Friday, September 7, 2012

Debut Cover


I can’t believe the time has come to share the cover of my debut novel, KINDRED OF THE FALLEN. The manuscript landed me my agent and now first contract with Samhain.

The story is a paranormal romance, where the heroine, Serenity, discovers an undeniable love that shatters her well-crafted world and jeopardizes her life as she comes into her own in a formidable way.
 
My editor, the fantastic Christa Desir, loved the urban edge so much she wanted to market it more as an urban fantasy romance. Hence the cover featuring Serenity without the yummy hero, Cyrus.
 
 

I’m ecstatic the cover artist, Kanaxa, captured everything I wanted such as the otherworldly feel while giving a little teaser about Serenity’s “true gift”.

Please let me know what you think.

63 comments:

  1. Isis, that's very cool! Is that what's kept you busy lately.

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  2. Love the cover. Wow, where does Christa have time to be an editor and YA author?

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  3. R. Mac - Thanks :)

    Alex - Super busy. I turned in my first pass edits the morning I went into labor, haha.

    Stina - I know! Christa is superwoman.

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  4. This cover is stunning!! Congratulations. I know that you are very pleased. Also, Christa rocks. :)

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  5. Brinda - *Squee* Gosh, everyone knows Christa, lol.

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  6. Amazing cover, Isis! Congrats! I'm looking forward to the book. :)

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  7. Stacey - I hope you enjoy it half as much as I've enjoyedyour books.

    Wendi - Thanks. Still can't believe how well it turned out.

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  8. The cover is fabulous! I would pick it up in a second.

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  9. Lovely cover, Isis. That's some very classy crochet on the model.

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  10. Rachel - So glad you love it.

    Miranda - Wow! What a compliment!!

    Joan - I thought so too, and not what you see often.

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  11. That is an eye-catching cover. Very well done. The otherworldliness of it, her floating in mid-air...it's just beautiful.

    January 2013 can't come quickly enough. I look forward to reading this.

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  12. Angela - That's how I feel about it. Glad you're interested.

    Savannah - Thanks! We need to catch up.

    TL - Much appreciated :)

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  13. Congratulations on your success! That is a cool cover.

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  14. Gerri - Awww! Thanks

    Marcie - Never dreamt I'd have a "cool" cover. Thank you :)

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  15. Beautiful cover, and it sounds like they're very excited about your novel at Samhain. Good news. :)

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  16. Everything about it is perfect. It would make a terrific poster as well. It looks like you have a publishing 'dream team'. I'm looking forward to the book.

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  17. That is freaking gorgeous! So excited for you, Iris. This is going to be an amazing book, can't wait to read it!

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  18. Beautiful cover Isis!!! :)

    Congratulations!!!

    Lisa :)

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  19. That cover is beautifully done. It gives an otherwordly feel to it, draws the eyes into the woman, and encourages a person to open the pages.

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  20. LG - Writers can never have too much good news :)

    Dianna - Sounds like I lucked out!

    Tameri - Enthusiasm greatly appreciated!

    Lisa- Glad you liked it.

    Summer - May it encourage many to open the pages, lol.

    Cherie - Thanks!!

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  21. What an awesome cover. That cover makes me want to pick up the book and read the blurb and rush to the checkout. No matter what they say about books and covers, for me this cover drags me to the book. See it on a shelf I'm going to go check it out. Congrats Isis on that fantastic cover.

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  22. I love it Isis! I love the blues. It's positively electric. :-)

    Congratulation!! How did I miss hearing your ms, sold? Sheesh. I must have you visit Over Coffee with this one sweetie!

    Sia McKye OVER COFFEE

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  23. First, I am so proud of you to see your name right there on the cover. Way to go after your dreams!

    Second, I can't wait to read it - 2013 is right around the corner.

    Finally, the cover is magnificent. Great call on only Serenity on the cover - it captures her beautifully. Although, my second thought is that if it is marketed as a romance, typically you see two on the cover (there is my critique)

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  24. I <3 your cover! (But you already know that.) :-D

    I think we should start a Christa fan club. We could be co-presidents!

    Here's to many many sales. Huzzah!

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  25. CK - I'm blown over. So happy it had that impact.

    Sia- I'd love to visit Over Coffee. I'll contact you.

    Chris - Your support means more than you know!! I'm glad the cover didn't have the typical man and woman embracing. Different can be good :)

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    1. Different can be good and you completely hit the mark with Serenity! Great, great work, so excited for you!

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  26. What a gorgeous cover. Congratulations!

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  27. Congratulations! It's a stunning cover.

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  28. Elizabeth - Christa party indeed, haha.

    Ashlyn - I'm so pleased with it.

    Tonja - Thanks

    Ella Quinn - I'm glad you like it

    Ellie - I can't wait to see it in print. Thanks.

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  29. Oh wow BEAUTIFUL, Isis!!!!! Love it!!!!!!!

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  30. Mart - I'm so excited.

    Jamie - Thanks for swinging by. Thrilled you love it.

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  31. What a beautiful cover. The color combination is really eye catching. Best of luck with it.

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  32. Love, love, love the cover Isis! Congratulations on getting your first novel published. Samhain is a great publisher and your cover shows why. Can't wait for the release date!

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  33. It's truly beautiful, Isis! Congratulations!

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  34. gorgeous! captures that urban fantasy romantic feel perfectly!

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  35. Karla - I think the color combination really helps to drawn in the eye. TKS!

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  36. Jessica - I've heard good things about Samhain. Thank you. Looking forward to your release as well!

    Laura - Where have you been hiding? Didn't see you on GIAM this past week. When does your next book come out, trailblazer?

    Tara - Thanks for such an awesome compliment.

    Christine - I "liked" Demon Soul on Amazon. Can't believe my cover turned out so well :).

    Marilyn Almodovar - *Happy dancing* Thanks :)

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  37. Great cover, Isis. May it help pump up the sales!

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  38. Love, love, love it!!!
    Stopped by for the chocolate blogfest. I'm probably a tad too early. I'll try back later. Cheers!

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  39. Congratulations! Christa was my editor too. She was a pleasure to work with.

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  40. I love the cover! How very cool, pretty and awesome all rolled into one.

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  41. Gorgeous! It says a lot for the cover artist when the author herself can love it so much.

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  42. Congrats on your beautiful cover Isis! Best of luck with Kindred of the Fallen! Julie

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  43. That is gorgeous! I love the ethereal feel.

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  44. Beautiful! Congratulations on your incredible cover.

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  45. Very nice. It does have an other-worldly feel.

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  46. I'm blown over by the mad cover love. Thank you!

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