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I got my cover!

Captain’s Log, Supplemental

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Eyes of Elisha by Brandilyn Collins
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What do you guys think?


  1. Uhm. She doesn't look very Japanese to me. Maybe you could pass her off as one to North American readers, but I'd say she looks more Viet or Chinese-Thai. ;)


  2. You can tell? I'm hopeless. I took a test once where they gave pictures of a whole bunch of Asians and you had to say what ethnicity they were, and I totally failed. My mom, on the other hand, did terrific. She told me I was pathetic.

  3. Oh, that test. I scored nearly perfect on that, but then I'm an Asian living in Asia. lol

    Generally Japanese have more aquiline features - higher cheekbones and nose bridges in comparision to Koreans or Chinese, and their complexions are fairer. ;)

  4. Okay aside from not looking Japanese, I love the cover. Course I'd buy it just 'cause it's you!

  5. Okay, even if she's not Japanese I LOVE YOUR COVER!!! Totally and completely awesome, gorgeous, and fabulous!!

  6. The woman on the cover doesn't look japanese but the book cover is awesome!! Beautiful colors and nice design.

  7. I love it, Camy!!! And how exciting to finally see it!!

    Whether she looks Japanese or not (I couldn't tell), she's beautiful! And I love the Sushi Service logo. That's great!! Also the tag line--kick of wasabi. All around great! Colors, too.

    Of course, the best part is seeing "Camy Tang" on there. :)


  8. oh i love the cover! it looks so different from most christian fiction books (in a good way!)

    although i have to agree that she doesn't really look japanese either. maybe you can get the girl from babel, Rinko Kikuchi, to pose for the cover. SHE looks japanese. on the other hand, i took that asian quiz too and i failed it. i can't tell my Chinese from my Koreans.

    blahhhh i'm still in shock that i won....

  9. Oh, I'm so excited for you. It looks great to me, whiter-than-white Danish-American!

    I can't wait to read it.

  10. The cover is beautiful! Either way it will definitely stand out on the book shelf.

  11. I couldn't tell either. I just know that it's a great cover!

  12. Hmm, looks Japanese to me :-) But I live in the mountains of Arizona where the Asian populations is like 4.

    I LOVE the cover! I would definitely pick this up in the store!

  13. Great cover. Like the Mona Lisa type smile.

  14. I think it's great, Camy. This cover just draws your eyes. Great expression on her face, excellent, colors, too. They did a great job for you. I love it.

  15. CAMY!!!!!

    That cover is totally hip and soooo today!!!

    Good going, girlfriend! Yowza!!!


  16. But I do think it looks very cool, chick lit and it should attract a lot of readers. And that's the idea, right? Congrats!

  17. I LOVE the cover - the colors and type are gorgeous!

  18. Love the cover -- the photo, the model, the colors. However, if she really doesn't look Japanese--and I'm ashamed to say I wouldn't know--is there any chance the publisher could find a different model? If not, then maybe for the next book in the series.

  19. I love it too! Could have fooled me, don't sweat it. :O)

    I've always liked your line, "with a kick of wasabi"...that is priceless, and my favorite condiment for steak!

    Congrats on such a nice cover!

  20. I luuurrrve the cover! The red cover just screams out at me to look at it :) I really want to read your book!

  21. Looks Awesome Camy! Congratulations!

  22. Stupendous! Classy! You rock, Camy!

  23. I think she's gorgeous and it looks AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    And how cool is it to see your name on the cover? Dish, girlfriend!

  24. Ssssssaaaassssssyyy. At least you get to see her entire face. ; ) Oh, and Camy Tang needs to be bigger. Much bigger.

  25. Camy:
    It's beautiful!!!! Congratulations!

  26. AWESOME COVER!! I wouldn't know if she looks Japanese or not, but I do love her saucy, sassy look! How fun. Even if I didn't know you wrote it, the cover alone would entice me to pick up the book and take a second look. :-)

  27. YEAH!!!

    It looks awesome - and I'm so thrilled for you!

  28. I love the cover Camy! It's very bold, and I think her facial expression and attitude are perfect for the title.

    It would definitely make me pick it up in the bookstore. And it must be so exciting to see your name on a book cover!! It's exciting for me, so I know it must be exciting for you :-) I can't wait to read it.

    BTW, I got a tea shipment from Republic of Tea today. Couldn't help but think of you, my tea buddy, when I opened it :-)


  29. whoo-hoo, don't you just love it?
    I do!

  30. I think the cover looks great. I'm ashamed to say I can't tell the difference between Asians...

  31. It's beautiful, Camy! I'm bummed I wasn't a book winner. Or an honorable mention. *g*

  32. Absolutely gorgeous cover, Camy! But since she's not Japanese-looking enough, let Ruthy pose next time. Then we can all say she's not authentic enough. lol

    I love the wispy bangs hanging down...reminds me of black chopsticks!

    ooohh.....and Camy, *you've* got a new pic too!

    Congrats, girl!

  33. I LOVE the book cover! I can't wait to read this and your new picture at the top is terrific. :)

  34. Oh, how exciting! I love your cover! Can't wait to see it on the shelves!

  35. I like the cover though I think I must agree that she doesn't look very Japanese. I guess we're more easily used to mixtures of races and nationalities and that makes us less sensitive to the real differences. And they finally chose "Sushi for One?" as the title and gave the child a name. I wish we didn't have to wait so long.

    I love your new picture too.


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