Hi. You might be new to DreadPennies, so here is the skinny: Aprilynne Pike is a friend of mine and I like her books. I usually preorder them when I can.
SHATTER came out in February, sequel to GLITTER, which was a fearless genre masher wherein a future corporatcracy purchases the Palace of Versailles, and a young woman in the palace gets caught up in court intrigue.
When Danica’s mom blackmails the young king into marrying Danica, our intrepid heroine cooks up a dastardly plan to buy her freedom by becoming a drug dealer. Only instead of smoking or shooting this drug, you wear it as makeup.
It all pretty much goes sideways from there.
When my copy of the sequel finally arrived, it had been beaten up in the mail due to poor packaging. Amazon came in clutch and sent me a free replacement, telling me to keep this one, so I had an idea:
I would draw the characters in the front and back flaps, then do a giveaway.
Admittedly I’m not thrilled with how Saber came out (bottom right) but it was hard to find any Mongolian actors to model him after. As for the models I used on Justin and Danica, well, you’ll have to read Aprilynne’s afterword 🙂
Anyway, if you would like to win this copy of SHATTER–and heck, I’ll throw in a copy of THE HERO NEXT DOOR while I’m at it–send me an email. Dreadpennies [at] the ol’ gmail dot com.
The contest will run until May 14th, 2018, 6PM MDT. Only one email, one entry. I won’t sign you up for a list or sell your address or anything, I’m just trying to spread the fandom here.
Have fun, see you out there!