Cover Art Coverage: 12 New Titles!

December 12, 2012 Cover Art Coverage 2

Cover Art Coverage

This week’s batch of covers had some gorgeous covers and some *hilarious* covers.  I’m smiling even as I type this.  I was totally out of sync with Abigail and Kristina this week, which side of the Oooh/Eeek scale did you fall on?

Lexicon by Max Barry

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Expected publication: June 18th 2013 by Penguin Press

Source: UpComing4.me Pinterest

 

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About an ancient secret society called the Poets, that uses words as weapons, and their most gifted and troubled member, a young woman, who breaks their primary rule and falls in love.

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Abigail’s Thoughts 

Great dimension and I like that they just stuck with words and symbols on the cover given the premise…thought the UK cover looks great too.

Julia’s Thoughts 

I spent a long time trying to make sense of the words and symbols scattered in the background, mesmerizing.

Kristina’s Thoughts 

I love what they did with the text. The mixing letters with symbols to make the words was a great idea.

Aftertime (Aftertime #1) by Sophie Littlefield

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Expected publication: March 26th 2013 by Harlequin Luna

Source: Author’s Blog

 

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The world’s gone.   

Worse, so is her daughter. 

Awakening in a bleak landscape, Cass Dollar vaguely recalls enduring something terrible. Having no idea how many days-or weeks-have passed, she slowly realizes the horrifying truth: Ruthie has vanished. And with her, nearly all of civilization. Instead of winding through the once-lush hills, the roads today see only cannibalistic Beaters-people turned hungry for human flesh by a government experiment gone wrong.

In a broken, barren California, Cass will undergo a harrowing quest to get Ruthie back. Few people trust an outsider-much less one who bears the tell-tale scars of a Beater attack-but she finds safety with an enigmatic outlaw, Smoke. And she’ll need him more than ever when his ragged band of survivors learn that she and Ruthie have become the most feared, and desired, of weapons in a brave new world….

“Sugar, you’ve never seen AFTERTIME like this…” – Sophie Littlefield

Abigail’s Thoughts 

On of my favorite series ever is getting rereleased with new covers…I like the bleakness and that that used the warm red colors again. I do miss the barbwire and Cass in the background though

Julia’s Thoughts 

I like that the texture of the image paired with that color gives that impression of fire, but this cover is a little plain over all.  More serious than the US cover, though, this is CATCHER IN THE RYE does AFTERTIME.

Kristina’s Thoughts 

The warm colors are very nice and muted. It looks like a painting.

Bound (Eternal Guardians #6) by Elisabeth Naughton

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Source: Grave Tells

 

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Marked Entwined Tempted Enraptured Enslaved

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TITUS: To most his gift seems like a blessing, but to him it’s a curse the other Eternal Guardian seek to exploit. One he would gladly trade for the chance to be free…even to the detriment of the world he’s bound to protect.

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Abigail’s Thoughts 

Totally in keeping with the series covers. I like the runes branded into his forearms too.

Julia’s Thoughts 

Ha ha hahahahaha.  It’s worth clicking on the original link to scroll down past “Meet Titus!” to see… man tit.  Man tit, man nipple, perfectly framed by the title and that symbol.  Still laughing, impossible to take this cover seriously.  If I could see *anything* other than this man’s nipple, I’d say this is a good cover.  But I’m too busy laughing to type that.

Kristina’s Thoughts 

I agree with Abigail. The runes on his forearms are neat. He’s not too bad looking either…

Hungry Like a Wolf (The Others #8) by Christine Warren

Cover Art: N/A

Expected publication: June 25th 2013

Source: Wanton Thoughts & Wicked Scribes

 

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One Bite With A Stranger Big Bad Wolf Prince Charming Doesn't Liv... Black Magic Woman Not Your Ordinary Faerie Tale On the Prowl Drive Me Wild Wolf at the Door (The Other... She's No Faerie Princess (T... The Demon You Know (The Oth... Howl at the Moon (The Other... Walk on the Wild Side (The ... You're So Vein (The Others,... Born To Be Wild (The Others...

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Logan Hunter has finally found a woman he wants for his mate. The only problem is, she’s already married to his best friend, Graham Winters, who also happens to be his boss—Alpha of the Silverback Clan.

