Part 2 of the Chrysalis Cover Reveal Event: Spotlight on Author Courtney Vail- Cover Gallery!


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Hello everyone! As part of the Chrysalis Cover Reveal event I wanted to throw a spotlight on the wonderful woman who created my fabulous new Chrysalis cover! The Chrysalis cover was custom made, the two models are the fantabulous Jessica Becerra and Javier Gonzalez. (Check out some of the Behind The Scene Photos of Chrysalis Photo Shoot!) Photos of the Chrysalis photo shoot, shot by Tiffany McDonald at Anecdote Photography.

But Courtney Vail also has created Ready Made Covers, check out a few below!

First…(A Little about Courtney Vail)

Courtney is an author but she is also a.k.a. Amy Rooney the name which she conducts business for CVWriters Designs!

So lets check the details on this great Author and some of her creations:O

 

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BIO:

Courtney writes totally twisted YA and adult suspense. She enjoys braiding mystery, suspense & romance with some kind of weirdness. Her addictions to crazy coffee concoctions, Funny Bones, Ben & Jerry’s, and bacon keep her running and writing. She currently lives in New England with a comedian stud and a wild gang of kidlets.

WORKS IN PROGRESS:

Her mystery suspense novel, Kings & Queens, is available now at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords.

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When a 17-year-old tomboy can’t budge police after overhearing two fellow students planning a church shooting, she aims to ID the nutjobs herself before they act. But when their agenda turns out to be far bigger than she ever assumed, she becomes the centerpiece in a ruthless game that casts even her closest friends under suspicion.

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The sequel, Sapphire Reign, which opens ten years later, is currently in editing and will be released this summer.

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Still reeling from the repercussions of the church shooting plot she got jerked into ten years ago in high school, Majesty is shattered, having also lost her daughter, Mikayla, in a preschool gas explosion and, oh yeah, her marriage to a slut. So, when she receives a bizarre glimmer of hope that her little girl might actually be alive, she fights heaven and hell to reclaim the happiness that’s been stripped from her. But her hunt sets her fifteen-year-old sister–Skye, a young girl and two other adults on collision course for disaster. In their dark world, nothing is what it seems and these seekers of truth may not like the answers they find. And little Mikayla could very well be trapped in this web of deception … or truly gone forever.

She is also working on two urban fantasy novels.

OTHER BUSINESS:

In addition to writing, Courtney, AKA, Amy Rooney, also owns CVWriter Designs. She holds a B.S. in Journalism Advertising from Liberty University and has worked in advertising and as a graphic designer since 1996.  Although she can be commissioned for any print design work, her primary focus within the past 2 years has been to help publishers and authors put out esthetically pleasing covers, eBooks, interiors and marketing materials.

She creates pre-made book covers, so if you’re looking for an inexpensive book cover option, check out the pre-made book cover gallery. All pre-made covers are only sold once and feature title manipulation free of charge.

Pre-made covers start at $40. The listed price includes a full paperback cover, an eBook cover, a facebook cover, a blog tour banner and a 3D book cover. Since her gallery is so huge, it is slowing down her site, so she is currently moving that section to Storenvy. Please email her at luvfisk at yahoo dot com if you are interested in purchasing a pre-made or speaking to her about commissioned work.

Here is the link to my site: http://cvwriterdesigns.wix.com/graphicdesigns

Here a few samples of Amy Rooney’s Pre-Made Covers.

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Chrysalis (A YA Paranormal Novel) Cover Reveal!


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Hello All! Today’s the day that the new CHRYSALIS Cover is revealed! I am very excited and also grateful for the wonderful people that helped to make this happened. Below there is a HUGE THANKS to those directly involved with the cover’s creation…but first I wish to thank Author BK Walker at VBT Cafe Tours for setting up this awesome Cover Reveal Blitz! I also wish to thank the hosts who are on board in addition to the Fabulous VBTCafe hosts! (In no specific order)

Author(s) Raine ThomasJamie White (A.K.A.) Jamie B MusingsCp Bialois, ,Emma Meade,Marilyn Almodovar,Ronda Caudill,Tiffany McDonald,Jessica Becerra,Javier Gonzalez

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COVER REVEAL

CHRYSALIS

A Novel (YA Paranormal)

By Michelle Cornwell-Jordan

Set To Release

Summer 2013

THANK-YOUS

My way of saying thanks to some great people!:

