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Karen Tintori & Jill Gregory Blogging!

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

That’s tomorrow, February 4th!

I couldn’t put “Tomorrow” in the blog title like I usually do, because it’s a long title and I don’t know how to format it to left justify. If my blog titles are too long, they full justify, which annoys me to no end. Sooner or later, I’ll get into my style sheet and permanently change the full title justifying to left, but Elle won’t let me play with the blog style sheet until I finish my WIP.

Enough about me! I’m here to introduce my first-ever co-author guest bloggers, Karen Tintori and Jill Gregory. Authors of the international bestseller, THE BOOK OF NAMES, Karen and Jill are blogging about superstitions and the research behind their new thriller, THE ILLUMINATION. It’s a great blog, too. They wrote it just like they write their books—together. The format reminds me a lot of my old Girl Talk columns with Jamie Sobrato, so of course I think it’s spectacular and very effective.

Here’s the back cover copy for THE ILLUMINATION:

It gleamed up at her like a small golden egg encrusted with jewels of lapis lazuli, carnelian, and jasper. The classic eye, one of the most ancient symbols of protection.

Natalie Landau, a museum curator with an expertise in Mesopotamian protective amulets and magical beliefs, has received a puzzling gift from her sister Dana—a necklace with a blue evil eye pendant on it. The Evil Eye is a symbol of protection common throughout the world, with a history connecting it to many religions.

When Natalie learns Dana was murdered only hours after sending the gift, she begins to think her evil eye amulet had something to do with her sister’s death. As she races to discover the origin of the pendant, Natalie is sucked into an international battle between powerful religious factions, each battling for the eye, which turns out to be far more valuable?and far more powerful—than she could ever imagine.

Tomorrow, ask a question or leave a comment for Karen and Jill to enter for your chance to win a copy of THE ILLUMINATION. Entries will be accepted until midnight, February 4th, Pacific Standard Time.

ABOUT KAREN & JILL:jill_gregorykaren_tintori

Karen Tintori and Jill Gregory are writing partners and long-time best friends who’ve collaborated together on five books and are also multi-published separately. Their recent thriller, THE BOOK OF NAMES, became an international bestseller published in 22 countries. They return this month with THE ILLUMINATION, another page-turning thriller based on the quest for a little known biblical artifact that has the power to transform—or destroy—the world.

To learn more about Karen and Jill, please visit their websites by clicking their names.

See you tomorrow!