Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Losing Hope

I had a gallows humor moment, a gallows giggle if you will as I typed the title to this post.

But don't worry.

This isn't one of those posts where I talk about anything sad. No one is giving up, throwing in the word-soggy towel or any other cleaning implement for that matter.

In fact, it's exactly the opposite.

Losing Hope is Book Two in the Persephone Campbell series (you know, the one I write, but to the annoyance of all my friends in PR, almost never talk about on this blog). It's the follow up to Losing Beauty and will be followed by the third and, as yet unnamed, final book in the series.

This is aspirational art month and to include my own books feels a little like cheating, like stretching or massaging the truth, as I learned to say in law school. Not because I don't like my books. To the contrary, I love them. It's just they aren't exactly aspirational. They're more chocolate Pop Tarts in book form, written to be devoured by all my seriously smart, pop culture loving friends and fans.

The initial reviews are calling Losing Hope dark, carnal, smart and yummy.

But, here's the thing. It's not entirely ready for public consumption. It still has some last minute marinating to do. The days need to get a little shorter before Losing Hope is set loose, joining the rank and file of other books waiting on shelves, both electronic and wooden, anxious to be picked up and read.

In the meantime I have something for you.

A little gift.

Except I'm kind of nervous for you to open it!

What if you don't like it!?!

I really hope you do!

Okay *deep breath* go ahead.

Just rip it open.








43 comments:

Connie J Jasperson said...

Awesome Cover! Can't wait to read the book!

Angela Cothran said...

Very cool cover :) Dark and yummy.

Morgan said...

Oh my gosh! Stunning! Seriously, Johanna! Stunning!

~Sia McKye~ said...

Striking cover Johanna. Body language of the model fits the title.

Sia McKye OVER COFFEE

Joshua said...

Yes, that image certainly does lend some power behind those two words. Well done.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Cover is great! Glad early reviews like your next book so much.
And heck with PR people.

Brenda McKenna said...

I want to read it! It looks sad and haunting. :)

Donna K. Weaver said...

Creepy.

Ella said...

It is gorgeous! I love pop tarts and chocolate, but I don't it is anything like either~ I am betting on amazing! Congrats, so happy for you!!! :D

Neurotic Workaholic said...

Interesting cover! It really fits with the title.
And I love chocolate Pop-Tarts! Those are the only kind of Pop-Tarts I eat.

Kristen Wixted said...

Johanna! There's a naked lady on your blog today!

The MG part of me just screamed that out. The grown-up me just stared and stared.
I love pop tarts too. :)

Johanna Garth said...

Thanks everyone! Glad you're liking this cover as much as I am!

Rachel Schieffelbein said...

Oh that is so cool! I love it!

Mark Koopmans said...

Hey,

You win the Best Post for Book Reveal... that was cute, and well written :)

PS... I'd pick this book up because I want to know what's wrong with the poor lady on the ground...

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Lovely cover! I like the simplicity of it and how that one image ties so perfectly with the title.

Cathy Olliffe-Webster said...

WOO HOOOOOOO!!!! It's fantastic!!!!! Love, love, love it!!!!! Can hardly wait to get my mitts on it!
CONGRATS!!!! oxoxo

Barbara Watson said...

Wow! I'm an English teacher and one of my favorite things to teach and talk about is symbolism. I'm betting your new cover is full of that.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I love the matching covers. Both images really pop off the cover. The new one's image fits very well.

Pk Hrezo said...

Beautiful cover!

I didn't realize you had books out. How cool! I know what you mean about PR on your own blog. Feels so narcissistic. But if we don't promote, we don't sell, right? ;)

Tonja said...

Congratulations! I like how the covers match too. Bold to have the nude woman on it.

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