Monday, 5 March 2012

I Have a Cover for Summer of the Eagles!

I'm so excited this morning as I've just received the cover art for my first tween book, Summer of the Eagles, which should be published in ebook soon. I thought I'd give a little background to the choosing of a cover on this blog, as well as posting the cover on Flights of Imagination, and I want to show it off! Since I've only ever had one novel published before, once again I was a bit nervous about what kind of cover this book would have, if it would suit the story, and if I would like it.


Well, I am honestly delighted with this cover. Kaytalin, the cover artist from MuseItUp Publishing who normally does the tween book covers, emailed me two options. Her design of the cover is envisioned partly from the synopsis of the book, and partly from the Cover Art Form we have to fill in with as much detail as possible. It's great that we have the chance to see the two options and to approve, or not, before publication.

This was my immediate preference of the two and I can't believe how well it portrays the storyline - it actually looks like the Scottish hill path of my imagination, and the eagle off to the side is perfect! Even the girl doesn't look too old and I much prefer that we only see her back view. I also love the bright colours as the story takes place in the summer of the title. It doesn't hint at the danger, or the fantasy element of the strange boy in the hills, but the blurb will do that job. The girl and the eagles are the main focus of the book.

I am a happy bunny this morning!

Rosemary

41 comments:

Teresa Ashby said...

Oh Rosemary that is lovely! It sounds absolutely perfect for your book. Congratulations :-) xx

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks a lot, Teresa - you are always so supportive!

Chris Longmuir said...

Lovely cover, Rosemary. It's lovely and fresh.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks, Chris!

Joan Fleming said...

Lovely cover, Rosemary. Looks like just what you wanted.

Joanna said...

Rosemary, It's an absolutely beautiful cover. I've spent a long time looking at it. I love the colour and I always like back views of people too.
You must be so thrilled. I wouldn't be able to take my eyes off it all day.
Many, many congratulations. x

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks, Joan!

Thank you so much for that lovely comment, Joanna. I'm so pleased you like it!

Frances Garrood said...

A really beautiful cover, Rosemary. All very exciting!

Paula Martin said...

Wonderful cover. It's so great when a cover lives up to, even exceeds, all your hopes and expectations, isn't it?

Bill Kirton said...

Clean, bright and altogether perfect. I like the idea of the 'danger', 'fantasy' and 'strange boy' lurking behind all this beauty and innocence. Congrats to Kaytalin.

mra duffy said...

I'm not surprised you like it - a lovely cover.

Anne E. Johnson said...

Congratulations! I remember reading about your novel a while ago, but it's great to be reminded. Nice cover! You must be excited.

Enita Meadows said...

Wow what a beautiful cover! Best of luck!
--Enita

joanne fox said...

A beautiful cover! Maybe you could have a print of it to frame.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks, Frances - exciting indeed!

Absolutely, Paula - thank you!

Bill - you've hit it in one. That's exactly what I was thinking when I saw it.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks, Myra!

Thank you, Anne - I'm getting more excited now!

Thanks for commenting, Enita!

Thank you, Joanne - I've been thinking that too! Kaytalin kindly emailed me different resolutions of the cover, so it should be possible.

Jean Bull said...

It's really beautiful, and it's so exciting to see it! It just makes me want to read the book!

Jenna Storm said...

It's beautiful! Makes you want to climb right into the scene.

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Anonymous said...

Congratulations! And the cover makes me want to be there.

J Q Rose said...

Kaytalin did a great job on the cover. You must have explained your ideas very well so she could translate the story into this perfect image. It certainly draws me in. I would love to follow that path and play in the sun with the eagles overhead. Best wishes on your new upcoming release!

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks, Jean - glad it makes you want to read it!

Thank you, Jenna!

Thanks for that, Anonymous!

Thanks, J.Q. - Kaytalin actually interpreted my faltering suggestions much better than I even hoped!

Elizabeth McKay said...

It looks great, Rosemary. Enjoy this exciting time.

SharonM said...

Great cover, 'Ros'.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks, Betty - you'll remember it well!

Hi Sharon - thanks for commenting!

Vikki said...

I left a comment on your other blog but I thought I'd leave one here too as love the cover so much! Good choice you made as it looks intriguing and a great interpretation from the artistx

Melanie said...

I love the cover plus the hints of other things that the blurb will cover. Sounds like it's a great read!

K.C. Woolf said...

That's a great cover! It's definitely a book I'd pick up. It makes me long for those long, careless childhood summers, where adventure lurked behind every corner.

(Maybe not that different from long, adult summers, come to think of it.)

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks again, dear Vikki!

Thanks, Melanie - it has a mixture of interests!

Hi K.C. - thanks for that comment. I'm hoping it resonates with the young teen inside us all!

Carolb said...

Lovely cover, Rosemary, and atmospheric too. It's great that you got the cover you preferred.

Linda Kage said...

I love it!! Just saw on the promoting loop that you'd received this cover. Congratulations!!!!

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks, Carol - the cover artist did a great job!

Hi Linda - thanks for commenting! Glad you like it.

Patsy said...

What a gorgeus image!

I have an award for you over on my blog.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks for that, Patsy - and thank you for the lovely award!

Diana said...

Congrats! Looks good. How exciting.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks, Diana!

Diane Fordham said...

Ohhh Rosemary I am feeling your joy all the way down here in Australia. Looks great. I am so very happy for you xx

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thank you, Diane! I'm looking forward to it coming out.

Janice Horton said...

Fantastic - huge congrats Ros!!

Love, Janice xx

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thank you, Janice!

edna d'lima said...

wonderful cover and sounds like a great book.

Good luck Roz
Edna