Saturday, May 28, 2011


Liv Braxton, a small-time thief stuck on a backwater planet, takes on the gig of a lifetime filling in as executive assistant at Exeter Mining Company. Her job is to download incriminating files, but Liv finds herself unexpectedly torn when she falls for Zia Talbot, the beautiful and alluring VP she is supposed to betray.

When I saw this for the first time, my jaw dropped and I felt myself getting all faklempt. Can you blame me? It's a gorgeous cover, and I can't thank the art team at Carina Press or the artist at Croco Designs enough for the perfect rendition of Liv and Zia. That's them, I said to myself.


The cover shows Liv and Zia's strength and vulerability, two characteristics I love in heroines. Liv is a thief, she needs to be tough but she's not unfeeling. That's sort of her problem : ) Zia may be standing behind Liv, but she's no shrinking violet. Far from it.

The blue tone, weapon and background let you know this is going to be a futuristic/science fiction story. The position of the characters tells you it's a romance, but not erotic. It looks like Zia is about to kiss Liv's shoulder. There's a scene in the book where Zia comes up behind Liv and does that. I'm not sure if the artist read it, but it's nicely implied here. And rather sensual, IMO : )

Rulebreaker comes out August 8. I'll be posting a blog tour schedule in conjuction with the release. I hope you join me.

But until then, feel free to pop back and drool over the cover. I know I will : )

The legalese:
Cover Art used by arrangement with Harlequin Enterprises Limited
Copyright© 2011 by Harlequin Enterprises Limited

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At 1:21 PM, Blogger Maria Zannini said...

And this is where you start adding your little blurb with the cover.

Honestly, woman! Start talking about your book. :)

My general rule of thumb is that you have two weeks from the time it debuts to make a splash, so it helps to start building anticipation. Whenever you show your cover, give us the elevator speech too.

But the cover...very nice. I'm glad to hear it reflected the story.

--maria, your friendly neighborhood pr person.

At 1:52 PM, Blogger Cathy in AK said...

Done, Maria. Thanks for the PR kick in the pants :)

At 8:56 PM, Blogger Stephanie Thornton said...

Great cover!

At 9:14 PM, Blogger Cathy in AK said...

Thanks, Stephanie!

At 5:49 AM, Blogger LVLM(Leah) said...

Hey Cathy- is it OK to post the pic and blurb on LVLM?

About all I have the energy for these days is posting new books and blurbs.

It's a nice cover and I can't wait to read your book!

You on twitter yet? McVane posted a link to your book and I retweeted it yesterday. She said she thought it looked like an interesting book.

At 6:43 AM, Blogger Cathy in AK said...

Thanks, Leah! I'd love for you to post the cover and blurb! Do you need me to send it?

I know school and life are keeping you super busy, and I appreiciate your doing that for me. Just make sure you save enough energy to read my book ; )

I'm not on Twitter yet but I've been thinking more and more about getting an account. Tweet McVane for me and tell her I said thanks!

At 7:39 AM, Blogger LVLM(Leah) said...

Is what you posted here the blurb?

If so, I can just download the cover and copy the blurb. No need for sending anything.

Is there a link yet to Carina? Or is it too soon?

I'm done with school on the 9th of June. After that looking for a job, but will probably start reading again. Just downloaded a bunch of books. Something I haven't done in months, so things are looking up. Heh :D

At 7:50 AM, Blogger Cathy in AK said...

That's the short version of the blurb. There's a longer version that is still being approved. So, if you want to wait a little, I can get you that :)

No link on Carina yet, at least not one I've been told. Again, perhaps wait a bit before posting? I'll email you the blurb and link when it hits. I really do appreciate your interest!

Good luck with school! I know you've been working very hard, and I'm glad you'll get a chance to read again : )

At 8:47 AM, Blogger LVLM(Leah) said...

I can still post what you've posted and I will repeat post with more info when it's all set up. It's not like it can hurt you, right? The extra exposure. Not that you'll get a lot on LVLM, but still. :D

At 8:54 AM, Blogger Cathy in AK said...

Always happy to expose myself, Leah ;) Thanks a bunch!


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