Saturday, July 5, 2014

Cover reveal: Thicker Than Blood

I'm a little late posting the cover reveal on this blog, but better late than never. I cannot tell you how proud I am with the participation and responses to the cover reveal. This has been such a wonderful start to the Alaire's journey. I'm thrilled to share Alaire's story with you and cannot wait for the release in August.
Without further ado, let's see the cover.

Thicker Than Blood is the third installment in the Magicians series. The cover was designed by Alivia Anders (White Rabbit designs & creations). I purchased this cover back in October 2013 and have been waiting for this day when I could reveal it. I was immediately excited about the cover. I had a lot of different ideas about how the design could look, but this turned out better than I imagined. I love the mood of it and the small but important details.
Official summary:
Alaire Sencler is not the man he used to be. He left behind a foul and bloody past to be with the woman he loves, but the memories never allow him to forget what he did. 
While the White magicians rise an army, their leader hides his true reasons for going to war. Meanwhile the Dark magicians seek out a new haven, one that might keep them hidden long enough to prepare for the war that is raging on outside their doorstep. 
Though Alaire has a unique gift and the woman of his dreams by his side, he has yet to come to terms with Esmour's death and what the future holds for him. New faces and the revealing of the fifth Dark magicians offers hope, but only the strongest will survive in the final battle.
Whoever said "blood runs thicker than water" never knew what it is like to be a part of the current. 
Release date: August 2014 (official date will be released when it is determined.)
Add to Goodreads. Purchase links will be made available in August.

What does Alaire's story hold in store for us? Well, we can take a closer look at his story now with the revealing of the teaser. I posted a teaser a while back when Shadows and Embers was an available ebook download. This teaser, however, I picked directly out of the book. It's a scene I personally love because it has two of the males character I've grown to love over the years. I spent several days deciding on this teaser and hope you enjoy it. Please note that the following scene is told from Alaire's point of view and does not include spoilers.
We followed the noises and passed by more trees until Léal was in our sight. He performed a spell which hit the tree in front of him. Rostland held me back and gestured he would advance first.
​ Slowly stepping forward, Rostland said, “Léal, you need to stop before you hurt yourself.” 
​He turned around and glared, but sweat covered his face and ran past his neck. 
​Léal replied, “You knew her for one year; I knew her for five. She kept saying time and time again she was on my side, and I never once believed her until the end.” 
​Rostland took another step forward, but Léal raised his hand. I considered moving closer to help if anything spun out of control, but I was confident in Rostland. 
​“Do you plan to kill me again? Come now, you’re making a fool out of yourself,” Rostland said in a firm voice. 
​Léal whispered a word and cast a spell, causing a ice shard to strike through Rostland’s chest. Every muscle in my body tensed, but Rostland quickly ripped the icicle out and threw it on the ground. The icicle broke apart into pieces, and the two men stared at each other. 

And lastly I wanted to show the covers for books 1-3 so far in the series.
If you want to read the original post on my main blog, please feel free to check it out. I will be updating my websites with the cover over the next couple days, so I apologize if I haven't updated yet. Please know that I am in the progress of doing so. Also, the cover is live on Goodreads, so please remember to take a look at it and add it to your "want to read" list.
What do you think of the cover? Out of all three books so far, what cover has been your favorite? Leave a comment below and let me know. Remember if you haven't done so already, share the cover reveal on your social media sites to tell your friends about TTB. This has been such an exciting event, and I'll be back more with more details about how it turned out and links to where you can read other posts about the reveal.
I have not had the time to post on this particular blog simply because my main one already covers what I might have covered here. However, I will try to see if I can get back into the hang of it. At the very least I would like this blog to contain the major posts about the series (so you can find them on both of my blog).
Remember to share the cover!
Lindsey R. Sablowski

"There's a lot that I want." He said. He smirked as he said it like he knew he was pushing my patience.