Friday, August 23, 2013

Cover Reveal for GOD'S DAUGHTER--otherwise known as "The Day my Brother Made me Cry"

YES! The time has come. The time is now. My brother completed the cover art for my Viking novel, God's Daughter! After much late-night back and forth about artwork and font, we're sure this is The One. You know how I knew that? Because I looked at it and cried. Yup, I'll admit it.

I've waited soooo long to be published, my friends--some of you have followed me all these *seemingly endless* years toward publication and so many times, your encouragement gave me the boost I needed to continue. So let's rejoice together!

With no further ado...I'm going to share it with you! And, coolest of the cool...I'm an official Goodreads author! The wonders never cease. Here's the link to that--if you could put God's Daughter on your "Want to Read" shelf, I'd be delighted! God's Daughter Goodreads Link.

AND...here is the cover art, courtesy of Jon Day.



 

45 comments:

Winter Austin said...

Heather, that's is a wonderful cover. :)

Sandi Layne said...

LOOKS fanTAStic!!! So happy for you.

Jessica R. Patch said...

WOW!!! Girl! This is amazing! Look at those eyes! That sword. Beauty and strength. I love it.

Naomi Rawlings said...

That's beautiful, Heather! I really love it. :-)

Heather Day Gilbert said...

Thank you all! I just love it, too. It's so satisfying to see Gudrid, large as life!

Rachel said...

Beautiful! And passionate.

Heather Day Gilbert said...

Thanks, Rachel!

Cynthia Herron said...

Ohhh, squealing over my way! Absolutely a beautiful cover! I can see why you cried! (I sniffled, too! LOL)

So excited for you, Heather! Congratulations!

I'm not on Goodreads yet, but I'm RTing you! :)

Heather Day Gilbert said...

Thank you so much, Cynthia--and thank you for those prayers along the way! I need 'em every day!

Cynthia Herron said...

Hey, gal! Prayers still going up!

Roseanna White said...

So striking!! Love it. I can definitely understand why you're thrilled. =)

Graeme Ing said...

That is completely awesome! Absolutely Gudrid! Congrats!

Heather Day Gilbert said...

Thank you, Roseanna and Graeme! Glad you think it's Gudrid-esque, Graeme!

Rachel Leigh Smith said...

It's gorgeous!

Heather Day Gilbert said...

Thanks, Rachel!

Adam Blumer said...

Wow! Terrific. Is your brother available for hire? I'm so glad you got your first cover just the way you wanted it.

Heather Day Gilbert said...

Thank you, Adam. I think he'd probably say he's not available but I'll let you know. Thanks for asking!

Gwendolyn Gage said...

Oh, wow! So beautiful! You're brother deserves a batch of homemade cookies for that. ;-) I'm like, jumping up and down for you. Whoo hoo!

Heather Day Gilbert said...

Gwen, I know! And thanks for sharing my excitement, girl!!!

brandyheineman said...

Chills! It's gorgeous--so excited for you!!

Deb said...

Le medieval SQUEEE! This is brilliant.

Heather Day Gilbert said...

Oooh, glad you had chills, Brandy! And Deb--you cracked me up. Yes, a roaring Viking SQUEEE back at ya. hee.

Susan P said...

OH my GOODNESS, it's perfect!! That is one awesome cover - it's so unique that it draws you in!! Congrats!

Heather Day Gilbert said...

Thank you, Susan--that's definitely the effect we were going for!

Jill Weatherholt said...

Beautiful cover! I'm so happy for you, Heather! Your brother is extremely talented...I guess it runs in the family.

Heather Day Gilbert said...

Thanks so much, Jillian. My brothers are far more talented than I am!

Grace M said...

I found about your book through pinterest, via Laura Frantz, and I added it to my "to read" list on Goodreads. It does have a lovely cover; I can see why you cried. :-)

Grace

Heather Day Gilbert said...

Thank you, Grace! I appreciate that so much!

Gabrielle Meyer said...

Incredible, Heather! Seriously, it's one of the prettiest covers I've ever seen. I love it!

Ian Acheson said...

Wow, HDG... That is fantastic. I think I've got a new crush!

Amazing. God is good and God's Daughter is really really happening. You must be so pleased! Enjoy these precious moments.

Bless,

Elaine Stock said...

Lovely attention-grabbing cover, Heather. I love the artwork!

Heather Day Gilbert said...

Aww...thanks so much, Elaine and Gabrielle. That means so much! And Ian--hee--turns out there are about three other guys in line before you, and one of them is her hubby...Gudrid was a hot tamale! HA.

Sally Bradley said...

Love the cover! Definitely looking forward to reading it. I hope this era catches on. :)

Heather Day Gilbert said...

Thanks Sally! I definitely think it already is!

Caroline said...

Gorgeous. Going on my to-be-read list, for sure. :)

Congrats!

Heather Day Gilbert said...

Thank you, Caroline!

Precarious Yates said...

That's such a beautiful cover! Your brother did a fantastic job!

josie downey said...

this sounds really good. Do you have an email list, where you can send people reminders for when it's out. I'd like to read it but November is a long time from now. I'd probably forget.

Heather Day Gilbert said...

Josie, I don't have an email list but that's a great idea. If you want to follow my FB author page, I always update when things are going on w/my books (FB box on the right here). Also, on that Goodreads link above, if you follow that, my blog updates post over there too. Hope this helps!

Mrs. T. said...

I remember telling you when you were in school that one day you would write a book. Can't wait to read it. Love the cover!!!

Heather Day Gilbert said...

Mrs. T! Thanks for stopping by. Yes, all those chapel notes were good practice!

Deborah K. Anderson said...

Love, love, love it, Heather. What a blessing from your brother.

Heather Day Gilbert said...

Thank you, Deborah. I know!

TC Avey said...

LOVE it!

I'll go add it to my reading list!

Heather Day Gilbert said...

Thank you, sweet gal! Appreciate it!