Monday, May 21, 2012

Make Believe Cover Revealed!

On December 3, 2012, J. Taylor Publishing will release Make Believe, an anthology of six short stories, ranging from contemporary romance to fantasy, written based on a photo prompt with a wintry setting and a woman in red. At last I’m able to show you the cover!! I've not had my name on the cover of a book before (insert girly giggle of delight). I can also share a little more about the stories:


Sacrificial Oath by Terri Rochenski
An impetuous act unwittingly makes Alesuela the fulfillment of the Sovereign’s Blood Oath to their Goddess. In five days, she’ll be forced to make the greatest choice of her life: become the virginal sacrifice already promised, or force the man she loves most to die in her place.
With an impossible choice in front of her, she searches for ways to undo the oath, and in her quest, finds not everything in her life is as she expects.

The Amulet of Ormisez by J. Keller Ford
There is only one way to save Elton Fletcher’s brother from an insanity-ridden death.
After years away from home, fighting for his people, Elton returns to discover his only sibling, Cayden, possessed by greed and malice, and responsible for malicious, unthinkable deeds. Cayden, though, isn’t the only one afflicted by the Amulet of Ormisez, and Elton finds himself in yet another battle, where the price of failure could be his own life.

Birthright by Lynda R. Young
Christa can mask the pain and hide the scars, but running from a birthright is impossible.
She’s tried to escape her grief by fleeing to a small town in Florida. Much to her frustration, the locals think they recognize her even though she's never been there before. To make things worse, a man named Jack spouts outrageous theories about her.
Both spur Christa to bolt, to start fresh yet again, but there’s something about Jack that intrigues her enough to stay. The only problem? Someone else wants her to leave, and they won’t stop until she’s dead.

Petrified by Kelly Said
A mysterious storm has replaced summer with winter, devastating crops and smothering Castle lands in snow.  Prince Sterling August stands alone as a leader, lost in personal grief as well as a desire to help his people but with an inability to do either.
The answers he needs await him, but without Lochlyn, a woman who’s just as isolated as Sterling, he’ll never see what stands before him, cloaked in illusion.

Last Winter Red by Jennifer M. Eaton
Emily is a Red, a woman whose sole purpose in life is to produce offspring. When her husband dies and leaves her childless, she risks her life and forsakes the safety of Terra—a disease-free city born after the nuclear holocaust. Beyond its boundaries, she knows, survives a man with whom she can be properly paired.
The Outside, though, holds secrets the government struggles to keep, and what Emily discovers on her quest for a mate will change her life forever.

Escort to Insanity by J.A. Belfield
From a charity auction, to a stroll in the park, to the craziest night of her life. Nicole Harrington can’t help but wonder how a simple event went so drastically wrong.
Of course, the male escort she booked is wholly to blame. Not only charming but shrewdly intelligent, Benjamin Gold drags Nicole into a platoon of unimaginable problems—ones from which she’ll have to find the courage just to survive.

What do you think of the cover and story blurbs? Are you excited? Will you share the joy and have some virtual chocolate cake with me?

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67 comments:

  1. I LOVE that cover! I think this book sounds fantastic!

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  2. How wonderful! It must be an awesome feeling to see your name on the cover. You should be very proud of yourself. Well done. :)

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  3. Wow! All the stories sound wonderful and teh cover is eyecatching!

    Congrats Lynda!

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  4. Congratulations on the forthcoming publication of your story, the argument seems very interesting. Greetings.

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  5. Lovely!!! Yay! Congratulations - the book cover is totally scrummy! Take care
    x

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  6. The cover is gorgeous and the story blurbs sound intriguing. Congrats!

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  7. Very impressive cover - did you have input into that design? Amazing.

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    1. No, no input except the spelling of my name ;)

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  8. Wonderful cover. And there's your name! It actually stands out more because it's last.
    Congratulations again, Lynda. I know the feeling and it is so awesome.

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  9. The cover is gorgeous spiced with a bit of mystery. Love it! Many congrats to you Lynda!

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  10. I heard something about chocolate cake and scurried over here as quickly as I could, hehehe! Wow! Soooo awesome to see your name on that cover! Mega-Congrats to you, antho-buddy! :D

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    1. Yay to my fellow antho-buddy! Nothing else draws a crowd like chocolate cake...my kind of crowd, at least ;)

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  11. Happy Monday (night for you) fellow antho author! *dork dancing w/ my coffee mug in hand*
    And lastly,
    SQUEEEEEEEEEEE!

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    1. Yay to my other antho-buddy! Let's dork dance together!

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  12. The cover of the book corresponds with the time of its release; the wintry scenery is apropo for that time of year!

    The background provides a faraway appearance which stirs curiosity and the red simply intrigues; together they captivate the onlooker!

    Congratulations, Lynda!

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  13. Congratulations, Lynda! I am so excited for all of us! :-) :-) :-)

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  14. Giggling with girly delight with you! Beautiful cover. Really well done, and the stories sound great too. Big congrats on that.

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  15. The cover is awesome and the stories sound so interesting.

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  16. ESCORT TO INSANITY would, for some strange reason LOL, be my fave probably :)
    Love the cover!

