THE DEEP END OF THE SEA’s cover reveal!

I am pleased as punch to reveal the brand spankin’ new cover for my upcoming NA Mythological Romance THE DEEP END OF THE SEA, designed by Carly Stevens and featuring artwork by Kelsey Patton.

A bit of background on how this cover came to be . . .
Early on in my writing process, my fabulous editor made me a teaser picture to help announce my book. When I saw it . . . well, I was stunned, because the picture she found to use was perfect for Medusa’s story. I mean, PERFECT. So, we tracked down the artist, and discovered it wasn’t a photograph but a drawing and it was made by the insanely talented Kelsey Patton, who is just now in her first year of college studying (you guessed it) art. I am thrilled that she agreed to let her beautiful Fear of Drowning (a highly apt and symbolic title toward my story) to be featured on my cover, because I could never imagine any other picture doing so.

by Heather Lyons
February 13, 2014

Here’s the full wrap:

What if all the legends you’ve learned were wrong?
Brutally attacked by one god and unfairly cursed by another she faithfully served, Medusa has spent the last two thousand years living out her punishment on an enchanted isle in the Aegean Sea. A far cry from the monster legends depict, she’s spent her time educating herself, gardening, and desperately trying to frighten away adventure seekers who occasionally end up, much to her dismay, as statues when they manage to catch her off guard. As time marches on without her, Medusa wishes for nothing more than to be given a second chance at a life stolen away at far too young an age.
But then comes a day when Hermes, one of the few friends she still has and the only deity she trusts, petitions the rest of the gods and goddesses to reverse the curse. Thus begins a journey toward healing and redemption, of reclaiming a life after tragedy, and of just how powerful friendship and love can be—because sometimes, you have to sink in the deep end of the sea before you can rise back up again.

And now for a song that I wrote some of TDEotS to, one that could be considered one of Dusa’s theme songs: This is Mine by the sublime singer-songwriter Lucy Kaplansky.

I can bend back
and reach the days
when everything was new;
when witches were birds that lived in trees,
when dreams were movies God made for me.
I talked to dogs,
I knew why trees and kids cried,
why snow was white, why people died.
In show and tell,
I talked about the shapes of clouds
and all the schoolyard angels who protected me.

I am here and this is mine.
I’m everywhere, flying in line.

Always looking for a place to rest,
I hid in trees and built my nest.
I made my nest of buried things
and the roots ran like secrets
through six year rings.
I found that secret places were better places,
nicer places that villains could not find.
I do not lie:
these places are mine.

Now I lean and bend
to where I begin and end.
I am here, and this is mine.
I’m everywhere, flying in line.

I am here, and this is mine.

I’m everywhere, flying in line.

Buy This is Mine and other songs by Lucy Kaplansky HERE.

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