September 19, 2017

Cover Reveal: STRAY MAGIC is Coming!

Today I'm sharing the cover of my new novel Stray Magic, which officially launches on 10/10.
A fairy tale for dog lovers. 

Isn't it so cute?! I love it!

I ran a competition on 99Designs and this was the one I finally chose (after MUCH deliberation!) This cover is a bit different for me, since all my other ones use a photo, but since this book is a bit different (it includes magic) I figured it was okay to have a different look.

The 99Designs process was really fun. You set up a "contest" for your design needs (book cover, web design, logo, etc.) and designers compete to be selected (and get paid!).

The designers were all very accommodating, making any little tweak I requested, and even suggested ones I hadn't thought of. For instance, here's how the Stray Magic cover started out. Still cute, but more somber:

I asked the designer to add a tongue - because I think it makes the dog look happier - and to change the colors and I really love the final result.

Another thing I really love is the spine of the paperback! So darn cute!
That tongue!

Okay, now for the Nitty-Gritty

The book blurb
Cara Snow is newly divorced, stuck working for a jerk at a pet boutique, and worried about her soon-to-be empty nest with only her corgi for company. Longing for a little romance—or at least a date for the annual pet-rescue gala—she wishes she could fall for a man as easily as she does for the irresistible dogs she meets at work. Her wish summons Vincent. With his tough-guy accent and velour track suit, he's not the fairy godfather of her childhood storybooks. Unfortunately for her, he’s also not on top of his game. When he casts his spell, suddenly men are interested in her… but none of them are her type. If only they were as perfect for her as the dogs they adopt! Has Vincent botched the spell? If so, what will that mean for Cara, as well as Vincent? Stray Magic is a tale of love, laughter, and the profound magic of believing in yourself.

It's available now for pre-order for $2.99 as a Kindle ebook, or if you prefer a different ebook format or a paperback, it won't be available until 10/10.

But... I'm going to giveaway a print copy (or maybe two...) via my newsletter which will be going out in the next few days, so if you want a chance to win a copy before you can get your hands on the book anywhere else, be sure to sign up for my newsletter here or on the right-hand bar of this very blog! (It's a very infrequent newsletter, and I always include a giveaway!)

Thank you for letting me be wordy!

Thanks to BlogPaws for hosting Wordless Wednesday! Stop by their site to check out all of the other blogs in the hop.

28 comments:

  1. How wonderful to have your book complete with such a great cover. I entered to win, preferring paper to e-stuff. :-)

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    1. And with paper, in this instance, you get that adorable spine! :)

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  2. I love the cover design. Definitely makes me want to open it up to read it :)

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    1. Hope it has that effect on lots of people. :)

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  3. I plan on ordering a paperback version for me, and one for my best buddy and Mom for Christmas. The design is awesome and I agree with the tongue.

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    1. Thank you! The paperback is much more fun with that spine! :)

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  4. I love the cover! I look forward to reading it.

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  5. Love it!! Did you get my email a couple weeks ago?

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    1. I got the one where you said you'd been able to download it. Was that the one you meant? That's the last one I got from you.

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  6. Sounds like a fun book !
    hugs
    Hazel & Mabel

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  7. Completely adorable! You're right, adding the tongue was the cherry on top. And I can't wait to see how this story ends. Well done❣️

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    1. Thanks! That tongue definitely finished the cover off perfectly!

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  8. Congratulations! The new cover came out really nice!

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  9. I love the cover, and the book sounds like so much fun! I definitely need to get the print copy for my sister for Christmas. She loves your books too, and likes to have the old-fashioned book in her hand. :)

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    1. Oh yay! That's nice to hear that she loves them too. And the bonus of the print version is that adorable spine!

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  10. Oh my dog, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the cover and how fun is your story concept! I can't wait to read it!

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  11. How super exciting for you, congrats!! The book cover is awesome and I like the changes you made.

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    1. Thanks! I'm really happy with how it came out in the end.

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  12. Oh the cover is amazing and I LOVE the premise! So fun!!
    DakotasDen

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    1. Thanks, Caren! I had fun writing it, so hopefully folks will have fun reading it!

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  13. The tongue definitely adds that little spot of brightness. Great design. It took me quite a while to get used to reading the e-book format, but now I enjoy it.

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  14. hello pooch smooches its dennis the vizsla dog hay my dada sez he definitly preefers the cover with the tung and he has pikd owt a lot of covers in his day i think he meen buk covers but maybe he meens bed covers yoo never no with him!!! ennyway kongratchoolayshuns on yore noo buk it sownds like a verry fun storry!!! ok bye

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  15. Sounds like something I could cuddle with (along with the Boys) and read with a good cup of coffee this fall. Congrat's my friend. And yes, the cover is very different from your typical style, but so adorable. I love it!

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  16. I also love the cover. I like the idea of having a contest for it too.

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