Hugs, kisses and a world of sisterly giggles to Shelle for letting me guest post at her blog, and an extra loving squeeze for capturing a moment in “AlmaMia Cienfuegos: a Story of Blood, Scars and Nightmares.”
I won’t post AlmaMia’s cover until the very end. I’m afraid if do, many will get lost in the colors and forget about reading the words—yes, Shelle’s artsy magic is that awesome. Her brush was able to illustrate the brightness of the Caribbean landscape, the darkness of AlmaMia’s tale, and the tension going on in the scene I chose for the cover.
This is the first time I go through this kind of creative process, and I’m both impressed and extremely pleased with the results. I won’t explain the meaning of every shade, shape and mark on the cover, but I will say that Shelle’s work portrays the sense of balance between light and darkness, love and hate, and disenchantment and hope, which lives in the words of AlmaMia Cienfuegos’ tale.
Before presenting Shelle’s AlmaMia Cienfuegos inspired masterpiece, I wish to invite everyone to enter a giveaway in celebration of the release of the short story. For a chance to win a copy of the ebook, leave a comment on this post. And to enter the AlmaMia Cienfuegos’ Charm Bracelet Giveaway, please do one or all of the following:
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3. Read AlmaMia Cienfuegos’excerpt and leave a comment with the first 13 words that come to your mind.
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Now, rejoice in Shelle magic
AlmaMia Cienfuegos’ Blog Stops
Day 1 – May 15th - Capturing a Moment in AlmaMia Cienfuegos’ Life - SunshineShelle
Day 2 - May 17th - Frogs, Books and Skulls – Miniature Witchy Book - Pagan Culture Weird, I know
Day 3 – May 19th - Truth in AlmaMia Cienfuegos’ Tale - Magic Love Crow
Day 4 – May 21st - AlmaMia Cienfuegos’ Wild Magic - Laura DeLuca
Day 5 – May 23rd - Grandmothers Are Magical Creatures - Olde Baggs ‘n Stuft Shirts
Day 6 – May 25th - The Strong Women in AlmaMia Cienfuegos’ Life - Green Witch with Sprinkles
Day 7 – May 27th - AlmaMia Cienfuegos’ Mango Tree - Daydream Believer
Magaly Guerrero writes, reads, and dreams dark fiction. She is the author of Pagan Culture, a blog about everyday life through the eyes of a dark fiction writer. Connect with her on Facebook, Twitter and at www.magalyguerrero.com.