Apr 28

Guest Post & Giveaway: The Weather Girl by Amy Vastine

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Welcome to my stop for the April Showers Book Tour for

The Weather Girl by Amy Vastine

Guest Post

Hey there! Thank you for having me on your blog today. I appreciate the chance to talk about The Weather Girl. This is my debut novel and the whole process, from submitting the manuscript to promoting the actual book, has been amazing.

Since this is an April showers book blog tour and rain makes me think of umbrellas, I thought it would be fun to talk about the cover of the book. First, you should know that Harlequin authors don’t have too much say in what their cover will look like. We provide information to the art department regarding characters, setting, and some key scenes. However, it is the talented group over there then takes that info and creates the cover art.

I LOVE the Heartwarming covers. If you haven’t seen them, you should check them out here – http://www.harlequin.com/store.html?cid=3302. In fact, when deciding which line to write for, I took the covers into account. I chose Heartwarming because they were all so lovely.

I hoped and prayed they would use a red umbrella on the cover since it is so symbolic in the book. Part of me wanted it to be a red umbrella sitting by a door because what were the chances they would have a picture of a blonde weather girl and her red umbrella? Amazingly, the art department found a photo of a couple under a red umbrella that look somewhat like the characters. I definitely think the woman on the cover could be Summer. Her hair is perfect. Travis needs to be a little taller, a little brawnier, but that’s my only complaint!

I often wonder how the publishers decides which picture works best with which book. I supposed there is some science that goes into this. Do readers prefer to see people on the cover? How important is the cover to the reader when deciding what to read? They say you can’t judge a book by its cover, but is that true?

What do you think? Do covers play a part in what you read? What would the perfect Weather Girl cover look like if you were designing it? I’d love to hear what the readers think! Thanks again for having me and please enter to win some fun prizes in our giveaway!

The Book

The Weather Girl

The Weather Girl
by Amy Vastine
Clean Adult Contemporary Romance
January 1st 2014 by Harlequin

Turbulence is in their forecast.

Summer Raines knows when it’s going to rain. She can feel it. That’s why the local weather girl’s so good at her job. Too bad she couldn’t have foreseen the tumultuous arrival of Travis Lockwood, everybody’s favorite star NFL quarterback. Make that former star NFL quarterback. Sidelined back to Texas after an injury, the golden boy is trying to steal her precious on-air time. Summer is reduced to reporting from…football games. It’s enough to make her quit and become a storm-chaser like her parents. She’s stuck with a career that’s going nowhere and a man who delights in her refusal to be charmed. Falling in love isn’t nearly as easy as predicting the weather.

 

The Author

Amy VastineAmy Vastine has been plotting stories in her head for as long as she can remember. An eternal optimist, she studied social work, hoping to teach others how to find their silver lining. Now, she enjoys creating happily ever afters for all to read.
In September of 2012, she saw a tweet about Harlequin’s So You Think You Can Write contest. She entered, hoping for nothing more than a little feedback from some people in the business. Amazingly, The Weather Girl made it into the semi-finals, thanks to the many wonderful voters out there! The manuscript didn’t make it to the finals, but the editors over Harlequin were still interested. A few revisions later and The Weather Girl was contacted for publication with Harlequin Heartwarming – a dream come true!
Amy lives outside Chicago with her high school sweetheart-turned-husband, three fun-loving children, and their sweet but mischievous puppy dog.

Tour-Wide Giveaway

 Grand Prize: $25 Amazon gift card, red umbrella, signed copy of THE WEATHER GIRL, umbrella bookmark, and decorative box (US Only)
5 ebooks of The Weather Girl (INT)
April 21 – May 11

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18 thoughts on “Guest Post & Giveaway: The Weather Girl by Amy Vastine

  1. Anita Yancey says:

    I much prefer a nice sunny day. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  2. Rita Wray says:

    Sunshine with a gentle breeze.

  3. erinf1 says:

    Sunny!!! Low 80’s and no humidity! Perfect day for a long walk with the dog and sitting outside reading 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  4. Sue Farrell says:

    My perfect weather is sunny with a light breeze and temps in the high sixties or low seventies.

  5. Debbie says:

    I have to say covers do catch the eye and make me pick it up and look at the description. I like the cover with the umbrella, rain definitely makes you think weather. Congrats on your release!

  6. Amy Vastine says:

    Thank you so much for participating in the tour! I really appreciate it 🙂
    Amy Vastine recently posted…THE WEATHER GIRL BOOK BLOG TOUR KICKS OFF!My Profile

  7. I always love the happy couple covers. And it sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing the guest post.
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  8. Melody Gonser says:

    Thank you for the giveaway. I prefer a nice day. About 70-75, I love when the flowers are out. I do like it warmer if I’m going swimming at the lake..

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