The Dark Light Blog Tour It’s All About That Cover!
Hi, Lisa! Thanks so much for hosting this stop on The Dark Light blog tour and for your lovely review last week!
Of everything connected to The Dark Light, the one thing I’m most asked about is… the cover! So, it would be impossible for me to not include a stop on the tour devoted entirely to the steaming hot, “I can’t believe what I’m seeing”, “OMG, look at that tattoo” cover of The Dark Light.
The first thing I have to say about The Dark Light’s cover is that it wasn’t designed by me. I wish I were that talented! The responsibility for designing a cover, and the final say on all cover art, falls to the publisher. Because of this, the cover is often one of the things that authors get most excited about, because you really don’t know what you’re going to get until you see it. And that was certainly true of The Dark Light.
I have to admit, my editor did ask me about ideas for the cover, and I babbled something completely incoherent in response. In many ways, The Dark Light is a real blend of genres. It’s a fantasy, but there’s also mystery, romance, and adventure in story, and I had no idea how that could be represented as art!
I first saw The Dark Light’s cover at about 6pm on January 5th of this year--yes, I remember the time and date! It was at that time that the US Geological Survey noted seismic activity somewhere near the Chesapeake Bay. That was me. Screaming! I’d seen the fantastic covers coming from my publisher and knew they’d create something amazing. I’d had no idea it would be such a showstopper.
So what makes this cover so fabulous? For me, it’s a mixture of things. Yes, it’s hot, it’s sexy, and it certainly makes the jaw drop. But as someone who knows The Dark Light well, the cover actually tells a deeper story. Firstly, it speaks about the characters--Mia’s strength, Sol’s reserve, and the connection between them are perfectly captured by the models. It’s mysterious and fantastical with the strange, other worldly lights. And, of course, Sol’s tattoo looks absolutely amazing!
Another thing I hadn’t expected was the reaction once the cover went live in March. I have to admit, I was a little nervous. It is a sexy cover and I’d rarely seen anything like it YA, so I was eager to hear what people thought. The reaction was overwhelming. The cover is on desktops, it’s the wallpaper on peoples’ phones. Questions about The Dark Light were numerous: Is this a paranormal romance? Is it angels? Aliens? What is the story behind that cover? People were talking.
I know that great time, effort, and care went into creating The Dark Light’s cover. The perfect image had to be selected, the tattoo art created (by an actual tattoo artist, by the way!), and then digitally added to the model’s back. The font and lettering, which appear in gorgeous blue foil on the hardcover copies, selected. The overall effect is stunning, and I really can’t thank my publisher enough for what they gave me.
So what do you guys think of the cover? I’d really love to hear your comments!
Thanks for dropping in for another visit Sara! I'm so excited that we had a chance to find out more info about this amazing, hot, smouldering and oh so breathless cover! You are one LUCKY lady and scored one heck of an cover. I know Sara and I would both love to hear what you guys think of the cover. And have you had a chance to read this one yet? If not... WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR???
Check out my review >>>HERE<<<
Synopsis: Mia is torn between two guys—and two worlds—in this epic, romantic fantasy. 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. 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.
Then Mia’s brother goes missing, and Mia’s convinced that Sol knows more than he’s sharing. But getting closer to Sol means reevaluating everything Mia once believed to be true. Because Sol’s not who Mia thought he was—and neither is she.
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IT'S GIVEAWAY TIME!!!
ONE lucky winner will receive a SIGNED Hardback of The Dark Light and a SIGNED Poster!! Take a look at the picture to check out the amazing poster!
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A HUGE thank you to Sara for asking me to be part of this amazing tour for her AMAZING BOOK! It's been a pleasure and please know you are welcome here anytime! Also, a HUGE thank you to Sara for providing the book and posters for the giveaway.
Be sure to check out the next stop on The Dark Light Tour Tomorrow with: Haley at YA-Aholic
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