I thought my fellow bibliophiles might appreciate this book mobile (get it, get it???) that I made for my (very) pregnant sister-in-law.
I've known her since we were about 11, and whenever she'd come over, I'd pull out the trundle bed in my room and we'd lay around reading illicit romance novels that I'd smuggled from my grandma's boxes in the attic. She couldn't take them home (because, really, very naive 11yos probably shouldn't have been reading Diana Gabaldon & Jude Devereaux) and she would read a whole book in an afternoon. To this day, she is still the fastest reader I've ever encountered and on any given day in her house you can find 5 books face down partially read spread throughout her house. We went to college together, were room mates, and somehow my brother managed to convince her to marry him, and now they're expecting. Books are what started it all, so I couldn't think of a better mobile for their baby.
All the books are out of craft paper, and the illustrations, text, and marbled paper are copied from old, public domain books. The gold spinner is a chair leg I cut down and drilled holes in, then glued the dowel rods and dowel-rod buttons to. The decorations on the outside of the book are images I drew in Adobe Illustrator, mostly simplified versions of real book covers (except the one with the rooster--those are actually traced & tweaked shelf brackets, lol).
The print proof for Crossed arrived and it looks GREAT! We're right on time for the August 17th release.
Drum roll please....
Penguin publishes the Soul Eaters Series in India, so here is the Indian edition of the cover:
War is here.
Full-scale war has erupted between the Crusaders and demons and even Chi has to admit isn’t going well. Like any sensible rat, Meda’s eager to abandon the sinking ship but, unfortunately, her friends aren't nearly as pragmatic. Instead, Meda’s forced to try to keep them all alive until the dust settles.
As the Crusaders take more and more drastic measures, the tables turn and Meda suddenly finds herself in the role of voice of sanity. No one is more horrified than she is. When old enemies reappear as new allies and old friends become new enemies Meda has to decide—again—whose side she’s really on.
And then the Crusaders decide that Meda should go to Hell. Literally.
Can’t a monster ever catch a break?
So, what do you think??
CROSSED, book three of the Soul Eaters series, will release in August 2015; cover and blurb a lot sooner--so stay tuned!
Lookee what showed up in the mail!
I still need to adjust a few things (the inside margin could be a tidge bigger) but then it'll be good to go.
CRUSHED is officially released! http://amzn.to/1uxcCw2
Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo
Unfortunately I haven't figured out iBook formatting yet, and Google Play won't let me set my own prices, so it's not available on either of those two platforms.
Haven't read CRACKED yet?
Only $2.99 on Amazon for Kindle
Smashwords for other formats