Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Guess what I'm holding?

CLARITY won’t be out in the wild for another month-ish, but Awesome Editor sent me an early copy hot off the press because she likes to make me cry. Kidding. No, because she’s awesome (hence the name). And I may have cried. One or two tiny tears. Because I was chopping onions when the mail came.* Yeah, that’s it. *lies

So...how about some pics!

Front view.


Side view.


And when you take the jacket off…purple! (My favorite color! LOVE!)


The best part for me, though, might seem kind of weird. It’s the bumpy letters.

I think the technical term for the raised type is “embossing,” but I’ve always called it bumpy letters. Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve had a habit of tracing my fingers over the bumps back and forth while a book is open on my lap. My husband once said, “Some dream about their name in lights. Kim dreams about her name in bumpy letters.”

And now it’s real.

37 comments:

  1. OMG she looks so PRETTY!!!

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  2. Yay!! It's gorgeous, Kim.
    I was told Like Mandarin will have bumpy letters too. I am insanely excited about this.

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  3. It's so beautiful! Kinda look fragile, is the good sense of the term

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  4. So exciting!!
    I love running my fingers ocer bumpy letters too :)
    By the way, our kitchen counter has the same granite XD... yup I notice the wierdest hings...

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  5. YAY!!!!!! So pretty!!

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  6. Thanks Gail, Reading mind, Kristi & Danielle!

    Kirsten - Glad to hear I'm not the only one with a bumpy letter obsession!

    Hafsah - that is so funny about the counter!

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  7. You finally got your name in bumpy letters, congratulations! I am going to read your novel as part of my DAC 2011, it sounds really good and I am sure it is!

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  8. Oh man--I love the "Don't Close Your Eyes" tagline on the flap. So creepy. And is that blue end paper that I see inside?

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  9. The next question is will the paperback have bumpy letters too? Kidding aside, congratulations on having bumpy letters AND the book that goes inside the jacket with those letters.

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  10. Thanks Page-Turner & SM! :)

    Karsten - it IS blue end paper! I love it!

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  11. That's beautiful, and I think crying over it makes perfect sense!!

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  12. !!!! I can't even imagine what a feeling that must be! I can't wait to read it!

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  13. ...it looks beautiful!!!!!! sooo pretty!

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  14. She is gorrrrrrrrrrrgeous! <3

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  15. Dude, I'm coveting your bumpy letters.

    GORGEOUS!

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  16. yay! I just love the cover of Clarity :) and I so know what you mean about the emboss :)

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  17. Eeek! It looks gorgeous! Congrats on having your very first finished copy! :D

    (Also: you're not the only one who calls them bumpy letters! :P)

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  18. Oh I love bumpy letters too, doesn't everybody?! So excited for you Kim, will definitely be buying a copy of Clarity on release day! So excited! :)

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  19. So pretty!! I cannot wait till Clarity is released. ^_^

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  20. So exciting! I'm glad you took the cover off. As part of my reading OCD, I always take the cover off and look at the book. HHAHAH

    I can't wait to get my hands on this book! YIPPEEEE

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  21. Hooray! I love the bumpy letters on book covers. Something ebooks can't recreate (yet).

    So happy for you, and can't wait to read Clarity :)

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  22. OMG SOOO PRETTY!! Cannot wait to have an actual copy!!

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  23. It's awesome! I love the bumpy letters too. :D I can't wait to get my hands on a copy!

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  24. I love bumpy letters. I think I unconsciously trace them when I'm sitting somewhere, bored.

    The book looks uber pretty too. I can't wait to get my own copy :D

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  25. Ahhhh, it's so pretty!! I can't wait to have my own copy of Clarity in my hands so I can run my fingers over the bumpy letters too! (It's something I always do too, lol.)

    ^_^

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  26. CONGRATS! I can't wait for Clarity to come out. I know I'm going to love it! Bumpy letters are awesome!

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  27. Congrats! It's a stunning book. :)

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  28. Congrats on the great review and getting your book. Can't wait to read it.

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  29. WOW, it's GORGEOUS! Can't wait to read this! :D

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  30. Awww....gorgeous and cute. Am i the only one saying cute?! so happy for you!

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  31. Congrats on getting your name in bumpy letters (I've always called them this too)!! I love the design for this book. It's so attractive.

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  32. Thanks so much, everyone! :D :D :D

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  33. It's truly gorgeous, Kim! I'm thrilled for you and can't wait to get my very own copy. I went wild over my purple interior of The Healing Spell, too. Here's to PURPLE, girl!

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