Introducing BestChapLit.com—Home to book reviews, interviews and news on the best male authors around

We are thrilled to announce that our lovely friends at BestChickLit.com are launching their new counterpart—BestChapLit.com—read on and learn all about this fantastic new site dedicated to the best male authors around…

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Following the success of their sister site BestChickLit.com, they decided the boys were being left out. So step forward BestChapLit.com…

This new site is dedicated to the best of men’s fiction and to help celebrate today’s official launch we’ve got authors Matthew J. Costello (bestselling author of Home and Vacation), Tony Hubbard, Brandon Lindsay, Joel Mark Harris, and Nick Alexander doing interviews, guest posts, giveaways and featured author spots galore in our Facebook event that will be going on all day.

Be sure to look out for the ones that the writers have dedicated to readers—they’re pretty special!
We are open for reviews, author interviews and author services requests, which can be submitted via our Facebook page, the site’s contact form or directly to Charlotte@BestChapLit.com.

So grab a monocle, and slip on a bowler hat if you’re feeling very suave. Please take a look around the new site and get involved!

Visit BestChapLit Website

Visit BestChapLit Facebook

Follow BestChapLit on Twitter

And be sure to join our Facebook Event for the launch of BestChapLit…you’ll have a jolly good time!

Evil Has No Face…But It Could Have Yours Contest! Become The Face Of Evil On A Special Edition Cover Of “Hateful Burden” By Natalie Gibson

We are extremely excited to team up with Natalie Gibson to bring you this unique contest. Read on for all the special details!

I have teamed up with my official book and website design team, Blue Harvest Creative, to bring you a very special and unique contest! Now you can become the “face of evil” and win an EXTREME SPECIAL EDITION of my novel Hateful Burden—book one in the Carrier Trilogy.

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Will YOU Be The New Face Of Evil?

One lucky Grand Prize Winner will win two signed print copies of Hateful Burden with their face on the front cover of the book. Only two copies of this special edition will ever be printed, making this a collector’s item truly worth owning! Once these are made the cover file will be destroyed and never printed again! The Grand Prize Winner will also receive an eBook of Hateful Burden containing their face on the digital copy, too!

Be sure to enter today and show everyone YOU are the face of evil!

The Grand Prize Winner’s name will also appear on the front cover as “Evil Has The Face Of (winner’s name).

Camera shy? We can create your special edition featuring only your name. Or send us a photo of your pet. The choice is yours! You never know what the face of evil will be!

Check Out The Other Prizes You Can Win!

  • First Prize—a signed print copy of Hateful Burden and your choice of one eBook copy (Kindle format only) of any of Natalie Gibson’s other titles
  • Second Prize—an eBook copy of Hateful Burden (your choice of Kindle or ePub format)
  • Third Prize—a signed 11 x 17 Hateful Burden poster designed and donated by Blue Harvest Creative (Five available!)

Contest Rules And Disclaimers:

  • Please note Natalie Gibson writes for adults. You must be 18 or older to enter this content
  • We reserve the right to reject any photos of a questionable nature

How to Enter:

There are lots of ways to enter and earn entries. Visit Natalie Gibson’s WEBSITE and enter our Rafflecopter contest by clicking HERE:

Contest Dates:

  • Contest will run from April 26th through May 17th
  • The new book will be released on May 3rd
  • Winners will be announced on May 21st!

The Creation Of The Grand Prize:

Designing Of Your Custom Print And eBook:  My design team, Blue Harvest Creative, is donating and custom creating the design of the front print cover and eBook cover featuring the face of the Grand Prize Winner. Blue Harvest Creative will contact the Grand Prize Winner to obtain the image for the books. Please note a hi-resolution jpg image featuring a full-face pose will be required to create your prize. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks to receive your print books and your choice of either a Kindle or ePub version of the eBook.

Good luck to everyone and have fun!

Cover Reveal For “Warrior Unleashed” By Lindsay Avalon

We are excited to show off the brand new cover we designed for Lindsay Avalon’s upcoming “Warrior Unleashed”—and to feature her as a guest on our blog. Read on to learn all about it!

Welcome to the official cover reveal of Warrior Unleashed, book 1.5 in the Mythrian Realm series! When Breaking the Nexus released on 12/12/12, readers fell in love with the Mythrian Realm and clamored for more. Since the follow up, Waking the Phoenix won’t be ready until sometime this summer, I knew I had to give readers a taste of Mythria.

