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.