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You know, I was thinking of prolonging the reveal a bit by putting on other pictures and dragging the post out, but I changed my mind.
So here it is! The cover for ELEMENTAL!
Isn't it absolutely gorgeous??? I am seriously swooning over this. I can't even begin to tell you how many times I've opened my email just to look at it. My preciousssssss...
And you know what? This is the point where I must MUST tell you about the absolute genius behind this cover. I've been wanting to brag about her for soooooo long, but I waited. But I must wait no longer!
There are actually two people I must thank for this cover before I get carried away, and the first is the awesome photographer at Glimpses of You Photography. She is the genius behind the photo of the model (who is my very own niece, by the way).
And the second person is someone most of you know. I'm actually giddy with anticipation at telling you about her because without her, I wouldn't have a cover (well, at least not one as amazing as this).
Those of you who follow her already know she's a very artistic person, but I don't think you've even begun to imagine how talented and wonderful she is. She took that beautiful image of my niece and my abstract thoughts on what I thought I wanted (which seriously changed all the time) and came up with something I never would have imagined. And that cover isn't even the end of all she's done for me. Currently, she's working on designing my Mamood battleships for me and other images for my book trailer (coming soon).
Vic is awesome. Period.
Now, if that cover piques your interest (because don't we all judge books by their covers (though you can read the back-of-the-book blurb if you visit my ELEMENTAL trilogy page up top)), I now have a little giveaway for you.
From now until the release date, I'm hoping to get around the blogosphere in a Blog Tour. If you agree to have me on your blog some time, I'll enter you in a contest for an ARC of ELEMENTAL. I'll be giving five ARCs away. For those of you who have already contacted me about having me on your blog, don't worry, I've already put your names in for the giveaway.
I'll be drawing the names for ARCs on May 15th. So you have a bit of time to enter. :) Just let me know in the comments if you're interested and I'll shoot you an email!