Cover Reveal

This is a big one

Okay y'all. Are you ready for it? We've got to have a little cover chat.

This is something Michele and I have agonized over for months.

When we designed the Paper Planes and Other Things We Lost cover we had no plans for a series. We had the story for Brett and Ruby, and that's all we thought was going to happen. Then characters we grew to love were born (enter Cole and Amber) and their lives became ones we were invested in and thus Subway Stops and the Places We Meet and Chasing Cars and the Lessons We Learned started to weasel their way into our minds.

When we first got the cover ideas for The Paper Planes Series they made sense as a whole. We created them before we wrote the other stories. Paper Planes laid down the foundation. We LOVE that cover and always will. But as we finished Subway Stops and Chasing Cars the covers stopped lining up with the stories. Paper Planes is a solid YA cover with a solid YA story. The others, not so much.

So, now comes why we're here today.

We're changing the e-book covers

Why? Why would you do that? I know. I get it. Trust me. This is not a decision we made lightly. We love the Subway Stops and Chasing Cars covers too. I'm telling you. We AGONIZED over this, you guys. I drew them for goodness sake. They're as original as they come. So don't you worry your pretty little faces. They WILL remain in paperback! They'll go perfectly together on your shelf. You should buy them.

The thing is, we've learned over the last several months that Subway Stops and Chasing Cars don't reach readers packaged the way they are. When I told a good friend of mine (who is an avid contemporary romance reader) we were changing them, she looked at me with all the disappointment in the world and said, "But they're so cute!" So I said, "But if you didn't know who I was would you pick one of them up?" Her face immediately changed and she said, "You're right. I wouldn't give them a second thought."

These are standalone adult contemporary romances, people. With their current look, they appear to be YA or like a series you HAVE to read in order. Obviously, we would love for people to read all three stories. While it's great to get the entire story arc (and lovers of the series will tell you to start from the beginning), there's no reason you can't read Amber and Olle's story or Sam and Cole's without reading the other books first. We feel it's a disservice to Cole, Sam, Amber, and Olle if we don't do everything we can to get them into the hands of readers. We want everyone to know and love them as much as we do!

Here they are!

But, wait. I have more news! Other than the beautiful new covers? Yup. Steering away from matchy matchy covers, makes it A LOT easier for us to write more Paper Planes novels! You heard me. We have MORE planned! More standalone novels following other Flight 397 families—and maybe if you're lucky some characters you've grown to love with make a return. By branding each book differently it helps to give them their own identity. You can look for 'a paper planes novel' on the covers and know what you're getting—a Mindy Michele sweet romance sure to make you laugh, cry, and swoon!

Currently, Subway Stops is only available on Amazon.
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Chasing Cars Cover Reveal

IT'S HERE! IT'S HERE! Ain't it cute? We can't wait for you to read Amber and Olle's story! This cover was not an easy one to get right. Though a year ago when the Paper Planes Series idea came to fruition and we mocked up all the covers, by the time we finished Chasing Cars the cover just wasn't doing it for us anymore. So after a MILLION different mock-ups. Yup. A million. We got this baby. Apparently I can draw. Who knew? Again, a big thanks to Designs by Starla who executed our design!


Be sure to pre-order Chasing Cars TODAY for 99¢ from Nook or iBooks! Amazon pre-order will be coming soon! And if you haven't already read Paper Planes and Subway Stops, they are both on sale for 99¢ for a LIMITED TIME! Links are below!

Chasing Cars and the Lessons We Learned
Series: Paper Planes #3
Genre: Sweet, New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Rated: PG-13
Release Date: May16th

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On June 18, 1992, Flight 397 crashed off the coast of Long Island. 

After Amber Pratt lost her parents, her life turned into a downward spiral. So, she did what any twenty-one-year-old would do; she quit her life to backpack across Europe.

Olle Holström was supposed to be a fling in the wilds of Finland. A detour. That is all it should have been. 

It was so much more.

Olle pulls my chair out. Always a gentleman. “Thank you.”  
“Ole hyvä,” he says close to my ear, his hand brushing my bare shoulder as he takes the seat next to mine. Not across, the way he did during our meal at the fortress Monday.
Everything about this night feels different. Important. Shaking the meaning of our date away, I look at the menu the hostess left. English. Well, that’s a relief. I scoot forward in my seat and peruse the offerings. My leg bouncing on the toe of my fancy shoes with nerves.
“I imagine this might not be politically correct here, but I have to tell you I’ll be mildly irritated if you order the reindeer.”
He chuckles. “You do not eat deer in the States?”
“Deer, yes. Rudolph, no.”
His shoulders shake with suppressed laughter. “It is not much different, but for you, okei.”


