Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Slipstream Cover Reveal and Double Dragon Publishing

I already did my "C" post for "Cars" but as it is still Tuesday, I can also use the words "Cover Reveal", right?  Ladies and gentlemen, this is my book. I'm extremely happy with how it turned out. Deron Douglas (the artist) is quite talented and all my fears have been laid to rest. I'm leaving this post up tomorrow for "D" as well.  "D" can stand for Double Dragon Publishing, Deron Douglas, and the delight I had at opening this attachment in my email.
I think it's just perfect. The people that read my ARC should agree with me. The green color is symbolic of Life Green, the glass spider is a symbol of just about everything taking place in my book, and the technology in the background is both a symbol of the A.I. and the differences between the two worlds.

If you want to mark it "To Read" it's on Goodreads, follow this LINK or click the cool button.


It is available for purchase as a downloadable ebook on my publisher's website HERE. 


It's on sale for $5.09.

Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other sites will be coming soon :)

89 comments:

  1. Michael! WOW! Seriously dig it. The reflections on the spider are ridiculously awesome!

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  2. Very striking, which is exactly what you want from a cover!

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  3. Awesome cover! About time we got to see it. (About time YOU got to see it.)

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  4. Wow that's a cool cover. Congratulations!

    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  5. That is one AWESOME cover! Love it!

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  6. The cover is beautiful. Great "C" word too. The spider is what the book is about? Now I better rush and read everything that I am reading before May.

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  7. Your "D" post can be "Damn I Love this Cover" The colors are so vibrant, and that spider is freaky-cool. Deron did an amazing job. Congratulations! Very exciting!

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  8. You are a lucky man!!! Awesome cover. I'm sure you are thrilled.

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  9. awesome cover!!!!!!! Congrats!!

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  10. I love Love LOVE this cover! Congrats Michael. It is amazing!

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  11. I'm so excited! GREEEEEEEENNNN! Yay! I love how it acts like a neutral behind the awesome spider.

    They did a great job. I'm so happy for you.

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  12. LOVE IT!! It's so vibrant and eye-catching! I especially love the spider

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  13. More important than the fact that we all love the cover is our hope that it leads to thousands of people wanting to read your novel.

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  14. Awesome! I love it! The rain drops add a nice touch.

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  15. This is a great cover. The spider is very well done as is the rest. It's eye catching and intriguing. Congrats! Now I want to read it!!

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  16. Cool cover!

    Will this be available for the Kindle?

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  17. That's a gorgeous cover. It stands out and intrigues me.

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  18. Nobody's said this yet, so I will: It's cool and awesome. :) I'm snarky because I'm jealous. Congrats.

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  19. Cool! I love the colors and the creepy spider. Its all very eye-catching!

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  20. Michael, the cover is amazing! I love the color-it draws the eye, and the spider is amazing.

    I'm so glad it turned out as well as you hoped. And how cool is it to see YOUR name on the cover???

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  21. OMG!!! I looooove it! The spider is mega cool. I'm so excited for you. ((hugs))

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  22. Yay! So glad you're happy with it. I'll add it to my sidebar when I get home from my trip. :)

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  23. Michael! WOW! I love it! I actually think it is one of the best covers Double Dragon has created--seriously! VERY NICE :)

    It intrigues me. Can't wait to read it. Kudos, my friend!

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  24. @E.J.: Yeah. I love the spider. It turned out so good.

    @Amber: Thank you :) And I agree.

    @Alex: LOL I was getting so impatient.

    @nutschell: Thank you nutty.

    @P.T. Thank you grumpy.

    @Raelynn: :) Thanks for the tweet to my other post btw. You are so supportive and I appreciate you.

    @Munir: The spider has a lot to do with the book. But it isn't what the book is about. More, it's a realization that something incredible and unexplainable is happening and that the fate of everyone depends on sorting it out.

    @Phil: hahaha. I wish I woulda thought of that!

    @Brinda: Thank you.

    @Cristina: Thank you :))

    @Tomeka: Thank you Tomeka. We shall be skyping soon. I'm sharing this "SQUEEEEEEE" with you.

    @Dalya: I love green. It's so important to the book.

    @Sarah: Deron did an astounding job.

    @Stephen: That would be great, but I'm a small time writer. For today though, I feel kinda special and that's all that counts. It put a pep in my step for sure as I was slumping at work.

    @Emily: I know, right? The water droplets are really well done.

    @Elise: You just made me smile. :) Thanks for saying that.

    @Sandra: Yes. It will be available very soon...in a matter of days. I'll post links when I get them.

    @Christina: I love the green. I think that's the best part. But the spider is so detailed. It looks great as a thumbnail too.

    @Brent: Thank you sir! I cannot wait to see your book when you get it published :)

    @Julie: Hehe...the spider is creepy. I was inspired by all the black widows around work.

