This just in - the paint's a little wet so be careful not to smudge it ;> Cover art for SCENT OF MAGIC for the UK edition. Which will be released 18 December 2012.
So? What do you think? I love the colors and there are some really neat elements. But...white? Not the uniform I imagined, but it's eye catching, which is what the cover art is supposed to do -get the book noticed.
The countdown has begun and there's about a month and a half until my latest book, Navigating the Stars is published! To celebrate, I'm giving away 2 advance reading copies (ARCs) and 12 custom book labels that I will sign and personalize for you to place in your copy.
The give away is open to ALL! It ends on Halloween - October 31. Check out the Rafflecopter form below to enter.
The book will be published in Australia and New Zealand on November 19, 2018. Isn't the cover gorgeous? There will be an audio book available in AU/NZ as well, narrated by the lovely Eloise Oxer.
I'm also independently publishing the book in the US, Canada, and the UK on December 1, 2018. I don't have cover art yet (or links -but they're coming soon), but Josh Durham is working on it - he also did the cover art for the Australian edition. And the fabulous Gabra Zackman is narrating the audio book.
Here are some pre-order links for the AU/NZ edition:
Wow - it's dusty in here! And look at all the spam comments I need to delete. Sorry, I have to admit, I'm not a blogger. So why keep my blog? Because this works when I wish to do an interview and giveaway with a fabulous author. I thought I'd be doing more of these, but this year has been BUSY. I use Facebook to post updates and fun things so that's the best bet. Maria's Author Page
Speaking of fabulous authors, Lynette Noni's US debut YA book, WHISPER was published this summer and it's wonderful! I have an extra hardback copy and an ARC to giveaway - see the Rafflecopter below. I met Lynette in Australia when I was there for SupaNova Con. She is the sweetest person, beautiful both inside and out! Her The Medoran Chronicles are chewing up the Australian Bestseller charts and now she has a book published in the USA! She took some time out of her super busy schedule to answer my Take 10 questions about her US debut, WHISPER.
Are they the Study Series or the Glass Series or the Soulfinder Series or perhaps the Chronicles of Ixia?? There's been lots of confusion over the names and lots of questions coming my way over the reading order. So I'm posting the definitive AUTHOR recommended list of the books and short stories in reading order from first to last (covers are current USA print editions):
ICE STUDY (short story - http://www.mariavsnyder.com/IceStudy.php)
NIGHT STUDY (January 26, 2016)
DAWN STUDY (forthcoming February 28, 2017)
No cover art yet!
I hope this helps :).