Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thoughtful About . . . MY COVER!

Drum roll, please . . .

Though this is only a proof, and there's one mistake that's been fixed (dare ya to find it, LOL), here it is. The full cover of A Stray Drop of Blood.

Since it's hard to read the text in this size, here's what it says:

The endorsement on the front is ". . . haunts you centuries beyond the last page.” ~ Julie Lessman, author of the Daughters of Boston Series.

Back endorsement is "White draws the reader in with irresistible characters and keeps him reading with complex action and a heart-clutching story. Not to be missed by anyone who loves Biblical fiction!" ~Marta Perry, author of Leah's Choice and Rachel's Garden

The copy:

Beautiful is a dangerous thing to be when one is unprotected.

For seven years, Abigail has been a slave in the visibullis house. With a Hebrew mistress and a Roman master, she has always been more family than servant . . . until their son returns to Jerusalem after his years in Rome. Within a few months Jason has taken her to his bed and turned her world upside down. Maybe, given time, she can come to love him as he says he loves her. But how does she open her heart to the man who ruined her?
Israel's unrest finds a home in her bosom, but their rebellion tears apart her world. Death descends with Barabbas's sword, and Abigail is determined to be there when the criminal is punished. But when she ventures to the trail, Barabbas is not the one the crowd calls to crucify. Instead, it is the teacher her master and Jason had begun to follow, the man from Nazareth that some call the Son of God . . .
Born free, made a slave, married out of her bonds, Abigail never knows freedom until she feels the fire of a stray drop of blood from a Jewish carpenter. Disowned by Israel, despised by Rome, desired by all, she never knows love until she receives the smile of a stoic Roman noble.
Credit for this awesome design goes to George Weis of Tekeme Studios. He did a fabulous job in a short amount of time, and I am sooo grateful. Not only for the work he put in, but to the Lord for giving him this vision that so perfectly captures my story. And special thanks to George his wife Ashley, their daughter, and even the photographer for dressing up in costume after costume and taking shot after shot for the unfocused background image.
Oh! And the book can now be pre-ordered on Amazon (image will go up today or tomorrow) as well as my mom's online store, CrossPurposes.


  1. WOW, Roseanna, I love, love, LOVE the new cover!! Absolutely stunning! I swear on a stack of Bibles that this story STILL haunts me, and seeing this cover brought it all back in a rush.


  2. LOL, I LOVE you too, Julie! Your copy will be on its way in a week or so. =) (And if the cover brought it all back, then obviously it's doing its job!)