Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Bring on the HEAT!


Big drum roll...I am SO thrilled to unveil for you my new cover!! I should preface this by saying that "cover days" in publishing are some of my favorites; in other words, I just love cover art. Seeing how my clients' works translate into that visual expression--and especially with how the packaging looks/works for the book, is incredible fun. It can also be frustrating: if a cover is terrible. If a cover is beautiful, but simply wrong. I feel really blessed that I've truly fallen in love with this next cover of mine for PARALLEL HEAT, the second title in the Parallel series.

You can't tell how cool this will ultimately look, by the way, because it will be printed on lovely foil, and in the background left will be alien writing--shimmering in a sort of holographic manner.

Let me know what you think! I can't wait to hear your thoughts.
hugs, D

20 comments:

Shannon McKelden said...

I gasped! Seriously, it's that beautiful. Way to go!

Shannon

Gina Black said...

Hot, hot, hot! Can't wait to see it in person.

Ellen Fisher said...

Beautiful, Deidre! What a terrific cover!

Maura said...

That's gorgeous, Diedre!

I really want to see that alien writing in person too!

Nalini Singh said...

The Cover Gods are smiling on you. That is a fantastic cover - love the colors!

MariaGeraci said...

I agree with Gina, it looks hot! Very nice cover, Deidre!

Nonny said...

Oh, meow. That's one hot cover.

Therese Walsh said...

Fantabulous! And now we know what SHE looks like, too! :)

Jana J. Hanson said...

Is it October yet??? I can't wait to read it!!

Natalie Damschroder said...

I think both your covers so far are eye-catching and complementary. Can't wait to see them in real life!

Mel Francis said...

D!

It's breathtaking!

Bonnie Ferguson said...

That's a great cover! :)

moonhart said...

Definitely Hot!

Luv it.

terri (taking a break from revising)

Cai Stephan said...

I love the way she is looking out while he is plastered to her. Very provacative and it would make me pick the book up!

lisa stone hardt said...

Oh, WOW. Somebody in the art department looooooves you!!!

Deidre Knight said...

Thanks, guys! I have been in meetings and phone calls all day long or would have said THANK YOU before now!! I love this cover, too! Thanks a million for all the sweet words!! Hugs, Deidre

Gena Showalter said...

I FREAKING love it!

Sorah said...

Sooo Hot. :)

LOVE IT D! Great job!

The Beautiful Schoolmarm said...

Steaming.

Wyoming needs more guys that look like that.

Hoo-wah.

pennyoz said...

I will tell you what I like about this cover.
I like the way they stand off center.
I like the way their faces are partially obscured, which means that their image will not interfere with the image of the characters once the reader gets into the story.
I love the way the heroine looks at the reader. It's almost beckoning you into her and become her.
There is just a suggestion of a passion there without the bodice ripper style that a lot of covers (I think) make a huge mistake with.
The colors are warm. Warmth attracts. Cold colors are more repellant.
Lucky you. Expensive cover equals a lot of faith by the publisher.
Getting a lousy cover can really be such a let down, it spoils the whole excitement of the precious m/s you spent so much time investing energy and you into.
You scored the bullseye. :-)
Congratulations.
Penny