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Cover Reveal – Bound by Birthright

Can I just tell you how excite I am about this book? I’m over the moon about it. I can’t wait until its release June 6th! Not much longer until you guys can read Arabella’s story! But I know that’s not what you’re hear for today. Without further ado, here is the cover for Bound by Birthright:

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Elven princess Arabella is set to marry the human Prince Phillip but her countrymen do not hesitate to express their anger with her parents’ attempt to improve relations with the humans. With death threats plaguing her, Arabella is forced into hiding.

When her sanctuary is usurped by pirates, Arabella goes on the run with humans who vow to help and keep her safe. She finds herself drawn to one of the humans, the dashing Robert, who steals her heart.

Arabella would like nothing more than time to get to know Robert better, but with pirates attacking and her wedding date approaching, time is one thing she doesn’t have. Arabella’s on a flight for her life and must reconcile with the truth—she can never be with the one she wants.

If only her heart would agree.

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Coming June 6, 2016

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Cover Reveal: Sacrifice of Mine

It’s time for the cover reveal of Sacrifice of Mine. This one is by far my favorite cover. There’s a lot of fun backstory to it. You see, I wanted a tarnished on the cover, but it’s impossible to find a stock photo of someone that’s tarnished. It just isn’t out there. That means for this cover, I got a personalized photo shoot done by the amazing Teresa Yeh. Her work is incredible and it was an honor to be able to work with her.

The first thing that we did was find a model. I looked through several models pictures, but the moment I saw Alessandra’s, I knew she would make the perfect model. Here’s a picture of her that really caught my attention:

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Image credit Aoife from aoifehaneyphotography.com

It’s her eyes that really captured me. But if you’ll remember right, tarnished are bald. Look at the amount of gorgeous hair Alessandra has. So much! Not only would they have to use a bald wig on her, but it would take a lot of time, water, gel, and other such things to tame her hair down enough to get it to look good under her bald wig.

The process ended up taking four and a half hours to transform her from this girl with wonderful hair to a bald tarnished. You can follow the process here and here in time laps photograph. It’s really a neat process to watch. Plus, if you’ll notice, at one point she’s reading a book. That makes her extra cool in my mind. And the credits for the picture and time lapse are:

Model: Alessandra Zagame
Makeup/Hair: Nadya Rutman www.bynadya.com
Makeup/Hair Assistant: Kate
Photography: Teresa Yeh Photography www.teresayeh.com
Behind-the-scenes Time-lapse: Carl Rutman

After all that hair and makeup I got to chose the end photograph to use for the cover. And here is that cover:

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Sacrifice of Mine - Janeal Falor

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For those who don’t know, Ever Darkening has a companion novel. Savage Light is by far my favorite cover to date. There’s just so much to love about it. Want to see what I mean? Scroll on down!

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Savage Light

a Young Adult Fantasy

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Marsa has always struggled with the fact she goes unnoticed. Her best friend is the one chosen to rid the world of all evil; the man Marsa loves barely knows she exists; and her sole remaining family member dies at the hand of the last evil man in the world.

When all evil is finally defeated, Marsa thinks she’ll at last have the life she wants, even if her mother isn’t there to share it with. And maybe she’ll discover the love of her life loves her back. Only a new quest is set before her and her friends. By the end of their journey, Marsa will question everything she knows. She’ll have to redefine how she wants others to notice her, before their entire world is destroyed.

 

 

Cover Reveal: EVER DARKENING

I’m very excited to share the full cover of EVER DARKENING with you today! It really captures the story in a subtle way that I love. Without further ado, the cover:

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Let me know what you think! And for those interested, I am giving away free copies in exchange for a review. If it sounds like something you’d like to do, you can sign up HERE.

 

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Cover Rereveal: Uriel’s Fall

Today I’m hosting Loralie Hall and her new cover for Uriel’s Fall. Take it away, Loralie!

 

When I first released Uriel’s Fall (Ubiquity #1), I was absolutely in love with the cover. Enough so that I kept the same theme going with Izrafel’s Acceptance (Ubiquity #1.5). The thing is, I still love the original covers. But in talking to fans, I’ve realized they don’t give the impression I want for this series.

So all of the books are getting a makeover. These are still the same urban fantasy books. Demons, angels, and the eternal struggle between heaven and hell going corporate. But now they’ve got a little bit of a different feeling to them.

So, if you’re ready for the new look, it’s just below…

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Blurb

What?s a corporate demon to do, when the voice in her head is devouring her sanity from the inside out, and the hosts of heaven and hell would rather see her destroyed than surrender a power no one should possess?

Ronnie has the job any entry-level angel or demon would sell their soul for?she?s a retrieval analyst for the largest search engine in the world. Ubiquity is a joint initiative between heaven and hell. Because what better way to track all of humanity?s secrets, both good and bad, than direct access to their web browsing habits?

