Tuesday, February 28, 2012

My New Book Cover

Here's the cover of my new book, Cold Justice, which will be in book stores June 2012. Isn't it awesome? I'm thrilled with it.

A cover and title says a lot about a book. One look at this cover with the stark trees, a raven flying, and the red letters of Justice . . . well, you know this novel must be a suspense. When I saw the raven, I was reminded of a book my parents gave me when I was only 15. It had a raven on the cover as well. They gave me Tales of Edgar Allan Poe. I was puzzled as to why they would give me a book with such dark stories, but I also thought it was super cool especially when I read those stories.

Hmm, as I think about it, I wonder if reading that book sent me down the path of liking suspense. I always thought reading romantic suspense novels were to blame, but the more I think about it, I realize the seed had been planted when I was young. Anyway, I think it's so totally awesome, cool, terrific, and all sorts of wonderful that my new novel has a raven on it.

Now let me tell you a little bit about Cold Justice. Here's the back cover blurb.

After overcoming missed connections, murder accusations, and years of living lives apart, Regi Bernard and Samuel Tanner’s happily ever after is finally within reach. On the eve of their wedding, however, Samuel disappears, and Regi wonders if once again he has run away from both a life with her and a membership in the Church.

Quite the opposite; Samuel has been kidnapped by the Raven Clan, a powerful Alaskan tribe, and is en route to stand trial in front of their justice council for a puzzling crime that happened years ago.

When Regi and Samuel’s close friends suspect a kidnapping, Regi—with the help of her sister, Claudia, and friend Wakanda—resolves to follow Samuel to Alaska but soon learns secrets about her
fiancĂ© she hadn’t bargained for.

While Samuel struggles with his faith and with understanding why he has been accused, Regi risks life and love to set him free.

I'm working on promotion for this novel, trying to decide when and where to have the book launch. And I'm thinking about whether to do a blog tour. If I do, I'll need influencers.

What's an influencer? Influencers promote a book online. Generally they receive a free copy of the novel to read and then post a kind review of the novel and/or author interview, the book trailer, and a link to where people can buy the book. I'd like to do something a little different, though. I've noticed on some blog tours that they are pretty repetitive. I want to try to mix things up and make the tour more fun. Another thing about influencers, they help spread the word about your novel on Facebook, Goodreads, and Twitter.

I'll have twenty free copies of the novel to giveaway to my influencers for the tour. If you're interested please leave me a comment, and I'll put your name on the list.

Thursday I'll post a wrap up on February's value, Faith, introduce March's value, and also give you a short review of the non-fiction book The Miracle of Freedom Seven Tipping Points that Saved the World. This was a very thought-provoking book. I can't wait to tell you about it.

So tell me, how do you like my new cover?



  1. That's actually a very cool cover. Nicely done. Wishing you tons of sales.


  2. Looks fabulous! Definitely want to read!!! :)

  3. The cover looks great! Congratulations, Kathi.

  4. I really like it. The leafless trees with the bird in flight invoke feelings of cold to me. Well done!

  5. It's an amazing cover, Kathi! It makes the story look as mysterious and suspenseful as the description. Congratulations!!!

    Do you have an actual June date yet when it's released? I want to add it to my Blog Buddy Must-Reads page. I still am, but let me know when you have the exact June date. :)

  6. Awesome cover! Congratulations! Sounds like a great book!

  7. Laura,
    That's very kind of you. I don't have the actual date. Sometimes the book comes out a little earlier than they say. I should know more after it goes to press. Thanks!

  8. J. Lloyd,
    As you can tell, I was thrilled to have the raven on the cover. The bird is woven in the story as well. Thanks for stopping by.

  9. Tons of sales would be oh so nice. Thanks, Happy Whisk. :)

  10. Stephanie,
    Thanks! This is the story that has the duct tape incident. ;)

  11. Your book sounds really good Kathi.


  12. Oh, I really like that! I can't wait to read it!

  13. I love your new cover - very cool! And the book sounds good - secrets about her fiance? Very intriguing!

  14. Stephanie,
    Thank you. I hope my readers will enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

  15. Jordan,
    Thank you. Knowing that people can't wait to read it is very encouraging.

  16. Susan,
    That's a good sign that you're intrigued by the secrets about her fiance. That's so cool!

  17. That sounds really cool! Hope I can read it!

  18. Kathi,
    The cover is amazing! Congrats!

  19. Great cover! Did you do a lot of research on native Alaskan tribes?

  20. Thanks, Em! If you'd like to be an influencer I'll put you on the list.

    1. If possible, I would love to be an influencer!!!!

  21. Christina,
    Thanks! It's nice to know others think it's amazing.

  22. Congrats!! It looks amazing! Unfortunately I can't offer to help on the blog tour because I do exclusively YA. :( I'm sorry. But I wish you the best and I'd love to read it.

  23. Diony,
    Oh yes. A ton of research. Remember when I was asking you about bush pilots? Well, this is the book I told you about. It's finally coming out.

  24. This is a great cover! I know you're excited :)

    Please don't enter me in your contest, however. I'm going to be swamped at that time getting ready for my own release, and I don't know if I'll have time to read and review.

  25. congrats on the new cover, Kathi!
    It's nice, although I think they should've leave COLD in red too, to keep the balance, especially since the name bellow is written with much smaller letters. It does have a certain atmosphere to it, and it fits your genre nicely! Congrats!

  26. ooh, and I forgot to say that your cover for RIVER WHISPERS is pretty :)

  27. Excellent cover. It evokes suspense with an edge of fear. I'd be interested in doing a review: my blog, and up to three online sites. Let me know.

  28. Carol,
    Thanks. I'm glad you like it. No worries. I know how crazy-busy an author becomes just before a release.

    I don't know if you can tell by the picture, but the word "cold" starts as black but the l and d have shades of red. Then "justice" all in red makes a big splash. It's kind of hard to see that on the picture. Just like on River Whispers, many people don't see the fish hook with blood on the tip until they see the actual book.

    And thanks for the compliment on River Whispers. :) My publisher has a great design team.

    Great! I'll put your name down and get in touch as soon as I have a firm date for the tour. :)

  29. Love it Kathi! It looks great :)
    So exciting!



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