As you may have noticed, I rarely do any cover reveals, blitzes, or promotional posts anymore since I've returned from my blogging hiatus. I've really wanted to spend more time talking about books I've actually read, interacting with readers, and doing fun things like Life of a Blogger.
But I'm always open to making an exception, particularly if it's for an author whose work I love and who I know I'm happy to promote. Lyla Payne (otherwise known as Trisha Leigh) is the first author for whom I am making an exception -- and trust me when I tell you it is well deserved.
I've reviewed many of Lyla's books here on the blog. Under Lyla Payne, she has written the USA Today Bestselling Whitman University series, which is considered to be new adult. Under her actual name, Trisha Leigh, she has written The Last Year saga, a young adult series.
Though Whitman University's stories aren't finished, Lyla is taking a brief departure from them to begin a new series called Low Country Ghosts. The first book in the series, Not Quite Dead, releases on April 1 and I am so thrilled to be revealing the beautiful cover here today! Make sure you read up on it and check out the bottom of this post -- Lyla herself is furnishing some AWESOME prizes, including ARCs (physical and digital) of Not Quite Dead!
TO BE PUBLISHED: April 1, 2014
GENRE: Adult, Romance, Mystery, Supernatural
SOURCE: eARC from authorFind it on Goodreads
A broken engagement sends Graciela Harper crawling back to Heron Creek with her tail between her legs, but finds the sleepy little town too changed to set her life right. Not even her budding drinking problem can obscure her Gramps’s failing health, or erase the mental picture of her first love happily married to her childhood best friend. To top it all off, she’s having a heck of time convincing the town’s dashing young mayor of her unfit-for-dating status.
When the ghost of 18th century lady pirate Anne Bonny starts insisting on a near daily audience, Graciela has to confront something else she never expected—being certifiably nuts at twenty-five years old.
Her brand new "I don't give a crap" attitude makes it easy to dismiss the mysterious threats that seem to be tied to her search for more information on the long dead pirate, but when her family becomes a target, Gracie knows she needs to find out why the ghost insists on being a constant, reeking companion.
If Graciela can put aside her prejudice against people without a pulse, she may discover that Anne Bonny’s problems are intricately linked with her own. The past harbors answers could help the cantankerous spirit find closure, but she is, after all, already dead. If Graciela doesn’t move fast, she might find herself doing the haunting, instead of the other way around.
Here's what the full cover looks like, front to back:
The cover features original photography done by Iona Nicole and the cover design is by Eisley Jacobs, both of whom are at Complete Pixels!
Finally, here is the giveaway!