Today I’m hosting author Rachel Carrington on my blog who has a new book coming out on October 20th titled Waking Up Immortal.
Here’s a little bit about Rachel from her website:
Rachel Carrington began her career writing fantasy romances of powerful wizards and wicked witches. Since then, she has branched out into contemporary romance and romantic suspense and has had books published with Ellora’s Cave, Samhain Publishing, Red Sage Publishing, and more.
Currently, a freelance editor/writer residing in historical Charleston, South Carolina, Rachel has written non-fiction articles for Absolute Write, The Writer’s Journal, Writing for Dollars, Writer’s Magazine, and Writer’s Weekly.
Because she likes staying busy, Rachel has also taught classes for Suite 101 and for author groups regarding promoting, writing, starting your own business, and editing.
When not writing, Rachel loves to read romantic suspense (Lisa Gardner and Roxanne St. Claire are two of her favorites), rework old furniture, cross-stitch, cook, and drink lots of coffee.
Chloe Emerson, the heroine in Waking Up Immortal, discovers her immortality after she’s had a car accident. Her mother thought her heart had stopped in the ambulance so decided it was time to let her daughter in on the secret. So begins Chloe’s journey to find the man who fathered her and hopefully discover a way to change her genetics.
The book is told in first person from Chloe’s point of view. So why did I decide to use a man (Jimmy Thomas, no doubt) on the cover instead of a woman to portray the heroine? Because the story isn’t just Chloe’s, and though I certainly want the readers to be interested in what Chloe has to say, I also want them to wonder about Kier, the man who steals Chloe’s heart and shakes up her world. I want the readers to hunger to know more about him, and I thought a snapshot might pique their interest a little more.
I know some readers might be thinking every hero can’t look like Jimmy Thomas, but that’s not the point. Jimmy personifies what every hero is supposed to be—a good-looking, muscular, successful man who just looks like he could kick anyone’s butt who gets in his way. That’s what I wanted my readers to see in Kier.
And in Book Two of the Universal Security Series, readers will get to know Kier even better for as much as Waking Up Immortal reveals Chloe’s struggles, Living Dangerously walks the reader down Kier’s path from his beginning to what may very well be his end.
To find out more about Rachel click on the links below:
I’m so excited to reveal the latest cover I’ve been working so diligently on lately. It has gone through many edits and changes and ooh I love that and nope don’t like that, let’s get rid of it! Heehee, I love a challenge. So without further ado I give you Lauralynn Elliott’s newest book cover:
So what do you think? The story is going to be great. I’ve had the honor of reading this one as Lauralynn in writing it (which I do most of hers..wink wink). It has mystery, it has magic, and of course it has romance. Even I don’t know yet how this is going to turn out because she is still writing it. But I won’t have to wait too much longer and neither will you! What is also exciting to me is I actually had a little bit of input into the story this time too. I’m not telling you what though because I don’t want to give anything away. I’ll tell you after you’ve read it. 😉
So stayed tuned to find out when the big release day is but enjoy the cover in the meantime. I mean really, enjoy it. Who wouldn’t want to sit and stare at the fabulous Jimmy Thomas that graces the front of this book? He looks rather lonely doesn’t he? I think he needs a hug. I can fix that!
So I just found out yesterday that the cover I just finished for Lauralynn Elliott’s Loving the Dead and the UnDead is the 3000th (that’s right there are 3 zeroes there) that cover model Jimmy Thomas is on.
I am beyond excited. I mean besides that the man is the best eye-candy I’ve ever had the pleasure to look at. **drooling here** (where’s my drool cloth…heehee) He is also the sweetest guy out there in the romance novel community. He informed me that the cover I just did was his 3000th and that he was going to plaster it everywhere! So now it’s on his Facebook page and his website that he has setup RomanceNovelCenter.com so thousands of people are now seeing MY cover!
I’ve already had another person interested in me doing a cover for them based on him posting the cover so this looks like it might help me win over some new clients! I also hope that it will boost the sales of Lauralynn’s books as well. How cool is that!
Who knows maybe I have a chance yet of this becoming my full time job. Although like they say if you love what you do then it’s not really a “job” is it? 😉
Ok going to go do some more happy dancing! WooHoo!!!!