Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Cover Reveal - At Second Glance

I have the cover of my debut erotic romance and it's stunning!! I fell in love with it the minute I saw it.

So, here it is.

Thank you so much, Tibb's Designs. You rock.

If you're interested in what the story is about, here is a blurb:

Four years after her divorce, Merryn is ready to find someone. When she agrees to meet a man she connected with online, she’s horrified he’s her ex-husband, Kirk. Kirk suggests they have some fun together. After all, Merryn wants to experiment and learn. But their sexual incompatibility from their marriage comes back to haunt them. Will Merryn learn to relax and have fun without giving her heart? Kirk takes her on a sexual adventure, but can he earn her trust all over again after all that’s happened between them?

Here's a short excerpt (unedited):

She shrugged, pursing her lips. Those kissable lips, full and soft. He’d almost forgotten how good they tasted. No, he couldn’t let her pull him in. Could he risk that emptiness, the disappointment which had become a daily part of their lives? His heart was being wrung out like a garment of clothing to dry. Pulled and yanked and screwed by memories and the vision that stood before him. He scrunched his eyes closed and gritted his teeth to cut her off for a moment. Unable to resist, he opened his eyes. He saw Merryn but he also saw Hedge. Something in her eyes—a fire, a charge. She’d changed. She was willing to learn, to grow. She was more beautiful than ever. At first, the shock of seeing his ex had made her ugly in his eyes. Now, staring at her, something about the maturity of her face, the sense of internal confidence she never possessed before, drew him, made him curious. A hint of cleavage at the dip of her simple blouse, the firmness of her upper arms, her pulse fluttering in the cream crevice below her neck stirred arousal, plain and simple.
“Don’t go.” He was crazy to even try. But he was hungry for her body, her warmth infusing him, her softness against his skin. “We don’t have to get married again; we can just have some fun. You even said you were ready for some fun.”
She shook her head but said nothing. She rose up to walk away but he touched her hand. Gasping, she pulled back.
“I’m sorry.”
“What?” Was that hope in her eyes? Was she hoping he’d apologize for being an arse in their marriage? Unlikely. He’d tried that tack.
“I’m sorry I didn’t tell you my name.”
She shrugged. “My decision. You just played along with it.”
“Are you disappointed?”
She nodded.
“I’m not.”
She shook her head again. “No, Kirk.” Tears filled her eyes, making the blue sparkle against the tears, like a crystal-clear pool of sadness.
Why was she so set on pushing him away? He clenched his fists, ready to leave again but then he glanced down at her shape, the vision of Merryn, different yet still the woman he’d been crazy enough to marry.
“I’ve changed,” he said. “I want to make a difference.” All his dreams of romancing Hedge slowly had gone out the window. There was no opportunity for a second chance. Merryn remembered all the mistakes he’d made. But maybe the time apart…
“Please. Give it a chance. I want to show you things.”
“What?” Her lips were a thin line.
“Things. I can’t talk here.”
“I’m not ready. I want a new beginning.” She sat down and he found the seat opposite her, pleased that she wasn’t running away just yet.
“We can forget the past.”
“I can’t.” Her gaze was desperate. All the years of regret came back to him—all those hours pondering where he’d gone wrong. He saw her pain. He’d caused that pain.
He reached across and rested his hand on hers, relishing the softness of her skin. “I’m so sorry.” His voice was a whisper now. “I’m sorry I was such a dog, such a useless prick.”
“Yes, you were.” There wasn’t any sympathy in her gaze, only hardness. She’s Hedge. There’s hope. She’s changed.
“Then give me a chance to prove otherwise.”

At Second Glance will be available from Decadent Publishing shortly.


  1. It's a beautiful cover, Vicki! Congratulations!

  2. Beautiful cover. Love the excerpt too. Congratulations Vicki. All the best. Lucy Musiyiwa

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  4. I don't know why your first comment was removed. I certainly didn't do that. Thanks, Elsa!!