Creating the cover for Indiscretion
Cover creation is a part of the publishing process that I thoroughly enjoy – but it is always challenging finding a design that conveys the essence of the book. Here’s the cover for my new book, Indiscretion.
When I saw the final Indiscretion cover, sent over by my publisher, I was delighted that the designer had so evocatively captured these elements of the story:
The setting: Indiscretion is largely set in Andalusia, Spain, at the heroine’s family hacienda, situated in a rugged and untouched landscape as depicted here. The colours pick up on the traditional hues of the Spanish flag.
The culture: Flamenco, bullfighting, fans – all of these aspects of Spanish culture, and more, feature prominently in the book.
The mystique: There is something of mystery in the girl’s eyes, and how she shields part of her face with a fan.
The passion: That is the word that encapsulates the book above all else, and I think the hot, sultry, sensuous air comes through.
It was also important that the Indiscretion cover sit well alongside my other books, Burning Embers and The Echoes of Love. So we’ve established an overall ‘look’ for my covers.
In my writing room at home, I have a shelf devoted only to my books. I can’t wait to see a long line of covers to complete the set! I’m on tenterhooks awaiting the draft cover for my next book, Masquerade, the sequel to Indiscretion…
Indiscretion is the new novel from award-winning romance novelist Hannah Fielding. Written in Fielding’s signature style, infused with an old-school Hollywood glamour, Indiscretion evokes the drama and passion of 1950s post-war Spain.
1950’s London. Alexandra, a young writer is bored of her suffocating but privileged life amongst the gilded balls and parties of Chelsea. Keen for an adventure, Alexandra travels to Spain to be reunited with her estranged Spanish family on a huge estate in Andalucía.
Arriving in sun-drenched southern Spain for the first time, Alexandra is soon caught up in the wild customs of the region. From bull fighting matadors and the mysterious Gypsy encampments in the grounds of the family’s estate, to the passionate dances of the region and the incredible horsemanship of the local caballeros, Alexandra is instantly seduced by the drama and passion of her new home.
When Alexandra inevitably falls for Salvador, the mercurial heir to her family’s estate and the region’s most eligible man, she finds herself entangled in a web of secrets, lies and indiscretion. Alexandra soon falls prey to scheming members of her own family, the jealousy of a beautiful marquésa and the predatory charms of a toreador, all intent on keeping the two lovers apart.
But nothing can prepare Alexandra for Salvador’s own dangerous liaisons with a dark-eyed Gypsy.
Can Alexandra trust that love will triumph, or will Salvador’s indiscretion be their undoing?
Hannah Fielding bio
Hannah Fielding is an incurable romantic. The seeds for her writing career were sown in early childhood, spent in Egypt, when she came to an agreement with her governess Zula: for each fairy story Zula told, Hannah would invent and relate one of her own. Years later – following a degree in French literature, several years of travelling in Europe, falling in love with an Englishman, the arrival of two beautiful children and a career in property development – Hannah decided after so many years of yearning to write that the time was now. Today, she lives the dream: writing full time at her homes in Kent, England, and the South of France, where she dreams up romances overlooking breath-taking views of the Mediterranean.
To date, Hannah has published three novels: Burning Embers, ‘romance like Hollywood used to make’, set in Kenya, 1970; the award-winning Echoes of Love, ‘an epic love story that is beautifully told’ set in turn-of-the-millennium Italy; and Indiscretion, her fieriest novel yet, set in 1950s Spain.