Reon Laudat
December 29, 2015 @ 1:51 PM

Coming in 2016!

Glad to report Welcome to Mistywood Lane started to jell for me.  Now I feel more comfortable talking and writing about it.:)

 I had a change of heart regarding its previous title (Mr. Right Next Door), cover, and branding. I was going to go for something edgier (read sexier) for the cover but then...

(See my post titled Back to Cute & Pink posted December 12, 2015.) It explains why I've experimented with certain cover images and the conclusion I've reached regarding styles.

Welcome to Mistywood Lane is a lighthearted romance.

(I do have another chick lit/women's fiction lite novel  that's similar to The Mommy Group. However, that one needs to simmer on the burner a while longer.)

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December 12, 2015 @ 4:12 PM

After a few months with the beefcake boys on two covers, I have decided the look didn't particularly fit my work or writer's voice. (Sigh.)

 

For more information on the beefcake change see the blog post dated July 18, 2015.

 

I took in a recent discussion on a romance writers forum. The topic of book covers came up. The beefcake covers in particular came up. People gave various opinions on them - pros and cons. But the one thing everyone seemed to agree on was that beefcake covers were an indication of the high heat level in a book, as in beefcake covers flag stories with steamier content. I kinda knew this, but still...

Though The Flirtationship has a few more heated scenes than Just Her Type, neither ranks very ............

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