Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Cover Reveal: The Picture of Dulce Garcia by Alana Albertson @alanaalbertson

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The Picture of Dulce Garcia by Alana Albertson
Series: The Coven #1
Publication date: Fall 2013
Genre: Young Adult

Dulce Garcia, star of The Coven, would rather spend her days sketching dresses. Instead, she works to support her family and dreams of one day becoming a fashion designer. After Teen Vogue declares Dulce, "The Hottest Teen in America," she is stunned by how amazing she looks in her photos.

At sixteen, Dulce feels the pressure to stay youthful in Hollywood. When, Dulce's prop Book of Shadows gets destroyed, she substitutes her favorite Victorian Anthology, opened to Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray, and says her spell during the shoot over the anthology.

Afterwards, in her trailer, she discovers that she has transformed into her Teen Vogue picture, and her real body is completely airbrushed. Can she break the curse or will she remain locked forever in a picture?

Finalist--Young Adult Category of the 2011 RWA Stiletto Contest!
Finalist--Young Adult Category of the 2011 RWA Launching a Star Contest!
Finalist--Young Adult Category of the 2011 RWA Heart of the Rockies Contest!

I absolutely LURVE the day of the dead make-up on the cover. I have always been fascinated with the day of the dead and the costuming of the celebration. I was immediately drawn to the cover and then the synopsis just pulled me in further. I have yet to read a modern day retelling of "The Picture of Dorian Gray". I am a big fan of fairytale or classic retellings. This just fits that bill perfect. Obviously, I am not the only one who thinks this would be an excellent read. Look at all the awards it was up for! Good lord. Suppose this is going to have to be added to my must read TBR list ASAP.

About the Author:
Alana Albertson is the former President of both Romance Writers of America's Young Adult and Chick Lit chapters and the founder of Academe Advantage, a college admissions and test preparation company. Alana Albertson holds a Masters of Education from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Stanford University. A recovering professional ballroom dancer, Alana currently writes contemporary romance and young adult fiction. She lives in San Diego, California, with her husband, two young sons, and four dogs. When she's not spending her time needlepointing, dancing, or saving dogs from high kill shelters through Pugs N Roses, the rescue she founded, she can be found watching episodes of House Hunters, Homeland, or Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team.

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