Just got back from a relaxing Alaskan cruise and into Montreal’s sticky summer weather. While I was gone Yumine delivered and provided four sketch ideas for book 2 of Catamite (AKA “The Pet Gentleman”). Before I make a selection I thought I’d share this for feedback from you guys. Drop me a comment, email or however you want to share what you think!
YuMine is an incrediably talented artist, and if I had my way I’d choose them all. Of course the demand of economy mean I have to pick just one. Maybe when I finally get a print edition it will have “illustrated plates”. 😀
The title of the next book with be “Understanding a Cruel Lady” as it looks more into how Annette fits into her society and what her life is like beyond breaking and taming her pet.
I’m currently looking at a tentative fall release, possibly in early October 2015, for the edited, polished and updated second book of the Catamite series. This not quite femdom romance (and definitely BDSM erotica!) has been many years in preparation and I’m extremely proud of how it is all coming together.
I’ve been asked if the art is mine- no, Yumine Guo is responsible for cover art. If you liked these, she has more stuff on her tumblr. If you are looking to hire an artist, she’s a joy to work with and provides knockout quality professional grade work with extremely reasonable pricing.
So, which one is your favourite? I’m leaning towards #1 or #4, although #2 is pretty spectacular, though possibly not in theme with the simplicity of the first cover.
(No idea what’s going on? Check out book 1 of The Pet Gentleman on Amazon to get caught up. Its been selling like hot cakes.)
And as always, a big thank you to the many readers and fans who have funded and encouraged me this far. I never could have done this without your enthusiasm, and your purchases help keep this site going and allow me to afford top quality cover art like this.
6 thoughts on “The Pet Gentleman 2: Cover & Title”
I’d go with 1. I agree that two is lovely, but not in keeping with the look of The Pet Gentleman. 5 is a bit too similar to the cover of TPG, and 3 & 4 just aren’t working for me.
I like 1 also (fits with the ‘pet’ idea).
I’m voting for # 4.
#1 is my favorite, but maybe #4 fits the title better.
1 is the best for the pet theme. 3 or 4 suggest themselves for “Understanding a Cruel Lady.” 5 is my favorite overall, not just for its subject but for the composition and elegance of her pose. Also, I love the illustrated plates idea… don’t a few good illustrations always make a novel more engaging?