Wednesday, February 3, 2010

From Afar - Cover Lovin'

Today's cover lovin' day! I got the final cover art for From Afar. *g* And it's up on the coming soon page and everything. It wasn't there when I checked at lunch, but it was there when I checked a few minutes ago. And yes, I did the little squee accompanied by over-excited clapping. I can't thank Scott Carpenter enough for designing such a beautiful cover - I totally *heart* it.

Here's the official blurb for the book:

Some rules are destined to be broken.

Loneliness. A concept with which Raphael Laurent is very familiar. He’s lived a solitary life for thirty-six years, shunning the excesses of the local vampire clan—until he spots Lord Aleric Vane, the handsome and dissolute third son of a duke. For three years Raphael has watched from a distance, for only when he is near Aleric does the hollow, empty ache in his chest ease.

Cut off from his family for refusing to follow his father’s dictates, Aleric’s nights are filled with vice. But after three years in London, the city has lost all appeal. Desolate and penniless, his future appears bleak. Until a mysterious man drops from the shadows to drive off a trio of murderous thieves.

When Aleric awakens, he finds himself forever changed. The itch for more that drove him to London is gone. In its place is the feeling that he’s known the beautiful Raphael all his life.

But to save Aleric, Raphael had to break the rules, giving him a chance to love the one man he never thought he could have—a chance that could be ripped away by Aleric himself…

Warning: This book contains hot m/m action with a new vampire with a ramped up sex drive, and a dash of voyeurism of the m/m, m/f, and m/m/m varieties. Definitely not your traditional Regency romance.


  1. WOW! I love your new cover! He's so pretty!
    I can't wait to read it:)

  2. Thanks Barbara and Andi! I think he's very pretty, too ;)

  3. I love the cover and the blurb. Can't wait to read it!! :)

  4. Great blurb!

    That cover is going to go on my "because I am a cover slut shelf." It's hot!

  5. Sometimes I just want to take the pretty book covers and paper my walls with them. This is very nice!

  6. Oh YEAH!! I'd like to take the Nestea plunge into THAT cover. Congrats! :) And love to Scott for creating it!

  7. WOW! That release date can't come soon enough!! Whew... I need a cold shower...

  8. Ooh, very pretty! I love the colors and the guys are definitely drool worthy too.

  9. Thanks, everyone!

    I'm a cover slut (I freely admit it) and having my own pretty cover just makes my heart go pitter-patter. LOL

  10. Ni-i-i-ice! I would grab it based on the cover alone!

    Sherry F (from the Midwest)

  11. Oh my! I can't wait! Waiting on a new book of yours is almost as painful as waiting on a release date for one of mine! I am so excited. That will be Happy Birthday to ME!


  12. Thanks Sherry!

    Hi Lissa - Thanks! Your birthday is on the 23? Awesome! I hope you have a great birthday :)

  13. Love it Ava...

    I like the house in this one...



  14. Thanks, EH! The house is Raphael's townhouse.

  15. Hi Ava,

    I don't know if this is a known issue or not but when I'm on your front page and click on the cover of "From Afar" I get a 'page not found'. Just thought I'd mention it.

    Love your work. You've gotten some drop dead beautiful covers. Yoza.

  16. Hey Tricky - thanks for the heads up! You sent me over to my website and click-damn-click-click-damn-click...(you get the picture), I finally figured out what was causing the error. Sent off an email to my awesome web chick and she'll fix the link.

    Thanks!! The cover gods seem to have liked my offerings of poptarts and diet coke. They'd been very kind to me ;)