Thursday, 19 September 2013

Beneath the Rainbow: Cover Reveal

I’m bubbling with anticipation to show you something…something special! 

I’ve been working with Joni and Vern over at Blue Harvest Creative to put together a package, and it’s time to ‘Show and Tell’…
Two years ago, I published ‘Beneath the Rainbow’ on Kindle. I then took the step of joining Twitter to tweet my book. You’ll never know how very, very grateful and relieved I am that I barely mentioned my book on Twitter. I very quickly realised how many people were just there to pimp their book, and I didn’t want to become someone who threw their book at people. So I made friends. I followed writers and readers and learned a lot.

Now, I love ‘Beneath the Rainbow’ and those who bought and read it thoroughly enjoyed it, but something was missing. I’d published directly from Word…and then later as I read Sophie Moss’ gorgeous Selkie books and discovered the beautiful formatting courtesy of Blue Harvest, I knew I could do better.

I engaged Blue Harvest and it was mentioned that along with reformatting the eBook, a new cover might work. I liked my old cover, I still do, and it took some heartfelt moments to let it go. It wasn’t long though before I had a concept brewing away. When I’d made my original cover I wanted Bluebells, but the season was over, and anyone who knows me knows I like using my own images. Now, I had images…and the trademark image for the book sat upon my Blog…right up there in the header.

So I would love to reveal my new cover all ready for a relaunch set for Friday 11th October…


I love, love, love this cover…and have already used it as template for ‘Beneath the Old Oak’ which is currently within its first edit phase…I am excited!

On Friday 11th October ‘Beneath the Rainbow’ will be available as Print and eBook on Amazon. I think I might have a party!

Blurb:
“It’s those silly dreams that keep us alive.”

Dreams define us, shape us and realise our potential…they make us who we are. 

Freya won’t let death stand in her way. 
When she dies Freya knows she needs to move on, but is caught within her mother’s grief and the discovery of terminally ill Old Thomas. Finding she can affect the lives of those beyond her heaven she fights to reach her mother and wants to help Thomas realise his final dream.
Meanwhile, her family finds her own list of goals and soon discovers that Thomas has a burning desire to ride a motorbike. 
Freya intends to create a rainbow, the last item on her list, to reach her mother, but her pale arcs won’t achieve closure. She needs scarlet like remembrance poppies then sunset orange and sunflower yellow.  She makes green like her willow and blue like daddy’s t-shirt.  Finally conjuring indigo, the shade of deepening night and violet to match Purple Ted... 
Beneath these colours will Freya reach her mother, wait for Old Thomas and be ready to move on?
  
Discover the importance of dreams and fulfilment in Freya’s heart-breaking and uplifting tale of grief, hope, triumph and joy.

Design Credits:

Cover Photograph by Bekah Shambrook

Cover Concept by Lisa Shambrook

Cover Design by Lisa Shambrook & Blue Harvest Creative

Interior Design and eBook Design by Blue Harvest Creative

6 comments:

  1. I am so excited for you, Lisa! I saw the full paperback cover on Blue Harvest's blog this morning and it is gorgeous!! I loved this story so much. The writing is beautiful and the characters really touched my heart. You should definitely throw a party! I will be there for you. :)

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    1. Aw, there will be a Facebook Event relaunch! You will be invited! <3

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  2. Beautiful photograph, wonderfully framed :) great new cover

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  3. I just love your characters and the touching story. So pleased for you Chicken. You're an inspiration and totally deserving as you're so very talented. Smooochess.xxx

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  4. What a beautiful cover!! Congratulations Lisa!

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