Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Cover Love: The Dark Light

Hi!

I can't tell you how excited I am to share the cover and a brief summary for my debut YA fantasy, THE DARK LIGHT (official jacket copy to follow). I have a tendency to get ultra-excited whenever I see this cover, so I'll get straight to it and save the explosions for later.

But I would like to say this: I'd seen the stunning Fall 2012 covers coming out of Simon Pulse, so I knew that my wonderful editor, Annette Pollert, and her hugely talented designer, Angela Goddard, would create an amazing cover for THE DARK LIGHT.

I could never have imagined how amazing it was going to be. That huge scream you heard in January? It was probably me.

So, here it is!  Meet you on the Other Side!


Mysterious lights have flickered above Crownsville for as long as Mia can remember. And as far as she's concerned, that's about the only interesting thing to happen in her small town. That is, until Sol arrives.
Intense and gorgeous, Sol keeps to himself. Mia's not one to fall for just any guy, but she can't get Sol--or the brilliant tattoo on his back--out of her mind.  Mia's seen that tattoo before... on her brother, Jay.
Then Jay goes missing. Mia's convinced that Sol knows more than he's sharing, and to find her brother, she needs Sol's help. But Mia must first unravel the secrets of her past if she's going to confront her future. Because Sol's not who Mia thought he was--and neither is she.


Isn't it stunning?

I adore how this image encapsulates all the romance, the drama, the magic, and the mystery in THE DARK LIGHT, with Mia and Sol front and center as they deserve to be. I'm in awe of how it captures Mia's strength. And, of course, Sol's tattoo looks absolutely amazing! As things stand now, I believe the title will be created in beautiful blue foil and the cover printed on matte stock. How gorgeous is that? I am seriously overwhelmed.

So, to Annette, and Angela, and all the team at Simon Pulse, thank you, thank you, thank you! I'm in love.

Can't wait to hear what you think!

Sara

THE DARK LIGHT releases August 28th, 2012, and is available for pre-order at:

Amazon
Barnes & Noble

You can also add THE DARK LIGHT to your shelves at Goodreads. You'll make my day if you do.

39 comments:

  1. Daaaaaaaamn, girl.

    *snorple*

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  2. Thank you, guys!! I know!!! I'm madly in love.

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  3. GORGEOUS cover! Can't wait to read. :)

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  4. It's gorgeous! These are killing me, I'm starting to buy some bound books again lately just for the covers.

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    1. Thanks, Elizabeth. It's so, so striking.

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  6. I love everything about this cover! I haven't heard of this one before, but now I really can't wait for this to come out! :D

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    1. Thanks, Jana! We've been quiet up until now, but you'll be seeing much more about THE DARK LIGHT from now until August! So happy you that you like it.

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  7. Love love love the cover -- so excited for your book to come out, Sara! :D

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  8. Can you turn him around for the back cover? No seriously, this cover is simple, yet not simple. Right away, I get that there's a magical element to the story, along with earth-shaking romance. The cover draws me to the blurb. The blurb makes me want to read...now the wait!

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    1. Lisa, I'm going to tell my editor what you said. She will be thrilled. The team really put a lot of effort into creating a mood. I think they hit it out of the park. And I'll pass on the suggestion about turning Sol around for the back. LOL

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    2. Oh, that is such a good idea! The publishers should do that! (about turning the guy around) :)

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    3. That's an awesome idea! I didn't think it was possible to fall any further in love with Sol... until I saw this cover! I think turning him around might send me over the edge!

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  9. Wow. That is just one hot cover. Whew! Chills and goosebumps

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    1. Yeah! Do you see my grin on that photo up there?

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  10. Holy gorgeous boy body alert! Congratulations!

    Jen

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  11. WOW. I love the cover! I cannot wait to read The Dark Light this fall :)

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  12. Hawt! :D

    Congratulations -- that is one gorgeous cover!

    Lisa (Brackmann)

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  13. Sizzling! You weren't kidding with all your teasing!

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    1. Tee hee. I'm kidding. I've just been crazy excited ever since I saw it.

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  14. Wow!!! What a great cover. :) Congratulations.

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    1. Maureen, thanks so much for taking a look. So glad you like it. It's definitely a hot one :)

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  15. I totally think that hot boys on covers should be a trend this year (and next year, and the year after that...)

    Congrats it looks awesome :)

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  16. Congratulations.adding it 2 my tnr goodreads shelf/i lov fantasy

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    1. Thanks so much, Roro! Yay! I'm a huge fantasy fan, too. This book was a lot of fun to write. Tons of action, adventure, romance, mystery... It's all in there.

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