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Happily Ever After Sale!

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Dreamspinner Press is having a big sale to celebrate the wedding of one of our favorite cover artists, Paul Richmond and his beloved, Dennis.  Stop by and check out the great prices! A portion of the sales will be donated to Marriage Evolved.

Here's the link to the store: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/
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The lucky commenter for last months cover artist post is Penumbra.  Please leave your contact info on this post so I can forward the Dreamspinner gift voucher.  Thanks for stopping by!

Behind The Cover Art

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How often have you seen this comment by readers?

 “I was drawn to the book because of the beautiful cover.” Or sometimes, you see this. “The story was great, but I almost didn’t pick it up because of the ugly cover!”

Writers labor over a manuscript for weeks, months, and sometimes, years. Once it’s accepted by a publisher, their “baby” goes through several processes before it finally hits the shelves. One of the most stressful of these steps is choosing a book cover. First, you have to decide which artist will be able to bring your vision to life. Do you want it drawn or Photoshopped? Do you have a preference for colors? Should there be nudity, or should we take a more subtle approach? What type of background did you envision? What do your main characters look like? Did you wish to convey passionate love or not? The questions are endless, and most writers provide more information than necessary. It takes a skilled artist to sift through the jumble of words and pull out the key element…

Praise for Fire Horse

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I was extremely pleased to see another lovely review for Fire Horse, my contemporary  romance set in the rarefied world of polo. Read it in full here:

http://www.reviewsbyjessewave.com/2013/06/11/fire-horse/#more-91621

Coming Soon!

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I'm very excited to announce that a new and improved edition of Horizons will release in July.  Here's the first look at the cover art by the wonderful and talented Reese Dante.    Horizons is the novel that launched the spin-off Taste and Daddio.  Stay tuned for giveaways and contests in the next few weeks.