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    1. It's the insanity part right? ;)
      But seriously, all the stories sound great and I'm itching to read them.

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  17. Wow! Lovely!!! And your name at the end was actually the one my eyes were drawn to. Who says it's bad to be last? hahaha Congrats!!! :D

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    1. Thanks Melissa. And thanks too for retweeting! I appreciate the Twitter love :)

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  18. Wow! Beautiful cover! That's one of the best covers I've seen in a long while - and Congratulations!!!!

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  19. Love the cover, but it didn't strike me as really being an anthology. The one name stands out, but the others fade away. Stories do look good, however.

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  20. Just dropped by from Jenny Keller Ford's blog to pass along my congratulations! It looks like a wonderful anthology and the cover is gorgeous! :)

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  21. Oh my goodness! The cover is striking! Really lovely! :D

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  22. That cover is great!! Can't wait to grab a copy!

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  23. Very awesome cover! The bright red, the faded castle--very cool. :) And actually, having your name in ABC order and at the end makes it more visible than if it had been sandwiched in the middle of the names! :)

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  24. Congratulations! I love the cover!

    I'm putting this on my TBR list now. Can't wait to read it!

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  25. Lynda, Make Believe sounds like an interesting mix of stories. The cover does bring 'fantasy' to mind. It's nice.

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  26. Congratulations, Lynda. I loved the cover and the blurbs. All the stories sound intriguing. Hugs.

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  27. It's such a beautiful cover and the stories sounds good. :)

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  28. How cool to be in an anthology, and one that all came from a writing prompt!

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  29. I love this cover. And look at your name--best for last! Congratulations, Lynda!

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  30. Chocolate cake it is!!! What a huge thrill to have your name on the cover! Your blurb sounds fabulous - can't wait to read it!!!! :)

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  31. I'm pulling up a chair right now. Do you have some virtual wine to go with the treats?

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    1. I always have virtual wine to go with the treats. Red or white?

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  32. Huge congrats... the book cover is totally awesome:)

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  33. I will definitely share the joy AND the chocolate cake with you! Congrats! Yes, I love the cover as it holds the mystery the book title elicits...

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  34. So excited for you! This is my first pub credit too. Very cool!

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  35. Love the cover! I'm putting this book on my list.

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  36. First, congratulations!

    Wow, it looks awesome. All of the stories sound interesting. I love anthologies of this type. I've taken to short story anthologies -- easy to read on lunch breaks and metro rides.

    I'll be looking forward to this one :)

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  37. Congratulations. You must be so proud and super excited. Birthright sounds like a story that I will love. The suspenseful excerpt hooked me. I have been away from my blog and computer for a while. I just wanted to tell you that I love your photo, it is an awesome picture and I am glad you have it up. I am looking forward to reading Make Believe . All of the stories sound good.

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment. And yeah, it's not easy having the photo up. I feel...exposed ;)

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  38. Hi Lynda. Firstly, your new look blog is awesome. So clean and uncluttered. Secondly, the cover of this anthology is to die for. Thirdly, thanks for the teasers for each of the stories. And last but most importantly, a huge congratulations for getting your story accepted and your name on such a gorgeous cover.

    Denise

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  39. Good going. Congratulations. What an accomplishment.

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  40. Now I feel like I'm late to your party. *hangs head in shame* However, now I'm here, I shall accept your chocolate cake and raise you with my rhubarb pie and freshly whipped cream. I'm LOVING this group of authors in the antho. Everyone's so excited and it's great to be able to share in that. :o)

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    1. I'll join you in that rhubard pie! I've never tried one before.

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  41. Beautiful cover Lynda! And how exciting to see your name on the cover. Just awesome!

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  42. That cover is stunning! I love the red against the winter white. And those summaries have me itching to read the stories. I have to wait until December? Arg. : )
    Congratulations! This is exciting!

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  43. Congratulations! The cover is lovely! So exciting!

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  44. Beautiful cover! I love the font and the colors. And the blurbs are definitely intriguing. :)

    Congratulations!

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  45. That is an awesome cover. Your story sounds great. Congratulations again!

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  46. Anything chocolate and I'm in. : ) That is a great cover. CONGRATS to you, Lynda!

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  47. Wow, that was one AMAZING cover. I love the use of the red.

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  48. Wonderful cover! Your name stands out, too, because it's last. Congratulations!

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  49. Wow! How awesome is that! Looks great, big congrats:)

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  50. congrates!

    title of the book reminds me the start of denial deronda by george eliot.

    your name among writers ,you must be feeling glad and i am happy for you.

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  51. It is a really nice cover Lynda and my congrats to you too!

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  52. Congratulations! I bet that feels awesome. and what a great book cover too!

    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  53. So glad you shared the cover! Congratulations! I'd be squealing too. Matter of fact, I might have heard some of those squeals earlier today...:) Wishing you the best!

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  54. Wheee! So exciting for you Lynda. Congrats!

    Riya

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  55. Thank you so much to everyone who has commented and shared in the joy!! I really appreciate it!

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  56. What a gorgeous cover! Wow! Congratulations, Lynda.

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  57. Lynda - How exciting for you! Congratulations! Can't wait for it to come out.

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