Aug 24, 2012

Locked Within Cover Reveal

I've got a bonus post this morning. Karen over at WiDo e-mailed me last night to let me know my cover was ready! Check this out:


I swear, I have chills just looking at this. That's my name. On my book. I was about 11 or 12 when I first realised I wanted to be a writer. Twenty years on and I'm literally watching my dream come true piece by piece.

I love this cover. The model fits my description of Nathan Shepherd, and he's got such an "I'm going to kick your ass" look on his face! I absolutely love the cityscape along the bottom, too. I've always been a big fan of photo models used on book covers, and the dark, urban landscape sets the scene perfectly, both with Nathan's face sitting over "his city" and the buildings looming threateningly behind him.

Thank you to everyone at WiDo, and to the cover artist. This is the best birthday present I could have received.

13 comments:

  1. Totally awesome, Paul. I get chills thinking about how you felt seeing this for the first time. I remember how I felt, so I think I know. So happy for you.
    Karen

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    1. Thanks Karen! I still can't help looking at it.

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    1. Wow, this is stupendous! I get the sense of a strong and interesting MC and a gritty story he has to tell...
      Congratulations on the cover- how well I remember what a heady thing it is to be looking at one's cover when it first appears.

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    2. Thanks Audrey!

      Mirka, it's an incredible feeling. I can't wait to hold it in my hands.

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  3. Awesome cover, I'm saving a space on my bookshelf for it.

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  4. Oh, it's perfect, Paul! Really eye-catching. Congrats!

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    1. Thanks Talli! It's an amazing cover. Just perfect.

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  5. This looks amazing, Paul. A great cover makes it all seem so real, doesn't it?

    Congratulations!

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    1. Thanks Olene! It really does. I can't believe this is coming out in a little over 2 months.

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  6. What a fantastic feeling this must be!! I just got signed by WiDo and am taking a tour of my now-fellow author's blogs/sites. I'm so excited for you, an this looks like a book my husband would stay up to the wee hours reading. Let us know as soon as you get your release date!!!

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    1. Congratulations Jadie and welcome to WiDo! I'll keep an eye out for your updates.

      Locked Within will be out on November 6th. You can pre-order it on Amazon now.

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