Monday, April 2, 2012

Monday Mishmash and Cover Reveal!

Happy Monday! My mishmash will be short today because I'm hosting a cover reveal for my agency sister, Trisha Wolfe.

  1. Astarte's Wrath  See the gorgeous cover below! It says it all!
  2. Free monthly newsletter  My newsletter will go out around 5pm EST today. If you don't subscribe and would like to, click here.
  3. Emotional reader/writer  For some reason, my writing and the books I've been reading keep making me cry. I like when writing can make me feel. I'll be posting more about this in the future.
Now, on to the cover reveal:
July 2012
Two thousand years before Dez Harkly developed her secret powers, Kythan Astarte vowed to free the Kythans from the binds that enslaved them to the Egyptian pharaohs and sorcerers. Discover the prophecy that originated from a very different time, and spans generations to link two very different girls...This is the beginning.

Set against the backdrop of the Battle of Actium, in the city of Alexandria, Star struggles with her guardian duties as her feelings for the newly named pharaoh of Egypt grow deeper. Not only is Caesarian her duty, he’s the son of Cleopatra, and he’s…human. All of which makes their love forbidden.

But when a conspiracy linked to Caesar, Caesarian’s own father, creeps its ways into Alexandria, Star must choose between helping her fellow Kythans free themselves of their servitude, or protecting her charge—the last pharaoh—while Egypt burns around her.
What's on your mind today? And what do you think of the cover of Astarte's Wrath?

42 comments:

  1. Cool cover!

    Translating, doing laundry, trying out something new (blogged about it), hoping to get more books to translate, feeling nervous about the Eurocon coming, feeling bad because I haven't been writing for a while, trying to focus on tasks at hand... That would be it, I think. :)

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    1. Wow, you've been busy. Good luck with all of that, and I'm glad you like Trish's cover.

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  2. I really like the violet hew to the cover. The premise sounds unique, especially being about Egyptians. Thanks for sharing Kelly.

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    1. I like the violet, too. I've always liked that color. It think it's very eye catching.

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  3. Writing often makes me feel emotional, too! I love that others feel the same way.

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    1. It really is such an emotional experience, isn't it?

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  4. Wow, what a lovely cover! Cover + Egypt= I'd buy it in a second.

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    1. I'm with you. I'm ordering mine as soon as it's available.

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  5. Fantasy novel set in Egypt! Sign me up!

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  6. Love the cover! I've been waiting for an Egyptian story for a long time :) So pickin' this up!

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    1. Yeah, Egyptian stories are not common. I'm really excited about it. :)

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  7. Lady Kelly

    Greetings! Great cover reveal, and a great cover! Heh. I wonder if her eyes are purple too? Yes I confess. Purple is one of my favourite colours :-). The cover for 'A Comedy of Terrors' was signed off with the publisher's cover artist last week - but I don't have a hard release date yet. When I do, I may have to try to twist your arm :-P.
    The 'Emotional reader/ writer' comment is one I found interesting. My last blog post (Going to Back Bay) is about something that still gets to me today. Not just because of what happenedo because of how people reacted. Of how the Ritual itself grew. So a blend of emotions. The sorrow and the healing. This week's post (http://www.graeme-smith.net/content/satisfaction-we-cant-get-no) isn't quite so deep - but I hope fun :-).

    The Idiot

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    1. I love cover reveals. They're so exciting. Have you seen your cover yet? Keep me posted!

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  8. Heh. I have no idea what 'happened' there. Small correction:

    'The 'Emotional reader/ writer' comment is one I found interesting. My last blog post (Going to Back Bay) is about something that still gets to me today. Not just because of what happened, but also because of how people reacted.'

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  9. The cover is very beautiful, not to mention intriguing! My mind is filled with a dozen things I need to do today :)

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    1. Mondays are like that. So much on your mind.

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  10. I'm pretty busy trying to catch up with some important things, but no, snakes, or asps, nope not for me! Have a great day Kelly!

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  11. Awesome cover. I agree with you about emotional reading and writing. I love it when I read something I've written and find little tears in my eyes. I think, "Dang, I'm good!" LOL

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    1. LOL. I seriously feel everything my characters feel. When they cry, I cry.

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  12. What a lovely cover. The books sounds really interesting. Thanks for the great information Kelly.

    ctny

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  13. I like the cover, mysterious. I am jet lagged - you did ask what was on my mind. :-)

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  14. The cover looks great- I can see the connections to ancient Egypt! I enjoy books and writing that make me emotional too- so I look forward to hearing more about your thoughts on that in a future post. Today- I am thinking of the 1 million things I need to do before I go away for the weekend. I am trying to get everything organized! :)

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    1. Going anywhere good? I hope you get everything organized for your trip.

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  15. I like books that make me cry. And the cover art is cool. I like the jet black, shiny hair.

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    1. I like the hair too. My sister has that haircut. :)

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  16. Very nice cover, I thought the pretty heroine looked a little Eurasian. :) I love reading books that make me think, explore their possibilities, and tear up.

    (So sorry to hear about your bookmarks, Kelly. Hope some curious people pass them around so many people who didn't know about your books previously will now.)

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    1. Thanks, Claudine. My publisher confirmed that there were a bunch of bookmarks in that package, which means someone must have opened it because the package wasn't ripped on the outside, but the things left inside were very disrupted and it was repackaged. I hate thinking someone would intentionally steal someone else's mail, but I can't help wondering this time. :(

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  17. I enjoy books that pull at my emotions. Also, sometimes I need a good cry, even if it's elicited by fiction.

    Awesome cover. :)

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  18. I love the cover! Good luck to Trisha for the book.

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  19. Love the cover of this book and the story sounds great too.
    As for crying, sometimes our writing leads us to that point, doesn't it?

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