Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Cover Reveal and most awesome giveaway!

I am so excited to be revealing the cover for Cold Blood, Book 2 in the Dirty Blood series!!!!

I am also thrilled to have such an awesome group of bloggers helping with the reveal on their own sites today. If you haven't already seen the cover, here it is:

And a list of the bloggers who are helping with the exclusive cover reveal are:

Taking It One Book At A Time
A Book Vacation
Magical Urban Fantasy Reads
Nightly Reading
A Life Bound By Books
JB Culture Shock
Sassy Book Lovers
A Diary of a Book Addict
All Things Books
A Cupcake & A Latte
The Unlocked Diary
Page Flipperz
1000 Plus Books To Read
Two Chicks On Books
Seeing Night Reviews
The Bookish Babes
AwesomeSauce Book Club

Thanks Bloggers!!

A very special thanks to Sara Reine for her creative genius in creating this cover. I love her and will never part with her!

Now, for the giveaway, because I want to make sure you are JUST as excited as I am...

There will be 2 prizes awarded. First place will receive a signed paperback of Dirty Blood, complete with the new cover art. Yes- it is finally available for purchase with the updated cover. The fun part is, the winner will literally receive the first EVER printed paperback with the new cover. Cool, right?! First prize also includes a signed bookmark by me along with a signed bookmark from Angeline Kace for Descended by Blood, which is the newest title available from Accendo Press. (You can check Descended By Blood out here, and get it now for just .99 for your Kindle.)

Here is a picture of the grand prize pack:

Second prize is a special set of bookmarks, which includes a signed bookmark by me for Dirty Blood, along with a signed bookmark by Angeline Kace for Descended by Blood, AND a special metal bookmark with a wolf print charm, designed by Krystle, my personal jewlery designer. (You can find her on Twitter as @KrystazziK)

Here's a picture of the second prize pack:

To enter the giveaway, you can leave a comment with your email address. For an additional entry, you can follow me on Facebook, Twitter, or Goodreads, or you can become a follower of Accendo Press' website. Just be sure to leave me a comment here that you've done so. The giveaway runs through 9/28 and the winner will be announced on 9/29.

Good luck! And I will leave you with a teaser of what's going on inside Tara's head for Cold Blood...

Wood Point Academy is not at all what I expected. For one thing, it looks like a cross between military school and Buckingham Palace. Everyone stares, the floors shine so bright you can see your reflection in them from a mile away, and no one smiles. Unless they're kicking your butt in the process. Which happens more often than not for the freshman. Lucky for them, my presence has just stolen the spotlight, and they get a break from the daily joys of hazing.
At least I've got plenty to take my mind off the fact that my psycho cousin, Miles De'Luca, keeps calling and declaring his love and promising to come for me just as soon as he's destroyed anyone standing in our way. Wes isn't going to like that idea.
So between Miles, Wood Point's evil welcoming commitee, and the drill sergeant hottie trainer from hell, I just keep asking myself, how did I end up here?


  1. Heather I am so happy this book is coming out soon! I am curious to see what happens to Tara.

  2. Looks absolutely wonderful! Thank so much, Heather!

    (email is on userpage)

  3. Want to read so much! I reviewed for Angeline Kace and loved her book.
    She had great things to say about your book too.

    Want to enter.

    Follower of your blog Heather: Cassandra Ruiz or Cassandra (The Book and Movie Dimension blogger)

    Following you on Goodreads as:Cassandra (The Book and Movie Dimension blogger)

    Following and friended on Facebook: BM Dimension

    Now following on Twitter: BookLoverC

    Following Ascendo Press:Cassandra Ruiz or Cassandra (The Book and Movie Dimension blogger)

    Tweeted this fantastic giveaway:!/BookLoverC/status/116548437192884224

    E-mail: bookandmoviedimensionblogger at yahoo dot com

    Thanks for this giveaway! Really hope I win and can read your book.

  4. Thanks for the chance!

    I'm also following the Accendo Press via GFC as Dovile.

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  5. Thank you so much for the chance to win♥
    GFC: Jeanne
    twitter follower: @JanaRathouska

  6. Congratulations, Heather! I love the new covers and Cold Blood sounds so good. Can't wait to read it!Thank you.

    Twitter follow @BookishAndrea

  7. So excited for the release of your book !
    GFC : Ifrah
    FaceBook : Ifrah Kamil
    Twitter: @Twinklesmile023
    Goodreads: Ifrah Kamil
    Following Ascendo Press

    Thank you SO much for this superb give-away !!



  8. I love the new cover! Thanks again :)

    Goodreads as Vivien

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  9. Congratulations and thank you for the teaser =)


  10. Congratulations and thank you for giveaway
    GFC - alipeli
    FB - Alena Pelik√°nov√°
    Twitter - Al20Peli

  11. Congrats to you love the covers! Thank you so much for the great giveaway!
    GFC follower/latishajean
    facebook/latisha D
    Goodreads/latisha D
    Follow Ascendo Press/latishajean

  12. Awe thanks so much for the chance! Btw, the cover for book 2 is gorgeous!!!

    GFC follower :)


  13. Thanks for the giveaway!! Nice covers!! :D

  14. Thanks for taking the time to do this. Love the bookmarks and new cover.


  15. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me in contest. I love the cover too.

