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I grew up in Colorado at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, then lived in Denmark and traveled throughout Europe before coming back to Colorado. I have two adult sons, whom I cherish. I started my writing career as a columnist and investigative reporter and eventually became the first woman editor of two different papers. Along the way, my team and I won numerous state and several national awards, including the National Journalism Award for Public Service. In 2011, I was awarded the Keeper of the Flame Lifetime Achievement Award for Journalism. Now I write historical romance and contemporary romantic suspense.


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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

DEFIANT — Here's the cover

Here it is — the final cover for Defiant.

I got it yesterday afternoon but was too busy to be able to post it. I guess I shouldn’t be doing it now, either, given that we’re on deadline with a big paper, one new staff member and one newsroom staffer on vacation. (I got to the office at 7:30 to try to get a jump on things.)

Even so, I couldn’t resist. I wanted to post it and share it with you!

I love the fact that my name is slowly getting larger than the title. I love that I’ll have enough books and reissues out by the time this book releases that they feel the need to put “Never Before Published” on the cover.

The details are pretty specific — the MacKinnon plaid, the wooden cross, the hunting knife (can’t call it a claymore because it isn’t.

Here’s a bit of trivia: I drew the tattoos myself and sent them to NY. There’s more to Connor’s “warrior marks” than the artists chose to put on the cover, probably because they felt it would make the image too busy. The one I miss the most is my drawing of a bear claw, which I thought was pretty cool. Oh, well. I agree with their decision, for what it’s worth.

I also like the font they chose for the title of the book. It has a nice frontier-ish feeling to it somehow.

So what do you all think?

Coming soon: We’re going to have a visit from the Dessert Diva. A columnist for my paper and a star of local TV, Danette specializes in making the yummiest desserts, pioneering recipes that make me really hungry each week when I’m editing our food section. Danette will be joining together with Natalie Benoit, the heroine from Breaking Point, to talk about baking pies — sharing pie-making tips, as well as recipes.

Danette is a lot of fun, so I know she and Natalie will make an entertaining duo.

If you’re wondering whether this is a response to those who disdain Natalie’s decision to stay home and bake pies for Zach, you’re absolutely right on. Why not have fun with it?


Love it! I can't wait to read it!

Love the cover....patiently waiting for Connor

Ooh, I like! And great match with the covers to date for this series. He actually *looks* like a MacKinnon. And it has two things that always catch my eye when browsing covers - a nice man chest and fiery orange/red background. Thumbs up!

landipan said...

I love it! The details they're doing for you are amazing! I also really like the font,really gives it that old world kinda feel.

All three of the Mackinnon books are going to looking amazing on the bookshelf,real eye catchers!

Very VERY nice! I love it.

Amy said... it,can't wait for it:)

Zeek said...

OMG Pamela! You KNOW how long I've been waiting for Conner! I'm on pins and needles!

Cover looks great! grrrr :P

CMD said...

... can I have the bloke on the cover? I may need to get back into reading historicals, which I haven't done in years! Looking good!

Oh YEAH! Fabulous cover, canNOT wait to read the book!

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