NEW YORK CITY, New York – Minnie Lahongrais, author of psychological thriller Sinner’s Ride, launches the blog and book cover art for her next novel, Divergent Lives, due to release 12/12/12.
The design itself was inspired by Ms. Lahongrais’ tattoo drawing created from the “birth” of the novel’s main characters. Having hired design and digital strategists Ralph’s Design & Deli with this drawing in mind, a concept was rendered based on the notes and early hand-drawings of the author.
Quote from Ms. Lahongrais about the cover art: “The helix represents the protagonists' shared DNA. If you look closely, you will see that the road, though divergent at a distance, converges at the apex -- the country and the city meets, representing a huge clash or conflict. The overcast, mauve sky represents doom for me and I love the way the font looks over the "maudlin" color. I absolutely love that!
…[And] we all know what the blood in the road means, don't we??”
Visit her blog launch here with cover reveal https://minnielahongrais.com/
Ms. Lahongrais notes about the Divergent Lives blog launch: “As this site grows, I would like to have discussions about all things murderous as well as things seemingly -- or not -- psychologically off the rails… I've always wondered what happens to a person who was once an innocent … [who] not only wants to kill someone, but wants to do it numerous times to fulfill an unquenchable need. “
Book Synopsis: Divergent Lives is the story of fraternal twins - one male; one female -- born to immigrant parents in New York City on December 12, 1962. They are separated at birth by the attending physician. One is sold on the black market to a couple living in rural Lebanon, Pennsylvania. The other remains with the biological parents. Neither twin knows the other exists. Each shows signs of sociopathic tendencies as young teenagers. One becomes a serial killer and we learn of an unexpected secret. Each murder that is committed by this twin is more gruesome than the last.
Author bio: Minnie Lahongrais, an over-40 author with plans to write and distribute several more novels, grew up in a section of New York City called “El Barrio.” She currently resides in the multi-cultural borough of the Bronx where she spends all her free time writing and plotting stories. When she’s not writing, she works as a litigation secretary for a prominent international law firm. Known as “The Pink Diamond Lady” online with a significant following of fans, this namesake is a reflection of her first novel’s book cover. She holds guest interviews in the voice of her first novel’s character, “Sinner.”
The Divergent Lives exclusive launch party is tentatively scheduled the evening of December 12, 2012, at Qi Bangkok, 675 8th Ave, New York, New York 10036 -- by invitation only. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request invitation.
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Sinner’s Ride is available for purchase at Amazon.com here: http://www.amazon.com/
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Book trailer on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/
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