Thursday, January 13, 2011

Cover!

I just got the cover for my April 11 release, A Marriage of Inconvenience:



Isn't it pretty? Yet another win for the Carina art department! I love how it echoes the look of The Sergeant's Lady while clearly showing that Marriage is a civilian story with a pastoral setting. And so far I'm two for two in heroes wearing clothes. Boo-yah! (I know some people love the shirtless covers, but to me historical clothes are so hot it's a shame not to use them. And I trust my writing and my readers' imaginations to show what the guy looks like nekkid when the proper moment comes.)

16 comments:

  1. Oh, that IS pretty. I'm with you--I like the period clothes. Congratulations. I'm very much looking forward to your next book.

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  2. I think it's even more Gone-With-the-Wind-ish than my first cover. (Wonder what I'd get if I actually wrote a Civil War book. ;) )

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  3. Lovely cover. We could have so much fun casting stars for the film version.

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  4. I mentioned Ian Somerhalder and Natalie Portman on my cover art questionnaire.

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  5. Very pretty Susanna, I really like it.

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  6. WOW. I wish they'd release these in paper. The covers are too splendid to only have a virtual existence.

    I think that guy is better-looking than Ian Somerhalder. And I'm so happy to see that they didn't feel the need to make him tower over her.

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  7. I'm glad they didn't make him bigger than I wrote him, either. Hot comes in all sizes. ;-)

    I've currently got two manuscripts in the WIP stage, both with quite tall heroines, 5'9" or so. One is paired with a 6'2" hero and loves that he's so much taller than her and can kind of sweep her off her feet physically. The other has a lover almost exactly her height--I refuse to call him short because 5'9" is average for an Englishman even now and would've been at least a smidge on the tall side for one born in the 18th century--and though at first she worries he thinks she's a giantess, as soon as he disabuses her of that notion she thinks he's just the right size and loves how evenly matched they are. Because variety is a good thing.

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  8. Gorgeous cover! On a funny note, I mentioned Ian Somerhalder on my cover art form too :P Popular guy this year.

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  9. Gorgeous cover, Susanna! The CP art department never fails to amaze me...

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