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Monday, April 6, 2009

The Cover

SQUEEEEEEEE!!!!

Sometimes you can't envision what it'll really look like until it arrives, fully designed, in your inbox:



My baby :-).

p.s. On my computer, if you click on the image, a larger, up-close version appears in a window... Does it do that for everyone or just on mine because I posted the picture?

36 comments:

Pamala Knight said...

Oh Marilyn, it GORGEOUS!!! So happy for you. Can't wait for September so my pre-ordered can arrive. Whee!!!

Maureen McGowan said...

Marilyn! Fabulous. The cover gods were very good to you!!!!

Love the colour, love the wistful look on the model's face, love the back cover copy, the line about Persuasion, the nice Susan Wiggs quote front and centre. Fabulous!!!

Carrie Lofty said...

That is wonderful! I love the peach-pink and dark blue together, and the blurb is absolutely spot on perfect. Congratulations! Can't wait for the real deal now :)

Marilyn Brant said...

Pamala, Maureen and Carrie~THANKS SO MUCH!!!! I've been pretty excited about finally seeing it :).

The cover designer has done some beautiful work on books I've looked at before, so I figured she'd create something lovely. Probably because I was so close to the story, though, I'd been worried it might be a difficult book to encapsulate visually. But she did a great job and really got across the introspective nature of the heroine.

Thank you for taking a peek!!

Pamela Cayne said...

OMG--It is so pretty and has such wonderful author quotes and it is so pretty and makes me want to read it NOW and it is so very, very pretty.

What Maureen said--the cover gods kissed you with a hearty smack.

CONGRATS!!!

Gail Fuller said...

Marilyn!!! This cover is stunning!! Congratulations! I can't wait to have my own copy. :)

Keep smiling!
Gail :)

Nadine said...

AHH!!!!!! I love it I love it I love it!!! Seriously, I love it. It's very inviting and classy.

Barrie said...

That's a GREAT cover! And, yes, it enlarges when I click on it.

Nancy J. Parra said...

YAY! Jumping up and down for you. The cover is lovely and will fly off store shelves.

Congrats!!

Anonymous said...

Yep, it embiggens with a click -- and it is so wonderful, my friend. I love having a cover to envision when I see it on that Target endcap!

Erica said...

Sigh. I'm not anonymous, just too quick with the mouse.

Eliza said...

Oh, Marilyn! I got goosebumps. The cover is absolutely GORGEOUS.

Marilyn Brant said...

Pam~LOL! Thank you for saying my little darling is "pretty"! I totally agree, of course, but I'm unbelievably, unrelentingly biased :).

Gail and Nadine~thanks, you two!! I'm so glad you liked it!

Thank you, Barrie!! And thanks for letting me know about the clicking thing, too. I'm never sure with computer stuff :).

Nancy, Erica and Eliza~hug! Thanks so much, ladies. And I'm getting very attached to this fantasy of it "flying off the shelves"--at Target or anywhere!

Everyone who stopped by today already, you all are so wonderful! Thank you for helping make this such a fun unveiling :-).

Vesper said...

WOW! Excellent!
Yes, it gets larger, and one can read everything on it!
It looks fabulous and I'm looking forward to holding it in my hands.

Congratulations, Marilyn! :-)

Marilyn Brant said...

Yay, Vesper! Thank you... Yes, when I click on the cover here, it becomes rather ENORMOUS! (I'll admit, I've been doing that a lot today. :)

L.A. Mitchell said...

What an adorable cover!! Love the colors. You must have been over-the-moon!!! Congrats :)

Maria Geraci said...

It's gorgeous, Marilyn! You must be ecstatic!

Marilyn Brant said...

L.A. and Maria~thank you both! Yes, it's the end of the day now and, slowly, my body has run out of caffeine and sugar, so I'm not jumping around quite so much :-), but I'm still stealing glances at it altogether too often, and I've done no writing whatsoever today...

Erin said...

OMG!! Marilyn, you've bene blessed by the cover gods. Gorgeous doesn't even begin to describe this one. Love it!

Robin said...

Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! It's absolutely gorgeous, Marilyn!! You must be on cloud 9. I'm so very excited for you! I'm jumping up and down! Really!

Amethyst Willow said...

Absolutely gorgeous! It really is, you must be so chuffed!! Really really beautiful - yay!

Brett said...

It's beautiful, Marilyn! I love the colors. I can't wait to see it on the store shelves!!

Marilyn Brant said...

Erin, Robin, Amethyst/Kate and Brett~you all are so wonderful for taking a look and celebrating with me!! Thank you for your kind words! (I never thought I'd be oohing and ahhing over fonts and color schemes, but it's been so fun seeing "Jane" come to life. :)

Hope you all had a great day! I've been desperately trying to stay offline so I would get work done today (I needed to write after slacking so much yesterday...), and I hope it's been a productive Tuesday for you, too!

lainey bancroft said...

Stunning, Marilyn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes, worthy of an entire row of exclamation points. =)

Sandra Ferguson said...

What a totally awesome cover. I love your back-of-book blurp. Did you have input in that? What terrific quotes. Even your tag line is wonderful.

Can't wait for my own copy.

Morgan Mandel said...

Marilyn, It is so cute!!
Well worth the wait!!
I absolutely love the cover!!!
Morgan Mandel
http://morganmandel.blogspot.com

Marilyn Brant said...

Thanks, Lainey!!!!! (responding to you with more exclamation points!!!! :-)

Sandra~thank you! No, I didn't have anything to do with the back cover copy--or the tag line, for that matter. My editor sent it away for that, so I'm not sure who was responsible, but I really appreciated their work on it... (BTW, great to see you here!!)

Morgan~thanks so much for saying so!! :)

Robin said...

I popped over here again and just had to say one more time...Ohmygosh! That cover is so beautiful, Marilyn!! I love it and know it's going to catch every person's eye and lead to lots and lots and lots of sales! Yay!

Marilyn Brant said...

Aww, thank you, Robin!! I'm really, really hoping readers will like it as much as I do :).

Sherry Davis said...

Lusciuos cover, Marilyn. Truly, it's going to fly off the shelves :) I can't wait to read it.

LJCohen said...

What an utterly fabulous cover! Congrats!!!!! You must be over the moon.

xo
lisa

Marilyn Brant said...

Sherry~thank you! I love your description :-).

Thanks, Lisa! Yes, it's been several days and I'm still very excited...I keep expecting it to wear off, but that hasn't happened yet!

Caryn Caldwell said...

Oh, Marilyn! It's absolutely FANTASTIC!!! The cover is so beautiful and irresistible, and the blurb sounds so fun! I'm so happy for you and I absolutely can't wait until the book comes out.

Marilyn Brant said...

Thanks so much, Caryn!! The wait (and it did seem to take forever :) was definitely worth it for me!
p.s. Hope you had fun camping!!

Cindy Procter-King said...

It works, Marilyn. And the cover is gorgeous!! Congratulations.

Marilyn Brant said...

Thank you, Cindy :-).