For a couple weeks now, my book cover has been up on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
A few of you noticed and pointed it out to me, but I've had to refrain from making an official announcement about it. There was still some discussion happening behind the scenes at Sourcebooks, and a slim chance the title might change.
But the discussion has concluded, and the cover and title are both official.
And I have to tell you, I'm so freakin' thrilled with both that I literally cried when I first saw them. After years of hearing author horror stories about bad cover art, I feel ridiculously lucky to have gotten the most gorgeous, perfect, squeal-worthy cover for Making Waves.
Yes, that's the name of the book. And without further delay, here is the cover:
Most of you haven't read the book, so you'll have to trust me when I say I couldn't possibly envision a more perfect cover for this story. Seriously. I've been staring at it for two weeks now, afraid to blink in case it disappears.
I also got to see the official cover for the ARC (that's an advance reading copy – it's what goes to reviewers and book sellers and the occasional lucky contest winner). It's being printed right this moment, and here's what it looks like:
You should be able to click on either of those images to make them bigger. Personally, I'm planning to make them as big as possible and wallpaper my bedroom with them.
So what do you think? After over a year of buildup, was it worth it?
It certainly was for me. I think I need to go lie down now.
Don't worry, I've taped a copy of the cover to my ceiling for just such an occasion.