It’s Cover Reveal Time Again!!
Snob, who me?
The other day, I was having an email chat with my editor at Grand Central, and we were discussing cover styles for my upcoming novels. I flat out admitted that I’m a total cover snob.
Yes, I’ll admit…if you are an author and have books out there, I’ve probably looked at your covers and judged them. I know, I know…never judge a book by its cover, but come on—look at how pretty it is?!!
I’ve always been very picky when it came to who and what were on my covers. After an initial rocky start into the cover world, working with inexperienced graphic designers and stock art that had made its way around the block and then some, I’ve learned a thing or two when it comes to a classy cover.
What have I learned, you ask?
The most important thing–surround yourself with amazing people. And that is what I do. Constantly.
I am blessed to work with two wonderful women on all of my covers and each and every time, they manage to wow me.
Sarah Hansen–there will never be another cover designer I trust more than you. I swear you could design something half stoned, with a blindfold over your eyes and it would still be amazing,
Kelsey Keeton–Thank you for continuing to bring my characters to life through photography. You never fail to impress me with your unfailing talent and class. And thank you for supplying me with a never-ending supply of pretty people–especially Grant Lorscheider and Elizabeth Katherine who so effortlessly brought Jude and Lailah to life on this cover.
As some of you know, I never planned on writing a followup after Within These Walls. It was a standalone, which means it was done.
Finished. The End.
But then my inbox became flooded with emails and messages from readers begging, asking and offering a wide range of favors if I’d continue Jude and Lailah’s story. I was adamant at first.
Nope. They’re done.
But then, this tiny idea formed in my head.
But, what if?
And then it was all over…You hooked me.
So, here it is. The continuation of Jude and Lailah’s story. But a warning…be careful what you wish for. This won’t all rainbows and sunshine. Even the best of roads have a few bumps.
Kelsey, my photographer has hooked me up with some beautiful models over the past seven books, and I can’t say she has the easiest of jobs–I can be a little picky.
Lailah was easy though. I’d had Elizabeth pegged the moment the book formed in my mind and I was so glad she agreed to pose for it.
I’m glad it hadn’t because she turned out to be my perfect Lailah and I’m so honored to have her back again for Beyond These Walls. Lizzie–thank you for bringing Lailah’s ethereal beauty to life. You make this cover.