Covering History

4 Mar

I just finished watching The Bible on the History Channel. I have four words: DIS A POINT ING. I don’t know why I relied on the History Channel to accurately depict history. Call me naïve, but I figured their name alone might suggest that they’re interested in shows that teach us about, history. My bad.While no one can truly ascertain what many of the famous characters in the bible looked like (including Noah, Moses, and Abraham), I know the ancient Egyptians didn’t look like the folks they showed. I won’t get into all the controversial facts–like how Egypt is Africa, and only people of color would have been able to flourish there in the blazing desert sun.

Any level of basic research will show you what the ancient Egyptians looked like. Oh, and it helps if you actually visit the country like I did in 2010. I was not at all surprised to see Egyptians whose skin color mirrored my own. And in Aswan (a mere 11 hours from Cairo) there were so many shades of black and brown, I felt like I was at the Essence Festival!

Aswan is located in what used to be ancient Nubia, the setting for my historical romance, PHARAOH’S DESIRE. I’m scheduled to release the sequel, GODDESS in a few months. In the meantime, I’m excited to unveil my new covers. Yep, that’s right: covers. I like them both, but as you know, there can only be one. So, will you help me choose?

Please vote in the poll below. Whichever cover garners the most votes will be the one I choose. Also, be on the lookout for GODDESS on April 10th. One thing you can be sure of is there will be plenty of drama, steamy sex, and most important, historical accuracy.

Cover A

Cover A

Goddess Cover B

Cover B

 

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2 Responses to “Covering History”

  1. Shawn Dalton-Smith March 4, 2013 at 4:01 am #

    Blond haired blue eyed Hebrew? Never understood that. But bible movies have always depicted Jesus that way.

    • chantarandblog March 4, 2013 at 4:13 am #

      So true! I guess anything goes when you’re trying to sell cable subscriptions and pull in more viewers.

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