Great excitement this month when I saw the cover of my first book for Harlequin Romance, The Summer They Never Forgot , to be published on February 4, 2014.
That first view of a cover can be a tense moment for an author. How did the cover designer interpret my characters? Did they get my setting right? How does the title look on the page?
I’m pleased to report the Harlequin designers got everything right! The water setting, the dock where some pivotal scenes are played out, the carefree summer atmosphere. Most important, the heroine and hero, Sandy and Ben, fit my mental image of them. “He’s hot!” was my daughter’s reaction to Ben—you can’t get much better than that.
Oh, and I’m a big sucker for pink on covers and I love the pink on the Harlequin Romance covers.
The Summer They Never Forgot is a reunion story set in my made-up town of Dolphin Bay on the beautiful south coast of New South Wales in Australia. It’s a place where I’ve spent many happy vacations and is dear to my heart.
|I love the unspoiled beaches on the New South Wales south coast where The Summer They Never Forgot is set|
The book is a deeply romantic, emotional story of second-chance love—I so enjoyed writing Sandy and Ben’s story. I hope you do, too, when you get a chance to read it.
Here’s the cover blurb:
It started with a summer kiss…
Sandy Adams is on her way to an interview, but when she sees a signpost for Dolphin Bay she decides to take a detour down memory lane….
Ben Morgan has had his share of heartache. But when a ghost from his youth catches his eye memories of their last summer together come flooding back.
Everything has changed in the past twelve years, and still they're right back where they started, facing a second chance they deserve…together.
Now I'm looking forward to the excitement of actually having the book in my hands!
Do you enjoy a reunion romance? Is there someone in your past you’d love the chance to reconnect with? Has social media brought an old flame back into your life?
Please leave a comment—I’d love to hear about it!
Kandy Shepherd writes fun, feel-good fiction.
Watch out for her The Summer They Never Forgot, her first release from Harlequin Romance in on February 04, 2014 in both the US and the UK.
Her new contemporary women's fiction e-book, Reinventing Rose, is available now at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple, Kobo, Smashwords, and other e-book retailers.
Kandy’s romances include the Amazon bestseller The Castaway Bride, Something About Joe, and the award-winners Love is a Four-Legged Word and Home Is Where the Bark Is.
Visit Kandy at her website