Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Cover Reveal: Taking Back Forever, by Karen Hooper (designed by Alexandra Shostak)

I'm super excited and incredibly honored today to be one of the hosts for this reveal. Karen and Alexandra are two of my best internet writing friends who I've never met. Together, we're also three tenths of the authors at YA Confidential, being a part of which has been an amazing experience for me, so I'm very thankful to be a part of everything we do over there.

Anyway, all gushing aside, today is the big reveal for Karen's next book in the Kindrily series: Taking Back Forever. Is this not the swirliest, stompingest, most gorgeous cover ever?


I know. When I do covers, I go big. I can't help it. I love this cover just as much as I loved the first one (or maybe even a little more, since I think that might be Alexandra in the photo, rocking those killer stompers).

I've read both of Karen's previous books (the unrelated Tangled Tides, and the first in the Kindrily series, Grasping at Eternity). I recommend them both.

And now, some more about the book, and the lovely ladies who created its cover:

Forever is worth the fight.

Maryah erased all memory of her past lives, but she couldn’t erase her soul mate Nathan, or his undying love. Now, Maryah and Nathan have a second chance at a future together, but first Maryah must remember the person she used to be and embrace her supernatural gifts—more than one kindrily member’s life depends on it.

Maryah’s power is Harmony’s best hope of finding her kidnapped soul mate, Gregory. But Harmony isn’t big on asking anyone for help, and she’s tired of waiting, so she’s taking matters into her own hands. Heaven help anyone who stands in her way.

To celebrate, Karen and Alexandra are giving away signed paperbacks of Grasping at Eternity. (Signed by Karen AND Alexandra!)
Contest is open internationally!

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Karen was born and bred in Baltimore, frolicked and froze in Colorado for a couple of years, and is currently sunning and splashing around Florida with her two beloved dogs. She's addicted to coffee, chocolate, and complicated happily-ever-afters. Due to her strong Disney upbringing, she still believes in fairytales and will forever sprinkle magic throughout all of her novels.

www.KarenAmandaHooper.com
Twitter: @karen_hooper


Alexandra Shostak is a writer of dark and fantastical things, mostly meant for teenagers. She is a freelance cover designer, and is available to do covers and interior artwork directly for authors. She is also a former Irish dancer, a guitar player, and the person who can get you through the zombie apocalypse without getting bitten.

If you’re especially worried about the zombie apocalypse, you can find her in one of these places:

www.alexandrashostak.com
www.coversbyalexandra.com
www.yaconfidential.com
or on Twitter as @a_shostak

16 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations, Karen!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Awesome cover. And the story sounds great. Congrats to Karen and Alexandra.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I love the cover! I love it when the cover doesn't look like all the other ones already out there. :D

Congrats, Karen!

SA Larsenッ said...

I am so all over this cover! And so is the blogsphere; it's everywhere! There are so many elements that stand out and the color scheme it beautiful!

Bryan Russell said...

Reminds me that I need a new pair of winter boots...

Old Kitty said...

It's gorgeous isn't it?!!? Love the detail and colours! Take care
x

mshatch said...

awesome cover! And I completely agree with Russell :)

Sarah Ahiers said...

Love it!! It's awesome!

Nancy Thompson said...

Congrats on the spectacular cover!

Donna K. Weaver said...

Love the cover, on so many levels. Books sounds great, too.

maine character said...

Ooh, those eyes!

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

That's a great cover.

Kelly Polark said...

Definitely an eyecatching and unique cover!

Melanie Schulz said...

Congrats, very nicely done

D.G. Hudson said...

Good luck to Karen and Alexandra! I like the colours in the cover and the eyes at the bottom.

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

OMG, Matt, your commenters are the best! *group hug*

Thanks so much for helping us spread the cover love. Alexandra and I are forever grateful.

You rock! :)