2940011487101_p0_v3_s260x420Author: Vivi Anna
Series: Billionaires After Dark, #1
Release Date: December 4, 2014
Pages: 52
Reviewed by: Sheri
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The Werewolf Liaison: part one – After a terrible accident in the ambulance, EMT Olivia Jordan didn’t expect to wake up chained to a bed. The tall dark sexy man holding her prisoner is not what she expected either. But Garrick Blackthorn’s not your everyday kidnapper, no, there’s something extraordinary about him. Something that attracts Olivia. Something dark and secret.

(originally published as Bad to the Bone: Blackthorn Wolves, #1, 2005, 2011)

 

After reading the synopsis, I couldn’t wait to get started. I enjoy a good paranormal romance, and who doesn’t like being chained to a bed by a tall, dark sexy man? Having read and loved many of Vivi Anna’s stories from Harlequin’s Nocturne series, I was looking forward to the first novella in her Blackthorn Wolves Series. Unfortunately, the two main characters never had a chance to grow in such a short story. Olivia and Garrick were likeable, but there wasn’t enough development for me to really connect to them.

The opening scene was at a McDonald’s restaurant. There was a reference to Olivia’s bad eating habits and her pants … which I didn’t get. Maybe it was an attempt at a joke. I’m unsure why it was referred to in the first place.

Then, faster than the blink of an eye, Olivia’s world turned upside down. She’s taken against her will, woke up chained to a wall in a basement, presumably by a psycho-killer, yet in the next paragraph she’s all hot and bothered for him. Really??? This story was labeled romance, not erotica, so Olivia’s nonchalant response to her dire situation didn’t seem like a reasonable reaction.

But then they have a heart to heart talk, where Garrick confesses that he is a Werewolf. She accepts this unknown world, and everything that he says, way too easily. Less than 24 hours and she is prepared to make life-changing decisions and become a werewolf. Ugh…. Maybe it would have been more believable if there was some kind of mating magnetism that drew them together, some world building or long-forgotten paranormal memories so that the puzzle pieces fell into place. As it was, her extreme acceptance without any real thought to the consequences shocked me, especially after her age is revealed. Having Garrick read Olivia’s full date of birth from her driver’s licenses wasn’t necessary. Not only did it age the character, making the book no longer timeless, but also at forty-nine years old, one might think Olivia would be more levelheaded. I pictured a much younger person based on her behavior and the way she talked.

In terms of expectations, this one didn’t match up. I was continually pulled out of the story, wondering why and what was going on or looking back to confirm I didn’t miss any vital information. Then the blurb said she was chained to a bed when in reality she was chained to a wall. The interactions between them felt forced at times and not believable, so I never saw them as a real couple. Which is good since the ending includes an awkward cliffhanger, one that leaves Garrick craving the taste of her blood again, yet not once did he bite her anywhere in the text of this story.

Too much was missing to make this first installment a solid start to The Werewolf Liaison series. Literally, it was just way too quick to make it realistic. She was kidnapped, she was turned on, they had sex, another wolf attacked her, and then Garrick made her go away … the end.

Would I read the next book in the series?  Yes, but only if it is longer. It ended so abruptly, and I hate not knowing what happens next. Vivi Anna is a talented full-length novel writer and tells a wonderful story, but in my opinion her gift falls short in novellas.

   

Excerpt Blast: THE SURRENDER GATE by Christopher Rice

Posted February 20, 2015 By Jennifer

I met Christopher Rice at last year’s RT Book Lover’s convention in New Orleans, and was SOOOOO looking forward to spending more time chatting with him at this year’s Coastal Magic Convention. I’d been following him on social media for a while (he’s hilarious!!), and I LOVED his novella for the 1001 Dark Nights series, THE FLAME. He’s just as funny and charming in person, and he seems to genuinely enjoy talking to fans/readers and having interesting conversations. That all makes today’s post a lot of fun for me, as we’re sharing an excerpt from the first full length novel in his Desire Exchange erotic paranormal series, THE SURRENDER GATE.

