In the meantime, I will simply comment on how fabulous and hunk-o-yummy it is.
My professional (non-writing) reputation involves keeping my mouth tightly shut, so no problem there. HIPPA compliant to a fault. And there were palpitations when I looked at the Immortal Flame cover, so that counts as a medical condition. Thus, lips sealed.
But the other aspect of that professional rep is that I stay exceptionally calm in the center of all everloving hell breaking loose. When I'm super passionate and energized, 99% of the time it's about saving lives, patient care, quality, etc.. It doesn't help to panic or get flustered.
Not this time!
I downloaded that cover and actually got verklempt. Not sniffles and stuff, but more big cheesy grin, small amount of drooling, and the fabulous realization that this book thing is going down. Not just theoretical, but for real. I suppose it could all torpedo in a minute, but it seems more likely than not that it'll get published, now that there's an honest-to-pete official cover.
Trust me, you'll love it. I'm super picky, and this cover has me stoked. Even my husband, who is most assuredly NOT into romance, thought the cover was "cool". (He then asked to be in a future cover, something to show off his "guns." I gently broke the news that short bald guys weren't generally on romance book covers.)
Call me shallow, but I'd buy this book based on the yum-factor on the front cover. Can't you see it? You've had a long week at work, you see this eye candy on the front cover, and go "yeah, I'm escaping with THAT book tonight."
As soon as possible, I'll post the official cover! Yahoo!