Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Wicked Wednesday -- New Cover!


Just in time for Wicked Wednesday, I received my newest cover--for my Edwardian-set October 2009 release, A MIDNIGHT CLEAR (Zebra Books). It's pretty hot, I think! But what I really love about it is that it really captures the tone of the book, which is a little darker and angstier than my previous historicals. I also love that it shares similar elements with the WINTER'S DESIRE cover--the moon, the bare branches, the darker palette. And I'll be the first to admit--I *love* gold foil lettering!


Here's the back blurb:

HE WAS HER FORBIDDEN FANTASY...
Miranda Granger arrives at the spectacular seaside resort The Grandview Hotel to spend the Christmas holidays, hoping it will be just the tonic she needs to forget her scandalous past. But when she crosses paths with Troy Davenport, the alluring stranger she met aboard an ocean liner, Miranda fears she will repeat the mistake that almost ruined her reputation many years ago.

SHE WAS HIS GREATEST MUSE...
Troy Davenport has been struggling to paint the stunning woman he encountered by moonlight on the ship's deck. If only he could meet his muse again. When he learns she's staying at The Grandview, it takes a great deal of convincing to let him paint her. But once he begins he realizes he wants more than to capture her unique beauty on canvas. When they surrender to an all-consuming passion, Troy's past threatens to tear them apart--unless a Christmas miracle can save their love.

So....what do you think??

12 comments:

Charlotte Featherstone said...

I love it! And I'm a sucker for gold, and red foil!!! lol!

I like the similarities between Winter's Desire and this cover as well, although I'll admit to loving the pose of the couple. Steamy yet sensual.

This should fly off the shelves!

Amy C said...

I love covers that have moons on them. I think that is a sensual and beautiful cover, and it's now on my wishlist!

Kristina Cook/Kristi Astor said...

Thanks, guys!! And you know....now that I'm checking out the dude a little more closely, he *kinda* looks like Jimmy a bit, doesn't he?! And he did say he did covers for Kensington. Hmmmmm......

I love the pose, too, Charlotte! I think I've actually even got a steamy scene in the book where they're pretty much standing like this.

And Amy, I love moons on covers, too. So atmospheric! Like Charlotte, I'm also a Cancer--moon child. Wonder if that explains it?!

Victoria Janssen said...

You really can't go wrong with a story that began on an ocean liner.

Amanda McIntyre said...

As I said when I first saw it-- this cover is FAAAABUUUULOUS!! From colors, to tone, to couple and dress....

If...make that when, I see it in the bookstores I am going to snap it up!

Congrats, Kristi! Thank the cover art gods!

LOL Victoria;) so true!

Amanda

VampFanGirl said...

Oooh, I really like the cover. It almost looks like he caught her mid escape and she simply surrenders to her desire of him. Very nice. I love the red of her dress too.

The cover blurb sounds amazing as well. I'll be adding this to my Wish List.

:) VampFanGirl

Lea said...

What beautiful cover art!

Very sensuous and lovely!

Congratulations!

L

Barbara said...

It is absolutely GORGEOUS!! I love a good historical. I'm really looking forward to it, Kristi!!

Cecile said...

Very beautiful cover and very sensual story Kristi!!

ranearia said...

that is one smoking hot cover! rawr!

Kristina Cook/Kristi Astor said...

Thanks for positive comments, everyone! In case you can't tell, I'm really excited about this book!

Genella deGrey said...

Oh, honey! It's so beautiful! I can't wait!
Yummy excerpt, too!
(((HUGS)))
G.