The thrill of an author's first cover .... - J. Kenner

The thrill of an author's first cover ….

Nobody Does It Better by Julie KennerI remember when I got my very first cover for my very first book, Nobody Does It Better, a Harlequin Temptation.

I really didn’t know what to expect, and the image just blew me away, all the more so because the cover model looks like Pierce Brosnan, and the book has a very definite Remington Steele vibe.

Remington Steele

Forty some-odd books later, and that thrill is still there.

I love seeing covers come into my inbox (and I miss getting cover flats–that’s just not as common as it used to be).


In fact, I just got draft versions of the cover for Complete Me (which I can’t wait to reveal)! Complete Me cover reveal

But never again will I have the thrill of having That Very First Cover.

Which is why I’m so excited for my friend Richard Ellis Preston, Jr., whose first book is coming this July: Romulus Buckle and the City of the Founders

It’s new adult steampunk, and I think that 47North really rocked the cover.

Check it out:


What do you think? What’s your favorite book cover (authors or readers)?


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