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Friday, June 11, 2010

Cover Stories: Never Cry Werewolf by Heather Davis

nevercrywerewolf.jpgDebut author Heather Davis is here to share the cover story of her 2009 release, Never Cry Wolf. Kirkus Reviews says, "What's a girl courted by an amber-eyed hottie to do? Fans of paranormal romance will enjoy this sweet debut." Nice!

Here's Heather:

"From the beginning, I think my agent, my editor and I were all on the same page for the cover for Never Cry Werewolf. There is a pivotal scene where Shelby, the protagonist, is lost in the forest -- and with the tie to the folk tale Little Red Riding Hood, well, it just seemedright to have the cover nod to that connection. That, and Shelby is wearing a red hoodie in the story and well... there is a wolf involved.

"We'd discussed the idea of Shelby in the forest in her red hoodie. Then, they asked me to provide a detailed description of what Shelby looked like and who she was on the inside. It was probably the deepest character study I'd done to date. From those paragraphs of description, they really pulled an amazing image together.

"The first time I saw the cover, I was blown away...."

Read the rest of Heather's Cover Story at melissacwalker.com, and check out her new novel The Clearing!

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