Saturday, February 4, 2012


I thought I'd mention today that I'm making some good progress on my next novel, Natalia.  For those who read my first two books, this one is a big departure!  No romance this time.  It's more of a drama taking on some serious issues, but with a lot of action and suspense.  Here is the description I'm working on:

"She's an innocent farm girl from the heart of Eastern Europe, but when Natalia Nicolaeva goes in search of a better life, her world is torn apart.  Almost no one is who they seem in this fast-paced suspense and when things go horribly wrong, Natalia learns she must do whatever it takes to survive."

I've also put together some possible covers.  The swirls will disappear if I decide to pay for the image.  I like the layout of Version #1, though I wish the shorts she was wearing weren't so risque.  If anyone has an opinion or preference, please let me know!

Version #1

Version #2
 I'm excited to be nearing the end, but these things always take me longer than I expect.  After the current draft is finished I'll still want to go through the whole thing again start to finish and then have it edited, so I'm hoping at this point to have it ready in 6-8 weeks.  Fingers crossed!  Now I just have to keep at it...


  1. This sounds like a great read and I can't wait to read it!

    From your story description, I can see the image works and actually, I think the shorts work too!

    Image #1 is the best layout in my opinion. Fantastic. Wishing you great success Kenneth! Xx

  2. Thanks Janice, I prefer #1 as well. I created the others after my sister (mother of two young children) seemed a little shocked by it. I thought I'd see what other people thought, so I appreciate your opinion! Other than the shorts, this photo fits one of the scenes in the book exactly, so I'm pretty excited about that!

  3. P.S. I decided to take #3 out of the equation altogether...