Hurrah! I just got my cover art for Haunted Honeymoon (Casa Dracula Book 4) and I wanted to share it with all of you first. Last week when I was blogging about blue/black cover schemes, I secretly wished for one, but didn't think I would get one since my previous covers have been red/black/white. So I was thrilled when my editor sent this to me.
I also love the artwork. Although the model doesn't look the way I've pictured Milagro, my heroine, she definitely has Milagro's playful sensuality. Yes, this is a girl who will find fabulous men, trouble, and parties. This is easily my favorite cover to date. (Although I'm still very fond of the fun and sexy Russian covers.)
The cool blue/black scheme also compliments the fab blue/black cover that Amanda at LoveVampires designed for The Shadow Girl, which she called "Bloody brilliant!"
If The Shadow Girl sells, I'll probably have to remove it as a free read on Scribd, where it has been the #1 YA novel for weeks now. You still have time to read it for free now. Rachael at Enchanted By Books has written a review and says:
The writing is absolutely addictive and I could not put this book down for a second. When I wasn’t reading it, I was thinking about it. The suspense, mystery, romance and paranormal all together make a very exciting book that is sure to impress readers of various genres.Thanks, Rachael! The publisher wants to know if I have any blurbs for this book so your comments and reviews really help me get this sold. If you've read the book and want to share a comment, just send me an email!
The Annual Vampire Con starts today and runs through the weekend in Los Angeles, and the Los Angeles Times has an interview with the organizers, Wendi Mirabella and Lotti Pharriss Knowles:
“We like vampires who are sexy and threatening – and who adhere to that role of a predator,” said Knowles, co-producer of V-Con. “There are those threads throughout the mythology, but every generation puts their own tweak or spin on it.”You can learn more about the event at Vampire Con's website. You know, I used to be able to add a link to my photos and then Google/Blogger changed the formating so I can't. Well, I can, but it's a lot more work and annoying. I just tried and will see if my effort works.
NEW BOOK LISTS: Patricia Altner has a great list of new book releases and summaries over at Patricia's Vampire Notes. The classic red/black/white covers are still popular. Taschima at Bloody Bookaholic has covers and descriptions of upcoming Young Adult reads.
GRATUITOUS VIDEOS OF THE DAY
Congratulations to the US Team, who won yesterday's match in the World Cup and is now advancing in the rounds! I don't know much about soccer, aka football, but I highly recommend you watch at least a little of the games every day to see these phenomenal athletes.
Wait through the first 45 seconds of this video and it gets way better.