Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Deb Baker's New Look

Blatant Self Promotion Warning!

Here's the new me! Am I cute or what? And as Hannah Reed I'm smarter, a better writer, and way younger. I am the Queen Bee. Yesterday, I discovered the first Queen Bee mystery is available for pre-order on Amazon. Kind of stumbled across it, which is the way we authors discover things.

And the cover design for Buzz Off arrived. Here's a sneak peek.

A little about it:
It’s September—National Honey Month—in Moraine, Wisconsin, and things are looking up for Story Fischer. Her messy divorce is final; the honey from her beekeeping business has been harvested; and the Wild Clover, the market she owns, is thriving. Life seems pretty sweet until her mentor in the honey business is found stung to death in his apiary.

Story is still trying to explain to the panicked locals that Manny was killed by wasps, not honeybees, when another body is found floating in the Oconomowoc River. This time the evidence points to Story’s ex. Sure, Clay’s a womanizer and a buzz kill—but a murderer? With the townsfolk stirred up against her honeybees, and a handsome cop—who also happens to be Story’s former high school sweetheart—putting Clay in cuffs, it’s up to Story to get them both out of a very sticky situation.


Now, I've always blabbed about the importance of pre-orders when it comes to an author's career, and I'm not about to stop now. Even though Buzz Off isn't available until September 7th, I'm going to offer you a sweet spring deal. Pre-order Buzz Off before May 1st and prove it by sending me a copy of the receipt - either email (hannahreed51@gmaildotcom) or snail mail (email me for the address) and you'll be entered in the May 1st drawing for a honey of a mystery prize. Your favorite brick-and-mortar bookstore will handle the pre-order for you. Or to order right now from Amazon (so you don't forget), Click here

See, I warned you about the BSP. So what do you think of my new cover?

25 comments:

Kaye George said...

It's a honey of a cover. Since I'm the first to comment, I get to say it. :) Really, though, I love it! Love your blurb, too. I'm ordering it soon!

Mason Canyon said...

I love the cover too. It makes me think of summer and flowers with bees buzzing. Sounds like a wonderful new series, can't wait to read it.

Jeanne C. said...

ooooh... I can't wait! It's going to be great! I love the cover - I may just have to add it to my favorite covers list! Dolled Up For Murder is already on there! Good luck with it!

signlady217 said...

Definitely adding this to the TBR list (that thing is getting longer and longer!) Good luck!

Andrea C. said...

Super Cute Cover Deb - perfect for a cozy! Looking foward to reading it AND entering for the prize! :)

Dru said...

I love the cover of your new book and I can't wait to read it.

Lesa said...

Great cover, Deb. But, I don't think anyone is doing better covers than Berkley Prime Crime right now. Their covers pop.

Anonymous said...

Deb, it's absolutely PERFECT! (I know, guys--I've already read the book and you're going to love it, too!)

Natalie W said...

Love the cover and I am sure I will love the book too.

Deb Baker said...

Thanks, everybody. And Lesa, you are so right. I can go into a bookstore and instantly tell by covers which are BPC.

Melissa said...

BPC absolutely has the best covers, and this is no exception. Just beautiful!!!

JanetElaineSmith said...

Adorable cover, Deb. I'd love to sit and lounge on those chairs while reading the book. But wait...no bees allowed! Yikes! Don't sting me! I didn't mean it. Not really. You're adorable too.
Janet Elaine Smith, multi-genre author

Linda said...

I love the cover. Makes me want to be sitting in one of the white chairs enjoying the sunny day there.

Anonymous said...

What a great cover.

Blacksheep Bliss said...

It sounds great! Can't wait to read it.

Leann Sweeney said...

Love it, Deb, and cannot wait for the release!

jbstanley said...

Love the cover! The perfect blend of yellows and greens. It's like summer and lemonade and honey all in one!

Anne said...

Deb,
I love the cover. It's darling.
Anne Godden-Segard

Peg Herring said...

The book sounds great, Deb. I'll order right now, and I can't wait to start laughing!

Vicki said...

The cover is bee-utiful! Ok, I couldn't resist. I really do like it...great book for a summer's day.

sumagoo said...

Your new book cover is Beeutiful!!! Just had to say it. The story sounds great can't wait to read it.

julia said...

Deb, what a warm, welcoming cover. Draws you in, makes you want to sit down and crack open a new mystery...

Julia Pomeroy

Sunnymay said...

Delightful and to the point. I can attest to a few run-ins with the bee. I like the whimsey in your cover along with the honeycomb to further the sweet effect.

Heather Webber said...

Deb, you are SO cute--love the queen bee image. And I can't wait for the new book--it looks wonderful.

Jan said...

Love it! Now another book to add to my hundreds-long list of "to-reads"!