Tomorrow is my scheduled date to begin working with Streetlight Graphics on cover art for the second novel in my latest fantasy series: Traitor Savant. I am so excited! I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve! I have all these ideas in my head of how it will look. Will I be right? Will I be even close?
Will it do that cool mystery glow thing so everyone knows it's awesome?
I love anticipation. It's something that slipped right past me for most of my life--when I wasn't actively hating it. Now, in order to keep a more balanced perspective, I'll often tell myself "This is the part where I don't know what's in the box." It anchors me to the Anticipation Phase, and once I know what's in that box, I can look back and see how I got from A to B, emotionally, physically, etc. I find it actually helps me with my characterization, so I try to do this whenever I try something new.
So right here, right now, this is the part where I don't know what the cover of Traitor Savant looks like.
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by Mary Beth Daniels Publication date: May 1st, 2013 Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
Jet is a Nix, the daughter of an Enchantress who went outside her bloodlines. No one helps a Nix, and even though her father is in deep trouble with Dei Lucrii, a dark Enchanter who paid her family an extraordinary sum to make a passion potion, Jet has no way to fix the powerful spell that killed her mother.
But someone is watching her. A very handsome someone whose face appears in a pewter bowl her mother always kept close by.
Could the boy be the secret to avoiding the curse of the Nix? Or is he the sort of distraction Jet REALLY can’t afford at a time like this?
Passion Potion is a paranormal new adult romance from the author of the romantic comedy hit Heteroflexibility.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mary Beth Daniels is a writer and photographer in Texas. She is a huge fan of Ellen Degeneres, a rabid stalker of Nathan Fillion, and she can't mention how she feels about Chris Hemsworth without risking a restraining order. Mary Beth is also the author of the hit romantic comedy Heteroflexibility and cites Strawberry Shortcake & Friends as an inspiration for her hair colors.
I got Traitor Savant back from my editing team today! It's all pretty and shiny, and I'm so excited I could burst! The cover art date isn't for another three weeks, but I'm crazy impatient right now. Rebel Elements is selling so well, I'd love to throw Traitor Savant up for sale the moment its cover art is ready. Why must that time frame be so far away from now?
Why won't this TARDIS go any faster??
I'm so thrilled to have gotten another chance to work with Karen and Lynn over at Red Adept's Editing Services. They're the bomb. Karen, my fantasy editor, really knows her stuff, and she's the same kind of weird as I am. We clicked immediately over book one, and it was pure joy to get to listen to her jauntily berate me on my word choices and plot holes in book two as well.
So, here I sit, thrilled with my clean and polished manuscript. Today, I'm one vital, enormous step closer to the release of book two: Traitor Savant, Second Seal of the Duelists. It's a good day. A very good day, indeed.