Cover Crush | June

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It’s here. Winter has joined us and we celebrate the change in the season with another fantastic line-up from our Members with their New Releases.

I won’t deny I was dazzled by the splendour offered this month. But sometimes, it’s the simple designs that capture the eye. A glint of gold, a Fleur-de-lis, or a nod to old-world charm that can eclipse grander statements. For me, the Art Nouveau time period is a statement in itself. It’s one of my favourite artistic styles and with its clean, elegant, yet whimsical lines, bold colours and feminine inspiration. Placed on a book cover, with its gesture to the original designers who fashioned the mass printed masterpieces we know of today (from the Art Nouveau time period I might add), and I will swoon.

Emmie and the Tudor King by Natalie Murray

So, it should come with no surprise that I was mesmerised by Emmie and the Tudor King by Natalie Murray and published by Literary Crush Publishing. The delicate scrollwork, the history portrayed with the glint of gold, the retention of a contemporary, genre-targeting mass-market appeal through the typography, colouring and style was everything. This cover is gorgeous, stunning, simple. Perfect. Welcome to the Cover Crush family Natalie.

If RWA members would like to get their covers into Heart’s Talk, just log into your account on the RWA website and upload your image before the 8th of each month.

If you’re interested in reading my previous cover crush nominations, you can find them on the Romance Writers Australia website.

Until next month…


Annabelle McInnes

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From the age of sixteen, Annabelle lived in a youth refuge while she remained committed to her education. She spent two years within a section of humanity that society overlooks.

Her experiences are the foundations that drive her stories and her characters. They fight for their freedoms, have courage in the face of adversity and will ultimately, always aspire for greatness.

Annabelle is privileged to spend her time writing with a backdrop of Canberra’s iconic landmarks and admiring its distinct and captivating change of seasons. Outside of her love for reading, she spends every free moment with her husband, son and her poodle named Serendipity. She drinks her whisky neat and is known to scour the local markets in an attempt to find the best blue cheese available.

Website: Annabelle McInnes

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