As an author, there is nothing more thrilling than getting cover art. Well, except for maybe seeing your book in print with your name across the cover for the first time. That’s pretty darn special too.
But cover art is what makes the book, in my mind. You want something eye-catching and attention-grabbing and, let’s face it, NOT ugly. I’ve been lucky not have anything hurl-worthy. But I’ve had some covers that were just meh.
At any rate, today I’m doing a cover reveal for my first book in the Realm of Honor series, ONE KNIGHT ONLY. This was originally released with a publisher but now I have the good fortunate to have my rights back and the ability to release it with a new cover.
I love this story. It’s set during a jousting tournament in the Middle Ages with a sexy Scottish laird fighting for his reputation and his land. To me, this cover captures the essence of the book. Plus Finn is just so hot. 🙂
I particularly like the Realm of Honor badge showcasing the series title.
In case you missed it the first time around, here’s the blurb:
A snarky Faery princess, a Scottish knight with a gambling problem, and a murderous earl all add up to one thing: Trouble. Maggie’s medieval education never prepared her for life in the Middle Ages!
Do-gooder Maggie Chase throws her thesis out the window when she wakes up in the arms of a hot Scottish knight. When she realizes she’s somehow ended up back in time, she embraces the persona of Lady Margaret. But she may be in over her head when she realizes she has to keep the sexy knight alive during a jousting tournament in order to get back to her own time.
Sir Finian “Finn” McCullough is a gambling man and owes a very large debt to an evil earl who is after his family estate. When the beautiful and outgoing Maggie arrives in his bed, he can’t remember tupping her the night before and thinks she’s a spy for one of his neighboring clans. He intends to find her kinsman and return her safely but he can’t resist her charms, her smart mouth or her sex appeal. Instead he keeps her close, taking her with him to an important jousting tournament—one he has to win or lose his castle forever.