The Desire Exchange_300dpi_NOVEL 2Emily Blaine’s life is about to change. Arthur Benoit, the kindly multi-millionaire who has acted as her surrogate father for years, has just told her he’s leaving her his entire estate, and he only has a few months to live. Soon Emily will go from being a restaurant manager with a useless English degree to one of the richest and most powerful women in New Orleans. There’s just one price. Arthur has written a letter to his estranged son Ryan he hopes will mend the rift between them, and he wants Emily to deliver the letter before it’s too late. But finding Ryan won’t be easy. He’s been missing for years. He was recently linked to a mysterious organization called The Desire Exchange. But is The Desire Exchange just an urban legend? Or are the rumors true? Is it truly a secret club where the wealthy can live out their most private fantasies?

It’s a task Emily can’t undertake alone. But there’s only one man qualified to help her, her gorgeous and confident best friend, Jonathan Claiborne. She’s suspected Jonathan of working as a high-priced escort for months now, and she’s willing to bet that Jonathan has uncovered some possible leads to The Desire Exchange—and to Ryan Benoit. But Emily’s attempt to uncover Jonathan’s secret life lands the two of them in hot water. Literally. In order to escape the clutches of one of Jonathan’s most powerful and dangerous clients, they must act on long buried desires—for each other.

When Emily’s mission turns into an undercover operation, Jonathan insists on going with her. He also insists they continue to explore their impossible, reckless passion for each other. Enter Marcus Dylan, the hard-charging ex-Navy SEAL Arthur has hired to keep Emily safe. But Marcus has ulterior motives for taking the job; he, too, has a burning passion for Emily, and he turns out to be as rough and controlling as Jonathan is sensual and reckless. As Emily searches for a place where the rich turn their fantasies into reality, she will also be forced to decide which one of her own long-ignored fantasies should become her reality. But as Emily, Jonathan, and Marcus draw closer to The Desire Exchange itself, they find their destination isn’t just shrouded in mystery, but in magic as well.

 

EXCERPT:

“I’m sorry,” Marcus says.“For?”

“For the fact you so totally and completely misinterpreted what I said.”

“I’m hanging up now. It’s a little late for mansplaining.”

“And for not turning you around and taking you right over the hood of that Aston Martin to show you how wrong you were.”

Her breath catches, but another Emily responds. “Charming,” she whispers.

“Your hand seems to think so,” he says.

He’s right. The warmth she’s been feeling against her thigh is coming from her own palm. Just the sound of his voice has charmed her fingers onto her thigh. And he can see it all. The parted taffeta drapes blowing in the breeze, the tangle of silk sheets sliding down across her white T-shirt, the rise and fall of her chest as she tries to get back the breathhe just stole from her.

“It’s not gonna be that easy,” she says.

“What? What isn’t going to be that easy, Miss Blaine?”

“Put a little distance between us and then you turn into Christian Grey, when there’s no risk and you don’t have to—”

“Don’t have to what?”

“I want to hear what you said.”

“When?”

“Arthur said he assigned you to me because you made some comments about me that got back to him. I want to hear them. The comments.”

“They weren’t comments,” Marcus says.

“Then what were they?”

“Observations.”

“About my weight?”

“About your eyes. You were coming down off the front porch of the main house one day and when the sunlight hit your eyes, they were so beautiful they looked like a painting.”

“Well, now…that’s kinda sweet.”

“And then I said if I ever get inside that woman I’m going to do whatever it takes to make her look into my eyes the whole time. To make her feel like there’s no one else except for me, and nothing else in the world except for what I’m doing to her body.”

She hopes her sharp intake of breath is too soft for the microphones to pick up, but she doubts it. And besides, her silence is telling enough.

“Watch that hand, Emily.”

“Is that how you said it? In exactly those words?”

“I said it in a way Scott could understand. He was the other guy on duty that day. He doesn’t read books with big words. Just magazines with big guns.”

“I see…”

“I see too,” he says. “But I’d like to see more.”

Before she can think twice about it, she draws the sheet back a few inches, exposing the crotch of her panties to the ocean breeze, revealing it to the darkened bedroom and it’s myriad of hidden but prying eyes. Revealing it to Marcus’s tortured hunger for her, on which he seems to temporarily lose his grip every few hours or so.

Me, I’m the reason he loses control. I’m the thing he wants but doesn’t want to want…yet.

Fear sends gooseflesh up her thighs, fear of being exposed, fear of moving too fast, fear of giving too much of herself away too soon. But they’re her thighs and her panties, goddammit, and for the time being, this is her bedroom, and she’s technically alone, so what is there to be afraid of—

“Are the cameras recording?” she asks the darkness.