Paper Planes and Other Things We Lost

Subway Stops and the Places We Meet

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Michele writes novels with fairytale love for everyday life. Romance is always central to her plots where the genres range from Coming of Age Fantasy and Drama to New Adult Romantic Suspense.

Having grown up in both the cold, quiet town of Topsham, Maine and the steamy, southern hospitality of Mobile, Alabama, Michele is something of an enigma. She is an avid Yankees fan, loves New England, being outdoors and misses snow. However she thinks southern boys are hotter, Alabama football is the only REAL football out there and sweet tea is the best thing this side of heaven and her children's laughter! 

Her family, an amazing husband and three awesome kids, have planted their roots in the middle of Michele's two childhood homes in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

Mindy is the youngest of six children and grew up in San Diego, California. After graduating from Brigham Young University-Idaho, Mindy discovered her passion for reading and writing. Mindy and her husband have been married for nine years and live in Summerville, South Carolina. 

She is the author of the YA fantasy series, The Faylinn Novels; the adult contemporary romance series, The Willowhaven Series; as well as the coming of age standalone, The Day That Saved Us.

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Subway Stops Cover Just For YOU

When the Paper Planes series was born Chele and I instantly knew what we wanted for our covers. Chele even when so far as to mock up all three back in April 2016! The torture us authors go through to keep covers secret. I tell you, man.

Well, since Subways Stops is set in NYC in the 90's (same as Paper Planes) our original stock image of NYC didn't include two very important buildings. So, I took it upon myself to draw our own! And let me tell you, I am not an artist (I am a doodler, at best), but I wanted to at least get a better visual with the right colors. Turns out Chele loved it, so we used it!

Our designer and friend, Starla Huchton (Designed by Starla) had to take the drawing of NYC and clean up the lines (no small feat, I might add!) because my drawing wasn't the right DPI. Dang tablet program. Starla worked her magic again and helped us pull together all the different elements into one absolutely darling cover! For real though, she went through ten or so background colors for us until we (okay, so I'm very indecisive, refer to TDTSU cover reveal post) agreed on the final.

The final result:


The blurb:

The details:
Subway Stops is the second book in the Paper Planes series and tells the continuing story of characters introduced in book one. It can be read on its own since the main characters are different, but there will be spoilers from Paper Planes included. If you want the entire story, we recommend you read them in order.

Genre: Clean Adult Contemporary Romance
Rating: PG-13
Availability: iBooks, Amazon, Kobo, B&N

Coming: February 16, 2017

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Stain Cover and Blurb Reveal

I've been holding on to this cover since April. Do you know how hard that is??? I originally planned on writing Stain a long time ago, but then TDTSU, Paper Planes, Glimmer, and Subway Stops happened.  This one is not one I've been able to pantster my way through. I've been plotting it ever since 2014. I even have a five page outline. I don't even know who I am anymore. Pantster, what? I've had the full jacket as my desktop for months, so I could stare at it every day. Okay Creations. really hit the mark. Sarah nails my vision every time. While it's still going to be awhile until this book comes, I couldn't hold the cover hostage any longer!

Genre: Psychological Thriller
Release Date: Fall 2017

A rock sensation.
A Hollywood starlet.
A reclusive journalist.

Accused of murdering his fiancé, Blake Collins drops from the radar. His chosen sanctuary? The girl he left behind.

Katarina Soloway is the one person Blake trusts to uncover the facts, but the further they dig, the more twisted the truth becomes.

When paths cross, no one is safe. Horrors always leave a mark. The stain of truth may never come clean.

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The full jacket is my FAVORITE!!!

The Evolution Of The Day That Saved Us

You know how The Day Duology was once one book? The Day That Saved Us. And then as the story evolved it made more sense for me to make it two books? So, it got two shiny new covers for The Day That Changed Us and The Day That Saved Us.

WELL. Forget all of that. The Day Duology is back to one book. I KNOW. Pick a concept and stick with it, Mindy. This is getting ridiculous. I promise this decision was not taken lightly. My editor is in the process of reading both books, and it made the most sense to combine them once again. So the good news is, rather than getting two shorter books, you'll be getting one LONG one! YAY! Hopefully, this is good news for most of you.

