I am thrilled to share the finalized cover for Green-Eyed Envy and couldn’t be more pleased. Both Judy York and the Ace Art Department have done a fabulous job once more. They have done a fabulous job of blending artistic license with my vision of Riss and brought her to kick-ass life. I am truly blessed by the cover art gods. =)
I’m excited to announce that Green-Eyed Envy is now available for pre-order from Amazon.com. The publication date is June 28, 2011 and I should be getting the cover any day now. I’ve turned the book in to my editor and am just waiting for her revision notes so I can go through the first round of edits. This is all just about as exciting for book 2 as it was for book 1, and I hope I never get to that “jaded” point with this process. While I worked my booty off to get to this point, I know just how blessed and lucky I am to be publishing such a great series with an awesome publisher. The folks at Ace/Roc have just been fantastic to work with and, of course, I couldn’t be happier with my “rockstar” agent, Ginger Clark.
Now if only I can get back into that habit of regular updates again! Life is busy, but I promise to try harder to do better. =)
Additionally, while I don’t have any official dates to share yet, I can confirm that both Red Hot Fury and Green-Eyed Envy will be available as e-books. More details to follow as I get them. Thanks to all my lovely readers and future readers for the support and comments.
Exciting news: Red Hot Fury received a starred review in Publishers Weekly. Totally unexpected but I am absolutely thrilled!
“Urban fantasy readers looking for something new will thrill to this exhilarating debut, populated with creatures from Greek myth. To end a war between mortals and supernatural arcanes, the Furies stepped in to be peacemakers. Now Fury Marissa “Riss” Holloway helps mortal police in Boston solve magical crimes. When a corpse that looks like another Fury washes up from the harbor, Riss quickly realizes it’s a fake and connects it to a recent series of disappearances, but both the police and the Sisterhood of Furies stonewall her investigation. Riss has only one place to turn: her ex, Scott Murphy, a shape-shifting Warhound. As they start to uncover the truth, Scott and Riss also uncover their still-strong feelings for one another. Riss is the perfect urban fantasy heroine–fresh, sassy, smart, and determined–and a cavalcade of fully developed side characters keep this twisty tale moving quickly.” (Publishers Weekly)
So, this is a (nonfinal) proof of the temporary tattoos I’m having designed to give away at the Romantic Times Convention next month (and leading up to release date). I am so in love with the design my awesome friend J from AW (and I have TOTALLY got to get the website she wants me to link to for credit purposes) has done for me. So here, look, and lust!!!
Hopefully others will find this at least half as exciting as I do. The awesome folks at Penguin/Berkley have included a full-age ad for Red Hot Fury in their July catalog primarily aimed toward booksellers. I think they did a fantastic job with it and I’m just so grateful and thrilled! You can take a look at the ad via my page dedicated to booksellers and librarians.
I am pleased as punch (spiked if you prefer it that way) to be able to share my amazingly gorgeous cover with you. The Ace art department has done a FABULOUS job of bringing Riss, my very own Red Hot Fury, to life and I absolutely love this cover. Props also go to my stupendous editor, Jessica Wade, who has also done a fantastic job bringing this cover to fruition.
So, without further ado, here it is!
Eeeee! Only 5 more months until I am an official published author!!!!!!!!!!