However, another hot experience is seeing the cover for the first time. When I see that email from my editor and know that my new cover is in the attachment...I tend to hold my breath until it's finally revealed. The Sourcebooks art department never disappoints! Surprise me? Yes. Disappoint me? Never.
This week I received not one, but two covers in my email and I thought I'd share them with you. Keep in mind that both of these are arc (advanced reading copy) covers and may change a bit.
The first one that I opened was the cover for UNDONE, the fourth installment in the Amoveo Legend series. This is a cross-over book between the world of the Amoveo and my upcoming vampire series, Dead in the City. Olivia Hollingsworth is a three hundred year old celibate vampire and the head of an all female coven in New York City. She makes an appearance in UNDONE and plays a pivotal role in Pete and Marianna's story.
I was speechless for about three minutes. The guy on the cover is perfectly cast as Pete and has just the right look in his eyes.
The next cover I received is for the first book in the Dead in the City series, Tall, Dark, & Vampire. This is Olivia and Doug's story and takes place entirely in New York City....well...in and beneath the city. Olivia is the owner of The Coven, a goth nightclub in the city that is housed in an old church in Greenwich Village. She just wants to run her club and try to keep her vamps out of trouble but when some of her customers end up dead...trouble is all she's getting. Well...trouble in the form of one sexy-ass cop...a cop who is the spitting image of her long-dead lover.
So, what do you think? I think it has shades of American Graffiti and a funky retro look. How about you? Leave a comment and share your thoughts on the two covers and you'll be entered to win a $15 Amazon gift card.
Comments must be posted by 11:59pm 8/14/12.
Tomorrow I'll post the winner.