Mar 16, 2011

First Cover Joy!

Reading: Archangel's Consort by Nalini Singh
Listening to: Silence - my favourite music!
Makinig me Smile: My first book cover

After years of writing, there is nothing to rival getting “the call”. But once you’ve hit the high of selling, there are plenty more milestones along the way.
Seeing your first cover has to be one of the biggest highlights, and one I’ve just enjoyed. On Saturday morning Natalie Anderson phoned me and I knew by the tone of her voice that something exciting had happened. Imagine my excitement when she told me that my first cover had just been listed on Amazon UK!
After months of anticipating my first book hitting the shelves, it finally feels real. Aside from the birth of my son, my cover has to be the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. Seeing my name on a real book is incredible, and it’s even more amazing to know that next month I’ll be able to see my US cover of the same book, as well as the UK cover of my second release.
At the moment I’m knee deep in hard revisions for my third book, and it’s moments like this that make it all worth it. Because nothing will ever compare to knowing that one day soon, those covers will turn into books that will soon be delivered to my doorstep for me to hold in my hot little hands ☺


  1. Congratulations! You must be so happy.

    I wish you many, many sales success!

  2. It is so awesomely exciting! Was absolutely the highlight of the week spotting that!

  3. Now I"m dying to see my next cover. I see I'm paired with fellow LoveCat Nikki Logan for my next UK release, so I'm sure that cover will be just as beautiful :)

  4. Soraya, for me seeing the cover for the first time is better even than release day, so exciting! And congrats on your first cover! =)

  5. Gorgeous cover. Such a thrill - for you and for all of us waiting to get our hands on your book.

  6. Yay on your first cover, Soraya!!! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy!

    I hope you celebrated with bubbles or chocolate or both!

  7. I can only imagine how amazing it feels - enjoy the ride.

  8. Fabulous cover, Soraya! I'm waiting for the cover on my fifth book - still such an exciting time. And getting copies on your doorstep? Bliss!

    Looking forward to reading both your soldier stories. =)

  9. Lovely cover, Soraya! And just you wait till you hold the actual book in your hands. I promise, you won't be able to stop touching it!

  10. Woo hoo!! Awesome moment, Soraya, I'm so happy for you.

  11. Gorgeous cover, Soraya! It's a real thrill seeing your covers for the first time - will be an even bigger thrill when your hold it in your hands for the very first time!

  12. Soyara, what a thrill! And it's just lovely. Congratulations. =)

    I remember holding my breath, waiting to open my first cover jpeg. I slumped and almost cried with relief when I did.

    Good luck on those revisions!!

  13. Soraya
    Gorgeous cover. Looking forward to reading it.

    Take care