Thursday, September 22, 2005

New cover

I got the cover for my January book, A TANGLED WEB, today! It's always such an exciting, suspenseful moment before ripping into that thin envelope that you just know contains a cover flat. And it's a very pretty cover, despite my bad scan and the fact that this scene NEVER takes place in the book. :) But it is also bittersweet, because this is my last trad Regency, probably one of the last trad Regencies ever, and this makes me feel so sad and nostalgic. Tomorrow I will try to make a list of some of my all-time favorite Regencies. At least I know they will always be on my keeper shelf.

Here is the back cover blurb:
"The Dowager Viscountess Ransome simply must find something to fill the endless days of summer. So she invites a party of young people to her estate and sits back to watch the sparks fly. The guests look forward to a respite in the idyllic countryside. But instead they find treachery, secrets--and that most inconvenient bother, passion...

"Frederick Parcival wants to win over wealthy Lady Diana, but the young widow can't take her eyes off her long-lost first love, Sir Thomas Cole. However, Tom's ambitious mother is determined that he wed Lady Caroline Reid, who would prefer to marry Lord Edward Sutton, who loves Diana's sister, Charlotte, who is intrigued by rakish Roland Kirk-Bedwin. In such a very tangled web, tempers will surely flare--and desire bloom--as what should have been a relaxing holiday turns into anything but..."

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Megan Frampton said...

The cover is lovely. The blurb makes it sounds like more than the run-of-the-mill flat lemonade and rakes tale. Yay, can't wait to read it.

Rinda Elliott said...

Oh Ammanda, that is a very nice cover. Love the purple.

Congratulations! And don't be sad. You and I both know that you are about to move on to write bigger things.

Cicero_speaks said...

I like it! It looks damn hot (is that ok to say for a Regency? I mean it in the least Paris Hilton-esque way as possible). Although, wouldn't the cover be better "Tom Wolfe" style? ;)

jk. Congratulations on the new pub! The title is classic and it defintiely suggests a great read.

Amanda McCabe said...

LOL! Thanks everyone. :) The story is pretty much what the back blurb suggests--a Regency sit-com. It's not deep or dark or profound, but hopefully it's kind of fun. There are 4 couples, the main couple, the villain couple (who are more skanky than villainous, really), and 2 young couples. The young ones gave me fits--it took them 90% of the book to decide who they wanted to be with! Jeez!