Honor Tate found herself moving up through the ranks of the White Paw Clan, attaining the position of beta when she was only fifteen. Nine years later the Alpha of the White Paw Clan is gone, leaving her to serve as alpha in his stead. Unexpectedly facing challenges from several males in her pack, she asks Graham Winters to acknowledge her right as the new Alpha. It’s either that, or fight every would-be challenger, quite possibly to the death—theirs or hers.

Instead, Graham sends Logan to determine Honor’s fitness as the new Alpha of the White Paw Clan. Logan’s grateful for the chance to get the hell out of town and get his raging hormones under control. Too bad for him that those hormones are going to rage even harder when he meets Honor Tate face to face and realizes that sometimes fate is smarter than your average were.

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Abigail’s Thoughts 

Red against white is always eye catching…her lips are insane…but I totally want her lipstick.

Julia’s Thoughts 

A gorgeous wolf cover, I love those red lips over the small, spare woods in the background.

Kristina’s Thoughts 

That red lipstick really makes her lips ‘pop’. I like the different font used for the “H”. Its a small thing but it difference from the rest of the font kind of drew my eye to it which is good for a cover.

As Twilight Falls by Amanda Ashley

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Expected publication: April 30th 2013 by Zebra

Source: Wanton Thoughts & Wicked Scribes

 

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Photographing ghost towns across the American West, Kadie Andrews takes a wrong turn and ends up in Morgan Creek—a spot that isn’t on the map. It’s a quaint little place, but there’s something off about its complacent residents. And when twilight falls, it takes on a truly sinister air…

Unable to run or to find any way out, Kadie finds herself a prisoner, hunted for her blood. Still more disturbing, her spirit and beauty have captured the attention of the town’s leader—the mysterious Rylan Saintcrow. When he looks into her eyes, she can see his hunger. When he takes her in his arms, she can feel his power. When he presses his lips against hers, she can taste his need. Saintcrow may be the most powerful creature she’s ever imagined, but Kadie knows in her heart that he is also a man. A man who needs a woman. To want him, desire him, crave him. To be his willing prisoner—for all eternity…

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Abigail’s Thoughts 

Meh…the muddy colors aren’t my favorite here.

Julia’s Thoughts 

I really like these elements, but something doesn’t look quite right.  The placement of the face and body are awkwardly placed in relation to the title.

Kristina’s Thoughts 

There’s a smudge over her hair that is kind of annoying. I actually thought it was something on my computer screen.

Falling Blind (Sentinel Wars #7) by Shannon K. Butcher

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Expected publication: April 2nd 2013 by Signet

Source: Wanton Thoughts & Wicked Scribes

 

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Burning Alive Finding the Lost Running Scared Living Nightmare Blood Hunt Dying Wish

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They are the Sentinels. Three races descended from ancient guardians of mankind, each possessing unique abilities in their battle to protect humanity against their eternal foes: the Synestryn. Now a warrior must protect a strong-minded woman from an incredible evil…

A beautiful, independent Theronai, Rory Rainey knows that her attempts to be a warrior are futile—unless she can stop the demonic visions that torment her. Determined to be free, Rory sets out to find the mysterious guardian who can cure her, before she loses her sight—or her life. But Rory’s journey brings its own dangers when she is attacked by a pack of Synestryn sent by the demon lord Raygh.

Cornered and desperate, Rory narrowly escapes with the help of a sword-wielding stranger. Cain knows that Rory needs his protection to survive, just as he knows that her power is compatible with his own. And when Rory binds herself to Cain, the warrior knows he will do anything to keep her safe from the threat of the demon lord that pursues her…

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Abigail’s Thoughts 

The tattoo and nipple placement are a little distracting, but he looks good.

Julia’s Thoughts 

Wow, butchy butch butch.  The branches of that tree look like veins, an impression supported by this man’s huge, huge muscles.  Giant, veiny guys aren’t my speed (and there’s a distracting nipple issue again), but the cover itself is nice.

Kristina’s Thoughts 

Interesting placement for the tattoo and he knows how to hold a sword!

Keeper of the Moon (The Keepers: L.A. #2) by Harley Jane Kozak

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Expected publication: March 5th 2013 by Harlequin

Source: Author’s Blog

 

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Keeper of the Night (The Ke...

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In their new Keeper roles, these extraordinary women must balance the fate of the world with their desires…  Lust. Elven Keeper Sailor Gryffald’s body quivers with it, but is it a symptom of the deadly Scarlet Pathogen coursing through her bloodstream or the proximity of shifter Keeper Declan Wainwright?

