I’m thrilled to share the cover of Wicked Little Secrets, my upcoming Victorian romance to be published by the fabulous Sourcebooks. I just adore the image. The colors are vivid and have so much depth. I love the light contouring his body and contrasting with the dark mysterious background.
I must make a big print of the cover and hang it in my office. Happy Friday!
Creepy Georgian and Regency Superstitions
Enjoy this excerpt from A Provincial Glossary: with a Collection of Local Proverbs, and Popular Superstitions published in 1787 and by Francis Grose of A Classical Dictionary of Vulgar Tongue fame. I’ve tried to clean up the translation, but I might have missed an f-to-s here and there, and I’ve left other...
Have a Miserable Christmas and an Atrocious New Year – A Heartwarming Victorian Short Story
I wrote a holiday short story for Ramblings From This Chick blog! Granted, I think having to write in the back of a van at night on a family road trip may have influenced my story. Have a Miserable Christmas and an Atrocious New Year “By God, you will marry...
Beautiful Friday – 1912 Fashions and The Wild Flower Fairy Book
Let’s start off Friday with some lovely images that I found at BNF. These photographs come from the November 1912 issue of Elegancias : Revista Mensual Ilustrada Artística, Literaria, Modas y Actualidades. Click on an image to expand. I found this gorgeous 1905 volume The Wild Flower Fairy Book at...
Victorian Home Necessities
I’ve been organizing, provisioning, cooking, and trying to stay positive. I need a break! I’m posting information concerning essential Victorian room furnishings and other domestic advice from this fabulous work: emember that to govern a family well, you must first govern yourself. If you wash Monday, bake Tuesday, iron Wednesday,...
How to Dress Becomingly in Victorian Mourning
The following appeared in Arthur’s Home Magazine published in 1885 in Philadelphia. HOW TO DRESS BECOMINGLY IN MOURNING By Ella Rodman Church. BLACK has been so generally worn for a long time past that it is not always easy to distinguish between those who are in mourning and those who are not. It is...
Valentine’s Day Edition: The Language of Flowers, How to Write a Victorian Love Letter, and Parasol Flirtations
Once again, I am excerpting from what is becoming my favorite book, The Mystery of Love, Courtship and Marriage Explained, 1890. Using my Photoshop skills, I merged a passage about the language of flowers with a floral graphic from Cassell’s Family Magazine, 1885 . I hope you will enjoy this special Valentine’s...
Baking Victorian Bread
Years ago, when I was a Mark Bittman devotee, the no-knead bread craze hit. I hadn’t made bread before because I was scared of the process, which seemed like a sacred art of sorts. When Mark Bittman published his version of the no-knead recipe in the New York Times, I...
I’m glad I found this little article “Perfumes and Perfumery” in an 1888 issue of Good Housekeeping. I’ll feel more confident describing my Victorian characters as smelling of lavender, clove, jasmine, or patchouli. ATCHOULY is an East Indian perfume and was of rare popularity when first brought into prominence as...
Fashion from Paris – Les Modes February 1907
After a long, busy week, I’m rewarding myself with a glass of prosecco and fashions from 1907. Click on an image to enlarge it! Happy Friday! ...
6 Replies to “Book Art! The Cover for My Upcoming Victorian Romance Novel!”
Look at that light contour! Such . . . amazing light. I want to touch the light.
Woot! What a splendid cover. :~))
I’m really curious to know more about it! 🙂
Thanks, y’all. I’m working furiously on revisions. Hopefully, the book will be out in the late fall.
Hi! I chanced upon your blog while researching a novel I’m trying to write. set in 19th century Scotland. I loved the cover. Did you design it yourself? The guy looks gorgeous 😉
Hi, @Shimona from the Palace,
Thank you! This cover was designed by the wonderful art department at Sourcebooks. I love it. Good luck on your Scottish book. I’m glad my website could be of help to you.