Sunday, January 17, 2021

Q&A on Book Covers with Virginia Barlow Author of A Fallacious Seduction #AFallaciousSeduction #bookcovers @virgini35142126

Virginia Barlow has a zest for life. She has accomplished many goals including raising a large family. She has been a bookkeeper, a hostess, an EMT-I, a lieutenant in the local fire department, a manager and an author. She likes to knit, crochet, quilt and sew. She is funny, talented and very creative. Virginia looks at life through rose colored glasses and owns it. She is happiest when is at her computer immersed in her current novel. She loves to sip coffee or wine while she contemplates whether to kill off characters in her book or not. Virginia is a good friend and has an endless supply of love for friends and family.







Tell us about your book! What is it about and what inspired you to write it?

My book is about Shanna Johnston. She yearns to have a family of her own, to belong. Her mother sent her to live with her aunt and uncle in Rock Creek, Wyoming Territory. Something terrible happened in the past that prevents them being together. Shanna is returning to Wyoming when the train she is on explodes. She wakes to U. S. Marshal Reese Calhan pointing his gun in her face. He insists he knows her but calls her by another woman’s name. He knows things about her few do. His heated looks and knowing kisses spark a fire in her she cannot ignore- even as her mysterious past catches up to her.

Reese cannot believe Jenna is alive. He witnessed the explosion years ago that he thought took her life. He is determined to bring her to justice for the wrongs she committed years ago. He smarts over her betrayal but cannot forget the way it was between them. Just when Reese thinks he’s getting Jenna figured out, she does something out of character. The longer they are together, the more the sparks fly. Passion and danger erupt. This time Reese will not fall prey to her wiles.

The idea for this book came while dealing with my nephews. I tossed the plot around and soon, my characters kept me up at night writing their story!

Tell us about your publishing process. What was it like? Did you go indie or the traditional way? 

My publisher is The Wild Rose Press. They are a traditional publishing house. The process of publishing is fairly simple. You send in a query. If the editor likes it, they will ask to see your manuscript. If the manuscript is accepted, they contract your book. Then comes editing rounds, approval of the book cover, synopsis approval, and final edit. Once this is done. Your release date is set. 

How did you choose the title for your book? Did it come to you right away, before you started writing it, or did it come later? 

I had the title before I wrote the book. My husband liked the word “fallacious”. So, I thought up a story to go with it.

Tell us about the cover design process. Did you have a basic idea of what your book cover would be like? 

The Wild Rose Press has amazing artists that design the covers for us. They are talented and awesome!

Who is your cover designer and how did you find him/her?  

My cover artist is Jennifer Greeff. The Wild Rose Press provides the book covers.

How was your experience working with the designer? 

Jennifer Greeff is very talented. I am extremely happy with her work.

What has been the readers’ response to your cover? 

Actually, I have not received any feedback. Lol.

What tips would you give to authors who are looking for a cover designer? 

There are many talented artists. Don’t accept second best.

Anything else you’d like to say about your book? 

I had so much fun writing this book. My hope is you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it!


Book Info:

When the train US Marshal Reese Calhan is riding on explodes, he is one of two survivors. Trouble is, the other survivor is the woman who betrayed him years ago. A woman he thought was dead. This time he will not fall prey to her wiles. He’ll see the vixen jailed for her crimes if it kills him.

Recovering from a recent jilting and now a train explosion, Shanna Johnston has no idea why the handsome stranger insists he knows her and calls her by another woman’s name. His heated looks and knowing kisses spark a fire in her she cannot ignore–even as her own mysterious past is closing in.

“A Fallacious Seduction is a fantastic historical western romance I couldn’t put down…Virginia Barlow writes with honesty and shares what life was life for many women on the frontier. The descriptive narration paints a raw picture of the wild west which swept me away. The plot moves at a good pace with plenty of conflicts, misunderstandings and colorful characters. There’s a lot going on in this story but at the heart of it is Shanna and Reese. The romance between these two is classic enemies-to-lovers but with a fun western twist. I thoroughly enjoyed it, especially the ending. If you’re looking for a feisty heroine in the wild west frontier, pick up A Fallacious Seduction. Fans of Cynthia Wright will love this tale. Highly recommend! “-N.N. Light’s Book Heaven


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