Photography by the fantabulous (Tiffany McDonald- Anecdote Photography)
Website: http://www.anecdotephotography.com/home.html

Big Hug and Much Gratitude to the very awesome duo
Models
Jessica Becerra
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Twitter: @jess_dolores
And Javier Gonzalez
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CHRYSALIS
Novel
YA Paranormal
By Michelle Cornwell-Jordan

Set to release
Summer 2013

The cover was created by the Fantabulous Amy Rooney of (CVWriters Designs) http://cvwriterdesigns.wix.com/mysite2

Chrysalis Officially Officially Officially cleaned up on April 10th 2013

Blurb

After the war between Man and the Supernatural. The world settled back into a harmonious rhythm. Man and Preternatural existing side by side, building a society that was technologically advanced and beneficial to both kinds. Ruled by ThunderKins (Children of the Sun). But there was dissatisfaction in several of the Divisions. Some did not accept the rule of ThunderKin. The Thunderkin heir was targeted for destruction, believing this would cause the Thunderkin rule to be overthrown. So Chaos was birth and Chaos had a name….Ayda

Ayda Blackhawk was the beautiful, mysterious new girl at Eagle Ridge High School, in the Mountain Division of the New World, She was not there to make friends but to bring destruction. Her assignment? To kill the Thunderkin heir. But Ayda meets Adrian the ThunderKin leader, and through a twist of fate, the rules change which places Ayda, Adrian and their world at the cross roads to either destruction or redemption

BOOK TRAILER:

 

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Michelle Cornwell-Jordan is a Young Adult/ New Adult author.

Her titles include a co-written work with Danny Jones called Reahket, her solo young adult novella series Night School Vampire Hunter Trilogy and a contribution to the HerStory Anthology released March 08th2013(Pagans Writers Press)

She is also the producer/host of the online radio segment, IndieReview Behind the Scenes, where she and her co-host Jamie B Musings interview Indie authors and musicians.

Michelle has been married for seventeen years and has a fourteen-year-old daughter. A book lover, her favorite genre has always been paranormal adventures.

Find out more about her on her website http://michellecjordan.wix.com/author#!

Follow her on twitter at @mcjordan37

Fan her on FaceBook at IndieWritersreview YA blog http://www.facebook.com/pages/Indiewritersreview-YA-blog/243295842393117

And FaceBook at IndieReview Behind The Scenes Internet Radio

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Signed paperback of Chrysalis when it releases in June 2013 PLUS a $25 iTunes Gift Card!

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COVER REVEAL POLL + GIVEAWAY! FOR EVERLY A New Adult Contemporary Romance by Raine Thomas


Hello Guys I am so excited to be participating as one of the host for the For Everly  Cover Reveal!

HUGE congratulations to the fabulous Author Raine Thomas on her upcoming release!

Please see details below!

COVER REVEAL POLL + GIVEAWAY! 

FOR EVERLY

A New Adult Contemporary Romance

by

Raine Thomas

Raine Thomas is so excited to share the new cover of her upcoming New Adult novel, For Everly. There’s only one problem: she can’t decide which it will be!

After commissioning two talented cover designers, Tonya Dsigns and Allie B Designs, to send her concepts, Raine fell in love with their different styles. Now,she wants readers to decide which she’ll use as the final cover.

In a fun spin on Ye Olde Cover Reveal, Raine has set up a poll so readers can vote on the cover. The winning design will be announced on Monday, May 6th. All voters can enter to win a signed paperback of For Everly after its release on May 27th using the Rafflecopter form below.

First, check out the book blurb and the beautiful covers (shown in no particular order). Then cast your vote and enter the giveaway. May the best cover win!

Blurb

Determined to overcome a dark and tragic past, college student Everly Wallace is only months away from earning her degree in physical therapy. She’s consumed with school, caring for her ailing grandfather, and figuring out how to pay the next bill. The last thing she wants is a relationship, but it just might be the one thing she needs.

Major League pitcher Cole Parker hasn’t fought for anything in his life. He went from a privileged upbringing to a multi-million dollar All-Star career. But when his pitching shoulder starts to give him trouble at only twenty-four years old, he faces the possibility of his injury becoming public knowledge and costing him everything.

