Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Exclusive Reveals: Underneath the Covers With Kendall Ryan

by Joyce Lamb)

Author Kendall Ryan unveils the new covers for her megaselling Unravel Me and Make Me Yours. (To see a bigger version of the top cover, click on the blue arrow in the lower right corner of the image.)

Kendall: When I began this journey a year and a half ago, I was an indie author on a budget. The first two books I self-published, Unravel Me and Make Me Yours, kicked off this fantastic journey for me. The stories are erotic romance and I wanted a sexy look for the book covers that matched the tone of the tales. The cover designer was, um ... me. :)

These books have since gone on to sell nearly 100,000 copies, and while their original covers will stay in my heart, I felt it was time to provide these babies with a refreshed look. There's just something so shiny and new about pretty book covers. Don't you think?

I asked my cover designer, Helen from All Booked Out, who designed my latest covers in the When I Break series, to help me refresh the look of Unravel Me and Make Me Yours. I absolutely love what she came up with. We kept the original image I selected for Unravel Me, one, because I already owned it, and two, because I still quite liked it! But we chose a new look for Make Me Yours. I love how Liz is whispering in Cohen's ear, tempting him … And since it's a story about a male virgin, I thought it worked perfectly.

I'm delighted to share these covers exclusively with HEA and YOU, today!

(Photo: Kendall Ryan)

Here are the blurbs about the two books …

Unravel Me:

Psychology student Ashlyn Drake's neat, orderly life takes a turn for the crazy when she finds the perfect subject for her amnesia thesis - a young man without any memory of his previous life, including the murder he's accused of committing.

Against all common sense, Ashlyn's drawn to him like a moth to a flame. Perhaps it's that he's so incredibly male, and even handcuffed to his hospital bed, he could pass for a cologne ad - Scent de Insanity. Or perhaps it's because she's spent too many lonely nights studying. Either way, she's determined to help him solve the mystery of his past. She begins to unravel who he was before, using his cryptic tattoos, and his paintings that scream of a dark past as her only clues. When she finally learns his secret, there's no telling which one is the real him, the gentle lover she's fallen for or the troubled man with a dark past.

"Make Me Yours" by Kendall Ryan.(Photo: Kendall Ryan)

Make Me Yours:

Emotionally crippled Liz isn't looking for a relationship when she meets delish boy-next-door, Cohen. He's several years younger, a volunteer firefighter, oh...and a virgin, making him totally off limits. But never one to back away from a challenge, she develops a close friendship with Cohen while she continues to satisfy her physical needs elsewhere. Even as she spends her evenings in another man's arms, she somehow finds herself curled up in Cohen's bed each night. It's been a long time since she had a true honest-to-goodness make out session, but Cohen's showing her just how much fun not having sex can be. When Cohen's injured in the line of duty, her real feelings for him rise to the surface, and she has to decide if she's willing to take a risk on love after enduring so much heartbreak in her past.

Make Me Yours is the sexy conclusion to the Unravel Me series.

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