Yesterday I was sent an email from Melissa Danaczko, my editor at Doubleday US, with the subject line “cover!” I paused for more than a moment, praying, I confess! “Please, let it be wonderful.”
I had every reason to trust that Melissa—and her team—would produce a wonderful cover, but I’ve experienced a few nasty shocks over the years: a cover showing my blonde heroine with jet-black hair, another of a young woman with her bodice ripped. (No, I do not write bodice-rippers!)
Finally, I opened it, and I am absolutely enchanted:
The plan is to emboss the type and screen with gold, which will make it really lush.
Space is left open at the top for a blurb—and I’ve already had some wonderful ones, which I will publish here next.
The interior design is lush, as well:
Each chapter opens with a baroque letter design.
Don’t you just love it?