Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Rattling the Cage Cover Reveal

This week keeps getting better, and it's only Tuesday! I just received the cover to my upcoming romantic suspense novella Rattling the Cage, coming soon from Ellora's Cave.

Montana Lee desires a life outside of Rattler City, Nevada, a hellhole of a town where the law draws fear in its residents. Slapped with a reputation from a mother she hardly knew, and a debt that keeps her slaving for pennies at the bar, her dream of escape to become a dancer remains out of reach.

But the winds change when Lawson, a handsome, muscle-bound drifter struts into town exuding danger and an undercurrent of raw sexual energy. Convinced that he’s the key to her escape, she makes it her priority to capture his attention.

Anger and darkness has consumed Lawson for years, leading him back to the town that robbed him of his childhood. His plans for vengeance are simple: find the stolen money, kill the one responsible for the demise of his family, and destroy the town. Despite Lawson’s intentions, Montana’s will to seduce is hard to ignore.

~Ann Cory

7 comments:

Savannah Chase said...

Oh Ann, the cover is just sexy and I know this book will be a hit. Huge congrats.

Abigail Kern said...

Gorgeous! It's always thrilling to get a new cover. :)

Ann Cory said...

Thanks so much Savannah - I was so thrilled with the great scenery and colors used. I can't wait for this to come out :)

Ann Cory said...

Very much appreciated Abigail! Yes - LOVE new covers :) THanks for stopping by!

Claudia said...

Love the cover, Ann! And the blurb!

Ann Cory said...

Thank you so much Claudia :)

Shirley Alcock said...

Thanks for sharing the cover of your new book. My thoughts?

For just one microsecond I thought this was an M/M novel. The male torso was so prominent, and the figure behind so demure, that it took a closer second look to absorb the visual information.

The textbox containing the title mars the overall design. The top and bottom borders are a distraction (especially the drop shade on the top border) and the reddish fill lessens the visual impact of the female's thong and hip, which should have defined her gender. The typography of the title is crude: choice of typeface, mix of font sizes, and mix of horizontal-vertical orientation.

My preference would be for a borderless title with a less fussy design. The image should be zoomed out to reveal a tad more of the models' faces. I would also pose the female differently, moving her slightly to the left and bringing her shoulder forward, so that just a hint of her right breast became visible.