Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Helping Husband

Hey everyone. This is Kenny--for those who don't know, I'm Aprilynne's husband. She's hip-deep in the final round of copyedits for Destined and putting together another series for your reading enjoyment (plus all the usual mundane stuff she accomplishes as a mom every day), but she apologizes for the long blog silence. If you just can't live without a daily dose of Aprilynne--and who can blame you, I know I can't!--you might check out her twitter, which she updates a little more often because she can do it from her phone.

For those of you who have been patiently checking back, though, here's some more cover art (especially of interest to those of you across the pond):



That's right, the UK and US editions will be back to having the same title! So that will hopefully cut back on some of the confusion we've had about Illusions / Wild.

Also, Aprilynne and a bunch of her author friends recently threw a big party for some of the librarians of the Phoenix-metro area. You can read all about it on Lisa McMann's blog. It was a fabulous event and if you happen to have media connections, why, you might want to write about it. Great piece for the Arts page, don't you think?

I think that's all the news for now. Sorry I'm not my lovely and fabulously-talented wife, who probably would have made this whole post much more entertaining. We now return you to your irregularly-scheduled-actual-author-blog... d^_^b

Cheers--

25 comments:

Kristan said...

HAHA too cute/sweet. The little face at the end seals the deal.

aha_jackie! said...

How exciting! I can't wait till the new book comes out, Aprilynne is an AMAZING author and is very lucky to have a husband like u to update her blog for her!

Vetsy said...

That was nice of you to do the post on her behalf and I want to say you did a good job. Thanks for the update.

Petra @ Safari Poet said...

Such a sweet cover. I'm a sucker for pink :-)

Safari Poet

Mary-Sweet Bookshelf said...

I'm so glad I'm in the UK and get all these shiny covers! They all match so well and look so very fairytale-ish! Love it!

Thanks for giving us the reveal Ken!!

barmybex said...

I LOVE that cover! I want it - can't wait to read it :D

Amena said...
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Anonymous said...

Eeeeeeeep ! Can Not Wait !.... more Tamanii<3 ... legit stuff:D

Anonymous said...

AWZOME!!!

Marshmellow said...

Awesome! I seriously can't wait until the book comes out :) Best face though at the end

Erin said...

Good one Kenny!

Heather Sutton said...

I can honestly say I do not remember why I started following this blog but I am glad I did. I have been looking for something new to read. I have just downloaded the Wings book on my Nook Color. I look forward to the read. Also, how nice of you to post for your wife. I hope everything goes off without a hitch with the new release....nice cover art btw. :)

June G said...

Well, that's the role of a spouse, right? To support each other. Looks like you're doing a fine job of it. Thanks for the update :-)

Hervit said...

Laurel witch Tamani? Please <3

Anonymous said...

So i was at the store yesterday.
There was this clothing company called DESTINED and it was a beautiful shirt with a huge blue flower on the front : ) I had immeadiately bought it : )

Aislinn Conley said...

Loving the cover!

Marie said...

When this book are suppose to comes out in french in Canada?? I'm so excited to read Destined!!! And on a blog i could read it can will have a movie of Wings, is it true?

Anonymous said...

Is a movie the result of your hard work? Or is nothing going to happen. I once heard it would be out in fall of 2011. But sadly that is not what has happened =( Can someone fill me in?

Maryam said...

OMG!!! I can't wait for the next book to come out! I've been bleeding over Wild waiting what's gonna happen next. Unfortunately, I won't be able to buy the book since I don't live in the UK anymore :(( I came back to Malaysia Dec 2010...

Iris :3 @figment said...

Woo! My friends and I can't wait to buy Destined! (Not to mention how we were all swarming around the laptop on Halloween...) Keep writing~

wonder girl said...

hurry up and get it out I'm looking forward for Destine plus the cover is so pretty.

Anonymous said...

To be truthful - I actually prefer the blue cover art. Anywho... I wasn't able to catch the release date of Destined (for the US) - I'm kinda being a little on edge for the next book. Mrs. Pike, PLEASE RELEASE IT SOON!!!!!!!!! I'm DYING to know what happens with Laurel and Tamani (I hope they end up together!), I'm kinda wishing that Chelsea and David will get together, and I hope that Yuki turns out to be a good Wildflower (good in the sense that she won't be an irresponsible Winter faerie). Oh and I also hope that we (the readers) can finally figure out Klea's true identity, and why Laurel doesn't trust her. Part of me is thinking that Klea really is a troll, and like Barnes, a not too badly misshappen troll, and part of me is thinking that she's some other weird yet-to-be-named creature. Please, Mrs. Pike, YOU CAN'T LEAVE US HANGING AT THE END OF BOOK 3 AND NOT EXPECT US TO GO BALISTIC WITH ANXIETY FROM WAITING FOR BOOK 4!!!!! PUBLISH SOON!!!!

Jinx said...

Thanks for helping her out so we can have a fun reading experience :) Your wifes stories are one of my favorites (her stories and Harry Potter are the two on the list) And so I wanted to say thanks for that . Have fun!

Anonymous said...

Laurel and David, please!

Cassandra Day said...

Wait, you mean she's writing a NEW series about fae in the wild?! Perfect! This way we can understand Yuki and Kayle as wild fae. After ILLUSIONS, I've been DYING to find out more of the wild fae. It had a really dramatic, cliffhanger ending.