Wednesday, 28 September 2011

A Makeover for Magnolia House

Lots of exciting things are happen with my books, but before I launch into what I am about to show you, I want to tell about the new little extra I will be adding to all my Blogs in the next few months. We writers all need a little help from time to time and to this end, I will be adding to every Blog the opening sentence from a chapter of a book. Any author can be included. To do so, please leave your email address in the comments or visit my web site, to see my email address and email me...it's that simple!

My first opening sentence comes from Bagpipes & Bullshot by Janice Horton - Chapter One.... In a hamlet nestling within the hills of Southern Scotland, August sunshine filtered through the pine trees surrounding the old house known locally as Glencorrie, encouraging ivy and wisteria to climb the ancient walls, securing unstable chimneystacks, and binding together dangerously loose stonework.




Now to the news I am so excited to share with you.....my fabby new cover for Magnolia House.
As you know, along with my lovely editor, Jo Field we have re-edited and re-polished this book and now, thanks to Cathy at Avalon Graphics, my Magnolia House  has a new look. Magnolia House already has 11 x 5 star reviews on Amazon and it will still make you cry as well as give you that feel good feeling. Magnolia House will be re-published in October, of course I will be telling you all about the date very soon. So to the cover, I love it, but what do you think?

25 comments:

Mandy said...

I love it!! It looks so professional! Well done you! I am sure it will encourage even more readers to buy it!

Cathy Helms said...

I thoroughly enjoyed designing this cover with you, Pauline! And I hope you see a surge in sales too. I look forward to reading!!!

Cassam said...

What a lovely dreamy cover, I will definitely be first in the queue in October .

Linn said...

Oh Pauline! Having read and really enjoyed Magnolia House a while back, I can honestly say this is the cover that I would have picked! Whoever designed it obviously read your book first - it's a house anyone would fight to keep! Well done you!

sueuden.com said...

It's a huge improvement on the previous cover, Pauline, I love it. And I am wanting to know what's going on inside that beautiful house down there!

Shirley Wells said...

Pauline, that is absolutely gorgeous. I love the sky and the magnolia. It's just perfect. Congratulations!

lotsocats100 said...

It is definitely a book I would pick up, specifically for the magnolias...but then I'd read the book, too.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

That's lovely, Pauline. Just my sort of book cover.

CJ xx

Pauline Barclay said...

Hello Mandy, thank you and I hope it will!

Hi Cathy, a HUGE thanks to you!

Hello Cassam, thank you I will let you know the date very soon.

Hi Linn, You are so kind. Thank you.

Hello Sue, what is going on inside? well it beggars believe!

Hi Shirley, Thanks, glad you love it too. As you know it is difficult to make sure you get the right one... phew!

Melanie said...

Love the new cover! Author name in the same place and font as Sometimes it Happens. Even the title is similarly scribed.

I see the Pauline Barclay brand being launched in addition to a new and improved edition of Magnolia House!

Janice Horton said...

Pauline - I'm so excited that you have featured the first sentence and cover of Bagpipes & Bullshot on the same day you have showcased your beautiful new cover for Magnolia House!

I love the new cover - it compliments 'Sometimes it Happens' so well and looks so professional and inviting. I can see it doing really well indeed with such a fabulous makeover. Congratulations! xx

Pauline Barclay said...

Hello Lotocats 100, thank you and I am sooo pleased you enjoyed tge book. xx

Hi Crystal Jigsaw, I love it and so pleased you do too... thank you :)

Hello Melanie, I hope it will be noticed as a PB brand... laugh! Thanks!

Hi Janice, you are welcome and I'm delighted to have you here and I am pleased you love the cover too! Let's hope we both can sell a few million... laugh!

Patricia said...

Magnifique! Really Pauline, it's beautiful and very inviting to a reader!

Chris Longmuir said...

Lovely cover, Pauline. I often wish I could have lovely covers for my books but they have to be dark and moody to suit the writing.

Margaret James said...

A gorgeous cover, attractive and appealing - lovely! It looks a bit like Devon - a valley with Dartmoor in the distance.

Pauline Barclay said...

Hello Patricia, Thank you, I hope it will attract more reader :)

Hi Chris, it is lovely, the story is not moody, but very emotional!

Hello Margaret, thanks for stopping by. And yes, it is a real house in Redruth, Cornwall!

shazjera said...

I love 'real' pictures on the front of covers Pauline. Your new one looks gorgeous. It makes me think of stability with some dark times thrown in the mix.
x

Bikerhen said...

Truly a gorgeous cover. I'd pick it up for sure!

stephaniekeyes said...

Pauline! I love the new look. Excellent job on this cover!

Pauline Barclay said...

Hello Shaz, glad you like it, and yes there are some very dark times in the story....!

Hi Bikerhen, Thanks and I hope you will. It will be back out in Kindle and paperback :)

Hello Stephanie, lovely to see you here and thank you.

Rosalind Adam said...

I love the idea of featuring a first line. That's all it takes to be lured in. I'm already wanting to read Bagpipes and Bullshot after that one line.

Love the new cover. I'm awaiting your launch date.

Oh yes, and Charlie and Mabel send furry licks to your doggies.

gillyfraser said...

Great cover - really powerful and intriguing and would definitely make me want to take a look between the covers. Very best of luck with this - and your other books.
As a huge animal lover - may I also give you huge kudos for Waggy Tails - may it help to find happy homes for many pets.

I'm sure you will be inundated with requests from writers who'd like you to feature their first lines - please add me to the list! My book isn't published quite yet - but it soon will be!
my email addy is gilly.fraser@googlemail.com

Debs Carr said...

Love the new cover, it's gorgeous.

Talli Roland said...

Fantastic! Very atmospheric.

Pauline Barclay said...

Hello Ros, glad you like the idea of the 1st lines... :) Will be letting everyone know in the next days when MH will be available! x

Hi gillyfraser, will be in touch re your 1st sentence and good luck with your book.

Hi Debs. Thank you!

Hi Talli, Thanks... :)