Simple Gifts Cover Reveal! (Please vote for the blurb)

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Please vote for your preferred blurb at the end of this post. Thank you!

It was not a simple process to come to this cover, but boy was it worth the wait! Thank you to LazyDay for patiently waiting, listening, and humoring me when I said NO! NO! NO! to the first hundred few mock-ups.

The whole point is that this is a romance, right? Between a pianist and a violinist? Making music together, the harmony and counterpoint of two lives intertwining to become one.

So…I demanded asked very nicely if the cover could please include both Carene’s glossy black piano and Leila’s delicate violin. My publisher was fit to be tied over this impossible-to-please author extraordinarily gracious in giving me this simple, lyrical, and stunning cover.

April 24th. I can hardly wait. How about you?

By the way, this week for Saturday Spankings you will finally get to see the first hint of romance between Carene and Leila! This is the most risque book I have *ever* written. No kidding.

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Please vote for your preferred blurb. Which one grabs your interest?

Blurb #1:

Simple Gifts (April 24th)

Music.  Without the love of her life, how can Leila learn to live again?

Professional violinist Leila Feran is accustomed to fame as the youngest and first female concertmaster of the Philharmonic Symphony.  Driven to achieve ever-increasing heights, she injures her wrist so badly that she may no longer be able to play.  She moves in with her childhood best friend, a pianist and beloved orchestra teacher in a small town.  Carene welcomes Leila with open arms and only one condition: no divas allowed.  And if Leila can’t follow the house rules, she might find herself over Carene’s knee…or worse.

This is the story of how two women learn to embrace love in their lives.

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Blurb #2:

“Can I break this rule?” Leila asked, lifting Carene’s chin. “Is it all right to love a friend?”

 

Classical pianist Carene Moraghan has built her life on order, nurture, and respect. Her orchestra students thrive under her care, and she is a pillar of her community.

Then her childhood best friend, professional violinist Leila Feran, injures her wrist and moves in full-time for help during her recovery. Leila’s drive and passion throw Carene off-balance, forcing them both to re-examine the unspoken rules of their relationship.

In between arguments over physical therapy and house rules, Carene’s zero-tolerance policy regarding divas results in some old-fashioned discipline…that changes into something more.

When Leila begins to recover, it’s time for her to return to the big city and her performing life. Carene and Leila must decide. Is it time to take their relationship to the next level, or will doing so destroy their friendship?

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Blurb #3 (courtesy of Miss Cat Trouble):
Music. Without the love of her life, how can Leila learn to live again?

Classical pianist Carene Moraghan has built her life on order, nurture, and respect. Her orchestra students thrive under her care, and she is a pillar of her community.

Then her childhood best friend, professional violinist Leila Feran, injures her wrist and moves in full-time for help during her recovery. Leila’s drive and passion throw Carene off-balance, forcing them both to re-examine the unspoken rules of their relationship.

In between arguments over physical therapy and house rules, Carene’s zero-tolerance policy regarding divas results in some old-fashioned discipline…that changes into something more.

This is the story of how two women learn to embrace love in their lives.

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54 thoughts on “Simple Gifts Cover Reveal! (Please vote for the blurb)

  1. catrouble says:

    Hey Ana…Love the cover! Oh you want a vote do you? Hmmm…I vote for blurb #



    Blurb #3
    Music. Without the love of her life, how can Leila learn to live again?

    Classical pianist Carene Moraghan has built her life on order, nurture, and respect. Her orchestra students thrive under her care, and she is a pillar of her community.

    Then her childhood best friend, professional violinist Leila Feran, injures her wrist and moves in full-time for help during her recovery. Leila’s drive and passion throw Carene off-balance, forcing them both to re-examine the unspoken rules of their relationship.

    In between arguments over physical therapy and house rules, Carene’s zero-tolerance policy regarding divas results in some old-fashioned discipline…that changes into something more.

    This is the story of how two women learn to embrace love in their lives.

    Hey…I voted. 😉

    Hugs and Blessings,
    Cat

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    • Anastasia Vitsky says:

      Giggle. I read Bas’ comment first and wondered what on earth he meant by #3. Glad to see that it was an actual option instead of just Bas talk. Hehe. Love ya, Bas.

      Just like you to stir up trouble, missy! I like the way that you put both of the blurbs together. I think I’ll do a little tinkering with some of the wording, but I like your structure.

      Thank you!

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  2. Cara Bristol says:

    Nice job on the blurbs. I like blurbs one and three the best.With blurb one, I would add that Leila moves in to recover. It’s implied, but I think it needs to be stated.

    With blurb three, the first line about the music doesn’t go with the rest of the blurb (although it’s a great opening line). The blurb is from Carene’s POV, the opening is in Leila’s.

    In both blurbs, I think the last line about two women pulls back from the intimacy of the rest of the blurb. The last line is omniscient POV and I think it would be better if it were in one woman’s POV: e.g. Can Leila embrace another love besides music?

    Gorgeous cover!!!

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  3. Celeste Jones says:

    Lovely cover. I’m very excited about this book. It’s a wonderful story.

    As for the blurbs—I like the quote in #2 w/the content of #1. Because just picking number 1, 2, or 3 would be too simple.

    Aren’t you getting quite the little library my dear? Very happy for you!

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  4. pao says:

    I’m really late! I think I prefer blurb #2. It gives a more dynamic description to the story. And of course, what an elegant cover!

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