Nov232009

Cover Awards, Interview & New Release Date for Blameless

CHANGELESS Book CoverAll sorts of excitement afoot, Gentle Reader. My cover designer informed me over the weekend that Soulless won a NY Book Show best of 2009 cover award, as did Nichole Peeler. Go Orbit, go, rah rah rah! I so happy for Lauren, she is amazing.

You can read all about how my cover came into existence (from my point of view) in this blog entry. The post for Orbit where Lauren talks about the Soulless cover launch is no longer available but here is my original response, and here she discusses Changeless. (Because I’m now paranoid I’m going to ghost this entry on my blog for posterity.)

Speaking of Changeless, here’s a shot of the Orbit catalog layout for this second book in my series.

Taken (and tweeted at me) by the oh so lovely RobWillReview.

I haven’t seen the final ARC yet, and I think we are going with a Lev Grosseman cover quote, but there it is.

I got my copy of said Orbit Spring/Summer catalog and in addition to a lovely spread, it looks like they’ve bumped the release of Blameless up a few months to September of 2010. Which means you’ll get both books next year: Changeless in March and Blameless only a few short months later. Fun fun. You’re excited, right? I know I am.

Lastly I have an extensive interview wherein I answer some reader questions over on RomCon. There’s a pretty fun little discussion going there. Here’s a sample . . .
Oo, this is fun. Michele ~ The umbrella/parasol on the cover of the first book is all artifice (so far as content is concerned), however, it did inspire a kind of steampunk 007 parasol in future books.

Gail’s Daily Dose
Your Infusion of Cute:
Victoria’s Secret Goes All Steampunk courtesy of [info]donnaricci

Your Tisane of Smart:
Evidence Alexander the Great Wasn’t First at Alexandria
Your Writerly Tinctures:
BBC Woman’s Hour recent segment on what’s so alluring about vampires.

CAKE in Space: Back from agent, but now I don’t have time for it.
An appropriately silly review won Amazon. “Begin with one generous portion of rigorous byzantine Victorian social mores. Whisk in a refreshingly unique heroine. Carefully add one irascible Scottish werewolf. Pepper with flamboyant undead, mad science and a hell of a mystery. Garnish with parasol. Serve at tea time.”
SPOILER ALERT! Amazon has posted Changeless cover along with blurb. Blurb gives bits of Soulless away so don’t read if you haven’t read the first book!
Blameless: Back from editor with edits still to do.

Quote of the Day:
“I’ve been attacked by Rush Limbaugh on the air, an experience somewhat akin to being gummed by a newt.”
~ Molly Ivins

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