Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Cover Reveal & Giveaway! The Violet Fox

Hello lovely readers of mine! Today I am really excited to be participating in the cover reveal of a new YA Fantasy book called The Violet Fox. It is written by Clare C. Marshall who is an Indie author, and this is her second book. I was really intrigued to find out more about Clare and her writing after checking out her first book, a supernatural story called Within-- which also happens to have a very lovely cover...

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Summary: Trinity Hartell’s life changed after the accident. Left with irreversible brain damage, she becomes a burden to her mother, a cause for heartbreak for her boyfriend Zack, and a flattened obstacle for her best friend, Ellie.

But then she starts writing. Perhaps it’s a coincidence that the psychotic, murdering protagonist of her novel bears a striking similarity to the charming Wiley Dalton, a mayoral candidate in the upcoming election.

Or, perhaps not...

So when Clare asked if I'd like to participate in the cover reveal for her latest Fantasy book, I was totally psyched! AND to make things even better, she is also having a Giveaway for 2 e-copies of The Violet Fox, which you can check out below!! But first...

~Cover Reveal for The Violet Fox~

Author: Clare C. Marshall
Publisher: Faery Ink Press (http://www.faeryinkpress.com)
Release date: October 13, 2012
Genre: YA Fantasy
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Summary: There are two kinds of people in the land of Marlenia.

The Marlenians, who live on the surface, and the Freetors, who are forced to live underground.

The war between them ended two hundred years ago, but the Freetors still fight for the right to live under the sun. Fifteen-year-old Kiera Driscoll embodies the Freetors' hopes as the Violet Fox. In a violet cape and mask, she sneaks around Marlenia City stealing food and freeing her people from slavery.

Then the Elders task her with a secret mission: retrieve a stolen tome that contains the secrets of Freetor magic, something the Marlenians both fear and covet. Kiera must disguise herself as a noblewoman and infiltrate the Marlenian castle.

Before the Freetor-hating Advisor finds out her real identity.

Before her brother is imprisoned because of the secrets he hides.

And before she falls any more in love with the prince she's supposed to hate.

More is happening in the castle than she realizes, and Kiera is faced with a difficult choice. Will she be loyal to her people and their fight for freedom, or will she be loyal to her heart?

OK, so first of all, this story sounds flipping AWESOME! You guys know that I am a HUGE High-Fantasy fan and this definitely sounds like the kind of book that I would love to check out. And the cover is SO gorgeous-- I really love the colors and how it looks like it's on old parchment, along with the runes that surround the picture of Kiera in the center. Oh, and the title font is freaking amazing-- I am a huge fan of cool fonts haha. Altogether, it is really beautiful! What do you guys think?

Fun facts:
Here are some interesting things behind Clare's latest cover and the book...

-As always, my covers are designed by my boyfriend, Dave.
-The runes along the outside are made from scratch. There are 26 of them. One for each letter of the alphabet. They represent a secret code that the protagonist, Kiera, and her people can read.
-The working title for the book was FREETOR, a combination of “freedom” and “fighter”.
-This is the first book in a series, but it was originally intended to be a one-off book. The world and the characters kind of ran away with me. However, this book can be read as a stand alone.

~Find Out More~
Links to find out more about Clare and The Violet Fox!

The Violet Fox on Goodreads
Clare on Twitter
Faery Ink Press on Facebook


In celebration of the cover reveal for her latest book, Clare will be giving away 2 e-ARCs of THE VIOLET FOX to 2 lucky winners!! Just fill out the Rafflecopter form below :)

Starts: July 3, 2012 EST

Ends: July 31, 2012 EST

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  1. OOH. I REALLY love fantasy novels, too...it's my "comfort zone" genre that I've always loved. Definitely entering this giveaway. Thanks, Lea!

  2. Thanks for participating in my cover reveal! I'm so glad you like it :)

  3. I really love this cover. It's really beautiful. I love how the face is drawn, the style reminds me a little bit of a drawing of a comic book character. I also like how the title and the author's name sort of look backlit.

  4. Wow, the cover is really beautiful! I'm looking forward to reading this book :) x

  5. Thanks for sharing, I look forward to reading these :]]! I just found your blog and will definitely keep up with it from now on. I just posted my summer reading list a few days ago on my new blog if you want to check it out! http://heartisinthewriteplace.blogspot.com/ Thanks again!

  6. Gorgeous cover! The face mask is breathtaking!

  7. Just added them to my list! The first book sounds VERY interesting. Will definitely have to pick that up soon. And The Violet Fox?! That cover is freaking amazing! Gorgeous! Love it! =D Thanks for sharing!


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