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A Bump to My Heart, by Tracey Devlyn

For the last couple months, I’ve been working on some big projects at my day job, which has required me to adjust my schedule to meet deadlines. Rather than my normal Monday through Friday, I’ve been working Tuesday through Saturday. No big deal. I actually like coming into the office on Saturday when it’s quiet. It’s amazing how much work one can accomplish when not being interrupted every ten minutes. :)

Well, this past Monday, I was working at home, having a really good writing day. Then at 12:16 pm, an email pops up from my editor. Up to this point, I had been diligently ignoring those handy, albeit annoying, email notifications. But this was my editor. No way could I ignore her message.

So I clicked it open and read the subject line. And that’s when anticipation bumped into my heart. To be perfectly honest, the bump was more like a slam, but I had to fit the occasion to this month’s theme. :)

Wanna know what sent anticipation slamming into my heart?

My debut’s cover.

Isn’t it striking? The orange is bold, yet soft and sensual. Definitely romantic. Subtly suspenseful.

The throwing knife in Cora’s hand figures prominently in the story, so I was really happy the cover artist included it in the design.

Okay, I’ll stop gushing. If you’d like to know more about my April 2012 release, A Lady’s Revenge, please stop by my website. Sign up for my newsletter while you’re there. Subscribers will receive exclusive content and first dibs on giveaways!



  1. Oh, it's beautiful! Love the orange. My heart would have bumped, too. Congratulations!

  2. Lovely! I'm all for "couple covers" because there is more to romance than his almighty washboard abs, for pity's sake, and that she has the knife gives the image just that special bit of intrigue. I like too that in the billowing of her dress and hair, there's movement, something happening... Terrific cover, and the orange will set it off nicely. Congratulations, and here's to a wonderful April!

  3. It's gorgeous! Can't wait to see it sitting on a bookstore shelf :)

  4. I totally LOVE the gorgeous cover, Tracey! It's "bumping" my heart to see it. Congrats!

  5. Amanda--
    Thank you! I'm so glad you like the cover. Sourcebooks's design team is awesome.

  6. Grace--

    I love the heroine's billowing dress and flowing hair. I hadn't thought of it in those terms, but you're right. The cover has movement.

  7. Tara--
    Thanks for stopping by! I am so looking forward to seeing ALR in my local bookstore.

  8. Laurie--
    So nice to see you here. I'm glad the cover bumped your heart!

  9. I do like the orange and I didn't notice the knife at first because I was admiring the fall of the dress. Very very nice cover.

  10. Love it! Love it! Now what about that knife? Whisper it in my ear over dinner?

  11. Zina--
    Thanks for stopping by! Yes, the knife is really subtle compared to the rest of the elements. The knife draws forth all sorts of questions, doesn't it?

  12. Love the cover, Tracey! Gorgeous!!!


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