Orchids for Lila Cover!

New cover art is coming soon, courtesy of Mae’s Wicked Grafix.

Rights were returned to me on September 30th, 2017, which means it will not be available for sale until I re-release it in the coming months. Thank you for your patience!

Lila Ray is a typical American college student until a chance encounter with Jack Hall drags her into an alternate life of vampires, eternity, and love. Can two people from such different backgrounds meet halfway and forge a life together?

38 thoughts on “Orchids for Lila Cover!

    • Apparently you need to use photoshop on your orchids, then they’ll glow a little. πŸ™‚ This is SO close to what I asked her for, and she hasn’t even read the book. πŸ™‚

      • It’s even more amazing that the artist put up with me at all. πŸ™‚ I had a LOT of ideas about how it should look.

      • it is looking mighty fine…for an orchid πŸ™‚ good to gnome that your botanist nature was fulfilled too. i am certain the artist had to gnome that you would not settle for less than perfect *ouch, the pain*

      • That’s a very kind way of putting things. I’m sure I was a total pain in her ass. We exchanged nearly 40 e mails. Yikes. She did wonders, I just hope I wasn’t too painful to work with.

      • if you were too much, she would have passed on the job. no one has to put up with nasty and yuck. doubt you were that bad and certain it was understood this was your first time. she was extra gentle with you, and desired to please you too. sounds like a true and professional artist.

      • She really was so professional, and so kind. I just hope she thinks the same thing about me. The last thing I want is to have the reputation of being horrible to work with. You know? I know, I know, I can’t control what other people think about me, but I can certainly try my hardest to be likable. πŸ™‚

      • your bio is well done. you are even more fascinating to me now. why oh why did you leave out the hippie parts though πŸ˜‰

        what else is there to peruse, so i can be sure not to miss anything.

      • I just changed the format of the home page and made links on the right for each thing instead of having a page to funnel the information though. If it all seems usable and stuff, then that’s awesome!

        You’re funny about my bio…I couldn’t put ALL the hippy stuff in there. Don’t want to scare people away! LOL

      • Yeah, if only I could get a thousand fans to see my site! LOL …maybe someday! I’ll take a dozen for sure!

      • this thousand thing really has its grips on ya πŸ˜‰ you gnome my thoughts on the thousand club and all. it is good to receive and better to give *snorts* since your book drops right after thanksgiving, i am promoting gratitude themes in advance.

        no doubt that LSB, your current fans, and word of mouth (or type in this case), will serve you well. just like a second helping of mashed taters πŸ™‚ once you develop a base, then by your next book, it will seem much easier. kinda like once you have a baby, the next one is not as much of a mystery.

        hang in there, and harvest the squash πŸ™‚

      • Oh, I harvested the squash, and some monster tomatoes that are in our dinner tonight. I’m going to miss my garden this winter. 😦

        I laughed out loud at the thousand thing. πŸ™‚ You’re right, as usual, about everything. Obscurity serves me well. It’s when my story hit 1000 on FF that the shit hit the fan. LOL Ok, I succumb to your wisdom. Please don’t smack me with it again. It hurts! πŸ™‚

      • i think you gnome that i would never intentionally hurt you, unless it hurts so good! *whew, fans self from fainting couch*

        any zucchini ideas for me right now, i might bake again later.

      • Made zucchini chocolate chip cookies earlier, and haven’t baked the winter squash from my garden yet, but when I do, cookies, pancakes and pies are in my future. πŸ™‚ Zucchini brownies are always a crowd pleaser in my house too. Wait, did you want healthy suggestions?

      • yes, i always want healthy suggestions. i made zucc flax choco muffins and blackbean java brownies but still need more ideas. was looking to do chocolate cake…maybe? did choco pumpkin caramel bit cookies. any recipes to share for me to use 3 zucc… which zucc choc chip cookie recipe do you like?

        any bread or savory ideas? i made some killer blackbean cheese breads earlier in week. i am pretty tired but might cook a bit. any quick breads that can be adapted to muffins or made simply and healthy is up my oven! *ahhhhhhhh*

        thanks for asking first. always so considerate.

      • Ok, so here’s the zucchini ‘brownies’ recipe I made, but it turns out more like cake for sure. It’s good without the frosting too. πŸ™‚ You can see it here http://allrecipes.com/recipe/zucchini-brownies/detail.aspx?event8=1&prop24=SR_Thumb&e11=zucchini%20brownies&e8=Quick%20Search&event10=1&e7=Home%20Page

        I don’t have any savory breads…I usually go sweet. πŸ™‚ I have a zucchini chocolate chip recipe from my MIL that is really great, perhaps I’ll post it with the others. πŸ™‚ BTW, you can always grate and freeze zucchini. 2 C frozen/thawed is = to 1 C. fresh in recipes (squeeze out about half the liquid. It’s not quite as good, but better than letting them go to waste. Right? πŸ™‚ K, I’m off to update my other blog, and probably post a recipe. πŸ™‚

      • thanks for the recipes. i will share them as always. hope you are well and belly full o zucchini too!

      • i put my wrong name here…oh gnome, i am confused again. *sniffs* it really is difficult to have more than one blog. good thing you are younger and wiser than i am so you can keep up.

        i checked home page which is visually appealing, and all the links work too. thumbs up for excellent working order, and the LSB link was on point as well.

        good job and easy flow. it is all coming together and only a month away. whooooooooooooooo hooooooooooooooooooo *jumps up and down and runs in circles*

      • You are lovely! Thank you so much for checking it all. I had two pages open and was editing and checking it as I worked, but you never know! πŸ™‚ Now I do! Thank you a million times! ❀

      • do i have to apologize to hubby? i gnome that my love can be intense but i suspect that you can handle it just fine, as long as you keep the balance πŸ˜‰

        i am now going back to chores. urhm, yeah, RL still exists. 😦

        if i do not hear back from you anytime soon, sweet dreams milady :*

      • No apologies necessary. He’s lucky I get love here, because it makes me much easier to handle. πŸ™‚ Have fun with your chores and I’m sure we’ll chat soon, when we’re both done with RL things. πŸ™‚

    • Glad you found me. πŸ™‚ Of course I had to put a little plant life in there. What kind of a botanist would I be if I didn’t? It will be released near the end of November, and I can’t believe how fast it’s approaching.

  1. Very tantalizing!! Your cover just draws me in. That’s exactly what a good cover should do. I can’t tell you how many times I passed over a book because the cover didn’t speak to me right away. This is awesome!

    • I feel the same way about covers! My cover artist was probably pulling her hair out by the time we were done…but it turned out exactly like I wanted it. πŸ™‚ I’m glad you love it too!

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