Monday, January 30, 2012

Introducing... Twins!

This is like when your in-laws come to the hospital to see your new baby. And you have no makeup on and that thin hospital gown? Not a whole lot of coverage there. But you're just so happy to see them and show off the new addition to your family!

Well, here's my new baby...

And it's twins!

Up first, the paperback cover of POSSESSION got a redesign. WITH COLOR. And a new (uber-fantastic) font. AND an extra line on the tagline!



And for twin #2, SURRENDER received a matching design, just in time for the hardcover release, which is coming on June 5, 2012.


You can preorder these books now!

Of course, you can always get the POSSESSION hardcover (or POSSESSION on Kindle), which is still available in all its shiny whiteness.

I'm almost afraid to ask... But what do you think of the new covers? You can see them side by side (with my short story INSIDER INFORMATION -- oh my heck! It needs a new cover too!) on my newly designed website.

58 comments:

Natalie Aguirre said...

I saw them on another book blogger's blog already. Not sure who. I love your cover. I think the blue background of Possession makes the butterfly stand out more. Congrats! So excited for you.

Laura Marcella said...

BEAUTIFUL covers, Elana!! I love how the colors go from light to dark, and the new taglines are even more enticing. Congratulations on your twins!!

Miranda Hardy said...

The covers are amazing! I've always loved your covers. Simple, elegant and intriguing.

SA Larsenッ said...

Yes, I saw these the other day and totally fell in love! They are beautiful. Congratulations!!

Anne Gallagher said...

Beautiful covers! Congratulations.

And the title of this post had me scared for a second.

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Mackenna Shaws said...

Love the font. While I liked the original cover when I read Possession I like the new cover even better. The frozen butterfly stands out better against the color. Love the hummingbird in the jar. Goes so well with the ice cube butterfly. The addition to your tagline adds another hook.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I love the new look, although the white one stuck out more on the store bookshelves, which are filled with dark covers. It was like a neo light saying, "Buy me, Buy me". But these bright color will still grab everyone's attention.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I like the blues even better.

Kelly Hashway said...

Congrats, Elana! They are beautiful. I love the splash of color. I just got my cover for Touch of Death, too. Something must be in the air. :)

Liza said...

I LOVE these covers!

Adventures in YA and Children's Publishing said...

Congrats, Elana! The covers look beautiful.

Martina

Christine Fonseca said...

I think they are great. WOOT WOOT!!!

Cheyanne said...

BEAUTIFUL colors! Congrats!

Linda Kage said...

They're simply beautiful, dawling!! Love it. I'm so happy for you. Congrats.

K.T. Hanna said...

Love them. But you knew that already :D

Miriam Forster said...

So flippin' pretty! *pets* I looooove the color scheme.

Matthew MacNish said...

I love how these make the main objects stand out so much more. But, now what's going to happen with the SURRENDER paperback?

Wendy Paine Miller said...

Gorgeous! Blown away. I'm tellin' you, you do this thing right!
~ Wendy

Julie Daines said...

Very beautiful covers. I love them because they stand out from the rest of the usual YA covers I constantly see. (Now what color was the dress on that one book?) :)

Rebecca said...

I personally prefer the white cover of Possession better. I just pops. Plus, it has that pearlescent sheen to it. :-)

But all of the covers are lovely.

Susan R. Mills said...

Love them!

Peggy Eddleman said...

I really love them! I especially love that the font color on your name on Possession matches the background color on Surrender, and the font color on Surrender matches the background on Possession. I love the fading of the colors, too! They really look fabulous.

L.C. said...

Soooo prettyyyyy! *sparkles in eyes* The color schemes are lovely. Congrats!!

Angela Brown said...

The changes made to your book covers are not vast improvements. The original desgin of simplistic symbolism is wholly in tact so that's the most importante thing. I love that about your book covers.

The the color grading is a soft tone, a positive move from the stark white.

I love the new covers :-)

Patti said...

Love the new covers. What brought on the change?

Nicole Zoltack said...

So pretty!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I LOVE THEM!! Seriously. They're absolutely beautiful, Elana. I like it that they added color. :-)

Shannon said...

I love the covers. They are simple, yet beautiful. Love the colors too! Looking forward to reading Surrender.

Laura said...

Love it!

Martha Lawson said...

Some of the prettiest covers I've seen!!

Ghenet Myrthil said...

They're both really pretty. LOVE the colors. Congrats!!

Taffy said...

I lick them, I mean, I like them! So HAPPY for you!!

Slamdunk said...

Well done Elena. And it even with no diaper changing involved.

Colene Murphy said...

SO PRETTY! Congrats!!

Chantele Sedgwick said...

PRETTY! :D Love them!

aLmYbNeNr said...

I want the Surrender hardcover to match the original Possession hardcover. I won't be buying the hardcovers now. Sorry. I'll probably buy the Kindle versions where covers don't really matter. Just like with Andrea Cremer's books, I don't think hardcovers should be redesigned in the middle of the series. If there has to be a redesign, it should just be for the paperbacks. Not all of us have money to re-buy books when covers change so we can have matching covers.

David P. King said...

I "Surrender" to preorder! :)

Bish Denham said...

Oh wow! Hummingbird in a jar! Fantastic. Congratulations Elana!

Marsha Sigman said...

They are so beautiful. You must be so happy they have all that healthy color. I can't figure out who they resemble though...

Congrats to you!

Melanie Fowler said...

I like them both! Great covers!

Elle Strauss said...

Beautiful! You must be so proud!

Cherie Reich said...

Although the shiny whiteness of the previous color was pretty, I like these even more. :)

June G said...

Ooh. The covers are so beautiful in their simplicity. Gorgeous. Congrats, Elana. You're such a nice person. You deserve this.

The Golden Eagle said...

They're beautiful covers!

Theresa Milstein said...

Beautiful covers. Butterfly and hummingbird--you get the best book cover creatures.

Christine Rains said...

They're gorgeous!

lisasanuma said...

That font really is amazing. I love it!

Heather Kelly said...

Love the new color on the cover of posession--so yummy! You must be so proud!!

Surrender is beautiful too. I can't wait to read it!

Shannon Messenger said...

Oooo--I like the colors! I mean, of course I love the white ones too--but the colors are very striking! Can't wait to hold one in my hands!!!!!

Little Ms J said...

So incredibly proud of you and good heavens those covers are gorgeous! Congrats, lady!

Jessie Humphries said...

I want one! So cool. And great analogy...they are your babies! :)

Leigh Covington said...

I love the new covers and love the old ones too. It's got to be fantastic when your book looks great no matter what!

L.T. Elliot said...

I'm loving the colors. And the new taglines totally speak to me. Awe-to-the-some!

Can't wait to get mine!

Kelly Polark said...

Gorgeous! I love the beautiful blue hues too.

Nichole Giles said...

Very cool. Can't wait to see them in person!

Karen Lange said...

They are gorgeous, Elana. Congrats! :)

Leslie Rose said...

Purdy. I have officially preordered.

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