Friday, September 14, 2012

I Gotz Book Bling!

So in spite of being on the low maintenance side of things, I've ALWAYS been a girlie girl. Not Hannah, yesterday, blogging about her dragon daughter the girlie girl reminded me really how much. Because see... being a GIRL doesn't have to mean you aren't a fierce, brave, strong force in the world. It just means you like sparkles. Or purple. Or pink. Or baby animals. Whatever the case. All of the above and all that.

And when my Azalea Assault book cover came, MAN, was it a girlie girl cover! It's not surprising. Cozy readers are mostly female, and it IS a gardening theme (which I took largely to mean FLORAL). I adore my cover. I don't know HOW many people have told me how much they love it, but it's a lot. It's BEAUTIFUL.

So not long after my book came out I saw a Facebook post by Karen, a friend of mine from high school... it was a picture of a pair of HOT red cowboy boots that she had 'blinged'--rhinestones including a sorority designation... they were AMAZING (and I am not even a cowboy boots girl, really--stiff shoes are almost as bad as pants, but these were so cool) and I told her so... She was starting a business and she asked me to send her artwork for my book cover... so I did...

And OHMYGAWD look what came yesterday! I am lamenting my cheap camera, because this is so much cooler than you can tell.

closer up, though still doesn't get it across.
I'd like to tell you all how to order one, but the note I got with the bag was that she was SWAMPED with just the volume for family and friends (erm... and 4 teenage kids, but never mind). I will be sure to shout loudly if her back-logged project pile gets manageable and she can take on new stuff, because seriously.... I am SO excited about this!

I plan on taking it to Aunt Agatha's birthday bash on October 3rd—Aunt Agatha's is the local mystery bookstore I've bonded with and they are doing a HUGE 20th birthday thing.

Anybody get any super nice surprises recently?

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!


SA Larsenッ said...

What more can be said about book bling than YAY!! That is awesome. And there's nothing wrong with being a girlie girl.

Old Kitty said...

Yay!!! It's lovely and most NAKED!! Take care

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

The bag is really cool, Hart!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

That is beautiful!

Kathy M.

Arlee Bird said...

How cool is that? I'll bet you'll have some fun showing that off.

Tossing It Out

Hart Johnson said...

Sheri-I can tell you're a girlie girl, too!

Kitty--YES--Naked and rockin!

Alex-it is, isn't it?

Kathy-thank you, I love it!

Lee-I'm definitely excited!

Ru said...

Very cool :) I want a sweet tote with my book cover on it, too! (Not that I have a published book yet, but hey ...)

RaShelle Workman said...

Book bling rocks! Happy friday!

Johanna Garth said...

LOVE your bling...even though I'm not such a girlie girl. Oh wait, actually that shiny gold belt in my closet begs to differ. Umm and maybe the pink twirly dresses. Okay you got me. And as long as I'm 'fessing up I'll confess to really wanting my own book cover bling too!

JCS said...

What an awesome surprise! I love the book bling!

LTM said...

That is AWESOME!!! I LOVE that bag, and how sweet is Karen to do that for you? Love it.

I've had so many super nice surprises lately w/the book and all. I'm just all smiling, feeling the love. :o) <3 ((hugs))