Cover Stories: Drink, Slay, Love

Sarah Beth Durst has shared the Cover Stories for her novels Enchanted Ivy and Ice, and now she's here to tell her perspective on the scintillating cover of Drink, Slay, Love. "Creating the cover for DRINK, SLAY, LOVE was a traumatic experience. The problem began when the vampire hired to pose as Pearl came to the photo shoot hungry. She drained three assistants before someone had the presence of mind to pass her the bottle of donated blood that you see on the cover. The photographer snapped shots of her as she sated the last of her hunger with the bottled blood. Though they'd originally planned for a panorama, he was forced to do a close-up due to the carnage that littered the studio behind her.

"Okay, that's not true. She only drank from two people and both survived.

"Seriously, I don't know the story behind this cover. I only know that I love it. The little smile on her face perfectly captures the attitude of my vampire girl Pearl. Pearl is fierce, funny, fearless, and mostly evil... or at least she is before her unfortunate encounter with a were-unicorn. She was the most fun to write of any character I've ever written.

"This cover was designed for Simon & Schuster by Evan Schwartz and Jessica Handelman. My hat is off to them. And I hope they didn't lose too much blood."

Thanks, Sarah! I mean, I wouldn't have messed with this perfection either... that cover is hands-down gorgeous. Anyone else think Pearl's lips look kind of like Anne Hathaway's?

Oh, and in case you wonder if the insides live up to the outsides, here's what Kirkus had to say: "Combining a sense of humor with the dark appeal of supernatural romance, this book is funny, scary and thought provoking all at once. Even jaded fans of the supernatural will find fun in this one."

NICE. Happy Monday!