November 11, 2013

my debut novel's cover reveal

Today I'm pleased to reveal the cover of my debut novel, Hard Hats and Doormats, which will be published with Marching Ink this winter.

Without further adieu, here it is:

About the Book:
Lexi Burke has always been a stickler for following rules and procedures. As a human resources manager for a leading Gulf Coast chemical company, it’s her job to make sure everyone else falls in line, too.

But after losing out on a big promotion––because her boss sees her as too much of a yes-woman––Lexi adopts a new policy of following her heart instead of the fine print. And her heart knows what it wants: Jason Beaumont, a workplace crush who is off limits based on her previous protocol.

While navigating a new romance and interoffice politics, Lexi must find the confidence to stand on her own or face a lifetime of following someone else’s orders.

Who says nice girls have to finish last?

It's also up on Goodreads, so now you can add Hard Hats and Doormats to your to-read list. And I'm on Goodreads as an author, which means you can follow me, too!

In celebration of today's cover reveal, I'm sharing "Hard Hats Confessions" with several other bloggers, who generously shared their space with me. The confessions include tidbits about the story behind the story such as how I came up with the title, character names and more. Be sure to check them out.

Confession #1: Catenabi Chronicles
Confession #2: Chick Lit Pad
Confession #3: eBook Addict

Confession #4: Meredith Schorr's Blog
Confession #5: Clippings in the Shed

Confession #7: Books by Banister
Confession #9: Books Etc.

Confession #10: Chick Lit Goddess
Confession #11: Martha Reynolds Writes
Confession #12: Written by Deb

Confession #13: Courtney Giardina's Blog
Confession #14: Carolyn Ridder Aspenson's Blog (Scroll to the bottom of the post!)
Confession #15: Sara Palacios' Blog

Confession #16: Fictionella
Confession #17: Elizabeth Marx Books
Confession #18: Jen Tucker's Blog

Confession #19: Julie Valerie's Book Blog
Confession #20: Book Mama Blog
Confession #21: Step Into Fiction

You can also show some love to my publisher by visiting Samantha March and Chick Lit Plus. Without her and my fabulous cover artist, this wouldn't have happened. Lots of thanks to both.

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  1. Hi Laura! So thrilled to host you on my book blog today and completely tickled by your confessions! (I'm #19) I'm hopping around to all the blogs - I'm going to KNOW ALL ABOUT YOU by the end of the today! Such a great idea. Cheers!

    1. Thanks for hopping around to check them out and for hosting. XOXO

  2. Congrats on the cover reveal! One step closer to launch day! So exciting!