Sunday, December 27, 2009

COVER!!!*

You may be able to guess that I'm a little anxious to see my cover. I'm just so excited, I can't wait to see what they come up with. But until Christmas, I had no idea when I'd see anything. (I even had nightmares that Editor Erica sent me the design and it was manga/anime style--and in Japanese.) Imagine my surprise Christmas morning when Hot Stuff came out with a package. "Kiersten," he said, "Your publisher sent this as a surprise for you. Keep in mind it's just a preliminary mock-up, but here's what they have for your cover so far!"

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Are you ready?


Here it is!


Can I just say how much I love my husband?

Probably my favorite present of all. Isn't Hot Stuff talented? And, umm, kind of crazy?

*For the record, this is not my cover. There are no small, blue, cat-like creatures in the novel, nor does Evie carry swords. But now I'm thinking maybe she should. Also, Hot Stuff is pretty sure the Japanese characters say, "Stay off the grass." Which also doesn't have much to do with the book, but sure looks cool.

(Erica, feel free to pass this along to the design team.)

(Seriously? My husband is AWESOME.)

32 comments:

Lisa Mantchev said...

Your husband IS AWESOME.

lora96 said...

the awesomeness of this picture inspires me to pretend I am much younger and use alternative spelling:

KEWL!

your husband is awesome. Mine got me a plushy bathrobe from the hotel where we spent our honeymoon this year, which is also kinda awesome but sorely lacks cutie pie manga cats!

Ebony McKenna. said...

That is so funny. You are such good fun.

Can't wait to see the real cover, for reals and all.

Kiersten White said...

You and me both, Ebony!!

And thanks, Lisa and Lora : ) He is pretty awesome.

Khy said...

That is WIN.

Perhaps they could turn Paranormalacy & sequels into a manga series or anime?

Majo said...

I'd totally buy that book just based on the cover.

And I don't think they carry husbands like that in any of the outlets around here. Good find!

ninefly said...

lol, actually the text is vertically inverted, and it says "be careful, it's slippery" XDDD

Kiersten White said...

Khy--That would actually be VERY cool!

Majo--Yeah, I found him in a specialty store. He was a limited edition! Pricey, but sooooo worth it.

Ninefly--AWESOME! Thanks for the translation! And everything got flipped because I took the picture with my webcam. I may have to name a book "Be Careful, It's Slippery" now!

Brazier art said...

Kiersten you have he coolest husband in the whole stinking universe, just thinking about him makes me break out into hysterical laughter. His crayon skills are improving and at least this drawing wasn't drawn on an old newspaper. I'm really digging the hair especially the one across her face it's shows beauty with a tinge of mystery.

I don't really feel comfortable calling him Hot Stuff though. What do you think about calling him Slippery instead?

Kiersten White said...

You are welcome to call him Slippery. I understand your reluctance to call him Hot Stuff, but I will persist, because really, he's hot stuff.

Bethany Wiggins said...

Love the temp cover. Can't wait to see the real thing!!!

Adam Heine said...

I totally want to read this book. When does Be Careful, It's Slippery come out?

Lily Robinson said...

At least Hot Stuff shows interest! Funny.

Stephanie L. McGee said...

Awww, so cute! Love it!

BTW, have you searched your book on Amazon yet? It's not there, darn it, but when I typed in "Paranormalcy" up at the top it had this little thing that said "related searches" and "Kiersten White" was one of them.

Just thought you should know.

Kiersten White said...

Bethany--Me, too, on both counts!

Adam--Be Careful, It's Slippery! is scheduled for a fall 2013 release.

Lily--Hot Stuff is WONDERFUL. I can always count on him for gifts that are both thoughtful and funny.

Stephanie--Ha, thanks! Nope, not listed yet, I know. I don't have any idea when it will go up there.

Melissa said...

seriously that's adorable

Kristan said...

LOL. Alright, thanks for psyching me out. :P Still, awesome enough "punch line."

Krissi Dallas said...

THAT is hilarious. :)

Debbie (Nerd Goddess) said...

Hahaha! Your husband sounds super cool. No wonder you married him!

ElanaJ said...

ROTFL! That is pretty hilarious. What a great Christmas present.

Larissa said...

That was hilarious. Hot Stuff is pretty talented! :)

Can't wait to see the real cover, Kiersten!

(I got a book-shaped locket - it's gorgeous!)

Grimmster24 said...

YAYYY HOT STUFF! And YAAAAY Kiersten! :-)

GreenBeanTeenQueen said...

Hot Stuff is hilarious-and very talented! I think it'd make a great cover;) haha

RKCharron said...

Hi Kiersten :)
Your husband is full of awesome.
Thank you for sharing his picture with us.
Happy Holidays!
RKCharron

Kristi said...

Too cute! I agree with everyone else - can't wait to see the real cover but loved this one!

Linda G. said...

Wow! Hot AND talented. Quite a husband you have there. :) If he also cooks and cleans house, don't tell me -- I wouldn't want to have to hate you so soon after discovering your blog.

Kiersten White said...

Linda, please don't hate me. He sometimes cooks but neither of us clean very well. Hopefully that evens it out a bit?

Larissa--Too cute!

And everyone else, thanks : ) Finding Hot Stuff ranks among my greatest achievements!

Daisy Whitney said...

This is brilliant, just truly brilliant!

Whirlochre said...

Surely you can rise to a blog-only mini-series based on this?

Rebecca Knight said...

"Keep off the grass" cracked me up! ;) This is AWESOME!

Also, is it wrong that I kind of want a stuffed animal of that little blue guy? Probably...

Sarah Laurenson said...

Very talented. Very funny. Very awesome.

Rideread said...

Did this cover somehow influence the selected cover for SUPERNATURALLY?