Monday, August 19, 2013

New Book Cover

Dawné Dominique, artist for Secret Cravings Publishing, has done it again. Here’s the book cover she’s created for book two of Silver Sage Creek novels, Better She Live. What do you think?

Blurb for Better She Live to be released in September:

Ruby Thornton, the proprietor of the Silver Sage Saloon is a business woman, not a prostitute. But, because she runs a saloon, the proper folks of Silver Sage Creek treat her as such, until the wealthy Richard Webster moves into town. His reputation of being a gentleman and a lucrative railroad businessman has the entire town smitten, including Ruby.
When a cowboy named Jesse Stryker comes along, working for the wealthy Webster, Ruby is torn by her conflicting emotions. His angry eyes contradicts his proposition for a night of pleasure. She’s tempted. Only, she isn’t a prostitute.
Ruby’s first instincts about a person is usually right, until now. Who’s the shrewd and fiendish man, the wealthy Webster or Stryker? Caught up in a charmed life, Ruby’s backed into a corner of kidnapping and murder, putting her life and others in danger. Who can she trust?

By the way, Better She Die received a 5 star review on Amazon. I’ll let you know the release date for Better She Live. I’ll be having a contest, so please stop by and enter during the September blog.
Okay, back to my book covers. When an author is lucky enough to have two cover illustrators, it’s highly motivating to your writing. I’ve been one of those lucky authors.
All of my contemporary books, written under Anna Sugg ( have wonderful covers because of Brandon Collins. When I first signed with Secret Cravings Publishing for my historical westerns, I worried about the book covers, because I’ve been so happy with Brandon’s work. Well, as you can see I’m excited to let you know that Dawné Dominique has done a wonderful job too. Check out her website if you’re an author and in need of an illustrator:

Now, I’ve been motivated to shift into high gear to finish the third book, Better She Love, due out in January 2014.

Please leave a comment, I’d love to know what you think about my covers.


  1. Pssst...Can I keep you? (((biggest hugs)) and thank you, Judy.


  2. I'm a SCP author too. Love Dawne's covers.

  3. I agree. We're lucky as a SCP author to have her.

  4. Love the cover and love the blurb. Congrats, Judy!

  5. Beautiful. I love the young lady on the cover!

  6. You won't believe how much she looks like my heroine. I love it when the artist can make your character come to life. Thanks Melissa. Judy


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