NEW COVER REVEAL
MAGGIE MAE BY SANDY WOLTERS
A Contemporary Romance with a
Ghostly Paranormal Twist
When I first wrote MAGGIE MAE, I had a clear picture in my mind of exactly what I wanted on the front cover. Maggie's character is a woman who loves the outdoors. Like me, she has a special place she goes to center herself. I wanted that image on the front cover. It just made perfect sense to me. It was something that was very special to me and I knew the readers would understand the cover when they read the book.
Recently, I requested a review from The Bookchick. I have to thank her for being so honest with me. While she was reading MAGGIE MAE, she took the time to e-mail me to let me know she didn't think the book cover represented the book well at all and thought I would gain more readers for the story if I changed it to something more appropriate for the genre. I found this form of constructive criticism very comforting because it meant she cared enough about the book to give me her honest thoughts.
I can only imagine how difficult it was for The Bookchick to speak so candidly to me about this, but I am so grateful she did. I really had no idea people were getting a "Little House on the Prairie" vibe from my cover. Boy, did I ever miss the mark on that one!
I've never been a cover person myself. Before I had my Kindle, I would go to the bookstore, go straight to the genre I was looking for at the time, pull books from the shelves and read the back cover oftentimes never even looking at the front of the book. If I liked the blurb, I'd buy it. Now with my Kindle, I do the same thing. I've just never taken the cover into consideration.
It's funny, but I found that picking a book cover is something akin to looking for a wedding dress. I found several pictures that were possibilities, but when I found THE picture, I got chills. When I see Maggie Mae in that beautiful embrace, I can feel the passion and the love from deep within her. I hope you like the new cover as much as I do!
July 4th 2005, Maggie Mae's wedding day was the happiest day of her life, the most painful day of her life and the day she died three times.
Maggie lives as a recluse in the home that she and her dead husband, Jimmy, built together. It's all she has left of him. She has her friends but has turned her back on the world and any possibility of spending her life with another man.
Five years after Jimmy's tragic death, Maggie's world is once again turned upside down when their home, the last hold she has to her husband, is destroyed. Maggie is thrown into the path of a man, the only man, who can bring her back to life. Elk Bend Chief of Police Michael Rogers is there to help her pick up the pieces and move on.
Rafferty, a close friend, has loved Maggie for years. Waiting for her to get over the loss of her husband so that she will be with him, Rafferty has inserted himself into Maggie's life so deeply that she doesn't see his obsessive behavior— that she was being stalked by Rafferty even before the death of her husband—nor the danger that Rafferty represents to her. Rafferty believes Maggie is his, and he will do whatever he has to do in order to keep her.
Will Maggie be able to start a new life with Michael? Or will she be so consumed with the fear of losing him that she is paralyzed to move forward with her new life? Will Rafferty have the power over Maggie to extinguish any feelings she has for Michael? Or will he destroy her trying to wrestle her away from her fate with another man?
In this steamy contemporary romance with a ghostly paranormal twist, the depths of love as well as sorrow are explored as you experience the horror of Maggie Mae’s husband’s death, the joy and laughter of friendships, and, most of all, the wonder when love transcends death.
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