Now moving on to the important stuff, like well... what are you going to do about the cover now? Go back to the old one? Do a combination of the second two? The answer is: neither. The very first cover didn't feel quite right to go back to, so I enlisted the lovely Starla Huchton again (she has so much patience with me it's not even funny) to work out another new TDTSU cover with me. Let me just show you how much patience she has.

I present you, The Evolution Of 'The Day That Saved Us'.

Starla loves me. She really does. You counted right. There are 12 there, and that doesn't include all of the different test fonts on every one of them. I'm such a visual person, I have to see ALL THE OPTIONS. Some of these are actually from the very first round of cover mock ups. Some are more recent. Some I mocked up(so if they look amateur, they are...haha). Most of them Starla did. You may even recognize the original TDTSU cover in there. But none of them screamed at me that it was THE ONE! I wanted something new and refreshing and nothing was sitting right. UNTIL...

FINALLY, after design after design AFTER DESIGN, we found the winner! It encompasses everything I hoped it would. I'm praying y'all agree cuz it ain't changing! This is it. This is what you get! And if I try to change it again, tell me NO.


BEFORE life wasn’t perfect. Peyton Parker was grieving the loss of her father. Brodee Fisher was battling for control over his future with his father. But every summer their families came together to rejuvenate and lose themselves in the salt air of Cape Hatteras. Nothing could put a damper on the sun, sand, and surf.

AFTER everything changed.

NOW, I know what you really want to know is, when is it coming, Mindy?? You keep saying it's coming soon, but how soon?  Clearly, I've hit a few bumps along the way with this one, which is the biggest reason why I haven't given any release dates that I'd have to backtrack on. I want it to be perfect before it hits your hands. So, keep being patient. We're getting so close. Keep an eye out for it. I promise once I publish it I'll shout it from the mountaintops!

NEW The Prophecy of Tyalbrook Covers

My BFF Michele G. Miller worked with the same cover designer as I did and had the covers for her YA fantasy series redone as well. And they are GORGEOUS! If you haven't picked up the series yet, you should! The first book is ONLY $.99 and look at those covers! How can you pass it up?

Their journey began with a promise…

"I won’t let you fall. You will not die for me. I can’t live with that, Xander, and I would rather let them take me before I let them kill you.” He opened his mouth to argue, but I held up my hand. “Don’t argue it. There’s no point. I’ve made up my mind.”

He shook his head, but didn’t argue. Instead, he promised as he always did, “If anything happens to you… if we get separated, if you martyr yourself… anything, Skye. As long as I am breathing, I will always find you. Always.”

Those were precisely the words I’d counted on him saying.

AN ORPHAN with no memory of her past and no hope for her future.
A GUARDIAN determined to keep her safe.
A DESTINY neither of them expected.

Two souls desperate to discover the truth about the past and determined to save their future…

The usual warmth I felt deep in my soul when Xander was near me was beginning to dull. Yet I still remembered the warning: “Be careful, my Princess…you will lose all you love before you can win what you want.”

I could feel it; she hadn’t been here. Two days of hell, riding as fast as we could and only taking small breaks, and yet she had outrun us. How?

A PRINCESS set on regaining her Kingdom and protecting those she loves…
A GUARDIAN who will stop at nothing to find the woman who stole his heart…
An EVIL FORCE who will destroy everything they know in order to have power over all…

The journey continues in Never Let You Go, book two in The Prophecy of Tyalbrook Series.

Michele writes novels with fairy tale love for everyday life. Romance is always central to her plots where the genres range from Coming of Age Fantasy and Drama to New Adult Romantic Suspense.

Having grown up in both the cold, quiet town of Topsham, Maine and the steamy, southern hospitality of Mobile, Alabama, Michele is something of an enigma. She is an avid Yankees fan, loves New England, being outdoors and misses snow. However she thinks southern boys are hotter, Alabama football is the only REAL football out there and sweet tea is the best thing this side of heaven and her children's laughter!

Her family, an amazing husband and three awesome kids, have planted their roots in the middle of Michele's two childhood homes in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Me Without You Cover Reveal

I can't believe I forgot to reveal the Me Without You cover on here! It's about time I do that, huh?? Me Without You, Willowhaven book 2, will be out March 2015! I'm sorry I don't have a more exact release date yet.


