Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Cover Debut! Royal Street Cover Reveal & Contest

Yep, that nebulous book I've been teasing at for a long time is a big step closer to reality. Royal Street has a cover!

The artist for the cover is Cliff Nielsen, and I couldn't be more thrilled. He has done some great covers recently, including the Cassandra Clare Mortal Instruments series, the latest Chronicles of Narnia editions, and titles for authors such as Lisa DesRochers, Sara Beth Durst, and Devon Monk.

So...what do you think? Leave a comment, and you'll be entered for a drawing of a signed ARC cover flat. These are seriously limited--I only have two (the rest went on the ARCs, which haven't been sent out yet) and I'm keeping one for myself :-). The ARC cover may also differ slightly from the final in what author blurbs they choose to use, and in this version my character DJ has brown eyes--they're blue on the final cover. So, as my merman Rene Delachaise would say: "Limited edition, babe!"

I'll do the drawing on Saturday, August 27. Four entries possible, as usual: +1 for comment, +1 for blog follow, +1 for Twitter follow @Suzanne_Johnson, +1 for Tweet or Retweet. Spread the love!

49 comments:

  1. Suzanne, GREAT cover! It is now my desktop background... Can't wait for April. Have it pre-ordered. Will celebrate like "Fat Tuesday".

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  2. I love the cover! If I didn't know about the book, I'd pick it up just because of the cover.

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  3. Good cover. I'm waiting for the book to come out.

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  4. The cover is great! Now I'm wondering, what is she holding?

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  5. Thanks, guys! We'll definitely celebrate like it's Mardi Gras, Roger :-)

    @Spav...DJ is holding a staff that she finds in an attic after Hurricane Katrina...but no spoilers :-)

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  6. The cover is very pretty!!!!

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  7. I love it and I am so excited for you! :) ♥

    +4 for the norm and here is the tweet - http://twitter.com/#!/jenniferkjovus/status/106021788068229120

    Jen
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  8. Ohhh what a great cover! I love that style, and I would definitely pick this book up based solely on its cover!

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  9. I love it! I've got my fingers crossed that all this attention will get that release date moved up (a girl can dream, right)!!

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  10. Absolutely beautiful!

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  11. What an awesome cover! I absolutely love it! And thanks for the awesome giveaway.

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  12. An awesome cover for an awesome book!

    Congrats Suzanne. Royal Street is going to be a huge hit!

    And a great job shout out to Cliff too.

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  13. Adding my kudos on the cover. It's very arresting--definitely grabbed my attention.

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  14. That is one AWESOME cover! Congratulations, Suzanne. I've been waiting for your book. :)

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  15. Beautiful cover Suzanne!!!! :)

    Congratulations!!!

    You've waited a long time for this...

    Woot!!!

    Lisa :)

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  16. Wow, what an amazing cover. I love it!

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  17. Suzanne-
    Congratulations!! It looks fabulous. As soon as you said cover artist was Cliff Nielsen, I thought "Aha". His covers are always fantastic. I'm sure Royal Street will be a huge success!
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  18. Ohh, we get to see the cover and it looks AMAZING! congrats, susan, can't wait to read your book !

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  19. Oh. My. God!! That is beautiful!!!

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  20. Thanks, everyone! It's an exciting day in the neighborhood :-)

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  21. It is very nice =) It does have that same look as Cassandra Claire's and I love them. Cliff does an awesome job. Is Rene in this book or is he only in your free short story. I really enjoyed it by the way. Thanks for the chance to win.
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  22. Thanks, Tanya!

    Rene is not in Royal Street but he and his twin brother Robert are VERY MUCH in the second book, River Road. It comes out in October 2012.

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  23. Hi Suzanne! Congrats on the new cover and I personally love it! I think that the staff is awesome. Can't wait to read it. bpatrick64113@sbcglobal.net +1 Comment, +1 Follower

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  24. The cover is powerful and the heroine definitely looks fierce and capable. Congratulations on your upcoming book!

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  25. I love the cover. It oozes strength, power.

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  26. You don't have to enter me in the draw. But I just wanted to say very nice cover.

    To me the cover is so important. And yours is really nice!

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  27. I love the cover! She has such an intense glare, it's pulling me in. =D I would definitely pick up this book if I saw it in a store to check it out (even if I hadn't heard anything about it). And I can see the similarities between your cover, Cassandra Clare's covers and Devon Monk's covers.

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  28. Omg! The cover is so pretty :D *Wants* <3 Thank you for sharing it, the cover and the ARC :)

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  29. That is a beautiful cover.The artist did a great job.

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  30. Love the cover, can't wait till the book comes out!

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  31. loove lovee the cover! Congratulations!!

    P.S: Don't enter me for the contest, I just wanted to say how beautiful it is :)

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  32. I love that cover!!


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  33. Wow!! That is one beautiful cover. Absolutely amazing. Would definitely pique my interest in the book just by seeing it.

    Adding to wishlist (but sure want to win!)

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  34. Weee, Suzanne, this cover is amazing and eye-catching and I'm sure I'd like to read it even if I didn't know it's your book! :) So congrats on it!

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    Thank you for the chance to win an ARC,
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  35. Thanks again for all the cover love, everyone!

    I'll draw on Saturday a.m. for the winner of the signed ARC cover flat (note this is for the cover flat, and not the ARC itself).

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  36. I really love this cover. It is so strong and eye catching. I can't wait for April so I can read it.

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  37. OMG! this cover is to die for! I totally love love love it! I have to say that the TMI design is very eminent :)

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  38. It is, Jayjay--I think Cliff Nielsen has a distinctive style for his artwork. But it's a style I love!

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  39. The cover is amazing ! i really love it ! Very beautiful ! It make me want to read it soon ! It will be difficult to wait.

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  40. Suzanne, I'm so so happy for you! It's an absolutely gorgeous cover! I'll pick it up in a blink of an eye :)
    Total love x
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  41. Beautiful Cover!! I'm so excited and happy for you! I can't wait to read it.

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  42. Gorgeous Cover, and i want it along with the ARcs please :)

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  43. The cover is amazing! I love the blue eyes, it makes contrast with the red background.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  44. Beautiful cover, thanks for the contest!

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  45. WOW. Gorgeous cover!! Just wow. -jaw drop-

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  46. Beautiful cover! Definitely a book cover that catches the eye.
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