Thursday, March 21, 2013

Cover Reveal of my newest book: Literary Loom

I'm excited to announce the release of my newest book, Literary Loom: The Big Debate, and reveal its cover:

This book is the first in my Literary Loom series--YA urban fantasies with historical twists that will both entertain and inspire not just teens, but any reader who is looking for more than candy for the brain.

The first book in the series, The Big Debate, is scheduled for release on April 24. My official book launch party will be Friday, April 26 at Eborn books in downtown Salt Lake City starting at 6:00 pm. (following a podcast recording with Nick Galieti for his radio program, The Good Word.) I would love for everyone who can to stop by. There will be prizes and discounts on books. I will be signing alongside A.L. Sowards, a fellow LDS author of historical fiction.

This book has been a long time in coming, and I am so excited for it to finally be published. Watch for more information as it is made available, including the blog tour that will accompany its release.

(Please don't be shy, I'd love to hear what you think about the cover.)

12 comments:

  1. This is a beautiful cover. Now to find out what it is all about. I can hardly wait.

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  2. Congrats on your new book! I'm excited for you! I hope it goes really well!

    I was a little confused by the cover since it feels very adult even though the blurb you wrote implies that teens are your target audience. Then the swirl across the top makes it feel like time travel but its's labeled Urban Fantasy. Which isn't entirely conflicting but a little confusing. I'm just not really sure what to expect of the story.

    However, I love the idea of a historical twist to an Urban Fantasy! That alone makes me want to see more!

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    1. I did write the book for adults as well as kids, so I'm glad the cover will attract adults. As for being placed in the Urban Fantasy genre, the story is in an urban setting and has fantastical elements. Fantasy doesn't necessarily have to mean mystical creatures, so I hope people won't be disappointed if there are not vampires, or such. And I'm glad you got a feeling of time travel from the swirl, because their are time-travel elements as part of the fantasy.
      Thanks for your comments.

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  3. I love the cover! Looking forward to having something to sink my kid's teeth into that also gives them good information!

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  4. Fun cover! I just wish the fonts were larger, especially the debate ones in the middle. In a thumbnail on amazon it'll be hard to read.

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    1. Thanks for the input. That is an easy change.

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  5. The four different fonts typed in different colors is a bit obnoxious. I'd play with them some more, make the actual title bigger and maybe move the "urban fantasy with a historical twist" line to the back cover. I also recommend looking at a thumbnail size version of your cover. It really needs to look stunning that small to attract digital buyers.
    Good luck!

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    1. Thanks for your comments. There are actually, only two different fonts. Perhaps I need to keep them in just two different colors. What do you think?

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  6. I loved this book in its beginning form. Can't wait to see what you've done with it. I like the twirling under Literary Loom. It does give that sense of time travel.

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  7. Congratulations, Carolyn. I'm intrigued about the urban fantasy part--how will the national debate be influenced by paranormal beings, and be dark and gritty? Interesting genre combination.

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    1. There are no paranormal beings in the book. As defined by Alan Baxter, Hugo award winner in SF/Fantasy,
      "If it’s fantastical and set in a city, it’s urban fantasy. For me, the very heart of the definition is right there."
      It's not dark and gritty either, quite the opposite. It's inspirational and uplifting. This book has always had a difficult time being placed in a genre. That is one of the major reason's that I self published it--mainstream publishing didn't know what to do with it.

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