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 fiancé 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?