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Look what was waiting for me in the mail yesterday!

An Advance Reader Copy of THE MERMAID'S MIRROR! I was so excited to see the cover in person. The water droplets effect is so pretty, and I love the dark, moody ocean in the background.

I got this idea to pose with the book like I did with my FLASH BURNOUT Advance Reader Copies.

And of course my Photoshopping skills are ... basic. So I called upon the expertise of my friend Saundra Mitchell - anywherebeyond - and she kindly took time out of her busy schedule of getting ready TO GO TO THE EDGAR AWARDS next week (her book is a finalist!) to put the ocean in front of me. She even made me glow.

The stretch of ocean in my photo is from Half Moon Bay in northern California. I took it early one morning last November ... I love that it's dark and moody, too.

I'm so excited and nervous to know that these ARCs are going out in the world! They were printed without my most recent edits, so I feel like I should personally contact everyone who gets a copy and explain which lines changed. :-) I added a few names to my Acknowledgments during the last round of edits, too.

Oh, and I only got two copies, and they're both spoken for, so ... I'm sorry I can't offer any up.

Hey, have I ever posted the book's description? No? Well, here it is, straight from the back cover:

Lena has lived her whole life near the beach – walking for miles up and down the shore and breathing the salty air, swimming in the cold water, and watching the surfers rule the waves – the problem is, she’s spent her whole life just watching.

As her sixteenth birthday approaches, Lena vows she will no longer watch from the sand: she will learn to surf even though her father forbids it. Because something keeps drawing Lena to the water … an ancient, powerful magic. And one morning Lena catches sight of this magic: a beautiful woman – with a silvery tail.

Nothing can stop Lena from seeking the mermaid, not even the dangerous waves at Magic Crescent Cove.

And soon … what she sees in the mermaid’s mirror will change her life forever.

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aprilhenry
Apr. 22nd, 2010 02:56 pm (UTC)
Love the image!
tamarak
Apr. 22nd, 2010 03:14 pm (UTC)
Niiiice!
lisa_schroeder
Apr. 22nd, 2010 03:37 pm (UTC)
Yay for ARCs!!! And wow, if I ever need photoshop help, I know where to go, hee.
cmfletcher
Apr. 22nd, 2010 03:58 pm (UTC)
What?? I thought the glow was simply your inner magical mermaidness shining through. Are you now going to tell me there's no Santa Claus?

ARCs are very exciting, b/c that means we'll have a new L.K. Madigan book to read soon!

anywherebeyond
Apr. 22nd, 2010 04:48 pm (UTC)
What?? I thought the glow was simply your inner magical mermaidness shining through.

It is! I just erased the parts of the picture that weren't natural glow!
lkmadigan
Apr. 23rd, 2010 12:14 am (UTC)
You've met me, Chris - I glower more than I glow. :)
latteya
Apr. 22nd, 2010 04:01 pm (UTC)
I love that picture! And the cover is way cool, it sounds like a great read:)
lkmadigan
Apr. 23rd, 2010 12:15 am (UTC)
Thanks, Stephanie! I'm very excited about THE GARDENER!
stephanieburgis
Apr. 22nd, 2010 06:32 pm (UTC)
What a beautiful cover! And the book sounds wonderful. I can't wait to read it!
lkmadigan
Apr. 23rd, 2010 12:16 am (UTC)
Thank you! I can't wait to finally read Kat!
robinellen
Apr. 22nd, 2010 09:42 pm (UTC)
So neat :) (Plus, I just ordered Flash Burnout as a year-end gift for my son's teacher.)
lkmadigan
Apr. 23rd, 2010 12:17 am (UTC)
Aww, Robin! xoxo

We HAVE to meet in person someday!
robinellen
Apr. 23rd, 2010 02:23 am (UTC)
That would be very nice :)
(Anonymous)
Apr. 23rd, 2010 04:33 am (UTC)
How exciting.
Can hardly wait to read it!
lorrainemt
Apr. 23rd, 2010 06:02 am (UTC)
It looks and sounds fabulous! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy.
sbennettwealer
May. 4th, 2010 05:27 pm (UTC)
It's gorgeous, Lisa! Both the cover and the image Saundra made for you. I seriously cannot wait to read this again! Congrats!
(Anonymous)
May. 12th, 2010 04:48 pm (UTC)
LOVED your book!
I just finished an ARC of The Mermaids Mirror and I loved it! My review will be posted on Friday at www.thesweetbookshelf.com

You sucked me right in with your writing style and I loved the world you created. I felt like I could smell the salty see air! I'm secretly hoping there will be more books?? Will there be a second novel??

Well done! Really enjoyed it!

Mary
The Sweet Bookshelf
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