Friday, January 4, 2013

Cover Reveal!

I got a belated Christmas gift in the form of my new cover for my upcoming March book release, Second Chances. And guys: I LOVE IT. I especially love the writing at the very top. (Click to embiggen.) Coolest thing I've ever seen. (Except for a bunch of other cool stuff I've actually seen like a giant redwood, the Hope diamond, etc. but still: PRETTY COOL.)


(Note: the smart people at Covenant will have done a much better job of explaining this story than I'm about to, but for right now, this is what I've got. Will post their professionally blurbed awesomeness later).

The story follows Louisa Gibson, a Huntington Beach girl with grand plans to launch her own new media marketing agency. Lou comes up with a brilliant idea to do a web version of The Bachelor, only it's for Mormons. Introducing The Mormon Bachelor. It's on the verge of launching when her bachelor drops out at the last minute. In desperation, she taps her old boyfriend, a Hollywood actor, to fill in, but she is totally unprepared for her feelings when he develops real relationships with his dates. She's determined to protect her heart, but at what price?

UPDATE:

Annnnnnnnd here's what my publisher sent me:


After walking out of a thankless job at a prestigious marketing firm, feisty California entrepreneur Louisa Gibson is going into business for herself. Her pioneering venture, The Mormon Bachelor, is a reality dating web series sure to be fabulous advertising for her new marketing firm. And as a bonus, Lou can solve a problem close to home: Huntington Beach is crawling with eligible, sun-bronzed Saints, but they lack one vital skill—they’ve forgotten how to date. Lou hopes the reality show will finally inspire this group of hangout enthusiasts to pair off. But shortly before filming begins, the unthinkable happens, and Trentyn, a.k.a. the Mormon bachelor, gets a girlfriend. And Lou needs a new leading man—fast. 

Enter Nick, Lou’s devastatingly handsome ex-boyfriend. He’s the stereotypical actor: shallow, self-serving . . . and perfect for the job. A whirlwind of dating ensues, with Nick at the center of it all. Things are going according to plan—that is, until Lou is forced to step in as a substitute bachelorette, becoming an unwitting cast member on her own show. Despite Nick’s attempts to reestablish their friendship and the growing spark between them, Lou is determined to keep her distance. The show must go on—but what’s a girl to do when the Mr. Wrong of the past just may be the Mr. Right of the future?

23 comments:

Heather Tullis said...

Great cover and really great blurb. I can't wait to read it!

Barbaloot said...

The only thing I don't like about all this is that the book is not available for me to read RIGHT NOW! :)

Donna K. Weaver said...

Ooo! I love the premise and the cover. March? Can't wait!

Jami said...

I love it!

[As an aside, your new leave a comment section is marvelous!]

Rebecca Lamoreaux said...

That looks so great!! I'm really excited for you! Congrats - can't wait to take a look inside!

Sarah said...

Oooh! :) Now I know what to tell my hubby to get for my birthday... :) And it looks great!

Ronda Gibb Hinrichsen said...

Everything looks really great!! Congratulations.

Kaylee Baldwin said...

Yay! I love Bachelor books. The cover looks AWESOME.

Laree said...

Oooooo I'm excited! (and I agree with the little writing too!)

emfawcett said...

I have to wait until March?!? Perfect timing - I can suggest it as a birthday gift! I'm very excited to read this! I now own all of your books and I love each one of them - it's really hard to pick a favorite - they're all so fantastic!

Cathy said...

I can't wait until March! Love the cover. :)

Susan said...

Cute cover! The plot sounds fun, too :)

Mrs. Nellett said...

Love the cover! I totally want that bike.

Tasha Seegmiller said...

This is super cute!

Becca said...

WIN. This is adorable, bestselling Miss Melanie.

Jenny P. said...

I love it! And oh, how fun to be best selling author...

Kristina P. said...

Love it! Me wanty that bike.

Rachelle said...

Love! I want to go to HB and ride that bike.

Karen Peterson said...

I love that cover and can't wait to read the book!

Nikki said...

I love your books and if I could scream right now, (my roommate wouldn't let me live to see tomorrow because she is sleeping) I would! I just blew through Smart Move and was anxiously awaiting another fantastic book by you! Thank you for sharing your talents with us!

Stephanie Black said...

I'm late commenting, but congratulation, you bestselling author! And great cover!

annie valentine said...

First, I think you're really cool. I just have to say it out loud. Second, I might not be able to write a book but I kind of wish I had the job of writing book summaries, especially if it meant I got to read all your stuff as my JOB.

Peggy Eddleman said...

Congrats on the fabulous cover! I love it!