Beginning with the third book of the Grand Slam Trilogy,
I began to include deeper references to the story with my cover images.
Some of them are obvious, others are not.
Today, it's become an integral part of my life as Layla.
This page is dedicated to those covers that include Easter eggs.
Hover over each cover to read about the significance of the image!
The Catchers Mitt
Gage is the catcher on his baseball team.
Tony uses some red satin fabric to restrain Karen in the bedroom.
Microphone & Blue Lipstick
Lee uses a retro microphone.
Amelia gave him a blue lipstick print to take on tour with him.
The drum set music is for "Hey Jude," reflecting the significance of Jude's role in this story.
Noah and Michaela in binary code.
Protractors & Triangle
Some tools of Heath's trade.
You know, the shot.
Background, Blossom & Hawk
The silver clouds of another realm.
Translations of Aiyana & Chetan.
Flowers given to Sarah by Everett as a double exposure.
Background & Bracelet
Connor's crafty creation.
Background & Steam Whistle
Nod to Worldwide Local.
Background & Tattoo Heart
Ink cups for tattooing and a heart tattoo with room for two names.
Open Book & Flame
Symbolizing Jojo and Luke's careers.
Gage's 'office' when he plays.
Stained Glass Window & Interlocking Hearts
The stained glass window from the church where Gage and Nicole get married combined with the interlocking hearts on their wedding bands.
Wrought Iron Headboard
Leonora and Marco take turns handcuffing each other to his bed.
Arika has several lilies tattooed on her right arm and shoulder.
Goddess Symbol & Colors
The heart is a variation of the goddess symbol, which is what James calls Denise.
The colors are for her red hair and his black hair.
Book & Guitar
Melisa is a librarian and Liam plays lead guitar for Roll With It.
Guitar Color & Music
The guitar is green, referencing the color shirt Eli was wearing when she auditioned for Roll With It.
The music notates a suspension, referencing the title.
Color & Needle
The color references a dress Jane wore for Jeff.
The needle references her profession and something Jeff gives her at the end of the story.
Pointe Shoe with Piercing
Drexel is a fan of multiple piercings.
Autumn is the principal dancer at the city's ballet company.
Mary had to use a spreadsheet for her job.
Every good coach needs a whistle.
High Heels & Orchid
Christine's guilty pleasure is Emery's weakness.
Christine's favorite flower.
440 Hockey Stick Stripe & Jerry Tattoo
From Ezra's '71 'Cuda.
Tattoos are their shared passion.
The shears are for Monroe's profession.
Look in the mirror.
Gold Dust & Swirl
The power that saves Catori and the symbol of her name.
Film Background, Lens Cover & Roman Numerals
Ella's profession, how Braxton remembered her, and the name of the club.
The red wine stain.
The red wine stain.
Background & Triquetra
Concrete warehouse floor.
The symbol that solves the mystery.
Background & Flower
Ava's favorite flower.
Faces of the theatre.
Background & Glass
Background & Flipping Coin
Sonogram white noise.
Background & Lotus Flower
A stormy sea.
Scales of Justice & Initials
Shawn's course content.
The initials of their last names.
Single Hearts & Colored Pencil
A symbol of coming together.
Gavin's course content.
Heart & Heart Rate
Their love and Marina's chosen career path.