Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Cover Love!

A new edition of Cover Love!
We start with:
Blood Red Road by Moira Young

(US, UK, Dutch)
I really like the US cover, especially the font but the UK cover is something you can't walk past without looking. It's definitely eye-catching.

Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick

(US, UK, German)
I really like the German cover but from what I've heard about ASHES the US cover might fit better because the book is pretty scary.

Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley

(Australia, US, Spanish)

I first noticed this book because of the Australian cover. It's pretty striking but I really like the US cover too.

What do you think?

Monday, August 15, 2011

Monday's Muse Music

I know a lot of you love music and use it as inspiration when writing. I went to a 10 Years concert a couple weeks ago and I can not get FIX ME out of my head. It's like every YA character's anthem.

Also Avenged Sevenfold's song SO FAR AWAY is truely touching. It's a rock ballat about loosing someone you love. In this band's case it was their drummer, The Rev.

Check them out! And don't forget to shout out what your muse music is!

Happy Writing!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Cover reveal The Other Life!

The moment I’ve been anticipating for months has finally come!!

I can share the cover of The Other Life by Susanne Winnacker (aka Me) with you!

Here it is:

And here’s the blurb from goodreads:

Sherry and her family have lived sealed in a bunker in the garden since things went wrong up above. Her grandfather has been in the freezer for the last three months, her parents are at each other’s throats and two minutes ago they ran out of food.

Sherry and her father leave the safety of the bunker and find a devastated and empty LA, smashed to pieces by bombs and haunted by ‘Weepers’ - rabid humans infected with a weaponized rabies virus.

While searching for food in a supermarket, Sherry’s father disappears and Sherry is saved by Joshua, a boy-hunter. He takes her to Safe-haven, a tumble-down vineyard in the hills outside LA, where a handful of other survivors are picking up the pieces of their ‘other lives’. As she falls in love for the first time, Sherry must save her father, stay alive and keep Joshua safe when his desire for vengeance threatens them all.

I couldn't be happier! Isn't the bleeding butterfly deliciously creepy??

Monday, August 1, 2011

Cover Revamps: Do They Turn Your Head?

I was in Barnes and Nobel the other day and noticed a few books have gotten a cover makeover. I know this is probably a marketing tool to get the novel to appeal to a broader audience and increase book sales. Hell, I even picked up a couple books with new covers. I've always wondered how publishing companies choose which book they're going to invest more money in to revamp. Anyone have any ideas? Is it something they decide to do when the hardback goes paper?

Anyway here are some books I've noticed with a new face-lift: