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Cover Confessions: Knee Deep, Demon Eyes, Crown of Embers, & more!

Have you seen these yet?

Blood Moon is the fifth Drake Chronicles series installment, and I totally love this cover. The boy's hot and we have The Almost Kiss going on.

This is one of my favorite series ever. They feature a family of royal vampires that have to overcome many obstacles. The youngest and only daughter of the Drakes is sought after by a villain bent on wedding her for power. Rabid vampire attacks, awesome characters, and sexy romances like you wouldn't believe, the Drake Chronicles keeps you addicted even after the okay start of the first book. Trust me, from book two and on, it gets much better!

Each book is told from different perspectives, sharing their love stories amidst all the danger that surrounds them!

Release Date: June 19, 2012 *SQUEALS*

An e-novella from two amazing couples on their first date.
Nicholas and Lucy have known each other for most of their lives, but now that they've finally admitted their feelings for each other, Nicholas wants to take her on their official first date-away from all the life-and-death drama that has surrounded them lately. Is it too much to ask for just a fun double date at the local carnival with his older brother, Quinn, and Quinn's new girlfriend, Hunter?
I already read this one, and I adored it. The action and Sexy Times just make it such a delicious story to tide me over for a little while, as I wait for Blood Moon.

The re-released covers of the Lux series:

Starting over sucks.When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I'd pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring.... until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.And then he opened his mouth.Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something...unexpected happens. The hot alien living next door marks me.You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon's touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I'm getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades. If I don't kill him first, that is.

The sequel to Witch Eyes by Scott Tracey, Demon Eyes, finally has a cover! I think I like the first book's cover better, especially because of the coloring and the way the eyes look, but Demon Eyes does manage to look pretty creepy.

Release Date: October 8, 2012

Knee Deep by Jolene Perry has a very beautiful cover. The cover model isn't in annoyingly fake pose and the scenery is beautiful and vivid.
Shawn is the guy Ronnie Bird promised her life to at the age of fourteen. He's her soul mate. He's more uptight every day, but it's not his fault. His family life is stressful, and she's adding to it. She just needs to be more understanding, and he'll start to be the boy she fell in love with. She won’t give up on someone she’s loved for so long.

Luke is her best friend, and the guy she hangs with to watch girlie movies in her large blanketopias. He's the guy she can confide in before she even goes to her girlfriends, and the guy who she's playing opposite in Romeo and Juliet. Now her chest flutters every time he gets too close. This is new. Is Ronnie falling for him? Or is Juliet? The lines are getting blurry, but leaving one guy for another is not something that a girl like Ronnie does.

Shawn’s outbursts are starting to give her bruises, and Luke’s heart breaks as Ronnie remains torn. While her thoughts and feelings swirl around the lines between friendship and forever, she’s about to lose them both.

Very morbid, wouldn't you say?
Release Date: September 18, 2012
Summer is the best part of the year in Winston, California, and the Fourth of July is the highlight of the season. But the perfect town Clare remembers has changed, and everyone is praying that this summer will be different from the last two—that this year's Fourth of July festival won't see one of their own vanish without a trace, leaving no leads and no suspects. The media are in a frenzy predicting a third disappearance, but the town depends on tourist dollars, so the residents of Winston are trying desperately to pretend nothing's wrong.

And they're not the only ones hiding something.

Clare, a seamstress who redesigns vintage clothing, has been blessed—or perhaps cursed—with a gift: she can see people's pasts when she touches their clothes. When she stumbles across a denim jacket that once belonged to Amanda Stavros, last year's Fourth of July victim, Clare sees her perfect town begin to come apart at the seams.

In a town where appearance means everything, how deep beneath the surface will Clare dig to uncover a murderer?

Release Date: October 9, 2012

The sequel to The Gathering Storm, The Unfailing Light has a lovely cover, but I don't think I'll be reading this one since I didn't totally enjoy its predecessor.

Release Date: Unknown

The first book in the series, The Girl of Fire and Thorns, took my breath away with the wonderful world-building and the characters I grew to love. I'm eager to see how much more the characters will grow in the sequel.

