Monday, December 15, 2014

Monday Miscellany and Sudden Secrets Cover

I'm still in shock. It rained all day Thursday and Friday still had some of that luscious, moist stuff. Doesn't the sky know this is California and it never rains here?  But I have proof. Click below and applaud for us water-deprived folk. You can't see the forest. Even the nearest ridge has disappeared in the foggy misty downpour. Those trees are loving it.


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I've announced that I won't be blogging on Fridays anymore, so just wanted to say it again in case you didn't stop by on Friday. I'll stick with Mondays only for a while and a few special blog days that might pop up. I'll still post on IWSG Wednesday. Also if you're participating in the Deja Vu Hop, my post goes up on Monday, but I'll be by to say hi to those posting on Friday.






A special thanks to J.L.Campbell for the prize. I won her splendid Who's Your Hero contest. 


Evernight Teen sent me my cover for Sudden Secrets, so I'm sharing it here because I like it. It has the feeling of my young character who's managing a lot family issues in this story and a terrible secret. The rundown Victorian house is a key story element, so I was really glad to see it lurking in the background and being just a bit spooky.

Again, if you have some space on your blog and would like to give me a shout out, leave that in your comment and I'll get in touch with you. It's the holiday season, so I know how busy everyone is. If you can't help me in December and can in the new year, I'd really appreciate it.


Now here's my Ta Da moment. SUDDEN SECRETS unveiled.




65 comments:

  1. Great cover!
    Glad you finally got some much needed rain.

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    1. It has been wonderful to see that wet stuff!

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  2. That is a great cover and a very powerful image. Congrats!
    Enjoy the rain, hope you get some rainbows too. :)

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  3. Hi, Lee,

    CONGRATS on the cool cover!!!! I'd love to help out after the holidays... Finally all settled into my new place. But I will have some free time after the new year.... Would LOVE to help.

    It's been grey and foggy here in Chicago for days now, BUT the temps have been mild so I am NOT complaining. I would like to see some of the white stuff for Christmas though. Hopefully we'll get a white Christmas. I plan to go out of town to a charming town three hours west of here. It's another world and since it's so close to Iowa, I may see snow there. Let's hope. For me there is nothing more beautiful than a white Christmas....

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    1. Hope you'll see that white Christmas, Michael! After Christmas would be wonderful. I'll contact you.

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  4. Beautiful cover. It looks just right for your description of the story. I can post about the book most anytime. Just let me know what to do.
    So happy you have rain. I understand. We're in a five year drought and are allowed to use only so much water a month. We've had a couple of rains lately that have helped, but the lakes are so low we need lots more. Merry Christmas.

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    1. No water is a bad situation. Sorry you're in this drought, too.

      I'll be in touch about the promo.

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  5. The rain out your way has been incredible. Great cover. Don't you love it when your publisher gets it just right.

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    1. Yes, I'm delighted. Evernight Teen seems to have a knack for good covers.

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  6. Lovely cover! I like the sepia tones! Can't wait to learn more about this one in your guest post!

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  7. Oooo, very nice cover. Lots of emotion. I'll be happy to share it any time you want though you might get a bit more exposure after the holidays.

    I'm glad you got some rain, though I know some parts of California had some serious damage. We still need it where I am in Texas. So very dry... hoping some of that wet makes its way here, though the weatherpeople say it's going to go north, more to Dallas...

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    1. I'm thinking the same thing, Bish. Later might be better to show off the book.

      Here's to both our states getting the water we need.

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  8. Congrats on the cover! It looks great.

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  9. Wow, Lee. I love the cover! The premise sounds intriguing and I would love to share both or just the cover on my blog. Whichever you prefer. I usually blog on Mondays. My email is ginastoneheart@gmail.com

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  10. Very catchy cover. Glad you finally got some rain, just sorry that so much was dumped at one time in some places. Have a great week.

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  11. I only lived in San Diego a couple of years, but I can recall how crazy it got when there was a thunderstorm, a real one with a few streaks of lightning. It didn't happen often, but it was eventful lol!

    And I love that cover. Evernight Teen did nicely :-)

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  12. It's stayed cold ever since the rain too. It's like California is getting our entire allotment of winter all in the same week.

    I like your cover. I would love to help you show it off a little :) E-mail me at featherzines at yahoo.com

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  13. Love your new cover! If you e-mail me a two sentence blurb and a few links and the cover I could announce it for you on 1/5. It's the next time I'm doing a regular blog post.

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  14. Congrats on your rain...and I love your new cover!

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  15. Very nice cover, and I'm sure the book is even better! Wishing you every success with it, Lee!

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  16. Wonderful!
    And you know I love anything with secrets.
    Already volunteered to help out ...

