Today, I’m excited to share with you the fantastic new cover for Fiery Edge of Steel, the second book in the Noon Onyx series. Check it out below and then stick around for my thoughts and a chance to celebrate and win some terrific prizes!
Cover Artist: Jason Chan
Art Director: Lesley Worrell
I have to admit that when my editor first confided that they changed the cover artist, I was wary. I really loved the cover for Dark Light of Day and it had been well received. But this second cover is terrific! As with the first cover, I love the clothing details and the expression on Noon’s face. That’s one of the neatest things about having two different cover artists. Having the opportunity to see the character interpreted two different ways. And each interpretation has perfectly fit the character within the book.
Noon looks bolder and more confident on the cover of Fiery Edge of Steel. And, of course, I love the dramatic fiery knife, moody sky, and troubled waters behind her. But my favorite part is the way the glow from the knife is reflected on her face and clothes. I often complain that covers just aren’t the same digitally as they are in print, but this cover works incredibly well on the screen. In fact, it almost looks like a lenticular print. (Go ahead, lean back in your chair and see how Noon’s face disappears in the shadows. Neat, huh?)
For those of you that like cover details, I’ll also share that Noon is standing in front of the New Babylon docks. She’s holding a filleting knife that’s made of fire and waning magic. Where is she headed? The Shallows, a swampy outpost far to the east of St. Lucifer’s. Here’s the blurb for book #2:
Fiery Edge of Steel
Lucifer and his army triumphed at Armageddon, leaving humans and demons living in uncertain peace based on sacrifice and strict laws. It is up to those with mixed demon and human blood, the Host, to prevent society from falling into anarchy.
Noon Onyx is the first female Host in memory to wield the destructive waning magic that is used to maintain order among the demons. Her unique abilities, paired with a lack of control and reluctance to kill, have branded her as an outsider from her peers. Only her powerful lover, Ari Carmine, and a roguish and mysterious Angel, Rafe Sinclair, support her unconventional ways.
When Noon is shipped off to a remote outpost to investigate several unusual disappearances, a task which will most likely involve trying and killing the patron demon of that area, it seems Luck is not on her side. But when the outpost settlers claim that an ancient and evil foe has stepped out of legend to commit the crimes, Noon realizes that she could be facing something much worse than she ever imagined…
Celebrating the New Cover – Prizes!
In celebration of Noon’s new cover, Bewitching Book Tours helped me organize a cover reveal giveaway. There are some terrific prizes! For U.S. participants, I’m giving away signed copies of J.D. Robb’s Delusion in Death (hardcover), Sara Humphries’ Unleashed (mass market paperback), Addison Fox’s Warrior Enchanted (mass market paperback), and Dark Light of Day (mass market paperback). For international participants, I’m giving away one $10 eGift Certificate to either Barnes & Noble or Amazon, winner’s choice. See the Rafflecopter form: a Rafflecopter giveaway or the Bewitching Book Tours website for details on how to enter the giveaway.
Fiery Edge of Steel is available for pre-order now
It will be released May 28, 2013
Goodreads and Pre-Order Links
Who else is participating in the cover reveal?
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So, what do you all think?
Do you love Noon’s new cover as much as I do?😀
- Next Big Thing: Noon Onyx Book #2 (jillarcherauthor.wordpress.com)