All this week, we’re helping Vania Stoyanova and Shelli Johannes-Wells share photos from their cover shoot for Shelli’s new book, Untraceable. Shelli is also posting behind the scenes shots at her blog!
And here is another photo — that is NOT the cover — and a new excerpt from Untraceable. The real cover will be revealed on FRIDAY!
The figure stops.
I slip behind a mountain laurel, letting the fat bush conceal me, and wait a few seconds. Then, in a stealth move, I inch around the side and survey the wooded landscape, listening for any sound.
A deep voice cuts through the silence. “Oi! What are you doing?”
I spin around to face a guy standing only a few yards away. My wilderness survival class comes back to me. Always size up your opponent. Note every detail. I conduct a quick once-over and etch a physical profile into my brain. Never know when you might have to do a composite sketch.
Here’s what Vania had to say about this mock cover, and why they chose not to use it:
This cover was so fun to shoot. We built a cage of branches to surround Jae, our model, while she lay in a hollow of some tree roots (See a behind the scenes shot of this on Shelli’s blog). The sun was doing all sorts of cool things, going from super bright to golden and towards the end I got this shot that made me squee. Sadly it reminded me of a few other covers, namely Carrie Ryan’s The Forest of Hands & Teeth, to actually be able to use it.
For the comments: What do you think? Which mock cover has been your favorite so far?