So anyone who has been following me for the past few months since NaNo knows how much I have droned on and on about my siren story, “The Sweetest Song”. Well, I sold it to its intended anthology and it releases at the beginning of June 2012! In the meantime, the talented cover artist at J. Taylor Publishing has been busy making our cover (there’s 4 of us in the anthology–Jocelyn Adams, Julie Reece, Kelly Said and moi–all very talented colleagues who have set some tall standards for my wee tale). Without further ado, I present:
The Front Cover (love it!):
The Story Blurbs:
Heart’s Desire by Julie Reece
After a terrible accident, Tessa returns to her family beach house to heal. She doesn’t expect to see her first summer crush from seven years before. Cameron, though, reappears and ignites a relationship that’s far more intense than ever before. The only problem? Summer is once again coming to an end, and this time, Tessa will have to decide whether to choose life with Cameron or to never see him again.
The Sweetest Song by Claire Gillian
Under Poseidon’s rule, Circe is the most destructive siren in the Pacific ocean, her songs luring ships and their crew to their watery graves. Not Otis, the best halibut fisherman in the Alaskan waters. His ship, the Calypso, has avoided disaster each time Circe set her sights on him.
Given one last chance to deliver Otis to Davy Jones’ locker, Circe takes to land to waylay the handsome captain. Instead, it may be Otis himself who hooks the Siren.
Pearl of Pau’maa by Kelly Said
Should Miki choose to wed the local wealthy boy she doesn’t love, her stomach will stop grumbling. Her soul, however, will suffocate. With one last opportunity before she must concede, she sneaks off for a final dive to her hidden crate at the bottom of the seabed. What waits for her is more than a captured lobster. It’s a treasure she cannot claim without great sacrifice or true love.
The Undergarden by Jocelyn Adams
Nixie, a water sprite, lives a solitary existence as she struggles to understand the strange world beyond her waters. When she meets one of the pink ones, a curious boy named Wyatt, their friendship blooms into a love that can exist only upon the sands that divide his solid ground from her underwater paradise. Some love, though, once born, cannot be undone, even in the face of death.
Sounds great, eh? If you’re on Goodreads, you might wanna click this:
This one’s so pretty. A stare-worthy image, for sure. 🙂
what a beautiful cover and the stories sound perfect, too. Can’t wait to read.
So pretty!! I love the cover. It sounds like a great anthology!
It’s soooooooooooooo perty. 🙂 I’m gonna have to go to each of your blogs and repeat myself because what else can be said?? 🙂
I think it’s soooo AWESOME for me to be included with you, Jocelyn and Julie in this anthology! 😀 I’ve been swooning over that cover for days and whew! It feels so nice to finally share it with everyone. 🙂
btw, LOVE your site design ^_^
The stories sound fabulous and what a great group of ladies. Added to my “TBR” list!
Well done Claire! The cover is… glorious… so appealing… to-die-for! I actually have no suitable words to describe it! And the stories sound great – wish I could buy a hard copy for my bookshelf.
But I suppose that ain’t gonna happen, is it? *sighs* It’s probably e-book format… I really need to save up for a Kindle/I-Pad…
How have you been? I’m quite out-of-touch with your fabulous writing. Hopefully, I’ll get to manage my time better and keep in touch… 🙂
I think there might be hard copies, Mish. J Taylor usually does hard copy of the longer length books but don’t quote me on this. I know there will be hard copies of my novel.
I’ve been great, busy, but enjoying the ride. You?
Wow! Congrats Claire! Great cover too. Very fitting of the stories tucked within.
Thanks, Dale. I think all the stories are wonderfully complimentary to each other and the cover and antho title too.
Beautiful cover! Congrats!
Thanks so much, Silver! 🙂