Covers, Covers, Everywhere....
I just got the cover art for my second book, BLOOD DRIVE, and the character on it has long, blonde flowing hair. It's a beautiful cover, really. The only problem is I mention in every book that my character has SHORT hair. Since the book is due out in July, I figured I had to swallow my objections. But even my agent jumped in and said the long hair has to go. So, back to the artist it went and I am now awaiting whatever changes may be made.
On a happier front, also got the cover for the anthology I’m in, MANY BLOODY RETURNS. As you can see, my name is right there. “Others” include me, Bill Crider, Tanya Huff, Rachel Caine, Elaine VIets, Christopher Golden, Carolyn Haines, Lynda Morehouse and Toni L.P. Kelner. So as “others” go, I’m in damned fine company! Anyway, love the cover.
It was also mentioned that several of the authors are planning to attend World Fantasy Con
and an event may be planned around the launch. I’m really tempted to attend. It would be fun to hang out with the big boys. Anyone attended a WFC? Is it as crazy as I’ve heard?
Mario mentioned the passing of Yvonne DeCarlo. I, too, was saddened by the news. She was a truly beautiful woman which sometimes gets lost in the image of Lily.
And on another Mario note, his second book, X-Rated Blood Suckers, just got a great review from PW—
"Hard-boiled action mixes with soft-core titillation in Acevedo's
second novel featuring solder-turned-vampire PI Felix Gomez....
The novel's true appeal lies in its zippy banter and witty repartee
on vampire lifestyle, particularly in Felix's ongoing partnership with
Cayote, a low-life vampire from the barrio. Acevedo has a natural
flair for the hard-boiled idiom, and readers who enjoyed Felix's
first adventure will find this follow-up equally entertaining."
Soft-core titillation—does that not describe the Mario we know and love to a “t”?