I am generally very proud to show off my book covers in public. But sometimes . . . ugh, they're just so bad. I was reading Nalini Singh's Visions of Heat this week and I'm sorry but that man on the cover gives me the heejie beejies. Is he supposed to be attractive? The spotty skin and the black filled-in eyes. (And the hero's not even supposed to have dark eyes, the heroine is.) I felt a little sheepish pulling it out on the subway, even though it's a very good book. So I bugged my resident crafter extraordinaire Twin into making me a book cover that wasn't ugly (as so many of them are).
Isn't it great?! I told her to embroider "very important literature" on the front. ;) It is important. She says this is a prototype--she might tweak the design a bit and then make some to sell on her etsy shop. The outside is a really soft blue linen and the inside is this cheerful pink-and-white cotton.
It feels very cozy in my hands. Thanks Julie!!!!!!!