Release Date: September 11, 2012

This is third and, if I'm not mistaken, the final book in the Firelight series, but I could be wrong. I still have to read Vanish! I wonder where the story has gone by this point.

Release Date: September 25, 2012

A Fractured Light is the sequel to A Beautiful Dark, and while I was a little shaky in my enjoyment of the first book, the cliffhanger and characters has left me wanting to know what's going to happen next!

How about you? Any favorites among this group?


Jenny said...

The covers for the Firelight series have all been stunning I think! I love the scales and the slit in the eyes in each one. It doesn't scream "dragon" but it definitely suggests it which I like:) I also love A Fractured Light, both it and A Beautiful Dark are beautiful and I love the contrast between the black and white on the cover model and the light and dark in the titles:) Brilliant.

Sam @ Realm of Fiction said...

That Knee deep cover is GORGEOUS. I love the sound of that book. I currently have Jolene Perry's Night Sky, which also has a great cover! They're so simple but beautiful. :)

And wow, that Blood Moon cover is HOT. ;)

Leslie said...

What great books and awesome covers! I've never heard of A Killer First Date and Knee Deep before but now I'm adding both to my tbr list. Thanks for the great post and for stopping by our blog :)

Brodie said...

I do prefer the original Obsidian cover, but these look great too! And eeeee, you have put me in total Onyx mode this morning. Fangirling at 7:42am. This has to be a record for me.

AHHH I need to read Witch Eyes already! Creepy Demon Eyes cover... *edges away from him* I also MUST read TGOF&T soon, since you loved it lots and when Asher recommends you go read something, YOU GO READ THAT DAMN SOMETHING. 

So many pretties! I also like how Knee Deep has a more 'natural' feel to it. And I'm the same with A Fractured Light... a couple issues, but I liked it enough to check out the sequel. Plus the cliffhanger? Meep!

rogier said...

knee deep sounds awesome

Missie Bee said...

Wow, those cover really do run from morbid to absolutely gorgeous! You're right about the cover with the girls in more natural poses, they look better. 

Sarah (saz101) said...

I like the re-released Lux overs a LOT more. The original ones seemed kind of... err... like a 12 year old with Photoshop, err...? err... no, not that bad, btu these look a lot more professional, and I like that they're maintained the photos, so people still associate them ;)

And, WOW! The cover for Hidden is PRETTY!

Giselleco said...

OOoh lots of pretties! Well except Demon Eyes. That one just freaks me out. I scrolled down faster so it got hid. O_O I can't wait to read Hanging by a Thread I love the look and sound of that one!

Asher_Knight said...

I totally agree, Jenny! Each one has dazzled my eyes *zones out* Oh, I'm sorry... what? Oh, yes, they're dazzling. The scales and the eyes and the model! I just love how this subtly represents  dragons as well. A Fractured Light looks so different compared to A Beautiful Dark, but it gives me the darker sense, like something bad will happen. o_O

Asher_Knight said...

I too have Night Sky sitting in my kindle, and you're right though the cover is beautiful yet not overdone!

*nods* That is a VERY accurate description of Blood Moon's cover. I can't wait to own it!

Asher_Knight said...

*claps hands excitedly* They're all wonderful in their own way... ew, that sounded like a cheesy line for some reason. You're welcome, Leslie! A Killer First Date is an e-novella in the drake Chronicles, so it might just whet your appetite for the series, though I recommend reading the first three books beforehand, to get the full effect. :)

Asher_Knight said...

I don't. I'm with Sarah on this - the rereleased covers are so much prettier! I was fangirling as I was writing this XD I kind of went to J. L. A.'s site and reread those Onyx teasers. :D

I need to read Witch Eyes as well! In fact, I'm determined to do so before the sequel releases. The Girl of Fire and Thorns would be a perfect bed partner, me thinks, because I did enjoy it immensely. The characters are fabulous, in my opinion :) And, aw <333

All the covers have a great theme to them and yes, A Beautiful Dark gave me a rough time at first, but I ended up liking. And yes the cliffhanger is very influential in my wanting to pick up the next one. Which is weird. Because i normally hate big cliffhangers. But this one wasn't so bad...

