Cover Reveal!

ElenaGreene_FlyWithARogue_800pxMy apologies for not being around much this week. I’ve been fighting another sinus infection while madly trying to finish the latest version of the balloonist story and get it out to my critique partners.

The good news is I finally settled on a title and I have a cover!  Please forgive the historically inaccurate shirtlessness–I decided it was more important to convey the level of sensuality and make sure people didn’t mistake this for a sweet traditional Regency.

I’m hoping to get the critique-ready ms out by tomorrow, before taking my oldest to a 3 week summer youth program (first time she’s away that long), so I don’t have much time to chat. But here’s the short blurb I came up with for the story.

A village schoolmistress’s life takes a turn when a Waterloo veteran turned aeronaut crashes near her cottage. Passion sweeps them along, taking them on a scandalous flight across the English countryside. They must marry, but can they make a life together?

Now I’m off to re-edit the Dreaded Chapter 27 (which required an untold number of Hershey’s nuggets to write in the first place). Please wish me luck!


About Elena Greene

Elena Greene grew up reading anything she could lay her hands on, including her mother's Georgette Heyer novels. She also enjoyed writing but decided to pursue a more practical career in software engineering. Fate intervened when she was sent on a three year international assignment to England, where she was inspired to start writing romances set in the Regency. Her books have won the National Readers' Choice Award, the Desert Rose Golden Quill and the Colorado Romance Writers' Award of Excellence. Her Super Regency, LADY DEARING'S MASQUERADE, won RT Book Club's award for Best Regency Romance of 2005 and made the Kindle Top 100 list in 2011. When not writing, Elena enjoys swimming, cooking, meditation, playing the piano, volunteer work and craft projects. She lives in upstate New York with her two daughters and more yarn, wire and beads than she would like to admit.
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8 Responses to Cover Reveal!

  1. Susan/DC says:

    I do wish you good luck. As for the historically inaccurate shirt, why don’t the covers simply show a man without a shirt? You’d still get the muscular chest but no criticism for the shirt that opens all the way down the front.

    • Elena Greene says:

      Unless one has the resources to set up custom photo shoots (which would be so cool!) one is limited by what is available in stock images. I’ve decided it’s most important to have an attractive cover with a couple that looks right for the story. Thanks for the kind wishes!

  2. Susan/DC says:

    P.S. Also wish you lots of good chocolate. I’ve been on a low carb diet for the past 3 months and I’ve almost become the proverbial villain ready to steal candy from a baby (or buttered toast from my husband).

    • Elena Greene says:

      Good luck to you with the diet–I have friends who try these no-grain and sometimes the no-dairy diets and I don’t think I could do it!

  3. megan says:

    That’s a lovely cover! Good luck with the revisions.

  4. diane says:

    Love the cover and can’t wait for the book!

  5. HJ says:

    It’s a lovely cover! I’m sure she (or someone else) had to rip the shirt open down from the placket so that first aid could be rendered to his admirable abs after he crashed…

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