Wednesday, January 24, 2018

A New Edit and Look for THE DECEPTION

Original 2012 Cover
While I wait for my editor to get to my latest novel, The Letter, I'm doing a minor re-edit on The Deception. The two stories are similar, and those who have read The Deception will, no doubt, enjoy The Letter, and vice versa. I wrote The Deception in 2012. It was my second novel, and I've improved in my craft since then, so I wanted to do some fine tuning.

The story and its contents remain the same, and most readers probably won't notice the editorial changes. I've removed filler words and redundancies, and, when needed, rephrased some of the dialog to make the characters' points of view a little more clear.

Updated 2018 Cover
The most noticeable change is the cover. Inspired by real-life stories of revenge porn, and the havoc in creates in people's lives, The Deception is the story of a woman badly exploited in a profoundly ugly way by a trusted friend. However, the original cover, shown above, has created some controversy as some have not understood the reason behind it. While still sexy, the new look is less controversial, and it blends well when displayed with my other titles.

The new, updated version of, The Deception, will be available in early February.

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