Getting cover art for upcoming books is like getting gifts. I wait until the last possible moment to rip the paper off (open the e-mail).
This one is stunning. It was designed by Rene Lyons and it truly captures the whimsical nature of the story. I'm hoping to update my website a little later this week to all my new covers and excerpts.
Until there -- here's the blurb for Opportunity Knocks. It'll be coming to Dark Eden Press on 1 January 2008!
Opportunity Knocks by Ericka Scott
When all of faerie godmother Zuzanna’s guardianships go bust, the crown prince Foster threatens to exile her and strip her of her powers. Instead, she flees the kingdom to settle in a spot no one would ever look – Chicago, Illinois.
Single father Phillip Denton has a problem; he needs a nanny, and fast. His son, Jamie, isn’t a bad kid; he’s just got a mischievous streak as wide as Lake Michigan. Something his nannies seldom appreciate. Hiring Zuzanna seems like a stroke of luck. She’s cute, sexy, and even likes snakes.
Despite her intentions of learning to live life as a mortal, she didn’t count on all the hazards she’d encounter. How do mortals deal with traffic congestion, housework, and a pet snake named Gertie without using a little magick?
But the biggest temptation is Phillip himself. He awakens longings in her that she’s helpless to resist. But playing with magick is like playing with fire. And it leads Prince Foster straight to her.
Using a little magick of his own, Foster reveals Zuzanna’s true identity and demands she return to the Kingdom. That’s when she realizes Phillip and Jamie paid too high a price for a little faerie magick and she can’t ask them to give up any more for her. And now they know exactly what she is, she can never come back.
Or can she?