Thursday, March 24, 2011

Why I'm a SUCKER for Joselyn Vaughn

WELCOME Joselyn Vaughn to my blog. She's here to share her beautiful cover and book cover for her March 29, 2011,  Astraea Press release Sucker for a Hot Rod. I'm so glad you stopped by.

What was your first impression of your book cover when you saw it?
I loved it.  I really liked the small town charm of the garage and that they got the car right.
I agree about the smalltown charm. I'm also amazed at how much the girl looks like YOU! (See picture below). Pull your hair back and the resemblance is amazing. WOW! Can you tell us about your cover artist? Her web page link?
Her name is Elaina Lee and she does all the cover art for Astraea Press. Check out the rest of the covers. They are amazing. Her website is

I certainly second that. Elaina is a genious. But your artwork's not too shabby either. The book trailer you made is great.

How did you come up with the idea for your book trailer?
I wanted to do one and was searching for images to use and came across the guy that was used in the cover, so then I started looking for the woman. I looked through pictures for a while and then had an epiphany.  (We get excited about really small things around here. LOL)  I could use the cover of the book and focus of different parts of it throughout the trailer. 
What special feature does it point to that tells the reader to snatch this up right away to read?
It highlights the focus on cars throughout the book.  The Datsun 240Z and the figure-eight race, especially.

What does your book trailer say about your book? 
I hope it says that these are interesting characters that you can’t wait to meet.
I definitely think it says that! Awesome job and congrats on the new release. Here's the book blurb to further wet everyone's appetite!
Bryce Halloway only dates a woman once. No exceptions.
It gives him the reputation of a heart-breaker, but he can handle that as long as it keeps his mother, Dinah, from trying to marry him off. Judi Montgomery and her tempting ponytail finagle their way around official dates with car problems and driving lessons. She worms her way into his heart and entices him to want more from his life.
When health issues causes his father to retire, Bryce inherits the family-owned tractor repair shop. Can Judi’s love and encouragement give him the courage to break tradition and pursue his dreams of owning a custom hot rod shop?

The book looks great, sounds great, and Joselyn Vaughn is great! I can't wait to read it. I'm so glad you stopped by and I hope you'll visit again soon.
Since Joselyn was kind enough to stop and visit me, I'm going to let her pick one lucky poster to receive a PDF copy of my new release Wayward Soul.
Don't forget to check out Joselyn's blog as well. Her links listed under her name on my blog roll.
About the author:
Joselyn lives in the Great Lakes State with her adoring husband, three energetic and ambitious toddlers, and two of the laziest beagles. She believe there is nothing better than a warm hug, a good romance novel and chocolate. When not changing diapers or removing a toddler from a precarious situation, she enjoy sewing, running, shopping at thrift stores, and reading books longer than thirty pages. She has two other published books: CEOs Don't Cry and Courting Sparks.


  1. Congrats on your release Joselyn! The book sounds great! Oh, and my friend Nancy from the library asked if I knew you (LOL). I told that I'd had a chance to chat online with you some.

    So happy for your release. Best of luck to my fellow Michigan native.

  2. Kim, thanks so much for hosting me today!

    Rebekah, thanks for coming by. We, Michigan writers have to stick together. :-)

  3. Kim, I never noticed that we look similar. Unfortunately my pic is a couple years old. My haircut now is even closer. haha!

  4. Congratulations on your release. It sounds wonderful.

  5. Sounds great! Congrats on the new release!! :)

  6. Hi Joselyn! Congratulations on your book!
    And I'm curious...are you a gearhead girl?? I used to work at a part's store (I loved playing with the boys!) and I developed an appreciation for all things fast. I think my favorite is a 69 Chevelle but that's a story for a later date!
    Sounds great and I'm looking forward to it!