I might suffer from an apoplexy if all this excitement continues! Why? I have another cover to unveil. This cover is for my novella In Her Dreams, which will be released from Harlequin Australia’s imprint Escape Publishing on October 1, 2013.
The cover is absolutely divine! It signifies the whimsy and lightness of In Her Dreams. Evangeline Vernon is lost in the depths of her dreams, escaping the crushing disappointments of her reality. Even with her eyes closed in this cover, one can see she is a headstrong, ornery woman. She refuses to deal with foolishness and pettiness. One can just imagine her laying on the ornate chaise at the bottom of the cover, dreaming up her fantasies.
The essence of the story I set out to tell is just so beautifully captured. When I first wrote this novella back in November of 2012, I never imagined that several months later it would be published by Harlequin Australia’s blossoming imprint Escape Publishing. But here it is! And here is the blurb for In Her Dreams:
A flirty, fun, mix-and-match romance about two sisters who are betrothed to the wrong men…
Evangeline Vernon is a woman on the verge of spinsterhood — until the prim and proper Duke of Manchester steps in. Her family is pleased with the match, but the duke is not the passionate man Evangeline craves. Her heart belongs to an alluring, golden-haired gentleman, perfect in every way…except one: he doesn’t exist.
Angela Vernon is everything a proper, well-brought-up woman should be. She knows her place and understands society’s expectations — which include not being jealous of her sister and not coveting her sister’s suitor. But how can she bear the heartache of watching the only man she loves marry not only her sister, but a woman who doesn’t see past his exterior to the man he is beneath?