In a desperate bid to save his career, Cole decides to hire someone to treat his injury, someone who will keep things off the record and out of the media. He finds the perfect solution in Everly. As mysterious as she is beautiful, she provides an enticing distraction from his pain. Soon, physical therapy is the last thing on his mind.

When an act of betrayal brings the truths they both fear to light, Cole will have to fight for the first time in his life…not just for his career, but for Everly’s love.

 

Coming May 27, 2013 by Iambe Books, LLC

Add it to your to-read list on Goodreads!

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CAST YOUR VOTE!

Please click link in order to place your vote!:O)

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Author bio:

Raine Thomas is the award-winning author of a series of YA fantasy/romance novels about the Estilorian plane, including the Daughters of Saraqael trilogy and the Firstborn trilogy. Her upcoming release, For Everly, is a New Adult Contemporary Romance. She is a proud member of Romance Writers of America and is a contributing blogger to The Writer’s Voice. When she isn’t planning weddings, writing or glued to social networking sites, she can usually be found on one of Florida’s beautiful beaches with her husband and daughter or crossing the border to visit with her Canadian friends and relatives.
Ways readers can connect with Raine:
Twitter (http://twitter/Raine_Thomas)
Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/rainethomas)
Goodreads (http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5053436.Raine_Thomas)
Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/raine_thomas/)
Linkedin (http://www.linkedin.com/pub/raine-thomas/53/111/bb3)
Website (http://rainethomas.com)
Blog (http://RaineThomas.com/blog/)

ENTER THE GIVEAWAY! Click link to enter giveaway for a Signed Paperback  copy of For Everly once it releases on May 27th!
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IndieReview Behind The Scenes Mid-week Mix!


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Hello Everyone! Welcome to the Mid-Week Mix!

I am Michelle Cornwell-Jordan your host and today I will bring you some of the hottest Indie Music out there!

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Check out today’s show at IndieReview Behind The Scenes Mid-Week Mix!

Check out Monday’s The Writing Corner w/ Author C.P. Bialois

Tuesdays Marketing 101 w/ Author Sybil Nelson

Wednesdays Mid-Week Mix w/Author  Michelle Cornwell-Jordan

Fridays Culture Shock with Author Jamie White a.k.a. Jamie B Musings

Music Today:

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and much more!

IndieWritersReview”s Music Monday! Chrysalis(YA Paranormal) (Playlist)


Hello all:) Today’s Monday, so that means Music!:) Today I will share the playlist for Chrysalis my upcoming release (Summer 2013), it will be a YA Paranormal Novel.

Below are some behind the scene shots from the photoshoot with Anecdote Photography‘s Tiffany McDonald, the models are Javier Gonzalez and Jessica Becerra

I would like to give a BIG THANK-YOU to all that was involved in the creating of the new cover, which will be revealed April 29th (reveal sponsored by Virtual Book Tour Cafe and cover design by Amy Rooney with CV WritersDesigns

If you would like to join in the Cover reveal activities which will include a 1 day only Rafflecopter giveaway of a $25.00 ITunes card and a Signed paperback copy of Chrysalis once its released! Please join the event here: Chrysalis cover reveal and Giveaway!

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The western Pueblo, Native American cultures located in the southwestern United States, include Hopi, Zuni, Tewa Village (on the Hopi Reservation), as part of their cultures, the Kachina religion is an important practice.

Kachinas are spirits or personifications of things in the real world. A kachina can represent anything in the natural world or cosmos, from a revered ancestor to an element, a location, a quality, a natural phenomenon, or a concept.

A form (loose interpretation) of the Kachina practice is being used in Ayda’s society. In her society, Kachina’s are created, (similar to our view of a robot, or product). The Bidaban’s Kachina’s are created for specific purposes. They are not birthed, but created by Harvesters.

Ayda is a Bidaban Kachina, designed specifically to destroy the son of the Inner realm son, Adrian

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Meet Adrian Dusong, 19 years old, he is the son of the Leader of Bid’adan. He is next to lead the Divisions. A ThunderKin Warrior-( shapeshifter)- Originated from the legendary ThunderBird ; Adrian’s destiny is to protect his people and those of the Humans in his realm. But if he decides to love the dangerous Ayda, will following his heart destroy all those he loves.

