Apollo Rising, a novella in three acts, releases on September 9, 2012 from Musa Publishing. I've talked a number of times on this blog about how wonderful Musa is. Fair warning, I'm going to do it again. For those who don't know, Musa gives its writers some fairly amazing input into the cover design process. Once you sign a contract with Musa, you need to fill out a Marketing Details Worksheet. Relevant to this discussion, the worksheet asks for input on the cover design.
Apollo Rising is a Greek Myth retelling of the Daphne/Apollo myth from the points of view of Daphne (Act I), Alex (Act II), and Apollo (Act III). Needless to say, some classic elements for the cover are Daphne transformed into the laurel tree, Apollo's chariot and Cupid's arrows - one gold, the other lead. These were all suggestions in my marketing details.
Kelly Shorten the lead artistic muse over at Musa, took those details and ran with them. I made comments on the cover and Kelly worked her magic. The result? Well, I think it's fabulous, but you judge.
So what do you think? Please leave a comment and let me know.
My sincere thanks to all the muses at Musa. I couldn't do this without you.
Apollo Rising - To restore Daphne to her nymph form, Apollo must bargain with treacherous Hades, but Death may demand too high a price.
More details and a chance to win a free copy of Apollo's Rising will be coming over the next two weeks.