Behind the Cover Story: In Your Dreams by Ginger Scott

Behind the Cover Story: In Your Dreams by Ginger ScottIn Your Dreams by Ginger Scott
March 29, 2016
Also by this author: This is Falling

Casey Coffield has a growing list of personal flaws he keeps locked away
in his head:
He’s never on time.
His list of IOUs to his best friend is endless.
Money is always short.
Goals are never in reach.

Oh, and he’s decided to add college drop-out to that list, too. He doesn’t
really think that last one’s such a bad thing, but his family insists it
is, so it stays on the list.

On paper, he’s a zero. But in person, when he’s mixing tracks for a sea of
bodies at the hottest clubs and parties, he’s downright irresistible.
Just-right stubble on his chin, body of a boxer and a smirk that
stimulates all the right nerves—women have never been a problem. They
flock to his swagger and fall for his charm…fast.

All except for this one.

Purple hair, gray eyes, a raspy voice and sass, Murphy Sullivan is a
little bit country and a little bit rock-n-roll. And her and Casey? They
have history. He can’t remember it, but she wrote a song about him—and
it’s not exactly a love song. But it is good. Damn good. And uncovering
her inspiration just might be the key to solving a few of his
shortcomings—not to mention open doors to his own big break in the music
industry.

But sometimes dreams get messy when they collide. Sometimes life changes
patterns. A past paints the wrong picture and futures get cloudy. The only
question that remains is who will you choose when the dust settles—you? Or
the girl of your dreams?

cover story

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. Maybe, you need to check back in next time to find out! 😉

 

~ Guest Post ~

 

The Story Behind the Cover
(AKA sexy smirk meet Ginger’s garage)

I’m not sure how everyone else does it, but this is my process. I freaking LOVE creating my book covers. I do my own. It’s like this little carrot I dangle and reward myself with when I’m finally done with the manuscript. (Confession: I usually cheat and start when I’m almost done with the manuscript.)

But this cover was special. Super special. And I cheated and started WAY early on this bad boy. It started when I was in the middle of working on Wicked Restless, and I had this nagging idea that I wanted to write one more Falling book. I really loved Casey’s character in The Girl I Was Before—he’s sort of a never-ending frat-boy mixed with swagger-filled DJ, and he’s that friend/side-kick that overstays his visit and maybe feels like he’s way more work than he’s worth. But…he’s also a best friend. And there was always this hint that Casey must also be a damn good guy…you know…under that super sexy but selfish exterior. And then I got to thinking about what he looks like.

Club lights. Flat-brim hats. Headphones. Vans or Chucks. Skater-boy jeans. Tight shirts and scarves. Sunglasses. Smirk. Chin.

^^^ All that above? That’s from a Post-It note I wrote that boiled Casey’s look down to a few key words. Those last two? They were circled. Casey can portray a million words in one smirk, and his chin…well, that’s his weapon. I needed a chin. Like…the freaking super hero of chins.

Meet Michael Patrick Gleason. He plays Casey. He lives here in Arizona, and his chin? Maybe just take a look at it again. It’s kinda perfect.

But even before I started assembling the pieces—aka The Chin, perfect headphones, the right hat (BTW, I made that hat. Me and the guy at LIDS are super tight now. He says I can come design there anytime I want.)—I had the most important piece to line up. I have a friend, one of those best-friend kinda friends, the kind I’ve known since I sprayed my hair straight up and rolled puffy socks up over my pegged jeans. He’s this incredibly gifted photographer, and his name is Frank Rodriguez (DLRfoto). He lives in San Francisco, but for one week, he was coming to Phoenix. The book wasn’t done yet, but stupid rules—I’m the one who made them, so I broke ’em.

We had one day, so we turned my garage into a club, complete with streaming music courtesy of Cut Chemist and color gels that gave Michael that right hint of orange and red on his skin. We shot in my one-car suburban garage for a few hours, and at one point, the husband came home to open the door, promptly closing it after staring at us with furrowed brow and telling us to “carry on.”

Hundreds of images, boiled down to a dozen choices, and this one…bam! So basically, I’ve been sitting on this beauty since Christmas. And now that you see it, I hope you understand just how dang hard it’s been to keep a lid on it and keep my mouth shut. It’s my favorite. And it’s special. And Frank is a genius. Really—go stalk him on Facebook and IG. His knack is really more of the travel/humanitarian type of thing, but I don’t know…I think he’s pretty freaking fantastic at smirks and chins and make-shift-garage sexiness. What do you think?

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About Ginger Scott

Ginger Scott is an Amazon-bestselling author of eight young and new adult romances, including Waiting on the Sidelines, Going Long, Blindness, How We Deal With Gravity, This Is Falling, You and Everything After, The Girl I Was Before and Wild Reckless.

A sucker for a good romance, Ginger’s other passion is sports, and she often blends the two in her stories. (She’s also a sucker for a hot quarterback, catcher, pitcher, point guard…the list goes on.) Ginger has been writing and editing for newspapers, magazines and blogs for more than 15 years. She has told the stories of Olympians, politicians, actors, scientists, cowboys, criminals and towns. For more on her and her work, visit her website at http://www.littlemisswrite.com.

When she’s not writing, the odds are high that she’s somewhere near a baseball diamond, either watching her son field pop flies like Bryce Harper or cheering on her favorite baseball team, the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ginger lives in Arizona and is married to her college sweetheart whom she met at ASU (fork ’em, Devils).


  • Chanpreet

    I think the cover is fantastic! I can’t wait to read this one Ginger!


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