Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Cover Reveal ~ That Fatal Kiss by ME!!!

I've long held a passion for Greek mythology, y'all. The story of the goddess Persephone's marriage-by-kidnap to Hades, Lord of the Underworld, has particularly fascinated me, and thus came about my debut novel, That Fatal Kiss. Coming September 2013, the revisionist tale features a fiery and noble heroine, a handsome and broody hero, and some heated, earth-shakin' lovin'!

Given my neurotic nature, it took cover artist Steven Novak and me a few go-arounds before settling on the cover design for That Fatal Kiss. It had to be curiously compelling, slightly spooky, and yet super sexy—and so it is!





The Book:

Feared by mortals for his inexorable power, and loathed by his fellow Greek gods for the same, Hades rules the Underworld alone. A stark eternity looms before him until he discovers Persephone. Struck by the youthful goddess’ beauty, kindness, and spirit, he must have her. But Hades believes Persephone could never love him, and so he conspires with his powerful brother, Zeus, to take her by force.

Persephone too seeks a mate but her possessive mother, the goddess Demeter, frustrates her husband hunting. Then Hades abducts Persephone, tearing her away from the Upperworld she loves to reign with him in the dank depths below. Though outraged, Persephone cannot deny the desire ignited within her by the dark lord’s touch. And even as she hopes that Demeter will unearth her, Persephone aches to surrender to the heat in Hades’ immortal soul.

The Teaser:
“Enough,” Hades said, closing the distance between them. “I have taken you with your father’s consent, as custom allows. You are in my kingdom, under my rule, and if you have any care for your continued well-being, you will get into my bed. Now.” And with the removal of the pins that held together the black cloth about his waist, he stood naked before her.

The anger warming Persephone clashed with another fire that roared to life within her. She choked on a breath and turned her face from him. “Be warned; I will resist you with the full force of my being, through violent means, if necessary.”

His large, unyielding hands encircled the soft flesh of her upper arms as he said, “If you must. Though your surrender to me would prove more satisfying to us both.”

If any of this intrigues, please keep abreast of updates regarding That Fatal Kiss, as well as the development of any new neuroses, by stalking me at my usual haunts:

Blog: Some Dark Romantic
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On the Twitter: @GothMomLite
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With hearty THANKS to all the bloggers who've joined me in this cover reveal!


67 comments:

  1. Yippieeee!! Congrats Mina!! :) Loving your cover artwork!

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    1. Thank you! Looking forward to reading your ghostly love story someday (soon???).

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  3. Oh that teaser is such a tease! And the cover, ooooo la-la. (; I'll have your post up by Friday hon! Hope that's ok.

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  4. ;) teetering on the edge of my seat. Hoping I don't fall off...

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    1. Mind not to fall into all that swag I'm leaking. ;-)

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  5. I found your blog through Life Is Good and wanted to wish you a lot of success with your new book.

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    1. I appreciate your kind words, Vanessa!

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  6. Great cover and teaser!

    Sounds great!

    Good luck and enjoy!
    Heather

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  7. oooo love the cover - is spooky and sexy for real....

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    1. Thanks, David. I totally owe you a visit. Will come 'round with biscuits. (Or have you learned to say cookies since you arrived on this side of the pond?) ;-)

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  8. Really can't wait to read this - congrats!

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  9. Mina, it looks awesome! And you are all over the blogging world this morning.

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    1. Thanks, Alex - and so were you!!! :-)

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  10. Congratulations Mina!!!! The cover is perfect!

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  11. That's a great cover! You should be very proud of it. :-)

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    1. Thanks, Lexa! I admit to having to tear my eyes away from the dude's, every now and then... ;-)

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  12. Man, I'm so buying a copy of that for my daughter.

    Does this make me a bad father?

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    1. LOL, really, Sarge??? (There's, like SEX in it!) (But, I hope, well-written sex!) ;-)

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  13. Can NOT wait to read this, girl!! This is right up my mythological alley! And that cover--so. so hot!

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    1. He's not Henry Cavill, but he'll do??? ;-)

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  14. That cover is intoxicating and the excerpt even more so. Should be an awesome read :-) Three Cheers to you, Mina!

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  15. Congratulations, Mina!!! That is an awesome cover, really. Cover and excerpt promise great things. Must read!

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    1. Sweet, but I'd recommend keeping it out of Sessin's hands. He seems like he might spook easy. ;-)

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  16. Congrats, Mina! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that cover. Absolutely gorgeous.

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  17. Congratulations, Mina! **huggles** and all that good stuff! :D

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  18. Awesome cover Mina! Hope it sells big :)

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  19. The cover is just beautiful, Mina! I saw Tina's post and loved it! Congratulations! I am sure the book is going to be fab!

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    1. Thank you, Vidya, and CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN on your award!

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  20. Mina, your cover is definitely spooky and sexy! I've also had a fascination with Persephone's story and am excited by your book, which sounds amazingly sinister and deliciously appealing.

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    1. Thank you, Chrys! Those were the qualities for which I aimed...I've no doubt folks'll let me know if I hit the target! ;-)

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  21. Mina, I'm a sucker for beautiful covers... and yours is captivating! Ooh-la-la!
    Congratulations! This is soooooo exciting!
    Writer In Transit

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  22. Congrats! Very dramatic and eye-catching cover.

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  23. I haven't yet said this, but that cover ROCKS!!! It's seriously cool! ;-)

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  24. The cover looks amazing! Congratulations!

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  25. You've done an awesome job! Congratulations, it looks and sounds wonderful!

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  26. Congratulations! I love how creepy the cover is. Is the title inspired by any chance from the line in the song "A View to a Kill"? I often use lines from songs in chapter titles, so I just had to ask!

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    1. YES! YES, YES, YES!!!!!!!!!! You're the FIRST PERSON to make that connection without my help!!!!! ROCK ON!!!!! :-D

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  27. Congrats on publishing! Best of luck with your book. :-)

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  28. I think you achieved everything you were shooting for with the cover, Mina!

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

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    1. Thanks (again) Shannon. From the feedback I've been reading, I think maybe I have! :-)

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  29. Hi Mina,

    My apologies for taking such a long time to arrive. I desperately need a clone or if you know of a cloning machine, I'd love to hear about it :)

    The cover and the teaser excerpt, a winning combination. I have noted and commented on part of your tour those fine folks shared. I also want you to know that you do inspire and I'm very proud of you.

    With admiration and fulfilment, your way,

    Gary :)

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    1. Cloning you would be a bit more awesome than the world can handle, Gary. ;-) Thanks for stopping by, dude! (And Penny too, of course.)

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  30. Mina, love your cover and your book sounds intriguing! Congratulations!

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  31. All the best with this book, Mina!

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