Henri’s new cover

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Today I’m taking a little break from editing my first novel (don’t worry, dear editor, I’ll be right back!) to share my excitement over the cover for my next romantic thriller ”The Elephant Girl”, scheduled for publication next summer.

I was absolutely stunned when I saw this. It’s totally different from my first cover, so different perhaps that you could be forgiven for thinking this book was written by another person. But, no, it’s still me, and as with the first book, it reflects the setting of the story. This time partly in India and partly in London’s multi-cultural Shepherd’s Bush area.

When it comes to the details, it’s almost as if the cover designer had a direct feed to my brain (mm, a slightly worrying notion now I come to think of it…). The elephant pendant is exactly what I imagined my heroine’s necklace would look like, and putting it on the spine of the cover as well was truly inspired. The pointed paper knife hints at danger, and the colourful fabric used for the background just screams, ”pick me up!”

Hand on heart, would you be able to walk past this in a bookshop and not stop to take a second look? I know I wouldn’t.

23 thoughts on “Henri’s new cover

  1. It is absolutely GORGEOUS Henri! Congratulations – a very exciting break from edits. I love the colours. Beautiful – and actually, it looks like the font is the same as Up Close? Wonderful. Sxx

  2. Love it. Can’t go wrong with red and gold. Have I ever mentioned how much I like red? Henri – you must be thrilled with it. Congratulations. Can’t believe it’s nearly a year since we first met. Hope to see you soon. xx

  3. It is lovely, Henri, and as someone who has had a “sneak peak” of the novel, I totally agree that it fits the story to perfection!

  4. Thanks for your lovely comments. I’m absolutely thrilled to bits over this! I just love the colours, and the font is very elegant. Sarah, it’s very similar to the font on “Up Close”, except with tiny variations. And edits are going well, so I’m a happy bunny today πŸ˜€

  5. Delighted the edits are going well and agree this cover is gorgeous and very eye-catching.

  6. Lovely. The design, the colour – yes, you’re right, it is hard to walk by! I shall be buying a copy. Isn’t it thrilling when one loves one’s covers! I LOVE Jigsaw Pieces cover!!

  7. Carol – It’s the best feeling, isn’t it? The book is a reality now, not just something nebulous which sprang from my head, but something I’ll be able to hold in my hand soon. And I agree about Jigsaw Pieces. Great cover.

  8. Think I’ll try to get hold of an elephant pendant, especially if elephants are supposed to be lucky. After that I might go to the racetrack…. πŸ˜‰

  9. I’m so sorry to be late to the party for your lovely book cover, Henri – I’m only just back at my desk. It’s beautiful – lovely colours so I can see why you’re so thrilled.

  10. What a gorgeous red! It’d catch my attention in a bookstore for sure. Wish they could issue limited edition necklaces and paper knives for the launch. I wantsss them, precious…

  11. Thanks people. I do hope that shoppers will like it. If not, perhaps I can set up a sideline in selling trinkets instead πŸ™‚

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