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Friday, June 6, 2014


I'm a sucker for a great cover. Sometimes I think I write just so Damonza and Liliana Sanches will make covers for me. Covers are a promise to the reader. They promise the quality of the tale inside the pages. Books need to live up to their covers and covers need to live up to their books. For this hop, I want to share with you some of my favorite covers. I've provided novel blurbs and Amazon links to these amazing promises tucked inside such beautiful images. Don't forget to enter the hop-wide giveaway below. The details for my giveaway are listed below.



London, 1861. Impoverished noble Cara has a simple mission after the strange death of her father - sell off his damned collection of priceless artifacts. Her plan goes awry when aristocratic beauties start dying of broken hearts, an eight inch long brass key hammered through their chests. A killer hunts amongst the nobility, searching for a regal beauty and an ancient Egyptian relic rumored to hold the key to immortality.

Her Majesty's Enforcers are in pursuit of the murderer and they see a connection between the gruesome deaths and Cara. So does she, somewhere in London her father hid Nefertiti's Heart, a fist sized diamond with strange mechanical workings. Adding further complication to her life, notorious crime lord, Viscount Nathaniel Lyons is relentless in his desire to lay his hands on Cara and the priceless artifact. If only she could figure out his motive.

Self-preservation fuels Cara's search for the gem. In a society where everyone wears a mask to hide their true intent, she needs to figure out who to trust, before she makes a fatal mistake.


Click to Amazon: The Grave Winner by Lindsay Loucks

Leigh Baxton is terrified her mom will come back from the dead -- just like the prom queen did.

While the town goes beehive over the news, Leigh bikes to the local cemetery and buries some of her mom's things in her grave to keep her there. When the hot and mysterious caretaker warns her not to give gifts to the dead, Leigh cranks up her punk music and keeps digging.

She should have listened.

Two dead sorceresses evicted the prom queen from her grave to bury someone who offered certain gifts. Bury them alive, that is, then resurrect them to create a trio of undead powerful enough to free the darkest sorceress ever from her prison inside the earth.

With help from the caretaker and the dead prom queen, Leigh must find out what's so special about the gifts she gave, and why the sorceresses are stalking her and her little sister. If she doesn't, she'll either lose another loved one or have to give the ultimate gift to the dead - herself.


Click to Amazon: The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon


West Hall, Vermont, has always been a town of strange disappearances and old legends. The most mysterious is that of Sara Harrison Shea, who, in 1908, was found dead in the field behind her house just months after the tragic death of her daughter, Gertie. Now, in present day, nineteen-year-old Ruthie lives in Sara's farmhouse with her mother, Alice, and her younger sister, Fawn. Alice has always insisted that they live off the grid, a decision that suddenly proves perilous when Ruthie wakes up one morning to find that Alice has vanished without a trace. Searching for clues, she is startled to find a copy of Sara Harrison Shea's diary hidden beneath the floorboards of her mother's bedroom. As Ruthie gets sucked deeper into the mystery of Sara's fate, she discovers that she's not the only person who's desperately looking for someone that they've lost. But she may be the only one who can stop history from repeating itself.

I love all my covers but I was really excited about the cover for my forthcoming novel Lady Macbeth; Wyrd Queen of Scotland. This cover is by Liliana Sanches. The novel will be released later this summer:

Coming Soon!

 
Something wicked this way comes . . .


Gruoch is born to rule, but long before she becomes Lady Macbeth, ancient forces claim her soul.


Marked by the old gods of Pagan Scotland, Gruoch learns arcane wizardry from the Wyrd Sisters and meets her true love, a druid named Banquo. But when powerful forces play with her fate, Gruoch finds herself married to Macbeth and the reigning Queen of Scotland, for better or worse. Can she fulfill her destiny without blood on her hands?

In this retelling of Shakespeare’s classic work, Lady Macbeth leads readers through an unforgettable tale of magic, love, and inescapable destiny.


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2) What's your favorite cover? Please share a link if you like!   

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31 comments:

  1. 1) Meri B.

    2)I love, love, love the cover of S.L. Jennings' Fear of Falling! it's absolutely gorgeous! Also loved the cover of Cora Hawkes' Rocked under, but that could be just because I loved the book so much haha :) oh and Alexandra Adornetto's Halo is also incredibly gorgeous!

    thank you for this fantastic giveaway! =)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and for sharing your favorite covers, Meri! I'll check them out :)

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  2. Follow under Stephanie Fredrick
    I love the covers of the London Steampunk series by Bec Mcmaster. They are so beautiful.

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    1. I love Bec's covers too, Steph! Thanks for stopping by and good luck!

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  3. I have signed up as Wanda Craighead. I really like Gena Showalter's cover for Black and Blue.

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    1. Oohh, just took a look. That's lovely! Thanks for stopping in!

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  4. Mailing List - Mary Preston - marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

    The cover for CLOUD ATLAS by David Mitchell is incredibly beautiful.

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    1. I like that one too, Mary! Best wishes in the giveaway

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  5. I subscribed under Melissa Crisp leighannecrisp at yahoo dot com.
    Right now my favorite cover is Bound to the Fallen.
    http://www.amazon.com/Bound-Fallen-Prophecy-Stevie-Cole-ebook/dp/B00I78HDFW/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1402156444&sr=1-1&keywords=bound+to+the+fallen

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    1. Those are really eye-catching, thanks for sharing, and good luck in the giveaway!

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    2. Congrats, Melissa, you are my winner!

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  6. Signed up under evamillien at gmail dot com. There are so many great ones out there, that I don't really have a favorite.

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    1. Thanks for stopping in, Eva! May the odds be ever in your favor :)

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  7. I love the covers from Kristen Painter's House of Comarre series

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com (subscribed)

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  8. My favorites are the covers of the Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost.

    Signed up to the mailing list.
    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. That's a great cover! Thanks so much for entering!

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  9. Signed up for your mailing list...
    angelheart618@gmail.com

    And some of my favorite covers are from Laurann Dohners New Species series

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    1. Very cool covers! Thank you for stopping by and for entering!

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  10. Followed under Kristen Noel/prettylittlepages [at] gmail [dot] com.

    My favorite cover is These Broken Stars! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  11. Subscriber Anne M.

    I don't have one favorite cover, but I do think the Steampunk genre tend to have the most striking, visually interesting and detailed covers.

    acm05atjuno.com

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  12. signed up under Karin Shaim cookiesmasher5@yahoo.com

    and I don't have a certain cover that I like more than other but I love eyecatching covers, with vibrant colors and lovely dresses

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    1. I like the big dress covers as well :)

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  13. Signed up as sienkiel1821 at yahoo dot com
    I'm not sure which cover is my favorite. There are so many that are awesome and eye catching! I really like the ones you posted too!

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    1. Thank you! And thanks for stopping by!

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  14. I have signed up for your mailing list using the name Tista Ray.

    My favorite color is red (as it's the color of love). As a romance novel lover, I love to see book covers with shades of red in the background as well.

    ladyunwritten[AT]gmail[DOT]com

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    1. It is very eye catching! Thanks for stopping by and good luck!

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  15. This giveaway is now closed. Random.org chose Melissa as the winner!

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