Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Accidental Alchemist: a gorgeous book cover, plus Alchemist mugs

My next book, The Accidental Alchemist, comes out in January, 2015. This month, the fun has already begun -- check out the gorgeous book cover! 

The Accidental Alchemist is the first book in a new series, and I'm working with a new publisher (Midnight Ink), so I didn't know what to expect. Therefore I was absolutely thrilled when they hired one of my favorite illustrators (Hugh D'Andrade) to design the cover. Isn't it awesome?



Here's the book jacket text:

A modern tale of ancient intrigue from a USA Today bestselling author

When Zoe Faust—herbalist, alchemist, and recent transplant to Portland, Oregon—begins unpacking her bags, she can't help but notice she's picked up a stow away: a living, breathing, three-and-half-foot gargoyle. Dorian Robert-Houdin is no simple automaton, nor is he a homunculus; in fact, he needs Zoe's help to decipher a centuries-old text that explains exactly what he is. Zoe, who's trying to put her alchemical life behind her, isn't so sure she can help. But after a murder victim is discovered on her front porch, Zoe realized she's tangled up in ancient intrigue that can't be ignored. Includes recipes!

"Zoe and Dorian are my new favorite amateur-sleuth duo!"
—Victoria Laurie, New York Times bestselling author


I was so excited to see the beautifully illustrated cover that I knew I had to do something cool with it. The book is now available to pre-order, so I decided to make mugs -- and give everyone who orders the book a chance to win one!


Each month from now until the end of the year, I’m giving away a mug to someone who has pre-ordered the book. Yup, the earlier you order the book, the more chances you’ll have to win. Simply email me at gigi [at] gigipandian.com to let me know you’ve ordered The Accidental Alchemist, and you’re entered to win a mug.

Pre-order the book:
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Indiebound
Directly from the publisher, Midnight Ink



16 comments:

  1. Yes, gorgeous cover! And it suits your work so well. Gargoyles! Yay!

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    1. Thanks, Kaye! Yup, I get a gargoyle on the cover -- yippee!

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  2. all you covers look fantastic.

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    1. Thanks, Simon. I definitely lucked out getting great covers.

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  3. Lovely cover. If this book is as good as your first two, I'm going to love it.

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    1. Thanks, Gloria. I had a lot of fun with these new characters -- I hope you enjoy them!

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  4. Love the cover. Dorian with a whisk!

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    1. Isn't the whisk the coolest? I love that :)

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  5. Well darn, I'm so in love with that cup!! I'm reviewing your book and of course I can't brrrribe you with a good review, that would be bad but if you end up having more mugs left I'd love to get on after the fact. Anyway, that really did sound like a bribe, not intended, LOL. Seriously, your cover is the best I've seen in many, many months. You've obviously got a great team working with you, the cover made me go look at the subject matter, that made me request to review it. So good going on the cover Gigi, so happy for you!!

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    1. Jennifer, I'm so glad the cover pulled you in to take a closer look!

      I haven't yet figured out additional giveaways, but I'm definitely planning to do more mug giveaways! A lot of folks are either reviewers or eBook readers, so you'll have a chance to win one this fall :)

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