Friday, October 20, 2017

In Which War of Loyalties Gets a Cover Design and a Release Date

It was late one Monday night. After a day of checking email, browsing through a bookstore, checking email, cooking with a friend, worshipping at Bible study, and you guessed it--checking email--

The email I had been waiting for came. The cover design for War of Loyalties.



The idea of seeing my cover for the first time still sends a ghost of breathlessness through me. I can finally have a concrete picture in my mind of opening a box and seeing a stack of books with that cover inside.

It's everything I wanted. Historical. Intriguing. Amazing. The folks at Damonza were simply incredible, professional, and fantastic at their craft. I'm definitely hoping to use their services again.

After a long time of "just one more edit" and working at this labor of love, and then plunging into the thrilling whirl of publishing, seeing the cover design a thrilling moment. I suppose it's like that first hug when you meet someone you've only corresponded with online.

It puts dreams into reality.



I know, I know. Show the cover already, Schuyler.

OK.

Here it is....


Book Description 
April, 1917. A ring of German spies threatens the coastal town of Folkestone, England. Newly-recruited agent Ben Dorroll must uncover which British citizens are traitors to their country. When his first attempt at espionage falls prey to a trap laid by German sympathizers, the security of the British Secret Service is threatened. Feeling lost in a strange country and aching for a steady place to call home, he wants to resign and go back to his American medical work. But when he learns that his family identity holds the key to capturing the spy ring, Ben has no choice but to unite with the mysterious Jaeryn Graham so that the truth can be discovered.

In the aftermath of the Irish Rebellion, Jaeryn Graham's British colleagues look warily on his Irish background. Always up for a challenge, he thinks his a new mission in the Secret Service should be an opportunity to prove his prowess. But after an encounter with death and alienating two agents, he finds the road to victory isn't as easy as he thought. Unless he can win the loyalties of his newest assistant, Ben Dorroll, his secret ambitions and his perfect success record will be destroyed.


You can have this beauty in print, Lord-willing, on the official release date of:  

November 30, 2017 

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22 comments:

  1. *screaming*
    I know I've seen this before, but--THIS IS GETTING TOO REAL! :D

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    1. *squeal of happiness*

      I CAN'T BELIEVE--incoherent happiness--WE ARE SO CLOSE

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  2. THIS BOOK COVER IS STUNNING BEYOND WORDS. AHHH!!!!!!!

    If I hadn't already planned on reading this book, the cover may have won me over. It's amazing.

    Congrats on the cover and the release date!!! I'm getting really excited for your book. :)

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    1. Oh, thank-you SO much, Natalie! I'm so glad you like it!! :D :D

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  3. That cover! It's soooo perfect. I love the color, the shadows, it's all so mysterious and intriguing!
    Excited for this to come out. It's definitely on the list of books I REALLY want to read! :D

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  4. How exciting! The cover is absolutely gorgeous! I added your book to my TBR.

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    1. Aw, yay! I am so excited, and I hope you enjoy it ever so much!

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  5. DUDE I CAN'T EVEN I STOPPED BREATHING WHEN I SAW IT IT'S AMAZING I CAN'T WAIT FOR IT TO GRACE MY BOOKSHELF

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    1. OH MY GOODNESS I HOPE TO HAVE A PROOF COPY TO SHOW YOU IN A FEW WEEKS I CANNOT WAIT *DANCES WITH YOU*

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  6. *flails* AAAAH! IT'S SO GORGEOUS, SCHUYLER!!!! I'M SO, SO HAPPY FOR YOU!! :D

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  7. Oh, I love it! It's got just the right moody atmosphere for a spy novel, and I love the way you get the flavor of England and the time period at a glance.

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    1. For some reason I had such a hard time believing anyone could come up with a cover I would love--and then I opened up the email, and it was amazing to me how the designer could capture the mood so perfectly--I'm so glad you like it!! :D

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  8. *calmly faints*

    WHO AM I KIDDING. I AM NOT REMOTELY CALM.

    *runs around hyperventilating*

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    1. *faints with you*

      *takes another peek at cover*

      *revives*

      I FEEL LIKE A PROUD BOOK MAMA.

      *admonishes book to behave itself and do its mother proud*

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    2. *joins in the hyperventilating with her Annie and Schuyler friends <3* I've been so excited and gone about showing the cover to my family as if it were my own book-baby. <3 SO HAPPY!!!!

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  9. It's perfect, Schuyler. Absolutely to-a-finicky-British-T perfect. It's Ben to the life. And with the wind, the looming clouds of war, the cold hands shoved in the pockets...I couldn't imagine a more perfect cover for this book.

    Hugs and love and congratulations, dear.

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    1. *silent hug, full heart*

      I am so glad it fits--with you and Em loving it so much, it would be a shame if it didn't match up with your perspectives, too.

      I love Ben so much, and I'm so glad he's on the cover. <3

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  10. *SQUEALS AND GOES ABOUT IN AN EXCITED GLEE* I am so much in love with your cover-design, Schuyler! IT IS SO SO BEAUTIFUL AND PERFECT AND SUITS YOUR STORY SO WELL, AHHHHHH!!!! <3

    If anyone had doubts about reading your book before, I don't know what's to stop them now. It's perfect, haha <3 :'). You did a very good choice about who to make as your book designers. Personally am so excited to get a physical copy in my hand and read your novel, after all these years. :D

    Also your happy-excited-new-author-just-saw-her-book-cover-design-face is ADORABLE <3 *hugs* Congratulations, my lovely friend! SO HAPPY FOR YOU <3 <3.

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  11. GAH I LOVE IT!!! Ooooh, I can't wait for it to come out!!!

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  12. Whoo!! It looks perfect and intriguing. I'm so excited for you. :)

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  13. I'm so, so excited for this, Schuyler. The cover is AMAZING!!!

    Kyla <3

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