Sometimes a good quality premade cover is sufficient, but when you’ve written a scifi romance about space traffic controllers, that’s pretty niche. A custom cover was definitely in order for Chasing Blue Dots. We had a great experience with Monika over at Ampersand Book Covers (she also did the cover for Confidence Game), and we enlisted her help once more on this one:
She created this from us giving her three simple concepts: a controller’s “scope” in blue, a silhouette of a couple, and the request to incorporate the TCOTU star chart somewhere (because every one of my books set in the TCOTU galaxy includes that feature). We highly recommend Monika, as she’s not only creative and talented but a joy to work with!
So, what’s the gist of the new story?
If Jake Marshall is such a good space traffic controller, why can’t he see what’s in front of his face?
Driven, cool-headed and climbing the career ladder to the top of his field, Jake wants a coveted position on the busiest orbital in the Prime star system. And he’s well on his way with his gorgeous girlfriend, Tey, who can match his skill in the control room. He has it all and as far as Jake is concerned, they just need a chance to move up.
Yet things aren’t always as they seem. His best friend Sam can’t quite articulate the troubles everyone but Jake sees coming and Tey is sending her own signals about the future. Despite attempts to warn him about placing career first and what it means to cross the wrong people, Jake still can’t see past the blue dots on his scope.
In the aftermath, a woman in a far-flung system on the edge of explored space steps into Jake’s life. Keeva Burke infuriates Jake the minute he meets her, yet she commands space traffic like no other. And he can’t stop thinking about her mahogany hair, easy smile and the curves under her sleeveless vest and faded jeans. But while Jake still dreams of reaching the top, Keeva doesn’t seem to have a care in the galaxy. Their nights together may be destined, but their future depends on Jake seeing the signs right in front of him because Keeva is not at all who Jake thinks she is.
Look for Chasing Blue Dots to be released just before Valentine’s Day, and watch here for the announcement when the pre-order is available!