Cover Art Coverage: 11 New Titles!

January 31, 2018 Cover Art Coverage 0

 

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The Dragon’s Hunt (Sisters in Sin, #3) by Jane Kindred

The Dragon's Hunt (Sisters in Sin #3)

Published December 1, 2017 by Harelquin Nocturne

Source: Goodreads

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Waking the Serpent (Sisters... Bewitching the Dragon (Sist...

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Awakening the dragon

By day, Leo Stršm works as an assistant in a tattoo parlor. By night… Well, he isn’t quite sure what happens at night. He just knows that it’s best if he restrains himself.

Ink is more than just superficial decoration to Rhea Carlisle. Her ability to read her clients’ souls in their tattoos gives her work its special magic—and it allows her to see that there’s more to Leo than his brilliant blue eyes.

The passion that kindles between them might be Leo’s salvation. Or it might be the end of the world…

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Kate Says 

The weird flame thing at first looked like the model was wearing a cloak and was pretty distracting for me.

Rebecca Says 

As shirtless covers go, this one is pretty interesting. I like the scaley background andthe flames that turn into a dragon. However I’m super distracted by the fact that the head obviously doesn’t fit the model’s body.

Blood Fury (Black Dagger Legacy, #3) by J.R. Ward

Blood Fury (Black Dagger Legacy, #3)

Published January 9th 2018 by Ballantine Books

Source: Goodreads

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Blood Kiss (Black Dagger Le... Blood Vow (Black Dagger Leg...

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A vampire aristocrat, Peyton is well aware of his duty to his bloodline: mate with an appropriate female of his class and carry on his family’s traditions. And he thought he’d found his perfect match—until she fell in love with someone else. Yet when his split-second decision in a battle with the enemy endangers the life of another trainee, Peyton has to face the idea that his future, and his heart, actually lie with another.

Novo, as a female in the Black Dagger Brotherhood’s training program, feels like she has to prove herself to everybody—and she has no interest in being distracted by falling in love. But when Peyton proves to be so much more than a rich playboy, she is forced to confront the tragedy that has broken her soul and closed her off from love.

As the two grapple with Novo’s past and Peyton’s present, another couple must contend with an erotic connection that is unparalleled—and potentially scandalous.

Saxton, who has had his heart broken, discovers in himself a deep-seated attraction to Ruhn, a new member of the household. But will the other male explore the connection? Or will he close his mind and his heart to what could be true love . . . and cost Saxton everything?

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Kate Says 

So boring! And I hate how half the face is in shadow. It makes it even more difficult to see his face, which in turn gives it big blobs of black which is even more boring than a whole face!

Rebecca Says 

Sigh, boring. The only interesting part of this cover is the guy’s eyes but it’s not even a head-on gaze. Also the fog around the armpits just makes me think of stink lines.

Shadow’s Bane (Dorina Basarab, # 4) by Karen Chance

Expected publication: August 7th 2018 by Berkeley

Source: Goodreads

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Midnight's Daughter (Dorina... Death's Mistress (Dorina Ba... Fury's Kiss (Dorina Basarab...

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Half-human, half-vampire Dorina Basarab is back–and facing her biggest challenge yet in the next urban fantasy in the New York Times bestselling series.

Dorina Basarab is a dhampir–half-human, half-vampire. As one of the Vampire Senate’s newest members, Dory already has a lot on her plate. But then a relative of one of Dory’s fey friends goes missing. They fear he’s been sold to a slaver who arranges fights–sometimes to the death–between different types of fey.

As Dory investigates, she and her friends learn the slavers are into something much bigger than a fight club. With the Vampire Senate gearing up for war with Faerie, it’ll take everything she has to defeat the slavers–and deal with the entirely too attractive master vampire Louis-Cesare….

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Kate Says 

I am really excited for this book, and this cover rocks. I like how the model is fully clothed and not in some strange position.

Rebecca Says 

I like this one! The model looks powerful and focused. I also like the yellow tones in the background.

X-Ops Exposed by Paige Tyler

X-Ops Exposed

Expected publication: April 3rd 2018 by Sourcebooks Casablanca

Source: Goodreads

Covers in Series

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No Author Comment Available.

Kate Says 

Well, as Rebecca says it makes it pretty obvious what exactly to expect, which is good! It just happens to look like so many other paranormal romance covers that it isn’t very exciting.

Rebecca Says 

I mean…handsome dude, red-orange colours, and lion in the background — it tells me exactly what to expect from a paranormal romance novel.

