Captain’s Surrender has a gorgeous new cover!

Eeeeeee!  When I decided to stick with Samhain as the publisher for CS, it was partially because I really liked their covers, and I was hoping for something a bit more tasteful than the one it had previously.  I was given the usual cover art questionnaire thing, and I filled it in exhaustively, hoping that would make a difference.  I said I would like something that looked as though it was similar to False Colors.  I would absolutely love a cover by Anne Cain because she was my cover art idol.  I really wanted at least one man to be in uniform.  Hair colour was important to me.  If there had to be a naked torso, then I preferred the backs of men to their chests.  I wanted a tall ship.  And I hated overly muscular men and would like to make it clear that neither of my heroes had ever been inside a gym in their lives.

I know what it’s like doing cover art, now, so I expected for some of these suggestions to be met and some of them to be ignored, and I didn’t think I would really be lucky enough to get an Anne Cain cover.

But I did!  EEEEEEEE!  And she, cover art goddess that she is, has given me everything I wanted and more!  I didn’t ask for the antique map of the world, or the lovely swirly bits, but I adore them.  And oh, look at auburn-haired Josh!  Isn’t he beautiful?!  And Peter, looking black haired and aquiline, in his gorgeous uniform!  SQUEE!

Thank you so much, Anne!  You are a cover art genius.  I am absolutely over the moon:

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Barbara Sheridan
12 years ago

Beautiful cover. I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm in absolute lust with the uniformed chap. ^_^

Anne keeps getting better and better.

jessica freely
12 years ago

That is really nice. And yeah, Anne's the tops!

Val Kovalin
12 years ago

Oh, wow, Alex, this cover is perfect! I love Anne Cain's work. This will make a beautiful set with False Colors!

Carrie Lofty
12 years ago

That's gorgeous! Congrats, Alex!

Clare London
12 years ago

Absolutely gorgeous! Great work, and and well deserved for you.
^_^

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