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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Cover!!!

Guess what I just got?! (Woot!)



Yep, Friday Mornings at Nine will be spreading the purple waves of love this October 1st. Can't wait!

The blurb on the back says:

Every woman remembers her firsts: Her first kiss. Her first lover. And her first time contemplating an affair...

Each Friday morning at the Indigo Moon Café, Jennifer, Bridget and Tamara meet to swap stories about marriage, kids and work. But one day, spurred by recent e-mails from her college ex, Jennifer poses questions they've never faced before. What if they all married the wrong man? What if they're living the wrong life? And what would happen if, just once, they gave in to temptation...

Soon each woman is second-guessing the choices she's made--and the ones she can unmake--as she becomes aware of new opportunities around every corner, from attentive colleagues and sexy neighbors to flirtatious past lovers. And as fantasies blur with real life, Jennifer, Bridget and Tamara begin to realize how little they know about each other, their marriages and themselves, and how much there is to gain--and lose--when you step outside the rules.

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Everyone!

48 comments:

Pamala Knight said...

Oh Marilyn it is GORGEOUS!!! The cover gods love you ;-). Congratulations.

Can't wait to read it!!!

Book Junkie said...

OMG Marilyn, I agree with Pamala, it is GORGEOUS!
I can't wait for Oct! Congrats!

Brande

alitareads said...

I love it! How exiting :) And we have to wait all the way until October for it? I'm sure it will be well worth the wait :)

Marilyn Brant said...

Thanks, Pamala!!!! I'm thrilled with it and I LOVE Kristine Mills-Noble's cover designs!

Thought of you often today with all the Irish festing going on! Hope you've been having fun ;).

Marilyn Brant said...

Brande~thank you!!! I know it's a lot of purple on a day when everyone's wearing green--LOL--but I was really excited ;).

Alita~thanks so much! I know the time will speed by faster than I want it to but, yeah, right now October seems too far away!

Maureen McGowan said...

Very nice!!! I love how it goes with the first one, but not all matchy. Lovely. Congrats!!

Marilyn Brant said...

Thanks, Maureen!! And HUGE St. Patrick's Day love to YOU. Will there be celebratory green beer in your evening?!

Heidi Betts said...

Well, this is just GORGEOUS, Marilyn--major congrats!

So if *I* have an October release with Kensington, should I be expecting artwork soon, too? Nervous! 8-o

Edie Ramer said...

Fabulous! I love how it goes with your first cover. You have your brand! And what a great blurb, too.

Pamela Cayne said...

So very, very pretty! It's going to look so beautiful beside ACCORDING TO JANE. Peach beside purple. Awesome book beside awesome book! Maybe your green socks are now your lucky green socks!

Congrats!!!

Marilyn Brant said...

LOL, Heidi!! And YES...it should be coming soon. I'm sure it'll be GREAT ;). Last year, JANE was an October 1st release, too, but I'm pretty sure I didn't get the cover until the last week of March. Looking forward to seeing yours any day now!!

Edie, thank you! I love that they carried over some of those same features from JANE's cover--the oval, the font for the title, the focus on the hands and lips. Every time I look at this new one, though, I think, "Mmmm. I really need some coffee..." :)

Pamela~squeee!! And, yeah, it's VERY peach beside VERY purple--LOL! But I love those shades, so it's all good! xoxo

Thanks, everyone, for celebrating for a little while with me tonight!!!

tonya kappes said...

I love your cover! Do you sit there and just stare????

Amethyst Willow said...

Oh it's just fabulous Marilyn. I love how similar it is to Jane's cover. They're both really distinctive and amazing. xxx

P.S. Word verification: 'bless'

Maria Geraci said...

Yes! Gorgeous, beautiful cover! And I love the blurb! Congrats!!! Can't wait to read it:)

Allie said...

Wow! That is a fantastic cover! Congratulations!

Brittany said...

I can't wait to read your new book! The cover looks perfect. Congratulations!

Marilyn Brant said...

Tonya~LOL! I've done some staring :). Last year, when I got JANE's cover, I carried the cover flat with me *everywhere* for the first 2 weeks so I could pull it out and look at every hour or so!

Amethyst~thank you!! {hug} And I think the computer was trying to send you a blessing ;-). Hope you'll have a wonderful day!!

Thanks, Maria! I was really pleased with the way they encapsulated the story in just 2 paragraphs. This is a skill I haven't mastered nearly as well, esp. not with my own books!

Allie~welcome and thank you!! I just stopped by your website and loved the sound of your debut novel. STAY sounds wonderful ;).

Marilyn Brant said...

Hi, Brittany! Thank you :-). I was thrilled to get that jpeg yesterday... And congrats, again, on your new Examiner.com position!!

Brett said...

So, your "cover girls" are all missing eyes. Is that supposed to symbolize something? Just kidding, Marilyn! ;) I love the new cover, and I can't wait to read your next book. I don't know how I'm going to be able to wait until October! Congrats on another beautiful book cover.

Robin said...

OMG! It's a gorgeous cover! I love it. And the copy is so terrific - I cannot wait to read it!! You've totally hooked me! I'm chomping at the bit. Congratulations, Marilyn! I'm so excited and happy for you. :)

Marilyn Brant said...

