Behind the Cover Story: Beneath Series Volume One by Meghan March

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Behind the Cover Story is a cover reveal with an exclusive guest post from the author about said cover. Maybe, it’s an explanation of how they came up with the concept. Maybe, it’s how they found their model. Maybe, it’s more than that.

This edition of Behind the Cover Story isn’t a reveal, just a great story of how the cover came about. Enjoy!

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Lose yourself in the French Quarter where nothing is ever really seems on the surface. Beneath Series Volume One includes first three books in the Beneath Series from USA Today bestselling author Meghan March.

A tatted-up bad girl on the run falls for a former Navy fighter pilot in Beneath This Mask. Tattoo artist Constantine Leahy gets his second chance at society princess Vanessa Frost in Beneath This Ink. Party girl Elle Snyder won’t let anything stop her from scoring pawn shop owner Lord Robichaux in Beneath These Chains. But nothing will ever be the same when they look beneath…

About Beneath This Mask 
Former Navy fighter pilot. Son of a congressman. Successful businessman in my own right. With a résumé like mine, women have never been a challenge.
Until I met her.
This sexy, tatted-up bad girl wasn’t part of my plans, but that punch to my gut every time I see her tells me I have to know more.
She’s a mystery. An enigma. A challenge.
I’m going to figure her out—and then I’m going to make her mine.
We’ll find out what she’s hiding . . . beneath this mask.

About Beneath This Ink 
I’ve always known she was too good for me, but that never stopped me from wanting her.
And then I finally had her for one night.
A night I don’t remember.
I figured I’d blown my shot.
But now she’s walked back into my life, and this time, I have the upper hand. I want my second chance.
Will she be able to see the man beneath this ink?

About Beneath These Chains 
I was raised on the streets, so I know things are rarely as simple as they appear—especially this rich girl showing up at my pawnshop demanding a job.
She’s the most tempting thing I’ve ever seen, and I’ll be damned if I can make her leave.
Shit just got complicated … but when it comes to her, I want complicated.
We’re both fighting our own demons, and our only chance at a future is to let go of the past.
But will we be strong enough to break free from beneath these chains?

 

 

~ Guest Post ~

 

The story behind the cover of Beneath Series Volume One starts a lot longer ago than June when I took the picture. To truly appreciate how this cover came to be, we have to rewind back to August of 2015 when I met Jacob Wilson, the cover model, at a book signing in Hawaii. Actually, even longer ago than that, if I’m going to tell the complete story. If you’re not sure where I’m going with this, I’ll cut to the chase—this isn’t just the story behind a cover, it’s the story of how a romance author found love when she least expected it.

Not what you were expecting, right?

If you’ve spent much time on Facebook or Instagram or Pinterest, you might recognize Jacob Wilson’s distinctive tattoos. Back in March of 2015, I didn’t recognize them when I ran across a headless picture of him on Pinterest. I was in the process of writing Beneath These Chains, and he was an amazing inspiration for Lord Robichaux, a pawn shop-owning tattooed alpha. So I pinned the photo to my inspiration board and shared it in my Facebook reader group. Luckily for me, one of the members knew exactly who he was and shared his name. At the time, he was just a pinned picture and character inspiration. I didn’t even Facebook stalk him. No, really. I’m being totally honest.

It wasn’t until August of 2015 when I arrived in Hawaii with my mom in tow for the Wicked Mafia signing that the story takes an interesting turn. I remember seeing a guy as I walked into the ballroom and wondering—is that the same one I pinned and my group proceeded to post pictures of on occasion? I’d been wrapped up in working over a hundred hours a week between my full-time job as a corporate lawyer and finishing four more books that I didn’t have a lot of time to do much more perusing on Pinterest.

Fast forward to a publicist picking up her preorder at the signing. I remember asking her if it was the same guy, explaining that the girls in my reader group were fans, and she told me it was. I said something along the lines of, I should get a picture with him for my group, and her telling me I should come over to their table.

I immediately said no, I don’t do that kind of thing, but apparently she had a better idea.

Toward the end of the signing she returned with him to introduce us so I could get that picture, and I was mortified. Luckily, my mom came to the rescue and started talking like a normal human being and the ice was broken. Jake, my mom, and I talked until the signing wrapped up and we all left.

I figured that was the end of things, but my mom seemed to know better, as moms often do. After we got back to our room, and she kept saying how nice he was and she was totally right. By the end the year, I was ass over red stilettos in love with that very same guy, and luckily for me, he felt the same way.

When I asked him if he wanted to come with me on an amazing adventure, he agreed. In March of 2016, a year after I pinned his picture to my inspiration board for Beneath These Chains, we packed up our lives and moved to Belize to live on the beach.

When I realized I was going to need a cover photo for Beneath Series Volume One, Jake volunteered and taught me how to shoot it. I took the photo for the cover in our bedroom closet at our house in Belize because it was the only blank white wall in the house. Sarah Hansen from Okay Creations worked her magic and created a beautiful cover from my raw image.

It’s crazy to think, looking back, had the pieces not fallen together the way they did, Beneath Series Volume One might have a very different cover, and I might have a very different life right now. But apparently, because the world works in mysterious ways, I found a book-worthy happily ever after instead.

 

Volume One is on sale now for only $0.99, but only until Wednesday October 5th. Hurry and grab your copy today >HERE<!

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