“Not unless I tell them to.”

“Don’t tell them to.”

“Then show me more. Quid pro quo, you know.”

“Never reference Silence of the Lambs when you’re trying to get a woman naked.”

“You have a real mouth on you, Miss Blaine. Do you know that?”

“I do. And that’s why you keep talking to me.”

“Or it’s just my job.”

“There are other jobs, with quieter people.”

“Smart girl.”

She tries to suppress a smile. Beneath the sheet, she works her arms out from her T-shirt, then slides the entire thing up and over her head before dropping it to the carpet. Just at the moment when Marcus probably believes she’s about expose her breasts to the open air, she rolls over onto her stomach.

Marcus growls.

 

New York Times bestselling author Christopher Rice’s first foray into erotic romance, THE FLAME, earned accolades from some of the genre’s most beloved authors. “Sensual, passionate and intelligent,” wrote Lexi Blake, “it’s everything an erotic romance should be.” J. Kenner called it “absolutely delicious,” Cherise Sinclair hailed it as “beautifully lyrical” and Loreli James announced, “I look forward to reading more!” Now, Christopher returns you to the world first introduced in THE FLAME with an all new novel of The Desire Exchange…

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HighResHeadshotAfter publishing four New York Times bestselling thrillers by the age of 30 and being declared one of People Magazine’s Sexiest Men Alive, award-winning writer Christopher Rice became the first author to make his erotic romance debut part of the 1,001 DARK NIGHTS series. THE FLAME: A Desire Exchange Novella kicked off a steamy new series set in New Orleans, featuring magical candles and a sexy new breed of supernatural beings, The Radiants, who are devoted to helping heroes and heroines realize their heart’s desire. THE FLAME earned accolades from some of the biggest names in erotic romance and was quickly followed up by THE SURRENDER GATE: A Desire Exchange Novel, available from Evil Eye Concepts as a Blue Box Special. Aside from authoring eight works of dark suspense, Christopher is also the co-host and executive producer of a streaming Internet radio show he launched with his best friend, New York Times bestselling author Eric Shaw Quinn. Each Sunday at 8 PM ET/ 5 PM PT, THE DINNER PARTY SHOW WITH CHRISTOPHER RICE & ERIC SHAW QUINN brings you a new episode at TheDinnerPartyShow.com

 

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Cover Reveal: Vulnerable by Amy Lane

Posted January 29, 2015 By Jennifer

Some of you may be wondering how this can be a “cover reveal”, since this is a book that I’ve practically sung songs about and have repeatedly suggested to (read: forced upon) my friends and loved ones. Some of you may also be wondering what happened to that hiatus we talked about (until Coastal Magic was over). Well… something lovely and wonderful has happened, so I’m taking a tiny break from my tiny break (o.0??) to share the news.

VULNERABLE has gotten a little bit of T.L.C. from author Amy Lane and the fine folks at Dreamspinner Press, and a pretty new cover to boot!! Check this out!!!

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I can’t even TELL you (although I’m really gonna try) how excited I am about this!! For those of you who have read the story in it’s first incarnation… DO YOU SEE THE WREATH!!??? Isn’t it GORGEOUS!!!! *flails*

For those who haven’t… here’s a little blurb to let you know what you can look forward to…

Working graveyards in a gas station seems a small price for Cory to pay to get her degree and get the hell out of her tiny town. She’s terrified of disappearing into the aimless masses of the lost and the young who haunt her neck of the woods. Until the night she actually stops looking at her books and looks up. What awaits her is a world she has only read about—one filled with fantastical creatures that she’s sure she could never be.

And then Adrian walks in, bearing a wealth of pain, an agonizing secret, and a hundred and fifty years with a lover he’s afraid she won’t understand. In one breathless kiss, her entire understanding of her own worth and destiny is turned completely upside down. When her newfound world explodes into violence and Adrian’s lover—and prince—walks into the picture, she’s forced to explore feelings and abilities she’s never dreamed of. The first thing she discovers is that love doesn’t fit into nice neat little boxes. The second thing is that risking your life is nothing compared to facing who you really are—and who you’ll kill to protect.

