Wednesday, 5 June 2013

What a wonderful new cover!

Confession-time. I emailed Mark with the title of the new Laos book as I knew it would be a pain to design a cover and couldn't face that look on his face that said, 'Oooh, I'm really not sure about this.' (He did reply with an email along those lines but at least I didn't feel a need to crawl away and think of a new title.)

It all went quiet, and then this happened:



Take a quick look.

Now look again ... at all those feathers in the butterfly wing ... no, they're not feathers.

(He seems to cook ideas somehow. They simmer when he's doing other things. And then - wham - thing like this appear.)

Where, you might be asking, is the book?  It's very close now - if you want to read the extract that makes sense of the title you can find it here.

And if anyone would like a copy to review, or a blog visit, then please let me know.

28 comments:

  1. Oh Wow! This has to be my fave cover so far. It's stunning! Loads of luck with the book too, Jo.

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    1. Thank you, Abi - glad you think it's as wonderful as I do!

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  2. That is so clever! Really impressed. You must be thrilled.

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    1. Isn't it wonderful! Thank you, Beth.

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  3. Of course I'd love to review a copy Jo... excited to read more from you!!! Cover looks great by the way.

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    1. Thank you, Cally, I'll get a copy to you in the next day or so.

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  4. Lovely cover and excellent extract. I'd love to review the book, but not while I'm away on a rather exciting trip of my own.

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    1. Thank you, Miriam. I've sent you a message via your website.

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  5. Looking forward to purchasing and finding myself somewhere exotic (for me) for a bit!

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    1. it's certainly exotic - and very different from Nepal...

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  6. Very clever and very eye catching. I would love to review your book on my book blog.

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    1. Thanks so much, Anne - I'll email you a copy. (It's an ebook, so I'm assuming you have the means of reading it?)

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  7. Hi Jo, the cover is gorgeous! Very very clever and eye catching too. I'd also like to review it if you can spare a copy. Otherwise, I'm happy to wait until it's available and buy it. Just let me know!

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    1. You're a star, Val. I'll email you a copy - it's an ebook, and so there's no problem with counting copies. Am assuming you have some sort of ereader?

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    2. I have Kindle on my laptop :-) I also have something that Lulu uses from Adobe. It seems to be for e-pub, whatever that is! But that's sweet of you, Jo. I'm very grateful to be able to get a copy from you. Thank you!

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  8. Gorgeous cover! Congratulations!!!

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    1. Thank you, Susan - and for the RT!

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  9. a LOVELY cover, Jo. But, perhaps it is my eyes, I can't see really what the things on the butterfly wings are. Great extract, and one I shall certainly buy when you publish it, as ever.

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    1. They're piles of bombs, Jenny - stacked up and ready to be loaded into planes. Jacqueline did clever enlarging things to see them!

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  10. Smashing. Had to enlarge the picture to check and it's great. What are you like?!

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    1. Only the title is mine - the clever cover designer is my son-in-law. So I'm just swanning about in the shadow of his cleverness!

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  17. Fabulous cover. I couldn't enlarge the picture either but I love it anyway :-)

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