Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Official Cover Reveal Poison + GIVEAWAY: Shadow of the Mark by Leigh Fallon

This post is a day late, as yesterday I had to post up the Spooktacular giveaway and I don't believe you're allowed to have any other posts published that day. Anyway, I got it to you the next day as soon as possible, and here it is: the cover for the second book in the Carrier trilogy.

PUBLICATION DATE: July 9th, 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.

My thoughts: Honestly, it looks just like the first one, but I loved the first one. This book looks like it's going to be darker since the cover is darker. I'll be the first one to admit that Carrier of the Mark is not my favorite book, but I have high hopes for this sequel. And of course, the covers will always be gorgeous! I wonder if this cover will feel the same as the first one did?

What Leigh says: 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.

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.

And now, Leigh's having a giveaway!

It's a pretty awesome one. Here's what you can win:

A signed ARC of Shadow of the Mark
A signed copy of Carrier of the Mark
Signed bookmarks, buttons, & pins

Awesome right? Just fill out the rafflecoptor and good luck!

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  1. I love the cover! My daughter just read the first one two times in a row so she is so excited to read Shadow of the Mark=)

  2. I love the cover. It's very pretty and interesting

  3. The cover is beautiful

  4. i like the swirly bits at the bottom of the cover a lot. the rest of it is kind of just ok for me. :)

  5. I love the cover, it's so pretty. (:

  6. Wow, it's beautiful!!!! I'd buy the book for just the cover!

  7. I think the cover is fantastic I like the color contrast going on from book one to book two :) Thanks for the giveaway :)

  8. I personally love the cover!! Here is the link:

  9. I cover is amazing! It really catches the eye.

  10. The Cover is awesome :)

  11. Oops forgot the link to the photo avatar

  12. I lovelovelove it; its so stormy.


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