I am ridiculously excited about this cover reveal. Why? Because it's my first! I've done dozens of these for other authors, but this is my first book baby. Woo hoo! Sound the trumpets! Beat the drums! Start the parade marching and jets flying overhead!
Okay, maybe to the rest of the world it isn't a big deal, but I've been working on this book for the better part of six years now. I was just talking to Erin about what a slow reader I am, but for all my diarrhea of the keyboard, evidently I'm an even slower writer!
In the past six years, a lot has happened. 122 Rules (my first full-length novel) got picked up and is in the final editing phase at Pandamoon Publishing. I've written 2/3 of the sequel, 122 Rules - Redemption, and already know--at least in part--of what happens in book three.
In my personal life, I was lucky enough to meet and MARRY the beautiful and talented, Erin Rhew! She is the love of my life, and even if lost everything else, I'd still be the luckiest man in the world. She is a brilliant writer, and I'm in awe of her ability to write the best stories and the most elegant prose the world has ever seen.
|Blazing Beauty, Erin Rhew|
So what the heck is "Birth of an American Gigolo" even about? Here's the blurb:
An old party girl turned domestic diva, infuriated by her husband's cheating--and his holier-than-thou, tree-hugging, no-tits and no-hips girlfriend--inflicts her wrath by training a local boy in the fine art of seduction. She and her new boy toy turned love god, start a gigolo business as a distraction for the neglected and mistreated housewives of Alabaster Cove.
If you want to get a peek into the main character Lindsey's head and feel a bit of her anger, check out Cam's "Runaway Train."
Anyway, without further randomness of the keyboard, it's time to reveal the cover for "Birth of an American Gigolo". <Drum roll>
This cover was designed by the amazing and talented Anita Carroll of Race-Point.com. She took the time to read my book--what other cover artist READS the books they make covers for?--expound upon the concepts that Erin and I sent her, and come up with this amazing image. It perfectly matches the book. Thank you, Anita!
I am fortunate that others are willing to help spread the word on my cover!
* First my amazing and beautiful bride, Erin Rhew, author of The Fulfillment Series:
Available from Bookfish Books.
Also spreading the word:
* Romance author, Heather Van Fleet
* Elgon Williams author of Fried Windows and Becoming Thuperman
* Author of historical romance novels too numerous to mention (though I highly recommend), Cheri Champagne
* Fellow Pandamooniac, Rachel Schoenbauer
* Kristie Matheson, author of the books On the Fringe and Molly Pepper and the Night Train. Her next YA novel, Chasing Midnight, will be published January 12, 2016.
* Louisa Gray, author of the Sassy Kiwi Book Blog
* Romance author Jessica Calla, whose first book The Love Square comes out January, 2016.
I am grateful to each of you generous people for helping me get the word out about my debut novel. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Deek lives in a rainy pocket in the Pacific Northwest with his stunning YA author bride, Erin Rhew, and their writing assistant, a fat tabby named Trinity. They enjoy lingering in the mornings, and often late into the night, caught up Erin’s fantastic fantasy worlds of noble princes and knights and entwined in Deek’s dark underworld of the FBI and drug lords. His first full-lengthed novel 122 Rules releases with Pandamoon Publishing in 2016.
Deek and Erin enjoy spending time with friends, running, boxing, lifting weights, eating popcorn, drinking Coke Zero, and living life to the fullest.
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Deek’s Rhewminations (his blog): http://blog.deekrhewbooks.com/