|Cover design by Lyn Taylor|
I do believe the stars were aligned as this cover was born! It truly was a case of synchronicity because cover designer Lyn Taylor included elements that foreshadow some of the story's content. I had the fortune of contributing input, but only did so in a broad way. Ms. Taylor pulled it all together and came up with a design that is a strong representation of the story.
Notice the cover's focus on the heroine. I know the trend is for hot man titty covers, so I especially appreciate Red Sage's support for a cover that spotlights this story's extraordinary heroine. (And the fact that she resembles Angelina Jolie has got to be a bonus, LOL!) The clockpunk elements are front and center and also help convey the sensuality of the romance.
Those are my thoughts. What do you think about this cover?
Story blurb for THE WATCHMAKER'S LADY (April 2012):
Matthew Goddard is a lonely watchmaker in 1840 New England. One fateful day, he discovers the lover of his dreams in a dusty corner of the local general store—Isabel, a bisque porcelain mannequin head with mesmerizing, smoky blue eyes. When Matthew invites her to come live with him, she eagerly “accepts.”
The couple embarks on a lust-filled affair, one fueled by Matthew’s wild imagination. In order to provide Isabel with a brass body and pretty clothes, he begins a secret side business selling clockwork sex toys to his wealthy female customers.
Danger, however, threatens their idyllic romance when a disgruntled customer exposes Matthew’s forbidden business to the townspeople. Despite the growing menace, Matthew will stop at nothing in order to save his soul mate—and protect their love.
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