Thursday, March 1, 2012

EXPEL cover reveal!!!


I thought I'd share the cover with you guys! I may tweak it a little but for the most part its finished. I'll also be posting the cover for EPHEMERAL (The Countenance Book 1) hopefully Tuesday. Since I have no major announcements or even a hard release date for EXPEL (which I should have super soon.) I'll leave you with a few facts about EXPEL:

Facts;

*EXPEL is the longest book I have ever written. I fear letting the word count out of the bag so I'll hold that close to the vest for now.

*I wrote two sentences in the middle of the book that would have given away the ending to the entire series but I decided to delete them because you guys are soooo good at decoding what I say.

*I haven't divulged a single plot line through the teasers and that my friends is a miracle considering there are more teasers for EXPEL than any other book.

*The death toll rises by two.

*EXPEL was almost split into two books. I decided against it because there were no natural endings to the storylines in the middle of the book. But, when it goes to paperback, the odds are good (not certain)  that it will be split in two, EXPEL part 1 and EXPEL part 2.

*A part of the reason EXPEL is so long is because I never wanted to leave.

I really can't wait to share EXPEL with you guys! I always say that but I always mean it. ;)

Let me know what you think of the cover or what your thoughts are on EXPEL in general!

Just FYI I'll be posting a character interview soon for a new series. If she does well I might just let my characters have run of the blog once in a while. I'm sure Marshall will have a thing or two to say. Any character interview requests? 

43 comments:

Heather M White said...

I. Love. It! So beautiful! As always!!!!

I can't wait to get this book in my hands! You're so creative! :)

Brittni guillen said...

Love live love it!!! Wooo team marshall!!! LOL :D

kwee said...

I love the cover!!! Please tell me that Gage is not one of the two that dies! I cannot wait till the release of Expel. :)

Ang said...

What a fun post this was! I love the fun facts. Although when you said the death toll rises by 2, I almost cussed! (I don't normally cuss. Ha) I have this sneaking suspicion (sp?) That I'm going to be in labor reading Expel. But what a good diversion it will be! And finally the cover is beautiful, as always!

Cheri22 said...

I would love to know your thoughts on the cover designs for this series? I know that they are all very similar so just wanted to know your idea behind it:)

As for character interviews, I think that I would love to hear more about Gage:)

moniquek29 said...

Of course it isn't Gage he's gonna be with skyla forever I hope,beg,pray hehe I think the cover is amazing just love it can't wait for this book gonna be the best one I just know it TEAM GAGE ALL DA WAY!!!!!!

Heather said...

It's beautiful! I can hardly wait to read it!

DeAnn Robinson said...

Love it cant wait to read it :)

Unknown said...

I think the cover is beautiful and as I have said before, there seems to be so much symbolism behind each picture amd I love that! im probably reading too much into it as I tend to do that bit for me, thats what it says.
I can't wait to read Expel. Love the character development, story line and execution. Its so hars to kill beloved characters (or not..who knows yet!) Off but can take stories to such tremendous heights!
~mauri

Amy said...

Great cover. It's interesting to note that the X in Expel is much larger and it happens to be directly over one of the butterfly. Perhaps a hint????

Addison Moore said...

Heather M White - Thank you Heather! I can't wait to put it in your hands. I'll be a little glad to be rid of it. ;)

Brittni guillen - I love your devotion to Marshall!!!

kwee - Thank you! I can't tell you. But I will say there is a death in the beginning and towards the end.

Ang - Ack! I hope I get it to you before you go into labor!!!!! And lol about the cussing. If it stems from emotion it's a natural gut reaction. That's almost an excusable expletive. ;)

Cheri22 - Yes! Ethereal was Skyla learning she was an angel. Tremble - meeting Marshall underwater. Burn - Lots of heart wrenching discovers (not to give spoilers ;) Wicked - the 'dark' butterfly returns to assume her place. Vex- The huge burden of Chloe is too much for Skyla. Expel - Well, Expel's cover is rife with spoilers. lol! I'm glad you asked!

