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Monday, June 6, 2011
MONDAY COVERS IT. The 'story' behind FOREVER FREED'S book cover. Last Chance to WIN BIG!!!
*Wide Stretch* Grab a cup of tea and relax. Here at A Writer’s Mind we ease into Monday mornings. How so? Well, we like to enjoy a good book cover and today it’s all about Laura Kaye’s, FOREVER FREED.
If you’re joining us for the first time this morn, let me catch you up. Laura Kaye has been visiting this blog for quite a few days. Last week her characters, Samantha and Lucien visited and participated in what’s called the END OF WEEK CHARACTER BLOWOUT. Translation? It was kind of like The Newlywed Game. These fabulous characters, hero and heroine, popped over and answered similar questions. Through these questions we learned how well they REALLY knew one another. It was SO much fun!! If you have a sec, check out LUCIEN’S INTERVIEW. From there you can read Samantha’s.
After that we all took a BOOK TRAILER BREATHER Saturday and crawled inside the world of Laura Kaye’s, FOREVER FREED via a fantastic book trailer. Click HERE to check it out.
Now it’s time to start the work week out right by learning more about the ‘story’ behind FOREVER FREED’s cover. Oh, wait! Before we do, Laura would like to once more remind everyone that a contest is running!
Here’s the scoop…
FOREVER FREED GIVEAWAY: At the end of my four-day appearance, I will give away one pdf format ebook and one signed print book of Forever Freed. To enter to win, you must do all of the following:
1) comment on one or more of my posts at A Writer’s Mind (1 comment per day counts for an entry, but you can comment on the different days for a total of 4 entries)
Current twitter AND blog followers are eligible to win and can enter by leaving your twitter name in your comments AND tweeting at least one of my A Writer’s Mind posts (be sure to @ me so I see it!). Winner to be announced on June 7!
Sky here. Very cool contest, Laura. Thanks! Alright, time to learn more about this cover. From Laura’s lips to this blog…
“Forever Freed has offered me a lot of writing firsts: first novel completed, first novel sold, first cover, first book trailer. The Wild Rose Press uses a cover information form to solicit copious details about the book to inspire the cover artist’s work. Cover artist Angela Anderson gave me a lot of what I wanted—she used the Detroit skyline, she used the darkish color scheme I envisioned, she found a model pretty closely mirroring vampire hero Lucien Demarco’s physical traits. It makes sense for Lucien to be featured on the cover because it really is his story. The romance is central, don’t get me wrong, but Lucien’s the character who undergoes the biggest transformation, which is also why the book’s told in his first person point of view. His expression on the cover creates the perfect dark feel, gothic even, and I love it!”
Sky again. I must say, LOVE that this story is from Lucien’s point of view. I come across so few stories told that way. I can’t wait to read this. I already know it’s going to be one of my favorites!
Laura, it was such a pleasure having you visit. I wish you much success in all that you do!
Before we say goodbye let’s take one last look at what FOREVER FREED is all about…
A heart can break, even one that no longer beats.
I stalk my new neighbors, a single mother and her child, drawn by the irresistible scent of their joy and love. I crave their blood, starved for some healing respite from my ancient grief. Now to lure them into my grasp.
But they surprise me. Little Olivia accepts me without fear or reservation—talking, smiling, offering innocent affection that tugs at my long-lost humanity. Her mother, Samantha, seeks me out when she should stay away, offering sweet friendship, and calling to the forgotten man within me. They lure me instead.
Ah, Dio, Lucien, run and spare them while you can…
What the critics are saying…
Marissa, Sizzling Hot Book Reviews, 5/5 Hearts!: “Forever Freed has something a little different....packed with memorable characters...very distinctive and well written....Laura Kaye pulls out all the stops to torment the characters before the ending and does it well enough that I really got into it. Don’t know about you, but I love it when the author can get me into a story or character enough to fully feel their emotions. Boy, did I this time....more than just a paranormal story, you get exceptional entertainment!”
Tishia, Paranormal Opinion, 5/5 Stars!: “Really loved this book! I definitely connected with these characters....Forever Freed has everything I could want in a book all combined nicely in a pretty little package. It's about love, passion, family, forgiveness... It's a heartwarming story that will have you feeling just about every emotion there is. I laughed and I cried, which I don't do often.”
Garnet, Words That Sparkle, 4.5/5 Sparkles!: "This story is not just another vampire love story, its a journey of hope between a man who stopped living, and a woman who taught him to love....It was both believable and fresh, which says a lot considering the genre of this tale. I'd never read a book by Laura Kaye before, but I can say with utmost certainty that I'll be looking for more in the future....Ms. Kaye is phenomenal at writing characters...."
Award-winning New Hampshire native, Sky Purington writes a cross genre of paranormal/fantasy romance heavily influenced by history. From Irish Druids to Scottish Highlanders many of her novels possess strong Celtic elements. More recently, her vampire stories take the reader to medieval England and ancient Italy. Make no mistake, in each and every tale told you'll travel back to another time and revisit the romanticism history holds at its heart. Sky welcomes feedback from readers and can be contacted at Sky@SkyPurington.com.
Contest winners are selected by me using the random generator shown below. Each commenter who follows the rules given each week-whether it's to answer a question or simply comment-is assigned a number according to when they left their comment. For example: Jane comments first, then Sue, then Maria. Jane becomes #1, Sue #2, Maria #3. If the contest requires an answer to be left and Jane and Maria answer it, Sue does not, then Jane and Maria have entered the contest. Therefore, Jane is #1 and Maria is #2. Make sense? All numbers are then entered into the Random Generator. The number selected is therefore the winner. Make no mistake, I welcome those of you who choose not to enter the contest. Kind comments are always well received by visiting authors! Thanks so much. ~Sky
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