Monday, May 14, 2012

Cover Reveal with Ann Mayburn + giveaway

Join us in welcoming multi-genre author Ann Mayburn once again to BBPR as she reveals the cover for her upcoming sequel to Daughter of Lust, Princess of Lust

Cover Lover

It’s no great secret that I’m an absolute cover whore. I love getting new covers for my books, it’s one of my favorite things about being an author. I also print out every one of my covers and frame it to hang around my computer desk for ‘finish the damn book so you can get a pretty cover’ inspiration. After all of the blood, sweat, and lack of sleep that goes into writing a book, I adore the moment that my book gets a ‘face’ to show to the rest of the world.

It’s also no great secret that I drive my cover artists batshit crazy. ;) I’m a demanding, nit picky, pain in the ass who has been known to stress out about the smallest details, like the shadow of a blade of grass on a guys stomach that makes it look like he has a weird curvy shadow from an erection. Ok, maybe it didn’t look like that to anyone else, but it did to me.

One of my publisher’s, Decadent Publishing, recently gave me the opportunity to do the cover for my short story collection, Prides of the Moon. I adore art and have always wished I could draw free hand, but the best thing I can do is stick figure theater. Fortunately, with today’s art programs anyone who has the desire, drive, and a bit of natural talent can teach themselves the techniques used for making digital art. Decadent saw my work on my webpage, trading cards, etc. and had enough confidence in me to know if I didn’t feel like I could do the cover justice, I’d throw in the towel and call in a professional cover artist.


I spent hours, days, agonizing over the cover for ‘Prides of the Moon’, and I’m very happy with the end result. I really enjoyed learning different techniques, studying layouts, and all the other aspects of design that appeal to my OCD nature. It was great fun to find the cover models who best fit the characters in my books, and I will confess, spending hours browsing images of half naked men didn’t suck. ;)


I recently completed the second book in my epic and erotic ‘For the Love of Evil’ trilogy, 'Princess of Lust'. It’s a fantastic story full of demons, the politics of Heaven and Hell, and more intrigue than you can shake a stick at. When I found out that the cover artist who did the first book in the series, 'Daughter of Lust', would be unavailable to do the second, I begged and pleaded with Decadent Publishing to let me do it. And they did. :-) So, without further ado, here is the cover for ‘Princess of Lust’.

Because this is a trilogy, you have to read the first book in the series, ‘Daughter of Lust’, in order to understand the second book. I mean you could read the second book first, but you’d be spending a great deal of time going ‘huh?’, and that’s not fun. ;) 

Giveaway



I’d like to give away 2 copies of 'Daughter of Lust' to 2 lucky readers. One eBook copy (open internationally) and one signed print copy (open to US only). Good luck and thank you so much for giving me a chance to seduce your imagination.

This is an 18+ giveaway. By entering you are acknowledging you are over 18 years old (or the legal age limit in your state or country).



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23 comments:

  1. All your book covers shown on this blog post look HOT!!!! Definitely caught my eye & intrigued me to find out what they're about!!! Stories about demons....sounds interesting!!! Gonna check out your Goodreads page!! Thanks Ann, for the fabulous giveaway!!!!

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  2. jfort357- Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. :) I've been very, very blessed by the cover gods and I'm so glad that you like them as well.

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  3. I absolutely LOVED Daughter of Lust & have been pimping that story out to everyone that will listen!! Can't wait to read the next in the series!!!! Just finished Ann's book "Blushing Violet" and that cover is verra hawt! Luvs your writing Ann!! Hope to get that autographed copy since I already have the ebook!! :)

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  4. I really love the dauther of lust the best!!

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  5. Veronica- lol- Thanks! I love, love, love when people pimp me out, I'll be your bottom bitch any day of the week. :) --weird trivia note, I learned that the top/best hooker in a pimp's stable is refereed to as the bottom bitch. If that question ever comes up on Jeopardy you'll be in the know.--

    Alicia- Thank you! It's such a fun series to write and I adore the characters...even if they do hijack the plot and are known to go off and do their own thing. Darn independent people in my head. ;)

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  6. LOVE the cover. You did an amazing job. I can't wait to read Princess of Lust. I already know not to plan work, vacation, edits or anything.

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  7. I think my favorite cover of Ann's is The Breaker's Concubine or Amber Moon. She has really great covers on all of her books.

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  8. ANN!! ANN!! ANN!!
    I have loved your books since BLESSED. I have to say that your covers are always true to your stories. I am so proud of how far you have come in your works. I am looking forward to meeting you at AAD '12 in New Orleans in August.
    Michelle
    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

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  9. Those are lovely, lovely covers. Mmmm... I'm teaching a class on writing menage that started today. I think I know another author I have to hit up for advice!

    Many congrats.

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  10. I love your book covers! Both of the ones that you made are gorgeous, I especially love the PRIDES cover, beautiful colors. I have to admit though that I love BREAKER'S CONCUBINE cover, that guy is HAWT! I do love a sexy man especially if he is half (or more) naked, LOL.
    June
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

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  11. I like the concept of the cover, but it looks a little stiff. If the characters were more relaxed and natural looking, it would be perfect.

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  12. What a wonderful cover! Congrats, Ann :D

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  13. I love it:)
    My fav would have to be~
    Amber Moon (Prides of the Moon #1)
    elliott2668(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  14. I'll go with Daughter of Lust as my favorite. Want looks pretty good too. :)
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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  15. I really like the cover! I am very excited to read!
    My favorite cover thus far is Breaker's Concubine so very HOT!

    cguidroz2@cox.net

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  16. Her eyes and the dress detail are where my eyes went to.
    A favorite cover is Diamond Heart

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  17. It's a beautiful cover! I like the Breaker's Concubine as well. Haven't read this, so thanks for the chance.

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  18. Aww, thank you so much everyone for stopping by! It is really nice when you take a moment to leave a comment, makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. :D

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  19. Love The Covers Im SO In Love With Them.

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  20. I love covers. I love looking at covers. I love talking about covers. I love the cover of Wild Lily. I know, it's not the most exciting cover of yours but I love the colors and the pose. jepebATverizonDOTnet

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  21. The cover looks great. I like the Blessed cover.

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  22. All I can say is wow, can't wait to read this. :)

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  23. These are beautiful covers. I haven't had the pleasure of reading any of Ann's books since I live under a rock. They look awesome! Definitely adding them to my wishlist :)

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