Saturday, September 28, 2013

Aurora Sky Photo Shoot - Sneak Peek


The wait is nearly over!

The pictures are in from the Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter photo shoot and they are killer! I can't stop staring at them, and why should I be the only one?

Thank you to photographer Teresa Yeh for putting together the casting call, wardrobe, makeup, hair, and shoot! And to Gabriella (aka: Aurora Sky) and Alyssa Dearest (aka: Valerie Ward) for bringing the characters to life.

Claudia at Phatpuppy Art has already created the mockup for book one and it is so unbelievably cool. I'm buzzing with excitement! If you haven't signed up for the cover reveal already, see the bottom of this post for more info.

Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter (Aurora Sky Book One)
With Gabriella
 
 
 

When you read or write, a certain image of a character appears in your mind as you go along with them on their journey.

One of the things that made me most anxious about the casting call was finding an Aurora who not only fit her physical appearance, but conveyed her dark, rebellious, sometimes naïve and numb, yet brave personality.

I don't think there's a woman who could have pulled Aurora off better than Gabriella and I'm so grateful to Teresa for finding her.

Northern Bites (Aurora Sky Book Two)
With Gabriella and Alyssa Dearest

 
 
It's almost scary how well Alyssa and Gabriella pull of Valerie and Aurora. The expressions and attitude are dead on. It's like they've stepped out of the pages to go after unruly blood suckers.

Bad Blood (Aurora Sky Book Three)
With Gabriella

I just saw these gorgeous pics last night. All I'm saying for now is it involves a red dress and that the finished cover will be ready at the end of October. And by then I'll have a better ETA for those of you waiting so patiently for the third book. Right now it's looking like Aurora will have a five book run with at least one novella and short story in the mix. ;)

Behind the Scenes - Cover Queens Claudia & Teresa

I cannot say enough good things about artist Claudia at Phatpuppy Art and photographer Teresa Yeh. Every step of this process has been done with professionalism, timeliness, enthusiasm, and kindness.

Check these ladies and their artistry out at:

Phatpuppy Art
 
 
Teresa Yeh Photography
 

Cover Reveal!

Appearing here and my author Facebook page throughout October (roughly one every week).

Readers, Reviewers, Bloggers: Want to share the awesomeness on your book blog and/or Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, etc? Sign-up below.

Reminders: If you signed up already there's no need to sign up again. And if you are a member of Nikki's Ninjas, you will automatically receive the covers in your email inbox.

Post Date: Whenever you want! No scheduling, no having to wait. As each cover is finished, you will receive it and can share that puppy with friends and followers.


14 comments:

  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE! I am so excited to see these pics all fancied up on the cover of the books! All the pics of the two girls together are giving me the chills. Ahem, and also making me really anxious for the next book. ;)

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    1. Thanks, as ever, for your enthusiasm, Ali! Can't wait to unveil the final covers...and feeling extra motivated to get on book three. ;)

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  2. <3 they all look like they will make fabulous covers! Can't wait!

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    1. Thank you, Andrea. I was just admiring your own beautiful, lovely Phatpuppy Art covers. Gorgeous!

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  3. The models are very pretty and fit the characters fabulously! I can't wait to see the reveals Nikki :D

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    1. I can't wait to share them, Janina! Thank you for checking out the sneak peek.

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  4. Excited to be a part of this Nikki! xoxoxox

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    1. Thank you, Claudia, for hooking me up with Teresa, for your beautiful artistry, and for making it FUN!

      Big bear hugs! xoxo

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  5. Love all of these. I also love the clothes picked for Alyssa to wear. Both of these models fit Aurora and Valerie great!

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    1. They pull it off so well I look at them as the characters rather than models.

      Thanks, Katrina! :D

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  6. The photos are amazing and these ladies really pulled it off.

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  7. Wow! Nikki, I can't wait to see the final results :-)

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    1. Book one's coming along. Weeee. Can't wait! :D

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