15 7 / 2014
soemily said: Hi Courtney! Congratulations on The Suffragette Scandal; it looks completely amazing. I love the snippets you've posted! A quick question, if you don't mind: I'm saving it to read as a treat after the bar exam, and I'd like to get a hard copy. Do you have an idea of when they might be available? Thanks!
It showed up on print in Amazon early this morning: http://www.amazon.com/Suffragette-Scandal-Brothers-Sinister-Volume/dp/1937248313/?tag=cmwebsite-20
08 7 / 2014
Anonymous said: If Unveiled was (kindof) Arthur and The Lady of the Lake, and Unclaimed was (slightly) Lancelot and Guinevere, which Arthurian legend does Unraveled touch upon?
King Pellinore and the questing beast.
07 7 / 2014
Anonymous said: Could you tell us about the book whose cover you posted on 6/29, "The Devil Comes Courting"? It says "the Worth saga bk 3," but on your website I see three titles listed for the Worth saga and this one doesn't appear. - Kate Y.
It’s not on my website because I’m not sure the cover is final yet. I have two covers in a row that will have Asian women on them, and it’s not easy finding two pieces of stock photos that are in a pose that will work for the branding for the series and that I like enough to work. Right now, I have two pieces. Alas, they are of the same model in a slightly different pose.
I haven’t posted either cover yet because I am holding out hope that I will, in fact, find that better pose.
I can pretty much guarantee that I won’t be posting much about the book (aside from the cover) until after Book 2 goes up though, because you will meet the hero of Book 3 in Book 2. So even if I posted the cover, it would say, “This is Book 3! It is about…things. And people. it is set in a place.”
But since you asked nicely, I will tell you the following things:
- The hero has been struck by lightning. Multiple times.
- There are a lot more than 3 books in the series.
- The first line of the first book in the series is, “Judith, there’s a body on the porch again.”
- The first line of the third book in the series (The Devil Comes Courting) will be something like, “Despite the monsoon rains beating on the roof, the ladies were doing their best to pretend they were in London.”
29 6 / 2014
ppyajunebug said: I kind of love the Trial cover, mostly because it looks like a bad vampire novel book. I have a great love of bad vampire novels
I have nothing against the cover itself, and especially nothing against vampire books, either bad or good.
It just doesn’t belong on my books. Or that book, in particular.
29 6 / 2014
Anonymous said: What's your favorite cover (of your books, of course!)?
I don’t really have one.
Sorry, that’s a boring answer. But it’s true. For the most part, book covers are marketing tools. Either they do their job or they don’t, and I have to admit that I’m mostly pretty unemotional about covers themselves. Does it convey genre? Is it within my established author branding and the branding for the series? Is the expression on the model’s face something that draws me in? Is the cover clear and visible in thumbnail? Does it look professional?
I don’t really have fine gradations in love between covers beyond that, and I end up spending enough time twiddling fine details that the cover becomes overly familiar to me.
My favorites are usually only favorites because I’ve just put them together and am not sick of them yet.
Thus, for instance, I still like this one.
I do have a least favorite cover, and that would be the original cover for Trial by Desire.