03 June 2013

This Time Next Year - COVER REVEAL!


I got the most beauteous thing in the world in my email last week. Well, most beauteous for me anyway. MY COVER. *Dies*


Okay I'm good. I was so happy with the cover that I just couldn't wait to show it off. I have nothing official to go with it, but I'm posting my unofficial blurb and excerpt anyway. Cuz I'm a rebel.

All right, enough rambling. Here's the official, beautiful, amazing cover for my first-ever solo release, This Time Next Year.

Ever since surviving the vampire attack that killed her parents, Moira Curran has dealt with the resulting nightmares and abandonment issues the only way she could—by throwing herself into her education and then her biochemistry career, preferring a life of hermitude in her lab.

Kiernan Shaw has never forgotten the night twenty years ago when his maker killed a six-year-old girl’s parents in front of her. He’s spent the better part of the last two decades searching for her in order to make amends.

Madame Eve has brought the two together. When they finally meet, will Moira be able to give Kiernan what he needs? Will Kiernan put her fears to rest? Or will old fears and guilt keep them apart?


For a moment, he thought back to Madame Eve’s email. If she trusts you, she will tell you her name. He understood the power of names, and so did Madame Eve. Something insignificant to a mortal meant everything to a vampire, in whose world names were both salvation and control. Remind a vampire of his humanity, or steal it away by forcing him to do something horrific, like watching a little girl’s parents be eviscerated right in front of her.
“Kiernan Shaw.” Swallowing hard, he found his way back onto the coffee table. “And yours?”
Would she tell him her name? Would she allow him that kind of power?
She took a deep breath, as though considering the same questions. “Moira Curran.”
He rolled the name on his tongue and loved the way it felt. “Beautiful.” He reached to stroke her cheek, but she flinched. “Moira, I won't hurt you. I could never hurt you.”
“I'm sorry,” she muttered. “Old habits, I guess.”
He nodded, unable to speak at first. The cloying scent of her fear, like overripe peaches, almost strangled him. “Why did you ask me to stay?”
“I don't know.”
Neither did he, but he wouldn't leave until she asked him to.
“I don’t want to be alone, Kiernan. Isn’t that pathetic?”
He warmed at the sound of his name on her lips. His mouth watered at the thought of kissing her, exploring her, making his name come out of that gorgeous mouth again and again. He tamped down his desire. Nothing good would happen if he moved too fast. “Not in the slightest.” Willem had all but guaranteed him a life alone. Like he approached a scared animal, he moved next to her on the couch. She uncoiled, but didn't relax. “Talk, Moira. Please.” The silence hurt his ears as much as any scream.
She shook her head. “It's too hard.” Tears spilled but she didn't move to wipe them away.
Time to be bold, I guess. He brushed a hand against her cheek again. Instead of flinching, she eased into his touch. “I want to ease your hurt,” he said. “Will you let me?”

*Squees* A huge thank-you to Tibbs Design for this mind-blowingly perfect cover. An ENORMOUS thank you to Decadent Publishing for taking a chance on me and my story. A MASSIVE thank you to Laura Diamond, Nicole Zoltack, Jackie Felger, Cate Masters, Anni Lute, Becky Regalado, Kathleen GallagherDylan Coates, Hannah Farrell, and my lovely Janne and Haley of the USS Caryl (I love you hetero lifemate and wife!) for sharing in this amazing day with me by spreading the word.

And a GIGANTOR thank you to YOU. Yes, you. Thank you for stopping by and reading to the end. Thank you for sharing in one of the most important days in my life so far. 

I don't have a release date yet, but as soon as I do, I'll be posting it. So keep checking back here or on my Facebook page for the announcement. Thank you!


Jackie said...

Congrats, girlie! The cover is gorgeous and your story sounds amazing! xo

Bethany Myers said...

Looks amazing! Congratulations!

Beckah-Rah said...


Landra said...

I'm over the moon for you! Yes, you and I'm so happy this book is coming soon.

Absolutely love the cover very very much. I can't wait to be able to purchase. :)

Cate Peace said...

Thanks, ladies!!! Y'all are gonna make me cry! :D

Sarah Ahiers said...

Love it!! It's beautiful!

Layna Pimentel said...

Gorgeous cover, Cate!

Cate Peace said...

Thank you!!!

Jessica Subject said...

Blue is my favorite color on covers. LOL Looks great! Congratulations, Cate! :)

Jack LaBloom said...

I love the cover. Congratulations.

Cate Masters said...

It is a gorgeous cover! Congrats!

Anonymous said...

Terrific cover! It's lovely.

Cate Peace said...

Thank you all! I couldn't have been happier with it if I'd tried. It's perfect.

Teri Anne Stanley said...

That is BEAUTIFUL! I love it! And the blurb is pretty awesome, too!

Nana Prah said...

Nice cover. It looks so sweet.