Brett~you and my husband and my son ALL mention that--LOL! That was the first comment my child made when he saw both covers ;). I think it's a fairly recent (past few years?) stylistic thing... I've seen a handful of other covers that have gone "eyeless" too!

Robin, thanks, hon!! I couldn't wait to share it with you all :-).

L.A. Mitchell said...

Marilyn!!! Daresay I love it more than the first? Mostly due to the purple. LOVE purple. You must be over the moon. I'm so happy the cover gods were good to you a second time.

Tina Russo Radcliffe said...

YOU GET THE BESTEST COVERS. Congratulations!!!!

Marilyn Brant said...

L.A.~thank you! There's no denying its purpleness!! Glad you like the color, too ;).

Tina~thanks, sweetie!!!! And in a few months we'll get to see your first cover--can't wait!!

Jen said...

Congratulations!

I can't wait to read this book.

Marilyn Brant said...

Jen, thank you!! And thanks so much for stopping by, too ;).

Vesper said...

Yay, Marilyn, it's fabulous! I love it! Yes, I love the purple, and that it was designed with "According to Jane"'s cover in mind.
Congratulations! I'm so excited for you!!!!

Kwana said...

It's beautiful! Congrats. I can't wait to read it.

Judy Croome said...

Great newsletter Marilyn! Lovely to read all the well-deserved reviews of "According to Jane". And your new cover is even more gorgeous than Jane's cover. Looking forward to another great read come Oct 1st!!

Anonymous said...

Very nice cover, simple and elegant. Friday Mornings at Nine sounds like a really funtime read, congrats on your hard work...I can't wait to read it. ruthing73@hotmail.com

susan said...

Love the cover and my favorite color also. I wish you the best of luck on your book and sure hope I get a chance to read it. You sure had a great cover designer, susan L.

herblady said...

I love the cover and the book sounds very thought-provoking, I look forward to seeing it in the stores in October!

stormvikki said...

I love to read titles, Friday Mornings at Nine - sounds intriging. Congrats on your book. stormvikki at aol dot com

Sunnymay said...

Girl, the cover is dreamy. I feel as though you are teasing us to have to wait until October. Please give us a few crumbs and tidbits the closer to the pub date.

pattycake said...

looking forward to reading this new booh

Marilyn Brant said...

Vesper, Kwana and Judy~You ladies are so wonderful! Thanks so much for your cheers and all of your encouragement, esp. over the past year... I heart U!!

ruthing, Susan, herblady, stormvikki and pattycake~THANK YOU!! And I SO appreciate that you took time to stop by ;). Wishing you all a great week and sending spring sunshine your way!

Sunnymay~LOL!! I'm not trying to be a tease! I was like a kindergartener on Christmas when that cover came--bouncing around and showing it to everybody :). Thanks so much for wanting to find out more!! I update my website every month and am working on a FRIDAYS page now--so I'll definitely have an excerpt posted online by the summer, as well as the "soundtrack" that I used while writing the book ;-).

Teresa Miller said...

Congrats Ms. Brant!! It has to be exciting to get the covers of your books. I can't wait to get my first one! Congrats again.
Teresa Miller
teresa2956@yahoo.com

SiNn said...

oh wow that is a beautiful cover congrats on the up and coming! your work rocks and you deff deserve it

Wilma said...

I can't wait to read it, wish it came out sooner.

librarypat said...

Love the cover. Congratulations on the wonderful reviews of ACCORDING TO JANE and best of luck with FRIDAY MORNINGS AT NINE. The story line sounds like a good and thought provoking one.

librarypat said...

Forgot to leave my email address:

librarypat AT comcast DOT net

Marilyn Brant said...

Teresa, thank you!! It *is* exciting ;). Please let me know when you do get yours so I can admire it, too!

Thanks, SiNn! I think YOU rock for saying so :-).

Wilma, thank you!! I know the time will zip by, but I'd love to hold the finished book in my hands right now...

librarypat~I appreciate the congrats AND the luck! Thanks so much ;).

bestjlb said...

Marilyn, Love the cover! You have to be so excited. I am anxious to read all of your books. I love Jane Austen and wish she would talk to me sometimes. How inspiring would that be?! Keep writing and enjoy your time in the spotlight. I think you probably should get used to it!
Janet Best
best3sons@insightbb.com

Marilyn Brant said...

Janet, thanks so much for your kind comments ;). I always wished Jane Austen would talk to me, too, especially as a teen. I could have used some good advice--LOL!!

Anonymous said...

I feel that the cover is eye catching and those who do know you will notice it. I want to take the this moment to wish you the best on the book and all that follows.

Cynthia
cpharney(at)yahoodotcom

Marilyn Brant said...

Cynthia, thank you for taking the time to stop by and for your good wishes!! I truly appreciate them ;).
p.s. Glad you like the cover, too!

Brittany Roshelle said...

What a beautiful book cover!

Virginia C said...

It's a great cover--lovely and intimate. Purple is my favorite color : )

gcwhiskas at aol dot com