Love Bytes is delighted and excited to show you Exclusively the cover of B.G. Thomas his 4 th book in the Seasons of Love Series “Winter Heart”.
B.G. tells us something about the cover and ofcourse there is the reveal of the beautiful cover made by Paul Richmond.
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So well over a month ago the amazing Paul Richmond sent me the cover for “Winter Heart.” Did I like it? he wondered. Did I like it? OMG! I nearly went out of y mind. Conceptually it was just what I’d been dreaming of for at least two years. Visually it was simply stunning.
The thing was, I could reveal it! I was champing at the bit with excitement. I had to wait. It’s been agonizing.
But now and finally the time has arrived. And I am so thrilled to do the cover reveal right here at Love Bytes!
This is the fourth and final cover for the fourth and final novel in the “Seasons of Love” series, “Winter Heart.” In it we will finally see how Wyatt Dolan, the true heart of series, finally finds true love!
You know years ago I was introduced to the work of an amazing artist by the name of Alphonse Mucha. His art blew me away. At nineteen or so, I wasn’t aware of the style know as Art Nouveau. But I fell head over heels in love. The only thing about his work that made a young gay man sad was that Mucha did hundreds of paintings of women, but only a handful were of men. I longed for his art to include more men! But alas, Alphonse Mucha was long dead.
When Paul Richmond was given the assignment for coming up with the covers for the Seasons of Love series, I had no idea at all of what they should look like. And then he asked me a question.
“Have you ever heard of Alphonse Mucha?”
W-what? Had I ever heard of Alphonse Mucha?
“He was an artist I really love,” he continued. “But all he did was pictures of women. I always wanted to do a series influenced by his work, but do them in that “what if Mucha did paintings of men?”
My eyes went wide. I could believe it. Alphonse Mucha-style men? And for my books?
“And since he did a number of paintings with the four seasons theme, and your books are the four seasons, why not?”
Well I didn’t need convincing! I was laughing! I was crying! I was dancing! And I was thinking of one of the best friends I ever had—who had just recently passed away and had been the one to introduce me to Alphonse Mucha—and how thrilled she would have been about my covers.
Nope, I didn’t need any convincing at all!
And at last, here is the final cover. And I couldn’t be happier.
Hope you like them too!
B.G. Thomas lives in Kansas City with his husband of more than a decade and half, and that marriage has been legal since 2014! They share their home with their fabulous dogs, Sarah Jane and Oliver. He is lucky enough to have a lovely daughter as well as many extraordinary friends.
B.G. loves romance, comedies, fantasy, science fiction and even horror—as far as he is concerned, as long as the stories are character driven and entertaining, it doesn’t matter the genre. Since he’s gone conventions since he was fourteen years old, he’s been lucky enough to meet many of his favorite writers, many of whom inspired him to pursue his own writing dreams.
Excited about the growing male/male romance market, he decided to begin writing for the first time in years. Gay men are what he knows best, after all. He submitted his first story in years and was thrilled when it was accepted in only four days, and since then has had over thirty short stories, novellas and novels published.
“Leap, and the net will appear” is his personal philosophy and his message to all. “It is never too late,” he states. “Pursue your dreams. They will come true!”
Visit his website and blog at http://bthomaswriter.wordpress.com/. You can contact him there and he is always happy to hear from his readers.