Thursday, March 15, 2007

Dance for a Diamond

I am away for the weekend so I am having to submit my blog a few days early, but I was so excited about this I just couldn't wait to share it and ask everyone's thoughts on the cover.

Dance for a Diamond has just been published in large print version by Ulverscroft, and I am delighted with the cover they have used. It sums up my heroine, Antonia Venn, perfectly: lively, petite, soft brown hair and a passion for dance. Dance for a Diamond is set at the time of Waterloo, with a dark, brooding hero and a heroine who desperately wants to be independent. They both have to learn to trust again before they can achieve their happiness. This is one of my favourite books to date, a lovely feel-good novel – and I'm not just going on my memory of writing it, I loved this cover so much I was tempted to read it all over again!

Let me know what you think.

Melinda Hammond

10 Comments:

Blogger juliemt said...

Lovely cover, Melinda - and doesn't the heroine look Keira Knightley in P&P?

3:34 PM  
Anonymous Mandy said...

It's absolutely gorgeous! Is it a still from the 2005 film of Pride and Prejudice? It looks like it. Maybe when they make a film of Dance for a Diamond (wouldn't it be nice?) Keira Knightley will take the lead :-)

3:34 PM  
Anonymous Melinda said...

I am already ahead of you on that one, Mandy. I have even started casting the rest of it.....

3:36 PM  
Anonymous Mandy said...

I love playing casting! I fancy Richard Armitage as Simon, my hero in Stormcrow Castle. I think he'd be perfect for the brooding, sinister owner of the remote castle, and he looks wonderful in Regency dress. Who do you have in mind as the leads in Dance for a Diamond?

3:44 PM  
Anonymous Melinda said...

Hmm, unfortunately Richard Armitage is already taken for the fantasy casting of my next book, The Belles Dames Club! For Sir Laurence in Dance for a Diamond: well, he needs to be tall and dark but with a wicked twinkle in his hard eyes - any suggestions?

3:56 PM  
Anonymous Jane o said...

I think publishers should take note-I love the contemporary feel of your cover illustration!

6:05 PM  
Blogger juliemt said...

Melinda, I think Toby Stephens would make an excellent Sir Laurence!

6:15 PM  
Blogger Jan Jones said...

It's a FABULOUS cover! Just what the book deserves.

8:15 PM  
Blogger Lesley Cookman said...

Gorgeous cover. Wish mine were as glamorous! Belle Dames Club sounds interesting...

9:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is a great cover, but the best thing is the book is too! I loved this book. Anne Herries

9:54 AM  

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