Thursday, January 6, 2011

Passion (Fallen #3) by Lauren Kate Cover Reveal!

Before Luce and Daniel met at Sword & Cross and fought immortals at Shoreline, they lived many lives. . . .

I am so excited for this book! I still think Torment is my favorite cover out of the three books but I really like how there is more color in this one. It's kind of like things are clearing from blues and black and white to more color as the story progresses because things are becoming clearer. We get to see a little more of Luce's face too which symbolizes (at least to me) that we get to discover more of who she really is and her significance in the story. There isn't much of a synopsis available yet but this is what Lauren Kate had to say about it on her website (found here)...
When I started writing Passion, I knew the series was bursting into some very exciting uncharted territory. This chase backwards through time, with each chapter set in a different country and a different century across five thousand years is undoubtedly the most romantic, most intense, most…passionate book I’ve ever written–and I think you’ll agree it has the cover to match. I love the dramatic bursts of color, the intensity and desolation of the backdrop, and of course, the dress. It’s also the perfect book to show just a hint of Luce’s face. I am counting down the days until I can share the book with you, but in the meantime, I hope you love the cover as much as I do.
I love that we finally get to see Luce and Daniel's past first hand and that we'll get some of our questions from the previous two books answered. 

Passion (Fallen #3) is set to be released June 14, 2011!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Abyss (Timeless #3) by Laura Kreitzer Cover Reveal!


Gabriella is falling to pieces. The aftermath of the Soul Stalker’s death weighs heavily on her shoulders. Andrew tries everything he can to help her fight off the new demon inside her, the one who wants to cause chaos and commit murder. When symbols begin to ink her skin they realize there is something greater going on in Gabriella’s soul. A war. But there is another war waging in the Angelic world. Angels are being picked off one-by-one. Gabriella is faced with the dilemma of picking a side. Phantoms entice her with a new life while the Empyrean Guard offer a heavenly death. Our heroine has another idea, though. She seeks The Fallen in the Abyss.

Shadows are Illuminated, an army is formed, and a surprise appearance by someone thought dead helps Gabriella fight the darkness inside. There can’t be shadows without light, but the two together collide in the explosive third installment of the Timeless Series.

Isn't it gorgeous?! I love the bubbles and all the detail. Of course, all the Timeless covers are gorgeous. See for yourself...

I can't wait to read it!

Other fun stuff:
You can also go here for a chance to win a signed copy of Shadow of the Sun and Phantom Universe swag giveaway. The giveaway ends December 25, 2010 so enter soon!
Good luck!

Abyss (Timeless #3) will be available in stores March 31, 2011!

Monday, December 20, 2010

December Teaser for City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments #4) by Cassandra Clare

In case you missed it yesterday, Cassandra Clare posted the final teaser for City of Fallen Angels and man, oh man did she save the best for last!

December teaser for City of Fallen Angels. This is the LAST TEASER. Jace and Clary, midbook.

The alley and the music all fell away, and there was nothing but her and the rain and Jace, his hands on her. . . He made a noise of surprise, low in his throat, and dug his fingers into the thin fabric of her tights. Not unexpectedly, they ripped, and his wet fingers were suddenly on the bare skin of her legs. Not to be outdone, Clary slid her hands under the hem of his soaked shirt, and let her fingers explore what was underneath: the tight, hot skin over his ribs, the ridges of his abdomen, the scars on his back. This was uncharted territory for her, but it seemed to be driving him crazy: he was moaning softly against her mouth, kissing her harder and harder, as if it would never be enough, not quite enough —

Does it end there? Well, the scene doesn’t but the teaser does. That’s why they call ‘em teasers. Have a happy holidays!

