Happy, happy, Tuesday! I hope you're having a good one. Did you know we are only 6 weeks away from THE SHADOW PRINCE debut on March 11th?!!!
If you're in Utah, I hope you'll join me for the official TSP launch party on Saturday, March 15th at 2:00 p.m. at The King's English Bookshop. There will be prizes and food and me smiling and talking my face off. (A full list of TSP events is coming soon!)
So a couple of big boxes arrived on my doorstep yesterday.
Everyone was very excited to see what was inside . . .
As it turned out, the precious cargo was my author copies of THE SHADOW PRINCE!!!! I duly freaked out and squeeeeed and took a million pictures.
Even Mei Mei wanted to get in on the action.
Or more likely eat the box they came in.
Since I went a little nuts with the pics, I thought that for today's Teaser Tuesday I would give a little sneak peek of the ins and outs of the hardcover book. (Because I'm book-nerdy and I love that sort of thing--so hopefully you do, too.)
First a look at the gorgeous cover. It's even prettier in person than in the comp renderings I've seen before. (Interesting thing to note: in the comp pictures the background seemed more greenish, in these pics it looks more blackish, but in person it's actually more blueish.)
Here's the spine of the dust jacket. (So you know what you're looking for in case the bookstore doesn't display the book face-out. ;) )
Here's the back of the book with a pull-quote to entice readers. (And it's one of the quotes that I shared as a teaser a few weeks ago.) Love the way this looks!
Here's what the book looks like without its dust jacket. (You know, just in case you're a guy reader, or you know a guy reader, who might like the book but might think the cover isn't gender-neutral enough, you can just slip that cover off and viola, a nice plain blue book! But you know, as far as any picky guys are concerned, as far a both story and cover go, I think this book is pretty boy-friendly.) (P.S. My carpet isn't orange. That picture is just weird.)
Here's the spine of the actual book. I have to admit, I am swooning over that gold lettering. How gorgeous is that?!
Now for a look inside:
The flap jacket copy. (a.k.a. the book summary.)
The title page. (This is the very first hardcopy of THE SHADOW PRINCE that I have ever signed!)
Here's a pic of page one. (If you have really good eyes, you just might be able to read it.)
Here's a picture of the first page of chapter two.
This is one of my favorite things about the interior design. Each chapter that is from Haden's point of view is marked by the astrological symbol for Hades. (Ya know, because he's from the Underworld and all.)
And each chapter by Daphne is marked by the astrological sign for Lyra. (Why? Well, you'll have to read the book to find out.)
Actually, all the other symbols on the cover are astrological symbols for different Greek gods. I bet you can guess a few.
Here's a picture of the very last word in the book. Any guesses as to what it is?
So how big is the book?
About the size of a kitten.
I've already promised three of these hardcopies out to previous Teaser Tuesday contest winners, but I thought I would give away the copy that I used as my model today.*** (As in, the very first hardcopy that I've signed.) Enter to win using the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.
Btw, if you decide to PRE-ORDER your copy of THE SHADOW PRINCE, be sure to save your receipt. You might want it later. (HINT, HINT pre-order goodies/contest *cough, cough*)
***Kitten not included
Oh and I can't forget. Last week's winner of ROOMIES is: Jamie G.
(Winner, if you didn't receive my email, please hit the contact button in the menu and send me your shipping address to claim your prize. It must be claimed within 30 days or it will be forfeit.)
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