Friday, September 27, 2013

Vote for the RUN FOR THE ROSES Final Cover!

It's cover reveal day for  RUN FOR THE ROSES and I am so excited!
A little secret:
I actually shot this cover.
The girl is my niece, the boy is one of my former speech kids,
and the horse is Chance. :)
I am so happy with what Swoon did with it and how it turned out.
And now you get to vote on the final cover!
I think it's so awesome that we're having readers choose!
I won't even try to influence your vote by telling you my favorite.
*cough* color *cough*

Run for the Roses
Release Date: 11/2013
by Swoon Romance

Summary from Goodreads:
Abigail Conrad has spent her whole life training for one goal: to win the roses at the Arabian Youth Nationals. She’s given up friends, a social life, and doesn’t have time to even think about guys -- much less date!

Now that she’s headed off to college in the fall, it’s her last chance to be a Youth National Champion, and she won’t let anything distract her from that dream.

Except maybe Chase, the older brother of Abigail's biggest rival. He’s charming, funny, and possibly Abigail's biggest problem. How can she focus on riding when her mind keeps wandering to Chase’s green eyes and confident smile?

With her dream on the line, Abigail had better learn to fight her growing attraction to Chase, or she might end up losing the roses and the guy.

Please help Swoon Romance decide which cover to use by voting below:

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PS. I will be posting winners for the Real Girls give-away on Monday. :) If you haven't entered yet, go check it out HERE!


  1. I voted!
    Very cool your niece gets to be on the cover. I'm sure she is happy with that!

  2. I agree - color! I love that you shot the cover....very cool. :)

  3. I voted for the color one because the brown of the horse is just so gosh darn pretty. :)

  4. I love both but admit I'm partial to B&W.

  5. Congrats, Rachel! I love the one with the color. That shot is amazing.

  6. I love b&w, although they both look good. How cool you took it yourself!

  7. Wow! Great talent for photography you have. I vote for colour too. :)

  8. What a great picture and a great cover! Well done!

    The colors in that photo are really good so I voted for color.

    Good luck and enjoy!

  9. That's an awesome cover, whichever way you go!

  10. The color. Definitely.
    Woot! Nice job!!! :D

  11. Voted, the cover looks amazing and the story has a great mix of romance and conflict.

  12. Great cover! Both versions look fantastic, but I voted for color, since that one seems to pop just a teensy bit more. I love the story behind the cover. So cool how so many people (and horses!) you know got to be part of the creation! :)

  13. Thank you everyone! As you know, horses are a huge part of my life. I am so excited for this story to come out, and I love that I got to shoot people I care about for the cover. The whole thing has been a wonderful experience. :)
    Thank you so much for voting for your favorite!

  14. Thank is so cool about that being your picture you took! It looks fantastic either way, but the color is my fav too. You get to see Chance's shiny coat better that way. =) Congrats, Rachel!

  15. I like the color cover better too, and I think the story sounds cool as well; it sounds like Abigail is a workaholic, and I like that, of course! :)

  16. I voted for the color! I liked this very much.

  17. I vote for the colored one. Excellent photography! Congrats as well!

  18. I LIKE THEM BOTH!! They are great covers!

  19. Color is my favorite too. So excited to see this coming out soon.

  20. Color is my favorite, as well. Looking forward to reading this one. I found your blog from J.A. Bennett's:)

  21. Thank you everyone! I really love what Swoon did with my picture. :) Now I just can't wait to see which version wins!

  22. Your cover is delightful, and wow to you taking the shot yourself!! My good friend Molly B. just got a 2-book deal from Swoon. So proud of both of you!!