Warrior Unleashed, a novella featuring Sha’s half brother, will be released on May 7! This novella is set entirely in the Mythrian Realm and while the hero and heroine are not Sha and Connor, I think you’ll all fall in love with this couple. Find out what happens when the sexy panther Chimerae, Achaius Rilke, must team up with feisty Gaelen Sorceri Saia Makan in this action packed novella!

Without further ado, I present the gorgeous cover designed by Blue Harvest Creative!

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Blurb:

Nothing is more dangerous than a warrior unleashed.

When Sentinels begin dying under mysterious circumstances, the deaths are believed to be unrelated. Only one man sees the truth: an unknown enemy is targeting the elite group of warriors and no one is safe. As a panther Chimerae, Achaius Rilke recognizes the signs of an unpredictable predator. The only person he can trust is Saia Makan, the tempestuous Sorceri who has driven him crazy for years. But when the killer has set his sights on Saia, Achaius faces the hunt of his life.

Meet Lindsay Avalon:

I am a wife, a programmer, and now an author. I have an adorable mini Schnauzer and more books than I have room for. I love reading romance because no matter what may be happening in my life, I can always count on my books to end happily ever after. The day I met my husband was the day I truly began believing in happily ever after. After hearing me complain a few too many times that I had “nothing” to read despite the hundreds of paperbacks scattered around the house, my husband began suggesting I write my own stories. When I finally took his advice I discovered that although I enjoy my day job as a software engineer, my true calling is to be an author.

My sister drilled into me an appreciation for fantasy and mythology, something I try to bring to my books. My debut novel, Breaking the Nexus started as a book written for NaNoWriMo and has grown to so much more. It was the conduit that introduced me to a fantastic group of independent authors who have changed my life in unimaginable ways.

When I’m not writing, I’ve found a passion for blogging and interviewing fellow authors. I also love reading, baking, crochet, sewing sock monkeys, playing video games, and all sorts of random crafts. I have an incurable love of rubber duckies and stuffed animals, and I believe nobody should have to grow up if they don’t want.

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The Selkie Sorceress and Seal Island Trilogy Paperback Release—Release Day Is Here Plus An Awesome Giveaway

We are super excited to be hosting this blog for Sophie Moss and want to say thank you for allowing us to design all the books in your series. Now it’s time to get swept away with the Seal Island Trilogy! Plus, don’t forget to enter the giveaway!

New Release: The Selkie Sorceress (Seal Island Trilogy, Book Three)
Author: Sophie Moss
Genre: Paranormal/Fantasy Romance
Release Date: April 25, 2013
Book Designers: Blue Harvest Creative


Book Description:
American detective Sam Holt has a knack for finding people who shouldn’t be found. When his last case almost killed an innocent woman, he swore off detective work forever. But when this same woman asks him for one last investigation—to find her husband’s long lost mother—Sam cannot refuse. Clairvoyant Irish artist Glenna McClure will do anything to stop Sam, even if it means teaming up with a powerful sorceress who she knows she cannot trust. But when the petals of a mysterious night-blooming rose begin to turn black, Glenna realizes that an even darker force is at work. To protect the people she loves, Glenna will have to face a terrible curse that has haunted her all her life before the final petal fades to ash.



 The Seal Island Trilogy is now available in paperback!
To celebrate the release of The Selkie Sorceress and the Seal Island Trilogy in paperback, Sophie is offering a giveaway! In addition to reducing the Kindle prices of The Selkie Spell and The Selkie Enchantress to $.99 each from April 25-28, she is giving away a $25 Gift Card to Amazon and THREE signed paperbacks!

Thanks for stopping by. Don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway by clicking HERE

The Legacy Continues…Designing “Rise of the Notorious” By Katie Jennings

It’s hard to believe this is our seventh print and eighth eBook design for Katie Jennings! The Vasser Legacy series has a special place in our hearts since it was our very first print and eBook design for the lovely Ms. Jennings. We also provided all the editing services.

The series is a family saga based in the world of the rich, the famous, and the deadly—set against the backdrop of the luxurious Vasser hotel industry. When we designed the first book, When Empires Fall, we used a classic and elegant design that reflected the story concepts.

