Wednesday, November 07, 2007
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!