It’s been a long time since a review made me cry, but this one had me all up in my feels. It’s no secret that much as I love this series, it doesn’t sell well. I knew from the beginning what I wanted this series to be, so that was never an issue, but this cover? Good grief, that was a struggle. A hijab on the cover of a romance book? I’d never seen it, (which was a key motivator to do it) and knew it would turn some readers off.
I thought long and hard about leaving it off, especially since I had a helluva time finding a stock photo that would work. Whit finally had to merge four photos, and y’all don’t know what a struggle that is (not to mention the expense). I looked at stock photos until my eyes crossed trying to find pictures where the angles and shadows were just right. I’ve done it so much I’m officially an expert! Even so, I am so glad I stuck to my original vision. It’s amazeballs when people read the story and understand where I was coming from. Love against all odds. Regardless of religion or political strife or whatever. It’s still love folks and that’s the business I’m in.
I’ve been writing like crazy. Lisa and I hope to have Acts of Wars ready for you soon, as well as a few surprises. When I get tired and my brain cells shut down, I like to play around in Photoshop. I’m working on a cover for the last book in the Storm Crow series, Storm Crow, which will be out next spring. Not quite ready yet, but check out this montage of the book covers so far. What do you think?
I’m more than a bit annoyed about this. Why did no one tell me that men’s anti-perspirant works better, costs less and believe it or not, is gentler on your skin? As a melanated woman I’ve struggled with underarm discoloration caused by anti-perspirant since forever. I was convinced switching to male products would worsen this issue, but menopause is causing me to sweat like crazy so I decided to try it. No discoloration at all. My underarms actually look better. And Old Spice has some of the most amazing scents EVER. This Citron with Sandalwood is my favorite, but Wolfthorn smells awesome as well. And did I mention this stuff works like a champ? I mean, I never have to worry about not smelling fresh, it keeps my pit game tight ALL DAY LONG and on to the next day.
Reddit is probably one of the most disturbing sites on the internet, but even a blind hog finds an acorn every now and then. If you’re in an abusive relationship, or ever find yourself in one, you might just want to save this post. Girlfriend did everything right to protective herself from this asshole and I hope more women are able to do the same.
Hard to believe that it’s been ten years since my first fiction book, Rock Star, was published. (Actually, it’s in September, but I’m impatient.)
To commemorate that glorious event I’ve redone the covers for all the books in the Rockers of Storm Crow series, and plan to release the final book in the series, Storm Crow, late this year or early next year.
Thank you for your support of this series over the years. I’m so proud to have written the very first rock star romance and your reception has been incredible. As always, Lovers Rock.
I picked this up for about $40 at Goodwill. It was in pretty bad shape, but I needed something with deep drawers to hold serving pieces as well as board games. I think it turned out nice.
This is the before.
It’s Annie Sloan Napoleon Blue with a black overglaze and some distressing.
Isn’t it gorgeous? Finally got the cover I always wanted. You know what they say; if you want something done you have to do it yourself.