View Full Version : First cover blurb - and now cover art too!

Anne Lyle
08-08-2011, 05:27 PM
A couple of weeks ago I got my first blurb in from one of my favourite authors, and at the weekend I got the go-ahead to put it on my website:


For anyone who's not heard of him, Mark Chadbourn is a fantasy author and BBC scriptwriter who writes awesome Elizabethan spy series "The Swords of Albion" (published by Pyr in the US and Bantam in the UK, and maybe soon to be a movie!). We met at a convention last year, and he was the first person I thought of when I was asked who should blurb my book.

I go all wibbly just thinking about it...

08-08-2011, 06:44 PM
:hooray:That is so awesome! Congrats.

08-08-2011, 06:47 PM

08-08-2011, 06:49 PM
W00t! How exciting. :snoopy:

08-08-2011, 07:00 PM
This is just awesome. I'm overcome with the awesome. Congratulations! :D

Anne Lyle
08-08-2011, 07:01 PM
Thanks, guys!

Calla Lily
08-08-2011, 07:18 PM

08-08-2011, 08:04 PM
thats's awesome!

08-08-2011, 11:54 PM
That's great! Congrats :snoopy:

Lady MacBeth
08-09-2011, 01:01 AM
That's so awesome. Congratulations!

Dark River
08-09-2011, 01:27 AM
How thrilling! Congrats and good luck on the book.

Anne Lyle
08-09-2011, 09:16 AM
Thanks, everyone! The cover itself will be unveiled in a few days - watch this space :)

08-09-2011, 06:20 PM
Very nice! CGs!

Anne Lyle
08-11-2011, 06:26 PM
My publishers unveiled my cover art today:


and I've blogged about my own reaction to it:



Calla Lily
08-11-2011, 06:29 PM
Congrats! And :drool

Anne Lyle
08-11-2011, 06:32 PM
Heh, you just can't stop ogling him, can you? ;)

Calla Lily
08-11-2011, 06:35 PM
Ogling him is a very rewarding use of my time. :e2brows:

Mr Flibble
08-11-2011, 07:40 PM
He's very ogleworthy

Not that that's all I look for in a cover but...


Anne Lyle
08-11-2011, 07:46 PM
They did say they were looking for fantasy that would appeal to a female audience - and you can't go wrong with a hot guy with a big sword ;)

08-11-2011, 08:24 PM
Awesome cover. Ogle-worthy and just really, really cool. :D

08-11-2011, 08:30 PM
oooh-errr, missus!
What a gorgeous cover!

Mal is hawt. :D


Soccer Mom
08-11-2011, 08:43 PM
Love that cover art! Yowza!

08-11-2011, 10:18 PM
Sweet cover!

08-11-2011, 11:17 PM
wow congrats :)

08-11-2011, 11:36 PM




Miss Java
08-12-2011, 06:51 PM
So is that a photograph or art?

Anne Lyle
08-12-2011, 06:53 PM
It's a photo, artfully manipulated. The artist, Larry Rostant, is a photographer first and foremost. He does a lot of fantasy and historical covers (and no doubt keeps Berman and Nathan's* very busy!)

* Long-established London theatrical costumiers

08-12-2011, 07:37 PM
Veddy, veddy cool, madam - congratulations!

08-14-2011, 07:38 PM
ZOMG that cover is so cool!

08-14-2011, 07:52 PM
Gorgeous artwork! Many, many congratulations!! :snoopy:

08-14-2011, 09:39 PM
Wow! Congratulations!

Anne Lyle
08-14-2011, 10:59 PM
Thanks for the cover love! I strongly recommend clicking on the Angry Robot one - they've uploaded the high-res version and the detail is amazing!

08-18-2011, 01:45 PM
Well, I can't say Mr Sexy does the same for me as he does for others but that's still a cracking cover. ;)

Looking forward to reading.

Anne Lyle
08-18-2011, 01:48 PM
Thanks, Luke!

I think it covers both markets pretty well: eye-candy for the ladies*; big pointy weapons and a menacing attitude for the guys

* and some of the guys, too, tbh!

08-18-2011, 02:35 PM
As long as there are big pointy weapons, then you can't go far wrong.

08-18-2011, 03:01 PM
Wow, that's a great blurb. Nice one!