Saturday, March 17, 2012

COVER REVEAL: After Royal Street comes River Road

This is sort of an after-the-fact reveal, since it went up on my publisher's Facebook page in January and I hadn't seen it.But it wasn't a total shocker because I'd seen the rough sketches. Now, here it is in all its green, swampy glory, with a cover by the ever-talented Cliff Nielsen. I'm prejudiced, of course, but I think it rocks!

Now, you might ask, why is DJ standing in a swamp with a glowing staff, covered in mud? And is that an alligator heading her way in the lower right? Well, you'll have to wait until November 13, the release date for River Road, book two in the Sentinels of New Orleans series!

TIP: If you've read the free novelette Chenoire (you can find it in one of the tabs above), then you already know one of the characters introduced in River Road, merman Rene Delachaise.

Now, for the business of the day, there's still time to enter this week's giveaways. All but one will end tonight at midnight CDT and be announced on tomorrow's blog.

To enter the huge giveaway from author Dakota Banks (three signed books plus all kinds of swag), click HERE. Note: This contest will run through Tuesday, March 20, at midnight and the winner will be announced on Wednesday's blog.

To win E.C. Myers' new YA urban fantasy Fair Coin, click HERE.

To win Deborah Coates' new ghostly novel, Wide Open, click HERE.

To win this week's Reader's Choice book of your heart's desire, click HERE.

Go forth and enter!

19 comments:

  1. Awesome! Looking forward to Royal Street and now River Road.

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  2. Thanks, guys! It's fun to see the books "come to life" on the covers
    :-)

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  3. Fantastic Suzanne!!

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  4. What a gorgeous cover! And I love the quote.

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  5. I'm half way through Royal Streets at the moment and I'm loving it!! River Road is already on my wish list - feels like a long wait! :)

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  6. Thanks, Barb & Aubrie. Mel, so glad you're liking Royal Street! Yes, November does seem like a long time, doesn't it?!

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  7. The cover really fits the title.

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  8. Thanks, Sandy! I think the artist did a great job--a lot of the book is set in the swamps and wetlands of Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana,near the mouth of the Mississippi River.

    Both Royal Street and River Road (and the third book, Elysian Fields) are named after major streets in New Orleans.

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  9. It's lovely. I can hardly wait for Royal Street, and the second one is on the horizon already! Looking forward to reading them.

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  10. I was already looking forward to the first one, now I can't wait for the second one either!

    You are rocking the "Very cool cover" lottery! :)

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  11. Thank you, Aurian!

    And you are right, Marie--I've been very lucky in Cover Lotto :-)

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  12. Wow this cover is just gorgeous, like the first one! I can't wait to read it!

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  13. O_o_o!!! I love how this cover is just right into your face! It's gorgeous. Cliff rocks! :)

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  14. This is a great cover! I have a galley of Royal Street and am looking forward to reading and reviewing it before its release date (though the formatting did come out a bit wonky on my Kindle, which is a little annoying).

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  15. Ack, Allison--I know what you mean. It's wonky on my Kindle, too. It was one of the first galleys Tor ever put up on NetGalley, I think, and they were still trying to figure it out.

    Thanks in advance for reading it--I hope you enjoy!

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  16. It's just so pretty!
    Congrats ;)

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