Friday, February 26, 2016

Friday Flourish: City of Shadows

Happy Friday Everyone!

It's a two-Flourish kind of week this week, and today I have a cover I've been sitting on for a little while now and it's nearly killed me. I'm absolutely that person who can't keep a gift-related secret–so excited to show it to whomever it's for that I can't buy any gifts until basically the day I'm allowed to give them. Otherwise it's a debacle of excitement, impatience, and a big reveal at the completely wrong time.

Trying to keep quiet about about the cover for the sequel to last year's City of Fae by Pippa DaCosta was test of the strength of my will, but I managed to keep everything under wraps until I was given the green light to share. City of Fae is one of my favorite covers I've done, so nothing made me happier than teaming up with Editor and Art Director Meredith Rich at Bloomsbury Spark and author Pippa DaCosta once again to see if we could top what we created for book one. I think we did, and hopefully you guys do too!

As I did with City of Fae, I'm planning on doing a cover evolution post for this new cover as well, so I'll go into more detail about our design process then. For now, a little reminder of City of Fae:




And here is City of Shadows, releasing July 7th from Bloomsbury Spark!



Alina knows she is not real – the fae queen spun an evil web to create her – but she wants more than to spend her days feeding off humans' energy to survive. She isn't content to lose herself in the dangerously attractive Reign. She wants a life of her own making.

Desperate to help the man who saved her life, Alina vows to find his missing sister. Alina is convinced that the general of the Fae Authority plays a part in her disappearance. She infiltrates the organisation and gets close to their strongest fighter. But while Samuel's tormented soul and masterful touch stirs in Alina a feeling of being human again, her loyalty to Reign makes her Samuel's enemy. Who should she trust?

This New Adult urban fantasy is packed with action and suspense and will have you yearning for more forbidden fae romance.

Alina knows she is not real – the fae queen spun an evil web to create her – but she wants more than to spend her days feeding off humans' energy to survive. She isn't content to lose herself in the dangerously attractive Reign. She wants a life of her own making.

Desperate to help the man who saved her life, Alina vows to find his missing sister. Alina is convinced that the general of the Fae Authority plays a part in her disappearance. She infiltrates the organisation and gets close to their strongest fighter. But while Samuel's tormented soul and masterful touch stirs in Alina a feeling of being human again, her loyalty to Reign makes her Samuel's enemy. Who should she trust?

This New Adult urban fantasy is packed with action and suspense and will have you yearning for more forbidden fae romance. - See more at: http://bloomsbury.com/us/city-of-shadows-9781408879733/#sthash.69Nu0Ky9.dpuf
Find City of Shadows:

Alina knows she is not real – the fae queen spun an evil web to create her – but she wants more than to spend her days feeding off humans' energy to survive. She isn't content to lose herself in the dangerously attractive Reign. She wants a life of her own making.

Desperate to help the man who saved her life, Alina vows to find his missing sister. Alina is convinced that the general of the Fae Authority plays a part in her disappearance. She infiltrates the organisation and gets close to their strongest fighter. But while Samuel's tormented soul and masterful touch stirs in Alina a feeling of being human again, her loyalty to Reign makes her Samuel's enemy. Who should she trust?

This New Adult urban fantasy is packed with action and suspense and will have you yearning for more forbidden fae romance. - See more at: http://bloomsbury.com/us/city-of-shadows-9781408879733/#sthash.69Nu0Ky9.dpuf

17 comments:

  1. these covers are so beautiful! the colors and all! I think I did read book 1; I need to check out if I liked it or not

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  2. Ooooh, so pretty Jenny!! I love it!! I love how the green in the dress pops!!
    I cannot wait to see the cover evolution post for this one!!

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  3. Wow! Love both of these so much and the London/city backgrounds. Fantastic work, Jenny!

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  4. Stunning, Jenny! I'm in love with the colors and how the green becomes fumes. You're so talented at this!! :)

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  5. I love how well these two covers both complement and contrast one another. Another absolutely beautiful cover, dear--you are amazing!

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  6. Oh my word...the colour of THAT DRESS against the colours of the background is breathtaking! *swoon* And her hair is phenomenal ♥ I'm in love!

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  7. Oh WOW! Absolutely beautiful Jenny! More covers I'd love to hang on my wall. :)

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  8. Gorgeous! And who doesn't love a redhead in a green dress? You are so talented

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  9. Oh these covers are beautiful and so fit the jewel tones. I cannot wait to see the evolution posts!

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  10. I love the way the dresses almost melt into the bottom! Gorgeous!

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  11. I adore these covers. The colors are wonderful!

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  12. Oooo like how she looks a little edgier. Shows some evolution in the character.

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  13. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Well done, Jenny!

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  14. I love book one, of course, but the green dress and background wows me once again!! Gorgeous :)

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