Friday, September 13, 2013

13th Floor Cover Reveal and Friday Celebrations

I'm taking a break from my Friday Faves this week to shine the spotlight on the amazing cover for The 13th Floor Collection by the super-talented Christine Rains. The 13th Floor stories are must-reads for anyone who loves paranormal tales and it's great to see them all together in this complete set. So without further ado, here is Christine's cover and all the info on the collection.

Title: The 13th Floor Complete Collection
Author: Christine Rains
Genre: paranormal romance

Release date: October 13th, 2013


Six supernatural tenants
Living in a haunted apartment building
On a floor that doesn't exist.

Six novellas telling their tales.

A retired demon acquires a price on his head.
A werewolf is hunted by her pack.
A modern day dragonslayer misses his target.
A harpy challenges Zeus for the soul of the man she loves.
A vampire is obsessed with a young woman he can't find.
A banshee falls in love with someone who's death she has seen in a vision.
And a sweet ghost must battle a primal monster to save them all.

All the stories take place at the same time intertwining their lives together on the 13th Floor.

Author Bio:

Christine Rains is a writer, blogger, and geek mom. She has four degrees which help nothing with motherhood, but make her a great Jeopardy player. When she's not writing or reading, she is having adventures with her son or watching cheesy movies on Syfy Channel. She's a member of Untethered Realms and S.C.I.F.I. The 13th Floor series is her first self-published series. She has eight novellas and twenty-one short stories published.


Congratulations to Christine!! If you're looking for a great read, you won't go wrong by checking in with the residents of the 13th Floor.

And now for this week's Celebrate the Small Things hop, hosted by Vikki at Scribblings of an Aspiring Author.

This week went by in a blur but I've had some great things to celebrate.

1. I got the proof of my cover for The Ghosts of Aquinnah and I LOVE it! It's perfect and captures the mood and atmosphere of the story better than I ever could have hoped. Seeing the cover has made me even more excited for the release and I can't wait to be able to share it soon.

2. I am still over the moon about my new blurb for Polar Night written by the wonderful Michael Di Gesu. Michael is such an amazing talent and an absolute joy to work with. I highly recommend his services!

3. I FINALLY got started on my sequel to Polar Night and actually got some writing done. This actually isn't the first time I've started, but every other time I've been totally uninspired by everything I've written and ended up deleting my pages in frustration and disgust. This time truly feels different and I think I'm on the right track this time, so I'm super excited about that.

So it's been a great week and it's also been fun to be able to share covers and posts from my friends Cathrina, Sheena-kay, and Christine this week.

Finally, just a reminder that my September Giveaway is in full swing and you can enter through the Rafflecopter form below. Also, Polar Night is on sale at Smashwords for 10% now through October 6. Use coupon code DK46V to get the discount.

Happy weekend, everyone!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Perfect day for the reveal...13th Floor on Friday 13th...
    Congrats to Christine!
    Good luck with writing the sequel to Polar Night! I'm looking forward to the story.
    Have a great weekend!
    Writer In Transit

  2. Her cover rocks!
    Caught most of your guest posts this week.
    And glad you got to see your cover. Hope we get to see it soon as well.

  3. I really love that cover, it's awesome. I'm glad you like your cover - I can't wait to see it! Great job on getting some writing done, have a great weekend!

  4. I can't wait to see the cover of GHOSTS! I really liked the one for POLAR NIGHT.

    Have a great weekend!

  5. Thank you so much for helping with my cover reveal. I can't wait to see yours! Have a lovely weekend.

  6. Isn't it apropos to debut the 13th Floor today!

    Great covers all, and how exciting to get your new cover.

    I'm sure the sequel to Polar Night will be awesome, sometimes trashing the first draft is the best thing to do, the mind never lets it go, and soon you'll have a masterpiece!

    Great celebrations!

  7. Huzzah for Christine. I've followed all the installments in her series. The covers have all looked great but I especially love this one on the Master Collection.

  8. @Michelle, isn't it the perfect day for it? Thanks and I hope you have a great weekend too.

    @Alex, I can't wait to have the chance to share it.

    @Laura, thank you!

    @Madeline, thanks so much, I'm really excited about it.

    @Christine, my pleasure, it's fun to be able to be a part of the reveal.

    @Yolanda, I hope so, that would be nice! :D Thanks so much.

    @Michael, I agree, I loved all of them but this one is a perfect way to tie the stories all together.

  9. Book sounds great, hope it has a superb launch. I entered the giveaway, I have my first Goodreads giveaway starting 23rd, quite nervous about that. Hope you get lots of exposure through it Julie. X


  10. Congrats to Christine on the collection and to you on your new cover and blurb for the ghosts book!

    Having never attempted a sequel beofre I can only imagine what a huge relief it is to have a real start, but I imagine it's definitely reason to celebrate!

  11. I'm so excited, I just won this whole 13th Floor Collection I cannot wait to read it!!!! :D

    Oh my gosh, lots of progress with books! Writing, cover and new revamped blurb? Awesome!!!