Amy Lane has built a world I’d love to live in, full of characters I’d love to be friends with. I’ve been through heartbreak, joy, fear, pride, uncertainty, growth, and love with these characters. I feel like they’re a part of me now. It sounds so cheeseball to say that, but honestly, I would move there tomorrow if it were a place with an actual zip code. And thanks to Cory, Adrian, Green, and the rest of the crew, I’ve gotten to be friends with Amy and have gone through some of those same things with her. And I DO keep trying to get her to move closer to me, lol!! For a nice post about this new development (and book 5, finally!!!!), check out Amy’s blog. I’m so, so, so very thankful that she’s sharing Green’s Hill with us all again… a little shinier, maybe, but still home.

If you’re ready to take the plunge (for the first time, or the first time in a while), you can pre-order the GORGEOUS re-release of VULNERABLE directly from the DSP Publications website right now. It’ll be up at other etailers on release day, March 3rd.

Now… you all go pre-order and start your countdown to release day. I’ve got more convention prep to do. I’ll be getting back to a regular posting schedule after the 10th of February. We’ll have SO MUCH to catch up on!!

Happy reading, everyone!

   

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It’s release day for VACANT!!!!! I’m so happy to be helping Alex Hughes celebrate the fourth book in her sci/fi mystery Mindspace Investigations series. And to help with the celebrations, we’ve got an excerpt from the book, a scavenger hunt clue (YAY), and a giveaway. First… here’s a bit about VACANT…

Vacant-coverNothing ruins a romantic evening like a brawl with lowlifes—especially when one of them later turns up dead and my date, Detective Isabella Cherabino, is the #1 suspect. My history with the Atlanta PD on both sides of the law makes me an unreliable witness, so while Cherabino is suspended, I’m paying my bills by taking an FBI gig. I’ve been hired to play telepathic bodyguard for Tommy, the ten-year-old son of a superior court judge in Savannah presiding over the murder trial of a mob-connected mogul. After an attempt on the kid’s life, the Feds believe he’s been targeted by the businessman’s “associates.” Turns out, Tommy’s a nascent telepath, so I’m trying to help him get a handle on his Ability. But it doesn’t take a mind reader to see that there’s something going on with this kid’s parents that’s stressing him out more than a death threat…

 

This isn’t a series I’d try to pick up in the middle. You definitely want to start with book one, CLEAN, and move quickly through them. :-) Below is an excerpt from VACANT to inspire you to do just that…

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And Why Shouldn’t They?
An excerpt from Vacant by Alex Hughes

Tommy sprawled out on the floor, pencil in hand while he did his homework against the floor. Math, probably, judging from the rows of numbers and letters in familiar forms. He had a set of headphones on listening to the radio; pricey things, those, to be so small and yet properly analog and therefore not Tech-law-restricted. His head bopped in time with a beat I couldn’t hear as his pencil slowly leaked numbers and formulas on the page. Algebra, of course; I had no idea whether that was advanced or behind in the normal world for his age. It didn’t really matter, I guessed. I had no similar work, and I was still strung tighter than an over-tuned guitar.

Loyola was on a chair not far from him, checking a previous page of work for progress. I noticed his gun was out, set on a low table within easy arm’s reach with Loyola pointed towards the door. His body language was relaxed, but it was a sham; he was seated forward, at the edge of the chair. For all of his slumping, he could be up and moving within a few seconds. I was about the same in Mindspace.

I was seated back in the armchair, trying to read an FBI procedures manual and not having a lot of luck.

I looked up. Someone was walking down the hallway in our direction, with a sense of specific purpose, if I could trust my senses. I didn’t recognize the mind from earlier in the day. It wasn’t Sibley, I didn’t think, but at this point that didn’t mean anything to me.

“Heads up,” I said.

Loyola was on his feet, gun ready, and I was moving towards Tommy, my own attention on the door as the mind got closer and closer.

Tommy got to his feet and said, “That’s Dad again,” with the kind of dismissive attitude only a kid could really pull off. “Don’t shoot him.”

I reluctantly let go of the defense I’d been building for us both and pulled more of my attention into the real world.

Tommy opened the door, and we saw the bruised-face and classic-pre-Tech-Wars haircut of Quentin Parrish, the boy’s father, who had his hands in the air and his mind pulled into as small a profile as he could make it. He had a hat in hand.

Loyola lowered the gun, slowly, but did not put it up.

