Monday, April 4, 2011

C is for Cover Reveal!

We're now on day 3 of the A to Z Challenge.  Don't forget to check out the over 1200 other participants!!

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!  


34 comments:

  1. The cover is absolutely beautiful, it's no wonder you're so proud!! Congratulations! I'm visiting from the A-Z Challenge, I'm not sure how a blog tour works but if you give me some details I would certainly consider it.
    Looking forward to reading your "D" post!
    Monica
    http://oldermommystillyummy.blogspot.com/

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  2. That's beautiful! What a fantastic "C" post!

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  3. ooh, it's sooo mysterious and strange and alien-like! Very eye-catching!

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  4. oh i love the cover its awesome. congrats Emily.
    not sure how blog tours work but your more than welcome on mine.
    love and hugs Joss xxx

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  5. That is a beautiful cover. I love the font for the title!!

    And I agree whole heartedly. Vic is one of the most wonderful people I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. Her emails and comments absolutely make my day.

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  6. What a gorgeous cover! Fantastic work, Vic!

    Emily, I'd love to have you stop by my blog on your tour. I don't know if you followed Janice Hardy's blog tour for Blue Fire, but you could get some great ideas for what to do. At least read her post-tour reflections.

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  7. yay!!!!
    i'm SOOOOO excited for elemental's release!!!!
    and you are more than welcome to use my blog for whatever you may need sweetie pie! :)

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  8. Gorgeous cover - and fantastic for C! I love how the cover goes with your blog!

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  9. That is GORGEOUS--you must be floating! Vic did an amazing job, and it matches the novel well. Great pic of your niece. (The only really minor thing I can even think of is that the subtitle is a bit hard to read.) But that's minor, and the cover ROCKS! Oh yes, I did Tweet about your giveaway, and I plan to today, too. :)

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  10. The cover definitely stands out, nicely done.

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  11. Awesome cover! I came from her website to here.

    Yeah, put me in the drawing for the blog tour - new book blog tours are a lot of fun!

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  12. Hi Emily .. they've certainly done you and your book proud .. and congratulations on your neice and her modelling - she looks the part. Cover Proud I say - cheers Hilary

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  13. Yay! The cover is awesome. I can't wait to read this :)

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  14. Love the cover. Very eye catching

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  15. Fantastic cover!!!
    Vic is truly amazing :)

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  16. Gorgeous and mysterious. This is absolutely beautiful. I wish you huge success with this novel.

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  17. How wonderful Emily! Congratulations.

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  18. That cover is beautiful! Congratulations, Emily. Massive massive congratulations! I'm so excited for you!

    Jai

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  19. That's a beautiful cover!! Congrats!

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  20. Wow, it's pretty and creepy at the same time! Love it!

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  21. You are made of famous! I am so excited for you and the monkeyS of famousity that will now rain down upon you in silvery splashes of glory!

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  22. It's a great cover - congratulations to you!! And Vic did an amazing job! :)

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  23. Thanks, Elana!

    Hehehe! Thanks, Charlie! I just hope those monkeys don't decide to fling poo at me as they rain down upon me in silvery splashes of glory. :)

    Yes, she did, Donea! Vic is amazing.

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  24. It's a work of art. Very seriously cool!


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  25. This cover looks amazing, and I've never hosted anyone but I'd love to try it! Vic did an amazing job. Congrats!

    PS, I'm following now, thanks to Vic!

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  26. Unfortunately, monkeys always fling poop, but these monkeys poop magical sparkles and marshmellows of awesomenocity.

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  27. I found you from aspiring_X and this is an amazing book cover - just checked out more about it and I would definitely love to get an ARC!

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  28. Awesome cover! Your model is absolutely beautiful.

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  29. Anon--Yes she is. I'll tell her you said that. :)

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  30. Oh...and you can write awesomeness on my blog anytime...as long as I can draw a picture to go along with your amazing post.

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  31. Charlie--Yay! I was hoping you'd have me on your blog! And I'd LOVE it if you included one of your awesome pictures! :)

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  32. I am just starting to do guest blog posts and I would welcome another author. Very nice cover by the way congratulations.

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  33. Hey I'd love to have you on my blog: http://booklove12.blogspot.com/ it looks like a great read.

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