Whoa! Just noticing that it’s been two weeks since I last blogged! Good reason for that though.
It’s been a preeeeeeeetty busy start to July! First, the cover model results … did y’all see those? If not, go take a peek because it’s worth looking at the winner’s photo one more time even if you have seen the results:
Julian is so … le sigh.
He makes one very sexy muse for this character. A great pick for the cover.
Okay so that’s one reason why I haven’t been blogging the last couple of weeks, but I’ll get to that in a sec.
Last week was my sister’s bachelorette party and I celebrated with her, friends and family down in Detroit.
Check out the bride-to-be:
My other sister was also in town and I was VERY excited to hang out with her at my nephew’s birthday party:
So that was my busy weekend with the family.
Going back to the book cover …
Julian’s photo shoot was last Sunday and let me tell you, in the thick of prepping Soul Resurrected for beta readers, I found myself slipping in and out of focus.
Especially when photographer, David Wagner, sent me some images of Julian at the beginning of the shoot.
Holy Hella Hotness.
This cover is going to rock ... so frickin' excited!!
Yeah so much as I tried to concentrate after that, visions of chiseled abs and pecs mercilessly danced through my head.
Then there were the 300 or so additional images that David sent later in the evening that left me … totally done. Like don't talk or look at me because my eyes are glued to the computer screen for the next hour done.
Good God. I have no idea how I’m going to narrow it down to one pick.
By some miracle though, I did eventually finish up the final edits to Soul Resurrected and it’s in the hands of some very badass betas with sharp pens. I hope they tear the everloving shit out of that thing and leave me with a ravaged, bloody mess.
So what’s next??
Well, I’m going to be opening the Official Sons of Wrath Store.
I promised to put together a page for all the handsome faces I’ve stumbled upon during the Cover Model Contest. So these two will be my focus for the next week while I try not to obsess over the fact that quite a few people are reading my book right now.
*breathes into paper bag*
David and I are choosing the final image for the cover and I’ll be scheduling the Cover Reveal VERY soon!!!
After that, I’ll be putting together some fun stuff for the Soul Resurrected Blog Tour. Might do something a little different this time … I’ve got some crazy ass ideas floating around my head for that.
OH!! And remember the sexy Italian model that I chose for Calix's cover? I'm going to give you guys a little sneak peek of him too!!
I’m also going to be treating August as sort of a NaNo month and will be busting my butt to write Soul Enslaved (Gavin’s book).
All you Gavin fans will be pleased to know that the search for his cover model will begin soon!!
Phew! Lots coming up ...
But I’m curious to know how YOU guys see Gavin … anyone come to mind when you think of this character? Actors, musicians, your local Starbucks barista??? This will help me in the narrowing down sexy candidates process. Not that I'm complaining, but it's not an easy job, ya know? i kinda want to scoop all of them up and make a big sexy alpha sandwich for the cover. So give me some input!!