She might appreciate the position a little more if a) she could remember anything about her life before she started working at Ubiquity, b) the damned voice in her head would just shut up already, and c) her boss weren?t a complete control freak.

As she searches for solutions to the first two issues, and hopes the third will work itself out in performance reviews, she uncovers more petty backstabbing than an episode of Real Housewives, and a conspiracy as old as Lucifer?s descent from heaven. On top of all that, if she forgets the cover sheet on her TPS report one more time, she?s absolutely going on final written warning.

Now Ronnie?s struggling to keep her sanity and job, while stopping the voice in her head from stealing her life. She almost misses the boredom of retrieval analysis at Ubiquity.

Almost

Buy Uriel’s Fall

Uriel’s Fall is already available from all major ebook retailers, so if you haven’t grabbed a copy yet, you can snag one today

Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L3WESHU

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/uriels-fall-loralie-hall/1119720777?ean=2940046001648

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/uriels-fall-ubiquity-book-1/id888043741?mt=11

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/uriel-s-fall-ubiquity-book-1

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/446644

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Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/aszreal

Blog: http://blog.apathyshero.com

Website: http://urielsfall.com

About Loralie Hall

Loralie Hall is a full time corporate geek and a fuller time writer. Her spouse is her muse and their cats are very much their children. When they’re not spending way too much time gaming, they’re making the world more good by vanquishing one fictional evil at a time.

 

Cover Reveal: Under the Never Trees by Ashley Maker

Today I have a gorgeous cover to share with you from one of my author friends, Ashley Maker. I’ve been excited about this book since I heard about it around the first of the year. Not only is it a good-looking cover, but the book itself sounds fantastic as well. I can’t wait to get my hands on it in less than a month! Let me know what you think. And for those interested, it’s already up for preorder on Amazon for only $1.99! Let’s get to its prettiness!

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Desperate to prevent an abusive arranged marriage, Princess Araya flees to a neighboring kingdom, only to land at the mercy of the impulsive Crown Prince Thoredmund, who provides refuge in a secluded forest and teaches her survival skills. Her surprise at the unexpected hold the price has on her heart mirrors his shock at falling for the one girl he can’t have.

As the young couple’s feelings for each other grow, the fragile alliance between the two kingdoms threatens to break apart. With a vengeful duke and an enraged king fast on their trail, Thor and Araya must decide how much they’re willing to risk for love.

Even if staying together means starting a war.

 

 Excerpt:

I thought I would be angry with Araya when I returned to camp. A part of me blamed her, even though it wasn’t her fault. Perhaps she should get out of the kingdom and take her trail of problems with her so I didn’t have to cover them up any longer. That was what she wanted anyway, wasn’t it—to go to the districts and leave me?

Then I saw her again.

My throat constricted almost painfully and my chest ached at the sight of her standing on the other side of the clearing. She was humming softly to Major while pulling burrs out of his forelock. The gelding was already saddled and bridled, as if she had just gotten back from a ride or was about to go on one. Major turned his head in our direction and pulled at the reins in her hand, letting out a welcoming whinny to Tosque.

Araya glanced up. She smiled, and I knew. That’s when I was absolutely sure I would continue to help and protect her, no matter what happened, even if it meant risking everything.

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About the Author:

Armed with a keyboard, microphone, and an energetic imagination, Ashley Maker is a combination author/songwriter from Oklahoma with a passion for all things creative. UNDER THE TREES, a Young Adult blended historical romance, is her debut novel, releasing from Cliffhanger Press, LLC in the fall of 2014. Songs inspired by the book can be heard from Seeking Never, the recording band she sings in with her guitar playing husband Corey. A newbie vlogger and former editor, Ashley spends much of her time writing, procrastinating on social media, and waging a revision war against pronouns. The rest of her time is spent doting on her daughter and cuddling with myriad family pets, most notably Johnny Cash, cat writing buddy extraordinaire.

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Cover Reveal – Uriel’s Fall by Loralie Hall

I have an exciting treat for you today! My super awesome critique partner Loralie Hall will soon be releasing her debut Urban Fantasy, Uriel’s Fall. I have read it and must say, it totally rocks!  Why you’re waiting for the July release, I have not just the good-looking cover to share with you today, but an excerpt as well.

I must note that this book does contain language and adult situations. How explicit I can’t be sure because Lori was kind enough to edit it out for me. But for those of you who care about such things, please be aware. And for those who don’t care, enjoy 🙂

And now for the awesome cover!

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What’s a corporate demon to do when the voice in her head is devouring her sanity from  the inside out, and the hosts of heaven and hell would rather see her destroyed than surrender a power they shouldn’t possess?

