July 26, 2011

Cover Coveting(16)

All cover art is not final!

There is some author gossip out there, but right now I don’t have the time to sift threw it so I’ll try to get it up either Friday or Saturdays.  I’m entering the land of No Signal again so this will be my last post for a little while.  I will be posting over at DDLF, which will be a recap of my fav—and one worst—cover art for the week on Thursday.


New Spring by Robert Jordan

Get the book: New Spring (A Wheel of Time Prequel Novel)

Source:  Only the Best Sci/Fi and Fantasy

Shera’s Thoughts:  It’s weird I love it, but there’s something I just don’t like.  It’s kind of how I feel about all the covers for this series.  This is the Ebook version. 

 NewSpring_ebook_JasonChan

Author’s Thoughts: N/A

Print Copy:
New Spring (A Wheel of Time Prequel Novel)

Title Author

Get the book: Deadhouse Gates (The Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 2)

Source:  Only the Best Sci/Fi and Fantasy

Shera’s Thoughts:  This is a limited edition, of a printed copy or ebook I’m not sure.  This is so awesome!!  The old cover never captured my attention, this cover makes me want to start the series.

 Deadhouse Gates limited

Author’s Thoughts: N/A

Previous Books:
Deadhouse Gates (The Malazan Book of the Fallen, Book 2)

Ashes of Candesce by Karl Schroeder

Get the book: Ashes of Candesce: Book Five of Virga

Source:  Between Two Books

Shera’s Thoughts:  This is my favorite cover for the series yet.  It has more of a Epic Fantasy feeling then the other covers. 

Karl Schroeder - Ashes of Candesce

Author’s Thoughts: N/A

Previous Books:

Pirate Sun (Virga)The Sunless Countries: Book Four of VirgaSun of Suns: Book One of Virga (Virga 1)

Percepliquis by Michael J. Sullivan

Get the book: N/A

Source:  Dark Wolf’s Fantasy Reviews

Shera’s Thoughts:  Had no idea that the author actaully designed his covers before Orbit picked them up.  Very cool of him, and he did a nice job.  However that doesn’t mean that I like them.  This one has to be the worst entry to them.

(Looking at this kind of makes me queasy.)Percepliquis

Author’s Thoughts: N/A

Previous Books:

The Crown Conspiracy: The Riyria RevelationsAvempartha (The Riyria Revelations, Vol. 2) Necessary Heartbreak: A Novel of Faith and Forgiveness The Emerald Storm (The Riyria Revelations, Vol. 4)Wintertide (The Riyria Revelations, Vol. 5)

Orbit covers (2 books in one):

Theft of Swords (Riyria Revelations)Rise of Empire (Riyria Revelations)Heir of Novron (Riyria Revelations)

Immortal Defender by Lisa Hendrix

Get the book: N/A

Source: Wicked Scribes 

Shera’s Thoughts:  These covers are awesome!! Now they’re hot and creative. Love how each book has a shadow or water mark of an animal artfully incorporated.  Plus, the man candy doesn’t look too tacky.

immortaldefender

Author’s Thoughts: N/A

Previous Books:

Immortal WarriorImmortal Outlaw (Immortal Brotherhood)Immortal Champion (Immortal Brotherhood)

Bound Desire by Jaymie Holland

Get the book: N/A

Source: Wicked Scribes 

Shera’s Thoughts:  I appreciate what they’re trying to do.  Instead of putting the tiger faded into the background, I like that they’re trying to blend it in to his back.  However, it needs some major work.  The photoshop job is just to tacky.

bounddesire

Author’s Thoughts: N/A

Previous Books:
N/A

Acquainted With the Night by Piper Maitland

Get the book: Acquainted With the Night

Source:  Wicked Scribes 

Shera’s Thoughts:  Has the feel of the early Karen Mary Moning books with random street shots.  It’s all right.

withthenight

Author’s Thoughts: N/A

Previous Books:
N/A

Hold Me if You Can by Stephanie Rowe

Get the book: Hold Me If You Can

Source:  Wicked Scribes 

Shera’s Thoughts:  The covers for these books are so cool (excluding book 1). One of the few PNR series that I can honestly say that I love the covers. Plus the title is so sassy and I love the H.

holdmeifyoucan

Author’s Thoughts: N/A

Previous Books:

Kiss at Your Own RiskTouch If You Dare

Bedeviled by Sable Grace

Get the book: Bedeviled: A Dark Breed Novel (Dark Breed Novels)

