Posts Tagged ‘Cover art’

About Not Proper Enough – In Case You Haven’t Read it Yet

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

In my little corner of the internet, there’s been some discussion about Not Proper Enough and a couple of scenes in the book. The opening chapter of the book is a dream sequence (I know it sounds lame, but I swear it’s not!) in which the hero is, among other things, dreaming about the heroine. Now, it so happens that I saw the cover for Not Proper Enough long before I finished the book. If I recall correctly, I saw the cover very close in time to my seeing the cover of Not Wicked Enough, since they’re by the same artist and in the same style. I know I saw the cover before I’d written the chapter that ended up being chapter 1. (At one point, I think it was chapter 20-ish)

In that dreamy chapter, I was therefore able to describe the cover of the book — because I had the image open on my desktop for reference. This turned out to be a neat way to sidestep the issue of a gorgeous effective cover that is not period-accurate, and I really think it made the chapter even more effective. I’ve done similar things for other books when I’ve seen the cover in time. The original print version of A Darker Crimson is a cover I saw early enough to reference a wonderful cover image in the text. In that case, I did alter an existing scene, but that, too, was a very effective change.

It would be wonderful, I think, if more authors got to see their covers in time to decide whether there’s a good way to echo some aspect in the text, and even more wonderful if authors got covers that were applicable to the text. Often, they’re just not.

The other subject of the Twitter convo is the scene in Not Proper Enough that uses violet ink. Hot. Very hot. So, all I’m saying is, if you haven’t read Not Proper Enough, perhaps you should.

Image of a Twitter Screen Capture


Scandal outside North America!

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

I’ve uploaded the file for Scandal at Amazon and Apple for distribution in the countries where I have rights. Here’s the cover. I’ll update this post when I have buy links.

And here is the link to buy Scandal via Amazon UK


Sneak Peek . . .

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

My editor says I can give you a peek at the cover for Not Wicked Enough. There will be some refinements, but it’s pretty awesome, I think.

Sneak peek at Cover


Cover Alert!

Saturday, November 13th, 2010

The cover for My Dangerous Pleasure has shown up on Amazon. I’d only seen the draft and don’t have the final myself. But here it is:


::love and sparkles, hearts and rainbows::


RomCon Fun

Friday, July 9th, 2010

I think I have a future as a Romance cover model…

My new Job?

Carolyn on a romance novel cover

Oh yeah


Oooh, pretty . . .

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Thanks to Google Alerts, I can show you this:

Cover of My Immortal Assassin by Carolyn Jewel

Pretty, huh?

I didn’t even know the cover art was final enough to put on Amazon. You can preorder, by the way (puppy dog eyes) from Amazon. This weekend I should have time to bop around the web to get any other buy links, so you can pick the vendor of your choice as the book becomes available to order across the web.

The Next Paranormal, if I haven’t mentioned that yet, can now be called My Dangerous Pleasure. I am still writing the book, but that is the title and I can even say that I thought of it all by myself!


News about The Spare

Monday, June 14th, 2010

My historical The Spare is going to be reissued in October 2010. Well, gosh! That was a bit of a surprise. I found out today when I came home to find a package from Dorchester Publishing. I thought huh, maybe they’re sending me the Dutch editions they told me about a few years ago. At last. But no.

It was a pile, a really big pile, of book covers. Great, I thought. Someone at Dorchester must have been cleaning out their desk and decided to send these to me. What do I do with— Hey. Wait a minute!

The covers, I realized, were not quite the same as the original. The same image, yes. But the colors were different and my name was really REALLY big compared to the title. And over my name, it said Author of Indiscreet and Scandal. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a publisher pimping books by a different publisher right there on the cover.My photo of the 2010 cover of The Spare

Here’s a picture of the original cover. More pink, as you can see and my name is a lot smaller. Glossy, as opposed to matte and embossing on the words. Original (2004) cover of The Spare

What I think would be awesome is if they were to re-issue my other Dorchester historical, Lord Ruin. Considering how many emails I still get about that book– it came out in 2002 and I’ve been getting several emails a year ever since — and considering that it’s almost impossible to find even used, I think readers would be very happy. So would I, actually.

If anyone would like a signed copy of the cover flats, I have some of both and would be happy to send signed ones upon reasonable request and while supplies last.