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Sweet Release Friday & Contest!

August 6, 2010

Sculpting a Demon is officially for sale!

Which means…

If you could summon a man, what would you ask for? Would you want him to be bold and daring or quiet and gentle? What kind of man would he be?

The love spell was supposed to be a silly bit of fun. It wasn’t supposed to work. Lila Callahan knows this. But just because it shouldn’t be it doesn’t change the fact that she woke up with an outrageously sexy fallen angel in her bed.

Arien is as mischievous as he is beautiful and his arrival promptly turns Lila’s quiet, solitary world upside down.

In honor of Lila and her passion for sculpting, I am pleased to announce my very first contest and giveaway!

Leave me a comment telling me all about your favorite work of art for a chance to win a copy of Sculpting a Demon in the electronic format of your choice!

Your favorite work of art doesn’t have to be famous and it can be a painting, a photo, a sculpture, any medium you like just as long it turns you on. Or inspires you. Or gives you the chills. No pressure though. You have until Sunday at midnight to leave your comment. The winner will be announced on Monday, August 9, 2010 at noon, EST

To keep things fair, the winner will be chosen by Random.org

I can’t wait to see your answers!

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22 Comments leave one →
  1. August 6, 2010 8:54 am

    Here’s my picture:

    I realize this isn’t a sexy picture but it is my Writer’s Muse, and has been for years.

    It’s a picture of Lady Caroline Lamb, the one who called Lord Byron ‘mad, bad and dangerous to know’ (he could probably have said the same thing about her!). She had an affair with Byron in 1812—and was a thorn in his side ever after, doing all kinds of ridiculous, dramatic things to challenge him and re-capture his attention (like dressing up as a pageboy, penning her own versions of his poetry, impersonating his writing so she might scam a portrait from his publisher, etc).

    I wrote my Honors thesis in University on her Gothic/gossip novel ‘Glenarvon’ (which is based on Byron and other notable personalities of the Regency age). A remarkable Lady, it was thru her inspiration that I crafted the first beginning of my current romantic-comedy-Regency-mystery whilst in University many moons ago.

    I even named my main character in my book after her: “Caro”.

    Julie Johnson
    http://www.busywriting.net

    • August 6, 2010 8:59 am

      It doesn’t have to be sexy. That is an awesome picture and a truly wonderful story! Thanks so much for stopping by Julie and sharing that!

  2. Allison permalink
    August 6, 2010 10:04 am

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympia_(Manet)
    I love Manet’s Olympia because the woman (nude) dipicted it staring very boldly at the viewer…almost daring them to look at her. I think empowerment when I see the picture (it was very controversial at the time).

  3. Allison permalink
    August 6, 2010 10:05 am

    PS Congrats on the book!!!! I’ve ordered it and can’t wait to read it!

    • August 6, 2010 10:06 am

      Thank you Allison!!!

      Great painting choice! Thanks for commenting!

  4. Anne permalink
    August 6, 2010 11:26 am

    Congratulations on the new release!

    My favorite, ever since I was a little kid, was Renoir’s Two Sisters on a Terrace. It has a couple of other names and apparently, they weren’t really sisters. I love the bright, bold colors.

    http://www.hermitagemuseum.org/html_En/04/b2003/hm4_1_x.html

    • August 6, 2010 11:41 am

      Hello Anne!!

      I love that painting! That red in their hats is especially striking.

      Thanks so much for stopping by!!

  5. August 6, 2010 1:25 pm

    I’m not entering the contest but I would like to share my favorite work of art. I like the stuff by fantasy artist Boris Vallejo (& Julie Bell)
    One my favorites is called Invictus http://www.imaginistix.com/details.cfm?Id=334

  6. August 6, 2010 1:26 pm

    And congrats on your release!

    • August 6, 2010 1:30 pm

      Thanks Casey! That is a hot painting! Thanks for sharing and thanks for all your help and support!!

  7. Brandy Blake permalink
    August 6, 2010 2:04 pm

    How about summoning up a Scottish Laird 🙂 I really like the sculpture you haved pictured and I really like your cover!!!

    -Brandy
    brandyzbooks@yahoo.com

    • August 6, 2010 2:08 pm

      Thanks Brandy! I know I could totally do with a nice, tall Scottish Larid all my own!

      Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting!

  8. Suzy permalink
    August 6, 2010 4:18 pm

    A big Scottish laird sounds very nice, but the Farneses Hercules Statue will have to do.

    • August 6, 2010 4:50 pm

      Excellent choice Suzy! That is one huge man.

      Thanks so much for stopping by and participating!

  9. August 7, 2010 4:06 pm

    One of my favorite works of art is The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dali. It’s the one with the melting clocks. I love it because it reminds me of the feeling of time being a flexible thing–sometimes speeding along like a train and other times barely moving. For something that is so measured and precise as time–seconds, minutes, hours, day, weeks, years–why does it seems so fluid and changing? Summers as a child were never ending, while most weekends are over in the blink of an eye.

    • August 7, 2010 4:12 pm

      So true Jesilea! Time is fluid and often treacherous. Monday is forever and Saturday goes by in a blink. Not fair at all.

      Great choice of art! Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting!

  10. August 8, 2010 12:36 pm

    My all time favourite pictures are the domestic scenes by Vermeer, because they are somehow very touchable – you can relate to the people and the situations they are in. But the one picture that ALWAYS makes me smile is The Swing by Jean-Honoré Fragonard. I just love the airbound little shoe! I loved sitting on a swing even when I was little, and I still love it now 🙂
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Swing_%28painting%29

    • August 8, 2010 1:06 pm

      Great choices Alexandra! The Swing is such a fun painting. Thanks so much for stopping by and participating!

  11. August 8, 2010 8:50 pm

    Congratulations on your new release! It’s exciting, isn’t it? I can’t say I have a favorite piece of art, but I have a favorite artist. John William Waterhouse painted some of the most beautiful paintings, my favorites are the ones based on mythology. There are so many I love I couldn’t choose one. http://www.jwwaterhouse.com

    • August 9, 2010 8:41 am

      Thanks Tricia! It is really exciting. So exciting I want to do it again and again!

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  12. August 9, 2010 1:05 pm

    And the winner is… Jesilea!!

    Thank you everyone for playing!!

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