Okay, everyone, I’m a little farther down the road here and would be happy to hear from anyone and everyone again. You may remember that mesadallas mentioned a thread on western romance over at Amazon’s Meet Our Authors forum, a place I had been avoiding. After that mention I did go take a look. It tends to be more a bunch of authors chatting than people mentioning their books much, but there’s a little of that too. Anyway, someone asked about WIPs (works in progress) the other day and I mentioned mine and the cover dilemma and what I got was that everyone there liked Apache Hearts but they were sure Wild Apache Hearts was an improvement and the way to go.
I’m sure they’re right. As a title for a romance Wild Apache Hearts would hit the spot. The problem, however, is all I could think was — but that’s not me, that’s not my book. For some reason that exchange galvanized me and got me in gear. So if I can remember how to do it I’m putting a mock up on my proposed cover for the new book over to the right here. The figures are from downloaded free samples of the images and would be more clear in a final cover. I confess the new title pleases me, although if everyone tells me it’s too cute by half maybe I could be unconvinced. Then again….
Remember this is the first paragraph of the description:
After escaping robbers intent on murder, Katherine Grant says, “I jumped from the fryingpan into the fire. Before long I’ll be dancing on the coals.” The highwaymen were the fryingpan; the handsome young Apache who saved her from them was the fire; and the coals? Gaetan.
I’m waiting on one more beta reader to finish and report in and having to sit on my hands to stop myself from beginning to revise according to what the others have said already. So that’s progress, right?