Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Oracle and The Vampire Cover

Yesterday Christine Rains revealed the cover to her 5th book in "The 13th Floor" series, the first one featuring two of the tenants. And what a beautiful cover that is! If you like paranormal romance, give this series a chance. It's worth it: amazing characters, new approach, surprising writing style! 


By now, I've read the first book in the series,The Marquis - which by the way it's free, so go and get it!- and the second one, The Alpha.

If you want to know more about Christine's new book visit her blog or read the blurb:

Blurb: Having fallen for her gorgeous neighbor might not be so bad if Harriet McKay wasn't in her hideous banshee form every time Kiral saw her. Such is her curse. True, he's a vampire struggling with a drug addiction, but he's a good soul. Yet no one could love a cursed witch, especially one not even her cats respect.

After having a vision of Kiral's death, Harriet makes it her mission to save him. Never before has she attempted to change fate, but so strong is her love.

How can Harriet convince Kiral to see past her vile appearance and return her love? If only she can force him to listen to reason coming from a raving crone, perhaps she can save him from the demons hunting him and from himself.


Carpe Diem
March 19th prompt - green barley

the clear morning dew
washing the green barley fields -
a pheasant's first cry

NaHaiWriMo
 March 19th prompt - shoe

morning walk through parks,
not noticing the spring wind;
horse shoe on my path

* in Romania the horse shoe is supposed to bring good luck to those who find it. In March, in Romania women receive some traditional trinkets, called "Martisor" ([mərtsiʃor]) which are supposed to protect them from evil and bring good luck to the person who wears them. The horse shoe is very popular because of the superstitions around it. The read and white string accompanying a March trinket is supposed to bring strenght and health.

 

28 comments:

  1. Wow! Adriana what an excellent haiku you share here on Carpe Diem. Well balanced and with a great imagery, but also a deeper layer in it. Thank you for sharing this with us.

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  2. Wonderful haiku ~ love the 'pheasant's cry' creative integration of words ~ Enjoy ^_^

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    1. thank you! it was inspired by the picture taken last weekend and an old memory

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  3. i agree, the 'pheasant's cry' is such a nice touch. also loved the writing about the horseshoe :)

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    1. we have a lot of great superstitions, myths and ideas that deserve to be explored, so i have pleanty of material ;)

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  4. Your haiku are beautiful! I especially love the line about the pheasant's cry. Gorgeous!

    Isn't Christine's book cover amazing? I love the intensity in the woman's eyes.

    Happy Tuesday. ☺

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    1. yes, she has amazing covers! but i wasn't particularly interested in the intenstity of the women's eyes... I likes the guy with the irresistible and careless look.

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  5. love the idea of the dew bathing the barley...nicely done

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  6. not sure the barley fields are safe for everyone...

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  7. I appreciate the cleansing power of dew, and I'm sure the barley does too!

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  8. Wonderful haiku on barley. The pheasant made all the difference

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  9. Great haiku.

    Christine's covers are amazing.

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  10. Thank you so very much for sharing my cover and sending folks my way. I love surprises like this. You've made my day! :)

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    1. It's a beautiful cover. I don't know how much it helped since I'm only finding my readers, but I liked your books so I wanted to.

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  11. So does the lucky horseshoe originate in Romania? Interesting. Beautiful work. Congrats Christine!

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    1. I don't know for sure. It might. We have so many superstotopns, myths and ideas...

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  12. I agree with the others - that is a killer Haiku!

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  13. People place horseshoes above their doors for good luck. That's great unless it falls on someone's head. Mut maybe that's Karma well delivered to someone for doing somewhing really bad but no one else knows what they did.

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    1. It just might, Stephen. I must go hang one above my door to see who's Karma trying to get to ;)

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  14. Beautiful haiku! It was interesting to learn more about the symbolism of the horseshoe too.

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  15. Love the addition of the pheasant. Very nice.

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