Monday, March 31, 2014

It's Cover Reveal Day!

I can't believe it! Reveal day is finally here!

For over two years, I've been researching and writing my debut novel,  
Come Back, and preparing it for publication. I was blessed to meet author and graphic designer Carrie Butler early in my writing journey. Carrie has not only helped me improve as a writer, she's the talent and inspiration behind the novel's cover design.

You can find this multi-talented lady at...

http://www.forwardauthority.com/

I know you're anxious to see the cover, so I won't make you wait any longer.






Left behind by everyone she loves...

Rebecca Garvey had the promise of a California future dreams are made of, until the wagon train her family was traveling with left her behind. Now she’s slowly dying in the wilderness, abandoned and stripped of her self-worth. Once the shock of her desertion turns to embittered despair, she doesn’t want to be found. Then a handsome stranger challenges her convictions and changes her mind.

Headed for Texas, chased by the demons of his past...

Seth Emerson knows exactly what he wants. Working to save for a cattle ranch of his own keeps him busy and keeps his pain buried. Rescuing a stubborn woman from the hills of New Mexico Territory isn’t part of his plan—but she’s exactly what he needs.

Making greater sacrifices than either of them could foresee...

Seth and Rebecca set off on a risky journey and a quest for truth, each healing the other’s love-starved soul along the way. Will they give in to their growing attraction?  Or will they honor their commitments when Seth returns Rebecca to civilization... 
and her betrothed?


Come Back
New Adult / Adult
Western Historical Romance
Available May 2014


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21763651-come-back

Here's the full paperback version...






Carrie did a wonderful job, don't you think?


And the winner is...

It's time to announce the winner of the cover teaser contest!  (Two winners, actually. In light of the number of entries, I decided to double up.)

These bloggers were randomly chosen from the list of eligible entries.  


Congratulations,
Chemist Ken & Liz Blocker
You both won!


You get a free e-copy of Come Back and a 
$10 gift certificate to your choice of 
Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

Here are the answers for those interested...

The answer is: C
(think baking powder)


The answer is: B
(showoff :P)

The answer is: C 
But I'm not gonna tell you why.

The answer is: B

The answer is: A
The answer is: B
The answer is: C
Sometimes they'd just throw in the shell to decrease 
bitterness; but, since they boiled coffee back then (no filter),
cracking an egg and tossing in the whole thing
would also help settle the grounds.



These are the bloggers I know of who are 
participating in the cover reveal today. 
(This list is still growing as I discover more posts.
Y'all were supposed to tell me! LOL)
My apologies if I miss anyone.

And here's a recap of the bloggers who 
made the cover teaser contest possible.

Julie Flanders

 A big thank you goes to every single one of you!

I want to conclude by saying how humbled I am by all the support 
my fellow bloggers have shown, generously and selflessly helping me promoteboth those who helped with the cover reveal and those who've offered to help in the coming weeks.

You guys are awesome.
I'm proud to call you my friends.



49 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Melissa! The cover is gorgeous and the story sounds fantastic. You spent 2 yrs on the research and writing? ooo... then I'm thinking this is very carefully and well written and definitely can't wait to get my hands on this one. Rushing to my TBR list now :)

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    1. Thank you! I hope you enjoy it. :)

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  2. Congrats to the winners and wow, that cover will really stand out in a crowd

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    1. Thanks, Pat! I'm sure Carrie will appreciate that. :)

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  3. Woo-hoo! Love that cover. Nice and steamy:)

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    1. Thanks, Quanie!

      I was going for 'sexy' and 'sweet first kiss' at the same time. Hopefully I nailed it. :)

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  4. Congratulations! Carrie did an awesome job. One more month and it's out into the world with your book.

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    1. Yes, she did. :)

      I know, I know. Don't remind me. LOL
      *hyperventilates and cowers in the corner*

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  5. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of this!

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    1. I can't wait for you to, either! LOL
      Thanks for visiting. :)

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  6. Ah, that is gorgeous! I already added this to my Goodreads TBR list, and I can't wait to read it!

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  7. Hey Melissa,

    Beautiful cover with the feel of the late 1800's. And, even though I'm not into romances, this looks to be a good book. So happy for you! Man (woman), I'm so happy, I've got to make a quick post and cover reveal for my friend! Sorry I've been so out of it lately with visiting and support. Too many things, you know. Anyhoo...off to do that!

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    1. Thank you!
      I'll add you to the list... ;)

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  8. Congrats, Melissa - your book looks very romantic! :)

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  9. YAY, Melissa! CONGRATS... HOW exciting! ALL the best!

    I just finished writing your intro for the A-Z! So excited for you. I hope you like my rendition! They are always a surprise to the authors... usually a pleasant one. LOL.

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    1. Woohoo! I made the cut!!! :D
      Can't wait to read it, Michael.

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  10. D'aww... thanks for the kind words, my friend. I am SO proud of you. Congratulations!! :D

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    1. I'm on cloud nine. I thought this day would never come! :)

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  11. I got a chance to see the reveal at Carrie Butler's blog. I do enjoy it and am very intrigued by the premise of the novel. Wishing you the best with this publication.

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  12. Love, Love LOVE! the cover, Melissa. Carrie did a spectacular job! I enjoyed finding out the answers to your questions too! The book sounds so great!

    Congrats to Liz and Ken!

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    1. Thank you, Ava. I can't sing Carrie's praises enough. :)

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  13. Congratulations, Melissa! It must be a great feeling having it finished after all that hard work. And Carrie did a great job on that cover! :)

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    1. It is. Even the stress of the final polish for the fomatter isn't getting to me today. I'm determined to enjoy this. :)

      Yes, she did. I'm so blessed to have her as a cover designer. She's particular about details and she has a great work ethic, and it shows. ;)

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  14. The cover is wonderful and it captures the feel for the genre too! I hope the launch day goes spectacularly.

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  15. Congratulations! What a beautiful cover. I hope it sells a million copies.

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  16. Beautiful cover! Love the mood it captures.

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    1. Thank you, Christine. I can only take a little bit of the credit. Carrie hit this one out of the park. :)

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  17. Love the cover! Entered the competition :)

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    1. Aw, Wendy. The contest ended Saturday night at midnight central time. Don't despair, though. There will be other giveaways around release time. Thanks for visiting my blog. :)

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  18. Congrats, Melissa!!
    It's gorgeous. :)

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  19. Your cover is GORGEOUS! Many congratulations--I can't wait to read this one! :)

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  20. Have I stopped by to say I LOVE the cover and I've been saying that in comments everywhere? Well, if I didn't...I LOVE the cover and I've been saying that in comments everywhere! I have a habit of judging books by their covers some time...based on this one, I'm already hooked! Very very nice, Melissa!

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    1. Thank you, Randi. That means a lot. :)

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  21. Grats Melissa!! Gorgeous cover. And grats to the winners! (I found my email in my drafts on Monday morning. Whoops.)

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  22. Awesome cover! After all that teasing and waiting and clues, it's finally here and I'm not one bit disappointed. It's so romantic with the soft colors and the sunset behind the two lovers ... sigh. I can't wait to read this one. :)

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    1. Aww. How sweet!
      I hope I don't disappoint.

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  23. I see all your (and your designer) hard work is paying off on your cover design. Congrats!!!

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