“Apologies for startling you gentlemen,” Quentin said, then when he saw the words had registered, he smiled the large smile of a man who was used to charming his way into anything he wanted. “Not that I don’t appreciate you watching my son with that kind of hair-trigger, but what do you say I lower my hands, you lower your gun and mind, and we have a nice conversation, huh?”

“Fine.” I took a deep breath, intentionally trying to lower my adrenaline level and heart rate, and eased away from Tommy in Mindspace.

Tommy glanced back at me, I nodded, and he threw himself at his dad, who caught him up in a bone-crushing hug.

“Excellent to see you, boy,” Quentin said. “You been doing your homework?”

“Yeah,” Tommy said, and pulled away.

“You realize you just walked into a building full of lawyers and cops,” I told Quentin. “And then in to a judge’s private chambers without so much as a by-your-leave.”

“Oh, they know me here.” Quentin smiled that too-bright smile.

“You’re a con man and you’re showing up to a courthouse, where they know you,” I said, slowly, trying to get my head around the concept.

“And why shouldn’t they?” he asked me. “I’m not guilty of anything at the moment.”

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Publishing Details:

  • ISBN-13: 9780451466945
  • Publisher: Roc
  • Publication date: 12/2/2014
  • Series: Mindspace Investigations Series, #4
  • Pages: 352

Links:

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About Alex:

Hughes_authorphoto2_verysmall-681x1024Alex Hughes, the author of the award-winning Mindspace Investigations series from Roc, has lived in the Atlanta area since the age of eight. Her short fiction has been published in several markets including EveryDay Fiction, Thunder on the Battlefield and White Cat Magazine. She is an avid cook and foodie, a trivia buff, and a science geek, and loves to talk about neuroscience, the Food Network, and writing craft—but not necessarily all at the same time! For all the latest news and free short stories, join Alex’s email list at http://bit.ly/AlexsList.

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If you’ve been around and following this blog for a while, you know I love scavenger hunts. And what better way to celebrate the release of a mystery, than with a “CLUE” inspired game?? Below is my clue.

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You can click on the clue to visit Alex’s website, where you’ll find the rules, the game checklist, and the full schedule of tour dates and site links. Can you figure out who dunnit, where, and with what??

In addition, Alex is giving everyone a chance to start, or get caught up, with the Mindspace Investigations world. We’re giving away one ebook copy of a book in the series! Start out with CLEAN, or catch up with SHARP, MARKED, or VACANT! Simply leave a meaningful comment (not just “enter me”, but something about this post or the series) and you’ll be entered to win. (Also, let me know which book you’d like!) One winner will be selected after the tour ends on December 23rd. Good Luck, everyone!!

   

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Well, hello there, my lovelies!! Things have been a bit crazy for me here in book blog land. I’ve just done a major host move and things are still a bit wonky, so please pardon the bits of dust and a few missing pieces.

I’ve been rushing to get the site all prettied up because TODAY we get to see the brand new cover for the trade paperback version of a book from one of my very favorite people!!!! SERVANTS OF THE STORM was the YA debut from Delilah S Dawson. Not only did she write a kickass, creepy, insanely unique YA paranormal, but the cover “powers-that-be” at Simon & Schuster gave it an appropriately creepy hardback cover. Regina Flath is the designer that took on the project. First, we’ll take a reminder peek at the hardcover, then chat just a bit with Regina and Delilah about the covers… then… at the end… the big reveal of the just-as-awesome trade paperback cover!!

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Q & A with cover designer Regina Flath:
As a member of the S&S design team, are you able to choose projects, or are you assigned a book cover to work?
What’s great about my team is that we all respect each other’s preferences for types of books we like to work on. Usually when a list is presented to us by editorial, the designers will all take a look through a quick synopsis of the books and then decide what we like to work on best. After we’ve picked our preferences, everything else is assigned based on work load: if I have less titles, I’ll take the stragglers from the list, that kind of thing.

In either case, what were your first impressions of SERVANTS OF THE STORM?
When the book was presented and I heard the words demons, secrets, and missed medication, I KNEW this was my kind of book! I loved the dark tone and rich atmosphere of the world. I also loved how respectfully the author treated the main character’s mental illness in the book; it’s such a huge part of the story (and I won’t spoil it for you!) and I thought that was really well done. Plus, demons, I mean, you can’t go wrong!

