Friday, June 11, 2010

CAPTIVE ~ Cover Revealed

And here it is!!! It's very different from the Forbidden cover! The awesome Marketing dept have decided to brand my Roman/Druid series as "Forbidden" - and I do love how that's tucked into the bottom left hand corner!!

I've always loved dark, gothic covers and stories, and although I imagined the cover to Captive would be similar in style and tone to Forbidden (which I think probably most people know by know how much I totally love!!!), the more I look at this cover, the more I realise how completely it captures the tone of the book.

The hero, Bren, is a dark, tortured soul (I love him so much) and that stormy background is perfect for him.

I also think it's slightly worrying just how much I adore that font!!!

I'd love to know - what do you think of this cover?

38 comments:

VampFanGirl said...

Wow, I think its stunning. Dark, tortured heroes are my favorite and I can't wait to read your books! Congrats on the great covers!!

:) VFG

Christina Phillips said...

Thanks, VFG! I love dark tortured heroes too, I really put Bren through the wringer!!

Leontine said...

VampFanGirl directed me to your books and I love both covers! I also read the excerpt of FORBIDDEN and i've added your books to my BookDepo wishlist :)

Sophie Renwick said...

Oh man....me want...BOTH books! I love anything Celtic, so this has really gotten me excited!

Anna Campbell said...

Christina, that's beautiful! Really gothic and intriguing. I agree it's a very different look to Forbidden but it's REALLY striking. I'm so looking forward to reading this book. As you know, I adored Forbidden!

Kylie Griffin said...

Christina, this new cover is gorgeous in an entirely different way to FORBIDDEN - and I love it, and I'm so jealous of your wonderful art dept/cover designer!

Yes, the tone is definitely darker but as soon as I saw it I thought THIS would be a book I'd pick up based on the cover alone - it has that much appeal.

I hope you copies of both covers hanging on your wall - they're something to be truly inspired by.

Sandra Hyatt said...

Hi Christina - I love the cover. Very moody and atmospheric.

Suzanne Brandyn said...

Hi Christinia,
As I said, it's a beautfull cover. Love it. :)

Rachael Johns said...

WOWSWERS - its BEAUTIFUL!!! Huge congrats!

suzilove said...

Christina,
Gorgeous cover,
So sexy,
Congratulations,
Suzi

Sharon Archer said...

It's stunning, Christina! Both of your covers are fabulous - the cover fairy is definitely smiling on you!

:)
Sharon

Maree Anderson said...

Ooooh, gorgeous, Christina! The cover gods are sure smiling on you, girl!!!

Nicky Strickland said...

I loved the Forbidden cover, but this one would be one I'd most definitely look at (I'm a sucker for the dark, gothic look). Very noice & exciting that they chose to brand it a Forbidden Novel! Very positive indeed. Congratulations.

Sara Hantz said...

It's fantastic and the book is even better!!!! I LOVE being your CP because I get to see everything first!!

Cathleen Ross said...

It's a very beautiful, haunting cover.

Christina Phillips said...

Leontine, thank you for stopping by! I'm so glad you like the covers and I hope you enjoy the books!!!

Sophie, I was so excited to see your Immortals of Annwyn series the other day - I love everything to do with the Celtic Otherworld! I'm so looking forward to reading your books!

Anna, it's very gothic isn't it? I do love that and it really does suit the tone of the book. I hope you enjoy Captive as much as Forbidden!!!

Christina Phillips said...

Wow Kylie - thank you so much. I agree, Marketing have done an amazing job with my covers. I've been very lucky! And yes this is definitely frame-worthy!!!

Thanks, Sandra! It is very atmospheric, I love that moody, stormy background!!

Suz, thank you!!

Rach, thanks so much for the congrats!!!

Christina Phillips said...

Whoops, Sophie, I was so excited that you stopped by, I forgot to thank you!!!

Suzi, it is very sexy, isn't it - I love the way he's looking at her in that protective way (not that Morwyn feels she needs protecting, though!!!)Thanks for the congrats!!

Sharon, R*BY girl!!! Thanks for dropping by - and yes, I've been sooo lucky with the cover fairy!!!

Hi Maree! Thanks for popping over - it is gorgeous isn't it! I can't stop smiling!!!

Christina Phillips said...

Nicky, thank you so much - the gothic look is very striking. And yes - I was thrilled with the way they decided to call the series Forbidden - it sounds a bit naughty!!!

LOL, Sara!!! You know I wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for my fantabulous CPs!!!

Cathleen, thank you for stopping by! It is a haunting cover, kind of hints at dark and deadly secrets!!!

Cathryn Brunet said...

It's gorgeous, Christina. And he's one sexy Roman!!

Love it.

Kandy Shepherd said...

Dark, sexy and fabulous!
I like the typeface it is definite and striking.
No wonder you are pleased!

Anna Hackett said...

Congrats, Christina! The new cover is gorgeous.

Christina Phillips said...

Cathryn, thanks! He is sexy - and tortured. Did I mention the tortured bit already? lol!

Kandy, thanks for stopping by! The typeface is fabulous, isn't it! I'm so in love with it :-)

Hi Anna! Thanks for popping over!

H Maree Davis said...

Niiiiice!

H! :)

Cari Quinn said...

I love this cover, Christina! Very different from Forbidden but just as beautiful. Can't wait for both books! :)

Shelley Munro said...

Christina - your cover is absolutely gorgeous. It's beautiful.

RowenaMayo said...

Hi Christina. Absolutely love the cover. Fantastic.

Christina Phillips said...

Hi H Maree! Thanks for popping over!! Glad you like!!

Cari thank you - they are both beautiful in very different ways, aren't they?

Thanks, Shelley - I think so too!!!

Hi Rowena! Thank you for stopping by - so glad you like the cover!!

April Vine said...

I love it - got goosebumps just looking at it. Dark, stormy heroes do that to me and the cover compliments exactly that. Perfect covers, Christina, all round!!! Can hardly wait to read it!!!

Christina Phillips said...

Hi April!!! You're right, the covers do perfectly match the books, which is very cool! Thanks so much for popping over!!!

Lisa R said...

I read VampFanGirl's post on these and immediately put both on my wishlist. Absolutely love "Captive's"
cover. It says, dark and romantic to me. Definitely, a cover that will entice you to take a long look at the book. Can't wait to start this series.

Thanks VFG


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Christina Phillips said...

Lisa, thanks for stopping by! Captive is dark and romantic, I'm really happy how that's been caught on the cover!

Eleni Konstantine said...

Totally adore this cover Christina. Congrats!!

Christina Phillips said...

Thanks, Eleni!!

Kaye Manro said...

OMG! What a lovely cover. I love it Christina! Sorry I'm late to this great reveal. I just can't stop looking at this cover!

Christina Phillips said...

Thanks, Kaye! It is a lovely cover (I think I'm a bit biased!!!)

practimom said...

Oh it is wonderful! I love some tortured heros too. and when a woman gets a hold of them....my favorite read! looking forward to this one very much!

Christina Phillips said...

Thank you, practimom!