Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Cover Reveal… BETWEEN HEAVEN & HELL by @Jacqui_Nelson



**It's my great pleasure to welcome my good friend and convention buddy, Jacqui Nelson, to be my guest today and tomorrow on Believe. I gotta tell you - I just love the cover and title of her newest release Between Heaven and Hell!! If this book is anything like her last one Adella's Enemy, then we're in for a real treat!!


Thank you, Mimi, for inviting me to be your guest today as I reveal the cover for my newest Western historical romance releasing this June. My thanks would not be complete without giving my praise to Kimberly Killion and her team at The Killion Group and Hot Damn Designs.


Holy Hannah, do I have a cover that I love! I hope you like my cover half as much as I do, and that you’ll leave a comment for a chance to win a free copy of the story that earned me a Golden Heart® for Historical Romance.
 


Cover Blurb

Welcome to a new Old West…

Fort Leavenworth, Kansas - 1850

Hannah knows one thing the moment she enters Fort Leavenworth—she's arrived in Hell. But inside is the means to a new life, a position as a scout on a wagon train bound for the Western Territories. All she has to do is convince the wagon master, Paden Callahan, she's the right person for the job.
After his wife was murdered by the Comanche, Paden let his work as a Texas Ranger consume him. Now he wants nothing more than to disappear into the West. Unfortunately, the one man he can't refuse has asked him to guide a wagon train full of tenderfoots across thousands of miles of Indian land. But Paden's greatest challenge turns out to be Hannah, a woman his heart won't allow him to ignore even though she was raised by an enemy he hates.
Release Date
June 2014
Author Bio 


 
Jacqui Nelson writes historical romantic adventures set in the American West and Victorian London. Her love for the Old West came from watching classic Western movies while growing up on a cattle farm. Her passion for Victorian London wasn’t far behind and only increased when she worked in England and explored the nooks and crannies of London on her weekends. She now lives on the west coast of Canada where she works in a bookstore. She is a Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® winner and three-time finalist.

Jacqui’s debut release was Adella’s Enemy, a novella featuring a feisty female spy and an Irish railroad foreman. Adella’s Enemy can be read on its own or as part of the Passion’s Prize anthology inspired by the hit Western TV series Hell on Wheels.

Jacqui’s Golden Heart® nominated novels—Between Heaven & Hell (set on the Oregon Trail) and Between Love & Lies (set in Dodge City during the heyday of the cattle drives)—will be released this summer.

Awards for Between Heaven & Hell

Great Expectations, Gotcha, Gateway to the Best finalist and winner of the 2010 Golden Heart® for Historical Romance.

Praise for the previous work of Jacqui Nelson

"Pulled me into the American West faster than a shot of whiskey could be downed on a hot day." – Gael (Adella’s Enemy on Amazon.com)

"Has enough to tempt and interest all readers." – Pat (Adella’s Enemy on Amazon.com)
Today’s Giveaway
Be the first to receive Between Heaven & Hell as a gift directly from the author! Leave a comment below (with your e-mail address) and you’ll be entered in a draw to win a free e-book (for your Kindle or your computer).
Tomorrow the fun continues!
The wonderful Mimi Barbour has kindly offered to host me again tomorrow when I post an exclusive never-before-seen excerpt from Between Heaven & Hell. I’ll also be giving away a second e-copy of Hannah and Paden’s story to another commenter who leaves their e-mail address. Hope you’ll join us again tomorrow!
To learn more about Jacqui and her writing, please visit…


 




 

 

 

 
 
 

 


43 comments:

  1. Beautiful cover - but even better - the story sounds awesome!

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    1. So sweet of you to say, Robyn! Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment.

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  2. Love that cover and I can't wait to read the story. I love westerns and I hear they are making a comeback. Your timing is perfect!

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    1. Thanks, Kathleen! If Westerns make a comeback, I'll be a very happy author and reader :)

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  3. The cover looks great Jacqui! I can't wait to read it

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    1. Glad to hear that you liked the cover, Kayla! Hope you like my story as well. This novel has been a part of my writer life for a long time and I can't wait to finally share it with everyone in a few weeks.

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  4. This looks amazing. Interesting time period.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. You've made my morning, Mary! Wonderful to hear that you think my book looks amazing. Thanks for stopping by and entering the contest.

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  5. Congratulations, Jacqui!! It's a beautiful cover that will draw attention. Yay! Can't wait to read this Golden Heart book, too.

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    1. Thanks, Jean! I hoped for a cover that I couldn't stop staring at, and now that I have just such a cover it's both good and bad. I'm spending too much time staring & not enough time writing :)

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  6. Hi, Mimi! Hi, Jacqui!

    Congrats on the gorgeous cover, Jacqui. Hannah sounds like a heroine I'd love to get to know. Can't wait to read it!

