Alright, this is the debut of my new Thursday feature, The Cover Gal! Each week I’ll unveil a different cover (or two or three) that I think is especially lovely. Those of you with books in pre-release who want me to consider your covers please send it to me by Tuesday night for that week’s post. Just know that I can’t promise to show all the submissions. I’ll admit it, this is an entirely subjective feature, based solely on whether I like the cover or not because . . . I’m The Cover Gal!
Now, for this week’s selection, Out From Under. What do I love about this cover? Well, the tatted boy of course, that’s a given. I also love the muted colors and the outdoorsy background. In addition, it’s got a different feel to it. Instead of the ever present clench, the couple is not a couple, but rather separate entities. The average romance cover shows us the couple as we want them to end – passionate and in love. But, this cover show them to us as they begin, separate and troubled. It’s a unique take and makes the cover more interesting.
**Disclaimer: this is only about the covers, y’all. Just because I show a cover here doesn’t mean I know a damn thing about the book. I most likely haven’t read it and can’t speak to it’s literary value, only to the fact that it’s got a great cover by which you may or may not want to judge the book.**
The Cover Gal’s Debut Edition:
Out From Under by Selene Chardou
Trista Lennon is strong, independent and only desires freedom. Freedom from the control of her parents, freedom from the motorcycle gangs she has had to put up with her whole life and freedom from a relationship that will trap her into the very life she has no wish to ever live.
The day before she’s supposed to leave for Stanford University to pursue her dreams, her world is shattered. After a tragedy that tears her family apart, Trey, her cousin, Talia, invites her to L.A. Her life is all the sudden Hollywood stars and sunshine, late nights and wild parties.
And then she meets him.
Linx Carter isn’t looking for a relationship. He survived a dysfunctional marriage with his childhood sweetheart, which produced two sons, an inability to trust women and a multitude of lies. He merely wants to recuperate from a rough, six month tour Winter’s Regret just completed with superstar band, Scarlet Fever, and enjoy a little peace and quiet.
Until he sees her.
Trista and Linx fight their attraction for one another like war on a battlefield. She has a closetful of secrets and he would rather be single and pathetic than date a teenage girl who seems older than her years. However the passion between them is too much to resist and they realize in order to heal one another, they must destroy the walls they have constructed so tightly around their hearts.