Thursday, January 11, 2007

Moongazer - The Cover, The Blurb

Here it is! The cover of my August book - Moongazer. I love it sooo much. I think it might be my favorite cover yet. As you can see, they used a Manga/Japanese animation style. But it doesn't look kid-like at all. More like a dark comic book or something.

Back Cover Blurb:

Imagine every night entering a nightmare world you can't escape and being told your life is a dream. Skye Brown has it all: the cool job, the hot boyfriend, the apartment on New York's Upper West Side. But lately she can't enjoy any of it. She's having dreams of a post-apocalyptic world. Of a bleak futuristic wasteland. Of a struggle against oppression. And she's been told she's a...


But what is that? And what is reality? In her dreams, she's not Skye Brown at all, but Mariah Quinn. In her dreams there's Dawn, the beautiful yet haunted soldier, and Skye is but the empty shell of a girl he once loved. And there was a betrayal, a great betrayal. Ripped between Dark Siders and club kids, the mundane and the mystic, Skye must discover who she is, what she wants and who wants her. And why. But in the glow of the moon, it's not always easy to recognize the face in the mirror.


Anonymous said...

That is a rockin' cover!!

Major congrats!

this is Vivi...blogger hates me and won't let me sign in!

katherine warwick said...

Very nice, Marianne. I can see why you're happy about it.

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Barb said...

It's beautiful, Mar! Really striking. Yay, you!

Anne Morand said...

Mari, you know me from Alesia Group.
Just wanna tell you that I love your book cover and that I can't wait to read it !!!
Also, will it read like a manga or like a book ?

Anonymous said...

Fab cover!

Susan Hatler said...

Cool cover, Mari!

Kathy said...

Oh that cover is just stunning. I absolutely love it. And I can't wait to read the book.

Anonymous said...


That cover is way cool! My favorite part is the lettering they used for your title. It's gorgeous!


Anonymous said...


It is a great cover! The manga look makes it very different from anything else in the romance section and it will really stand out. That lettering they used for the title is gorgeous too! Very eye catching.


SavvyChick said...

OMG!! That is a fab cover Marianne. And the BCB makes it sound so intriguing. I can't wait to read it.


Traci said...

Great cover, fabulous blurb - can't wait to read it!


Diana Peterfreund said...

that's a great, cover, Marianne! I *love* the font of the title!

Anonymous said...

Wow. The new book sounds fascinating, Mari!! Can't wait to read it. And the cover is smokin'

~Carmen M. Rodriguez

Anonymous said...

ohhh thats sweeeeet lookin!! i love manga and someone did an outstanding job!

Dona Sarkar-Mishra said...

God, what an amazing cover and I LOVE the blurb. You really know how to draw a reader in, Marianne.

Thank you so much for the good wishes...hopefully you'll be at RWA nationals this year so I can give you a hug in person :)

Marianne Mancusi said...

Thanks everyone! The cover artist is Eric Kim. You can go to the SHOMI website that Dorchester put up to see more of his work. Liz Maverick's cover is up there. It's cool cause they have a gallery of how it went from sketches to final cover on her book. I hope they do that for mine as well!

And despite the manga cover, it will be a regular novel, not a graphic one. It's an action romance written in first person. Kind of like a chick-lit Matrix, lol.


Marianne Mancusi said...

Er I forgot to add - the Shomi website is