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Chrysalis Photo Shoot: (This is my favorite shot…) Ayda is up to no good and looks as if she has FINALLY done poor Adrian by orchestrating a swan dive off the nearest bridge! But Adrian holds on! (Now I will let you know the model ACTUALLY hung from the side of the bridge; and he held on through a couple of shots!!! THAT’S dedication!:)
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Ayda was created and trained specifically to end the life of Adrian DuSong, son of the god of the inner realm. Ayda was told this would bring harmony back to the Divisions. Has Ayda been given the truth?
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Welcome Rising Calm by Haley Fisher (VBT Cafe Tour- Virtual Book Tour)


Hello Everyone! I am so very excited because today I am participating as a host for Rising Calm by Halyley Fisher! Please check out all the details of this talented author and great book! Also, please enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below for a chance at some great prizes!

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Rising Calm

by Haley Fisher

About The Author:

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I’m Haley Fisher, a college student in Kansas, and I’ve just signed a contract with a company called Silver Tongue Press to publish my first book!

For as long as I can remember I’ve been an avid reader and an aspiring writer, but the step toward actually getting a book published is an enormous one for me. This is a big deal. 

Website

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Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Publisher: Silver Tongue Press

Release Date: February 14, 2013


Book Description:

On Cara Weaver’s first day at her new high school—merely the next in a long line of new schools—she meets two senior boys: James Sable and Crispin Calaway. They’re new too; they’ve been at the school just longer than she has, and they’ve never made an effort to reach out to anyone. Until she comes. When her friends find out, they’re awed. But Cara can’t shake the feeling that there’s more to James and Crispin than the two are telling.

As the days go on, everything at her new home seems to be going better than it has in any of the previous cities she’s lived in. She loves her friends, gets a job at a bookstore, and even starts to spend more time with Crispin and James. She’s happy. But all that begins to change when she comes to realize that the two boys she’s becoming close to are hiding something. It’s then that she knows her unexplainable wariness of them has been justified all along. But she keeps it a secret.


Days later, when a stranger accosts her outside a small shopping center, Crispin and James arrive just in time to help her. But they seem know the attacker. And instead of running him off, Crispin and James take Cara away, for her own protection.

With little explanation, Cara is told that she’s important and that she can’t go home until the boys have sorted some things out. In the meantime, Cara’s world is being turned upside down as she finds out that there is more to her life than she possibly imagined.

Giveaway:

5 Copies of Rising Calm – US/Canada have choice of ebook or paperback, International Winners will receive an ebook.

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REVIEW

I will be sparing in the summarization of the story, I do not wish to spoil any surprises. But the story is about Cara Weaver, who arrives at a new school. She and her family move constantly so this will not be her first experience with being the new kid and starting over. She meets friends and also Cara meets two brothers James and Crispin Calloway. They are also very new, and until meeting her, have kept to themselves and have sparingly interacted with the rest of her fellow High Schoolers.

Soon a friendship begins with the trio, as well as a budding romance between Cara and one of the Calloway brothers. Soon after an attack on her at work, she soon discovers the brothers are not who they seem, and that her entire reality may be false. The three go on an adventure that will eventually lead to life or death consequences!

Rising Calm was a VERY entertaining read. The pace which was steady at first with the introduction of the characters, the build up of their friendship and  the planting of seeds regarding the mystery. It happened the way it should to prepare the reader for what lie beyond, when the story takes a twist and leads in a completely different direction than the normal high school fare. Ms. Fisher had a good grasp of the characterization, enabling the reader to get to know the characters and to “care” what happens next.

I liked Cara, she was insightful, and had a sense of humor that lighten some of the more serious moments of the book, without overpowering them. I enjoyed the back and forth  between Cara and James, very funny, without one besting the other, a great match.

When their adventure began I was kept on edge wondering what would happen next and enjoying the world Ms. Fisher painted!

I was surpised to learn that this was a debut novel for Ms. Fisher, it was well-written, flowed easily, entertaining and I look forward to the next in the series!

I recommend this for all that enjoy a good paranormal/fantasy

Welcome Phantasma by Penelope Reece Promo/Book review


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About this author

Penelope Reece, Penn for short (b. 1984), is an author living in Central Indiana with her husband of two years and her tiny pomeranian Kodi.

She graduated from Indiana University in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in English. She then went on to spend nearly three years in South Korea where she taught English in a private academy. It was here that she met and married her husband in June of 2010.

