Thursday, 7 April 2011

Cover Art for First Novel!


Please excuse my excitement, but I'm now unveiling the cover art for my very first novel, Dangerous Deceit! Champagne Books has two excellent artists and Trisha, who did mine, has just won an award for another cover, so I'm delighted with how she has portrayed my heroine. It's not the usual type of Regency style and I'm hoping that will make it stand out! Lydia, my heroine, is young and innocent but very spirited and her hair has a tendency to lose its pins now and then. I asked for a hint of danger and that's what I've got in the mysterious background.

I've shortened my first name to Romy for romantic novels (at least I hope there will be more!), as I've been writing short stories and articles for years under my full name. There's some more detail about Dangerous Deceit on my Regency blog, as I want to keep this reading and writing one for more general posts about different genres and interests. I'm about to update the other blog after this. The novel comes out in May as an e-book first, followed by print about 2 months later, but I'll be announcing it everywhere, of course!

Rosemary

23 comments:

Joanna said...

Congratulations, Rosemary! It's a beautiful cover. I can definitely feel the hovering danger. The heroine is so compelling and I love her dress. Also, I really like your new name. It looks and sounds perfect. And I can't wait to read your book! I'm so happy for you!

Teresa Ashby said...

That is very exciting, Rosemary - you have every right to be excited! It's a lovely cover. I love the name Romy too! Congratulations :-)

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks so much for your support and kind comments, Joanna, it means a lot!

Thank you, Teresa, I really value your support and comments, too! It's all quite exciting at the moment.

Jude Johnson said...

I think that cover is fab, Rosemary. I'm really looking forward to reading Dangerous Deceit! The excitement only builds from now on!

~Jude
http://jude-johnson.com

Linda Gillard said...

Great cover! And I love your pen name. Good luck with this.

Karen said...

What a gorgeous cover. The name really suits the novel style too :o)

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks a lot, Jude! Your own novel has a fabulous cover too.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Hi Linda - thanks for your comment. I see your novel is doing well!

Hi Karen - thanks a lot for that. It's so exciting, and nail-biting, waiting to see a first cover!

CarolB said...

Great cover, very atmospheric and your shortened name fits it well.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks a lot, Carol! I'm glad I didn't use my rather long first name.

Melanie said...

Beautiful cover!

Elizabeth McKay said...

The cover looks great, Rosemary - or may I call you Romy? I have not yet succumbed to e-books so I'll have to wait for the paper version to come out. It's very exciting.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Hi Melanie - thanks for visiting, following and commenting! Nice to 'see' you.

Hi Betty - thanks for that. I'll have some kind of launch once I can get the print version, so I'll let you know!

penandpaints said...

Wow, congratulations, Romy :) It looks fabulous, you must be so thrilled!

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks a lot for commenting, penandpaints. It's all quite exciting!

Chris Longmuir said...

Brilliant cover Rosemary/Romy. I love the girl and the expression on her face. I'm sure it'll be a selling point for the book.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks very much, Chris!

Bluestocking Mum said...

I like the more contemporary name of Romy. And I'm sure you won't tire of hearing it but the cover is lovely - I like the black and white.

You must be thrilled. How exciting!

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks for commenting, bluestocking mum (love that image, by the way!). Definitely excited!

Debs Carr said...

That's a gorgeous cover and I love the name Romy.

I can't wait to read Dangerous Deceipt in May.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thank you for that, Debs!

Diane Fordham said...

CONGRATULATIONS - WOW! How exciting. How good is that cover! I think 'Romy' works well too. Looking forward to reading it. :-) Good on you Rosemary. Wishing you every success and then some.... x

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks very much for your comment and good wishes, Diane!