Happy Hump Day! If you, dear blog reader, have read my books you will know that my main character Persephone (Seph) is no fan of impractical shoes. The vampire Menessos, however, (as the series has progressed) has taken the liberty of making her his personal dress up doll on occasion. He has little use for footwear practicality when it is not his own feet in the shoes, and he wants only to make Seph look sexy.
There’s a little story I’d like to tell you about the cover of FATAL CIRCLE, the third of the series. I know, many authors say they have no say in the covers. I’ve always been asked about the covers. Sometimes my input is taken to heart. (BTW, I love all my covers. Don Sipley is a kick ass artist!!!!) Anyway, back to my story. When asked about the cover, I responded and included this pic of the boots that I had researched and decided Menessos was having Seph wear during a certain scene.
Those are bad-ass shoes.
Admittedly, not shoes I could wear. I’d probably break my neck trying to walk around in those. Now, here’s the cover:
See ‘em right between the A and L of FATAL? I am told that the cover artist’s studio is close to a gothic clothing store and they had the exact boots in stock in the model’s size and he was able to borrow them for his photo shoot. How freaking cool is that?
Now…a rockin’ little song about the reason for cool shoes…lookin’ & feelin’ sexy!