Cover Art Coverage: 5 New Titles!

November 15, 2017 Cover Art Coverage 0

 

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The Darkest Warrior (Lords of the Underworld #14) by Gena Showalter

Expected publication: June 26th 2018 by Harlequin HQN

Source: Goodreads

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A searing Lords of the Underworld tale by New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter, featuring a beastly prince and the wife he will wage war to keep.

He is ice…

Puck the Undefeated, host of the demon of Indifference, cannot experience emotion without punishment, so he allows himself to feel nothing. Until her. According to ancient prophecy, she is the key to avenging his past, saving his realm, and ruling as king. All he must do? Steal her from the man she loves—and marry her.

She is fire…

Gillian Shaw has suffered many tragedies in her too-short life, but nothing could have prepared the fragile human for her transition into immortality. To survive, she must wed a horned monster who both intrigues and frightens her…and become the warrior queen she was born to be.

Together they burn.

As a rising sense of possession and obsession overtake Puck, so does insatiable lust. The more he learns about his clever, resourceful wife, the more he craves her. And the more time Gillian spends with her protective husband, the more she aches for him. But the prophecy also predicts an unhappily ever after. Can Puck defeat fate itself to keep the woman who brought his deadened heart back to life? Or will they succumb to destiny, losing each other…and everything they’ve been fighting for?

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Kim Says 

I usually hate the ghostly farts, but I love the way the smoke monster’s head and hands match up with the cover model’s. And I really dig the fierce look.

James Says 

It may be a nicely done cover, but at the end of the day it still has a shirtless guy on it.

Ocean Light (Psy-Changeling Tinity #2) by Nalini Singh

Expected publication: June 12th 2018 by Berkley

Source: Goodreads

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New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh dives beneath the surface of her Psy-Changeling world into a story of passionate devotion and selfless love…

Security specialist Bowen Knight has come back from the dead. But there’s a ticking time bomb in his head: a chip implanted to block telepathic interference that could fail at any moment—taking his brain along with it. With no time to waste, he should be back on land helping the Human Alliance. Instead, he’s at the bottom of the ocean, consumed with an enigmatic changeling…

Kaia Luna may have traded in science for being a chef, but she won’t hide the facts of Bo’s condition from him or herself. She’s suffered too much loss in her life to fall prey to the dangerous charm of a human who is a dead man walking. And she carries a devastating secret Bo could never imagine…

But when Kaia is taken by those who mean her deadly harm, all bets are off. Bo will do anything to get her back—even if it means striking a devil’s bargain and giving up his mind to the enemy…

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Kim Says 

This cover is just a big golden blur. It could be any romance novel set in Venice. It could be historical, or contemporary, who knows? Certainly not me.

James Says 

Monochromatic, faded out photoshopped images, and a cityscape.

Keep Me Close (The Brothers Salem #1) by Elizabeth Cole

Published October 24th 2017 by SkySpark Books

Source: Goodreads

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Hunt demons for thrills, then Netflix and chill.

Dominic Salem is many things: professional ghost hunter, curse breaker, and demon slayer to name a few. If there’s one thing he’s learned, it’s never pick up hitchhikers. Something odd about this one made him stop. No doubt he’ll regret it.

Lavinia “Vinny” Wake doesn’t exactly trust her smoking hot ride, but her nightmares have her all messed up. The only thing she has faith in is her art. Life on her own is lonely, but at least no one can break her heart.

Dom can tell Vinny’s nightmares aren’t just dreams–they’re way worse. Something or someone is drawing her into its trap. Turns out, though, Vinny’s life isn’t the only thing at stake. Her soul is on the line, too. No pressure.

The debut novel in The Brother Salem, a new contemporary paranormal romance series where a trio of demon hunters–armed with spells and snark–are on a mission to slay some demons, break some curses, and get their girls. Unless the girls get them first.

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Kim Says 

I don’t hate it, but the pose isn’t sitting quite right with me. Is she super short or is he super tall? Is that his arm holding her, or are her arms crossed holding herself?

James Says 

I’m surprised I like this one. First off, everyone is clothed and not in anything sexy, and that just amazes me. Second, the pose isn’t overly sexy either, it’s more romantic, and that is also rare on these covers. And finally, it isn’t horrible photoshop, it’s actually been done well.

Hooked on a Phoenix (Phoenix Brothers #1) by Ashlyn Chase

Expected publication: March 6th 2018 by Sourcebooks Casablanca

Source: Goodreads

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LOCKED IN A BANK VAULT TOGETHER…
THEY MIGHT REDEFINE THE MEANING OF ‘SAFE’ SEX

Misty Carlisle works as a bank teller in Boston’s financial district. She’s had more rotten luck in her life than most, except when her childhood crush shows up to cash his paycheck. Then her heart races and her mouth goes dry.

Gabe Fierro is a firefighter―and a phoenix. Like his brothers, his biggest challenge is finding a woman open-minded enough to accept a shapeshifter into her life. When his boyhood friend asks him to watch over his little sister Misty, he reluctantly agrees. But when the bank where she works gets held up, Gabe does everything he can to protect her. The two of them end up locked in the bank’s vault…where things get steamier than either of them ever imagined.

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Kim Says 

This has the quite punny title I enjoy, and I like the swirly fire in the background.

James Says 

A bare chested guy with half his head cut off, didn’t this person take a basic photography class.

Heart of Thorns (Heart of Thorns #1) by Bree Barton

Expected publication: July 31st 2018 by Katherine Tegen Books

Source: Goodreads

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In the ancient river kingdom, touch is a battlefield, bodies the instruments of war. Seventeen-year-old Mia Rose has pledged her life to hunting Gwyrach: women who can manipulate flesh, bones, breath, and blood.

Not women. Demons. The same demons who killed her mother without a single scratch.

But when Mia’s father suddenly announces her marriage to the prince, she is forced to trade in her knives and trousers for a sumptuous silk gown. Only after the wedding goes disastrously wrong does she discover she has dark, forbidden magic—the very magic she has sworn to destroy.

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Kim Says 

That thorn font is a disaster, and there isn’t enough contrast between the thorns and the white to make it effective. There’s cool symbols going on back there, maybe, but they’re just as blurry as the rest of it.

James Says 

There’s nothing here, just thorns and a name, along with something faded out in the background.

 

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