Friday, April 22, 2011

Blank Slate book cover is done!

Okay, time for the unveiling of my new book cover! I'm totally excited about how cute it turned out, and I can't wait to hold a copy in my hot little hands. Here it is:


Cute, huh!

And here's my back cover copy:

Adrianna Mueller may be a world-renowned concert pianist, but when she wakes from her coma after a serious car accident, her ability to perform has disappeared as completely as her lost memory. As she recovers from her injuries, she struggles with the expectations of everyone—her family, friends, and fiancĂ©, Brock—who all want everything to go back to the way it was.

Everyone except Gavin, Adrianna’s brother’s business partner, who finds himself drawn to the woman she is now. But he has his own problems. As he tries to get a handle on a former employee’s embezzlement, he fights his growing feelings for Adrianna.

And then a trip to the emergency room shakes everything up, leaving her to stumble as she tries to regain her footing all over again.

The process of getting ready to publish a book on my own has been different than with a publisher handling most of the tiny details for me, but so far I've actually enjoyed it. I have just a little more editing to do tonight and tomorrow and hope to get everything finalized and uploaded into CreateSpace by tomorrow night. That means I won't have time to get my proof copy, approve it, and order copies for the conference in two weeks, but that's what I get for allowing myself to get distracted over the past few months.

I'm going to work next week at getting it reformatted and loaded up on all of the ebook platforms, so I'm hoping it'll be available that way by then. And I still need to make some plans for publicity--so stay tuned to find out what fun things are coming up!


24 comments:

Kaylee Baldwin said...

Very cute cover--it looks professional. I would totally pick that up for a read. Did you design it yourself or have someone do it for you?

Tristi Pinkston said...

It looks awesome, and I love how you tweaked the backliner to fit in with the shoe theme on the front of the book. Way to make it all work!!

Canda said...

Beautiful photo. The back blurb is intriguing too--great cover.

Heather Justesen said...

Thanks ladies, and yes, Kaylee, I did do it myself. I wasn't sure if I could manage to make it work, and I was prepared to pay someone to do it if I had to, but thankfully, that wasn't necessary. if I were doing fantasy or paranormal or something, I'd totally have paid someone instead.

Jessica L. Foster said...

Wow that is a classy looking book! I like the blurb on the back too! Another one to add to my list to read!

Chantele Sedgwick said...

What a beautiful cover! I love it! :)

Marsha Ward said...

Very, very nice, Heather! Are you going through smashwords.com for the non-Kindle conversions?

Joyce DiPastena said...

LOVE the cover, Heather!

Melanie Jacobson said...

That's a seriously rocking cover.

Stephanie Black said...

Congratulations, Heather!!!

Heather Justesen said...

Thanks, I'm so glad everyone likes it! And yes, Marsha, I've already downloaded the style guide for Smashwords. And a link to load it for Kindle, and some other websites to visit. =)

Danyelle Ferguson said...

The cover is absolutely gorgeous, Heather! I can't wait to order my own copy!!!!

Jane Isfeld Still said...

I love it. Totally professional. Did you come up with that? WOW

C. K. Bryant said...

I LOVE THIS! Isn't this the book I read for you, MI? I don't want to give the old title, it might ruin the book for others. ;) Can't wait to get it on my Kindle and read it again. Will you be doing a launch party via online? Book Reviews???

susan dayley said...

Wonderful backcover, intriguing story! fantastic cover! and I totally want those shoes!

Heather Justesen said...

Jane, the picture on the front was a photo from Istockphoto.com--lucky for me they had something that worked so well in their massive archives!

Christine--yes, this is the one you critiqued for me. Yeah, I'm going to do some fun online stuff and put together a blog tour. I'll focus on that after the conference!

Valerie Ipson said...

Love, love the cover and the blurb as well. Totally nice job!

Our New Journey Together... said...

love it!!!!.. wait how come I haven't gotten a written draft copy for feedback hmmm??? you are in trouble my big sister :)

Rachelle said...

I love it! Heather, you did such an amazing job. I'm excited for you and this book--it's super good!

Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen said...

I totally love your cover! And the story's great, too. :) Congrats!

Karlene said...

Great cover!

Maria Hoagland said...

So awesome!! Can't wait to read it!

brendajean said...

It's a beautiful cover! People who don't know what a fabulous author you are will just pick it up because it's gorgeous! Hurry please,...I'm anxious to read it:)

Kimberly said...

That back cover blurb seriously catches my attention - can't wait to read it!