My Novella’s Cover Reveal!

Okay, so following last week’s blog post, I’ve been making an effort to pin down that monster inside my head (or at least attempt to squash it by sitting on it!), so I could get enough courage to share more about my novella with you.

First of all, you might be wondering why am I referring to my book as a novella? That’s because a novel contains over 40,000 words, while a novella has anywhere between 17,000 – 40,000. Since mine is about 5,000 words shy of a novel, it falls into the latter category. I don’t mind though because for an introvert, 35,000 words is a lot to squeeze out. πŸ™‚

So here is a look at my book’s cover, which was designed by Deborah Bradseth of Tugboat Design. She is super talented, professional, and easy to work with. I highly recommend her services!

Straight to You (1)

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ISBN-13: 978-0692245576

Release Date: August 2014

And here’s the book in a nutshell:

Wanted: A modern knight in shining armor (white horse optional)

Young, sweet and naive, Ashlynn Peters is ever the optimist when it comes to love, but even she is surprised when she crosses paths with a real life Prince Charming. Jeremy Adams, her childhood crush, is back in town. He is even more sweet and handsome than she remembers, and also much more intriguing than any man she’s dated before.

Ashlynn finds herself falling hard for Jeremy, only to discover that he may not be the perfect guy she thinks he is. Will she make the choice to look past Jeremy’s tarnished armor or will she give up her chances of ever reaching happily ever after?

Inspired by the author’s own love story, this romantic novella will have you laughing, dreaming, and wondering if fairy tales really do come true.


The book title is based on the song God Bless the Broken Road, sung here by Carrie Underwood.

Whew, now that that’s out in the open, I’m looking forward to getting the whole book out there for (gulp) all to read. πŸ™‚

What do you think of the cover? Let me know!


  1. Mzchele says:

    Ahhhh! Your very own ISBN#!! Wow! And Love the cover! It’s a quite fitting for the story! πŸ™‚ Excited!

    • mamaho says:

      The ISBN wasn’t hard to get, but it does make things more official, doesn’t it? πŸ™‚ Thanks for your support through it all!

  2. Mike says:

    My copy from Amazon should be arriving today, but I’ve already finished it on my Kindle. It’s very easy to read. Great job, Linguini!

    I love the version of the song by Melodie Crittenden which was used in Dawson’s Creek’s Season 1 season finale. One of the best moments of that show.

    • mamaho says:

      Oh my, you’re speedy, Mike! Thanks for buying my first print copy! I’ll check out that version of the song.

      Oh btw, if you wouldn’t mind leaving a review for my book on Amazon, I’d really appreciate it. πŸ™‚

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