Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Uncooperative characters and new cover art

Time sure has been flying by recently. The writing is going slow right now. My hero in the current WIP is so not wanting to cooperate with me. He beat me over the head, wanting his story told, and now he's pretty much shut up and is digging in his heels. Apparently he doesn't like the storyline that I thought would work for him. Okay, I'm listening. Tell me another story.

Oh, I also got the final version of my cover for Desperate Choices today. It is absolutely gorgeous. I've sent the .jpg to my web mistress to be added to my site (, and as soon as it's up, I'll post here so you can see it along with the back cover copy.

I've also attached it at the beginning of this blog. Carina's art department did an outstanding job; the mood and the tone are spot on and I'm very, very happy with the end result.

This has to be a quick drive-by blog tonight, as I want to get a few minutes of writing in. Tonight was an exercise/gym night so getting a later start than I wanted but still some writing is better than a blank pain.

Till next time,



Anonymous said...

I love the cover, they did a great job.

Kathy Ivan said...

Thanks, I'm thrilled with the cover, too. Carina did an amazing job. Thanks for stopping by.

Liz Fichera said...

Gorgeous cover! Very intriguing. Love the candles, the colors--everything.

Toni Anderson said...

Beautiful cover, Kathy!!!

Kathy Ivan said...

Thanks, Liz

Carina did a wonderful job on the cover.


Kathy Ivan said...


Thanks for stopping by. Yep, Carina did a wonderful job on the cover, it evokes just the right atmosphere for a story set in New Orleans.


Shirley Wells said...

That cover is truly gorgeous! The Carina art department is just amazing. They capture the mood of a book so well.

Kathy Ivan said...

Thanks, Shirley

I couldn't agree more. Every cover I see from Carina has just surprised and delighted me. They are evocative and thoughtful. Thanks for stopping by.


chris k said...

I agree with everyone - great cover - and tsk tsk on your next hero you really should sit down and explain to him what's what!! lol.

Kathy Ivan said...

Good morning, Chris

Thanks for dropping by. Yep this is the final cover, ain't she beautiful?

You know what a pain in the backside Remy is being. I've given him a big ole kick in the backside (last night), so hopefully he's back on course.


Jenny Schwartz said...

Great atmospheric cover -- and I really like the title. They grab the attention.

Kathy Ivan said...

Thanks, Jenny

I really love the cover. Plus Carina let me keep my title, which I was thrilled that they loved it, too. Thanks for stopping by.