The Texas Shifter’s Mate by Karen Whiddon

The Texas Shifter's Mate

Published January 2nd 2018 by Harlequin Nocturne

Source: Goodreads

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When Zach Cantrell’s mermaid sister disappears, he goes looking for answers. What he finds instead is Shayla Dover, a mermaid princess moonlighting as a paranormal investigator. Even for a mermaid, she’s mesmerizingly gorgeous… Not that it should matter to Zach. His marriage has already been arranged. Shayla has her own reasons to keep her distance from this sexy shifter.But, after an attack on Shayla’s life, their undeniable attraction quickly grows into something much deeper. Soon they find themselves pitted in a race against time amid a sea of lies, betrayal and an enemy that threatens them both…

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Kate Says 

I don’t love the eye makeup on the lady, and overall this just looks awkward and weird.

Rebecca Says 

I don’t really get this, I’m not sure if the yellow is supposed to be a reflection of a moon, or the sun, or some sort of flower. It’s an arty cover but not in a good way.

Fury (Menagerie, #3) by Rachel Vincent

Fury (Menagerie #3)

Expected publication: August 28th 2018 by Harlequin MIRA

Source: Goodreads

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Menagerie (Menagerie, #1) Spectacle (Menagerie, #2)

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Magic, fate and hope collide in the stunning conclusion of New York Times bestselling author Rachel Vincent’s acclaimed Menagerie trilogy…

1986: Rebecca Essig leaves a slumber party early but comes home to a massacre—committed by her own parents. Only one of her siblings has survived. But as the tragic event unfolds, she begins to realize that other than a small army of six-year-olds, she is among very few survivors of a nationwide slaughter.

The Reaping has begun.

Present day: Pregnant and on the run with a small band of compatriots, Delilah Marlow is determined to bring her baby into the world safely and secretly. But she isn’t used to sitting back while others suffer, and she’s desperate to reunite Zyanya, the cheetah shifter, with her brother and children. To find a way for Lenore the siren to see her husband. To find Rommily’s missing Oracle sisters. To unify this adopted family of fellow cryptids she came to love and rely on in captivity.

But Delilah is about to discover that her role in the human versus cryptid war is destined to be much larger—and more dangerous—than she ever could have imagined.

Weaving together past and present in this heartbreaking tale of sacrifice and self-discovery, Fury is the deeply moving finale to a series that readers won’t soon forget.

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Kate Says 

This cover is really pretty, I love the colors and how it draws the eye.

Rebecca Says 

Love the wings and the iridescent colours! It looks fantastical and gorgeous.

Bright We Burn (The Conqueror’s Saga, #3) by Kiersten White

Bright We Burn (The Conqueror's Saga, #3)

Expected publication: July 10th 2018 by Delacorte

Source: Goodreads

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And I Darken (The Conqueror... Now I Rise (The Conqueror's...

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Haunted by the sacrifices he made in Constantinople, Radu is called back to the new capital. Mehmed is building an empire, becoming the sultan his people need. But Mehmed has a secret: as emperor, he is more powerful than ever . . . and desperately lonely. Does this mean Radu can finally have more with Mehmed . . . and would he even want it?

Lada’s rule of absolute justice has created a Wallachia free of crime. But Lada won’t rest until everyone knows that her country’s borders are inviolable. Determined to send a message of defiance, she has the bodies of Mehmed’s peace envoy delivered to him, leaving Radu and Mehmed with no choice. If Lada is allowed to continue, only death will prosper. They must go to war against the girl prince.

But Mehmed knows that he loves her. He understands her. She must lose to him so he can keep her safe. Radu alone fears that they are underestimating his sister’s indomitable will. Only by destroying everything that came before–including her relationships–can Lada truly build the country she wants.

Claim the throne. Demand the crown. Rule the world.

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Kate Says 

This is really creative and different, but it fits with the series. I really love the pomogranate and the colors.

Rebecca Says 

Yes! I love the exploding pomergrante and the bright arrow. Immediately it makes me think of several Greek myths.

Hell’s Bell (Lizzie Grace, #2) by Keri Arthur

Hell's Bell (Lizzie Grace, #2)

Published January 23rd 2018 by KA Publishing

Source: Goodreads

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Blood Kissed (Lizzie Grace,...

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When the church bell tolls thrice in the middle of the night, evil this way comes…

Lizzie Grace and Belle Kent, her witch familiar, are living and working on the Faelan Werewolf Reservation—one that has banned the use of magic within its borders. Although they have their supporters—including ranger Aiden O’Connor, who once hated all things witch—Lizzie and Belle now face possible eviction.

But the Faelan Reservation is a place filled with wild magic which—when left unprotected—quickly becomes a draw to those who walk the darker paths. As Christmas approaches, a new evil comes to town—one that eats the souls of the living and animates the flesh of the dead.

As the body count grows and the trail of clues leads them to the doorstep of the local vampire, Lizzie, Belle, and Aiden must find the killer before death comes calling on them.

But the biggest threat of all may come in the form of a witch who sees through the veils of Lizzie’s carefully constructed lies and suspects the truth of who she really is…

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Kate Says 

Her hair is SO RED that it just looks terribly fake, and that’s all I can think about when I look at it.

