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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. ;)

Visit Sam Bond’s Gallery.

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.

Read an Excerpt HERE.

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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!


PJ Jones said...

Hey, I'm the first to comment! Where's my goody bag? I'll take a Sam Bond to go! Congrats on Circle City's success, Alisha! VERY hot cover! We share the same artist. Isn't my model HOT as well? PJ

Alisha said...

Hi, PJ!!! Thanks for the congrats! Isn't Sam yummy? And..uh...yeah..Flabio is soooooooo hot...lmao!!! Love your book! I never laughed so hard in all my life!!!!

mamabear said...

Don't count me for the contest...I already have Circle City, read and reviewed it! Sam is HOT and the cover is awesome! If I ever finish any of my books, I will be looking to Tamra for my cover art!

Sky Purington said...

Hi PJ! Dang, I forgot the goody bag. Oh well, guess you'll just have to keep staring at Sam... I'd say he's 'goody' enough! LOL.

Still luvin' that cover of yours. FLABIO... too funny!

Sky Purington said...

Thanks for stopping by, Cathy. I can't wait to download a copy of Circle City onto my Kindle. Hearing fabulous things about it! :-)

Renee Vincent said...

Oh, how I love a Sam Bond cover! Yummy indeed! Your book sounds great, Alisha!
All the best to you,

Alisha said...

Thanks for stopping by, Cathy and Renee! Good day for some Sam Bond eye candy!! ;)

Thanks for having me, Sky! You do so much for your fellow writers and we love you for it! Muah!

Sky Purington said...

Awe, TY Alisha! Like I was telling Lyn the other day, I've found featuring authors at my blog to be one of the most unexpected pleasures in this business. It's so much fun meeting new people and learning about their work!

In fact, if I ever stop writing I fully intend to keep sharing other authors with the world!

(((Big Hugs!)))

Sky Purington said...

Renee, thanks for stopping by, sweetie! I knew you'd appreciate both this cover and Alisha's work! :-)

Lori rnlmac@msn.com said...

Congrats on Circle City's success! Great excerpts

Chicks of Characterization said...

Very, Very nice!! You can NEVER go wrong with Sam Bond on your cover!!!!!! Sounds like a great read!



Hywela Lyn said...

Hello Sky and Alisha

Congrats on Circle City, Alisha, and what a fantastic cover. So nice to see a guy with a face to match the body! And isn't Tamra fantastic finding searching down the colour picture for you. she is such a talented cover artist.


Alisha said...

Hi, Lori! I'm so happy you enjoyed the excerpt!

Hello Chicks! Oh yes..you said it! You can never go wrong with a Sam Bond cover! Thanks for stopping by!

Hi, Lyn! Tamra is amazing! She always surprises me. My covers are always so much more beautiful than I ever imagined. She is so very talented and such a joy to work with! I just adore her!