Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Book Tour: Descended by Blood with Angeline Kace

 

 

 

You probably remember Angeline from the Fantastic Fables event, and this time around she will explain to us how her fabulous cover came to life ^^ You will also get the chance to win a signed paperback copy and come cool nail polish, so make sure you stick around until the end!

How Descended by Blood Got Its Cover

Let me give you a preview and a breakdown of what Descended by Blood's cover would have looked like had I been the one to design it.

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The tree's there because I have wicked skills at drawing tress. The sun is in the picture because my vamps can go out in the sun. For some reason, I thought there had to be fangs on the cover for people to get the idea that the book was about vampires. The girl in the drawing is Brooke. I'm actually quite proud of how pretty her hair turned out with my colored pencils. She has her blue eyes, and the guy is the bad vamp who comes for her. Oh, and I almost forgot to put my name on the cover. Nothing says "You have no clue" like forgetting something as important as that.

So, I knew as soon as I started writing Descended by Blood that I wouldn't be able to design the cover myself. At that point, I had never even so much as used the Crop tool in PhotoShop, and would have been better off with my fab drawing. I knew I needed to find someone else that would be able create something amazing for me. I began to write the book and kept a look out for covers and cover designers that I thought would fit what I was looking for. And I'm very particular about covers, so I thought it would take me a while to find someone.

It actually didn't take me that long (I was only 15% into the writing of Descended by Blood) to find my artist because I follow the blog of a very talented author, Amy Rose Davis, and when I saw her cover, I knew I needed to get in touch with her designer.

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I emailed the designer and then spent all weekend looking through stock photos for a model that would best resemble what I saw as Brooke in my mind. When the designer emailed me back and asked for what I was looking for, I really had no clue. I had the model that I wanted to use to represent Brooke, but I hadn't even thought of anything else that should be in the cover. Luckily, Robin at Robin Ludwig Design is a genius and found something to work great with the model I wanted to use.

After a couple tweaks, Robin sent me something similar to what you see as the cover today. However, remember how I thought a fang was needed for readers to know the book was about vampires? Well, I had her create a fang. Yes, a lone fang because half the face is cut off. I was all excited to get it back, thinking I was going to have the coolest vampire cover EVER! Well, Robin did a great job creating the fang, but really, a fang? What was I thinking!? Pretty much everyone told me to 86 the fang. So, the lovely Robin took it out. And that leaves us with the cover you see today. Much better than the drawing, right?

Decended

 

Brooke Keller is a high school junior who has never spent much time living in one place. She is finally in a town long enough to almost snag the boy of her dreams, until her life is threatened after killing a fanged man in his attempt to kidnap her. Brooke begins a dangerous journey in an effort to find out who is after her and how to stop them. Thrown into a world with powerful and prejudiced vampires, Brooke must tap into the side of her that she never knew existed at the risk of losing her life in order to save it.

Read an excerpt

Purchase: Amazon | Kindle (only 0,99$!)|Book Depository

giveaway

Angeline is offering one lucky commenter this amazing prize pack, including a signed copy of her book!

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Giveaway open to US Only

You must leave a comment letting Angeline know what you think of her cover

Ends September 22nd at midnight (That’s tomorrow so hurry!)

You can earn one (1) extra entry for spreading the word, please provide link in a second comment!

tyngasig

Tynga is a 28 years old mom from Montreal, working as a lab technician in an hospital specialized in heart disease. In her free time, she enjoys reading all things Paranormal and blogging about them. You might also catch her watching an hockey game. Make sure to say hi on twitter!

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30 People left their mark' :

  1. I think the cover is fantastic. It has a very intense feeling to it...and they even got your awesome tree in!

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  2. I'm not really crazy about the cover although I do like the colors.

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  3. I think this sounds really good. It will be interesting to see how she handles things.

    vsloboda(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/Jovial_1/status/116567627287117825

    vsloboda(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. I think that the cover is really cool. Like the colors. Thanks for the great giveaway.
    Crystal816[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  6. I love the cover and I have been dying to read this book! The main character sounds like someone I would love to read about. Thank you so much for the chance. edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom

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  7. tweeted https://twitter.com/Icecream1891/status/116581914885890049

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  8. Really love the cover. I cannot wait to read this book. The anticipation is killing me :)

    Vivien
    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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  9. +1 spread here
    http://www.goodreads.com/event/show/131119-book-tour-descended-by-blood-with-angeline-kace


    Vivien
    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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  10. The cover is gorgeous-I love the color pallet and I want the model's haircut! Great job.

    mljfoland AT hotmail DOT com

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  11. +1 Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/Rogue237/status/116674222532739073

    mljfoland AT hotmail DOT com

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  12. I think the cover looks great! Thanks for the great giveaway.

    areeths at new dot rr dot com

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  13. I would read this book best on the cover. I love it=)

    ansindt@ hotmail . com

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  14. the cover is Fantastic
    audie@wickerness.com

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  15. I love the cover. I can't wait to read the book. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

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  16. I love the cover. Thank you for the giveaway. :)

    Terri M
    oklahomamommy0306@gmail.com

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  17. Thanks for hosting me, Tynga! I had a lot of fun with this tour stop!

    Thank you to all the followers and readers for stopping by! Good luck on the giveaway! ;)

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  18. I think the cover is gorgeous the colors are amazing. Makes everything mysterious. The model is pretty. The pose definitely says that Brooke is a badass lol.

    Caitlin A.
    sthrnsweetie115@aol.com

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    Caitlin A.
    sthrnsweetie115@aol.com

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  20. I think the final cover is lovely and intense.

    Although I like your drawing version as well. I mean those fangs juxtaposed next to that (sweet) tree and that fiery red sun?! Hello artistic masterpiece! :P

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/#!/WordSpelunker/status/116904396473892864

    Aeicha
    wordspelunker at gmail dot com

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  21. First of all - I love the original drawing! I think you should shrink it down and tape it to the cover of one of the books and have THAT be the prize *chuckles* I'm glad to hear about the taking out of the fang. The cover looks great - they did right by you!

    Pabkins

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  22. tweeted!!
    http://twitter.com/#!/Pabkins/status/116962533654532098

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  23. I like the cover.. One day I hope I can be in someone's book cover :)

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  24. forgot to put the email in the previous comment.

    tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/ariannecruz07/status/116966621460955136
    email: cruz042@csusm.edu

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  25. What a great giveaway I love the cover of this book! Sounds so good can't wait to read it Thanks for the chance!
    tishajean@ charter.net

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  26. Tweeted too
    https://twitter.com/#!/latishajean/status/116992509816741889
    tishajean@ charter.net

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  27. I love the cover it looks really dark and intense, and the moon looks beautiful.

    eckstein99@comcast.net

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  28. Foshizzly, I've been wanting to read this book so bad! Eeeeep!

    gabbicalabrese@hotmail.com

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  29. Tweeeted!

    http://twitter.com/#!/BookBreather/status/117047505333649408

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  30. I love the cover, love the colors and the look of it!

    crystalfulcher(at)ec.rr.com

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