But first, if you haven’t seen it yet, here is the lovely design–© Courtney Milan–for A DANCE IN MOONLIGHT, my novella that was first published in the anthology MIDNIGHT SCANDALS.
A DANCE IN MOONLIGHT is now available as a stand-alone, for the special, limited time price of $0.99. You can buy the e-version at Amazon, Amazon UK, Apple, Nook, All Romance, Google, and Kobo. The print version should be available from CreateSpace in a couple of days.
And now, what you came for.
I really enjoy the color palette. Now I should probably add a green dress to Louisa’s wardrobe.
And since a blog post should be just slightly more substantial than two covers–not that it had ever stopped me from putting up two-cover posts before–I am going to include another snippet from THE BURNING SKY.
Those of you who have heard me give my subtext workshop know that I have always admired the way TWILIGHT was packaged. Not so much the cover, cuz I am more or less impervious to covers, but the back blurb. In particular, this little excerpt:
About three things I was absolutely positive. First, Edward was a vampire. Second, there was a part of him—and I didn’t know how dominant that part might be—that thirsted for my blood. And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him.
That was what got me to open my wallet and buy my copy. So for the THE BURNING SKY, I wanted to do the same thing, but I wasn’t sure whether I could dig up such a passage that so succinctly encapsulates the entire romantic conflict.
In the end I copy-and-pasted a bunch of candidates and sent to my editor. This is the one she chose. Not sure if you will actually see it on the back cover, since the jacket is far from finalized, but at least you can see it here.
“Every place out there is dangerous for you. Have you not realized this yet?”
She wished he wouldn’t speak so quietly and reasonably. “More dangerous than here? You will lead me to my death.”
“I will lay down my life for you. Do you know anyone else who will do that?”
I will lay down my life for you. The words had a strange effect on her, a pain almost like a wasp sting to the heart. She shut the valise. “Can you promise me I will live? No? I thought not.”
This is actually my second favorite among the candidates. Next time I blog, I’ll post my top favorite snippet that would get me to open my wallet.
Hmm. For whom the microwave beeps? Ah, it beeps for me. My late lunch calls. Toodles.