Friday, December 22, 2017

Photo Friday: Official Anniversary Covers books 2 and 3

Mrs. M posted these covers before, a long time ago. However, now they are official!

Andrea Carter and the Dangerous Decision is out of stock at the publisher. This means there are no books left.

Mrs. M is scrambling to revise (some fans have given suggestions over the years) the manuscript and get it turned in so they can print the anniversary edition ASAP with this grand new cover. I even colored Taffy to look more like a golden palomino than she did on the original cover. Hope you like it!

If anyone has any suggestions, now is the time. Like . . . right now! A fan wanted Andi to drop a ribbon or some clue for the posse to follow her and Jed, and I thought that was a good idea, so I added it.



Andrea Carter and the Family Secret is very low in stock, so the new revision for the anniversary edition will be tackled soon, probably next month. Here is the official cover. This means all of the covers except San Francisco Smugglers have a new look!

If anyone has any suggestions for the revision of Family Secret, now is the time to post them in the comments. I make no promises to include them, but will consider each one carefully. For instance, one fan wants to know whose pictures are in Andi's locket that she gives to Hannah to hang on to so she doesn't cry. Good suggestion. I'll add it.

And you wonder why I have trouble squeezing in time to post on the blog! :-)

31 comments:

  1. I think Andi should of been found while she was still asleep.

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  2. Andi do you still have your gunshot wound scar?

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  3. I LOVE the covers! Thanks for letting me send in my suggestions :-). I love the new cover for "Dangerous Decision" (the golden look and how I can see more of Andi)...but then, I love EVERYthing about this book. Why must I wait so long to get it? LOL

    ~Ellen

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  4. Wow, I really like the new covers, you did a lovely job with Taffy's coloring.

    I have trouble thinking up ideas....But, well, I always wondered if in Dangerous Decision, Andi still got to help with Whirlwinds training? I know Chad was upset at Andi for a bit, but I don't remember if you wrapped that up and told us readers if Chad still let Andi help out once he softened up. :) Just an idea, if my memory is correct.

    Thanks, can't wait to read the new edition. :)

    -Sadie S.

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  5. Hello,
    I have a question, if Dangrous Decision is out of stock, does that mean I can't buy it?
    Thanks!

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    1. You can buy it from my website, as I have plenty still. It's just that you may not be able to get it from Amazon or other bookstores until the new edition is printed. 😉

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  6. You do a good job with your stories! When will Riley’s Rambling and Slice of life come back ya think! ;);)

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    1. Hopefully soon, when I think of something to write. Lol

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  7. Ok! Thank you!! 😃

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  8. Are you going to tell us when you are making an anniversary edition of The Francisco Smugglers so we can send in our suggestions?

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    1. I wish I could say it's coming soon, but they had printed a new printing of Smugglers just before we all decided to make the NEW covers, so it will probably be a long time, maybe another year? But you can send your suggestions to me anytime and I'll write them down.

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    2. When you make the anniversary edition of The San Francisco Smugglers can the cover be green?

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    3. Unlikely, but I can suggest it. I think it would look super, but since all of the covers are now finished except Smugglers, they will probably do a color that blends with the last two, since they switch the contrasting colors between the three novels (books 1-3) and then books 4-6. But it doesn't hurt to ask!

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  9. I think in Family Seceret You should describe a little more to what happened to Troy instead of making him disappear so suddenly.

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    1. Unless he shows back up, I can't do that, as it would not be from Andi's point of view. If Andi doesn't see it or hear about it, then neither can the reader. Sadly. If you can think of something, maybe hearing from rumors about what happened to him, send it to me. :-)

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    2. You could mention that they heard that Troy was caught by the police.

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  10. For Family Secret you could describe the engravings on Andi's locket.

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  11. I was looking on Amazon and found the anniversary edition of DD ready for preorder, but it wouldn't be ready until the end of March. Will you have it sooner than that? I seriously don't think I could bear to wait so long... ;-) Thanks!

    ~Ellen

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    1. I guess they are giving it lots of leeway. I will return the ms on Monday, it will be typeset on Tuesday, I and the Kregel proofreaders will look it over again, so it should go to the printer in maybe a couple of weeks. So.... Maybe I'll have my copies early February.

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    2. Thanks. One more thing...I sent you my contest story a while back (in October, I think), and to show that time had past in the story but it's wasn't a new chapter I put in a "C" like you do in your books. I only just wondered if that was right, especially since I guess it should've been "MC" because it took place after Andi and Riley's wedding, and most just put in *** anyway? Thanks for answering so many of my questions!

      ~Ellen

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    3. Don't worry about that. I format all of the stories to look just alike (Palatino font, 12 pt. 1.5 line spaces, and *** for text breaks). The winning stories then get an entirely new formatting (with the Circle C brand mark) in the printed copy. Mrs. M

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    4. I format them the same for the judges. Some entries--trust me--have come in as ONE LONG PARAGRAPH (especially the little kids). Yikes! I don't want the judges to be put off on an otherwise good story by the horrible formatting. So I make all the stories look "alike" with paragraphs, etc.

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    5. Whew! *Great big sigh of relief* You don't know how grateful I am--for all of this! Thanks sooooooooooooooooooooo much for hosting this contest, for formatting my story...and everything! Even if I don't win, it's been a wonderful, wonderful, WONDERFUL experience.
      Someday, I hope to be just a good an author as you.
      Thanks and God bless you, dear Mrs. Marlow!

      ~Ellen

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  12. Maybe for a new DD scene you could add to the part of the story, where Jed Hatton is telling Andi that he is taking her over the border to Mexico, and he speaks enough spanish to get by, Andi (since she seems to always be saying the wrong thing at the wrong time), could mention that she speaks spanish fluently, and that makes Jed want to let her go with him even less. (Or maybe even more?? I'm not sure)

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  13. That would have been a nice addition except for the fact that he can't know she speaks Spanish because of the later book courageous love, where it is essential that nobody knows she speaks Spanish. 😉 Thanks!

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  14. In Dangerous Decision the part where Jed Hatton is about to take Andi, and Justin is telling her to be brave, maybe HE could give her the ribbon that she drops later. And that tells her to drop it so that they can find her.

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    1. That's a good idea, but unfortunately it came a little too late. I've turned the ms in and it's on its way to typesetting. But I did take the other suggestion and I do have her dropping the ribbon, but it's her hair ribbon, and she feels it at the last minute and decides to yank it out of her hair and let it drop. :-)

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  15. When can we officially get the New Dangerous Decision book?

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    1. As soon as my copies come, I can announce it and you can get it right away from me. If you wait for Amazon, the release date is March 27. I will get them WAY earlier than that. It goes to the printer on January 26, so whenever it gets done, they send my copies to me.

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Let Andi know what you think!