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Presenting THE TOWER (Book 2 in the Arcana Series) – Cover Reveal!

tower teaserI have been sitting on these covers for months because A) I can’t write book descriptions to save my life–and you have to have the book description for the cover reveal, obvs.–and B) it took me forever to figure out when a realistic release date might be for this novel, in the midst of a very hectic, very crazy summer (August 11! Be there or be square!).

But here it is! Today! A cover reveal! It’s happening!

Are you ready?

Well, hold your horses. Before we do this…do you remember the covers for The Hierophant? That’s right, there were two. Because I got sassy and decided that I wanted a different cover for the ebook (because I REALLY LIKE MAKING COVERS, OKAY?).

Well, because I started this trend with the first book in the series, I felt obligated to continue it. And that’s fine, because I LOVE the covers I came up with for The Tower.

So instead of just one, you’re actually getting TWO cover reveals today. ;D

But first, THE DESCRIPTION:

Ana Flynn just made a deal with the Devil, but she hasn’t lost her soul—yet.

In exchange for bringing her best friend back from the dead, Ana has no choice but to return to the hellish world of Sheol—a world that has been the backdrop to all of her nightmares since she narrowly escaped it, well over a year ago. But this time, Ana is trapped in a sentient prison school that defies the laws of space and time, a place her new demonic classmates call the Tower. And once you enter the Tower, there is only one way out: graduation.

While Ana wants nothing more than to return to what’s left of her life back home, her freedom can only come at a price: in order to graduate, she must find a way to face her greatest fears, and embrace the dark magic of Sheol—a magic that will transform her, forever.

Ana was human when she entered the Tower. Will she leave a monster?

Eh? Ehhh? :D

Ok, now…onto the cover reveal(s)!

Ready?

READY?

PRESENTING…

THE TOWER

BOOK II IN THE ARCANA SERIES

ebook cover:

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and print:

The Tower Print FINAL image only

TA DA! :D

I’m super proud of both of these covers and the feats of Photoshop that I had to perform to make them happen. Troubleshooter is my middle name! (Actually it’s not, it’s Claire, hence why my books don’t say “Madeline Troubleshooter Franklin” on the covers.)

And just so you can see the FULL glory of these beasts, here they are next to their predecessors:

ebook covers

print covers

Eh? Ehhhhhhh? :D (Picture me as the annoying artist at a gallery trying to get your attention so I can point out every single deliberate artistic choice I made ;p I’m just SUPER PROUD OF THESE COVERS, OKAY?) I can’t wait to get my hands on the print copies and hold them side by side… *DEEP SIGH OF LONGING*

I’d love to hear what you think about the covers and the description for The Tower! You can contact me here, tweet at me @madelineclaire_, or hop on over to my Facebook page to say hello!

That’s it for now, folks!

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THE HIEROPHANT – Cover reveal!

A couple of weeks ago I announced the upcoming release of my second novel, The Hierophant, coming June 18, 2013. I can’t begin to explain how happy it makes me JUST to be able to make that announcement. About as happy as Aro with a red panda.

This is how happy I am that I got to make that announcement.

This is how happy I am that I got to make that announcement.

This book has been a very long time coming. I wrote the original (and thankfully LONG LOST) draft of The Hierophant in 2007, while I was still an Anthropology major, before I had realized that Young Adult Literature was even a thing. The book has transformed into something almost unrecognizable since then, but the soul of the story remains, and it’s stronger than ever. The Hierophant has always been about a girl–Ana–coming to terms with the unknown and uncertain: unknown heritage, uncertain future, unknown worlds and all the paranormal creatures that inhabit them. But mostly, as it turned out in this final incarnation, Ana’s story is about learning to accept the things she can’t control.

Funny, that it took getting unexpectedly fired for me to commit to sharing her story with the world.

This is an independently published book, and I make no attempt to hide it. I do the best I can by the words and the product, and to create a book worthy of any legacy publisher’s standards. But self-publishing is not a sure-fire career. It’s risky business, and an investment in time, energy, and money. I can’t control how sales will turn out. People might hate this book. It might never even reach enough readers for it to matter.

But you have to take risks to follow your dreams, and my dream has always, always been to tell stories. So thank you–yes You!–for being, for reading, for wanting the stories that authors dream to tell. You make it possible for us to do what we do. By reading, sharing, and supporting our work, you help make dreams come true.

When I first wrote The Hierophant six years ago, I could not imagine in (2007, or 2010, or even earlier in 2013) what the cover–the face–of this book would look like. And then a split second of inspired crowd sourcing put me in touch with an amazing design team, and everything fell into place.

So, ladies and gents, without further ado, I give you the cover of The Hierophant.

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And the description, in case you haven’t seen it:

Demons are watching you. They move invisible through our world, hunting for rare prey–most humans don’t see the monsters that lurk in the dark, and as long as you can’t see them, they can’t hurt you.

But Ana sees the demons. Creatures once found only in the bedtime stories told by her late mother have crept from the shadows, whispering her name, and stirring ancient magic in her veins.

On the day her tarot deck foretells a disturbing change, Ana encounters an uncanny young man who literally stops her heart. Trebor has strange powers, and an even stranger quest, and for some reason wants to help her. But the closer Trebor gets to unlocking Ana’s power, the more important–and dangerous–his own quest becomes. And in a world haunted by demons determined to find the key to their empire, there is much more at stake than one girl’s soul.

This glorious cover was designed by the brilliant minds of Nathaniel and Lana Winter-Hebert at www.winterhebert.com, who were absolutely wonderful to work with. They took my vague idea of “uh, Tarot” and came up with something more beautiful and intriguing than I could have ever imagined. I’d love to hear what you think about it!

And of course, with the cover reveal comes an official Goodreads listing! If you are so inclined, I would be absolutely as delighted as Aro on the Millennium Falcon if you would consider adding it to your bookshelves!:)

This is how happy I would be if you added THE HIEROPHANT on Goodreads!

This is how happy I would be if you added THE HIEROPHANT on Goodreads!

 

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Stay tuned for more exciting reveals like the book trailer, giveaways, and information on pre-ordering signed paperback copies (plus a free bonus eReader copy)!

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