Addison Moore said...

moniquek29 - I LOVE your enthusiasm for Gage! I'm sure Gage would appreciate it it, too. ;)

Heather - Thank you, Heather! I'm so looking forward to pushing it out the door.

DeAnn Robinson - Thank you! Can't wait to share it! :)

Mauri - You're right!! I try to create a cover that best fits the plot. In fact I just posted the meaning behind each cover (loosely) above. I'll repost it for you:

(from above) *Ethereal was Skyla learning she was an angel. Tremble - meeting Marshall underwater. Burn - Lots of heart wrenching discovers (not to give spoilers ;) Wicked - the 'dark' butterfly returns to assume her place. Vex- The huge burden of Chloe is too much for Skyla. Expel - Well, Expel's cover is rife with spoilers. lol! I'm glad you asked!

Addison Moore said...

Amy - Thank you! And, you know it is. Good work, girl! ;)

Heather said...

I need signed book plates of the covers to add to my collection. They're soooooo pretty. I love the butterfly. And oh my yes, a Marshall interview. I have a few questions to ask that stinker ;) edit FASTER. I am so ready for this book!

Addison Moore said...

Heather - I shall work on bookplates! And I'll check with Marshall and see if he's busy. As soon as he pencils me in I'll interview him and pick his brain. ;) I'm sort of interested in that one myself. *edits faster*

Logan Rutherford said...

Wow! This cover is the best yet! I love it. I can't wait until it comes out! I love that it's going to be so long! I love long books. Maybe EXPEL will last me much longer than VEX did, which only lasted two days! Also, do you know when they will come out in paperback? I'd love to have them on my bookshelf!

p.s. How long after EXPEL is EPHEMERAL coming out?

reklaw0329 said...

I wish there was a Gage in my life! I cannot wait for Expel. I love reading your books and checking out if reality for just a bit. Thank you!!

Addison Moore said...
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Addison Moore said...

Logan - Thank you! You guys are such quick readers I have no doubt you could have it read in a day. lol! I hope you enjoy it no matter how long it lasts.

As for EPHEMERAL I should have it done a few weeks or up to a month after EXPEL comes out.

Addison Moore said...

reklaw0329 - Gage is a dream. ;) I do wish there were more like him. And your welcome for the reality check out. I often feel that way when I write.

Amber J. said...

Awesome! Please tell your book cover designer he's done an amazing job once again.

I notice that the X is over the butterfly. But I also see that there are no butterflies placed within the heart...hmm. I've been trying to use your descriptions of the other covers to decipher this one, but I can't come up with anything other than neither Chloe or Skyla are protected/safe in this book. Am I even close? lol

So far, none of the deaths--Holden, Ethan, Kate--have been devastating. In EXPEL, are you going to go all Game Of Thrones on us and start killing off main characters? lol

...I read a great character interview today which reminded me so much of Marshall, so I can't wait to see what's going on in Marshall's mind

Rachel Morgan said...

This series has such gorgeous covers! And EXPEL must be pretty long if it could potentially form two print books. But hey, I've always been a fan on long books!

Amber J. said...

oops, I forgot one of the main characters--Gage--was killed, but I wasn't sure from the ending if he was dead dead lol

and can you please appeal to your inner editor, because she keeps taking all the good hints out of the book lol? you're too good at writing all these subplots and it's hard to solve all the mysteries, so a cheat sheet (or two) in EXPEL would be great :)

Addison Moore said...

Amber J. (Regarding the cheat sheet) Ha! You're funny! And you're also way too good. Sadly, it was one of my favorite lines from the series but I had to take it out because the foreshadowing was a little too thick. But there's plenty of spoilers going on eluding to the end of the book in general. I do like to do that.

You have some of the cover theory correct. As for am I going all Game of Thrones on you, I won't say. But I will give you a hint. Game on.

Addison Moore said...

Rachel Morgan - Thank you Rachel! EXPEL isn't really crazy long (actually it SO is) but I was told if I wanted to sell the books I might end up lo$ing on printing EXPEL so if that's the case (and it may not be) I'll consider breaking it up into two parts. Ironically both parts of EXPEL would be longer than both ETHEREAL and TREMBLE individually.

