Cover Art Coverage: 10 New Titles!

March 15, 2017 Cover Art Coverage 0

 

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A few self-pubs made the cut this week, did any of them make it into your Best or Worst?

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Trickery (Curse of the Gods #1) by Jaymin Eve

Published February 28th 2017

Source: Goodreads

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Willa Knight: Dweller. Slave. Non-magical being.

In Minatsol, being a dweller means that you are literally no better than dirt. In fact, dirt might actually be more useful than Willa. Her life will be one of servitude to the sols, the magic-blessed beings who could one day be chosen to become gods.

At least her outer village is far removed from the cities of the sols, and she won’t ever be forced to present herself to them… Until one small mistake changes everything, and Willa is awarded a position to serve at Blesswood, the top sol academy in the world—a position that she definitely did not earn.

Under the sudden, watchful eye of the gods, she will be tasked to serve the Abcurse brothers, five sols built of arrogance, perfection and power. They are almost gods themselves, and under their service she is either going to end up sentenced to death, or else they are going to ruin her so badly that she will wish for it.

Either way, she is in trouble.

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Kate Says 

It just looks like another cover with a girl in a dress, nothing special to make me want to pick up the book.

Kristina Says 

I love purple and want that dress.

The Dragon’s Price (Transference #1) by Bethany Wiggins

Published February 21st 2017 by Crown Books for Young Readers

Source: Goodreads

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Fans of Julie Kagawa’s Talon and Renee Ahdieh’s The Wrath and the Dawn will devour this action-packed fantasy adventure about a girl who chooses to surrender herself to a deadly dragon rather than marry an enemy prince.

When two warring kingdoms unified against a deadly menace laying waste to both their lands, they had to make a choice: vow to marry their heirs to one another, or forfeit their lives to the dragon.

Centuries later, everyone expects the sheltered princess Sorrowlynn to choose the barbarian prince over the fire-breathing beast—everyone, that is, except Sorrow, who is determined to control her own destiny or die trying.

As she is lowered into the dragon’s chamber, she assumes her life is over until Golmarr, the young prince she just spurned, follows her with the hopes of being her hero and slaying the dragon. But the dragon has a different plan. . . .

If the dragon wins, it will be freed from the spell that has bound it to the cave for centuries. If Sorrow or Golmarr vanquish the dragon, the victor will gain its treasure and escape the cave beneath the mountain. But what exactly is the dragon hiding?

There are no safe havens for Sorrow or Golmarr—not even with each other—and the stakes couldn’t be higher as they risk everything to protect their kingdom.

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Kate Says 

I like the font on this one, and the dragon’s eye reflected in the sword is also really cool.

Kristina Says 

I like the dragon eye in the sword. I am not too big of a fan of the fog overlaying the person.

The Hunt (Devil’s Isle #3) by Chloe Neill

Expected publication: September 26th 2017

Source: Goodreads

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The Veil (Devil's Isle, #1) The Sight (Devil's Isle, #2)

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From the New York Times bestselling author of the Chicagoland Vampires Novels—the hunter becomes the hunted in a New Orleans devastated by a Paranormal war….

When bounty hunter Liam Quinn discovered that Claire Connolly was a Sensitive and infected with magic, he should have turned her in to be locked up in the prison district known as Devil’s Isle. Instead, he helped her learn to control her power and introduced her to an underground group of Paranormals and humans who know the truth about the war and those who fought it.

Now the weight of Liam’s own secrets has forced him into hiding. When a government agent is killed and Claire discovers that Liam is the prime suspect, she races to find him before the government can. But she’ll discover proving his innocence is no simple matter. Their enemies are drawing closer, and time is running out….

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Kate Says 

Claire looks super badass on this cover, and I love the green tones and images they’ve used around her.

Kristina Says 

Chloe Neill tends to have great covers. This is one of them. A fully and practically clothed woman looking competant and awesome.

Alpha’s Challenge (Cascadia Wolves #5) by Lauren Dane

Published March 1st 2017 by Carina Press

Source: Goodreads

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Enforcer (Cascadia Wolves, #1) Tri Mates (Cascadia Wolves,... Reluctant (Cascadia Wolves,... Wolf Unbound (Cascadia Wolv...

