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Re-create A Cover Contest - My entries

Sunday, September 19, 2010
          Leilani from Leilani Loves Books Blog and Dija opened a Back to School Giveaway in which you have multiple chances to win great books. Is an creativity contest both for those that love to re-create covers and You have to be creative in answering some questions for those that don't really like to work in Photoshop and Company. So I decided to make once again the covers, even though I never read the books. Both covers are made based on minor informations that I found on Google. Here it goes...cover number one:

1. Wake Unto Me by Lisa Cach

I had something else in mind when I started to make this one. I'm not really happy with the final result, but still I like the colors and the way the ghostly guy looks like. 


A haunted castle, a handsome young man dead for four hundred years, one heck of a scary portrait of a witch, and a treasure hunt -- not to mention a princess for a roommate! -- all await 15 year old American girl Caitlyn Monahan when she earns a scholarship to a French boarding school. 

 There are secrets behind the stone walls of Chateau de la Fortune, buried for centuries along with the mystery of who killed Raphael, the charming ghost who visits Caitlyn at night. But as Caitlyn unearths the history of the castle, nothing scares her as badly as the secret she learns about herself, and the reason she was chosen to come to the Fortune School. 

And nothing breaks her heart as badly as falling in love with a dead guy. 


2. Rotters by Daniel Kraus
 I really like this one. I just used black and white and only one color for the text. I'm really proud of it. (^_^) Maybe a little to proud.


Grave-robbing. What kind of monster would do such a thing? It's true that Leonardo da Vinci did it, Shakespeare wrote about it, and the resurrection men of nineteenth-century Scotland practically made it an art. But none of this matters to Joey Crouch, a sixteen-year-old straight-A student living in Chicago with his single mom. For the most part, Joey's life is about playing the trumpet and avoiding the daily humiliations of high school.

Everything changes when Joey's mother dies in a tragic accident and he is sent to rural Iowa to live with the father he has never known, a strange, solitary man with unimaginable secrets. At first, Joey's father wants nothing to do with him, but once father and son come to terms with each other, Joey's life takes a turn both macabre and exhilarating.

Daniel Kraus's masterful plotting and unforgettable characters make Rotters a moving, terrifying, and unconventional epic about fathers and sons, complex family ties, taboos, and the ever-present specter of mortality.

My entry for The Emerald Talisman by Brenda Pandos Re-Create Cover Contest!

Monday, September 13, 2010

This is my entry for La Femme Readers The Emerald Talisman by Brenda Pandos Re-Create Cover Contest!

I had much more ideas in my mind but tomorrow is the last day and I managed to make a quick cover. So wish me good luck because I will need it since there are many great entries.
BTW, I did not read the book I just made some small research on Google and the girl is supposed to be Julie, the main character (blond, brown eyes) and the symbol of the book: the emerald.

The book looks interesting and for those interested in reading it here is a summary and the original cover:

          To be normal, sixteen-year-old Julia Parker would shed her empathic gift in a second. Life has been difficult since her mother's mysterious disappearance ten years earlier - an event she witnessed, but can't remember. Julia's situation becomes more complicated after a near death experience from a blood thirsty stalker. As high school students go missing it is clear there is a connection to her own experience--past and present. Someone has to stop the madness and a chance encounter with a creepy psychic foretells that only Julia is the key to stopping the madness, but it may require the life of the one she loves.


In My Mailbox

Sunday, September 12, 2010
I recently received 2 big packages that I waited a long time and I'm really happy about them. So here it goes. I want to thank to:
Kelly @ DemonLover's Books & More

 I received from here:

DARK HUNGER graphic novel
SPIDERS BITE by Jennifer Estep

And I would also want to thank to:

 From which I received:
 The Adoration of Jenna Fox

 Magic or Madness

 The Summoning

 The Turning

 Dead Girls Are Easy

 A Match Made In Hell

 You're The One That I Haunt
Ironically I think that this is the first giveaway I won and it received it last. (^_^)

But as always I more than pleased and happy with the books from both.
Now I have what to read since I only have one exam and then I'm free!!!!

Oh and bought by me:

Pure Dead Magic by Debi Gliori - The first volume from The Pure Dead Series

"50/100 Followers Giveaway" Changes and Question (A Little Help)

Sunday, September 05, 2010
          I didn't know that I will reach 50 followers this fast and at this moment I have exactly 52 followers and most of you voted for continuing the giveaway until I will reach 100 followers. I suppose also that all of you entered mainly for "Personal Demons".

          Now I will give you these options: we stop at 50 if you can't wait anymore (still the winner will have to wait until BookDepository brings Personal Demons back in stock) or we will continue this until I reach 100 followers and I will replace "The Iron Daughter" by Julie Kagawa with another book from BookDepository including another copy of "Personal Demons". So? Help me with this, please.

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