Something wonderful happened last night! I got the cover for Desert Crossing and I am so excited I was and am just about brought to tears.
It is simply amazing.
It is gorgeous.
If a cover sells a book, I am going to sell a million copies.
I can’t believe how perfect this cover is. It is RIGHT out of the story. It is exactly what I wanted and more! The characters look right. The scene looks right. The cover tells the story of how the characters meet, and it does it on so many levels!
I just could not possibly be happier!
And if you want to see how REALLY gorgeous the cover is, then click on the picture down below to make it larger so you can see details… I love it!
The story is now on the “Coming Soon” list from Dreamspinner Press and you can find it by clicking Right Here.
And this is just the beginning!
If this is the cover for a novella, which my publisher must believe in to invest so much in it, just think of when I send them my novel. And they are going to LOVE it!
But first, to finish my dude ranch story! I am having a wonderful time writing this new one!!
The detail just amazed me. The color. Everthing! Remember to click on the pictures to make them larger.
And as an added surprise, the original sketch! When I got it, I adored it, and the only thing I asked was that you could see the second character has a backpack and that he be a little closer to our hero. Isn’t Paul wonderful? He did just as I requested!
*jumps up and down*
It looks great! I’m so happy for you.
Thanks! Let me know if you read it and what you think about it!
Fantastic! Love the cover! Congrats! So happy for you! 🙂
Thank you. This is all so exciting for me! (((HUG)))
Congratz. That’s very exciting.
Thank you. (((HUGS)))
Whoa! That’s gorgeous! The colours are so vivid. The artist did an amazing job. The cover will definitely draw people toward your book. I’m so excited for you, hon! \o/
Thank you! The cover and your words mean so much to me!
That is absolutely gorgeous. You’ve had terrific cover luck, especially with this one.
Thank you! We’ve both had good luck there, eh? GOD I love Sky Rat!
How is the weather there?
I love Skyrat. I’m very fond of Manicurists, Glad Hands and Showdown at Yellowstone River.
Wow. 57°F, Rain?
It’s like Kamino out there.
There’s also a significant chance of unconvincing CGI aliens.
Whoohoo, I love the body language. And the way Callum’s mouth has dropped open a little bit.
By heck, he really worked with you on that one. Fantastic.
Oh! I didn’t even notice Callums’s mouth! 🙂 And how do you like the gas-nozzle/penis? I didn’t catch that one either!
And you know their names of course! *G*
Hey sweetie, may I promo this on my LJ?
May you? May you?!
Yes! *does a little dance*
And I will do something for you too!
Can I put up the two piccies? They are amazing. I’ll put the buy link on there as well.
…and I not entirely sure I was supposed to put both up. Could you post the one and direct people to look here? I love you!!
Of course. I can’t wait for it to come out.
You are oddles and oddles of kind!
You know I just bought “Morning Report” the other day. It is about three books down on my list. I can’t wait to read it and get back to you.
Cowboys! Whoo wooo!
It’ll go up tomorrow. God, that’s beautiful.
Wow, looks great, good job! I´m sure you´ll sell many copies but not just because of the cover but because of your story, too. 🙂
Thank you so much! (((HUG))) You are always so wonderful and kind!
No wonder you are thrilled with the cover, it’s fabulous. 🙂
Thank you so very much! (((HUG)))
That drawing rocks!
Thank you so much. That painting is bad either, huh?
The approaching lad looks a little over-provocative.
However, that’s an awesome cover! He should do all your cover work. Exceptional.
I bought this story from DSP a day early (it’s available a day early!!) and read it in one sitting.
AND OMG, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, tell me that there will be more to the story. Because seriously, you cannot left me hanging with that tiny bit information about Danny and his father (from the story Desert Crossing: A Different Perspective); which I’m SURE has something more to it, since Danny says that it is complicated … and NOT give me more *sobs*.
I do think the story is beautiful. I always love some sort of road trip theme. Even if this one doesn’t have an HEA (Happy Ever After), but I feel hopeful that Danny and Callum will find a way to reconnect. I enjoy their conversation a lot, and I love how you put interesting background of the two guys, like Callum and his open relationship and Danny and his Buddhism.
Thanks for the story,
Oh, my goodness! I just checked and I can’t even get it. I wonder how you did? Maybe because you are from a different country? WOW! And I can’t even get it until tomorrow!
Rest assured that Callum and Danny and many many of the characters will one day be available in a series of stories called Out and About. Life is strange and full of amazing adventures and coincidences!
Both will be quite happy. This won’t happen soon as I have a list of obligations first, but it will happen.
Thank you so muchn for your kinds words and I hope you will tell the people at Dreamspinner what you think. (((HUG)))
A much more traditionally happy-ending story will be available VERY soon in the Dreamspinner anthology Riding Double, which will be available both as an ebook and a paperback.
Thank you again for your kind words! (((HUG)))
I have no idea why I can get it early. All I did was “Add to Wish List” then “Move To Cart” then PAID, and voila, it was available. Maybe it’s just this one time because I remember doing the same thing few months ago and the books were not available until release date.
It makes my heart happy to hear that Callum and Danny will be both quite happy (PLEASE SAY THAT THEY’RE HAPPY TOGETHER!).
I will try to write something at DSP. Usually, my reviews are at Goodreads … I wrote everything I thought of about stories I read there. My own opinion on Desert Crossing is here: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/146817321
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Thanks so much for the kind review. You are wonderful!