Date Published: February 5, 2015
Twenty-one year old Liliana Dapprima was living her life exactly how she planned. She had an amazing job as an interior designer and lived with her best friend Violet in Toronto. But, everything changes when her father forces her to move to New Jersey to re-design his businesses in New York City. Upon her arrival in New Jersey, she finds out she must live with her old flame, Emilio Amante, who had completely tore apart her heart.
She must learn to live alongside Emilio as she tries to start a new relationship with the new man in her life, Lucas. And to make matters even more complicated, Emilio is Lucas’ boss.
Dealing with a love triangle is hard enough, but then Lily must also deal with secrets from and about her family. She is constantly lied to and when she gets attacked multiple times by a rival family, she wants answers and will go to any extent to get them.
Liliana has been living in a world where everyone and everything is not what it seems.
What will happen when tragedy strikes and secrets are revealed?
M.D. Melai & C.S. Leigh are a cousin writing duo that live in North Central Texas.They are the self-published authors of the Deceptive Series. Deceptive, the first in the series, was published in February of this year. Fugitive, the second in the series, was published in July. They are currently hard at work writing the third book in the series that is slated to be released in the Winter of 2016.
C.S. Leigh has a degree in business administration. When she isn’t writing she is working her day job, that she enjoys as well. Leigh loves being adventurous and shopping.
M.D. Melai is a full time stay at home mom. When she isn’t writing she is chasing around her very active five year old.
Both Melai and Leigh believe family is of the utmost importance and enjoy spending their free time with them, as well as friends. They are both devout readers, and read as much as time will allow them too.
Their love for books and storytelling is what inspired them to tell the story of Liliana.
Why Book Covers are So Important
As avid readers ourselves, book covers are very important when we personally are looking for a book to read. If the book cover doesn’t catch our attention, then the likelihood for us to even read the synopsis is very low.
That is why we have chosen very symbolic meaning for our book cover. We chose the Lily, because it represents our main character, and we chose the colors of red, black, and white, because they symbolize her and the trials she faces throughout the book. The whiteness of the flower shows Lily’s purity at the beginning of the book. The red shows all the bloodshed and loss that she faces her life, and the black shows the deception by those around her.
Our goal was to have the reader see the symbolism that we displayed on the front cover. We wanted to capture the reader and give them first hand representation of what they were about to experience while reading Deceptive. By the end of the book, we hoped that the reader could see what we were trying to portray to them and give them some foreshadowing of the story.
One of the best parts of the book is when you reach that aha moment and finally realize what the author was trying to say through the cover. It’s when everything comes together and makes perfect sense.
As one author to another upcoming author, we advise that you choose your cover wisely and show the creativeness of your story. Book covers are the brand image of your story, so make sure that you represent it well.
This is exactly what we look for when we choose a book to read. We want the cover to show us a picture of the story we are about to read. A picture is worth a thousand words and the cover can perfectly sum up a story.
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