Asher_Knight said...

It does, doesn't it? :) I've heard great things about her first book, the name of which escapes me, but a title i have sitting around in my kindle somewhere...

Asher_Knight said...

Seems like it. But the morbid ones are kind of pretty too. At least, they catch your eye. Natural poses equals happier Asher!

Asher_Knight said...

*high fives* You and I are on the same exact page on that note. It wasn't so bad as that, for me, but yeah, they def. look way more professional, which makes them more appealing.

And as for Hidden, did you ever doubt? It's the Firelight series. They have some of the best covers ever :D

Wendy Darling said...

Gorgeous covers! Ohhh, the cover lust! So fun to look at these, thanks for highlighting them. Some titles I definitely have to check out. :)

Celine said...

I haven't seen most of the covers here! They all look so pretty. AND OMG, I HAVEN'T READ ANY BOOKS BY JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT BUT I AM SO DYING TO!!! I think I want to get the new paperback cover of Obsidian! It looks more gorgeous! I haven't read A Beautiful Dark  but A Fractured Light's cover looks kinda weird and AAAAA I haven't read any books in the Firelight series!!! Did you enjoy it? I want to get it and again, I'm not sure!

Anyway, thank you so much for sharing this with us! So many books to look forward in 2012! <3

alice ♔ said...

OMG these covers look AMAAAAZING. <3 So much love for them! How is it that we are blessed with such gorgeous covers? You just want to stroke and pat your book while you read it. mmmmm. <3 

Knee Deep looks really pretty! I love the cover model. I NEED to read the Firelight series! Gagh!

Caroline Taylor078 said...

Ooh, I do love seeing new covers, I have to say though I prefer the original cover to Obsidian which seems an unpopular opinion, maybe I just like cheap and nasty!!  (I have still yet to read the book and I want to read it so bad - aargh! Its an expensive book in the UK and I don't have a Kindle). Hanging By A Thread sounds really cool aswell.

Asher_Knight said...

YOU HAVE TO READ IT SOON, CELINE. Seriously, Obsidian is to die for. You will love Daemon. And the new covers are more gorgeous, in my opinion. They look much more professional and somehow more sexy. A Fractured Light looks eerie and strange, but I find that attractive in most covers ;) The Firelight series and I have a tough bond to understand. I liked the first one, but not because of the main character or necessarily the romance, which seemed notso unique, but because of the world-building and mythology. I haven't read Vanish yet though, so maybe my feelings will change.

YES, yes, yes! I can't wait for some of these to release already!


Asher_Knight said...

I know, looking at these the cover lust almost overwhelms us completely *LOL* But they're so gorgeous we can't help it *drools a little*

Asher_Knight said...

 I don't know, Alice, but we should pay homage to the cover gods because they have been dishing out some seriously awesome covers. Makes you want to touch *reaches out and grabs air* :(

YES. The cover model is perfect for the actual cover. She looks sweet and innocent and totally natural :) And I need to read Vanish so that I can see if I want to read the third book.

Asher_Knight said...

Riiight? Aren't new covers almost better than that new book smell? Or is that just me? O_o The first cover isn't terrible, though, it just wouldn't make me want to read it as much as this one had I been walking into a bookstore and seeing for it for the first time. Aw, I hope you get a chance to read it soon! If I wasn't so broke, I'd try to send you a copy. Have you tried the BookDepository? They're selling it for under $13, free shipping to just about anywhere in the world.

And yes, it does. Very intriguing :)

Caroline Taylor078 said...

I have never used BookDepository, god knows why, I'm gonna go and check it out now, I get nearly all my books from amazon, awh you are so sweet offering to send me a copy if you weren't broke, I know the broke situation well, so many books, so little money!!

Asher_Knight said...

Book Depository does really well with giving reasonable prices and free shipping costs. It's perfect really! Maybe you could afford it this way...? And I can definitely see how amazon would be more expensive! :( I hope BD works for you. Hehe. I would! Because everyone should have the chance to read this one.