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Previously published by another publisher under a different title

“Mark me and make me yours.”

As an unmated alpha, Cade was beginning to believe his entire life would be dedicated to the pack. He’d do anything for his pack family, but his life isn’t complete without someone to share it with. He didn’t expect to finally find his reason for being in the heart and soul of his greatest enemy’s sister.

Dr. Grace Pellini has never felt so isolated and afraid. Ever since her rogue brother threatened the existence of wolf and human alike with a viral weapon, she had no choice but to cut all ties with her pack. But now Grace has something new: Cade Warden, whose body and exhilarating scent make her come undone. In him, she’s not only found her destined mate, she’s also rediscovered herself, and her place in a world at war.

But the Cascadia wolves are not so unquestioning as Cade is of Grace’s loyalty, and their suspicions are posing a dangerous threat. Now, to defeat a madman and end the war, Cade and Grace have only each other to trust—by finding their ultimate strength in the power of desire…

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Kate Says 

WHOA man boobs. Yikes. I like the bottom but any like I have for it is overshadowed by how much I hate the fact that his nipples are mega-prominent.

Kristina Says 

I like the illustration at the bottom. The headless torso not so much.

The Black Lily (Tales of the Black Lily #1) by Juliette Cross

Expected publication: March 27th 2017 by Entangled Publishing Select Otherworld

Source: Goodreads

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Cinderella like you’ve never seen before…

With the threat of the vampire monarchy becoming stronger every day, the Black Lily must take drastic measures. As the leader of the underground resistance, Arabelle concocts the perfect idea to gain the attention of the Glass Tower. Her plan? Attend the vampire prince’s blood ball and kill him. Fortunately for Prince Marius, her assassination goes awry, and Arabelle flees, leaving behind only her dagger.

Marius is desperate to find the woman whose kiss turned into attempted murder, hunting for the mysterious assassin he can’t push out of his mind. But what he uncovers could change the course of his life forever…

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Kate Says 

Excited to read this because of the author, but had I not known the author, I never would have picked it up. The half on/half off shirt is just too much.

Kristina Says 

Why is he taking his shirt of like that? Shouldn’t he untuck, then unbutton?

Blind Tiger (Wildcats #2) by Rachel Vincent

Published February 14th 2017 by Rachel Vincent

Source: Goodreads

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Lion's Share (Wildcats, #1)

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Robyn Sheffield wants her life back.

As the only female stray in the US, she’s had to deal with bloodlust, flashbacks, a lack of impulse control (which might not have anything to do with being a shifter), and weeks under house arrest for crimes she never meant to commit. But when she overhears the territorial council plotting to marry her off to an eligible tom? It’s time for this chick to fly the coop.

Titus Alexander wants recognition.

He’s spent the past year carving his territory out of the Mississippi free zone, forming a community for strays exiled and forgotten by the US Prides. As the first stray Alpha, he’s sworn to bring the toms under his authority the rights, support, and respect that official confirmation from the council will bring. But then the council’s precious female stray sneaks into the free zone in the back of his car and demands sanctuary.

The council gives Titus a choice: send Robyn back and have his Pride acknowledged, or prepare for war. Citizenship for his men is within his grasp. So why is it so hard for him to let one rebellious tabby go?

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Kate Says 

The guy looks kind of awkward, but overall I like this one.

Kristina Says 

I like the ‘tiger eyes’ effect on her.

Odd & True by Cat Winters

Expected publication: September 12th 2017 by Amulet Books

Source: Goodreads

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Trudchen grew up hearing Odette’s stories of their monster-slaying mother and a magician’s curse. But now that Tru’s older, she’s starting to wonder if her older sister’s tales were just comforting lies, especially because there’s nothing fantastic about her own life—permanently disabled and in constant pain from childhood polio.

