I know! But after I made yesterday's post I got the final version of the cover for The Big Fix from my editor, and I just can't wait to share it.
See, Tor, in its infinite wisdom (yay, Tor!) decided to "repackage" my series. Which basically means switching up the cover art to more accurately reflect the light, sexy, and fun innards of the book.
Because, regardless of the old saying, people do tend to judge a book by its cover.
I think readers new to my series will get a better feel for the ... well, atmosphere, mood, tone--whatever you want to call it...of my books when they see this on the shelf:
I kind of freakin' adore it. :)
Yeah, I know. Ciel's hair is still too long. But, hey, it's the right color this time! That has to count for something. And I love the little touch of Hollywood (this book's main setting) they got in there with Ciel in the director's chair, holding the clapper board.
Billy and Mark *cough* aren't too shabby either. ;)
The truly fun part of this cover for me is that I got to pore over pics of cover models (along with my editor, Melificent the Great, aka Melissa Frain). The Art department asked for our input. Tough job, but somebody had to do it...
(Yes, it is possible I pored a lot more over the guys' pics than Ciel's. I mean, some
bodies decisions are harder than others.)
Anyway, since the cover is up at Amazon, Goodreads, and maybe a few other places, I just thought I'd make it official here, too.
The book will be out May 26 (I know--it's a long time to wait), but as soon as advance reader copies are available, there will be an ARC tour. So it's possible those who are tearing their hair out in anticipation--surely there must be one or two of you? No?--okay, those who are mildly anxious for the next Ciel Halligan adventure could get to read it ahead of time. Details to come.
Happy Tuesday, y'all! :D
Yay! Love the cover. I'm not tearing my hair out in anticipation (I like my hair and that would hurt. A lot) But I am waiting quite anxiously for more Billy. I mean, for more of your writing. :)
S.P. -- LOL! Billy does tend to have that effect, I've found. ;) And thanks!
That's a nice cover.
Thanks, Patsy! :)
Will they be re-doing the covers of the other books to match the new theme? Just wondering how that works.
I love this new cover! Good to see you back here again, too.
Dianne -- Thanks! My editor would like to repackage the whole series, but I think they're going to wait and see how this one does first. Guess they want to make sure they're taking it the right direction before they totally commit to the makeover. *grin*
Carol -- Thanks on both counts! :)
this is a really different cover (from the others in the series and from others in life) and i'm digging it. plus, your name is GINORMOUS. what's not to love about that??
Abby -- LOL! I know, right? That was unexpected, and honestly? It makes me feel a wee bit self-conscious. My son tells me I need to "own it." Me? I'm thinking if the book totally flops, I'll have to write all future books under a pen name. ;)
Triple-J -- My sentiments exactly. :)
Fabulous cover - and how cool you got to have input into the design!
Ms -- Thanks! And, yeah, have to admit that was pretty cool.
Right on! I love the cover, and I can hardly wait! :-)
Diane -- Me too. Dang, but the wheels of publishing turn slowly sometimes.
Yeah, I AM pulling my hair out waiting for your next book. (sniff) It's bad enough that I've turned into an old broad, but the hair? Damn. That was my best feature...
Susan -- LOL! Hey, don't sweat it. I'm sure you'll rock the bald look. ;)
Hey Linda. I just discovered your books and devoured both "In a Fix" and "Quick Fix" this weekend. Glad you have a blog but ecstatic that there is another "Fix" book coming out. I love the cover (and I'm glad Ciel's hair is blonde now)!
Summer -- Music to an author's ears! Hope you'll enjoy THE BIG FIX as much. And, yeah, I'm totally glad they got Ciel's hair color right on the cover. Baby steps. *grin*
I'm a little late making my rounds but I love the new cover. And I'm definitely one of those who can't wait for Ciel's next adventure.
LD -- Thanks, Linda! Can't wait for you to read it. :)
Great new cover! Congratulations. :) Didn't realize Ciel was a blonde, though. How did I miss that?
Hi, Beth! Thanks. :) Yeah, Ciel, in her own form, has short strawberry-blond hair. It is mentioned in the books, though one might be excused from completely absorbing that detail, given the covers of the first two books. *cough* Maybe next time they'll get the length right. Baby steps. ;)
And, of course, Ciel CAN look like her cover pics if she chooses. *grin*
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