 I must have read that teaser five times yesterday! 
To read all teasers from Cassandra Clare go to her teaser page.
Look for City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments #4) in stores April 5, 2011! 
Once City of Fallen Angels is released, the teasers for Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices #2) will begin until its release in August 2011.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments #4) by Cassandra Clare Cover Reveal and Excerpt

Isn't it fantastic?! Simon finally gets a cover and we get to see someone's face for once.  Clary's eyes are crazy and I love that she's wearing the Morgenstern ring.  If you are wondering why there are two people on the cover and why we get to see someone's face, Cassandra Clare had this to say...
"Why can you see the faces on the COFA cover?" and "Why are there two people on the COFA cover?"

Because City of Fallen Angels, City of Lost Souls and City of Heavenly Fire aren't simply continuations of City of Glass. They're a new trilogy, with a different feeling, and a new villain, and different challenges. That's why the titles are slightly differently composed — four words instead of three — and that's why this cover looks *slightly* different. It needed to be something that recalled the previous covers, but didn't look exactly like them, as that starts to give an old, stale feeling, as well as being misleading.

I specifically asked that we start showing character faces because I thought it would help differentiate TMI Cycle Two from the previous three. Also because, while there have been many lovely covers showing only parts of the characters' faces — it's a trend that started with the Gossip Girl covers — the trend was on its way out, and I didn't want the covers to look dated.

I understand there's a strong *everything should stay exactly the same!* feeling often — that change is bad, etc. etc — but do keep in mind one thing: the people who really have power over covers is bookstores. If Barnes and Noble hates your cover your publisher will take it back and change it. Even if it means pushing back publication. Bookstore opinions matter more than mine, more than my editor's - more than anyone's. And when S and S showed this cover to stores they said "Thank God you can see the faces; if you couldn't have, we really would have had a problem." So there's a good chance a cover that cut the faces off like the previous ones would have had to be changed anyway and might even have pushed the pub date back.

As for why there are two people, that, again, is part of showing that this is a new trilogy, that it really focuses around these characters as a team. To preserve continuity we had to start the two characters look on this book — without the Clary & Simon cover there would never be a Jace/Clary cover, an Isabelle and Alec cover, a cover, perhaps, with *all the characters .... * (Just throwing those out there, not promising anything!)

And yes. Clary's eyes have always been green. :)
Now for the excerpt...
Simon glanced toward the window. It was a brisk night, and the wind was blowing leaves across Second Avenue like handfuls of thrown confetti. There was a girl walking down the street, a girl in a tight belted trench coat, with long black hair that flew in the wind. People turned to watch her as she walked past. Simon had looked at girls like that before in the past, idly wondering where they were going, who they were meeting. Not guys like him, he knew that much.
Except this one was. The bell on the diner’s front door rang as the door opened, and Isabelle Lightwood came in. She smiled when she saw Simon, and came toward him, shrugging off her coat and draping it over the back of the chair before she sat down. Under the coat she was wearing one of what Clary called her “typical Isabelle outfits”: a tight short velvet dress, fishnet stockings, and boots. There was a knife stuck into the top of her left boot that Simon knew only he could see; still, everyone in the diner was watching as she sat down, flinging her hair back. Whatever she was wearing, Isabelle drew attention like a fireworks display.
Beautiful Isabelle Lightwood. When Simon had met her, he’d assumed she’d have no time for a guy like him. He’d turned out to be mostly right. Isabelle liked boys her parents disapproved of, and in her universe that meant Downworlders—faeries, werewolves, and vamps. That they’d been dating regularly for the past month or two amazed him, even if their relationship was limited mostly to infrequent meetings like this one. And even if he couldn’t help but wonder, if he’d never been changed into a vampire, if his whole life hadn’t been altered in that moment, would they be dating at all?
Such a big day for Simon!

You can find City of Fallen Angels (The Mortal Instruments #4) in stores April 5, 2011!!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Lily Collins is Cast as Clary for City of Bones Movie

Cassandra Clare announced via Twitter today that the role of Clary in the upcoming City of Bones movie will be played by Lily Collins.
Lily is best known for her role in The Blind Side.
I think she will make a great Clary and I can only hope our favorite choice for Jace (Alex Pettyfer) will be the next announcement!