Sailor and Declan have had an uneasy relationship ever since they met, and now things are about to get a lot more complicated. A killer is stalking Los Angeles, intentionally infecting Elven with the deadly virus, and now Sailor and Declan must work to keep the supernatural peace while bringing the murderer to justice. But, in doing so, these powerful denizens of the Otherworld find themselves straddling a fine line between lust…and love.

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Abigail’s Thoughts 

Look at that jaw! Love the way he’s reaching out to us too.

Julia’s Thoughts 

I like a cocked eyebrow, but this guy is sporting puppy levels of forehead wrinkles.  The night swimming concept is good, but his facial expression is too quirky to carry the cover.

Kristina’s Thoughts 

It is cool how he looks like he’s actually moving towards us. Although it looks like he’s to far out to sea to be able to have that much of his body above water….Must have some powerful leg muscles or something.

Shattered Souls (Caitlynn O’Connell #1) by Delilah Devlin

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Expected publication: January 29th 2013 by Montlake Romance

Source: Author’s Blog

 

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Private Investigator Caitlyn O’Connell lost it all—her plum job as a detective for the Memphis PD, her partner and lover, and her own self-respect—to booze in an attempt to drown out the voices in her head. When her ex-partner drags her to a murder scene where she’s his only real lead, she knows it’s time to face her greatest fears and harness the inherited gifts she’s always rejected. That she’ll have a chance to prove she had damn good reasons for shutting Sam out of her life is just icing on the cake.

The last thing Sam Pierce wants is to revisit his painful relationship with Cait, but she’s the only lead he has. Sam doggedly follows Cait into a dark world filled with magick and unholy terrors as they search for killer wraiths and the demon who commands them.

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Abigail’s Thoughts 

I know I’ve seen this exact girl somewhere before, but I do like the overall composition. The title detail is especially gritty.

Julia’s Thoughts 

The hints of red on the cover and her highlights do a great job dressing up this old cover .

Kristina’s Thoughts 

Dark, gothic, and very nice. I like the pentagram in the “O”.

One for the Wicked (Dark Mission #5) by Karina Cooper

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Expected publication: April 30th 2013 by Avon

Source: Wanton Thoughts & Wicked Scribes

 

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Blood of the Wicked Lure of the Wicked All Things Wicked Sacrifice the Wicked

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Abigail’s Thoughts 

The first time we see a full female face on this series…not loving her expression or the makeup

Julia’s Thoughts 

There’s a few elements that raise this cover from “meh” to “oooh”.  I smiled at how the Avon Books symbol is placed like a tattoo on the hero’s shoulder, and I love how the subtle pink the heroine’s hair compliments the pink in the color.

Kristina’s Thoughts 

Wow I had the same thought on the makeup. Its bordering on drag queen and is not sexy. I don’t like Avon Books right on that guy’s arm. Couldn’t they have moved it up into the corner?

Eternal Demon (Mark of the Vampire #5) by Laura Wright

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Expected publication: May 7th 2013 by Signet Eclipse

Source: Wanton Thoughts & Wicked Scribes

 

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Eternal Hunger Eternal Kiss Eternal Captive Eternal Beast

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Abigail’s Thoughts 

He looks bored and sleepy.

Julia’s Thoughts 

GACK!  What, were they only allowed one set of eyes on this cover?  It looks like they caught the model mid-blink, this could be a derp outtake on any other site.

Kristina’s Thoughts 

Boring and those eyes are creepy. Don’t like the lion’s face being half covered. Looks odd.

The Deepest Night (The Sweetest Dark #2) by Shana Abe

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Expected publication: August 13th 2013 by Bantam

Source: Wanton Thoughts & Wicked Scribes

 

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The Sweetest Dark

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Abigail’s Thoughts 

So pretty. I love how the colors and glow are a perfect match for the moon and sky.

Julia’s Thoughts 

Hah, unfortunate cloud placement.  Best case, her dress is on fire.  Worst case?  She should really see a doctor.

Kristina’s Thoughts 

I love how the dress flows into the cloud/mist. I agree on how the colors are a great match for the moon and sky.

 

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2 Responses to “Cover Art Coverage: 12 New Titles!”

  1. Lily B

    Lol @Jennifer, my husband would agree with your husband :D

    I do like some of the covers :D like Falling Blind mmm and one for the wicked!