Since her father's abandonment eight years ago, Alix Fink has done everything in her power to keep her family's affairs private. She’s as closed off as they come, but Aiden Ballard wants to remedy that. Though it’s been a losing battle, Aiden has been desperate to win Alix’s heart for years.

Everyone knows Aiden Ballard’s parent’s lives were lost in a fatal car accident when he was sixteen, but only Aiden knows what really happened that fateful night; something he’s been desperate to hide from everyone for the last nine years—especially from Alix.

In the small town of Willowhaven, secrets have a way of revealing themselves. Alix and Aiden couldn’t be farther from perfect, but they couldn’t be more perfect for each other. When their secrets rise to the surface, they must overcome them or face a lifetime of loneliness.

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Thank you to Okay Creations for another beautiful cover!

Thank you to Okay Creations for another beautiful cover!

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Luminary Cover Reveal

The day has come for the cover we've all been waiting for! (Well... at least I have.) The Luminary cover is probably my favorite of the Faylinn books. It's simply perfect. Everything I imagined it would and more! Sarah Hansen has done it again my friends.

Cover Design by  Okay Creations

Cover Design by Okay Creations

Heartbroken and a prisoner in her own castle, it is time for Calliope to take matters into her own hands. Mere days remain until she is bound to Sakari and the Waking Oak is destroyed. It seems hopeless, but Calliope is determined to fight.

Loyal to the core, Sakari has always respected and followed his father’s direction, but Adair is pushing boundaries Sakari isn’t sure he wants to cross. Yet remaining loyal to his kingdom may hurt the ones he loves the most.

Kai has a plan to save Faylinn. It’s risky and will require a sacrifice that may cost him his life, but if he doesn’t try, Calliope will be lost to him forever.

War in Faylinn is fast approaching. Hearts will be broken. Sacrifices will be made. Lives will be lost. Only the strongest will be left standing.

RELEASE DATE: September 4, 2014

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The Faylinn Series:

Faylinn Book One

Faylinn Book One

Mindy Hayes

Faylinn Book Two

Faylinn Book Two

Mindy is the author of the YA Fantasy Faylinn series, Kaleidoscope (Faylinn #1), and Ember (Faylinn #2), as well as the Contemporary Romance, Me After You (Willowhaven #1). Currently, she's working on Luminary (Faylinn #3) and Me Without You (Willowhaven #2).

She grew up in San Diego, California exploring her interest for singing and playing the piano. Mindy first discovered her passion for reading when she had to make her first flight alone to South Carolina to visit her, then, fiancé. Her love for writing followed shortly after. Mindy and her husband have now been married for six years and live in Summerville, South Carolina.

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Promise Me Forever Cover Reveal AND Giveaway

Remember when I told y'all about Sarah Ashley Jones who I just happened upon last year, who I went to middle/high school with, who is now a self-published author, who is now one of my Fierce Five? And remember her book Promise Me This? WELL. Now she's releasing Promise Me Forever which is the ending to Charlie and Jhett's story. And y'all get a first look at the cover! Squeeee! It's so pretty :)

We join Grapevine Book Tours in presenting the new cover for:
Cover designed by Okay Creations
Promise Me Forever by Sarah Ashley Jones Promise Me Forever #1.5 Publication: March 17th, 2014 New Adult Contemporary Romance | Novella
Charlie Jennings and Jhett Hudson knew that a single moment could change everything. It took them one song to find each other, one question to give them a chance, one kiss to fall in love, and one night to almost lose it all. But they had one thing other couples lack—pure, unconditional love—and that takes more than a moment to walk away from.Falling in love is only the beginning. Forever is what happens next.


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Sarah Ashley Jones was raised in San Diego, California, but currently wrangles her husband and three dogs in Clarksville, Tennessee. When she’s not writing she works in a pottery studio and comes home covered in paint on a daily basis. She has a slightly unhealthy obsession with cupcakes and chapstick. She is an eternal optimist and can often be found dancing and singing to music at any given time. It’s rare to see her not smiling or laughing, but if you do, just bring her a cupcake and it will cheer her up. Her huge imagination was always in overdrive as a child and now she is beyond excited to put it to good use as an adult. She plans to write as long as she has stories that need to be told.

Three (3) eBooks of Promise Me Forever (and book one, Promise Me This) by Sarah Ashley Jones {INT}
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