Friday, October 14, 2011

YA Indie Carnival- Fan Art


Well, it's that time of the week again, folks.  Come and get your funnel cakes and circus dogs!  Oh, wait...we're out of both those today.  What we do have, however, is a collection of art from the fabulous Amy Jacobs and a journal entry from BO about RIDLEY that is featured on Dani's blog.  So, come on, y'all.  Let's get started!

This week we are featuring fan art and I happen to have made a very recent post pertaining to this very thing.  You may have seen a delicious picture of Sam and Dean Winchester on my sidebar, with a note above it about the amazing Amy J.  Well, the is also the one who did the alternate cover for The Reaping and the cover for my upcoming release, The Reckoning.  I am more grateful than I can express for every single piece of fan mail, fan art, and every fan gift.  I hope you know how much I adore each and every one of them and you.  But on this post, I'm going to show you a few of Amy's contributions since she's cover artist for my book.  Deal?

This is the first thing Amy ever sent me.  She knew of my love for those yummy Supernatural boys and I loved her tag so much, I had to include it in my blog permanently, as you can see over there -------->

 This is another one she did of just Dean.  So.  Hot.



There are many, many more, but in  the interest of conserving space, I'm going to move along to the book covers for those of you who haven't already seen them.

This is the alternate cover for The Reaping.


And then, finally, the AMAZING cover she did for The Reckoning.  If possible, I think she truly outdid herself with this one.  I'm still in awe over it.  AWESOME!



With that, I'd like to thank Amy Jacobs one more time for being one of the most super cool chics I know and for being an incredible artist and blogger.  She was the very first person to read and review The Reaping and I feel very honored that she would do these covers for me.  I think she'll always hold a special place in my heart:)  *raises glass*  Here's to you, Amy!  As for y'all, you can find her here.

I'd also like to give a special thanks to Dani over at Refracted Light Reviews for being so amazingly generous in posting a journal entry from Bo about Ridley.  The post looks INCREDIBLE and I really hope you'll go check it out and give her some love.  Thank you:)

Now for a few carni announcements:

Courtney Cole released her Bloodstone Saga finale, My Tattered Bonds.

Check out The Paranormal Plumes Haunted Book Tour in Savannah Halloween Weekend! http://www.theplumessociety.com/

30% of the royalties of Lexus Luke's Manitou The Sky People Saga go to the ASPCA.

The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines will release on Oct 21. Here is the book trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=aAp6chU-d6o

For a limited time, Kimberly Kinrade is selling signed copies of her YA paranormal thriller/romance Forbidden Mind. As an All Hallow's Read bonus, she is also including some awesome gifts with each purchase... including a very special bonus to the first 5 lucky people who place an order. Get a copy for yourself and buy one for a friend in celebration of All Hallow's Read. For more details, visit http://bit.ly/qGMQkz

Filter Giveaway on Gwenn Wright's blog! http://hereventuality.blogspot.com/2011/10/von-strassenbergs-giving-it-away.html. When she reaches 100 followers she will give away a signed copy of Filter AND one of her fancy new mugs!

Now before you go about your busy Friday business, you should really go check out what the other carnies had to say today.  Here they are:


Dani Snell Refracted Light Reviews
Patti Larsen Author of The Ghost Boy of MacKenzie House, The Hunted Series and the Hayle Coven Novels
Courtney Cole Author of Every Last Kiss, Fated, Princess, and Guardian. Also a contributing author in The Glassheart Chronicles
Nicole Williams Author of Eternal Eden, and Fallen Eden. She is also a contributing author in the Glassheart Chronicles
Fisher Amelie Author of The Understorey, as well as a contributing author in The Glassheart Chronicles
Laura Elliott Author of Winnemucca as well as 13 on Halloween, book 1 in the Teen Halloween Series
Amy Jones Author of The Soul Quest Trilogy as well as a contributing author in The Glassheart Chronicles
Rachel Coles Author of Diary of a Duct Tape Zombie, Whistles, Beergarden, Plagues, Bees of St. John, and Mushrooms
T.R. Graves Author of Warriors of the Cross
PJ Hoover Author of Solstice, The Emerald Tablet, The Navel of the World, The Necropolis
Alicia McCalla Author of the upcoming science-fiction novel Breaking Free
Abbi Glines Author of Breathe, and the upcoming Existence and Vincent Boys
Cheri Schmidt Author of Fateful, Fractured, and Fair Maiden
Lexus Luke Author of Manitou, The Sky People Saga
Suzy Turner Author of December Moon and Raven
K.C. Blake Author of Vampire Rules
Gwenn Wright Author of Filter
Kimberly Kinrade Author of Bits of You & Pieces of Me and Forbidden Mind
Darby Karchut Author of Griffin Rising and the upcoming Griffin's Fire
Madeline Smoot Author of Missing, Summer Shorts, and The Girls
Cidney Swanson Author of Ripple series
Heather Self Blogger, Reviewer and upcoming Indie Author

TGIF y'all, and, as always, happy reading:)
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