Jul 15, 2013


UK cover for Mountain Man!
Warning: This will be a post where I run amok and make little sense, as opposed to my usual posts of stunning brilliance. . .Ahem.


And I love it.

It's beautiful.

Top Ten reasons I love this cover, in no particular order:
  1. It's purple! Is this important? YES. Purple is the best color ever.
  2. See those mountains? THOSE ARE THE RIGHT MOUNTAINS. They may or may not be from eastern Kentucky where the book is set, but it's definitely Allegheny territory--either the Smokies, the Appalachians, or whatever they're called in Pennsylvania that I'm too excited to research!
  3. Hot couple. Ever seen a romance where the models did nothing for you? The heroine was frumpy, the hero had a sweater vest(*Cough* SORRY, AMY). So not happening here, at least for me and I'm totally right. If anyone disagrees, I'll be in the corner plugging my ears and singing How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? at the top of my lungs.
  4. Heroine's got the right hair color. (I know it's not really that important but this little detail makes me happy!)
  5. Hero's got the right hair color. (Same reason as above, but I love the Tall, Dark and Handsome and add it to the list of YAY!)
  6. Who's the scruffy puppy! Okay, so this hottie has no beard and his hair isn't touching his collar, but he's got the sexy scruff. Who's a scruffy puppy? You are! Oh yes you are!
  7. Hello sexy! Granted, it isn't quite as smoking hot as Amy Andrew's recent medical(which, by the way, is an awesome read and the reason I don't feel bad about mentioning the sweater vest debacle). I could not ask for more. *dreamysigh*
  8. It's got my name. This is very important. Might actually be #1 on the list, but I didn't want to seem like I was all egotistical so I strategically located this bit at #8 and then made the text massive so no one misses it. Dash cunning? Or contradictorily subtle?
  9. I get to squeal and run amok two more times before October because... there will be North American and Australian covers! 
  10. Comparing to future cover-siblings. In the future, when other covers fail to make me so gleeful, I can chastise them and tell them they should try to do better like my ELDEST child(cover) did. 
Okay, I'm done running amok now. Only I can't decide whether to make the picture larger, or change my background to it, or maybe bathe it in soft light and infect my blog with some mood music. Nothing screams sexy or puts you in the mood for love more than banjo music, right?


  1. Awww congrats! :-D

    Now do what I did, and get your cover art made into a canvas picture to hang on your wall to inspire you *thumbs up* ;-)

    1. I've totally been considering it, or a version of this idea: Running to the local printer with a copy of the photo and saying... MAKE ONE BIG PLEASE.

      I'm not sure what the resolution needed it like though. Might have to beg my editor to get a high res image for me :D It needs commemorated! And above my desk.

  2. Aww that's a great cover Amalie!

    1. Thank you, Jennifer! I'm still super tickled with it.

      Yesterday was spent throwing caution to the wind and letting everyone know my penname just so I could show them the cover *dies*

      So much for my careful planning to keep myself off the prayer chain due to writing sexy stuffs.

  3. Aww that's a great cover Amalie!

  4. Great cover. And, a cover DOES sell the book. Who has the time to read every blurb in the bookstore?

    I know you're looking for two more covers for this book, but I wouldn't mind this cover as the American cover.

    1. Oh yes, cover is important. And not just to graphic artist chicks turned writers who obsess over cover art *shiftyeyes*

      I am hoping that they just blow up the picture of the hot couple for the American and Australian covers. Though I do really like the blocky layout of the UK covers. And I'm insanely tickled that it's the right mountains in the little square. But all mountains have character! And the Appalachian mountains are incredibly old geologically speaking, so their rounded quality is distinctive.


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