Monday, 15 October 2012

Finding Summerland by Paige Bleu Blog Tour + Guest post + Giveaway!

Today, i'm starting the week with a blog tour! I hope you enjoy the guest post by Paige Bleu and enter the giveaway at the end!

Finding Summerland by Paige Bleu
Pub date: January 1st 2012

After his brothers recent disapearance Wesley Rochester wished he could just fade into obscurity. Searching for closure, he's haunted by visons. Consumed with decoding the messages, he begins turning dangerously deeper inward. Enter an intriguing, 'not quite' human stranger, who mysteriously arrives just as he feels all hope is lost. Together they begin to realize that their destinies are intricately tangled in a drama reaching far beyond the realms of the wold they know. Discovering the secrets plaguing wesley since childhood are no coincidence, and everything he believes is shattered. Captivated by her, he must decide between the life he has and the one he'd forgotten.

'Finding Summerland' is like 'Twilight' in the sense that it is a supernatural, coming of age romance—but has a genre bending, metaphysical element and a much deeper rabbit hole. Follow the journey of two star crossed souls as they explore who they are and the ties that bind them. Enter a world intentionally forgotten. A place buried by history, where only the chosen are aware of its existence. A place covenants are made and broken, where myth leads to truth and forbidden love threatens to destroy or be destroyed, becoming just another casualty in their shadow war. 

Guest Post by Paige Bleu:

Why that cover?

Choosing a cover is a tricky thing. I had lots of ideas of what I wanted my cover to look like, but unfortunately I'm a broke indie- author, so I couldn't afford to step up to the cover I dreamed about! I was in a situation where I had to make the cover myself and it became a project in and of itself. There were a few concepts I played with, symbols and abstract art. Then I tried a couple premade covers I found for free, but decided against that because I didn't want the same cover as another book.

I always knew in my minds eye exactly what Olivia looked like and I know an aspiring model who looks almost identical, so it seemed a 'no brainer'. She was thrilled to be involved in the project. She had just gotten done doing a swimsuit magazine shoot, and was eager to do something noteworthy to get more in her portfolio. A professional photographer shot a set of lovely pics that she gave me to use at my disposal. Cover creator did the rest.

The covers for the entire series will all be featuring her, because although she isn't the protagonist of the story, she is the focal point of most of the plot and plays a pivotal role throughout. They may not be the fanciest covers, may not even reflect the supernatural aspects...but they are simple and understated. And for now, I'm happy with that.



-Open Internationally
- Must be 13 or older
- Ends 22nd of October
-The winner will be emailed. You will have 48 hours to reply or another winner will be chosen.

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  1. I think it's fantastic that as an indie author you have control over your cover compared to traditionally published authors who usually have no say.

    I think you came up with a great cover :D

  2. Sounds really good and interesting, the cover is fab swell.


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