In my meanderings this morning, while at my good friend and romance writer Melissa Maygrove’s blog, I was surprised and thrilled to see the cover reveal of her début novel, Come Back. Goodness! It reminded me how much I’ve been out of the loop—I had forgotten all about it.
Melissa has a wonderful grasp on the art of writing, as evidenced each week with her Grammar Police Mondays, and as one of my first followers, I had to jump on the chuck wagon and help spread the good news. Take a look at the beautiful cover—its sepia hues immediately take you to the latter 1800’s, and the chemistry of the couple is hot enough to catch the cave wall on fire. Now that’s pretty dang hot.
Left behind by everyone she loves…
Rebecca Garvey had the promise of a California future dreams are made of, until the wagon train her family was traveling with left her behind. Now she’s slowly dying in the wilderness, abandoned and stripped of her self-worth. Once the shock of her desertion turns to embittered despair, she doesn’t want to be found. Then a handsome stranger challenges her convictions and changes her mind.
Headed for Texas, chased by the demons of his past…
Seth Emerson knows exactly what he wants. Working to save for a cattle ranch of his own keeps him busy and keeps his pain buried. Rescuing a stubborn woman from the hills of New Mexico Territory isn’t part of his plan—but she’s exactly what he needs.
Making greater sacrifices than either of them could foresee…
Seth and Rebecca set off on a risky journey and a quest for truth, each healing the other’s love-starved soul along the way. Will they give in to their growing attraction? Or will they honor their commitments when Seth returns Rebecca to civilization… and her betrothed?
Sounds great, doesn’t it? I already see a movie in the works. Hmm…casting call for Seth and Rebecca! Be sure to look for the book later in May.
New Adult / Adult
Western Historical Romance
Available May 2014
ML Swift is a writer of Middle Grade, Young Adult, and Adult fiction, although he dabbles in many genres.
An Alzheimer’s caregiver for the past ten years, he has published several articles on The Alzheimer’s Reading Room, the largest online website catering to that community, and plans to write a novel about his experience in caregiving.
He resides in Florida with his dogs, Rameses and Buster, attempting to reclaim his side of the bed.
28 thoughts on “Cover Reveal: Melissa Maygrove’s Debut Novel, “Come Back””
Now we get to see the whole cover! And Carrie did such an awesome job.
Oops! Forgot to mention Carrie. Yes, it looks to be a good read for that genre. Kudos to Melissa and Stetson hats off to Carrie for such great design work!
Thank you! 🙂
Thank you so much for posting this Mike. You’re the best! 🙂
Hey, it was the least this “best” could do. Thank you for your friendship and loyalty. I’ve been remiss in my own following lately…hope this in some way makes up. Congratulations!
So great, Melissa! LOVE that cover– definitely steamy. Congratulations on the birth of your book baby. 🙂
Thanks, Julie! 🙂
I know! I’m ecstatic for her. And she’s already lost all of the baby weight. Looking good! 😉
congrats to Melissa!! It’s a beautiful cover.
Thank you, Lynda.
I don’t think there’s a blog Melissa isn’t on today! How great is that?
Yes. *evil laugh* It’s all in my plan. 😛
I am the same way Michael! I will see a friend’s stuff and wonder how I missed it. Makes me feel awful. Everyone should email me. I am always game to help a friend.
Agree. I’ve often wished there was a newsletter that sent out monthly alerts of upcoming reveals and releases so I’d miss less of them.
*Raising hand with an “Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh” please-pick-me yelp* Mike, Melissa, let me play Rebecca. I’d do good with him. I’m a natural at the love-starved soul type. I’m not just kidding, but I’m not making light of this book either. It’s cover and story line are highly seductive. I hope it brings you much success.
Love to you, Mike. Thanks for the post.
Hugs and cheer, Melissa.
(I’m a sucker for a wounded hero, too–no mater if it’s physical or emotional. 😉
Sorry. “Its” not “it’s.” I hate when people do that, especially when I’m one of them. Also I did mean I’d do great with HIM. Smiles.
I don’t crit blog comments. Lord knows I make plenty of mistakes in my own.
Yay Melissa (and Carrie!!!) It IS a smokin’ hot cover 🙂
Thanks, Liz. 🙂
Hurray for you, Melissa!!!! I’m cheering for you to have awesome debut success.
Thank you, Demetria. I can hope, right? LOL
Congratulations to you, Melissa.
And, Mike, thank you for your kind condolences.
Thank you, Suze.
Thanks, Livia. 🙂
Gorgeous cover, really gorgeous!
Thank you, Charmaine.
I think so, too, but I’m a tad biased. LOL