My New Book! Free June 4th and 5th!
My new book came out yesterday. Am I excited? Not really. Am I euphoric? No. In fact I feel a little let down.
I got the idea for “Judged By The Cover” When I was doing the series, “Judging a Book by its Cover” here on my blog. I had planned on publishing by Christmas, and then it was Valentine’s and sorry to say, other holidays came and went.
It all started with a cover. Nothing fancy, just something plain.
And then I read a blog post saying that if your book has a plain white background, put a frame around it. And as you can see, he was right. So I tried different looks and different frames.
There are hearts Which I felt were too much.
And then I tried bricks, which wasn’t bad.
But I ended up with this. It reminded me of pillars from the Roman Empire or the Judicial system. Something you would see at a courthouse, or a government building. Click on it 🙂
“Judged by the Cover” is the story of Terri who lives in NY. She is in a relationship and she is a noted cover designer. She is hired by a publisher to design a cover for the best selling author, Craig Burrows. But not only does Craig Burrows write mystery novels, he is a mystery. He has no bio and there are no photos of him to be found. In fact his author photo he uses for the back covers of his novels look like this,
Now Terri starts judging him by his rejection emails and he starts judging her by her cover designs. When they finally meet in person will things change? And why is he a man of mystery?
Okay that’s the basic. One other thing, There is part of the first chapter (of the fictional) Craig Burrow’s new book, “Judged by You”
Now, I’m not a mystery writer, but I think I should write his book and toss my own. 🙂 Ha Ha!
Anyway, because of my lack of self confidence, I started writing a poem ( I’m not a poet either), that would go into my book of short stories and poems, based on photo and word prompts which is due out in December and tentatively title, “Throughout the Year” I was going to share the beginning of it with you, but as I started adding more to it I decided that I am going to make it into a children’s rhyming book with illustrations. We will see how that turns out considering I don’t write children’s books, nor am I an artist or illustrator! Yikes! What am I doing?
So I procrastinated and I got paranoid! I doubted my work. Always have, still do, and probably always will.
Okay enough whining on my part. There are countless blog post on “Judging a book by its cover. Here is mine;
And here is one on Huffington Post;
And another one here on the blog; YA CONFIDENTIAL
And who would of known that there is actually a song titled, You Can’t Judge a Book By the Cover” By the great Bo Diddley!
Oh and my book is featured here on Ngaire’s Blog
And here too! http://adventuresofceciliaspark.blogspot.com.es/2013/05/romantic-rendezvous-with-karen-einsel.html
Thank you sooo much Ngaire!
And “Judged by the Cover” is dedicated to all of the authors who shared their book covers on my blog.
Writing a book with the title, “Judged by the Cover” is very risky! What happens if the readers give the cover an “A” and the story a “D” So I have decided to use this book as a work in progress, editing, revising, rewriting, taking out, adding more and it might take me ten years to get it exactly where I want it to be, but it is available now on Amazon
In the US http://www.amazon.com/Judged-By-The-Cover-ebook/dp/B00D56BFJ6
And the UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/Judged-By-The-Cover-ebook/dp/B00D56BFJ6
So pick up your free copy tomorrow and Wednesday. Judge it, critique it, tear it apart anyway you want, just be sure to leave a review!
Happy Monday Everyone!