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    1. Vanessa, thanks for stopping by & for the compliments on my cover & my heroine. I can't wait to read your stories as well!

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  7. "Welcome to the New Old West"? What a great line!
    I love wagon train stories.
    Congratulations, Jacqui!

    Greta

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    1. It can be difficult to come up with a tag line, but "Welcome to a New Old West" came to me pretty quick and stuck. I'm so happy I get to see it on a cover now. Thanks for visiting & commenting, Greta!

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  8. Hi, Jacqui,
    I'm happy for you and Hannah and can't wait to read BETWEEN HEAVEN AND HELL. The cover's gorgeous.

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    1. Thanks, Pat! Hope you enjoy reading Hannah's story as much as I enjoyed creating it.

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  9. Fantastic cover! Love the title, too. I wish you many sales.

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    1. Abigail! So wonderful to see you here and thank you for the awesome wish :)

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  10. Gorgeous cover! Absolutely gorgeous!

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    1. That's a wonderful compliment from you, Jane, because I adore your gorgeous covers. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  11. Fabulous cover, Jacqui! Good luck with the book!

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  12. Thanks, Dawn Marie! This book has been a labor of love and I'm so pleased to finally be able to share it with everyone.

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  13. Way to go Jacqui! Super cover! Can't wait to read it.

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    1. Can't wait to FINALLY have it ready for you to read, Jodie. It's been a long road getting this book ready for publication but a rewarding one as well. Thanks for dropping by today.

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  14. Love the cover, Jacqui. Looking forward to reading the book.

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    1. Thanks, Anna! And thanks for taking the time to drop by my guest blog with Mimi today. The support of my friends is truly wonderful.

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  15. Gorgeous cover, Jacqui! I know what's inside is even more beautiful - can't wait to read it!

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    1. Thank you for the lovely compliment, Julie! Thanks for stopping by.

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  16. Congratulations Jacqui! I'm so excited for you! There's no feeling like seeing your book come to life and go out into the world. I'm honored to have come alongside you on a part of this journey as we co-wrote and launched Passion's Prize last year. Your cover is gorgeous, the blurb is enticing. I can't wait to read it because I know what a fantastically gifted writer you are! You go girl!!!!

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    1. Thank you for the awesome compliments, Elisabeth! Working with you and Jennifer was the perfect way to ease into being a published author. Now I'm very happy that I'll soon have 2 more Western romances to sit on my shelf beside the Passion's Prize anthology.

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  17. I'm a bit late to the party but very happy to see that Jacqui has so many supporters. She works really hard and deserves the very best. XO

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    1. Yes, I'm truly blessed to have such amazing supporters, Mimi. Thank you for all your support as well. Your knowledge and friendship has been essential for my sanity. Being an Indie author can often be a lonely and confusing experience. But not so with friends like you by my side. A thousand thanks for having me as your guest today and tomorrow, Mimi!

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  18. If this is half as good as the last one, It will be an absolute hit!

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    1. Thanks, Leandra! Glad to hear that you enjoyed my previous book, Adella's Enemy. History inspires me, so it's been great fun writing these Old West tales.

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  19. Beautiful cover Jacqui! And I'm intrigued by Hannah, who's been raised by Paden's enemy. Sounds like lots of fireworks there!

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  20. Glad to hear that you like my cover, T. Rae! I have no hidden images to reveal to you in this cover. Not like the heart that the hero & heroine form on my cover for Adella's Enemy. What a happy fluke that was!

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  21. Love the cover Jacqui, I can already hear the conflict rising between Paden and Hannah, :)

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    1. I enjoy putting a lot of high adventure in my stories - so this one features a shooting and riding competition that the heroines participates in to win her place on the wagon train. Lots of conflict there - for Hannah, Paden & every character in that scene. And so fun to write! Thanks for dropping by, Jacquie!

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  22. hey Jacqui, I'm so glad Paden and Hannah will be coming out soon to conquer new hearts and minds. and yes, your cover is fabulous! congrats and now pass the vino...

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    1. Nora, thank you for sticking with Paden and Hannah's story - from those first drafts years ago (when Hannah's name wasn't even Hannah) to the soon-to-be final (hopefully) draft! Gladly passing you all the vino you could ever want :)

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  23. Thank you Mimi for inviting me to be your guest and thank you everyone who stopped by. Loved chatting with you!

    And the winner of the free e-copy of BETWEEN HEAVEN & HELL is...Mary Preston!

    Thank you, Mary, for commenting & leaving your email address. I'll be contacting you soon to organize sending you Paden & Hannah's story when it releases in mid-June.

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  24. Congratulations Mary! You're a lucky lady - guess the rest of us will just have to go and buy our copies...soon I hope!!! :-)

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