Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Cover Love: Blood Kissed Sky and Express Yourself Meme

Today I'm sharing the cover for Blood-Kissed Sky by J.A. London. Book Two in The Darkness Before Dawn Trilogy. This is how you do a cover using a model's profile and a captivating background. As much as I know what she sees must be foreboding, I'm captivating by the beauty of the cover enough that I want to see it as well. Which I believe is an excellent quality in a superb cover.

Summary: There's nowhere left to hide.
Ithought vampires were our enemies—they controlled our lives, isolated our cities, and demanded our blood—until I met Victor. With Victor taking over as the new Lord Valentine, things were supposed to get better. Instead, they're worse than ever.
Day Walkers, a new breed of vampires who can walk in the sun, are terrorizing the city. Blood supplies are low, and if Victor's vampires don't get enough, they will become infected with the Thirst—a disease that will turn them into mindless killers.
To stop it, I must journey across the desolate wasteland to the very place where the sickness began. I can only hope that the answers that await me are enough to save us all . . . before it's too late.
Links: Goodreads, Author Website

Express Yourself Meme: Writing Advice

Two of them are:

1) Write what you know

2)Write what you love

I think they should be combined into:

Write what you would love to know.


Because writing what you know is important but you need to go beyond yourself and writing what you love is great but some aspects of your book you might hate but know it goes with your story/character. So I decided to combine them because I want to see and create what happens next whether I know it or not, or love it or not. Story matters most and that I'm satisfied I stayed true to the material and the characters I created.
See you guys on Friday and thanks for all your support for Kelly Abell and her latest book on Monday.


  1. it's a beautiful cover, it's the truth, but I must say, I'm tired and genuinely sick of the tragic looking girl with the flowing dress. Anyway, that was one sound advice; write what you would love to know, that's brilliant and I'm soooo stealing it :P

  2. Gorgeous cover. Love the writing advice. Seriously, write it on my notecard and hang it by my desk worthy!!

    I was email chatting with Kelly the other day and she was so flattered you liked her books so well. I think you made her year!!

  3. That is a beautiful cover and sounds like a rather suspenseful story line.

    And I like your "express yourself" response. Now my brain is kicking up the gears :-)

  4. I love that! I think the future belongs to genre mash ups--when authors take the best of multiple genres and bring out the best in a single story.

  5. hey:)

    I think writing what you would love to know makes a lot of sense - much more sense than I have anyway :)

    PS. I am *so* sorry I missed mentioning your Charlie's Scribes, so you have a credit with me - next time you need something promoted, I got yer back :)

  6. Yes, the cover is truly captivating!

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  8. OOH! Day walkers! Fantastic idea! Sounds like a great book and the cover is beautiful!


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