Thursday, March 4, 2010

And the Name of Shifter Two is...

Part fugitive, part hero, fifteen-year-old Nya is barely staying ahead of the Duke of Baseer’s trackers. Wanted for a crime she didn’t mean to commit, she risks capture to protect every Taker she can find, determined to prevent the Duke from using them in his fiendish experiments. But resolve isn’t enough to protect any of them, and Nya soon realizes that the only way to keep them all out of the Duke’s clutches is to flee Geveg. Unfortunately, the Duke’s best tracker has other ideas.

Nya finds herself trapped in the last place she ever wanted to be, forced to trust the last people she ever thought she could. More is at stake than just the people of Geveg, and the closer she gets to uncovering the Duke’s plan, the more she discovers how critical she is to his victory. To save Geveg, she just might have to save Baseer -- if she doesn’t destroy it first.

This cover is near and dear to my heart, because I got to do something very few authors ever get to.

I designed my own cover. There's a full breakdown of the story over on the writing blog for those who want to know the nitty gritty behind it. There are also samples of the covers I mocked up to give to my editor. (I'd re-post here, but it always seem so silly to say the same thing on both blogs since a lot of folks read both).

I'm really excited about it, and can't wait to see the galley proofs. Since the cover is ready, I'm hoping they're full ARCs like The Shifter was, because those look like real live books. Somehow that makes it feel all the more real. And I get to squeeze them to my chest and jump up and down squealing in glee.

Yeah, I'm a goof.

15 comments:

  1. The cover is beautiful!!! I can't wait until the book comes out :)

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  2. Lovely! Can't wait for its release.

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  3. I cannot wait to read this book!! The cover is gorgeous! I loved The Shifter and if this is even half as good I will love it too!

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  4. That cover is gorgeous! Can't wait to read it. :)

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  5. Thanks all! My hubby has it on his cell phone and I kept showing to everyone, LOL.

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  6. What a great cover. I think I've mentioned it before but I wanted to read your first book on the cover alone. Can't wait to read this one too.

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  7. Thanks! I hear that fairly often, actually. My husband's boss was reading it by the pool one day, a she said kids were coming over to ask her what she was reading because the cover looked so cool. The design team really knew what they were doing on that one.

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  8. Gorgeous cover!

    Is it bad that I want nothing to do with my cover if I ever get published? Does that make me a horrible graphic designer?

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  9. Thanks, and no, not at all :) You design all day for work, so let someone else do it for your book. Spend your time writing instead.

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  10. It's gunna be so epic to read it I can't wait!! Can I ask when it finally comes out?

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  11. October 5, 2010 is the release date. Though there will be three contests to win advanced copies on my other blog starting in July. http://storyflip.blogspot.com/

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  12. Brian M

    I just can't wait for it to come out! The first book was so great! Keep on writing books! One of the best books ever!

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  13. Emily H

    OMG!!! I can't wait for the book to come out! The cover looks stunning; great work! Your first book was awesome. I just finished reading it. :) Once again, can't wait for the second book to come out!!

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  14. Incredibly entertaining adventure book that takes you to a completely different world that will amaze your imagination.

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