Firstly, I'd like to say "Hi" to everyone. *waving* I also want to say thanks to Roxanne for having me over here today. :) It's always cool to drop in.
When I was trying to figure out what to write about, I was also thinking about the new cover I'd just received from one of my publishers. And I thought, why not combine that with this? So, today I'm going to chat a little about new covers.
As a reader, I love checking out upcoming covers. I don't like to judge a book by its cover, but I have to admit that if one catches my eye, I will more than likely look into the book, and probably end up buying it.
As a writer, one of my favourite things about having a novella/novel contracted with a publisher is looking forward to getting the cover. It's like a present at the end of all the hard work that goes into actually writing the story, revising it, submitting it, then going through the editing process. I enjoy filling out the cover art forms, and look forward to seeing how the artist translates what I see in my head into an actual beautiful cover. It's so exciting, and cool!
I recently received a new cover, and thought it would be a great idea to reveal it a little differently than I usually do. Instead of posting it on my blog or newsletter first, I wanted to share it here...
This is the first time I've shown this cover. I thought it would be a cool idea to share it with all of you. I love it. It was made by Dawné Dominique--she makes some fantastic covers--and captures the atmosphere of this story perfectly. It also separates it from the other Alyce Kerr covers.
SINFUL: Sinners, Book One, happens to be a spin-off from the Alyce Kerr, Faith Healer Trilogy. It's set in the same world and stars Sebastian Morrow. It takes place after the events of what happened between him and Alyce in Boundless, and focuses on the business of death.
I have a few different 'death' ideas ready for Sebastian, but in this one he's trying to get away from Alyce and Ross, by working on the other side of the city. Where he meets someone who might distract him from things he shouldn't be feeling for a woman who isn't available. Though, the woman he meets, Abe Crosse, has her own dark and very dangerous secrets...
SINFUL will be released in September 2011, from Damnation Books. I had a blast writing this novel, and the cover gives it another, new lease of life.
Well, what do you think? As a reader, do you enjoy checking out new/upcoming covers and get excited about them? And as a writer, do you feel like you're getting a wonderful gift every time you get a new one?
Thanks for reading!
Alyce Kerr, Faith Healer Trilogy
Now available from Damnation Books.
Yolanda Sfetsos lives in Sydney, Australia with her husband, daughter, and cat. She loves to spend most of her days writing stories. Her muse doesn't like genre restrictions and is always happy to toe the dark edge of storytelling. When she’s not writing she spends as much time as possible with her small family. She also enjoys watching movies, TV shows and reading.