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Not quite headless cover

Post by Christine Blevins » Sun January 4th, 2009, 10:23 pm

I finally have the time to post the almost final cover art for THE TORY WIDOW coming in April.

TORY is illustrated by James Griffin, the same artist who did the beautiful illustration for the cover of MIDWIFE OF THE BLUE RIDGE.

Though there is still some discussion on which "blurb" should go on the front cover, my MC will be retaining the majority of her face on this one!


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Post by Ariadne » Sun January 4th, 2009, 10:32 pm

What a gorgeous cover!! Not only her attire/appearance (and I like being able to see her face :) but also the ships in the background and the title font.

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Post by Susan » Sun January 4th, 2009, 10:56 pm

[quote=""Ariadne""]What a gorgeous cover!! Not only her attire/appearance (and I like being able to see her face :) but also the ships in the background and the title font.[/quote]

I agree! I never liked the headless woman cover!
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Post by EC2 » Sun January 4th, 2009, 11:40 pm

Excellent cover Christine!
I had a quote from Bertrice Small on the front of one of my USA publications!
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal


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Post by boswellbaxter » Sun January 4th, 2009, 11:47 pm

It's lovely!
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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Mon January 5th, 2009, 12:19 am

Great cover! It gives lots of hints at the story (along with the title). This one will draw the target reader in.

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Post by Misfit » Mon January 5th, 2009, 12:44 am

I agree, excellent cover and I do like the ships included in the background.

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Post by Julianne Douglas » Mon January 5th, 2009, 6:19 am

Beautiful cover, Christine. Congratulations! I'm looking forward to reading it.
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Post by Amanda » Mon January 5th, 2009, 7:43 am

As a reader...yes, that is a very appealing cover! I would find that one hard to resist!

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Post by diamondlil » Mon January 5th, 2009, 8:41 am

Very nice indeed, and I love the detail.
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