Yes, it's a cover, courtesy of Fiona Jayde, who also did the cover for The Good Boy.
December 17, you guys! Mark your calendars! (Mine's still on June, but you might be more organised than I am.)
I always like getting covers. They're like Christmas presents. They're like that odd sense of anticipation you got as a kid, when you knew what you wanted but you were afraid to get your hopes up in case it was underwear again. But then it turned out it was a bike, just like you asked for!
And no, I'm not just making that analogy because The Boy Who Belonged is a Christmas story.
Okay, fine, I am. You got me.
Also, it's starting to feel a lot like Christmas, right? I say that as an Australian, since we don't celebrate Halloween much, and don't have a Thanksgiving at all, so there are no pesky holidays I need to get out of the way first. No, Christmas is the next cab off the rank for me.
And as much as I dislike the fact that the Christmas displays are already in the shops, it really is starting to feel like that time of the year. By which I mean, of course, the following:
1. It's getting hot.
2. The mangoes are almost ripe.
3. The rain has come.
I've heard about these white Christmases though. One of these days I'm going to get me one of those.
Oh, and I should add, if you can stand any more of my rambling, you should visit A.B. Gayle's blog, where I'm doing a lot more of it!