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

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

Carrie Lofty
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That's gorgeous! Congrats, Alex!

Clare London
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Absolutely gorgeous! Great work, and and well deserved for you.
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