Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Not Just Another Pretty Face...



My very dear friend and CP, Karen is showing off her latest cover today. It's SOOOO pretty, I just had to share. I love that it's not the average YA cover--i.e. girl in a pretty dress with (sad) pretty face.

Karen and her cover designer, Alexandra Shostak, worked side by side to create the Taking Back Forever cover. After lots of hard work (and a lot of love) here it is…


Want to know more? Here’s a summary of Taking Back Forever.

Forever is worth the fight.

Maryah erased all memory of her past lives, but she couldn’t erase her soul mate Nathan, or his undying love. Now, Maryah and Nathan have a second chance at a future together, but first Maryah must remember the person she used to be and embrace her supernatural gifts—more than one kindrily member’s life depends on it.

Maryah’s power is Harmony’s best hope of finding her kidnapped soul mate, Gregory. But Harmony isn’t big on asking anyone for help, and she’s tired of waiting, so she’s taking matters into her own hands. Heaven help anyone who stands in her way.


To celebrate, Karen and Alexandra are giving away signed paperbacks of Grasping at Eternity. (Signed by Karen AND Alexandra!)
Contest is open internationally!



 Alexandra Shostak is a writer of dark and fantastical things, mostly meant for teenagers. She is a freelance cover designer, and is available to do covers and interior artwork directly for authors. She is also a former Irish dancer, a guitar player, and the person who can get you through the zombie apocalypse without getting bitten.
If you’re especially worried about the zombie apocalypse, you can find her in one of these places:
or on Twitter as @a_shostak
 

Karen was born and bred in Baltimore, frolicked and froze in Colorado for a couple of years, and is currently sunning and splashing around Florida with her two beloved dogs. She's addicted to coffee, chocolate, and complicated happily-ever-afters. Due to her strong Disney upbringing, she still believes in fairytales and will forever sprinkle magic throughout all of her novels.
Twitter: @karen_hooper

3 comments:

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

*gasp* That is a stunning cover! of course, I've come to expect that from Alexandra and Karen when they team up. Looks like the MC is both fierce and tender. :)

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

Awwww, thanks Nat. No pretty sad face here. Tricia is right--fierce and tender is very accurate. Who knew boots could say so much? ;)

Thanks for celebrating with me. You'll be reading it soon! <3

Medeia Sharif said...

I love the cover.

I've read one of Karen's books, her debut, and I'd like to read more.