ARC copies of Embrace in the US!

I have just laid eyes on the images of the absolutely incredibly stunning US ARC of EMBRACE and have learned that I am not above loud bursts of whooping and cheering and have had trouble removing the ear-to-ear smile plastered on my face. My husband just looks at me, registers the smile, and rolls his eyes.
The truth is, I have actually been rendered speechless! Well … not entirely. But close.

I know this might sound like overkill but it is just SOOOOO beautiful!

I think the thing I love the most is it just leaves me wanting to know more. More about the girl I can’t see, more about her story – and I wrote it! Is it bad to have cover lust for my own book! Guilty. So, so guilty.

Now that I have seen the pictures (sent from my lovely publishers) I am completely going insane. So jealous of everyone in the States who have been sent a copy and already received it – Come on Australia Post!!!! I’ve been seeing it pop up on blogger sites and it looks so great and so I find myself dashing to the post box again, and again. The neighbors are starting to stare. I’m not ruling out that this could be, in part, due to my wardrobe selections. I’m not going into it.

The ARC has been wrapped in a stunning covering that has more detailed artwork on both sides. On the outside there is an emblem of “E” (yes, for Embrace!) and on the back, the image of a Grigori dagger that is just cool. On the inside of the covering it folds out into one sweeping image of falling feathers amid wisps of pure white smoke that are coming off the barely-caught image of a perfectly lit girl with a messy up-do. I feel like I want to reach out and spin her around, but I can’t because – well, yes, I am aware it is a print image and I can’t actually dive into it.

Okay, my description doesn’t do it justice! But, never fear, I’ve included the pictures (or, in the case of Goodreads etc – just click on the link and it will take you to the photos) so you can see for yourself that I have not lost the plot! Loving the team at Soucebooks right about now! More excited by the day in the lead up to Embrace’s release in the US in March 2012.

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6 Responses to ARC copies of Embrace in the US!

  1. Petra says:

    WOW! It’s gorgeous. All that trouble for an ARC. I wonder how the finished book will look.

    Have you seen the German cover for Entice yet?
    http://www.randomhouse.de/content/edition/covervoila_hires/Shirvington_JVerlockt_109251.jpg

    • jess says:

      Hi Petra,
      I know – I can’t wait to see what they come up with for the final cover!

      Yes! I have seen the German covers. They are absolutely stunning too. I love the different shades of the feathers in each. So different and rich with depth. I am feeling like a very lucky author at the moment!!

      xx

  2. Allison Begnell says:

    WOW! That cover is STUNNING! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! :D I adore your Violet Eden series Jess. My Favourite series by FAR! Dare I say it even better than Twilight. And I LOVE Twilight! :D Thank You soooo much for such a unique, wonderful series that has everything a reader wants & needs. I finished both Embrace & Enticed in a few short hours, couldn’t put either of them down. Have read them both 3 times now, LOVE the love triangle between Violet, Lincoln & Phoenix. WOW! It’s soooooo Good, and soooooo HOT! :D Will read them all again just before I read Emblaze. (Can’r wait for it, Trying to win an advanced copy this week on Date a Book :D . I won a signed copy of Enticed from them) THANK YOU Jess for such a wonderful read over & over again. :D Please tell me you are planing some Book signings this year?

    • jess says:

      Hi Allison,
      Thanks so much for your great message. I am so excited that you love the series so much. Good luck with the comps going on through Date a Book. I hope you manage to pick one up. And, most importantly, I hope you love EMBLAZE just as much as the first two books. For me, it was so much fun to write and I can’t wait to hear what you think!
      As for signings, I haven’t locked in anything as yet. They will happen at some point – but things have just been so hectic. If you would like me to sign your copy of Emblaze, you can send it to the publishers with a stamped return envelope (or if it is coming from them through one of the comps – just ask before they send) and I will stop into their offices and sign it for you.
      Stay in touch.
      Jess xx

      • Allison Begnell says:

        Thank You soooo much Jess! My smile is from ear to ear. :D Will organise to send my books in to be signed. :D
        I’m positive I’ll LOVE EMBLAZE & ENDLESS & every other book in the Violet Eden series.
        I’m new to reading @ 32 I’d never read a book from cover to cover. Well not anything other than a childrens book any way. Not a very good example to set for our children, yet I have somehow managed to instill the importance of books in both our beautiful children who love to read. I know I was shocked too! :D
        So in June 2010 I purchased the Twilight series. My first series to complete and since then I’ve never looked back. I try to read a book a week and am surprised at how similar some stories are to another Authors stories.
        The Violet Eden Chapters are truly unique and a sheer pleasure to read. Not one single page had anything less than my full attention, they have touched my very soul & will remain a part of me forever.
        Our daughter has heard me say how much I truly LOVE your Violet Eden chapters & is so excited to be able to also read them when she’s a little older…(She’ll be 9 in 33 days, Yes the coun’t down has begun. LOL).
        Will have to buy her her own set though I think, don’t think I could bear to part with mine! :D

        • jess says:

          Hi Allison,

          You’re very welcome, Allison. Good on you for getting into reading and encouraging your kids. I was a late starter at the whole reading thing too in many ways, not really discovering my true love for fiction and fantasy until I was in my 20s – I think for people our age it wasn’t as easy or accessible. For starters, the entire YA genre didn’t exist not long ago. I would love to grow up around the kinds of books that are out there now. With you behind her, your daughter will have a great range of books to choose from!
          Thanks for all your support and I look forward to signing a book for you.

          All best,
          Jess

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