Thursday, May 21, 2009

My cover!

Suddenly I'm at a loss for words . . . *Trying again*

With permission, here is the cover for The Better Part of Darkness! This is not the final cover (a few details might change), so please no reposting, but feel free to link, of course! :-) One really cool feature (besides the awesome Chris McGrath artwork) is the title will actually be a gold-colored foil treatment. I cannot say why for certain, but the shiny stuff really makes me happy. (And you can click the pic to make bigger...)

EDITED TO ADD: You know what I really like about this cover? The dark, urban, gritty feel of it. It mirrors the story and tone of the book so well. Plus, the model fits so completely and naturally into that landscape. And she looks like she can totally kick ass -- which, incidentally, also mirrors the book ;-)

33 comments:

Jamie Eyberg said...

Very cool! Chicks with guns. :)

Jax Cassidy said...

Soooo cool! I think it's gorgeous! Chris does a killer job and can't wait to get the real book in my hot little hands!!!!

Kerry Allen said...

Chris McGrath does such cool covers. You lucky girl, you!

Annette said...

Terrific cover, Kelly!

Sonja said...

Very cool! And I love that cover quote from Jenna. ;)

Beth Caudill said...

Ohhh, I like that. Nice.

Kelly Gay said...

Thanks guys! I really dig the urban, grunge look of it -- it gives the cover a dark gritty feel that is right in line with the tone of the book.
Can't wait to see it for real!

sztownsend81 said...

very cool! glad it's worked out well :)

Lisa Kessler said...

Great Cover!!!

Love it!!!

Lisa :)

Yolanda Sfetsos said...

Wow, Kelly! It's awesome! Congrats. :)

Mike said...

Cool!
Can't wait for my copy to arrive -- you may have a convert on your hands. ;-)

Keep Writing!

intotheforest said...

Nice, Kelly. It makes me want to read your book even more when it comes out.

Tarot By Arwen said...

Wow. that is one HOT cover, Kelly! It would make me buy it just based on that. :) You were obviously blessed by the cover fairies!

Kelly Gay said...

You guys are the BEST! Thanks for all the wonderful comments!

Merc said...

Very nice cover! :D Definitely gives an impression of the kind of book we're likely to get. ;) Thanks for sharing!

C.J. Redwine said...

Yay! Very cool. Congrats. :)

Keli Gwyn said...

Congrats! Must be so fun to see your cover. And my favorite part is YOUR name on it.

LeeAnn Flowers said...

Awesome! I love it. That is so absolutely cool. I am so happy for you.

pseudosu said...

Awesome Kelly! She looks kind of like a hard core Natalie Portman. How exciting! Woot!

Trish Milburn (Tricia Mills) said...

Kelly, I LOVE this cover! It would definitely make me pick it up even if I didn't know you.

darkangelauthor said...

Beautiful cover, Kelly -- very gritty and dark!

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

Hi Kelly!

Wow! Hot cover art! Look so good!

Dottie :)

Kelly Gay said...

I'm so thrilled you all like it! Thanks so much for taking a little time out of your day to post and let me know.

This is a little like sending your kid off to kindergarten and hoping they'll be liked. Er, sort of. :D

Eugene said...

This cover looks fantastic. Congratulations! The protag looks like she really means business.

Fantasy Dreamer said...

Great cover, dark and gritty feel to it. Like the graffiti on the wall in the background with the ereie face blending in into. It's the type of cover that will pull you over to the book when browsing the bookstore. I will definitely check out your book. Thanks for sharing.

Mary Marvella said...

Your first cover is that gorgeous? I know you're proud and dancing with pure joy!

Jessa Slade said...

Ooh awesome! I think seeing your cover for the first time is terrifying. There are just so many ways it can go wrong. But the Cover Gods (and Chris!) have smiled upon you. Congrats!

Brandy said...

Great cover!!

Tia Nevitt said...

And what a great blurb! How exciting!

Anne Barton said...

I love the cover, Kelly! I think your heroine looks a little like a young Demi Moore. Cool!

Leanna Renee Hieber said...

Saw your post over on the FF and P loop - Sweet cover!!! Kudos and congrats! I'm on the newbie ride myself. :)

DeadlyAccurate said...

The cover is gorgeous, but AAAAHHH! Finger on the trigger! She's going to blow her foot off if someone yells "Boo!" to her. If they give you any chance to have input into the cover, please see if they'll repaint her finger so it's alongside the trigger guard. Pic for reference here.
(I'm on a mission to get everyone to learn proper gun handling).

Kelly Gay said...

LOL, Deadly. Thanks! And you're right! Not sure how much sway I have at this point, but I'll see... :D