I am so happy to be able to share the Insider cover with you! I ended up deciding to change the cover model and then that needed some tweaks because her head was huge and it looked like Sophie was trying to eat you! (The picture I picked didn't have the girl's body) So FINALLY I can show it you. I love it!
A huge thanks to Regina at Mae I Design for creating two beautiful covers for me!
For those of you that have read Insider you understand the significance of the poppies. *winks*
Remember all that swag I ordered? Here it is!
It's so awesome! I love it all but my favorites are the tote bags and magnets. I'm seriously considering wallpapering my refrigerator with Caeden magnets. Haha.
BE SURE AND CHECK THE BLOG THIS WEEKEND! I HAVE SOME CAEDEN NEWS TO ANNOUNCE!
On Saturday November 10th Melissa Andrea will be making a stop here on her blog tour for Flutter! Since Flutter is releasing in October (no exact release date yet) I will be doing a character interview! So be sure and read Flutter when it comes out so that if you have any questions for the main characters I might be able to include them!
“I think they’re closed."
Theodore looked at me, “That’s
kind of the point.”
“You’re stealing a car!” I
“No, of course not,” he said
and I relaxed. “I’m merely borrowing it. Now stay here for a minute,” he said.
“I need to disable the security cameras and ditch the license plates.” He
slipped out of the car like a shadow. His movements reminded me of ninjas you
saw in movies. Quick, precise, and almost inhuman. I watched him maneuver
around the parking lot in a way that kept him from the sights of the cameras. Then
he jumped at the building and scaled the wall with his bare hands. What was he?
Since I put the Outsider/Insider giveaway on hold until the new covers are done it has given me the opportunity to gather more swag. Yippee! I ordered tote bags, coffee mugs, key chains and magnets! (I honestly don't know where I'm going to put it all!) With all this extra swag and the super long wait I've decided that there should be more than 1 winner! The grand prize winner will receive a huge box of swag (plus signed paperbacks of Outsider and Insider) and I haven't decided how many other winners there will be and what they'll get. Once I actually have all my swag in front of me I'll figure it out and post pics of what each winner will receive!!!!
Here's pics of the swag I just ordered! I can't wait to actually see it in person! I'm sure I'll scream and frighten the UPS man!
Keychain (so you can take Caeden with you everywhere!)
Front of Tote Bag
Back of Tote Bag
It's a quote from Caeden's Extra when he first meets Sophie, it reads:
The walls, the floors, everything, melted away. It was as if the entire world disappeared. Nothing was left except for her and me. Her presence held me to this spot, to this earth, not gravity. She stood in front of me with dark chocolate hair and brown eyes to match. She smelled like freshly baked cookies. She was perfect. She was everything. And she was mine. My wolf howled inside me. My mate.
And then, in a very unlike myself maneuver; I dropped the dang gone cupcakes on the floor. Icing arced across the floor in a spray to cover my shoes, jeans, the floor, and then her.
Graceful Caeden. I scolded myself. Letting a girl make you lose your cool.
I am so happy to share with you the official cover for Jennifer Armentrout's OPAL!!!!!! Are ya'll ready to see Daemon? I know I am!
No one is like
When he set out to prove his feelings for me, he wasn’t fooling around.
Doubting him isn’t something I’ll do again, and now that we’ve made it through
the rough patches, well... There’s a lot of spontaneous combustion going on.
But even he can’t protect his family from
the danger of trying to free those they love.
After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different... And I’m not
sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the
truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing
and testing hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable of.
The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely
source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won’t turn
back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever.
USA TODAY Bestselling
author, Jennifer L. Armentrout,
lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her
state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time
reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write,
and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell, Loki. Her dreams of
becoming an author started in algebra class where she spent most of her time
writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer
writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary
romance. She also writes adult romance under the name J. Lynn.
I just wanted to let ya'll know that I will be revealing the cover to OPAL (3rd book in the Lux Series) by Jennifer Armentrout, here on my blog tomorrow!!! If you haven't read anything by Jennifer Armentrout you are really missing out!
...I really hope you guys love this cover as much as I do...
...Okay, drum roll please...
This guy looks so much like the Caeden in my head that it's scary! I really hope he looks like how you guys visualize Caeden, as well! The Insider cover needs some minor tweaking before I reveal it. Also, the spine and back cover still needs to be designed so I have no idea when the new paperbacks will be available (which means the giveaway is still on hold) If you're interested in buying paperbacks with the new covers just hold your horses and I'll let you know when they're available. (I am also going to TRY my hardest to set it up on here so I can sell signed paperbacks. I'm not very tech savvy so I'll have to track down someone who is, who can help me, haha)
Now for Teaser Tuesday! (This is Mara and Theo on a... 'road trip' if you can even call it that)
“Mornin’ doll face,” said gray
eyes with a fake southern accent.
I looked around and saw the
road all around us.
“Have you slept?” I asked.
He put a hand to his chest.
“Are you concerned for my health? Doll face, I’m touched.”
I narrowed my eyes at him. “I
just don’t want to get killed because you fall asleep at the wheel.”
“I’m fine,” he said. “This
stuff really works,” he picked up a bottle of five-hour energy.
“How many of these have you
had?” I asked, taking it from him.
“Uh… four,” he counted and
then giggled. Yeah, that’s right, giggled like a little girl. “And I feel
I leave you with a picture of my dog Tucker!
P.S. This is the dress Sophie wore to graduation just to give you a visual. ;) It's from Old Navy.
I've been looking at models for over an hour (I know, my job is just soooooo difficult, teehee) But I think I finally found the PERFECT Caeden! Eeeeeeek! I'm so excited! I can't wait to get the covers done so I can share them with you and FINALLY do the giveaway! Yay! Goodnight, ya'll!
First off I want to say that book 3 will not be the last book in the Outsider Series. I'm going to do a 4th book! There's just no way that I can wrap up Caeden and Sophie's story in just one more book. I know some of you have been disappointed with the lack of action in Insider but you will see a lot more in books 3 & 4. ;) Plus, I have a lot of other awesome stuff planned. I can't wait! When I'm done with book 4 I plan to also do a prequel about Sophie's parents. I think the prequel will end up being full novel length but it might be shorter and more like a novella. I won't know for sure until I plan it out and start writing. :) I also plan to continue doing extras so that you know how all the characters lives turn out. I might even do a spin off book or series but that's so far into the future I don't know for sure yet, it's just a possibility.
Here's a peek from The Enchanted for Teaser Tuesday:
“What is that?” asked Theo.
“Cheetos,” I swished the bag
in front of his nose.
We had stopped to get gas and
food. Apparently even enchanters have to eat.
“Give me some,” he stuck his
hand in the bag.
“Hey,” I snatched it back,
“these are mine.”
“Haven’t you ever heard of
sharing?” he asked and stuck a handful of Cheetos in his mouth.
I narrowed my eyes at him. “I
don’t want to share with you.”