: Sweet, Historical, Romance
Back of the Book:
Hired as a nanny for her cousin’s children, Anne Tearle finds security and a loving family. The children are a dream, but London society is a world of its own, one where a displaced farm girl has no business being. But, wealthy rake, Gavin MacKay, helps her to see associating with the upper class might not be as horrid as she first assumed.
Like all things worthwhile, love comes at a price, and the cost soon bestows more anguish than joy. Lost, but not undone, Anne must find the courage to begin life anew, or succumb to sorrow’s unrelenting waves of grief.
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About Terri Rochenski:
Terri started writing stories in the 8th grade, when a little gnome whispered in her brain. Gundi’s Great Adventure never hit the best seller list, but it started a long love affair with storytelling.
Today she enjoys an escape to Middle Earth during the rare ‘me’ moments her three young children allow. When not playing toys, picking them back up, or kissing boo-boos, she can be found sprawled on the couch with a book or pencil in hand, and toothpicks propping her eyelids open.