cover reveal · dementia · Magic O'Clock · Magical Memories · short reads · short story

The magic goes on

There’s something about Spring that makes me want to freshen things up a little, and while working on the cover for Magical Memories I decided to have a look at its predecessor too.
So, this isn’t just a cover reveal for the second book, it’s a cover reveal for the whole ‘series’ 🙂

I say ‘series’ in the loosest sense possible, since even when book two is out it’ll still only be a two-book series, but …

Nah, I’ve said too much. And I really should stop making rash promises to write more about Archie and his life.

So, back to business and the cover reveal for Magical Memories.

With any luck, this will be available to pre-order soon. The cover depicts a scene in the story, a memory of happier times that the daughter-narrator shares with her father as his life draws to an end. Seaside holidays always have that touch of nostalgia to them, especially ones from our childhood.

Magical Memories is all about those moments that stick like limpets in our minds. Many of those included in this short story are my own memories, but I hasten to add that this is not a memoir, it’s just told in that style.

So, what do you think? Does it evoke any memories for you?

As I said earlier, I’ve been revisiting Magic O’Clock (and not just for continuity issues LOL) and have decided to adopt the same reasoning to the cover too – i.e. using a scene within the story as the cover. Here’s what I came up with:

Of course, it relates to Archie’s “journey” to the End of the World (Tierra del Fuego) and his boat ride through the glaciers of Antarctica whereupon he met his beloved penguins and whales.

I also managed to squeeze in that wonderful IHIBRP Recommended Read badge too, so there was a method in my madness (which isn’t always the case) 😉

There you have it – consider the covers revealed! Ta dah! The Magic is all around us.

Oh, by the way, my hint earlier – the one that may have got lost in the ether – is gaining momentum; a prequel is a very definite possibility. After writing Magical Memories, I feel the need to explore Archie’s life before he became a father, which means getting to know him as a boy and a young man. It might not go anywhere, but sometimes you just can’t shake off a character, can you? I really do want to know more about Lily, the love of his life, so I might just have to follow that path under my own steam.

Thanks for reading 🙂

Let me know what you think of the covers if you get a moment. I’d love to hear your thoughts.


6 thoughts on “The magic goes on

  1. Gosh Lynne, you have been busy! Love the Magical Memories cover, reminds me of wonderful summer holidays . Good luck with the pre release – what time frame are you looking at for release?

    1. Thanks, Nicole – can’t beat a seaside pic for nostalgia, can you? I’m looking at June for releasing it. Just been through beta reads, need to make some changes but – as per usual – have taken on more than I can chew for the next few months, so I’m being ‘flexible’ with the release date LOL 😉

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