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Monday, June 27, 2016

New Cover for Matrix Crystal Hunters

When I first self-published Matrix Crystal Hunters, I made my own cover. 

Since then, I asked to design me a professional book cover. 

Its really nice and they did a bang up job. 

My sales started back up, so I think the cover is really helping. 

 Blurb: Team Alpha Three’s spaceship is out of power after fighting a wormhole, and parked on the primitive world of Zenevieva. With half the team sick from radiation poisoning, the team commander entrust geologist, Maya Gladstone, to find enough matrix crystals to power up their spacecraft, so they can go home to Earth.
Vach Namaste of the powerful Clan Namaste, a native of the planet, has desire the lovely Maya since she stepped off the spaceship on that astonishing day a year ago. He’s hounded her every step since. As Hymeneal Night approaches, he makes plans to take her as his bride… willing or not. 

Excerpt: As promised, Maya bought another cheap tote so she wouldn’t damage her prize. Then she worked her way through the bazaar, buying supplies for the next day’s trip. As she went from tent to tent, hunting down the few veggies, fruit and other types of food that she could digest, she caught glimpses of the Zeeman following her. She tensed. What does he want with me?
She stalked completely round one of the tents to come face to face with him. Now’s my chance. “Why are you following me?”
“What? I don’t know what you mean.” He took a step back.
Maya grabbed a fistful of his dark brown robes. “Yes, you do. You’ve been dogging my steps from moment I set foot on your planet.” She suddenly noticed that the young man was bigger than she’d thought. His chest was deep and his shoulders broad. His arms were larger than Bobby’s and he worked out. And here I am, holding him by his clothes.
He stared at her hand. “I like you and want to get to know you. If you were one of my people, I would woo you.”
She realized his robe wasn’t made from the rough, homespun fabric used by the common Zeeman. Is he a clan lord?  Maya loosened her grip on the silky material. “Who are you?”
He moved back and swept his arm down in an elaborate bow. “My name is Vach Namaste of the Namaste clan. It would please me if you remembered it.”
With a flutter of his robes, he hurried away, weaving through the crowd. It wasn’t until he had disappeared that Maya realized that he’d been speaking to her in English.


Tina Donahue said...

Great cover - congrats! :)

Melissa Keir said...

I love that your new cover still have pieces from the previous one. It will help with recognition! Congrats!

Michele Zurlo said...

Congratulations! It's always reinvigorating to update a cover. I did that with my Doms of the FBI series, and it definitely helped with sales. I wish you all the best :)

jean hart stewart said...

Intriguing excerpt. Lots of success with this!

Janice Seagraves said...

Hi Tina, Thank you.
Hi Melissa, Yeah it has the same cover model. Thank you.
Michele, Oh, you did. That's great. Thank you.
Hi Jean, Thank you. :)


Jacqueline Seewald said...

Hi Janice,

I agree about the importance of cover art. I wish we could find out more about how cover art draws readers to romance. That is an interesting question for publishing analysts.

Mia McKimmy said...

Love the cover, and the excerpt sounds like something I'd love to read. Best of luck!


Janice Seagraves said...

Hi Jacqueline, Yeah, I wish I knew the thing that draws readers the most. I use the hell out of it.

Hi Mia, Thank you. :)


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