Monday, March 4, 2013 | By: Angela Brown

FRAILTIES OF THE BOND, a Cover Revealed

WOOT!

Yes, my heart is in full on swoon mode right now. Revealing a new project is such a milestone in an author's pathway to publication. Many thanks to Heather McCorkle for the book cover design. Introducing the cover for...


FRAILTIES OF THE BOND (Add to Goodreads)

Description-
NEO – Network of Extraordinaires and Otherworldlies:

Those who answer the call from NEO play their part in maintaining balance in our ever-changing times. With power-hungry malcontents, jealous gods, and even those with misguided good intentions, the fate of our world has oft been held in the hands of unsung heroes such as those that are members of NEO.

But before NEO, these heroes and heroines had lives, loves, issues and interests that didn’t involve saving mankind.

In Frailties of the Bond, it only takes one bite to change a life

After a hiking trip gone wrong, sixteen-year-old Luca should have been dead. Since then, he’s drifted from one school day to the next, annoyed by the looks of suspicion. When a vampire attack claimed his mother and forced his first shift into animal form, Luca set out for Texas, vengeance bound, only to discover so much more when Aimee crossed his path.

Flesh-born of vampire parents sixteen years ago, Aimee shouldn’t exist. Magic, though, made dreams come true for an undead couple desperate for a child all their own. But this magic came with a price, a cost Aimee discovered after one forbidden bite.

And now...to the cover:
Cover design by Heather McCorkle of CP Design
Xpresso Book Tours is handling the release blitz set for March 20h through March 31st. If you are interested in participating (YAY! and THANK YOU! if you are), click here to sign up.

Now, as tempting as it is to ask for a sound off of total love for this book cover, I'm curious about a few other things? How much does the book cover matter in choosing a book? Do you prefer symbolic covers, i.e., everything on the cover means something or directly relates to something in the book? Or just something that grabs your attention, no matter how it relates to the content within?

29 comments:

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Already signed girl, you know I'm the person in the know. Kidding, congrats on the new book and I'm glad to be taking part in the blitz. The cover is great and the story a reading temptation.

Angela Brown said...

LOL! Thanks so much Sheena. This is very exciting :-)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations!
Were we supposed to post the cover today? I'm sorry!! Or am I part of a later post?

Maria Zannini said...

A cover matters more to me now than it did before self publishing took hold. I scan so many books in the Amazon catalog. Whenever one stops me, even if it's not the book for me, I always analyze it to see why it was so successful in making me take a second look.

Angela Brown said...

Revealing today was not a must. Just any day this week my friend. Thank you so much and don't you dare apologize. None is needed :-)

Angela Brown said...

That is fascinating. So analytical and something to learn from for working on future covers :-)

LD Masterson said...

At first glance, a cover just has to catch my interest, leading to a longer loo. For the longer look, it should give me a real feel for the story.

Angela Brown said...

Very interesting. Catch and hold, sort of like a fisherman's bait :-)

LM Preston said...

Covers matter A LOT, it's the first attraction many readers have for a book. However, this one has a great blurb that makes me want to delve deeper.

Angela Brown said...

Book covers are the one thing I admit I'm shallow about. If they don't attract, I could easily skip over it. And it could really be a great book. I'm glad you enjoyed the blurb :-)

Gwen Gardner said...

I always judge a book by its cover, and yours is wonderful!

Misha Gericke said...

Your cover is beautiful! I love the peacock feather detail. :-)

Christine Rains said...

Your cover is awesome! I try not to judge by the cover, but it does affect my feelings toward it. I don't have a preference as to what's on it, but it has to look professional.

lbdiamond said...

This looks great!!!!!

Angela Brown said...

It is funny. Even though the old saying is you can't judge a book by it's cover, we so always do lol!

Cherie Reich said...

Fantastic cover! Congrats!

J.L. Campbell said...

Hi, Angela,
Someone's been busy. I find his hair very interesting and the green stuff he has going on below the waist. For me, I like when the cover relates to something within the novel and it doesn't necessarily have to be symbolic. Well done.

Angela Brown said...

Heather did such an awesome job with the peacock feathers. I even did a close up and was just floored by the great detail :-)

Angela Brown said...

Professional is very important. I've seen some where I could only shake my head wondering, "Uh, what?"

Angela Brown said...

Thanks so much :-)

Angela Brown said...

Thanks, Cherie. I could just squeeze Heather :-)

Angela Brown said...

Hey Joy,
If the loosening strands of my sanity are any indicator, the madness has only just begun getting busy lol!!

Rebecca Green Gasper said...

Wow! Exciting:) Congrats and best.

Angela Brown said...

Thanks so much, Rebecca :-)

Angela Ackerman said...

I've seen this in a few places today--CONGRATS!

Angela

Raelyn Barclay said...

Woot! So excited for you Angela! Great cover.

Cecilia Robert said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Angela! I saw your cover the other day, and wanted to drop by to congratulate you, but got intercepted. :( Love it!!! !

Heather said...

You know me, as a design, I ALWAYS judge a book by its cover. I still haven't read the True Blood series because I hate the covers. Congratulations on your new release, it was an absolute pleasure bringing the story to visual realty for you. :)

Angela Orlowski-Peart said...

I am a book cover junkie, heh, so I can't help it - I definitely judge books by their covers. But I really like if the cover directly relates to either the character(s) or the story.

Beautiful cover, Angela. Congratulations on your upcoming release!

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