I’m spotlighting two bloggers this week. These two very thoughtful ladies are hosting the around the world ‘Romancing September’ blog tour. I was given a spot on the tour, and got a chance to talk about my Western Romance, The Untold Story of Margaret Hearst.
So, thank you kindly to Stephanie and Rosie!
You should really stop by their blogs, http://stephanie-hurt.com/ and http://rosieamber.wordpress.com/ and catch up on all the authors they’ve interviewed, as well as read about their own book(s).
How many of you authors out there have original cover art for your book(s)? Even if you are self published, did you have a cover drawn by an artist you know, an artist you found online, or maybe you drew it yourself?
I was recently told that all major book titles that go through traditional publishing houses do not get original cover art. Their covers come from royalty-free, stock photo websites. Does that mean that the covers for Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight Saga came from such a website? I find that hard to believe.
The cover art my vanity press supplied me, however, was on one of those sites. It was disappointing, of course, but the thing that really bothered me was being told no one uses original cover art anymore. Is it only us self-published people who spend more than $0.20 on cover art? Don’t you feel like your original cover art is special, and sets your book apart from the rest?
Yes, I love the cover art I was given for my Billy the Kid book, but part of me is sad that there are other books out there with the same cover mine.
Today is your last chance to get my western, woman’s fiction book “A Girl Named Cord” at the sale price of 99 cents.
Follow young Ms. Cord McCoy through life’s hardships and romances across the wild west as she finds good friends and bad enemies, a man who promises to love her and a woman who dreams of killing her.
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The Science of Magic
Judith Here, the co-author of The Last Enchantress
I was writing a book about witches in Birmingham when I hit a road block. Magic, if you have magic you can do anything. What’s the limit? Who could stop you? Nothing, was the answer. If you had magic you could make anything that you needed. A book about a group of people that got everything they needed or wanted wasn’t going to work. I needed boundaries, limits but with magic what is the limit?
At four o’clock every day I would turn on Oprah and every day during this time they were talking about the law of attraction and The Secret by Rhonda Byrne. I was like, oh no not this again and would turn it off. Until one day I turned on Oprah and this woman talking about The Secret said these magic words, “It’s Magic.” The Secret or Law of Attraction is magic. I requested The Secret on book on tape from my local library and started studying it. Magic’s only limitation is its wielder. It’s their thoughts that control the magic and they must learn to control their mind. And a few days later I had the dream of Eva walking into the church and the rest is history.
Check out a special sneak peek of The Last Enchantress click here: http://scottandjudithpowell.wordpress.com/508-2/
Scott Powell and Judith Powell are husband and wife writing team. Their books include The Last Enchantress available on kindle and Rebel available this fall. Check them out on their blog here: http://scottandjudithpowell.wordpress.com/.