Many of you will remember back, way back, to the Fall of 2011, when I was drafting GAME. SET. MATCH. and every once in a while, a new post would pop up here with a fun mock cover. It was one of my go-to procrastination tools and I felt like it was at least a little more productive than tooling around on twitter. After all, I was searching for inspiration by designing those covers. After I signed with Coliloquy, I knew that someone else would be designing the actual cover for GSM and quite honestly, the thought terrified me. The idea of someone else having an artistic interpretation of my characters and me having NO CONTROL over what that interpretation would be, was just...yeah, not fun. Except, that was obviously totally irrational of me. The wonderful people at Coliloquy wanted my input, took my ideas into account and, most importantly (because really, what the hell do I know about covers?!), hired a RIDICULOUSLY AWESOME cover designer to work on GSM. If you haven't heard of her, Erin Fitzsimmons is a pretty big deal people. She designed the covers for Lauren Oliver's Delirium series. She is a BIG EFFIN' DEAL. So I knew I was in good hands, I just didn't realize HOW good, until it showed up in my inbox... Without any further ado, I give you, GAME. SET. MATCH. .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... .... ....
I love how it focuses on the girl, because the girls are truly the heart of this series, plus the couple really looks like Penny and Alex. That's one of my pet peeves, when the models don't look anything like the characters! And of course, the kiss, because really, who doesn't a love a little kissing?! I adore the title treatment. The yellow brightening to the green brings out a fun tennis color scheme. So yes, lots of love from my end, but I fully admit, I may be a little biased. To celebrate this amazing cover, I'm having a Giveaway! a Rafflecopter giveaway
This week I'm celebrating my birthday. On Wednesday, December 5th, I'll be 28 years old, officially (read: depressingly) into my "late twenties." Regardless of that, I am really excited for my birthday this year and I want to celebrate!
As a kid my birthdays tended to be disgusting examples of what happens when a large family has only one child to spoil for nearly a decade. My second birthday was particularly offensive. According to family legend I got so tired of opening presents after an hour that I burst into tears and refused to open anymore.
So, taking the history of an overabundance of generosity in my direction, this year I've decided to adopt the Hobbit tradition of giving presents, rather than receiving and thus,a giveaway!
I'll be giving away TEN $10 giftcards to Amazon, Barnes and Noble or the Book Depository. The winners get to choose where they'd like their prizes from!