Saturday, May 18, 2013

A Brand-New Cover for SURRENDER TO SULTRY with Giveaway!

By Macy Beckett

Howdy, romance readers! I’m Macy Beckett, author of the Sultry Springs trilogy, and I’m here to share the new-and-improved cover for the third book in my series, SURRENDER TO SULTRY. This is Colton’s story—the wild-as-weeds deputy you met in book two, where he starred in the bawdy reality show Sex in the Sticks. Colt’s the county sheriff now, and he’s a changed man hoping for a second chance with his first love, Leah McMahon.

Here’s the original cover:

The design team had hoped vibrant fall colors would help the book stand out on the shelf. But between the battling hues of leaves, water, grass, and text, it’s overwhelming. And then there’s the couple. They look nothing like Colt (a long-haired Scots-Irish Cherokee) and Leah, (a petite blonde). It also doesn’t match the general look of the first two covers. So when the publisher asked the team to create something new, I was thrilled.

Which leads us to the final cover…

Isn’t that easier on the eyes, not to mention more consistent with the first two books? And check out that pair of lovers—they could really be Colton and Leah!

I think this is an improvement. What do you say?

Giveaway Time!

Want to win an autographed advance copy of Colt’s book…even if it does have the original cover? Or how about one of two custom “I like HOT BOOKS and I cannot lie” Macy Beckett tote bags? Simply complete the easy-peasy form below, and you’re entered to win. (US/CAN only, please.) Good luck!

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Macy Beckett writes hot and humorous romance set in Sultry Springs, Texas: where first loves find second chances. Her debut novel, SULTRY WITH A TWIST, released in October, and book two, A SHOT OF SULTRY, is now available in stores and online. A third Sultry Springs novel will release in August. Additionally, Macy writes young adult science fiction under the name Melissa Landers. Her debut, ALIENATED, is coming in February, 2014 from Disney-Hyperion. You can learn more about her books—for adults and teens—on her website.


  1. While I like them both, I like new one a lot.

  2. Macy, I'm in acreement with you...that second one just says it all. Congratulations on a lovely cover and a new release coming up!

  3. Thanks, Jen and Carolyn! I just got back from a library event, and everyone agreed that they preferred the second cover. They said the first was "too busy," which is exactly what I think.


  4. I really like the autumn colors on the first cover.

  5. While the colors on the first cover are very vivid, the couple kind of gets lost on it. I had to look twice to see there were actually people there. Congratulations on getting a new, more appropriate look for your upcoming release!

  6. I love the vibrant colors of the original book cover, but I have to say the second one is more appealing to me.

  7. I prefer the second cover. I really appreciate it when cover models resemble the book's characters. Thanks for the post and giveaway.

  8. Def the model should represent the characters. Sometimes they have no resemblance at all or are downright ugly.

    I like colorful cutsey bookcovers but prefer the first cover here even tho I DO like them both.