BLOOD LILY gets a makeover

The Betrayal of the Blood Lily will be coming out in paperback in January of ’11. I don’t have an exact date yet (as soon as I do, I’ll post it here on the website), but I do have a glamorous new cover!


  1. Stephanie Ball on May 20, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    VERY LOVELY. i like it better than the hardbound! only is her hair in that pic blond?

  2. Stephanie Ball on May 20, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    not sure but the burnt orange bloodish red color for the font isn’t my fave. kinda vampireish novel looking. i was thinking maybe a dark or medium shaded purple or even a green.

  3. Sheila on May 20, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    She has that “take me out to a balcony look”. Perfect except we need her to have redder hair !!

  4. Alethea on May 20, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    aaauugghh. Don’t they know we want our books to match? 😀 Maybe the spines will still be kind of the same… :/ I’m still a big fan of the original covers. (And the insides, too)

  5. Chanpreet on May 20, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    Noooooooooo! I liked the original hard cover best! This new cover looks much more like a historical romance novel, than an espionage, action and romance packed book. The hardback cover to me has more mystery and allusion than this one. Plus the hair color is right in the hardback version.:p

  6. anna on May 20, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    Mass market pprback or trade?

  7. am7 on May 20, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Hmmm. It’s pretty/
    My problem with it is that not only does it not match its own original cover, it also does not match the rest of the series. Are the other books getting makeovers?
    It is cute, but where is she and is this in keeping with the period?

  8. Lauren on May 21, 2010 at 12:56 am

    Hi, Anna! It’s trade paperback.

    Am7, the dress is totally out of period (it’s way too late), but it certainly is pretty. I don’t know for sure, but it looks like the other books might also be getting makeovers.

  9. Yvette on May 21, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    By itself, I think that it has a candy-box sort of prettiness, but …

    The period is wrong (hoops?!?!?! … and the waitline is totally in the wrong place), and it is pretty generic. I’m oner of those people who instinctively turns away from anything that seems to want to sell to the “average customer”, so I REALLY like the covers (and the titles) as they are now. The “marketing” seems to be aiming more toward the “we’ll just put a “period” cover on this & it doesn’t really matter whether that “period” is actually the right one.” It matters to me (though not as much as the content of the books themselves). I feel as though I am being spoken down to.

  10. AngelB on May 22, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    I just think these past couple of covers (Pink’s mass, and now Lily’s trade) are leaning more toward the historical romance crowd when these books are soooo much more than that.

    These are “Pink Carnation” books…the Pink Carnation is a spy who plays cupid once in a while…not a cupid who plays spy once in a while. Unfortunately, at least with the new covers, they are leaning more to the latter than the former.

    So, if the market game is to try to convert the die hard bodice ripper readers into converting, this is the way to go I guess. All I know is if I’d never read your books, you had one book with the old cover and one with the new, I’d grab the old and never look at the new. I never pick up books that have “image” photos on the cover (especially anything that involves open shirts and dropped bodices).

  11. Stephanie Ball on May 23, 2010 at 1:57 am

    agreed i never pick up a book that is got fabio with a sock in his pants or some girl falling out of her dress. I love the romance and i love the original covers. there much better. Those other books look like soft porn some girl hanging on some guy in breeches. Please never go that route. and even the out of style dresses bug me some. the sleeveless and to come degree the shoulderless blood lily seemed almost to bedroom. The best part about the books is the characters and interactions as well as the spying and mystery!

  12. Ashley on May 23, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    Why do they keep changing the books!?!? I really want my books to match and this new cover looks nothing like the other books. I loved how all of the past books have had the torn paper look for the title on the front cover and this one sort of looks like a mass market grocery store cover versus a historical fiction with spies in an exotic setting type novel. I wish it would look like the hardcover…

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