Look what showed up in the mail a few weeks ago…
This is a Japanese Translation of my Brava book EXTREMELY HOT.
The original Version:
Interesting how the two different countries market the same book. I think I actually like the Japanese version better. This US cover is bland and really doesn’t capture the book.
Now if they put Gas Station Slayer on that book, it would have been a best-seller!
And speaking of Gas Station Slayer, at dinner last night Wizard said, “I know why you put gas in the car last week.”
Confused, I said, “I was trying to help. You always put gas in the cars.”
Wizard laughed. “Busted! I’ve been on your blog, I know why you were so happy to get gas.”
Me, “On my blog…what…OH!!! Gas Station Slayer.”
Wizard laughed. Then said, “No more trips to the gas station for you.”
I smiled innocently. “Sure honey. Whatever you say…”
November 10th, 2009 at 8:35 am · Link
LOL about the gas station. That Slayer was pretty hot. Even Daughter was impressed.
That Japanese cover is awesome. The US cover, not so much.
November 10th, 2009 at 9:13 am · Link
OMG… that is tooo funny!!! But if he read it all the way through… He would have seen that Gas Station Slayer was taken already!! LOL!!! But hey yeah, I would take an extra trip to the gas station too… Just to see if I could catch me a slayer like that, lmao!!!
Oh Jen, the Japanese cover is very sensual, very hot! Now don’t get me wrong, our cover, the guy is kinda hot… But if he didn’t have clothes on… well… just maybe! =)
**Oh… tomorrow is almost here… lol… Can not wait to see what you have in store for us tomorrow!**
November 10th, 2009 at 9:47 am · Link
The Japaneses cover is better, Gas Station Slayer would have made an excellent cover model for your book. Cecile is right, our guy has to many clothes on.
“Gas Station Slayer” hasn’t had time to pump “gas”, he’s been to busy giving me a tune up. Umm .. I meant my car, yep that’s what I meant.
I finally scored my copy of Soul Magic! Yeah me. I went to the store last night and it was the last copy on the shelf! Can’t wait to start reading it later today.
November 10th, 2009 at 10:04 am · Link
LMAO. The Wizard is a smart man.
The Japanese cover is better. Jennifer Crusie did a blog on cover art and so did Allison Brennan, I think it’s just wrong that they can screw up a cover so badly.
My DD and I are going to see SYTYCD on tour this Friday, we’re both very excited. In honor of this, I have posted a SYTYCD LSM spread over at my place.
Happy Tuesday witches!
November 10th, 2009 at 10:13 am · Link
I do like the Japanese one better I think. I swear, my TBR pile is huge!! And I’ve been so busy I haven’t even been by to get Kenyon’s latest! What’s up with that????
Tell Wizard that Gas Slayer guy has too many other witches keeping him busy. Plus, we wouldn’t want you to get in trouble, Jen. *winks* So let us handle him for you.
November 10th, 2009 at 11:03 am · Link
Wizard might be on to us witches. Maybe we should put spells on our Wing Slayers so that if anyone but us look at the pictures, they’ll look like WS FAIL!
My broom landed safely in Kansas City and it’s getting refueled for the next leg into Florida. I just hope it’ll fly high enough to get me over the outriders of Ida.
See you lovely witches on the other side! (Oh, and if anyone is feeling creative, I could sure use some help over on Penumbra today, coming up with a title for my FAERIE trilogy.)
November 10th, 2009 at 11:03 am · Link
Heck, I forgot! Way cool on the Japanese translation and I vote for that cover, too.
November 10th, 2009 at 11:50 am · Link
B.E. I agree! I was never happy with Extremely Hot. Not the title, not the cover and the book isn’t exactly what I wanted to do either. My title was SEX HEX.
November 10th, 2009 at 11:54 am · Link
Cecile, no worries! I wasn’t thrilled with the cover either. Gas Station Slayer would have been great!
Wizard thought it was hilarious that he “caught” me.
November 10th, 2009 at 11:55 am · Link
Val, I’m sure Wizard will be happy to know you all are keeping Gas Station Slayer busy, LOL!
Cool that you found a copy of SOUL MAGIC!
November 10th, 2009 at 11:57 am · Link
Erika, there are so many things that can and do go wrong in the process of publishing a book, it’s terrifying. And a good 70% of it all is just a guess, like what covers work and what doesn’t.
That is awesome that you get to see SYTYCD on tour! I’ll go to your blog a bit later. I’m lterally making a note to go to your blog and Silver’s so I won’t forget!
November 10th, 2009 at 12:00 pm · Link
Kira, your generosity brings a tear to my eye, LOL!
You’ve been so busy now that the job is monopolizing your time. How’s everything going? I’m going to try to get over to your blog too. I want to catch up with everyone!
November 10th, 2009 at 12:02 pm · Link
Silver, fly safe! I hear Ida is bringing a lot of rain in some areas (or that’s what I heard early this morning).
I’m going to your blog later today. I have a post it note right here on my desk!
November 10th, 2009 at 12:04 pm · Link
I like the Japanese cover better, but am partial to the US cover.
November 10th, 2009 at 12:29 pm · Link
**Warning – bring your ice cubes and fan when you go to Kira’s** I’m just letting y’all know that her story is hot!
We have some very “helpful” witches here!!! I have to say that we rally up support to help you out Jen… They are right, we wouldn’t want the wizard to get a complex on us! LMAO!!! And who does not mind taking the slayers off your hands… I know I love having Axel around my place! =)
My hubby sees my page and just rolls his eyes. And when I act all innocent and say “what” he just shakes his head and walks away. He refers to my page and the books I read “your half naked men” lmao!!
November 10th, 2009 at 1:47 pm · Link
I did put a warning in the title Cecile. So you can’t say I didn’t warn you.
And I’m all about helping my fellow witches. I wouldn’t want any our girls to get in trouble.
Job is okay, Jen. Family issues going on now. BLEH! Nothing anyone can do to fix it really. Isn’t that how it always goes? And around the holidays no less. So trying to keep chin up and think positive.
You girls help out a bunch!!
November 10th, 2009 at 2:53 pm · Link
Well Kira that is what we are here for right!!! To help out each other… Taking a few Wing Slayers off the hands, Making someone else laugh with the failure… or just being here to “chat” with!!
Hang in there honey… Or come on over to my place! =)
November 10th, 2009 at 3:01 pm · Link
I’m there, Cecile!! lol Be careful who you invite over. You never know–we might actually show up.
November 10th, 2009 at 3:31 pm · Link
Japanese cover is better but the girl needs a bit more meat on her bones – look at those non-existant thighs and her arms !?!? I was that skinny … when I was twelve !!!
Sorry, no time – gotta get my butt over to Kira’s before all the drool from my fellow witches short-circuts the internet and I get locked out
November 10th, 2009 at 7:04 pm · Link
Dru, that’s good to know!
November 10th, 2009 at 7:08 pm · Link
Cecile, I am soooo behind today! Sorry to all of you! I swear I’m going to try and catch up.
Too funny about your husband!
November 10th, 2009 at 7:10 pm · Link
Kira, can’t wait to get over to your site!
I’m sorry about the family issues. We’ve all been there in one fashion or another and it really sucks. But when you have time, come hang out with us! We use magic to bar those issues from our coven! And on bad days, the hunks will cheer us up
November 10th, 2009 at 7:11 pm · Link
Ban, you’re right, she’s pretty skinny! We should fatten her up pronto.