Friday, September 23, 2011

Shelf Candy (5)


Shelf Candy is Hosted by Five Alarm Book Reviews.
          The concept is if other bloggers share their favorite covers of the week. Showcasing some of your favorite covers while giving some much deserved recognition to the illustrators, photographers and designers who are responsible, if you can. If not post about your favorite book cover of that week, newly released or, not, talk about what you like on the cover. 
Great way to socialize  with either other bloggers and readers. See new books and blogs as well.
                 
          
                                  The Featured Shelf Candy This Week!
Finding Felicity by Monica Marlowe
When Madeline O'Connor learns that her estranged sister is gravely ill, she leaves behind her life in Manhattan to be at her sister's side in Italy. There, she discovers an ancient Benedictine monastery that accommodates travelers, and she decides to stay there, among the monks. Everything in her life turns upside down when she falls for Brother Anthony Lamberti, a soft-spoken Italian completely different from the men she knows in New York. Together Madeline and Anthony find love for the first time, and learn that life and love always find a way. When her sister dies, a new life for Madeline begins. A new life that she would never have imagined and yet is perfect for her in every way.

The Cover Artist, Behind the Scenes?

Amanda Kesey, Etopia Press Cover Artist
Amanda Kelsey is a creative spirit with a strong foundation in traditional art, including acrylic painting and photography. She is highly motivated and versatile, adept at photo collage & manipulation with exceptional interpersonal skills. She has a strong visual imagination and artistic eye and understands how the flow and composition of a piece can influence people is subtle ways.

Her primary goal is to create works of art that are both appropriate and beautiful, meshing the needs of her clients with the desires of their audience. Her sense of balance within a piece is matched only by her affinity for color. She has been in the publishing & cover art business over three years. In that time she has created over three-hundred covers. She has done covers for Sourcebooks, Romance e-books, and is a  cover artist for an electronic publishing industry.

Though originally from Upstate New York, she has been wandering Europe with her companion for over 7 years, soaking in the culture and inspiration she sees every day.


Thoughts: In person, her cover of Finding Felicity is so pretty. The dress in the picture looks very rich and contrasts really well with everything. 

 Get the book?  Amazon.com | Goodreads 

What has been your Shelf Candy this week? Feel free to leave links and comments, everyone.

5 comments:

fivealarmbookreviews.com said...

The back ground is awesome and I love her dress. Thanks for participating in Shelf Candy, Cassandra.

Jennifer said...

I really like the simplicity of this cover. It draws you in and piques your curiosity about the character.

Cassandra (The Book and Movie Dimension blogger) said...

Thanks Stephanie:)

Love the details and simplicity too Jennifer. Really liked your Shelf Candy too.

Lydia said...

This is a beautifully simple cover. Great pic!

Steph said...

Nice warm colors. Great cover! You always pick some good ones!

Finally got my Shelf Candy posted :)

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