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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Cover Stories: The Blood Coven Series by Mari Mancusi

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Today, the effervescent Mari Mancusi is here to share the story of the repacking of her Blood Coven series -- so we'll see old and new covers!

Here's Mari:

"It was the phone call I'd been praying for. Berkley finally decided to buy BAD BLOOD, the fourth book in my Blood Coven Vampire series. But they also had another surprise for me. Thanks to the success of series like Twilight, House of Night and Vampire Academy, they had decided to repackage and re-release the first three books in my series. They told me Boys that Bite, Stake That, and Girls that Growl would be getting new covers and be back in stores.

[The old covers]:

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"I was thrilled, to say the least, and began dreaming of what the new covers would look like. While I always liked the first three covers, especially Girls that Growl, there were a few things that bugged me about them. One, the girl in Boys that Bite wore a jean jacket - which just looks straight out of the eighties if you ask me...

Read the rest of Mari's story, and see all her newer covers, at melissacwalker.com.

PS-The very cool trailer for Boys That Bite and the Official Blood Coven website!




2 comments:

Cari said...

Great cover! I would instantly be drawn to it at the store.

lilaemberamber said...

i love the books there the best and i love the new and old covers