Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Art for Covers/Goodreads Giveaway

Terri Reed here. I'm working on a new book, the second in my Northern Border Patrol series due to be release next summer.  One part of the process is finding pictures of the hero and heroine to send along to the art department, giving them an idea of my vision of what the characters look like.
Normally this is long process for me as I troll images on the internet looking for someone, usually an actor/actress to become the 'face' of my characters.  For this book I didn't have to struggle to find exactly the right images.  My family watched the latest season of 24 on Hulu.  We're all big Jack Bauer fans. On this season, Agent Morgan was exactly how I pictured my heroine for my new book.
When I brought up images of the actress I discovered she had been on another show called Chuck.  I'd never watched the show so I thought I'd see what it was all about. My family now has another show we watch together.  And I found my hero.   What do you think? Have you watched this show?

Scroll down for info on the Goodreads Giveaway from my upcoming September release.

Goodreads Giveaway

So here's the cover of the book and below are the pictures I chose to represent my character and the situation I wanted the cover to depict. I think the art department did a fabulous job!
 What do you think?


When a mysterious toxin threatens lives and livelihoods near the border between the U.S. and Canada, Dr. Tessa Cleary is called to trace the source. But when the no-nonsense doctor is forced to work with border patrol agent Jeff Steele, she finds the lone wolf's dedication to his job—and country—chipping away at the walls around her heart. Just as Tessa and Jeff are about to uncover the toxin's deadly source, armed thugs kidnap them in the forest. Now they must trust each other to survive before time runs out for everyone. 

Northern Border Patrol: Keeping the U.S.–Canadian border safe


Jennifer said...

Hi Terri, I haven't watched either show. My family tends to watch Duck Dynasty, car type shows and Funniest Home Videos. Jenny

Jackie Smith said...

Love the cover, Terri....it is perfect!
Don't watch much tv; prefer to
R E A D!!

Linda Kish said...

I think the cover looks great.