I love doing cover reveals for my friends! I always get so excited when people I love have their dreams of being published realized, and seeing the cover is such an exciting part of that. My dear dear friend (and fellow Hook-enthusiast) Randi Perrin’s novel, VIRTUE OF DEATH, releases August 20 from Hot Tree Publishing! Check out this cover!
At eighteen, Sera Moore chose to go to culinary school while a higher power selected her to become an angel, specifically, an angel of death.
Now, twelve years later, Sera’s a successful baker during the day and performs her angelic duties at night. The only thing missing in her life is a man, but the last thing she wants is to fall head over wings in love.
But when a tenacious food critic won’t take a hint, can Sera lower her wings long enough to risk her heart one more time?
I asked Randi to share with me some songs from her playlist that were evocative of her novel, and here’s what she had to say!
Destin’s always thinking “Pour Some Sugar on Me” when it comes to Sera–either her baked goods or the love and affection type of sugar, he’s wanting it. 🙂
[Jen’s note: Randi knows the way to my heart is to include some Def Leppard!]
I chose “Angel” by Sarah Mclachlan because I have a sick sense of humor. But my characters being angels and all, it had to come up at some point. I was bound and determined to work that into the book somehow, earworm and commercials of sad puppy dogs be damned.
Cheryl is my favorite little snark. But it’s a coping mechanism, something she uses to combat the fact that of the people in her life, Sera’s the only one who accepts her for who she is. So, if I had to pick a song for her, it’s “Perfect” by Alanis Morrisette.
Destin and Sera can pretty much be summed up in any Savage Garden ballad, really. But I think “Crash and Burn” is especially poignant for them, because it’s all about waiting until she’s ready. Mr. Instant Gratification has to learn some patience when it comes to Sera.
You can add VIRTUE OF DEATH to your Goodreads list here!
Randi has spent her entire life writing in one form or another. In fact, if she wasn’t writing, she’d likely go completely and utterly insane. Her husband has learned to recognize when the voices are talking in her head and she needs some quality time with an empty Word file (the key to a successful marriage with a writer).
She lives with her husband, daughter, and four-legged children—all of which think they are people too.
A pop culture junkie, she has been known to have entire conversations in movie quotes and/or song lyrics.
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