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Monday, May 23, 2011
MONDAY COVER IT. Alisha Paige's, CIRCLE CITY. It's all about the EYE CANDY ladies!
Can you believe it’s already a new week? The weekend flies by way too fast. Not sure about you but I’m all about easing into the work week with a hot cup of java and some start-me-out-right eye candy. That’s precisely what's in store for today’s Monday Covers It feature.
Please make welcome author Alisha Paige as she chats about the ‘story’ behind the cover for her latest release, Circle City (Lord of the Wolfen: Book I).
Ooooh, looks like Alisha would like to host a contest! Here’s what she had to say… "I’d love to give away an ebook of CIRCLE CITY to one lucky commenter, drawn at random by Sky! The winner will receive a coupon from Smashwords for a free book, available in any ebook format."
Thanks so much, Alisha!
Alright, time to learn more about this delicious book cover. The floor’s yours, Alisha…
"I was looking for a great photo of a blond haired guy to portray my hero, Axl Wolfdorn, future Lord of the Wolfen. In my mind I knew exactly what he looked like. Tall, muscular, long hair but with a face to die for. My fabulous cover artist, Tamra Westberry, suggested I look through Dreamstime’s photos. I found a black and white one that I loved and was bummed because I really wanted this guy in color! Tamra did some searching herself and found the exact photo in “sexy as all get out” color! I had no idea who the guy was but Tamra found out he’s a bodybuilder in real life and TV’s Gladiator, Atlas!! He’s an Englishman named Sam Bond. And boy is he classy!!! I found his website and emailed him, telling him that I chose him to be the cover of my book. He was very nice and told me he’d feature my book on his website! Talk about thrilled! Here is his website gallery where he included the cover. Notice that a few other romance authors have also picked him as their cover model too. ;)
Note the green sky in the cover. That’s the Aurora Borealis, often seen in the Alaskan skies. Circle City is set in the town of the same name. And that idea was totally my cover artist’s idea! Talk about adding great detail to a book cover. I’ve received more feedback from this cover than any other. Sam = Serious Eye Candy!
And there’s one more tiny detail that I love. Axl has one blue eye and one brown eye. Tamra made sure she transferred that to the cover as well.
My cover artist rocks!! Check out her other covers at Tarawest.com!
Thanks for having me, Sky! Hugs!!"
Sky here. Very cool info., Alisha. LOVE this cover. Yep, Sam’s a hottie. Renee Vincent had him over to her Past the Print Blogspot a few months ago. He sounds super nice. Lord, you should've seen some of the pictures. *Sky fans herself* And Tamra… well she’s just beyond fabulous. We all know that! In fact, I featured Tamra Westberry here last month.
Thanks so much for joining me today, Alisha. Looking forward to having CIRCLE CITY's hero and heroine over on Thursday and Friday. Should be a blast!
Let’s learn a bit more about CIRCLE CITY…
On the edge of civilization, there is a place called Circle City, Alaska. The last town before the Yukon Flats gives way to frigid desolation. When Zoe O'Brien, a secluded widow, kills a crazed mother wolf and saves the only cub from sure death, she ignites a war between the Wolfen Clan and the Kontar Clan. The wolf people have been enemies of the dog people for centuries and the cub she takes in is heir to the Wolfen throne. Taken prisoner by the Wolfen for murder and kidnapping, Zoe is forced to see and do things with creatures she never knew existed, held against her will in a world she both desires and fears. Axl Wolfdorn is coming of age, ready for his Unleashing and on the hunt for his Moonswan, the female he will choose for the Chase and the royal Feral Consummation. But how can he consider bonding with a mate when the only scent deep within his nose is the tangy scent of the woman who saved his life, the very woman who forced his clan into war, the woman he must now kill to avenge his mother's death?
What they’re saying…
5 Stars! ~ Reviewed by Evie Seo of Bookish Blog in Vancouver:
Lord of the Wolfen by Alisha Paige is the first book in the wildly sexy series, Circle City. It's a delightful, spicy and very sensual read, with very likeable and well developed characters. It's a perfect book for chilly spring evenings, it will most definitely keep you warm!…Alisha Paige has written an unbelievably fascinating and captivating paranormal romance. She created an amazing, mesmerizing world, filled with beautiful, sexy creatures, burning desires and steamy fantasies. This book is erotic, fast paced and enthralling. Paige brings the reader into a fantasy world of Wolves and Dogs, a world of passion and eye-popping rituals.
Don't forget about the contest! One lucky commenter wins an ebook of CIRCLE CITY. The winner will receive a coupon from Smashwords for a free book, available in any ebook format. This contest will run through the week and apply not only to this post but Thursday and Friday's as well. Contest ends Saturday, May 28th, 12 AM EST.
Be sure to swing back in at the end of the week as I welcome CIRCLE CITY's, Zoe O'Brien and Axl Wolfdorn. I can't wait to interview these two. It's bound to be remarkably sinful!
Have a few minutes to spare? Swing over to The Write Life next to meet another author and perhaps win a prize!
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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