Voice–An Erotic Tale of Nonphysical Love

Voice. (© 2015, F. P. Dorchak and Lon Kirschner)

Voice. (© 2015, F. P. Dorchak and Lon Kirschner)

I must admit, this cover near brought tears to my eyes!

Here—at last!—is the title and cover for my sexy new paranormal/ psychological mainstream (erotica?) novel, due late July/early August! Yes, the genre is mixed, but it will make for quite the steamy summer read!


The cover is yet another awesome, amazing, incredible, extraordinary effort by Lon Kirschner, of Kirschner Caroff Design Inc., out of East Chatham, NY! Lon did my ERO cover, and he continues to deliver extraordinary results! I first met Lon through author/teacher/musician all-around-Renaissance Man Marc Schuster, and Marc’s book, The Grievers.

I love everything about this cover!

I love the artwork. The spacing. The blackness. I love the blue of the lady and my name…what Lon did with the title—look closely at it and you’ll see the Adirondack Mountains…see and hear loons on the lake…smell the must of the woods—and the mysterious woman against the black background simply gives me chills.

This cover is absolutely stunning!

It packs a powerful, emotional punch to me on levels I simply can’t explain. Don’t want to. I want it to rip my innards, my soul apart…I want to feel the impending torment, tribulation, and mystery this artwork foreshadows….

I just can’t stop looking at it.

I love all my covers, but I have to say…this…may well be my favorite.

Check out this post on Lon’s work.

Not only am I psyched by revealing the cover artwork, but also finally being able to voice the title of this novel out into the world! It has been a real effort keeping it under wraps! It feels so goood!

Despite the paranormal/supernatural elements, this is the most mainstream effort I’ve ever produced. As I’ve mentioned before, it also features some quite explicit sex scenes and is not for the easily offended. Voice is a density of story…a love story…one of families…and a search for meaning in one’s life. Pain. Redemption. It has supernatural/paranormal elements, but not in a “monstery” way. In a deeply psychological, maybe even uncomfortable way. It may actually make you squirm a little as you sit and read it. It is a story I could not put down…could not put away. Sixteen years in the making, it kept whispering to me…calling out to me. It is my most daring effort. It will be sad to let it go…to stop working on it…stop thinking about it….

It touches me deeply…largely, perhaps, because of the setting…the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York, where I grew up and continue to visit once a year. I so love that region, with its ancient mountains and dark, mysterious waters (another novel is forthcoming about this region and the dark, foreboding waters…). But I also love the characters…so flawed…so well-meaning…so enigmatic. It’s about what seemingly normal people who are conflicted…in love…do. How they wrestle with their demons. What they might do in the dark corners of their lives away from prying eyes….

What do you do in the wee hours of the night…and is it something you’re proud of?

It is fair to say I’m in love with this story.


The current status of Voice is that I am inputting copyediting redlines from my final reader. I then have to have the manuscript formatted for both e-book and trade softcopy (yes, I am doing both, the e-book first; I also hope to create an advance order selection on Amazon). The formatting could take as little as a week or as much as 2-3. So, this puts it at a late July or early August release. Stay tuned!

And in the next week or so look for a “faux interview” with me by one of the characters of Voice!

As always, feel free to use and e-mail and plaster the cover graphic around the globe—but, please, give proper copyright attribution to Lon and myself. If you’d like the actual files, request a review copy, e-mail me at fpdorchak at fpdorchak dot com, and as soon as they’re available, I’ll send them out!

And, write up a review once you’ve read it! Send me the link!

Thank you all for your support!

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Upmarket paranormal fiction author. I write gritty, Twilight Zone-like fiction. Please check out my website: https://www.fpdorchak.com/! Thank you for stopping by!
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22 Responses to Voice–An Erotic Tale of Nonphysical Love

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  2. That really is a stunning cover. Congratulations to you for hooking up with a designer like Lori!

  3. Wendy Brydge says:

    I’ve gotten terribly behind with everyone’s blogs, but I saw this post and couldn’t not come and wish you much success with the new book, Frank!

    I’m curious about your cover design process — did you already have the design in mind and Lon polished it and brought it to life, or was this completely out of Lon’s head (with maybe a suggestion or two from you)? Always interested to learn about other people’s process. 🙂

    • fpdorchak says:

      Well, thanks, Wendy! I, too, am woefully behind on other-blog-reading, though I kinda began catching up today! I’m trying to finish up my final Voice editing….

      The cover: of all my novels, this was the most difficult one for me! I had no clear image of what it should be! Years ago (1999), when I was actively still creating the story, I thought maybe some red lips on a black background. Lips with a wry smile. But, ehhhh, it still wasn’t quite “right.” I had planned on using Lon for this cover since ERO (2013), and maybe even further back, with my Marc Schuster review (2012). I really love it that Lon reads the *entire* manuscript then comes up with his *own* idea! On this one the first draft had a different image behind the title that just didn’t work for me…so we emailed, I sent my Pinterest link (https://www.pinterest.com/fpdorchak/voice/) and he told me he had a neat idea, and—voila!—this is what he sent! It was that easy! So, for ERO, it was entirely out of Lon’s head, and for Voice, it *was* a collaboration! I really love his work!

      Thanks for the great question and for stopping by!

      • Wendy Brydge says:

        That’s fantastic that Lon reads the entire piece first. There’s few things that bug me more than a book whose cover turns out to have NOTHING to do with the story. I really don’t like that. I’m very much a “judge a book by its cover” kinda gal — literally! — so I rely on the cover art to be a faithful representation of what I’m going to find in those pages. Kudos to Lon for being a true professional and going that extra mile to get the job done right.

        This cover has a great balance to it, something (I think) is often absent from a lot of cover art today. So allow me to tip my hat to the two of you for this design. It’s wonderful that you could collaborate and that you’re so happy with the finished product!

        • fpdorchak says:

          Thank you, Wendy, that’s very kind of you to do so! :-] And it IS rare that cover artists read the entIre work! They usually get reductions and paraphrased summaries. Lon is truly one-in-a-million!

          Hope you enjoy the read, if it so captures your interest!

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