Jessicah said...

Is there an official release date?

Addison Moore said...

Jessicah - There will be as soon as I get it back from my editor. I'm still waiting. My Beta's still have it as well. It's a big boy so it's taking a little longer. ;)

Shmoopywood said...

I tore through the entire series on a three day weekend. I am very much looking forward to Expel! Hurry hurry :)

Addison Moore said...

Shmoopywood - I can' t thank you enough for conducting such a reading marathon with my characters! You are amazing!!!

EXPEL in its oversized state is taking my editor and Betas much longer to edit. Although, however I know for sure it won't take you guys longer to read than say VEX, it's only a little bigger than VEX. But they try to read it really slow to catch errors, missed words, repeats, and anything else I might have inadvertently thrown their way, lol! I really will try to learn my lesson and write Celestra 7 brief and to the point. ;) I do like me some long books though...

Thank you again for reading!!!

TK Knox said...

Ahh, good, that last comment answered one of my questions. (Is Expel your last Celestra series book?) But still leaves me for How long is the series PLANNED to follow through as? (I know, nothing is ever set in stone with writing until it is bound in leather, or in this case kindle/nook lol)

I would like to have an interview with Logan, but not just logan, Skyla's Dad would be an interesting interview as well. What say we tug on the invisible threads of life to bring them to the blog? lol

EODWife said...

I absolutely LOVE this series!!! I just started reading it about a week ago and have finished all the books and I cussed up a storm at the end of the last one! I can't wait for Expel to come out. Will this be the last book in the series or am I gonna have to continue waiting for the end...it's killing me! Great writing, wonderful visuals, and I love all the guys in the story. I want them all to myself!

Addison Moore said...

TK Knox - Hi TK! Lets see, how long is the series.. I don't know. I'm almost to the end of the faction war. I'm hoping in less than three books (smaller in size I hope). At the end of the faction war it'll be evident what happens to Skyla and her suitors. I do plan on other books with Skyla after that. *I know, murky answer* Sorry!

And yes to the interviews with Logan and Skyla's dad!!! Love that! I do have a soft spot in my heart for her daddy.

Addison Moore said...

EODWife - Aw, thank you!!!! And, lol about cussing up a storm after VEX! I love that you had a visceral reaction. As for the series, I think I'll need a few more (shorter) books to get us to the end of the faction war and that will reveal the destinies of all the major players. I hope.

Thank you so much for reading!!!! I have teasers on my FB page, fresh every Tuesday. :) Hope you'll join us!

Amber Avery said...

Another amazing cover. Addison! Like the others keep saying-- I can't wait to return to paragon!!

Addison Moore said...

Amber Avery - You're so sweet! Thank you! I'll pass the word along to my cover designer, a.k.a my hubby! Can't wait to take you back to Paragon!!!

Bella said...

I think the cover works great with the existing ones it really fits in well. I love it:-)

Addison Moore said...

Bella - Thank you! I'm really happy with the way it turned out. Still working on the EPHEMERAL cover though. ;)

alirae said...

Omg Im so excited and I wish I was reading it right now!!! When will I be reading it???

Addison Moore said...

alirae - I'll get my official edits back tomorrow and I'll finally be able to set a date!!! I'm excited to get it to you!!

Taís Santos said...

Oh my gooooood *------* The cover is so beautiful.. As usual of course, since all covers are amazing ;D

Addison Moore said...

Taís Santos - Thank you! I can't wait to share the book soon!

Mzroberts said...

Okay, I just finished books 1-3 in as many days and I am so mad that Chloe is back that I can not bring myself to read Book 4 which is silly because all I can think about is the fact there are 3 more books with all types of twists and turns. These books are amazing and very well written! I need a spoiler, I need to know that everything is going to work out or I may not be able to continue reading. Help!!!!!!!!!

Addison Moore said...

Mzroberts - Hi! Thank you so much for reading!! I can assure you of two things; Chloe stirs up more trouble and yes, the end brings a very certain sense of satisfaction. ;) I hope that helps! Please drop in and let me know what you think of the rest of the books! I really do love to hear it. Happy reading~!