Monday, October 25, 2010

Cover Debut!

Dear readers,
Once Written, Twice Shy normally has a policy about not doing straight promo here, but I'm going to make an exception today--because my sister's cover is out!

Laurie London is my sister, and Bonded By Blood, A Sweetblood Novel, releases in February with HQN. I'm so darn proud of her that I just had to show you her cover.
Laurie wanted to share a cute story about the cover shoot.

Here's Laurie: The art director knew I preferred not to see a discernable face and didn't want fangs. When they showed up for the photo shoot, the photographer had brought a pair of plastic fangs just for kicks and grins. It turns out the pictures they took with the model looking straight into the camera with those fangs on were the shots they liked most. What do authors know? We know words. The art director and photographer know images.

Rebecca here again: What do you think? Isn't the cover hot?

Laurie London is the author of the Sweetblood series, dark, sexy vampire romance from HQN. The first book, BONDED BY BLOOD, is available February 2011. Book two, EMBRACED BY BLOOD, comes out July 2011. A graduate of Western Washington University and a former tester/programmer for a Fortune 500 company, Laurie writes from her home near Seattle where she lives with her husband and two children. You can find out more about Laurie and her writing at her website.


  1. Aw, thanks, Beck! I'm just so thrilled with this cover that I can hardly stand it!

  2. It's seriously steamin' hot! Congrats, Laurie--the cover gods have smiled upon you!

  3. LOL Alexis. Maybe my cover gods and your cover gods have been hanging out together!

  4. And wouldn't you love to know where they hang out? Bet we'd have a good time there.


  5. Laur--your cover is fabulous! And Alexis, thanks so much for stopping by!

  6. That's an amazing cover. You must be thrilled. Every success with the book. Grace x

  7. Alexis, wouldn't it be fun to be a fly on that wall!?

    Beck, thanks for posting my cover. (I love my sis.)

    Thank you so much, Grace. Yes, I'm thrilled!

  8. With a model like that, you gotta show his face. This is a GREAT cover. Tell me again, when can I buy it?

  9. Thanks, Lisa! Spoken like a true photographer. I'm glad you like the cover. I'm pretty partial to it myself! The book will be out in February, but I understand it's available for preorder now on Amazon. My aunt already bought her copy. Gah! Family reading my steamy stories!

  10. Laurie - awesome cover! I'm so glad you got a cover that fits the mood of your story. And boy is it hot! :-)

  11. Laurie, the cover is WAY hot! And I love his fangs. Congratulations!!!

    I requested the same thing: No complete faces, no fangs (oh, wait, not the fangs thing. I write straight historicals). I mean, no man-chests. On my second book they put gorgeously hunky cover model Nathan Kamp, full face, nearly full chest. Unsurprisingly, I am QUITE FINE with it. ;) You're right, the art and marketing folks are the experts.

    Congrats again!