Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Happy Release Day!

Many months ago, a colleague came into my office and said "OHMYGODOHMYGODOHMYGOD! YOUWILLLOVETHISMANUSCRIPTIJUSTREAD!"

Naturally I was curious.

I looked at what it was about:

I had a naked incubus in my bedroom. With a frying pan of half-cooked bacon and a hard-on. And a unicorn bite on his ass. Christ, this was turning out to be a weird morning.


Six months ago, Abby Sinclair was struggling to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. Now, she has an enchanted iPod, a miniature unicorn living in her underwear drawer, and a magical marketplace to manage. But despite her growing knowledge of the OtherWorld, Abby isn’t at all prepared for Brystion, the dark, mysterious, and as sexy as sin incubus who shows up searching for his sister—and is convinced Abby has the key to the succubus’s whereabouts. Abby has enough problems without having this seductive shape-shifter literally invading her dreams to get information. But when her Faery boss and some of her friends vanish as well, Abby and Brystion must form an uneasy alliance. As Abby is sucked deeper and deeper into this perilous world of faeries, angels, and daemons, she realizes her life is in as much danger as her heart—and there’s no one she can trust to save her.


It sounded AWESOME.

Then I saw the cover:


Which I loved.  (It's purple!)

Then I read it.  

Overnight.

Two nights in a row.

So I went back to that colleague and said: "OHMYGODOHMYGODOHMYGODOHMYGOD! ILOVETHISBOOK!" *swoon*

And swooned for a few weeks whenever I thought about it.

And read it again.

And--(okay you get the idea).

And now I get to say congrats to Allison, whose brilliant debut novel is officially available to the rest of the world today.  

6 comments:

Skendall said...

Ah, congrats, Allison!!

Oh, and Suzie, forewarning: I will be stealing this book from you. Apologies in advance.

Liana Brooks said...

Yay, Allison! I can't wait to get a copy.

*wonders if she can steal from Skendell*

Pamela Cayne said...

I am crazy drooling all over my desk about this book, and since I'm at work, it's not necessarily a good thing, but I can't help it--this book sounds AWESOME!!!!!!

Guess I know what I'm doing on my lunch hour.

Josin L. McQuein said...

That cover is gorgeous. The shift in the background from b/w to sepia for a light source, and the secondary light point on her necklace is perfect, as is the touch of color in her hair.

It's not overwhelming the way most books where the cover model has an unusual hair color turn out to be.

I wish they'd come up with a more compelling tag-line, though. The one the designer (or whoever's responsible) chose is "blah" compared to the rest of it.

The bit about the tiny unicorn in the undie drawer made me read the blurb twice. :-P

Allison Pang said...

Awww. Thanks guys!

And thanks Suzie! You're the best. :D

Matthew Rush said...

At first glance this doesn't look like a novel I would usually read, but I have seen a few different blurbs and small excerpts here and there and it actually sounds totally freaking hilarious. Which is definitely something I would read.

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