Ronnie has the job any entry-level angel or demon would sell their soul for—she’s a retrieval analyst for the largest search engine in the world. Ubiquity is a joint initiative between heaven and hell. Because what better way to track all of humanity’s secrets, both good and bad, than direct access to their web browsing habits.

She might appreciate the position a little more if a) she could remember anything about her life before she started working at Ubiquity, b) the **** voice in her head would just shut up already, and c) her boss wasn’t a complete ****.

As she searches for the solutions to the first two issues, and hopes the third will work itself out in performance reviews, she uncovers more petty backstabbing than an episode of Real Housewives, and a conspiracy as old as Lucifer’s descent from heaven. On top of all that, if she forgets the cover sheet on her TPS report one more time, she’s absolutely going on final written warning.

Now Ronnie’s struggling to keep her sanity and job, and stop the voice in her head from stealing her life. She almost misses the boredom of data analysis at Ubiquity. Almost.

 

Excerpt:

I materialized from the ether, already anticipating the comfort of Lucifer’s office in hell and being enveloped in the closest thing I recognized as feeling like home. His door was open then I got there, and I saw him at his desk so I pushed in with a brief announcing knock. I exhaled in relief as his familiar aura seeped into me. As one of the three remaining originals, he had his own little corner of hell that was all his and no one else’s. Instead of being generic day to day blahness, it radiated the fact that he’d occupied it for millennia. As I got far enough inside to see the rest of the room, I froze, all coherent thought evaporating.

It’s not… Maybe? Mikkel?

Lucifer wasn’t alone. The stranger looked up, steel-blue eyes locking on mine. A few days growth of black stubble decorated his chin, and his mud-caked boots rested on Lucifer’s desk, the occasional flake dropping down to mar the shine. It wouldn’t scuff the oak finish—Lucifer liked his polished-until-it-was-almost-a-mirror wood finishes too much to let that happen, but it still had to be irritating the hell out of my mentor.

It wasn’t always easy to tell the difference between an angel and a demon—since technically we were all made from the same stuff, and just accomplished our goals differently.  But a real angel. One served order instead of looking for the loopholes that allowed chaos, had a different aura. A smooth glow instead of a kaleidoscope of fractured light.

And the arrogant man with his feet on my boss’s desk was more distinctly angel than anyone I’d ever met. Something about the situation, on top of the last twenty-four hours of my bizarre life, amused me. Who was he? Angels in hell weren’t unheard of, but they disliked our methods enough that visits were rare. I stepped toward him. With dark hair, light eyes, and an obvious disdain for the most powerful demon in existence, he was sexy, and compelling, and—If you’ll stop swooning, I can kill that ****. Right here and now. Draw your sword.

 

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Loralie Hall is a full time corporate geek and a fuller time writer. Her spouse is her muse and their cats are very much their children. When they’re not spending way too much time gaming, they’re making the world more good by vanquishing one fictional evil at a time.

And the Cover for MINE TO SPELL is…

Feel free to skip to the bottom to see the reveal (I know you want to) otherwise, enjoy thoughts on the cover choices.

Voting on the two cover choices this past week has been so much fun. When I realized there were two different cover choices for the second book the YA Fantasy Mine series, MINE TO SPELL, I was very torn not knowing which way to go with them.

Once I decided to let you guys vote on it, I thought it was going to be fun. I was wrong. It was a blast! I loved seeing what you choose and what thoughts you had behind the choice. If you haven’t read them, definitely go look through them. And while I agreed with most of what you guys had to say, there can only be one win and that winner is the one with the most popular vote.

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When I was looking for images for Cynthia, I found the model in both of these covers (yes, it is the same exact girl). As soon as I saw her I knew she was who I wanted to portray Cynthia on the cover. Finally! (seriously, I looked for the right cover image for about 9 months and at one point even tried hiring a cover artist) Everything about her, especially the curly, everywhere hair is spot on to who Cynthia is.

#1 was the first picture I found of her that I thought, this is the cover. The seriousness of her expression and gaze fit her a lot of what she goes through and I loved her straight on gaze. It really fit with the first book perfectly. But I continued looking for pictures just in case and found…

#2 which I fell in love with the moment I saw it. All the longing, hair, freedom, and energy in it, is Cynthia. And there gets to be a certain point in the book where it’s even more her.

But then there was still #1 that also was her. I asked family, friends, critic partners, and the results? Still pretty split, all for different reasons. So, the vote happened. I’m thrilled to have all of you a part of the process. Thank you so much for all who voted. The final count is about 25% for one and 75% for the other, though many admit to liking both so hopefully your pleased with the outcome.

The winning cover is…

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#1 – 67 votes          #2 – 166

Thanks for helping me pick a cover!

Let me know your thoughts on the winner in the comments!

Just a reminder, to any reviewers who haven’t signed up to get an eARC of MINE TO SPELL, you can still do so.

ARCs will be going out in 1 – 2 weeks.