Monday, April 9, 2012

Cover Joy: I saw, I bought, I wrote the story.

Cover joy is what many authors live for.
To see your text concept interpreted by a graphic designer is one of the many moments in any author's life when he or she leaps in delight. (Or, okay, falls on their sword.) But most often in this business, we are gratified and humbled by the artistic rendering used to sell our books.
I put this new cover of mine up here today because this art inspired a story. Yes. Backwards! But hey, life happens and you have to go with it. Right? Especially when the creative juices flow!
This art took my breath away. I had no story for it. I only knew I wanted it. Wanted it!
And the first words that came to mind were: IS THAT A GUN IN YOUR POCKET?
And are you happy to see me?
Mae West.
Yes, indeed.
This art, done by Book Graphics, is a piece I saw one day on Facebook. The artist was selling it as a pre-made for a very reasonable price.
I went, I asked, she answered, I bought.
And so soon, I will have out my new contemporary Western erotic romance, IS THAT A GUN IN YOUR  POCKET? and here is the concept:
West Farraday ~ A sheriff who’s hard on the ladies, hard in the sack, hard on the outlaws who dare enter his town
Mae Montaine ~ A woman who’s easy on the eyes, tough on men’s egos…especially West’s.
Their Lone Star love affair?
Too hot to handle and too wild to ignore…
Especially when one bad coyote tears up West’s town and demands Mae pay prices West decides are much too high!

Chuckling as I wave goodbye!  This just lights my fire.

Hope you will read and it will light yours, too!


  1. Congratulations Cersie this book looks like fun!
    XXOO Kat

  2. I can certainly understand how this cover inspired you!! Isn't it interesting that we've both recently experienced the "cover before the story" phenomenon due to gorgeous cowboys!!??!

  3. LOL I love how the cover came first. It's a great cover and sounds like the book will live up to its name. :)

  4. It's wonderful, Cerise! Great idea..great cover!


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