Friday, February 20, 2009

BAD TO THE BONE cover and excerpt!

Finally! I have braved the agonizing slowness of my computer and cable internet connection to upload all the Bad to the Bone goodness you could possibly handle.

Actually, I'm holding off on the playlists until at least next week. Just to give you something to look forward to.

Also coming next week: the second installment of Dante and Ciara's mutual interview/drinking game. The prize for Round Two will be an Advance Review Copy of, you guessed it: Bad to the Bone.

Without further ado, here is the front cover and the words that go on the back. Click the cover to see a larger image.

Turn On. Tune In. Drop Dead.

If you’re just joining us, welcome to radio station WVMP, “The Lifeblood of Rock ’n’ Roll.” Con-artist-turned-station-owner Ciara Griffin manages an on-air staff of off-the-wall DJs—including her new boyfriend Shane McAllister—who really sink their teeth into the music of their ‘Life Time” (the era in which they became vampires). It’s Ciara’s job to keep the undead rocking, the ratings rolling, and the fan base alive—without missing a beat.

For Halloween, WVMP is throwing a bash sure to raise the dead. They’ve got cool tunes, hot costumes, killer cocktails—what could go wrong? Well, for starters, a religious firebrand ranting against the evils of the occult preempts the station’s midnight broadcast. Then, when Ciara tracks down the illegal transmission, the broadcast tower is guarded by what appears to be…a canine vampire? And behind it all is a group of self-righteous radicals who think vampires suck (and are willing to stake their lives on it).

Now Ciara must protect the station while struggling with her own murky relationship issues, her best friend’s unlikely romance with a fledgling vampire, and the nature of her mysterious anti-holy powers. To make it to New Year’s in one piece, she’ll need to learn a few new tricks…

You can pre-order online at Mysterious Galaxy,, or Barnes and Noble, or if you really want to help me out, you can walk into your local bookstore and ask them to pre-order it for you.

Last but not least, here's a Bad to the Bone excerpt for your reading pleasure. It's the entire first chapter, because while I might be lazy, I sure ain't stingy.



Love it! Can't wait to be able to snatch this one up! Congratulations.

Posted by: Blogger Gretchen at 2/23/2009 12:06 PM

I really hate puns but that cover copy had me laughing out loud, especially "they'll stake their lives on it!"

Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 2/25/2009 2:55 PM

Cant wait!

Posted by: Blogger donnas at 2/25/2009 9:55 PM

Thanks, everyone! Yeah, Jess, they really went over the top on the cover copy corn, but I think it works. I hope it does, anyway. It rings true with those radio style promo pitches. :-)

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 3/01/2009 5:25 PM

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