I saw the cover for my upcoming novella (Capturing the Silken Thief, Harlequin Historical Undone, March 1) on Amazon:
That means it’s time for my cover kibitz post.
First of all, I love the look! The colors are romantic and sensual. The effect is understated. Subtle. Plus she has pretty black hair. You may think all Asians have black hair, but — well, first no — second there’s varying degrees of black. This is a really nice blue-black.
Okay…now I sound like my mum, raving about hair color. Next it’ll be about long eyelashes. hmph!
The girl in Lady’s Scandalous Night bothered me a little because they didn’t curl their hair in the Tang Dynasty so the look struck me as modern.
In “Silken Thief”, the girl looks more timeless. Plus she’s not looking straight at the camera. In general, I prefer that covers don’t break that fourth wall, you know?
I think the look of the two covers go perfectly together. Too bad my first Undone novella, The Taming of Mei Lin, doesn’t follow the same vein. Though I can’t complain because the hero in the “Mei Lin” cover is smokin’. I’m a sucker for a strong jawline.
Here’s the official blurb:
Tang Dynasty China, 823 A.D.
Musician Jia needs a valuable book of poems by a famous courtesan to buy her freedom…and she believes Luo Cheng has taken it. Her attempt to steal the book from him fails, but the tall and powerful scholar unexpectedly offers to help her quest! But when they finally find the book—and the arousing poems and artwork inside—Jia’s longing for freedom is replaced with a new kind of desire for Cheng….
Click here to read excerpt and background info for “Capturing the Silken Thief”
Available for pre-order (ebook will not be delivered until March 1, 2012): Amazon | B&N
What do you think? Do I have the best cover karma in the world or what?