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Aug 17, 2013

Cover Reveal + Giveaway: Only Between Us by Mila Ferrera

I'm thrilled to be revealing this amazing cover to everyone, today! I am absolutely in love with it and I think it's total perfection; I'm honored to be sharing it!

Not only do I have the cover to share, but I've got the lovely Mila Ferrera here today, as well, to talk a bit about the story behind the cover. Lastly, as a way to celebrate today's reveal, Ferrera has a giveaway for you where you can enter to win an e-book of Only Between Us -- eep!

So, without further ado, let's get to the awesome!

Title: Only Between Us
Author: Mila Ferrera
Publisher: Self-published
Release date: September 3, 2013
Cover designer: Jennifer Rush

Last semester, Romy escaped from an abusive relationship with the guy she’d thought was the man of her dreams. This semester she’s putting herself back together, determined to reclaim her passion for art and for life. When she signs up for a painting class at the local art co-op, the possibility of passion becomes very real—in the form of her teacher, Caleb. Both mysterious and seriously hot, Caleb bares his soul on his canvases, and Romy’s fascinated by what she sees.

Caleb is just trying to keep his head above water. Caring for his traumatized, unstable sister is getting harder every day, and his paintings are so dark and bleak that no one is buying. Teaching classes at the co-op is no longer enough, and now he’s going to have to sell more than just his art to the wealthy, sex-starved women in his classes. But when Romy comes along, she makes everything more complicated. She sees the truth in his paintings -- a truth no one else has realized, until now.

Romy and Caleb might have a real shot together -- one that could heal them both. But when ghosts from their pasts re-emerge, determined to keep them apart, will they be strong enough to hold on to each other?

The Importance of Book Covers

First of all, I think the cover to Only Between Us is stunning and totally eye-catching—it really depicts that moment between the guy and the girl. Also, I love the colors, the title font, the title placement—it’s perfect, really. Your cover designer, Jennifer Rush, really blew it out of the park with this one.

How do you feel about the cover for Only Between Us? Is there a story behind it? There’s the saying, “Never judge a book by its cover,” and while there’s a lot of truth to that, do you think, when it comes down to it, that the cover of a book can sway a person to picking up one book over another? How significant does a book cover need to be to the story? To potential readers?

First, I completely agree that Jennifer Rush did an amazing job! Like the cover for Spiral, which Jenn also designed, the cover for Only Between Us depicts a specific scene in the book, in which Romy, who’s trying to regain her confidence after escaping an abusive relationship, really loses herself in a moment of passion with Caleb. As for Caleb, he’s struggling to juggle all these responsibilities, and this is a scene where he lets go of that to take something he wants. Oh, and he happens to clear off his supply table rather abruptly so he can … well. Perhaps you’d like to read and find out!

When Jenn and I were discussing the cover, I sent her that scene as a reference. She read it and sent me a photo that showed cards flying across the image, and suggested we have flying art supplies! That kind of thing is not easy to do—synchronizing the models’ body language and capturing objects mid-flight—but she managed it beautifully.

In answer to your question about covers—I absolutely believe the cover is critical. Readers are looking for a good story well-told, but we’re drawn in by a cover that makes us willing to look closer. We also pick up on cues from the cover that might tell us about the content—and the quality. It’s only a first impression, but fair or not, those are crucial. In this crowded market, authors only have a few seconds to entice readers searching for their next read! The story itself has to stand on its own, but the cover (especially for a newer, lesser known author like me) is what can get a reader to give you a moment of her valuable time. I’m grateful to Jenn for helping me make the most of that opportunity.

About the author:

Mila Ferrera lives in New England, where she has a family and a job and does various normal, everyday things, all while plotting novels in her head. She has a passion for writing new adult/adult romance featuring psychological twists and tortured heroes. Her own psychology internship involved plenty of consultation, but alas, no sexy Swedish doctors, which is why she had to make one up. SPIRAL is her first novel. ONLY BETWEEN US, her second new adult romance, will be available 9/3/13.

Connect with Mila Ferrera: Blog | Twitter | Goodreads

Giveaway deets:

  • Open to anyone who can receive a .mobi/Kindle or .epub/Nook file.
  • Giveaway ends on Friday, August 30, 2013.
  • Must be 17 years or older to enter.

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  1. LOVE IT, Mila and so excited for this book! I adored Spiral, so I know I will devour this one, too. CONGRATS!!

  2. I do love this cover especially the colours and font! And from reading the book summary I think it reflects the story very well. Can't wait for this book! :)

  3. This is the first I've seen of this book but it look interesting! Thanks for sharing and great cover :)

    -Mari @ The Sirenic Codex

  4. I love the cover! I can't wait to read this! Thanks for sharing it with us!

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

  5. I love the cover. Its beautiful. I can't wait to read this book. It sounds really good. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

  6. I'd love to know what that is in the foreground.

  7. I'm pretty sure this is my favourite contemporary cover this year. I wish more covers were like this. Sigh. Beautiful.

  8. Holy smokes this cover is freaking amazing. I love the blurb as well. Thank you for sharing!!

    Reese's @Reese's Reviews: MA2F

  9. I love this cover! It really is eye-catching! I can't wait to read this! Thanks for sharing, Momo! :D

    ~ Maida
    Literary Love Affair 

  10. I've read this book and loved it!!!!


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