Source:  Wicked Scribes 

Shera’s Thoughts:  Such a huge improvement from the last cover.  My complaint is the location of the authors name and title.  It’s too high up on the book and I don’t like the squished look going on.

bedeviled

Author’s Thoughts: N/A

Previous Books:

Ascension: A Dark Breed Novel

Oracle's Moon by Thea Harrison

Get the book: Oracle's Moon (A Novel of the Elder Races)

Source:  Wicked Scribes 

Shera’s Thoughts:  I’ve said the other covers are terrible numerous times.  This one is just lazy.  Really at least the other covers were trying. 

oracleofthemoon

Author’s Thoughts: N/A

Previous Books:

Dragon Bound (A Novel of the Elder Races)Storm's Heart (A Novel of the Elder Races)Serpent's Kiss (A Novel of the Elder Races)

Kiss of Frost by Jennifer Estep

Get the book: Kiss of Frost

Source:  ATUF 

Shera’s Thoughts:  Love this!! I think I’d like it more if they wouldn’t have put so much makeup on her.  The frost clinging to her is beautiful and I love that the gargoyle is still there.

Kiss-of-Frost

Author’s Thoughts: N/A

“I think this cover is absolutely gorgeous. I love her pose, the snow, the sword in the title, and the little gargoyle on the left.” – Jennifer Estep
Previous Books:
Touch of Frost (Mythos Academy)

Magic Under Stone by Jaclyn Dolamore

Get the book: Magic Under Stone

Source:  ATUF 

Shera’s Thoughts:  Again love the art style, still not really anything to rant about.

magicunderstone

Author’s Thoughts: N/A

“And how about that cover! Same model as Magic Under Glass (v. 2.0)… I adore it.” – Jaclyn Dolamore
Previous Books:
Magic Under Glass

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Get the book: Shatter Me

Source:  ATUF 

Shera’s Thoughts:  Another big puffy prom dress, but let’s be honest we all love the prom dresses.  Love how the typography is slashed and the line through the “My Touch is Lethal”.  Plus, the background behind her looks white spattered, it looks wonderful with the split background.

shatterme

Author’s Thoughts: N/A

Previous Books:
Shatter Me

Fracture by Megan Miranda

Get the book: Fracture

Source:  ATUF 

Shera’s Thoughts:  Love how her reflection is up in the forest instead of down in the water.  Well I guess it’s in the water, but I love how it’s reversed.

Fracturecover

Author’s Thoughts: N/A

“So, there is a cover! And I love, love, LOVE it.” – Megan Miranda
Previous Books:
N/A

Hollow Pike by James Dawson

Get the book: N/A

Source:  ATUF 

Shera’s Thoughts:  Love, love, love it!!! Her hair turning into birds is clever!  Plus I love how the main colors purple and black are used in about three shades each.  It just makes the contrast all the more dazzling.

Hollow-Pike-version-1

Author’s Thoughts: N/A

“OH HAI. I am thrilled/proud/giddy to unveil the stunning cover for my debut YA novel… I hope you love it as much as I do! You’ll have to imagine the gorgeous shiny foil lettering, trees and birds until later in the year!” – James Dawson
Previous Books:
N/A

The Demon Lover by Juliet Dark

Get the book: The Demon Lover: A Novel

Source:  ATUF 

Shera’s Thoughts:  This has a very YA feel to it, as this pose and look is really popular for them right now. Notice the birds too, which have also become common background elements.  Still I love it.  The use of space and the shades of blues and contrast is just stunning. 

Maybe I’ll get tired of seeing this kind of cover, but not yet.

the-demon-lover

Author’s Thoughts: N/A

Previous Books:
N/A

5 comments:

Mariya said...

wow. you really got some good ones. And YAH! I see the fourth cover in the Elder Races series =DDDDD

kimyunalesca said...

Hi Shera! Congratulations! you just won 6 awards claim it here ^_^

http://kimyunalesca.blogspot.com/2011/07/you-deserve-these.html

Shera (Book Whispers) said...

Mariya: Glad the Elder Races cover made your day!!

These really are quite the goodies.

kimyunalesca: Thanks for the awards!! Congrats you're self for getting all of those. ^_-

Under the Covers said...

These are some really nice covers! As much as I love the man candy ones I adore the Ashes of Candesce cover, it is so beautiful! I haven't heard of that series but I want to start just as an excuse to have it on my shelf!

Suzanne

Shera (Book Whispers) said...

Sometimes the man candy can't win out. ^_-