  16. Sounds like a great series! Thanks for the giveaway!


  17. This is just wonderful THANK YOU!!

    GFC: Mary Preston
    FB: Mary Preston
    Accendo Press' website: Mary Preston


  18. Congratulations! Love the covers. Not sure if this is international, but I wanted to enter.
    I follow twitter - @ktu35114
    FB - Katie Turner
    GFC - KtTurner

    Thanks for the great giveaway.

    katie dot turner at y7mail dot com

  19. Wow!! I love the cover of book 2.

    Thanks for the giveaway!!
    GFC Follower - Clarissa P (Clary)
    Twitter - @ClaryPereira
    Facebook - Clarissa Pereira

    claroxide AT yahoo DOT co DOT in

  20. Congrats on the 2nd book!! Lovin' the cover!

    I would like to please be entered into your giveaway as well!

    Following you on FB - Amy Eye
    Followed Accendo Press (Dranea)
    And I have been friends with you on GoodReads! :)

    Thanks for the drawing! These are always so exciting!!

  21. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    Added on Facebook (Cherry Pie)
    Added on goodreads (Vivian Mah) username(cherry367)
    Following Accendo Press via GFC (cherry^^)

  22. AHhh! Ive been waiting for the 2nd book to come out! XD Thanks so much for the epic giveaway!
    FB: Samara O Tye

  23. OMG Both prizes are awesome!!!!!

  24. I keep reading great reviews of Dirty Blood and it's been on my TBR list for a while now. I'm so excited to read it. Thanks for the give away.

    GFC Follower Stephanie Eckstein.

    Facebook Follower Stephanie Mccuin-Eckstein.

    Goodreads follower Stephanie Eckstein.

  25. Cold Blood has a beautiful cover, as does Dirty Blood. I like both of them. And the books themselves sound even better. Thanks for the chance to win.
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    LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

  26. thanks to everyone for all the positive feedback on this cover. I am so glad you guys love it as much as I do!

  27. The cover is just simply gorgeous! Thank you for letting my blog be apart of your reveal.
    Can't WAIT to read Cold Blood.

  28. I would love to win a copy of this book! It looks awesome :)

    GFC follower: Julie Witt
    FB: Julie Witt
    Twitter: @jwitt33
    Goodreads: Julie Witt

    jwitt33 at live dot com

  29. What a beautiful cover!

    FB Amanda Wimer
    GFC iarvd

  30. Hi Heather! It's me Mindy!!! I want to enter and I'm following you EVERYWHERE!

    bookluvrmindy (at) gmail(dot)com

  31. Hey Heather! Thanks again for asking us to be a part of the cover reveal! You know I follow you everywhere plus the Accendo Press page :D

  32. Hey!
    Enter me please! I am so excited to read Cold Blood, Dirty Blood was awesome!!!!

  33. OMG! Who is Miles? He better not to anything to get between Tara and Wes or I'm coming after him! Then again.....if they happen to break up (please don't happen) can I have Wes?? Cos you know I think we'd make a great couple. He's cute and protective and strong and....okay, okay, digressing....LOL.

    Congrats on the new cover! It really does the book more justice than the old one did and thanks so much for the giveaway!
    Please count me in if it's international.

    I'm a GFC follower of you and Accendo Press.
    Twitter follower as @RachyBee
    and I'm your friend on Goodreads:

    Looking forward to the next book and all the best!

    Rachel @ The Rest Is Still Unwritten

  34. GFC Krystal Larson
    twitter Icecream1891
    fb Lindsay Ann
    Thank you so much!

  35. It sounds like an exciting read so please enter me in the giveaway if it is open worldwide.


    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

  36. Beautiful cover! Please enter me in the draw, and thanks for the giveaway!

    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

    Following you on Twitter (@DarleneBookNook)
    Following you on GFC (Darlene)
    Following you on Facebook (Darlene's Book Nook)

  37. I want, I need, I can't wait!!!! :D

    Beautiful cover! I'm super excited to read the book!

    Of course, I follow you on
    Twitter (@ABookVacation)
    Facebook (Shana)
    GFC (A Book Vacation).

    Much love! :)

  38. Awesome cover. LOVE it!

    Twitter (VampireXlover78)
    Facebook (Savanna Ucinski)
    GFC (Savanna)
    Goodreads (Savanna)

  39. Love the cover!!
    twitter @twimom101
    facebook: mandy twimombookblog
    goodreads: mandy anderson

  40. ooohhh. cool!

    maybe i should make Zach enter too! ;)

  41. Hi Heather! What an exciting contest! I love this book and would love to have a signed copy for myself. Waiting patiently for book 2!

  42. Hi Heather, your book looks great! I'd love to read it. Please count me in if this is international!

    +1 Blog follower - Aik
    +1 Twitter follower - @AikChien
    +1 Facebook friend - Aik Chien

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  43. Sweet Giveaway!

  44. Great giveaway TY for the chance to win!
    I just bought Descended by Blood last night on amazon. I'm a follower. sacredmoon1(at)gmail(dot)com

  45. Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

    I follow you and Accendo Press via gfc as kel
    Twitter follower itzkelseyd

    Poisnivyred AT

  46. I LOVED Dirty Blood & can't wait for more WES!!!!

    Follow as JLynn
    Twitter as JLynnMc
    FB as Jackie McPherson
    GR as Jackie McPherson