Saturday, February 18, 2012

Rodeo Daughter--It's All About the Cover!

A certain amount of nervousness accompanies the arrival of a new cover. Authors fret. We bite our nails. We worry over what boils down to three questions: Was someone I've never met able to capture the essence of my story in a single image? Will I love it? Even more important, will my readers?

This week, when I saw the email containing the cover for Rodeo Daughter, my June Harlequin American Romance, I was so nervous I fumbled the keys, dropped my Internet connection and had to reboot my computer. After waiting what seemed like eons for the mail server to reconnect, I pressed the button and...

I tip my cowboy hat to Harlequin's Art Department for designing the perfect cover for Rodeo Daughter. Love this one. Love, love, love it!

What do you think?

Sunday, February 5, 2012

A Sweet Romance!

The return label on the box I found in my mail slot yesterday read Harlequin.

“Hmmmm,” I said. "What could it be?"

It was way too early to receive advance copies of my third Harlequin American Romance. Rodeo Daughter won’t hit store shelves until June.

Carefully, carefully, I split the tape and opened the box. Inside, a very welcome surprise—copies of the Mills and Boon release of The Daddy Catch. From Australia. Wow! I’m thrilled to write for Harlequin American Romance, but knowing one of my books has been published in another country is simply amazing.

And isn’t that cover beautiful!

Here’s a great big shout-out to all my new readers and friends in Australia and best wishes that you get hooked on the romance of The Daddy Catch.