Sometimes you find the story, and other times, the story finds you. Such was the case with the current novel I’m co-authoring with my friend and the author of the Hell and Highwater series, Victoria Liiv. Purchasing a pre-made cover before the story was ever conceived was never something I’d planned. Before Eternally Yours, the concept was completely foreign to me. How could you purchase a cover without knowing what you needed? Without having the slightest idea of who the characters were or what the plot was?
Well, one day I became curious and fell down the rabbit hole of pre-made book covers. I didn’t even know what I was looking for. Heck, I didn’t even know why I was looking. But there I was, mining through countless websites of gorgeous pre-made covers. But no matter how stunning, nothing truly caught my eye.
Until my gaze landed on this beauty. Now, if you’re reading this in June 2021, you’re probably looking at the peek-a-boo cover strip that only gives you a tiny glimpse of the graphic art. However, if you’re reading this closer to the end of 2021, I’ve probably already done the cover reveal and you’re looking at the full-blown beautiful cover from Triff Book Designs.
The instant I saw this cover, I knew it was mine. The story weaved itself in realtime and before I knew it, I had a brand new book idea, a book cover, but no time to write it. With my writing schedule completely swallowed up by my other WIP (a contemporary, adult fantasy), I knew I needed to recruit some help from one of my author friends…and that’s how I roped Victoria into co-authoring this book with me. I needed someone with a passion for deep plots and intricate, complicated characters. Someone with a distinctive style and a knack for storytelling. After only reading a sample of her work, I knew she was someone I wanted to co-author with.
Shortly after presenting her with this project idea, Victoria spun her magic, adding layers to the plot and introducing me to new characters I never even saw coming. I am so excited to embark on this writing journey with her. We’ve been plotting and outlining for the past few weeks and are set to begin writing this coming July with a goal of a Summer 2022 release. I know it’s far off, but when it comes to my books, I don’t like rushing. If there is anything you’ll ever know about me it’s that I’m a patient writer. My readers expect quality stories and that’s what we plan to deliver.
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In the meantime, don’t forget to pick up one of my other books and get lost in a romantic escape like no other.