Shining in the Sun has a cover!
Hee! Well, my nervous trepidation over what the cover art for Shining in the Sun would be like is over, and I have to say I am thrilled 🙂 It makes such a difference, when you know that the novel you’ve angsted over and spent so long on, polishing every word, will be going out into the world nicely dressed.
The cover artist on this is Scott Carpenter of Samhain, and he’s done a bang-up job. I’m so happy with it. Alec is just right – sensitive, handsome… looks ever so slightly as if he would be a bit of a push-over. The golden colour-scheme is so summery, and the distant surfer is just the right touch of mysterious.
In fact, the cover could be an illustration of the point at the end of chapter one, where Alec meets Darren for the first time, and it makes me squee to think it’s that right for the book. Squee!
Also, everyone’s got clothes on! Not a naked torso in sight, even though (as it’s set by the seaside,) there might have actually been an excuse for that this time 🙂
I’m very happy with it indeed 🙂 Thank you, Scott! And thank you to Ann, my editor, who did all the liaising between me and the cover artist, and didn’t rest until we were all happy. You’re stars 😀