  12. Congrats Christine the cover is perfect for your collection. Julie I'm glad you've got the sequel going and that you love your new blurb. Also thanks again for taking part in the reveal.

  13. Christine's collection sounds super, and I'll be sure to buy it when I catch up on some of the other books. I already have another of her books waiting its turn on my crowded Kindle, but I'll get to it. Eventually.

    Congrats on all the good stuff going on with you writing-wise. (shhhhh) The owners of a store in NC asked me to come up for a book-signing! WooHOO! Small potatoes, I know, but I need to cut down on starches, anyway.

  14. Congrats to Christine on her compilation - the cover design is perfect! And congrats to you, Julie, for your new cover - I can't wait to see it! Good luck with the sequel to PN! :-)

  15. @Shah, thanks and best of luck with your giveaway too. Hope it is a big success!

    @Beverly, it does feel like a big relief, now I just hope I can keep it going LOL.

    @SK, wow, how cool you won! Yay!

    @Sheena-kay, you're welcome, it was fun to participate and your cover is awesome.

    @Susan, oh how exciting! Hope the signing is a big success, I know it will be. :)

    @Lexa, thanks!

  16. Glad your sequel is taking shape, it's wonderful when the magic just happens and you know you are on the right track. Christine is rocking blogland today.

  17. Congrats to Christine and her new cover!!!!

    And, congrats Julie on your writing. Sometimes we need to trash a few starts to get into the swing of things. I hope you find your weekend very productive.

    SO THRILLED you are happy with your new cover and blurb. I was so happy to create them for you! And thanks so much for the shout out! I really appreciate it, Julie...

  18. @Suzanne, it really is, such a good feeling. :)

    @Michael, I really do and I can't wait until we can share the cover and the Aquinnah blurb too! Thanks again!

  19. You have lots to celebrate! Best of luck with the Polar Night sequel. :-)

  20. Perfect timing! Congratulations to Christine. The cover's awesome!

    And congrats to you for making progress on your sequel. I've read Polar Night. It's a delicious read.

  21. I've always thought Christine's 13th Floor Series was a great idea. I could see it as a TV series or movie.

    And congrats on getting that sequel underway. I know how hard that is. ;)

  22. So excited for Christine. Must be so exciting to have a complete series done!

  23. I haven't read your new blurb yet, now itching to do so! hehe.

  24. @Kittie, oh, thank you! I'm so thrilled you liked it. :)

    @LG, I hadn't thought of that but you're so right. The 13th Floor is such an awesome concept, it would be perfect.

    @Donna, agreed!

    @Trisha, I hope you will like it. :D

  25. Great cover reveal for Christine!
    I'm so excited for you about Ghosts of Aquinnah!
    And way to go with writing on your sequel. I just turned a corner after a second draft slump with my sequel too.
    Happy weekend!

  26. I love Christine's books and her covers.

    Sounds like you're on the right track. Woot! Go, go, go! :D

  27. Getting and loving your cover is a great experience, as I know you've had before. Congrats on this new one. Looking forward to seeing it. And thanks for the giveaway. Hope to have luck! Writer’s Mark

  28. @Tyrean, congrats on getting past your slump!! Thanks and happy weekend to you too.

    @Melissa, thanks!

    @Nancy, thanks so much! And good luck. :)

  29. Wow, sounds like a great book with a catchy title and premise. A floor that doesn't exist is super cool sounding. Congrats to Christine! :D

  30. Wow sounds like a great week - yay to covers and writing. Christine's cover is ace and collection sounds fab!

  31. Hi Julie,

    And yay to Christine! As noted, a perfect day for the revealing of the cover for the complete collection.

    Julie, I think it's wonderful how you got Michael to tweak your blurb. Did that sound right? :)

    All the best to you, Julie and of course, Christine.


  32. Christine's cover is amazing. So fun to see it popping up everywhere in the blogosphere this week!

    And ooh, you got to see the cover for The Ghosts of Aquinnah already? Exciting! Love hearing how you're working on the sequel to Polar Night, too. I can't wait to see what else you have in store for those characters!

  33. Congrats Christine... such a great launch and on the perfect day:)

    Great news, Julie... so excited for you.

  34. Christine always has great covers! I'm excited she put it out as a single collection. Yay!

    And congrats on the small things. :) I can't wait to see your cover!

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

  35. yay for christine! her series is fantastic!

    and yay for you!
    glad youre underway on #2!

  36. @Julia, I agree, I just love the floor that doesn't exist idea.

    @David, agree.

    @Vikki, thanks!

    @Gary, that sounds perfect. Thank you! :)

    @Heather, thanks so much, I'm excited about all of it.

    @TF, thanks!

    @Shannon, I can't wait to be able to share it, thanks.

    @Tara, thank you!

  37. Congrats to Christine! Brilliant cover!

    Congrats to you as well Julie! I'm so glad that you've selected another stunning cover, and it's amazing that you've started on the sequel to Polar Night!



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