Can you guess what I have?? I cover! Yeah, I know the title of the post sort of gave it away, but I’m super excited about this one.
Mind Scrambler is the sequel to Soul Eater, and when I submitted it, I told my publisher there would be three stories, and that I wanted the covers to be similar. We talked about using an image without a person on it and change the colours for each story. We talked about being smart and picking three similar pictures right from the get-go, but nothing we found felt right. In the end, we decided to push the ‘cover problem’ on the future and focus on finding an image for Soul Eater that we thought fit.
We did. I’m glad we did. I like the Soul Eater cover, like the colours, like the energy ball. Thaddeus throws them around, so it was a good fit.
But… How the heck would we fix a matching cover for the next story? And not only matching. The main characters in Mind Scrambler aren’t wizards. How would we get that feeling of the covers belonging together when I couldn’t find any stock images that did?
I talked to my publisher about it while writing the story. I talked to my publisher about it when it was time to submit the story. The lovely people in my morning office looked at stock images with me, and in the end, my publisher told me to send in the story with some images I liked, and we’d go from there.
I’d sort of given up. I figured we’d use the same font and that would be enough, so when it appeared in my inbox, I was so happy.
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Aren’t they pretty together? I love them! So now I have to write the third…
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Years ago, empath Elijah Long made a bad decision, and he is still paying for it. He’s kept hidden from his abusive werewolf ex for years, but when he wakes in a dark room, cuffed to a wall, he knows he’s out of luck. Elora, his psychic sister, will come for him, he just has to endure long enough to give her a chance to find him.
Captain Kol Jaecar of Rockshade’s Paranormal Investigations Department detests slow times at work, so when Elora wants time off to search for her brother, Kol treats it as if it’s a real case and starts an investigation. What he assumed was a brother not picking up when his sister called turns out to be something else.
Elijah experiences people’s emotions so strongly, it prohibits him from living a normal life. Spending time in the city is out of the question, yet it’s where Elora takes him once she finds him. Elijah does his best to keep his distance, especially from the growling man Elora brought to his rescue. Elijah will never make the mistake of getting close to a shifter again.
The moment Kol smells Elijah, he knows he’s his mate, but how to get close to someone who doesn’t want to be near you? The man who abused Elijah is still on the loose, and Kol calls in the entire team to hunt him down. But how are they to keep Elijah safe when he can’t be around people? And how will Kol stay sane if he can’t touch his mate?