Friday, December 3, 2010

The Dark Days of Supernatural Tour (HarperTeen)

Click on image to be taken to the Facebook page for more information and fun stuff.
Do you crave the dark world of paranormal romance, supernatural thrillers, and haunting mysteries? Discover five new books from acclaimed authors ELLEN SCHREIBER, CLAUDIA GRAY and KIMBERLY DERTING as well as from debut authors CYNTHIA HAND and COURTNEY ALLISON MOULTON—all on tour this winter! 
Friday, January 14, 2011
Ellen Schreiber and Cynthia Hand
Copperfield's Books - Petaluma, CA
4:00pm - 7:00pm

Saturday, January 15, 2011
Ellen Schreiber, Cynthia Hand, and Kimberly Derting
Borders - Redmond, WA
2:00pm - 5:00pm

Thursday, March 17, 2011
Claudia Gray, Courtney Allison Moulton, and Kimberly Derting
Barnes & Noble - Roseville, MN
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Friday, March 18, 2011
Claudia Gray, Courtney Allison Mouton, Kimberly Derting, and Ellen Schreiber
Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville, IL
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Saturday, March 19, 2011
Claudia Gray, Courtney Allison Moulton, and Kimberly Derting
Books & Books - Miami Beach, FL
7:00pm - 10:00pm

For the promotion of...
Afterlife (Evernight #4) by Claudia Gray
Desires of the Dead (The Body Finder #2) by Kimberly Derting
Cryptic Cravings (Vampire Kisses #8) and Once in a Full Moon (Full Moon #1) by Ellen Schreiber
Unearthly (Unearthly #1) by Cynthia Hand
Angelfire (Angelfire #1) by Courtney Allison Moulton

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Coming Soon: Original Sin (Personal Demons #2) by Lisa Desrochers

Luc Cain was born and raised in Hell, but he isn't feeling as demonic as usual lately--thanks to Frannie Cavanaugh and the unique power she never knew she had. But you can't desert Hell without consequences, and suddenly Frannie and Luc find themselves targeted by the same demons who used to be Luc's allies.

Left with few options, Frannie and Luc accept the protection of Heaven and one of its most powerful angels, Gabe. Unfortunately, Luc isn't the only one affected by Frannie, and it isn't long before Gabe realizes that being around her is too...tempting. Rather than risk his wings, he leaves Frannie and Luc under the protection of her recently acquired guardian angel.

Which would be fine, but Gabe is barely out the door before an assortment of demons appears--and they're not leaving without dragging Luc back to Hell with them. Hell won’t give up and Heaven won’t give in. Frannie's guardian exercises all the power he has to keep them away, but the demons are willing to hurt anyone close to Frannie in order to get what they want. It will take everything she has and then some to stay out of Hell's grasp.

And not everyone will get out of it alive. 

The Original Sin (Personal Demons #2) cover was revealed today!! I can't wait to read this book! I LOVED Personal Demons.  I'm so excited I can hardly stand it.

However, I am a little nervous about Luc being in the background smoldering with red eyes and Gabe's hand being on Frannie's arm... Not only that, but the "Is anyone above temptation?" bit--I have a feeling that's about Gabe.  I'm probably going to cry for Luc.  Maybe I can wait to read this after least until the third one comes out.  Who am I kidding?  How can I resist?!  It would appear that I am not above temptation either *hangs head in shame*

Lisa Desrochers is having another giveaway (which is just one of the many reasons we love her so much) but this time it's for an ARC of Original Sin!  Personally, I say that you don't enter so that my chances of winning are greater ;D  But I suppose if you're as excited as I am to read this book, maybe you should try your luck. 

You can enter the giveaway here.  You have many options to earn points (the max is 13) so get to it!

I would wish you luck but it might work against me ;)

Find Original Sin (Personal Demons #2) in stores July 5, 2011!