When I first made my out-of-print books available as e-books, I designed my own covers. I found designing the covers fun, time consuming, and a wake-up call to the fact that I am not a graphic artist! I had a professional, author Patricia Ryan, re-do one of them and it was beautiful but I eventually realized that what I was missing was a consistent look for the books. Pat was no longer designing book covers, so I hired Kim Killion of HotDamn Designs. I have to admit, I had some trepidation because Kim does mostly romantic and steamy covers that wouldn’t fit my books at all, but I admired her design skills and she really “got” what I was looking for. Practically overnight, she created these five new covers for me. I love them and couldn’t wait to share them with you. Here’s the link to my backlist on my website, if you’d like to read more about the books themselves. Purchase links are there for Kindle and Nook, but the books are available for any e-reader you may choose, although I don’t think Apple has the new covers yet. Soon!
I’ve made no changes to the inside of the books other than to add a very brief “story behind the story” at the end of each one, which describes the inspiration and some of the research behind the book.
I know a few of you will ask me if these books will be available in print, so I’ll answer right now. Sometimes you can find the original books used on ebay or at half.com. Sometimes your local library may be able to get them through their interlibrary loan program. If there is enough interest, I may make one of them (most likely Secret Lives, which is the biggest seller of these books) available in print as an experiment, but I haven’t yet decided. If you think you’d buy some of my backlist if it was available in print, do let me know. In the meantime, enjoy the new covers!
PS I’d love to know your favorite of these covers.