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Feeling Blue?
Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Here is my beautiful blue cover for MAD ABOUT THE EARL (released on January 3 2012)!

I was so pleased the artist used blue because of the scene where Rosamund and Griffin first meet:

With a strong feeling he wouldn’t like what he was about to see, Griffin turned around.

Sweet. Jesus.

He nearly shoved his head under the pump for another dousing. If the reaction of every other male in the vicinity hadn’t told him his eyes didn’t lie, he’d have believed her a vision conjured by exhaustion. But not even his imagination could have manufactured such a breathtaking piece of womanhood.

She wore a deep cobalt blue riding habit that fitted her form so precisely, his hands itched to shape themselves around those well-defined curves. The habit was in the military style, with elaborate silver lacing across her torso that drew the eye to a magnificent bosom and trim waist.

Griffin peeled his gaze from her mouthwatering form and forced it to her face. Eyes as blue as the heavens stared at him beneath a sweep of thick black lashes and delicately arched brows. Rich golden ringlets escaped artfully from one side of her jaunty black hat.

The angle of that hat seemed unconscionably rakish. In fact, with her pearly skin and her adorable bow of a mouth, celestial eyes and gilt curls, the set of that particular piece of millinery struck a jarringly saucy note. It was as if an angel stood before him, closing one eye in a sly, knowing wink.

Stunned as he was, moments passed before the truth crashed in on him, like Armageddon.

Lady Rosamund Westruther.

Bloody. Bloody. Hell.

18 comments to “Feeling Blue?”

  1. helens
    June 16th, 2011 at 9:53 pm · Link

    Whoo Hoo Christina what a cover you have been blessed they are beautiful and the excerpt can’t wait

    Have Fun

  2. Christina
    June 17th, 2011 at 8:42 pm · Link

    Thanks Helen! Glad you like it. I had so much fun with this book.

  3. Dalila G.
    June 30th, 2011 at 3:00 pm · Link

    WoW me!!
    Another lovely cover!
    I thought HEIRESS IN LOVE was a beauty.
    Thanks for the sneak-peek, loving the excerpt!

  4. Jacqueline
    July 7th, 2011 at 3:05 pm · Link

    I just finished reading Heiress in Love! Couldn’t put it down and i can’t wait for the next one! I am going to keep this series for my library! Thanks for your exciting creativity!

  5. Christina
    July 9th, 2011 at 7:10 pm · Link

    Jacqueline, so delighted to hear you enjoyed HEIRESS IN LOVE so much. You’ve made my day!

  6. Christina
    July 11th, 2011 at 1:04 am · Link

    Dalila, I don’t know where your comment went to all this time! Sorry not to approve it before now.

    Thanks for your praise of the covers! Glad you like the excerpt, too.

  7. nmomin
    July 12th, 2011 at 1:22 am · Link

    OMG!!! luv the cover…cant wait to read it. :)

  8. Christina
    July 13th, 2011 at 5:27 pm · Link

    Thanks Nmomin, hope you enjoy!

  9. Penney Wilfort
    July 16th, 2011 at 7:14 pm · Link

    That is a beautiful cover I’m looking forward to reading it.

  10. Christina
    July 18th, 2011 at 8:28 am · Link

    Hi Penney, thank you! I hope you enjoy Rosamund’s story.

  11. Lisarenee
    July 28th, 2011 at 3:20 am · Link

    That cover is gorgeous enough to be framed and used as artwork. Makes me wonder if any authors ever do that?

  12. Heather
    July 31st, 2011 at 10:42 pm · Link

    I am so sad that the new book won’t be out for another 5 months!! I really got into the first one!!

    Thanks for sharing your talents!!

  13. Christina
    August 1st, 2011 at 12:06 am · Link

    Hi Heather, so glad you enjoyed HEIRESS! I’m trying to write faster, really I am! LOL

    Thank you for reading! Lovely to hear from you.

  14. Christina
    August 1st, 2011 at 12:08 am · Link

    Hi Lisarenee,

    Sorry I missed you there. The cover is gorgeous, isn’t it? St. Martin’s, my publisher, does a wonderful job with covers. I think authors do frame their cover art sometimes. I might look into it. Thanks for the suggestion!

  15. Terry Schneider
    September 30th, 2011 at 8:40 pm · Link

    I really loved “Heiress In Love”. I am eagerly awaiting “Mad About The Earl”. I love the new cover, but in the description of Griffin,
    it said he had a hairy chest. I happen to think some hair is sexy.
    Why not some hair on the cover model?

  16. aide
    October 10th, 2011 at 7:11 pm · Link

    my name is hard to pronounce too many vocals, I know.
    I live in mexicali, Baja California (Mexico) yours was one of the first books (romance type) I have read, being an independent woman as I am I started reading Heiress in love with skepticism, by chapter 2 I was hooked, to be honest I think I’m going to love more your second book (mad about the earl) JANUARY 2012???, thats cruel cant you bring it out on December? the house is going to be full of relatives, that i really don’t like, i need a scape.

  17. Christina
    October 20th, 2011 at 7:16 pm · Link

    Hi Terry! So sorry not to reply before now. Your comment was lost for a while.

    Thanks so much for saying you loved HEIRESS IN LOVE. I hope you enjoy MAD ABOUT THE EARL, too.

    I don’t think they make cover models with hairy chests:) Griffin is a lot bigger than this guy, too, but I’ve learned that covers are rarely completely accurate when it comes to details like that.

    Thanks for dropping by!

  18. Christina
    October 20th, 2011 at 7:20 pm · Link

    Haha, Aide! You make me laugh. Thank you for telling me how much you enjoyed HEIRESS IN LOVE. I am sorry that it’s not out until January 3 but you should enter the contests for an Advance Reading Copy I’m running on Goodreads and for my newsletter list on my ‘members only’ page here on the website. Maybe you’ll have that book to read sooner than you think!

    Glad to hear you are no longer a stranger to the romance genre. There are plenty of great historical romances out there.

    Good luck with your relatives!

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