You may be able to guess that I'm a little anxious to see my cover. I'm just so excited, I can't wait to see what they come up with. But until Christmas, I had no idea when I'd see anything. (I even had nightmares that Editor Erica sent me the design and it was manga/anime style--and in Japanese.) Imagine my surprise Christmas morning when Hot Stuff came out with a package. "Kiersten," he said, "Your publisher sent this as a surprise for you. Keep in mind it's just a preliminary mock-up, but here's what they have for your cover so far!"
Are you ready?
Here it is!
Can I just say how much I love my husband?
Probably my favorite present of all. Isn't Hot Stuff talented? And, umm, kind of crazy?
*For the record, this is not my cover. There are no small, blue, cat-like creatures in the novel, nor does Evie carry swords. But now I'm thinking maybe she should. Also, Hot Stuff is pretty sure the Japanese characters say, "Stay off the grass." Which also doesn't have much to do with the book, but sure looks cool.
(Erica, feel free to pass this along to the design team.)
(Seriously? My husband is AWESOME.)