Monday, October 22, 2012

Cover Reveal/Giveaway: Shadow of the Mark by Leigh Fallon

Title: Shadow of the Mark
Author: Leigh Fallon
Expected Publication: July 9, 2013
Life for Megan Rosenberg just got a lot more complicated.

While she evoked the air element, and her feelings for Adam intensified, a web of lies, deceit, and betrayal has been spun around her. With the Order tightening its hold, and the reinstatement of the Mark Knights, Megan has more questions than answers as the Marked Ones grow in strength.

New people arouse suspicion, the DeRises start behaving strangely, and Megan begins to unravel a destiny shrouded in mystery. It's a destiny the Order has struggled to hide, and a destiny someone from the past . . . far in the past, has already laid claim to.

Alliances will be made, and friends will be lost, as the Order's dark secrets are revealed by the very thing they sought to destroy.

Dear cover designers for the Carrier Trilogy, I love your work. Again, we are not disappointed by the cover of Shadow of the Mark, which looks just as gorgeous, if not more, than Carrier of the Mark.

They look amazing side by side, don't they?

Is it just me or does it look like the same image, only flipped and with some photo manipulation to change the volume of the dress and the background? Because the angle of the model's head is exactly the same, and the neckline of the dress as well. Even so, it still looks amazing.

I don't know why, but if you look at the hemline of the dresses and see how they billow out, it almost looks as if Carrier was inspired by water while Shadow was modeled after air. Or rather, clouds.

And I'm soo jealous of the dresses Or dress, if it's actually the same image. c:

What do you think of the cover? Shoot your thoughts below. 

And just for you, the amazing Leigh Fallon has some awesome things to give away, including a signed ARC of Shadow of the Mark, a signed finished copy of Carrier of the Mark, plus some swag!

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About the Author

I started out life in South Africa. A year later my parents moved home to Dublin, Ireland. When I was older and realized my parents had moved me from exotic Durban, to sedate Rathfarnham, Dublin 16, I was rightly ticked off.

Giving up lions for sheep, I grew up in the foothills of the Dublin Mountains where I went to a convent school and had to contend with uniforms, gabardines, and nuns. When not dodging the beady glare of the Sisters of Mercy, I was devouring every book I could get my hands on.

I traveled all over Europe while working in banking and treasury, but I gave up my calculator in favor of a keyboard and haven't stopped writing since. My first book, Carrier of the Mark, was published by HarperTeen in 2011.

Our home is in Cork in the south of Ireland, but we're currently on loan to Massachusetts in the US where I continue to write books about magic, ghosts, and romance, with a bit of Irish flavor.

About the cover 

I know, there's no mistaking it. This is definitely a Carrier Series cover, but that was the intention. After the amazing reception to the cover of Carrier of the Mark, HarperCollins wanted Shadow's cover to be instantly recognizable. And it is, but the new darker color palette reflects the darker tone that this installment brings, and the pink and purple really make it pop. I love it and think HarperCollins have done another amazing job. I hope you like it too. 

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Pre-Order Shadow of the Mark: Amazon | The Book Depository

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