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?
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.