I thought today I’d present a cover and title I’m releasing soon, and ask for comments. This first novel in my new series will launch in early March.
I wrote the story for the Harlequin Mills & Boon market fifteen years ago, and have rewritten it off and on ever since. It’s been through countless rewrites and edits.
I’m delighted to say that it’s finally been through a professional edit and I’m completing the recommended changes. After fifteen years of labor, I’ll soon birth this baby!
My son put together a bare bones cover about six months ago (see above). It feels to me like something is missing. I just can’t figure out what. So I thought the RB’4’US authors and readers might have a suggestion or two.
Also, what do you think of the title The Bridal Gift? Since this is a contemporary love story, I wonder if the title is now (fifteen years later) dated. I have a Google Alert set for Bridal Gift, and let me tell you, it’s a phrase that is rarely used!
The story takes place on a tropical island, with a brief trip to Texas. Some other title ideas are:
The Wedding Gift
Do you have a title suggestion?
I truly appreciate your comments on these questions. Thanks to everyone who has a comment on either the cover or the title!
THE BRIDAL GIFT:
Billionaire Texas oilman Travis MacFarland bought a resort on a Caribbean island, hoping to drive away demons that have haunted him since a tragic boating accident years ago on a Texas lake.
Dive boat operator and dolphin communicator Arabella Weston is a free spirit going through a tough time. Her cheating fiancé dumped her and cleared out their joint account, leaving her in peril of losing boat and livelihood.
In Arabella, Travis sees a carefree joyous woman who can help him overcome his fears. He has never felt better than when he is with her.
In Travis, Arabella sees a drowning man, a knight in tarnished armor, battle weary but wanting to believe. When his charm shines through, she wants to help him heal.
But what will his recovery cost her? Can she maintain her inner bliss while helping him discover his own?
During a hurricane on stormy seas, they will find out.