Saturday, October 30, 2010

Cover Art Excitement!


Wild Horse has okayed the use of this beautiful painting done for me by my good friend, artist Amanda Wood. The titles and such will be added later, but I wanted to share the painting as it is - I think it is absolutely lovely, and I am grateful to Amanda and to WHP.

I wanted bison, snow and the northern lights to be the focal point of my cover, even though a pair of lovers is, perhaps, more common for romance novels. To me, the lone buffalo in the cold represents the willfulness of people who resist change and love, a major theme of my story, while the northern lights represent hope and passion - and fire in the coldest reaches.

Further, buffalo and the lights play a significant role in the book, and symbolize the distant exoticness to be found right here in Canada - a reminder that there are still wild, beautiful places, even in places we know well.

I am so excited that this will be my cover, and I can't wait to see it up for sale. And I look forward to hearing reader response to this, my first full length novel accepted and released.

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