Hey ya’ll! Time to show off yet another book cover design and recommend to you another excellent story.
I got to make this cover for my friend Addison Cain and her Prohibition-era romance A Trick of the Light.
I can’t sing the praises of this book enough. First, everything Addison writes, I love. Her prose is delicious and addicting, dark and raw, just how I like it. Second, you don’t get to see a lot of stories in this time period (American 1920s), so I both enjoyed the rarity of the setting and her eye for period detail that just makes this thing shine like a gem. When you hear the dialogue in this book, you’ll be transported to small town where illegal moonshine flows as regular as blood from a split lip, and to the gang-tough streets of Chicago, bullets, pomade and all.
And that brings me to the heroine of this novel: like all Addison’s leading ladies, this woman is an irrepressible badass. She’s hard as a rock, and stumbles into the life of a man who can’t resist her, even while he doesn’t know what to even do with a woman like her. It’s such a fun read, you guys – you’ll be rooting for these two lovers from the beginning. And there are some secondary characters that, dear god, Addison needs to write some related stories for.
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A Trick of the Light
Prohibition has a stranglehold on legitimate business, but for small towns willing to play dirty, and country boys looking to make a pretty penny on shine, Prohibition has been a boon. For Monroe County, it’s the very life blood that keeps their backwoods community afloat.
But something isn’t right about the new girl in town. Charlotte Elliot swears, she drinks, and she’s trying too damn hard to fit in with the simple folk. The moonshining backbone of Monroe, Matthew Emerson, is less than thrilled when the blonde comes knocking on his door.
He knows what she is, what she’s capable of.
Charlotte doesn’t mind his glares. All she pines for is a quiet place to start over, but try as she might, there is no pleasing Matthew. The gruff outlaw is only too happy to point out her flaws, to correct her mouth, and to find himself spellbound and awkward every time he happens to catch her pretty blue eyes.
A rotten past has a way of catching up with a girl, and the most notorious gangster in Chicago has found her—and he wants her back. Matthew aims to keep her, but if he wants her, if he really loves her, he has the fight of his life on his hands.