So I learned very recently that bookstores were not fans of the covers for my Whiskey Sharp series. And that would affect the orders they’d make when the books come out. Canadian stores loved UNRAVELED’s cover (me too!) but US stores felt it was too edgy. I’m not sure how a fully clothed man with a well manicured beard standing in a gleaming barbershop is edgy, but when it comes right down to it, my understanding or lack of isn’t relevant to the outcome.
As much as I absolutely love the cover concept Harlequin created for me, as perfect as they are for the feel and story – if they can’t get out in front of readers, it absolutely affects my bottom line. And if the books don’t sell, that means my ability to write more is impacted. And I like writing books!
Harlequin could have shrugged and said, “Too bad. We spent a lot of time and effort on the covers and they’re remaining.” But instead they’re going to redo them all with different covers. And that, so close to the original release date turns out to be impossible.
SO – long story short – My Whiskey Sharp series has been moved to accommodate a re-shoot and repackage the series covers.
UNRAVELED: July 25
JAGGED: September 26
TORN: November 28
I apologize for the delay! I love this series and I love the books and I hope you’ll understand this is out of my hands, but also for a good reason.