Congratulations to Kim Woodlief and Sandy De Jesus who both won a free ecopy of London Dreaming!
Stay tuned for the April contest.
I’m thrilled to announce that Lucy’s story, LONDON DREAMING, will be released Spring of 2014. You can read the excerpt here.
While Lucy was fun to write, I really enjoyed writing about the hero, Matt. He’s smart, strong, and driven. Do I need to mention his good looks? Dark, wavy hair, intense blue eyes, and he looks great in a pair of running shorts.
One thing you won’t know from reading the book is that he worked his way through University in England and went to business school in the States—Stanford University, to be exact. That’s how he got his start-up/internet mentality. He’s still friendly with many of his classmates—one in particular works in venture capital and helped him raise the money to start Old Street bank.
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I love the original cover for LONDON FALLING with the slightly retro feel, the Scottie, and the stack of cupcakes. It was exactly what I was looking for at the time I published LONDON FALLING. I still think it's cool.
(There's always a but isn't there?)
It's a chick lit cover, and LONDON FALLING is not chick lit. It's romance. Don't get me wrong, I love a good chick lit novel. My first novel (which shall never see the light of day without a major--and I mean major--rewriting) is a chick lit novel. Some of my favorite authors write in the chick lit genre.
But chick lit is different than romance. Chick lit is really all about the heroine's journey--and there may or may not be a romance involved. Romance is all about the relationship and how both characters evolve and change over the course of the novel to make the romance work.
As more and more chick lit novels were published, they all seemed to be using cartoon-like images for their covers, rather than photographs. And the cover that I chose to set me apart from other romance covers did just that--and set me all the way in another category!
So, I went back to the drawing board, and I'm absolutely thrilled with the result! Natasha Brown did the new cover art and she was amazing to work with. Here is the beautiful cover Natasha designed for me: