Friday, October 25, 2013

Soul Cutter Cover Reveal, Favorite Quotes, and the Cephalopod Coffeehouse

Today is the big day - the Soul Cutter cover reveal challenge!

The wonderful Lexa Cain has come up with a really fun and clever way to reveal the cover for her upcoming novel Soul Cutter. Find the errors in the covers she has posted all over the blogosphere today and you can win a prize! See the list below for the participating blogs and good luck!

Lexa’s Cover Reveal Challenge

Can you find the error on this cover?
To win a prize, find the cover error in each of these 10 blogs:

For the correct cover, rules, and prize list, go to Lexa Cain’s blog.

Soul Cutter releases from MuseItUp Publishing on December 6, 2013.

Congratulations to Lexa!

Today is also the day for the monthly meeting of the Cephalopod Coffeehouse, hosted by Armchair Squid. This is a fun book club where we share our favorite book we read this month. Visit Armchair here to visit participating blogs and sign up yourself. 

I wasn't able to do much reading this month except for the time I spent on jury duty, where my Kindle was a lifesaver! So I'm sharing the two books I read during that time, both of which are from some super nice ladies here in the blogosphere, my friends Cathrina Constantine and Debbie Christiana. I can't choose between them so I'm just going to share both!

Wickedly They Come by Cathrina and Solstice by Debbie are both fast-paced reads which will definitely keep readers turning the pages. I wrote reviews for both of them so if you'd like to know what I thought of each one read my Wickedly They Come review here and my Solstice review here. I'm definitely looking forward to reading more from both Cathrina and Debbie, my two jury duty saviors. :D

I'm also back to my Friday Faves after taking the last few weeks off and this week I thought I'd share five favorite quotes. I've had favorite quotes on this blog since I first started writing it, but I always seem to come across more. So I'm sharing some favorites I've discovered and found inspiring, touching, or both. 

1. It always seems impossible until its done. ~ Nelson Mandela

2. If you ask me what I came into this life to do I will tell you: I came to live out loud. ~ Emile Zola

3.  I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.  ~ Maya Angelou

4. Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. ~ Edgar Allen Poe

5. Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear. ~ Mark Twain

As someone who is an admitted chicken, the last one really speaks to me. ;) 

I'm skipping the Celebrate the Small Things hop today as I think this post is long enough, but I hope everyone has had lots of things to celebrate this week

Have a great weekend! 


  1. She's made it challenging with the cover mistakes. But such a brilliant idea for a cover reveal!

  2. I love that Mandela quote. And that last one is a great reminder for me. :)

    Have a good weekend, Julie!

  3. Great post! Quotes always inspire me.

    Now I just have to find one more clue... :)

  4. This Friday was a busy one! I've a way too long post and left out the review for the Armchair Squid. Wonderful that you got two read on jury duty!

    Sometimes I don't think I'll ever get caught up!

    Love the quotes - all of them!

    And the cover reveal - genius!

  5. Dwarves are all running around like little children, hehe. It's fun. Dragon hugs, Julie! :)

  6. I love that Mandela quote too. And I'm not seeing the error in this one!!! Ack, what is it?

  7. Love quotes... some are poetry. And this cover reveal is awesome!

    Got the mistake. :)

  8. Wonderful quotes. And those books look amazing - especially Lexa's :)

  9. What a fun contest with the book cover. Found the difference :) Heading off to other sites to check the rest out. Congrats to Lexa.

  10. I have only found one error in these covers so far. I'll keep looking, and keep Mandela's quote in mind while I do...

  11. This was a good cover reveal idea! (I see it!)

    #5 Quote reminds me of Game of Thrones *sniff* Ned said something to that affect. The bravest men are afraid or something like that.

  12. I'll have to give this one some more careful scrutiny. Can't see the error.

    I loved the Poe quote and I never thought he'd write something like this. His stories are so dark and this isn't at all.

  13. So many awesome things! The cover mistake is going to take me a while, lol. Have a great weekend!

  14. Congrats to Lexa! I've only found one difference so far on the cover on one of the blogs.

  15. Okay, is the error with the scarab blending into the sand dune? Otherwise, I don't know what it would be.

    Glad you got some reading done on jury duty (ugh!) and thanks for sharing!

  16. I found this one too! Lexa, you've made this too easy....

  17. @Alex, isn't it? I really think it's the most creative reveal I've ever seen.

    @Madeline, thanks, I hope you have a great weekend too. :)

    @Melissa, me too, I love them.

    @Yolanda, I know, I'm so behind too. But we'll get there eventually I hope!

    @Al, I bet the dwarves are loving this LOL. Hugs back to you.