We continued this tradition for the stunning sequel, Rise of the Notorious. To convey the powerful story line in the series, we updated the chapter and text divider graphics with bolder designs.

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Chapter Graphic for Rise of the Notorious

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Text Divider for Rise of the Notorious

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Title Page for Rise of the Notorious

To create the print interior, we used the same font and header styles so both books in the series matched:

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We also designed a matching eBook that contained the same design elements complete with a searchable table of contents. All of our eBooks are validated and are WC3 compliant.

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eBook Sample Shown on a Kindle Fire 

To help market Katie Jennings’ other series, The Dryad Quartet, we created a beautiful ad for the print book in B&W featuring all the individual titles and the special edition book:

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Print Ad for Dryad Quartet Series and Special Edition 

A color version of the ad was also created for tablets and devices with that capability:

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Color Ad for Dryad Quartet and the Special Edition for eReaders

(Ad defaults to B&W for devices without color capability)

We hope you have enjoyed this design for Rise of the Notorious. You can find it on Amazon by clicking HERE.

RELEASE DAY! – #BeNotorious Blog Tour Day Seven

We are super excited to host the release day for Rise of the Notorious by Katie Jennings! 

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Today’s the day! Now available exclusively on Amazon, get the explosive and much anticipated sequel to Katie Jennings’ award winning family drama novel When Empires Fall, aptly named Rise of the Notorious! All month she has been touring various blogs AND doing a massive giveaway, which you can still enter! Read below for more details.

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What is The Vasser Legacy?

The Vasser Legacy is a series that focuses on the rise, fall and resurrection of the prestigious Vasser Hotel family. It’s a story filled with deception, passion, murder, and ambition set in glorious Manhattan in New York City.

What is Rise of the Notorious about?

When their empire fell, darkness descended upon the Vasser Hotel family and shrouded them in chaos. It was a darkness layered in violent sins and staggering deception, made only more potent by a haunting truth. Murder, it seemed, was a burden they couldn’t escape.

With a scandal plaguing the family’s reputation, the Vasser heirs must rise to the occasion and utilize a killer’s advice to turn bad publicity into good, and tradition into innovation.

If only it was that easy.

In an elaborate game of hidden motives and sinister agendas, more dirty truths from the past will resurface, truths that could bring about victory or bloodshed. But how will the Vasser siblings react when the real threat to their family not only has power and control on the mind, but assassination as well? What will they do when it becomes clear that someone out there wants them destroyed, no matter the price?

The Vassers may have fallen from grace, but now they will rise as notorious.

Last Day to Enter the Giveaway!

Not only can you enter to win signed print copies of the complete Vasser Legacy series, you can also win great books from amazing authors as well as some awesome author swag! Check out the prizes below!

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Rise of the Notorious

By International Bestselling Author

Katie Jennings

Available Now!

 

Click HERE to Enter the Giveaway!

Also, get an extra entry for each blog you comment on during the tour!

 

Good luck!

A Killer Design For “Number Seventy-Five” By Ashley Fontainne

It’s always a treat to design a book for Ashley Fontainne and her latest, Number Seventy-Five, was no exception. Giving us the elements of revenge, suspense, and thriller were all the ingredients needed to create a killer design for one killer of a story.

Since this was a novella with little spine width, we created a cover wrap to bring all the crucial elements of this thriller together and to further accentuate the ominous qualities of the cave.

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To say it was an honor and a thrill to feature not one, but three bestselling authors on the cover and inside the interior design is an understatement. No words can convey how amazing it is to format the text for reviews of authors’ works you have loved and read. (Can you imagine how excited Ashley was?)

To go along with the theme of the book and to help get readers in the mood, we used a font to symbolize chaos and encapsulated it inside a blood splatter to create our chapter design. The number sign was also used to tie in with the title’s word “number.”

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Chapter One Graphic Heading

To keep the design elements cohesive, we gray-scaled the scene dividers:

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Scene Dividers

We chose bold fonts to use for the interior layout and headers. Here is a sample interior page showing all the design elements:

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Sample Interior Print Page From Number Seventy-Five

We also designed a matching eBook that contained the same design elements complete with a searchable table of contents. All of our eBooks are validated and are WC3 compliant.

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The Matching eBook Interior On A Kindle Fire

We hope you have enjoyed this killer design for Number Seventy-Five. You can find it on Amazon by clicking HERE.