In 1909, after a two-year absence, Od reappears with a suitcase supposedly full of weapons and a promise to rescue Tru from the monsters on their way to attack her. But it’s Od who seems haunted by something. And when the sisters’ search for their mother leads them to a face-off with the Leeds Devil, a nightmarish beast that’s wreaking havoc in the Mid-Atlantic states, Tru discovers the peculiar possibility that she and her sister—despite their dark pasts and ordinary appearances—might, indeed, have magic after all.

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Kate Says 

This book looks really interesting (if slightly out of focus? Or maybe that’s just me) and I love the two girls, one with the ax, and the branches around them. Basically, all of the elements on this cover win with me.

Kristina Says 

I love everything about this cover and want to read this.

Into the Bright Unknown (The Gold Seer Trilogy #3) by Rae Carson

Expected publication: October 10th 2017 by Greenwillow Books

Source: Goodreads

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Walk on Earth a Stranger (... Like a River Glorious (The ...

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The stunning conclusion to Rae Carson’s New York Times–bestselling Gold Seer trilogy, which Publishers Weekly in a starred review called “Simply terrific.” A historical fantasy brimming with magic, romance, and adventure—perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo, Sarah Maas, and Westworld.

Leah Westfall, her fiancé Jefferson, and her friends have become rich in the California Territory, thanks to Lee’s magical ability to sense precious gold. But their fortune has made them a target, and when a dangerous billionaire sets out to destroy them, Lee and her friends decide they’ve had enough—they will fight back with all their power and talents. Lee’s magic is continuing to strengthen and grow, but someone is on to her—someone who might have a bit of magic herself. The stakes are higher than ever as Lee and her friends hatch a daring scheme that could alter the California landscape forever. With a distinctive young heroine and a unique interpretation of American history, Into the Bright Unknown strikes a rich vein of romance, magic, and adventure, bringing the Gold Seer Trilogy to its epic conclusion. Includes a map and an author’s note.

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Kate Says 

I’m guessing in person this title will be easier to read, but it is really hard to see as is.

Kristina Says 

The font is a bit hard to read with the dark background.

Grave Ransom (Alex Craft #5) by Kalayna Price

Expected publication: July 31st 2017 by Penguin Books

Source: Goodreads

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Grave Witch (Alex Craft, #1) Grave Dance (Alex Craft, #2) Grave Memory (Alex Craft, #3) Grave Visions (Alex Craft, #4)

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In the thrilling new novel from USA Today bestselling author Kalayna Price, Alex Craft comes face-to-face with the walking dead….

Grave witch Alex Craft is no stranger to the dead talking. She raises shades, works with ghosts, and is dating Death himself. But the dead walking? That’s not supposed to happen. And yet reanimated corpses are committing crimes across Nekros City.

Alex’s investigation leads her deep into a web of sinister magic. When Briar Darque of the Magical Crimes Investigation Bureau gets involved, Alex finds herself with an unexpected ally of sorts. But as the dead continue to rise and wreak havoc on the living, can she get to the soul of the matter in time?

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Kate Says 

Nothing screams unique or original, and I don’t get what’s going on with her hair.

Kristina Says 

Nice classic UF cover.

Flame in the Dark (Soulwood #3) by Faith Hunter

Expected publication: December 5th 2017

Source: Author’s Website

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Blood of the Earth (Soulwoo... Curse on the Land (Soulwood...

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Set in the same world as Faith Hunter’s New York Times bestselling Jane Yellowrock novels, the third, thrilling Soulwood novel stars Nell Ingram, who draws her powers from deep within the earth.

Nell Ingram has always known she was different. Since she was a child, she’s been able to feel and channel ancient powers from deep within the earth. When she met Jane Yellowrock, her entire life changed, and she was recruited into PsyLED—the Homeland Security division that polices paranormals. But now her newly formed unit is about to take on its toughest case yet.

A powerful senator barely survives an assassination attempt that leaves many others dead—and the house he was visiting burns to the ground. Invisible to security cameras, the assassin literally disappears, and Nell’s team is called in. As they track a killer they know is more—or less—than human, they unravel a web of dark intrigue and malevolent motives that tests them to their limits and beyond.

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Kate Says 

Love this – it totally fits in the series and I love how the fire is coming out of her hand.

Kristina Says 

I love all of the fall colors floating around her.

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