Wednesday, November 07, 2007

New Cover!


Just clicked the link to the VALENTINE'S SECRET CHILD page on Barnes&Noble.com and found...voila. The cover.

I like it--I mean, the general feel of it. He's a little too nice-looking (no, I don't mean good-looking, I mean "Nice" as in a nice guy). Mitch Valentine, the hero, is not nice.

Then again, this a representation of a scene from the book, where they kiss on the street outside a restaurant just before she delivers the big news that...

Well, given the title, I'm sure you've guessed the news she delivers. ;) Until she hits him with that life-altering bit of serious info, Mitch is nice. But afterward? Not so much.

And okay, her hair? Not exactly. She's supposed to have a sleek gamine cut and her look is sort of retro cool. I pictured her as looking like Maggie Gyllenhaal here:







OTOH, she does sort of look like Maggie Gyllenhall here:


So all is not lost, not by any means. And well, yes, on the cover, her hair looks kind of red. Kelly's (the heroine's) hair is not red.

But as a long-time author with over sixty covers and counting, this one is not bad. Not bad at all.

So I'm happy.

What do you think?

Oh, and one other bit of news. I have a title for my July '08 Special Edition, which will be kicking off the Back in Business continuity. It's In Bed With the Boss--and she is! And I love it. Yes, it's very Presents-ish and maybe a touch Desire-ish. And that's just fine with me!

4 comments:

Husker Kim said...

Oooh! New books on the horizon!

Can't wait--love the heroine's hair. I have not a curl in sight--so I have curl envy...big time!

Hope all is well, take care!

Husker Kim

Anonymous said...

I AM STILL WAITING ON THE BRAVO FAMILY TREE. THE HECK WITH THE COVERS. THE GUYS ARE TOO YOUNG!
HAZEL

Christine Rimmer said...

Kim, all is well here in deadline hell. Hellllp! But I say that every time. Should have this book outta here by the end of the week. Then on to Thanskgiving preparations. Hugs to the family!

Christine Rimmer said...

Hazel, well, about the guys being young, what can I say? The cover gurus do what they do!

And re the family tree, now, you know there is one! Check in the Bravo area of my site. The bad news is the dang thing already fills up the page. For the children of James Bravo, I'm gonna have to do a whole 'nother chart. ARgh. See what you started?