Did your initial design ideas make it through to the final cover? If not, what were the major changes that were made?
With SERVANTS OF THE STORM, it was a little bit different as far as process. I actually found the cover image when searching for imagery for an entirely different book! When culling images for that other book, the editor expressed that image could work for SERVANTS. The next season, when the book came across my desk, I pulled the image back up after reading the book and realized that yes, this would be a great image for this cover. I did additional photo research but none of that ended up being used. We knew from jump that that image was perfect. There were some changes to the image, color shifts to make things a little more dramatic, but this was one of the rare projects where the first idea went to final.

How was the decision made to create a different cover for the paperback release? What was the goal in giving the cover a new look?
Often times paperbacks are an opportunity to give a book a new readership that it didn’t have in hardcover. For SERVANTS, we all LOVE the original cover, so there was a lot of back and forth about whether changing the cover for paperback would even happen. It was decided that we wanted to give this book a more atmospheric look in paperback, to showcase the incredibly dark and interesting world that the author built. There are some great scenes at a fair ground (again, no spoilers!) and the Southern Gothic feeling was what the team wanted to emphasize. I did a pretty exhaustive image search to find images that evoked the feeling the book gave me. I settled on the creepy signage because it reminded me of the gothic Savannah setting, almost welcoming the reader into this strange and perilous world. I put the title in the sign in an off kilter way because I wanted it to feel almost like graffiti; as if the residents of this story were simultaneously warning you about what’s to come and inviting you to look closer. The original photograph didn’t include the lightning; I added that to give a sense of foreboding and emphasize the STORM in the SERVANTS OF THE STORM. The ferris wheel is another thing I added, again to reference the creepy fair ground scenes. My hope is that it all comes together to give you a creepy-cool image that makes you want to pick up the book!

What’s your favorite book cover that you did NOT design? If you could design a new cover for any book, what book would it be, and what would you like to do?
My current wish-I-designed-it cover is by S&S’s own Lucy Cummin’s “We All Looked Up” by Tommy Wallach. It’s GORGEOUS, simple, and so striking. I don’t know that I have any books that’d I’d want to re-cover. Maybe a few of my own that I did early in my career (which shall remain title-less, haha). Often, I find myself wanting to cover adult books in a way that would position them for YA audiences. I’m not sure what I would do and it’s also hard to describe a concept in words (I’m much better at the images part!).

 

Thoughts from author Delilah S Dawson:
We know most authors don’t get a lot of input in their cover design. BUT, did you share your ideas about what you would *like* to see on the cover of SERVANTS OF THE STORM?
Nope– both times, it arrived like magic in my inbox to thoroughly delight me. But I have complete trust in Regina and am always amazed by her work. My entire editorial team is magnificent, and they really get my books and care fiercely about them and me.

How well did the final cover fit your original idea? How well did it capture the overall feel of the book.?
As my first YA, I had no idea what would make a good cover for Servants of the Storm. The closest Southern Gothic-y comp title I know is Beautiful Creatures, and that one’s all typeography. My only concern was that I didn’t want a white girl in a prom dress or anyone in a black bustier. To be quite honest, it feels like a tough concept to represent, and I love both the hardcover and paperback takes on it. Both covers capture the off-kilter creep factor without being too overt about the secrets revealed as the story unfolds.

What do you think about changing the design for the trade paperback release?
I think it’s fantastic! I’m not precious about my books, so I love trying new things and seeing if maybe we can hook some new readers. Plus, it’s just a really amazing cover. I’m going to need a framed print on my wall…

Anything else you’d like to share??
Well, if you haven’t picked up Servants of the Storm, I hope you’ll give it a shot. Southern Gothic Horror demons in a storm-ravaged Savannah, complete with a mixed race heroine, spooky cemeteries, an abandoned amusement park, and a demon Basset hound. What’s not to love? We also recently revealed the cover for my April 2015 YA, HIT, which is about reluctant teen assassins in a bank-owned America. (http://fashion-by-the-book.tumblr.com/post/100746321166/here-is-the-cover-of-delilah-s-dawsons-newest) This masterpiece is also Regina’s handiwork, and I think you can begin to see why I consider her a goddess.

Thanks so much for letting me SQUEE about this new cover! <3

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And… since you transitioned us so nicely… I’m happy to present the NEW cover (for the trade paperback, available in June 2015) for SERVANTS OF THE STORM…

 

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So… I LOVE it… what do you think???