Wondered if you’d like a sneak preview of the cover for Time’s Echo, which is out in September …
This is a "time slip", written under my own name, as you can see, and it’s a major departure from category romance for me. So a very different cover from my others!
Here’s the provisional ‘blurb’ to give you some idea of what will be on the back cover:
York , 1575: Hawise Aske smiles at a stranger in the market, and sets in train a story of obsession and jealousy, of love and hate and warped desire. Drowned as a witch, Hawise pays a high price for that smile, but for a girl like her in Elizabethan York, there is nowhere to go and nowhere for her to hide.
Four centuries later, Grace Trewe travels the world, trying to outrun the memories of being caught up in the Boxing Day tsunami. Her stay in York is meant to be a brief one.
But in York Grace discovers that time can twist and turn in ways she never imagined. Drawn inexorably into Hawise’s life, Grace finds that this time she cannot move on. Will she too be engulfed in the power of the past?
I love this cover. To me, it’s intriguing and conveys the ‘feel’ of the story, and I was thrilled when I saw it. The point of a cover is to tell the reader what kind of story they’re going to get when they open the book, and I think this cover ‘says’ "time slip", the way the cover of We’ll Always Have Paris, for instance, ‘says’ category romance.
What do you think? Is this the kind of cover that would make you pick up a book, or do you prefer your novels with a clearly contemporary or clearly historical setting?