Wednesday 9 December 2009

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News: Swapped by a Kiss by Luisa Plaja Cover Unveiled!

Let me tell you something about me; when I was a teenager, I was a big fan of the colour purple. Every shade of purple. Pretty much every item (bar jeans) in my wardrobe was some shade of purple - mainly lilac. I know, a little over the topped, but I just loved. Now an adult, my fave colours are black, purple, and silver. There's a lot more colour to my wardrobe now though.

Back to the news. Luisa Plaja's Swapped by a Kiss cover:

swapped by a kiss by luisa plaja

I wish I wasn't myself anymore.

I wish I was her.

I wish I was Jo.

Rachel hates her life.

When her on/off boyfriend David goes to a music festival in England, she jumps on a plane to surprise him - but she gets a shock of her own. Not only does she find David kissing someone else, but it's their friend Jo! Super-lovely, super-loved, all-round-perfect Jo.

Rachel runs away, wishing she could leave her life behind - and she suddenly finds herself in Jo's body! Can she keep this swap a secret? Can she unravel what's really going on? Can she get to grips with Jo's out-of-control curly hair?

And if she discovers that being in someone else's shoes isn't all it's cracked up to be, can she ever be herself again?
From Luisa's website.

You know, I get why Rachel wants to be me, I am pretty awesome! I kid, I kid!

BUT LOOK AT THAT COVER! I believe I see PURPLE... and there's some black and silver (could be grey, but lets not get specific) there too! This make's Jo a happy girl! This Jo, me, not character Jo. And it's so pretty! And, well, it's a novel by Luisa Plaja, which means it's automatically going to be amazing, and it's a sequel to Split by a Kiss, so it's going to be amazing twice! I'm sorry, all this purple is bringing out the little girl in me.

I say that cover should be a t-shirt!

For those who'd like to see the cover the other way round, to see Rachel and Jo swapped round (see what I did there?), here you go:

Swapped by a Kiss by Luisa Plaja upside down

And you know, I think this cover may catch the eyes of the target audience a little more than the previous two covers - it fits in with the covers of Luisa's other novels (see below), but I think it also looks a little maturer. This is all good! I loves it! I can't wait to read it, and I can't get over how pretty it is!

split by a kiss by luisa plaja extreme kissing by luisa plaja
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I can't wait for this book!

P.S. I've not seen this cover for Extreme Kissing before, but I like it too!

extreme kissing by luisa plaja different cover
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ETA: I've been told that the above cover was actually the original cover for Extreme Kissing, before they changed it to the one we all know.

My reviews:
Split by a Kiss
Extreme Kissing

Luisa Plaja's Website


  1. They are SO good! I love them! Luisa is such a great writer!

  2. I'm loving the Swapped cover too. Can't wait to read it!

  3. It's so pretty!! I smile everytime I come to this page to read comments! I love the purple! I can't wait to read it either!

  4. I do love how they all match. :)

  5. It's a great idea! You can recognise the author's book at a glance, without having to read the title or author yet. I love it!

  6. I think I'll add this series to my list of to-read cuz it looks so good. BTW, you have a blog award on my blog!

  7. That's awesome! Extreme Kissing isn't part of the series though, it's a stand along novel. But all the books are great!
    Ohh, thank you! I'll go check it out now! :D

  8. Thank you so much for this post, Jo - wow! And purple clothes are great. (Oh yes, the grey part should be silver on the final cover.)

    I love the way you 'swapped' the image above! A lovely bookseller once told me that she displayed half of her copies of Split by a Kiss upside down because she felt sorry for Jo always being at the bottom! :)

    Thank you so much for pointing out that Extreme Kissing is a standalone, too. And congratulations on that very well-deserved award.

    Oh yes, Rachel has the right idea about wanting to be you! :)

    More thanks!

  9. You're welcome, Luisa! Haha, I love the bookseller who displayed Split upside down, that's so cool! Yup, I did mean stand alone, not along - sometimes my brain doesn't connect to my fingers properly, lol.
    Haha, thanks for commenting, Luisa! :)