Cover Reveal – Bayou Bound by Linda Joyce

Everyone, it is my pleasure to host Linda Joyce and her beautiful new book and cover. Please welcome and say hi to Linda——Jill James


Hi there! I am a self-appointed ambassador of Louisiana and the city of New Orleans. It’s a place steeped in magic…and may be little voodoo, too.

It doesn’t matter where you are—New Orleans, East Coast, West Coast or where—waiting is a cruel game. I’ve been waiting for THE email that would deliver my next book cover. Anticipation sent me to stress eating—popcorn every night.

A cover release, just like a book release requires the patience of a saint. But Lord knows, I’m not one.

But it’s here now! The cover reveal for Bayou Bound, the second book in the Fleur de Lis series.

perf5.000x8.000.inddIntroducing Biloxi Dutrey and Nick Trahan in Bayou Bound.

Biloxi Dutrey grounds her jet-setting photography career and returns to Mississippi when she learns her family home, Fleur De Lis, is headed for financial ruin. She plans to save it by scooping up the job of Keeper. But that means breaking tradition, and her family isn’t cooperating. 


Veterinarian Nick Trahan is new in town and wants folks to stop matchmaking. He won’t settle for just a pretty face. He wants the perfect woman, one who believes in family and commitment—the exact opposite of his parents.


Nick rescues Biloxi during a raging storm, but the squall is tame compared to the tempest between them. Soon they experience the backlash from the long-standing feud between their families. If Biloxi surrenders her dreams for Fleur de Lis and toes the line with tradition, will she also be forced to give up on “forever love” due to the hate their families still harbor?

Want to know more? Here’s an excerpt just for you:

While standing in front of the doors, he could see her eyes. He wished he’d invited her to his house for a drink and some music. He wasn’t ready for the evening to end.

“Dinner was wonderful. Thank you, Nick. I had a great time. The Chateau is an interesting find.” Biloxi held out her hand. She wanted a handshake?

Grasping her hand, he pulled her close. “Say ‘yes, Nick,’” he whispered close to her ear.

“To flying?” she whispered back, her breath quickening.

“To flying. And this.”

He cupped her face with his hands. His thumbs caressed the soft smoothness of her cheeks. He bent and touched his lips to hers. When she didn’t resist, he deepened the kiss. Everything about her felt right. The form of her body molded to his. Her arms circled his waist. She kissed him back. She was warm and smooth and heaven in his arms.

A porch light flicked on. The door opened. Biloxi pulled out of his reach.

“I don’t mean to interrupt,” Greta whispered. “Your great grandmother is asking for you.” Greta closed the door. The porch light snapped off.

The release date is still unknown, but soon, very soon. Stay tuned for news. I’ll be giving away lots of books!

In the meantime, if you’re behind in the story, Branna and James are waiting for you in Bayou Born.

Happy Reading!

Linda Joyce


Twitter: @LJWriter

Please leave a comment and thank Linda for sharing her lovely cover!  Thanks, Jill James



12 thoughts on “Cover Reveal – Bayou Bound by Linda Joyce

  1. Jill,

    Thank you so much for having over to “your place.” I’m thrilled with the cover for Bayou Bound. It represents the setting and shows what a bayou really looks like in winter, which is when the story is set..

    Warmest Regards,
    Linda Joyce


  2. Anonymous

    Love the cover. I can’t wait to read about Biloxi and Nick. I hope we learn how she came to be named after a town in Mississippi.


    1. Anonymous,

      Thank you for leaving a note. 🙂 The Bayou in Winter has a very special look.

      As for Miss Biloxi, you’ll learn how she got her name. Her sister is Nola. Her brother is Linc. Each one may have a story in the future.


    1. Linda,

      Thanks for the good wishes. Did you know that Romantic Times is having their Readers convention in New Orleans in May 2014? I’m thinking of offering a FREE tour of the French Quarter. Want to go shopping with me?


      Linda Joyce


  3. Mary,

    I’m so glad you like the cover. I hope you’ll enjoy the journey of Nick and Biloxi…as soon as the book is released. I’m waiting on pins and needles for that date!


    Linda Joyce


    1. Alicia,

      I think The Wild Rose Press did an awesome job with this cover. It’s keeping with the Fleur de Lis series and really represents the setting and the time of year. I’m very excited.

      Linda Joyce


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