Thursday, October 3, 2013

Cover Reveal: Vegas to Varanasi by Shelly Hickman

Hello, my little pumpkin seeds!

I'm so stoked to share with you the cover of my author pal, Shelly Hickman's upcoming romantic comedy, Vegas to Varanasi. And here it is:

I just love it when the characters are smiling on the cover of a book. A sure sign that the story will make me smile! Here's the blurb:

Anna has never been the beautiful one; she’s always been the nice one. So when the gorgeous man sitting across the table at a wedding reception remembers her from high school—and quite fondly at that—she’s taken off guard. Formerly overweight and unpopular, Kiran has never forgotten Anna, the one person who was kind to him when no one else could be bothered, and Anna’s a bit flustered as she slowly comes to grips with his intense attraction for her. In what feels like a romantic dream come true, all-grown-up, hunky Kiran invites Anna on a trip to Varanasi. But her troubled, whack-a-do ex-boyfriend starts interfering, creating drama at every turn, which begs the question, “Can nice girls really finish first?”

Well, I'm sold! Love the idea of a humble heroine, not to mention enduring childhood crushes and whack-a-do, troublemaking characters. And the fact that the heroine's name is Anna is pretty cool too. I'm just sayin'...

And now I would like to introduce the lovely Shelly Hickman:

And here's a little bit about her:

Living in Las Vegas since she was two, Shelly Hickman has witnessed many changes in the city over the years. She graduated from UNLV with a Bachelor of Art in 1990, and in her early twenties worked as an illustrator for a contractor for the Nevada Test Site.
In the mid-90s, she returned to school to earn her Masters degree in Elementary Education. She now teaches computer literacy and media technology at a middle school in Las Vegas. She loves to write about people, examining their flaws, their humor, spirituality, and personal growth. Shelly lives with her husband, two children, and their dog, Frankie. 

You can find Shelly on her website, on Facebook, on Twitter and on Goodreads.

Thanks, Shelly, for including me in your cover release! Until next time...



  1. Thank you so much for having me, Anna!

  2. Hi Libby, Hi Shelly!

    Vegas to Varanasi, eh? I have to get my hands on that. Varanasi is in India, where I am.

  3. Oh, that's wild, Maria! I'll send Shelly an email and have her get in touch. :-)

    1. Thank you Anna, Shelly and I have been in touch :).