Cover Art for Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith

“Full of unexpected, delicious delights that kept me guessing and turning the pages, Tantalize creates a froth of excitement, danger, suspense, and wit.

“This original book tantalizes the senses indeed, as it explores the border between attraction and disgust, and makes us question our perceptions. Who are you–predator or prey?”

— Annette Curtis Klause, author of Blood and Chocolate, The Silver Kiss, and Freaks: Alive on the Inside!

My thanks to Annette for her enthusiastic blurb!

I’m also thrilled to show off my final cover art for my upcoming YA Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith (Candlewick Press, March 2007).

I love its vulnerability, romance, and lush sensuality as well as the shadow treatment and font signaling to gothic fantasy readers that this one is for them.

Cynsational Notes

LJ readers may also see this link at Blogger to view the Tantalize cover. Spookycyn readers got a sneak peek yesterday; read their comments.

See the cover art for Santa Knows, co-authored by Cynthia and Greg Leitich Smith, illustrated by Steve Bjorkman (Dutton, September 2006).