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  17. Yay for rain and love that new cover! :)

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  18. Love it! Of course I'll spotlight you. Mind if it's in January? Next Monday is it for me until the new year.

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  19. Great post! Thanks for sharing! Following!

    Thrilled beyond words that you won that hero type thingy contest. Penny and I, her mere human, are most pleased.

    I know how much y'all needed some of that moist stuff. Heck, even a bit of rain was real good for y'all.

    Neat cover, Lee. However, the word, "SECRETS" is broken up. DId they run out of ink? :)

    Your starstruckest fan with the award winning comments,

    Gary

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  20. The cover looks great. Congratulations! So glad you are getting that much needed rain. Have a great week! :)

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  21. What a wonderful cover! Definitely looks like an interesting book! So excited for you!

    I hope your new schedule gives you the time you need!

    The rain sound much needed! Enjoy!
    ~Jess

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  22. Rain is always needed and gives life. Love the cover and Have a great week ahead before the Holiday break

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  23. I love the cover. I can't wait to read it.

    I love the rain. It means I don't have to water my plants. :)

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  24. We get that kind of rain here in Mexico but we dread it as it always causes floods everywhere. Must be lovely with all that green that surrounds you. I need more green.
    Awesome cover! Dragon Hugs, Lee!

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  25. I'm in San Diego and we got rain too. I love it! Very evocative cover. I'd be glad to host you in the new year. Put me down! Happy Holidays!

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  26. The cover conveys a lot of emotion. I like it! Congrats!!

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  27. proud mama, that's an awesome cover! I'm no weak link when it comes to rain. I'm in the pacific northwest baby!!

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  28. Great cover and I'm always willing to help out.

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  29. Congrats on the completed beautiful book cover.

    Yeah for rain in California. Wishing more for the coming year.

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  30. Glad you got some rain. Great cover. that's sure to get some clicks.
    Best,
    Deb@ http://debioneille.blogspot.com

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  31. We've been getting a lot of freezing fog here in the desert.

    I can promote your book in January. I post Wednesdays only now. I like to do a mini interview with the posts now, and your book won't be the only think posted that day. I have the 14th and 28th open. Let me know if all that works for you.

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  32. I'm so glad you got some moisture! Your cover is wonderful! It definitely conveys a mood. I may have said it already, but I'm happy to help with with promotion.

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  33. LOVE the cover! Excellent. Congratulations, Lee.

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  34. We've had tons of rain for sure, but they say it's still not enough to end the drought. Send more rain. Night time preferred.

    Arlee
    Tossing It Out

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  35. Isn't there a song that says it never rains in Southern California? You guys rarely get rain? How do plants and trees live?

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  36. It never rains where I live, either. Having rain all day would be such a shock to me, too!

    Also, love your cover for Sudden Secrets! There's such a great melancholy feel to it...

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  37. Well I'm in England so all I seem to get is rain, haha. I love the cover! :)

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    1. Thanks so much. I know England gets a wee bit more of the wet stuff than we do.

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  38. Great cover!!! I can help in January! I'm mainly posting Wednesdays because Mondays are crazy and Fridays will be starting in 2015 . . . but let me know how I can give you a shout out!

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  39. And although we have had a relatively sunny winter, all that rain looks pretty normal to me . . . I live by the Puget Sound (about an hour south and west of Seattle) so we get a lot of rain.

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    1. I'm beginning to think I might like living where there's more water.

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  40. I love the cover!!!
    Will be happy to help promote in the new year ;)

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  41. Its been raining a lot here in the foothills. One of my sons was happy because he thought 4 inches of rain would fill the Dam for the summer. Hated to burst his happy cloud, but what are mom's for, right :)

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  42. Hi Lee - I certainly hope the rain has been ongoing and kind - ie not torrential .. and helps with the dams etc ...

    Sudden Secrets ... I'm sure these subject matter books really bring the challenges home and into real life ... good for you for writing them and good luck with that blog tour ..

    Cheers and happy Christmas week - Hilary

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  43. Very nice cover, and yay for that rain!

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  44. Love the cover and the rain. There is something so satisfying about the sound of rain on our rooftop. The gardens look plush and green. Congratulations on your new book, Lee. I'm buying a copy when I get back to Canada.

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  45. I really like the cover of Sudden Secrets! LOVE the sound of the rain. I like in Texas so I know about drought. Glad you are getting some much needed rain! Will look forward to your Deja Vu post on Monday.
    michele at Angels Bark

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  46. That is a really neat cover.
    Not many teens visit my blog, but you can have a spot next week, if you want.

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  47. Woohoo! Congratulations on the cover. :D

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  48. Compelling cover, and yes, you are one of the authors featured on my blog right now!

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