Thursday, February 23, 2012

Cover Reveal: My Heart Be Damned, Defiance, and The Lost Girl

My Heart Be Damned by Chanelle Gray
Publisher: Knight Romance Publishing
Release Date: July 5, 2012
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If you're a Hunter, there are only three things you must know about the Damned. The Damned can't lie, can't live without a body, and can't leave you alone. 

Amerie Carter has the blood of a Hunter, unfortunately. She is one of a rare line of women who, upon her sixteenth birthday, will come into extraordinary powers used to hunt the Damned; escaped souls from Hell who take up residence in human bodies. It's supposed to be her sweet sixteen, but Amerie has never dreaded a day more, and her worst fears are confirmed as the celebration turns tragic when her mother is killed. 

Grief-stricken, Amerie vows to never hunt a day in her life. She's determined to hide behind normalcy, attending school, hanging out with her friends and working an after-school job at The Hut. All Amerie wants is to be left alone. But try telling the Damned that. The harder Amerie tries to ignore her powers, the more the Damned come looking for her. 

When an attack leaves one of Amerie's friends in the hospital, and endangers the lives of her fellow students, she knows she has no choice: Hunt or Be Hunted. Thankfully, the gorgeous, secretive, and so-off-limits Marshall offers to train Amerie to take out her supernatural enemies. But training with Marshall means leading lying to her friends, her family, and confronting the mysterious circumstances surrounding her mother’s death. 

Amerie soon discovers she’s not the only one with something to hide, Marshall's secrets might kill her before the Damned get the chance.
Defiance by C. J. Redwine
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release Date: August 28, 2012
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Within the walls of Baalboden, beneath the shadow of the city’s brutal leader, Rachel Adams has a secret. While other girls sew dresses, host dinner parties, and obey their male Protectors, Rachel knows how to survive in the wilderness and deftly wield a sword. When her father, Jared, fails to return from a courier mission and is declared dead, the Commander assigns Rachel a new Protector, her father’s apprentice, Logan—the same boy Rachel declared her love for two years ago, and the same boy who handed her heart right back to her. Left with nothing but fierce belief in her father’s survival, Rachel decides to escape and find him herself. But treason against the Commander carries a heavy price, and what awaits her in the Wasteland could destroy her. 

At nineteen, Logan McEntire is many things. Orphan. Outcast. Inventor. As apprentice to the city’s top courier, Logan is focused on learning his trade so he can escape the tyranny of Baalboden. But his plan never included being responsible for his mentor’s impulsive daughter. Logan is determined to protect her, but when his escape plan goes wrong and Rachel pays the price, he realizes he has more at stake than disappointing Jared. 

As Rachel and Logan battle their way through the Wasteland, stalked by a monster that can’t be killed and an army of assassins out for blood, they discover romance, heartbreak, and a truth that will incite a war decades in the making.
The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release Date: August 28, 2012
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Eva's life is not her own. She is a creation, an abomination - an echo. Made by the Weavers as a copy of someone else, she is expected to replace a girl named Amarra, her 'other', if she ever died. Eva studies what Amarra does, what she eats, what it's like to kiss her boyfriend, Ray. So when Amarra is killed in a car crash, Eva should be ready.

But fifteen years of studying never prepared her for this.

Now she must abandon everything she's ever known - the guardians who raised her, the boy she's forbidden to love - to move to India and convince the world that Amarra is still alive. 
I don't think I can even express just how excited I am about these books.  Between the stunning cover of My Heart Be Damned and the beauty of the Balzer + Bray release date twins, publishers are clearly doing something right in that department.  Covers aside, though, don't these all just seem completely fantastic? Damned souls, badass girl warriors hunted by an indestructible monster, a girl who is simply meant to fill up the gap left by another?  I just keep reading the pitches, staring blankly at the covers, and refreshing the page in hopes that the release date will magically change.  July and August are a long time away, and I've never been known for my patience, especially concerning books that seem as stunning as the three of these.

What do you guys think?



Oh it's the first I see Lost Girls I love it! <3

Sangu Mandanna

Thank you for such a lovely shout out, Lexie!


Giselle: Isn't it gorgeous? I could honestly stare at that cover for ages. And the whole idea is just incredibly different and awesome.

Sangu: You're welcome! I absolutely loved the cover and description, so I wanted others to see them. :)


Defiance looks amazing!


ohhhhhhhhhhhh I LOVE the cover for Defiance!!! And I hadn't seen the cover for The Lost Girl before and wow I'm soooooo loving it!!! Thanks for sharing...these look amazing!!!!



Oh my goodness, the cover for the Lost Girl made me want to buy the book before I even read what it was about! (And then I read it and was like, I REALLY WANT TO BUY THIS BOOK!)

However I feel like the cover for Defiance is a dime-a-dozen picture--I don't get any real sense of what the book is about. And the cover for My Heart be Damned is just...I strongly dislike it. >.<

Sarah (The Book Life)

I am so excited for Defiance! And I love it's cover. I hadn't heard of Lost Girls, but oh my goodness does it look amazing!


They all sound good but I'm DYING for Defiance! I LOVE the cover but the story sounds just amazing!

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