Thursday, August 5, 2010

Contests Galore!

August has gotten off to a great start! We're three months out from NIGHTSHADE's release and a new month means a new ARC giveaway!

First - I want to draw your attention to two ongoing contests.

1) You still have a chance to enter Em's Reading Room contest to design a NIGHTSHADE t-shirt. The winner will receive their t-shirt, a NIGHTSHADE ARC, & an ARC of MATCHED by Ally Condie (I've read it, it's phenomenal!) Stop by Em's blog to enter :)

2) I just passed 1,000 followers on Twitter and am hosting a giveaway there through noon tomorrow (Friday). To enter just post a tweet that includes #nightshade I'll draw a random winner from all the entries. The name drawn wins an iPod shuffle pre-loaded with the playlists of the NIGHTSHADE trilogy.

And here's the August contest for the blog:

As I mentioned last week, the cover shoot for WOLFSBANE just took place. I cannot wait until I can share the cover, which won't be for a while. There's a lot of work that occurs from the shoot to the final cover image.Here are a few images to give you a hint of what's to come:

Thanks so much to Suza Scalora who creates such amazing images.

Linda from Penguin will bring together the final design - she is so talented. And great at picking leaves!
Also make-up artist Elsa who transformed the lovely Amber (Amber Gregory is represented by Ford Models) into Calla!

And huge thanks to Editor Jill for snapping all these photos so we could have a glimpse of the cover in process :)

Since we have to wait a while for the official WOLFSBANE cover I thought I'd ask you to lend your creative talents to help us pass the time.

This month's NIGHTSHADE giveaway of 2 signed ARCs will be a cover design contest!

What would your design for WOLFSBANE's cover be?

When you create your image, email the file to me at andreacremerwrites (at) gmail (dot) com

I'll post the entries and will select two winners who will receive a signed NIGHTSHADE ARC. Please be respectful of copyright as you create your images. I can't wait to see what you come up with!

The contest will be open for two weeks, closing at midnight on Thursday, August 19.


  1. That looks awesome! I can't wait to see the cover!

  2. Oooooohhhhh I cant wait!!!!!!!
    Was she the model for the first cover as well?

  3. Awesome! I can't wait to see the cover. I'll definitely have to come up with something great for the contest since I so desperately want a copy of Nightshade.

  4. That is such a great idea for a contest. I wish I did computer art (sadly, my bachelor's degree includes art but not digital work). I miss doing art so maybe I'll try to come up with something. Will be a nice break from Microbiolgy work. The green and brown from the pictures posted here could aide for an interesting image.

  5. Awesomeness! I'm so excited about the ipod giveaway. Been tweeting!

  6. I so can NOT wait to see the cover!! The did a beautiful job with Nightshade. I can only imagine what Wolfsbane will look like. This is so exciting.

  7. Awesome photos. Thanks for giving us a behind-the-scenes glimpse. Can't wait.

  8. Wow I can't wait to see the cover!!

    I was wondering if you are able to summit more than one cover??

  9. Thanks guys.

    Sure, Caitlin, if you have more than one cover design you can submit them all :)

  10. EEEP! I want to see the cover. All this teasing is not good for me, lol.