They recently moved back to the States in March of 2012.

Penelope’s been writing ever since her nerdy highschool days where her joys were limited to marching band and day dreaming.

Her other joys include reading, crocheting, snuggling her little Kodi-man, and watching comedic TV shows such as Parks and the IT Crowd. She also enjoys watching Korean dramas, listening to her husband sing. As well as being hyper and annoying her husband as much as she can.

Contact: Penelope Reece website

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Blurb

Alphie Brewster attends school, has friends, and a loving family. She’s even taken an interest in the hot new neighbor. It’s the normal life of your average eighteen-year-old. There’s only one problem. Alphie isn’t normal. She’s anything but. You see, Alphie’s got this problem. She’s always tired, is plagued with vivid nightmares, and can’t remember her past.

After Alphie stumbles upon a necklace that once belonged to her grandfather, and unintentionally opens a portal that sends a ghostly figure hurtling out at her from her bedroom mirror, she finds herself faced with another problem. A six foot four inch tall eccentric spook, named Noer, who fills her with fire while draining her energy as if she were a Duracell Battery.

With Noer constantly making her go all weak in the knees, Alphie wants nothing more than to be rid of both him and the necklace. Especially, since the sexy neighbor, Cary, has taken a fancy to her. And that’s not all. With both spook and Cary fighting for her attentions, Alphie starts to remember things. Things that she wished would stay buried. Then Alphie visits Noer’s home in Limbo, and things start to get even weirder.

If that all isn’t complicated enough, a vicious stranger comes looking for the necklace. And this stranger will do anything to get it. Within this chaos, will Alphie be able to come to terms with her past in order to save her family? Or will she become just another lost soul without a body

Buy: Penelope Reece website

REVIEW

Alphie is a high school girl who suffers from Narcolepsy, a neurological disorder that causes the sufferer  to basically fall asleep at random and inappropriate times. Alphie suffers this as well as being plagued by nightmares and having hallucinations. Alphie is bullied and harassed  at school. She has one good friend Danielle and her older sister Robyn as confidantes. Although Robyn is typically in the role of a mother hen due to their mother is always working overtime to make ends meet after their father left them six years prior.

The story follows Alphie while helping her sister get ready for a yard sale, brings out their grandfathers belongings. He was somewhat into magic and such, and had many interesting items. When working with his belongings, Alphie remembers a old locket that she had taken and hid years before from her father who she believed would pawn it. Loving her grandfather she did not wish this to happen. Now with renewed interest in the locket. Alphie begins examining it and when opening it, she lets out a being from another dimension, a place called Limbo. Not sure whether he is a demon or what type of spirit he may be, Alphie is terrified, and although she had been making progress relapses in her condition. Soon, she gets to know the “Leech” as she calls the entity, soon she finds out his name is Noer;  Noer is very hot and she is drawn to him, although she really doesn’t desire to be so.

Later Alphie discovers that there are others like Noer, where he is from, Noer calls them Negs, basically Negs are beings that steals a person bodies if that person leaves their body while sleeping in an “out of body” experience. The sleeping person may end up in the realm of Limbo and then the Neg will slip into the body and the true owner is stuck.

So Alphie discovers that there is another and soon, Alphie discovers that her life is in danger after being attack twice, plus she is drawn to the new boy next door who might not be what he seems, as she is still drawn to Noer, although she is not sure she can trust him. In all of this, Alphie discovers that she herself, might not be who she thinks she is.

I really enjoyed this story, another fresh and unique twist on the paranormal genre. I am always astounded when I read stories that are written about beings and lands that I had not seen before. I enjoyed how this was written, hip, and entertaining, laced with humor. I liked Alphie, the author did a great job, of allowing the reader to become familiar with this character, with all her flaws, and strengths. She was likable, although there were times I wish she would tell off those mean girls a little more!  LOL…But the author did an excellent job of balancing the seriousness of the illness that Alphie suffered with adding humor to the mix.

It was a steady pace, the story, and there was no time that I became bored or felt that the story dragged. I was entertained the entire time, quickly turning pages to see what came next! I was really stumped by the mystery surrounding Alphie’s and Noers origins, and I was  surprised with the ending!

I would recommend this book for 15 years and up due to the heavier subjects such as death covered.

Very good read!

HERE IS A SNEAK PEEK AT MS.REECE OTHER WORK

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