Wednesday, February 23, 2011

NEW Cover for Homecoming, Coming from Dreamspinner Press in March

One of the most exciting things about this business is when you get to see, for the first time, the cover of one of your own works of fiction. You've put your "baby" in the hands of an artist/graphic designer and entrusted him or her to put the most compelling and marketable "face" on your story.

Artist Paul Richmond pleased me beyond measure with the cover for Homecoming (releases March 17, Dreamspinner Press). His depiction of the two main characters and the Chicago el platform setting perfectly conveny the theme and mood of the story without giving too much away.

I hope you like the cover as much as I do. Give me some feedback below, if you'd like.

Here's a little taste of what Homecoming is about:
After losing his partner Toby, Chase faces a long, painful road back to life and love. At first, he doesn’t see how he can go on, but then Chase and Toby’s old friend Mike cajoles him into returning to Chicago for the annual International Mr. Leather Competition. There Chase revisits a world of hot, casual sex that he had forgotten existed, meets a friend who cares more for him than he ever realized, and discovers the possibility that he might yet find his way home.
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14 comments:

  1. Oh,this is a great cover. Paul Richmond has outdone himself - there's so much emotion flowing between those guys right at that moment!
    F.

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  2. Very nice, Rick. Paul Richmond does beautiful covers.

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  3. It IS perfect, Rick! Congratulations!

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  4. Paul is great, isn't he. Both this and the cover for DIGNITY TAKES A HOLIDAY are wonderful and suitable for framing.

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  5. Love the cover, the story sounded fun to read... Can't wait

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  6. Outdoor subway platforms at night are great, elevated and scary. He did a nice job on this one.

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  7. It looks wonderful - both cover and story! I eagerly await March 17!

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  8. Very Nice! The blurb was wonderful cannot wait til it comes out. Heck lets see only 22 more days. LOL Cinders

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  9. Ah, I LOVE Paul Richmond. This book is right up my alley,you know I'll be snapping it up as soon as it's available. Congrats!

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  10. Thanks, ZAM! You have such good taste, LOL. But I knew you do because you helped dress me in New Orleans.

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  11. Very nice cover! Next book on the TBR-List!

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  12. They say a picture paints a thousand words
    lovely cover :)
    Marie*

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  13. I love the cover!

    It's on my TBR...

    Sharita L aka Michael Mandrake/Rawiya/Blmorticia

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  14. Great cover, Rick - and the story sounds terrific. Congratulations on another stellar release!

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