Usually when I receive a book cover, I take time to set up a cover reveal. But when I got this beauty from Jennifer Munswami, I abandoned all reason and posted it immediately. I am just so, so, so in love.
I’m currently writing the story of the god Cupid and the mortal/human Princess, Psyche from Roman/Greek mythology. The amount of romantic tension between them has me seeing hearts and stars, so I knew the cover needed to be HOT. I’m not going to give anything away for those who don’t know the mythology, but here’s some information about my version of the tale: it’s going to be a standalone, full length novel. The genre is crossover, meaning it starts as YA and she becomes an adult, so it will appeal to ages 16+. Yes, it’s mature and sexy. It’s historical fantasy, taking place in Ancient Greece. Some will call it paranormal, and that’s fine too.
Back in 2013, graphic artist Jennifer Munswami created fan art for Sweet Peril (I was calling it Sweet Hope at the time) and I have forever been obsessed with that image. Here is a picture I have of the hard copy of Anna and Kaidan from the Sweet series.
When I began writing SOUL IN DARKNESS this year, I kept going back to the fan art in my mind, wanting something with that level of passion. So I talked with Jennifer Munswami, and she was able to take that art and recreate it for Cupid and Psyche.
Oh. My. Great. Steaming. Goodness.
Here’s the thing about the characters on the cover…Psyche is based on a stock image that Jennifer photo-manipulated. But Cupid? Y’all. SHE DREW HIM. She drew Kaidan in the original fan art too. I just can’t get over how beautiful he is–how gorgeous they are together!
Without further ado, I give you the cover image for SOUL IN DARKNESS, coming February 12, 2019, just in time for Valentine’s Day!