    @Charity: Thank you so much, Charity. And it's very cool.

    @Moody: I agree.

    @Cheryl: ((hugs)) back

    @L.G.: OMG...you're doing the A to Z on vacation? It's supposed to be a vacation lady!

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  25. Love it! It is very eyecatching!!

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  26. Wowee - that's a stunning cover! Congratulations.
    Lx

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  27. @Mary: I know. I love the fact that it's so eye-catching :)

    @Liz: Thank you, Liz.

    @Elizabeth Twist: Muchos Gracias, senorita.

    @Laura: I know. I've been so excited all day. *does a little happy dance.

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  28. That cover is breath-taking. which is awkward since I needed that particular breath! Great cover. Covers are so important to a book selling well, Roland

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  29. I absolutely love the cover. It's perfect for SLIPSTREAM!

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  30. Ooooo, I wish the cover were this big on my sidebar. Very cool! Congratulations!

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  31. Wow.

    Just...

    Wow.

    With a dollop of HOLY MACKEREL.

    That is GREAT.

    With a cover like that, I'm expecting a book that will make my eyes so excited to read it, my mind so thrilled to imagine it, that other books will seem as though they are the crumbled, faded leaves of last fall when compared to the glorious spring that is your book.

    I've no doubt you will deliver that.

    Congratulations, Michael, on achieving this. I can only imagine with jealousy how great it must feel for you. And, I can only say again: BRING THIS BOOK OUT SO WE CAN READ IT.

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  32. I'm loving the colour green too, but that was to be expected of moi :)

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  33. That's a snazzy cover - and makes me want to read the book even more! Super cool!

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  34. I sincerely love it. Really cool.

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  35. And you were worried, tisk, tisk, tisk.

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  36. I'm four days behind on blog posts. Four. Yet, when I saw that you were revealing your cover in my blog roll's very top post I rushed over and OOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHH!

    It's like, one of those covers I could stare at forever and still not see everything (like I've been looking at it this whole time and just noticed the little clover thing in the background mechanics). And I love those. Plus, the spider is so rainbow and pretty. 0-0 It should be made into a T-shirt.

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  37. That's an awesome cover. Congratulations.
    Karen

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  38. What a cool cover! Major congratulations :)

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  39. Had to come out of my hiatus hole to tell you, WOW! That's a book cover! Congratulations again, sir. Looking forward to reading it. :)

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  40. Great cover - love it. Of course, green is my favorite color. Marked - To Read ~ check.

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  41. grats, mike... it's a super cover!

    i have one niggle... if it's meant to be on another planet, perhaps the thing should not have 8 legs... rather 6, 10, or...?

    i know... i'm a bastard that way :P)

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  42. Wow - great cover! I really love it. The color is perfect, and the effect of the glass body on the spider - fantastic!

    You have every right to be thrilled. Congratulations!

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  43. That cover totally kicks ass! I hope you can get a poster size of that and hang it up on your wall.

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  44. Oh my, that is an AMAZING cover. I'm so excited for you. I can't wait to buy my copy!!!!

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  45. Oh man! It's awesome!!! I totally love it! I love a great cover and even without knowing all the symbolism it represents, I still love it! Congrats! It's awesome!

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  46. Michael, that cover is badass!

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  47. That is awesome, Michael! A HUGE congratulations to you! I'm heading over to Goodreads now! :)

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  48. Wow. That is a fantastic cover.

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  49. That's awesome! I love how vivid it is :) congrats!

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  50. I LOVE this!!! Looks truly awesome (and I want one of those spiders, have you thought about getting some made as swag?):)

    Hugs,

    Rach

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  51. Very eye catching and just want you want it be! Awesome!!

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  52. That's one gorgeous cover. Can't wait to read it.

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  53. It's a really, really awesome cover.

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  54. This is AMAZING! Congrats Michael!

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  55. Dude; that is so awesome. I love it. And yes, it does fit the plot concept.

    Congratulations Mike. This has to be almost as good as getting the novel accepted in the first place.

    ........dhole

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  56. Fantastic, Michael! Congratulations. The cover makes your book look very exciting. The way the spider has something in its tummy is so cool. I'm really happy for you. I'll be buying Thursday (payday).

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  57. Congrats, that looks like something right up my alley.

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  58. Love the banner and Wow...it's for sale already. Congrats!

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  59. Oh my God look at this it's awesome!
    I was going to get the ebook but now I want a paperback. Not sure I'll be able to get it in England though :-(

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  60. That's a great looking cover. The spider's really cool.

    It's on my list to read, but I'm SO behind right now :(

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  61. It's better than perfect. It's stunning. I knew it would be great. Congrats, Michael. You deserve all the awesomeness coming your way!

