Friday, February 19, 2010

Does It Get Any Better Than This?


If you read my blog before you've probably seen the great cover my publisher designed for The Keepers of Sulbreth. I could barely hope for another one half so cool for the second book, Beyond the Gate. Earlier this week, James Tampa sent me a preview of the cover. I nearly screamed with excitement. How am I supposed to wait until next January to see this in stores? And now I wonder, how will they top this for books #3 and #4?

It brings me back to the age old question. Have you ever picked up or bought a book because you loved the cover?

14 comments:

M.R.J. Le Blanc said...

I bought "Sebastian" by Anne Bishop because of the hot cover :) If I ever get picked up by Roc, I want that same cover artist!

Susan Kelley said...

I would love to get picked up by ROC too. Good luck.

Jemi Fraser said...

I love good book covers! Your new one is gorgeous!!

There are so many new books out (mainly YA) that I want to buy because they're got these amazing covers! Leviathan, Hush, Hush are two of them.

Ava Quinn said...

Very cool cover! I seriously would have squeed right out loud if it had been mine.

(that's a good thing, even though it sounds a little squicky)

Susan Kelley said...

Thanks, Jemi and Ava. I didn't squeal out loud but I did walk around with a huge grin on my face for hours.

Jarmara Falconer said...

It looks wonderful, you lucky girl!

Good luck with your sales, Susan.

AuthorM said...

Your cover is gorgeous!!!

M

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

Wonderful! They have been giving you excellent cover art!

Susan Kelley said...

Thanks, Jarmara, Megan and Natalie. I hope the cool cover converts into sales.

Helen Ginger said...

Covers definitely attract me. If I see one I like, I'll pick it up and check the back cover. And I would definitely pick up yours!

Helen
Straight From Hel

Susan Kelley said...

Thanks, Helen. I'm definitely in love with this one.

Haleine said...

I am attracted to a lot of books because of the cover art. Your cover would definitely attract my attention.

Helen Ginger said...

Susan, on a side note, today I gave you the Circle of Friends Award.

Helen
Straight From Hel

Susan Kelley said...

Thanks, Haleine. I'm very hopeful this cover will do great things for the sale of this book.
Thank you, Helen. Being is your circle of friends is an honor.