Friday, September 21, 2012

Cover Reveal for the Lost Immortals by Your Bloggerly Host

Hello Muses and Fallen Friends,

     As promised I wanted to share news on a couple of my new and upcoming releases. If you've been following my authorly travels then you'll know that I recently released Hacienda Moon, a Gothic Romance. Well guess what my friends? It recently hit the Amazon bestsellers list. WooHOO! I have all of you to thank for helping me to achieve such an amazing feat. As a writer and mom, I'm truly amazed and humbled by you all.

     If you've followed my career since I first started publishing under my indie label TriGate Press then you'll know that I've come a long way as a writer. There were some bumps, oopsies, edit jobs from hell, release day blunders, you name it. With that being said some amazing things happened as a result. If you didn't get the chance to see it then I'd like to re-introduce the newly titled, recharged cover and package for the Lost Immortals Book One. The fabulous photo used in this cover was taken by the Michelle Monique (see the post under my archives for more on her work).

The Lost Immortals Book One
by KaSonndra Leigh

It has been fifty-five years since the angels of the Apocalyptic War attempted to wipe out humanity. Now a new nation has been built where alchemy is forbidden, and angels fear for their lives as they hide among the mortals. 

The city’s leaders share one view on the ancestors of angels: shoot first, no questions. 

When her twin brother falls into a strange coma, sixteen-year-old Chela Prizeon vows to discover her role among these exiles, the royal angels known as the Lost Immortals. 

Chela’s only hope lies with the mysterious, but infuriating leader of a rebel group. But can she trust this boy, someone who can control her dreams and her heart. 

Escape into a world filled with celestial creatures, fascinating villainy, high-stake choices, and forbidden romance.

Author Sarah J. Carr Recently Interviewed me about this Process

Tell me about yourself. What’s a day in your life like?

First, please excuse my typos and any choppy sentences I may use on here. I’m all for having fun today and would like to save getting edited for later. :D 

Well, I’m strange and odd in case you haven’t already heard. LoL I have two boys (the X-Men-yep! Both of their names start with an X) a cat, 2 dogs (one that’s possessed by a human spirit, a stubborn one) and a guinea pig. So a day in my life is SUPER busy!

When you were a child, what was your dream occupation?

I wanted to be a vet! LOL I know. Somewhere I took a wrong turn at Albuquerque, right? (Had to check the google dictionary for that one). 

Describe an incident in your life that’s helped mold you into the person you are today. 

My grandmother’s passing seven years ago. I kind of thought she’d be around forever. It still hurts, but she taught me how to appreciate the beauty in words.

Who are your favorite authors?

I have too many. I’ll name a few. Traditionals—Anne Rice, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and the late, but great Octavia Butler. Indies/small presses—J.A. Redmerski and Abbi Glines (a facebook friend and southern gal like me…hehe)

What are you passionate about?

Too many things at once! LoL But mostly I’m passionate about waking up to discover what new thing there’ll be to make me excited that day.

What would I find in your couch cushions?

Your worst nightmare will come true if you look inside my couch cushions.

What’s your biggest fear?

Too many to prioritize. LOL 

It’s 10:00 on a Friday night. Where are you?

I’m out partying with my actor friends as we wait for the latest star to arrive! Okay, so maybe that’s a bit extreme, but I am a writer. We make things up sometimes. :D

What sets you apart from other writers?

That most of my 2-star review readers are now my friends. I bet some people are saying… ‘Horrors! It’s an indie that talks to her 2-star people without posting arguments all over facebook and goodreads?’ 

LoL It happens and when it does you get a revised book like you wouldn’t believe. 

We’re in a bar and I’m buying you a drink. What’ll it be?

For sake of my YA readers, I have to play it safe and say Bahama Mama. But that’s another literary lie. LoL

What are you currently reading?

I’m reading about 20 books at once. 

How do you deal with rejection?

 See the favorite drink question for that answer.

Where did the idea for your novel come from?

My grandmother told me to ask the flowers about the angels. So I did. 

Do you have advice for aspiring writers?

Read, write, develop iron skin (tough doesn’t cut it anymore. Think Titanic) and start the process all over again.

What is the toughest criticism you’ve received as an author? 

That I need to go back to grammar school and buy a pair of new glasses while I’m at it. Yes, somebody actually wrote that my glasses are too ugly to be a writer. LOL 

P.S. I’m not friends with that reviewer, btw.

What does your main character think about you? Would he or she want to hang around you as their author?

My main character, Faris Toulan, is super sexy. Wanna see what he looks like? Then go check out a pic of him on my pinterest folder for the Lost Immortals. He’s odd like me so we’d probably hit it off. LoL 

Who would play the starring role(s) if your book became a movie?

So glad you asked this one:

Faris Toulan – (Jonathon Trent)

Seth Alton – (Sam Claflin) I claimed him before the Hunger Games people did. 

Chela Prizeon – Heather LeBas- the model on the new cover. She’s perfect! 

If you had to choose one…which song would sum up your story?

Teardrop by Massive Attack and Furious Angels (but I said one song, right?) Sorry. 

Would you like to say anything to your readers / fans? 

Thanks so much to you all for turning the Lost Immortals (subtitled When Copper Suns Fall) into the novel I always knew it could be. Yeah, the criticism was tough, and the reviews on the first edition were harsh; but in the end, I produced the book that everybody always knew it could be.  

Where link-wise can your readers / fans stalk you?

There'll be a release party at YATeenreaders on September 30th! Also, stay tuned for news on Dark Seraphine's a YA Paranormal Romance and its upcoming release day. Next week, we'll continue spotlighting our bloggerly divas and authors alike. Have a great day!


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