A few weeks back I shared that my publisher, Egmont USA, had decided to add a special effect to the HOURGLASS cover.
Because they are AWESOME.
My new release date is June 14th, 2011 - but that's not the only thing that's new. This morning, The Husband yells up the stairs, "YOUR COVER IS DIFFERENT ON THE AMAZON PAGE."
I thought I was going to blow groceries, because I've heard horror stories about cover mix ups on Amazon. I tried to look at the picture on my phone, but I am blind, so I had to reboot my computer (I had set it to be offline all day).
When I finally got to the Amazon page, I saw this:
The shading is different, I believe to represent that the cover is metallic - ish (and from what I heard from my editor, Regina, also VELVETY).
But it also includes the blurb from Beth!
"Pulls your heart in every direction. A brand new twist on time travel with an explosively delicious romance."
~ Beth Revis, New York Times Bestselling Author of ACROSS THE UNIVERSE
What you can't see on Amazon is the one on the back!
"The most original book I've read this year, with a mind blowing plot that had me flipping pages way past my bedtime. I wish I could go back in time and read it again."
~ Rachel Hawkins, New York Times Bestselling Author of the HEX HALL Series
You can sort of see Rachel's in this picture of the book on the printing press, but I couldn't read Beth's final until I saw it on Amazon. Because I am blind, as referenced above.
You can also kind of see the metallic -ish - ness of the cover!
I am truly, truly honored to have received support from these women for HOURGLASS. Here's why:
1. They are both wildly funny, gracious, and insanely talented.
2. They're Southern, and it was vital to me that they understood and approved of the setting of Ivy Springs.
3. They're huge Doctor Who fans, so I knew if they thought my time travel methods* were too shady, they'd call me out.
4. They are truth tellers, and if they hadn't liked it, they would have graciously said so. (That didn't make me nervous at all. Noooo.)
THE COVER IS PRINTED. The release is SO SO CLOSE! This Thursday marks the two month countdown!
*time travel is fictional ... FOR NOW ...