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  62. wait wait wait. I can buy your book already?!?!
    I am ALL OVER that!

    Came back to show my sis your cover (which she says it's very cool and eyecatching, btw)

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  63. Very cool cover! Coming to Kindle soon, I presume?

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  64. @Roland: I agree. I'm using a word Michelle Davidson Argyle said to me last night on twitter--it's "vibrant".

    @Cherie: I thought so too :)

    @Theresa: I think it looks great as a thumbnail.

    @Briane: Thank you sir! You always leave the most thoughtful comments.

    @mshatch: Thank you.

    @Dezmond: I like all the green. It's perfect for what's happening in the book as green is a metaphor for life currency.

    @Lara: Thanks

    @Tonja: I've been squeeing about it all day.

    @Cindy: If a writer didn't "worry" we would probably not be writers.

    @Brooke: *HUGS TO BROOKE. You made me so happy with your comment!

    @Karen: Thank you

    @Jess: Thank you :)

    @DPK: Nice to see you come out of your hiding/writing hole. BTW I think that In-N-Out sounds totally doable in June for pre-Prometheus.

    @Faraway: Thank you for marking it to read :)

    @laughingwolf: Nah. Avalon and Earth are parallel worlds. They have the same things on them. Only Avalan has been destroyed by an apocalyptic event. But the spiders there all have eight legs.

    @Ishta: I am thrilled!

    @Ciara: I'm really stunned by how amazing it turned out.

    @Leigh: Thank you miss.

    @Libby: My coworkers were all saying that too. lol. Great minds think alike.

    @Chantele: Thank you Chantele.

    @Randy: Your support is much appreciated.

    @Miho Li: Me too.

    @Rachael: Googling the price of crystal spiders now...maybe I can do a giveaway.

    @Danette: Yep :)

    @Jay: Thank you

    @Clarissa: I agree.

    @T.D.: Thank you

    @Donna: Thank you. It is just as thrilling. Kinda made me think I'm a published author now.

    @Belle: Awe. You are wonderful. This week it is only available on my publisher's website but all the others should be up by May. Then probably paper in June or July. I guess they go in stages.

    @Youngman: Oooh...a reader :)

    @Neil: Thank you sir

    @Cindy: Thank you miss. But only on the publisher's website. Other sites will slowly go live.

    @Sarah: It's Print on Demand and that won't be set up until like June I think.

    @Andrew: I'm behind too. So many books...so little time. There's a million or so books published each year I think and only like ten people who read. True story.

    @Mina: Thank you Mina

    @Falen: lol Thank you miss. I bought a copy for myself just to see how the formatting looked and to walk through the process of doing it on my publisher's website. It's easy...just got to set up an account. It'll be good for people to do anyway for my blog tour cause I'll have $10 gift certificates to give away at each blog stop (to my publisher's website...not Amazon).

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  65. @Milo: Yeah it'll be up on Amazon in the next week I think. I was talking with Michelle Davidson Argyle...another author who really knows what she's talking about. She says it takes a while for Amazon to upload the file.

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  66. This is phenomenal! I love it! I'm so happy that you lucked out with an amazing cover that is eye-catching, vibrant, and stunning. So excited for you!!!

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  67. Ohhhhh!!!!!

    Michael, I adore you!!!! And I'm so excited for you and your adventures!!!!

    :D

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  68. Wow! I think I must know all 10 of those people!

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  69. Love the new masthead and yes, that spider. Never that I'd say that about one of those insects. Congrats!

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  70. OMG IT'S STUNNING! *SQUUEEEEEEEEE!!!* :-D

    I'm so happy for you, friend.

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  71. Wow! What a gorgeous cover. It would make me want to read it if I saw it in a bookstore. Best of luck.

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  72. Awesome, Michael!! Really, really awesome. Congrats on the release and the cover is beautiful.

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  73. What a gorgeous, eye-catching cover! And of course I'm gonna buy it and read it. Hope your publisher can get you a poster size of that cover because it's good enough to hang as art in your home.

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  74. Amazing cover! I agree with Helena...it is worth hanging on the wall!

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  75. Oh, your cover is gorgeous! I love that spider--very creepy and beautiful at the same time.

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  76. I'm not a huge sci-fi fan, but that's a great cover. I'm trying to visit all the A-Z Challenge Blogs during April

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  77. Congratulations! That's a really cool cover; I love the reflective and slightly creepy look of the spider.

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  78. Okay, so I came back to see if you had replied to my comment (btw, HUGS BACK) and Bam! There is the spider.

    And that background. That background, Michael. I'm trying not to stare at it because I'm afraid I might have a seizure. XD

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  79. Congrats! I love the cover. Best of luck with your book, It sure is a very exciting time.

    From Diary of a Writer in Progress

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  80. I'm new here. I love this cover! Beautiful.

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