Rebecca Says 

That hair is tragic. Remember when everyone made fun of Medusa’s hair from Marvel’s Inhumans tv show? It’s THAT.

Judgment Road (Torpedo Ink, #1) by Christine Feehan

Judgment Road (Torpedo Ink #1)

Published January 23rd 2018 by Piatkus Books

Source: Goodreads

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An outlaw motorcycle club sets up shop next door to Sea Haven in the dangerously sexy new series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan.

As the enforcer of the Torpedo Ink motorcycle club, Reaper lives for riding and fighting. He’s a stone-cold killer who turns his wrath on those who deserve it. Feelings are a weakness he can’t afford–until a gorgeous bartender gets under his skin…

Near Sea Haven, the small town of Caspar has given Anya Rafferty a new lease on life. And she’s desperate to hold on to her job at the biker bar, even if the scariest member of the club seems to have it out for her. But Reaper’s imposing presence and smoldering looks just ratchet up the heat.

Anya’s touch is everything Reaper doesn’t want–and it brands him to the bone. But when her secrets catch up to her, Reaper will have to choose between Anya and his club–his heart and his soul.

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Kate Says 

Definitely gives off the right idea that this is a motorcycle club romance. Nothing paranormal, but having read this book I can attest the cover fits the story.

Rebecca Says 

Yup, definitely getting the outlaw motorcycle vibe from the cover. The downside is that the font placement makes it seems like the author name is more important than the novel’s title.

Guardian’s Bond (Ancient Ink, #1) by Rhenna Morgan

Guardian's Bond

Expected publication: March 12th 2018 by Carina Press

Source: Goodreads

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For decades, he’s been alone.
Now, she’s here. His fated mate.
His to win. To protect.
To provide for and pleasure.

Priest Rahandras has lived with the darkness trapped inside himself for years. Betrayed by his own brother and forced to watch his clan’s brutal annihilation, the only thing Priest wants more than to escape the curse that haunts him—as both man and beast—is to rebuild.

Until the mate he’s longed for walks into his life with an elder from his past. She’s everything he’s wished for, and the key to the clan’s very survival.

Kateri Falsen is a woman of logic and facts. While Priest’s cat can sense her arousal, telling her they’re fated won’t be enough. He’ll have to show her his love: with his words, with his actions, and with his body.

Protecting Kateri from the evil trapped inside him is paramount. But when lost clan members are systematically murdered, he’ll have to choose between exposing his mate to his black magic, or risking her as the next victim.

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Kate Says 

I really don’t like this – the claw marks are so overdone.

Rebecca Says 

I like that this cover is in black and white, it makes the model look super striking. But…are the tears are supposed to be claw marks?

Dearest Ivie (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #15.5) by J.R. Ward

Dearest Ivie (Black Dagger Brotherhood, #15.5)

Expected publication: March 13th 2018 by Ballantine Books

Source: Goodreads

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Dark Lover (Black Dagger Br... Lover Eternal (Black Dagger... Lover Awakened (Black Dagge... Lover Revealed (Black Dagge... Lover Unbound (Black Dagger... Lover Enshrined (Black Dagg... Lover Avenged (Black Dagger... Lover Mine (Black Dagger Br... Lover Unleashed (Black Dagg... Lover Reborn (Black Dagger ... Lover at Last (Black Dagger... The King (Black Dagger Brot... The Shadows (Black Dagger B... The Beast (Black Dagger Bro... The Chosen (Black Dagger Br...

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In an exclusive ebook novella set in the world of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, #1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward tells the story of a fiery couple . . . doomed by an undeniable passion.
 
Features a special preview of J. R. Ward’s upcoming Black Dagger Brotherhood novel, The Thief!

The last place Ivie expects to be approached by a devastatingly handsome male is in a crowded, smoky cigar bar rarely frequented by vampires—yet here he stands. Silas is flirtatious, gallant, and, above all, mysterious. Ivie is anything but. A nurse at the healer’s clinic and the daughter of a biker, Ivie is accustomed to speaking her mind. So she does. Since aristocrats rarely pick up females of her class, Ivie asks Silas just what kind of game he thinks he’s playing.

Despite her guarded exterior, Ivie surrenders to the fierce desire she feels for Silas. And yet, just as their courtship is heating up, he reveals that it cannot last, for he is bound to return to the Old Country. Their bond only deepens as they make the most of their precious time together. But when she learns the truth, Ivie must find a saving grace—before all is lost. . . .

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Kate Says 

Like the other Black Dagger book this week, this is also a blah cover that really conveys nothing about the book, except there is a man in it.

Rebecca Says 

Ugh, also just a boring dude staring at me. There’s no hint of anything paranormal.

And our picks for Best & Worst covers of the week…

Best

Fury (Menagerie #3)Bright We Burn (The Conqueror's Saga, #3)

Worst

Hell's Bell (Lizzie Grace, #2)Hell's Bell (Lizzie Grace, #2)


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