    @LG, definitely one of the best I've read, especially considering what he accomplished.

    @Shah, I agree!

    @T, glad you liked them!

    @Rebecca, isn't if fun? I wish I had thought of it LOL.

    @MJ, LOL LOL. :D

    @Debra, oh, I remember that quote from Ned. You got me there, I'm a GoT fanatic!

    @Lee, I thought the same, I almost wondered if it was really his quote for that reason. Love it either way.

    @Ashley, thanks, you as well. :)

    @Robin, congrats.

    @Cherie, I second that congrats.

    @Mary, thank you for coming by.

    @Kate, congrats!

  18. Happy cover reveal day to Lexa!

    Will go check out the reviews over the weekend, yay for Cathrina and Debbie ;)

    Love the quotes!

  19. Julie, first off, thanks for the wonderful review, and plug on your blog!! You're fantastic! Also congrats to Lexa, I can't find a mistake, yet. Also I love famous quotes. Since I finished my wip today, I guess Mandela's quote fits me best today!

  20. @Cathy, oh wow, congrats on finishing your WIP!! You met your goal early! You're welcome about the review and plug, my pleasure. :)

  21. Brilliant marketing by Lexa!

    Glad you enjoyed your reading. I've been slacking there, too.

    Love your Friday favs. :)

  22. Lexa's cover reveal game is awesome! Love those quotes too. Have a wonderful weekend. :)

  23. Congrats, Lexa... Love your cover reveal idea. Okay, found this error... onto the next one.

  24. I'm a coward too. I just remind myself that it's just one foot in front of the other time, so that quotes speaks volumes to me to.

    Hmmm, I might be getting better at these cover things! No pirate?

  25. Found the cover mistake, clever.

    Those covers look awesome.

    I adore quotes Julie, thanks for sharing.

    Have a good weekend.


  26. Congrats to Cathrina and Debbie for writing books good enough to banish your jury duty doldrums. I really enjoyed the quotes, especially Maya's. I think that's so true - we have more of an effect on others than we realize.

    Thank you so much for helping with my reveal! It's been an awesome day! :-)

  27. Loved the quotes and reveal, Julie. My fave quote was the Poe one, followed closely by "live out loud!"

    M.L. Swift, Writer

  28. @Mary, yeah, I really need to get back to reading more. My mind just seems to be going in too many different directions lately. Thanks!

    @Christine, thanks, you too!

    @TF, good luck. :)

    @Elizabeth, that's a good point to remember, I need to remind myself of that too.

    @Donna, glad you liked them! Thanks and have a great weekend too.

    @Weekend, good luck with the contest.

    @Lexa, this has been a blast, congrats again! And I'm glad you liked the quotes.

    @Michael, I know, I love that idea, something I need to try to do more of myself!

  29. I never could resist looking for Waldo. Cute game with the cover reveal. Each blog that I went to had something different. Great job with the cover.

  30. You've packed a lot into this great post! I like the find-the-mistake idea, a lot. Your two books sound like good value as well.

  31. Hi Julie,

    It's a very clever concept that Lexa formulated. I've been having a good look around for the mistakes. I do know the one on my site is clearly obvious.

    I do love that name "The Armchair Squid". A squid playing quarterback, perhaps.

    Indeed, a lot to ponder in your posting, my friend.

    Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

    Gary :)

  32. Congrats to Lexa! And lovely quotes indeed!

  33. The Maya Angelou quote is one of my favourites!
    At the moment, Lexa is rocking BloggyVille with that gorgeous cover!
    Writer In Transit

  34. I like Poe's validation for daydreamers. And I do believe I spotted something awry in a certain quadrant of Lexa's cover...(I'm getting better at this.)

  35. Ooh, both those books sound fantastic, and have such gorgeous covers, too. Hurray for awesome reads during jury duty blahness!

  36. @Nana, oh, I forgot about Waldo! Great comparison.

    @Armchair, Fridays seem to be crazy in blog land lately!

    @Gary, thanks so much and I hope you have had a nice weekend yourself.

    @Leandra, glad you liked them!

    @Michelle, me too, and I think it's so true. Love Bloggyville LOL.

    @Milo, yeah, I just came upon that Poe one and loved it right away.

    @Heather, they really are great reads and they were a lifesaver for me LOL.

  37. What inspirational quotes. Happy weekend!

  38. @Vikki, thanks! I hope you've had a great one.

  39. Always loved that Poe quote. ^_^ And I'm going to have to keep the Mandela one in mind, seems like the kind of thing that'll be useful both at work and when working on writing stuff.

  40. This version of Lexa's cover is a bit tricky! Great quotes, and Maya Angelou's is my favorite!



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