Monday, December 3, 2012

Antigoddess Cover Reveal

I haven't done very many cover reveals, and I know my blog isn't HUGE or anything, but when Kendare Blake (Anna Dressed in Blood and Girl of Nightmares) PERSONALLY asked me to help her reveal the cover to her next book it wasn't possible for me to say no.  I've read both of Kendare's books and I really REALLY enjoyed them.  Actually, I just gave Anna to a friend of mine as an early Christmas gift.  So, first a synopsis? 

Old Gods never die…

Or so Athena thought. But then the feathers started sprouting beneath her skin, invading her lungs like a strange cancer, and Hermes showed up with a fever eating away his flesh. So much for living a quiet eternity in perpetual health.

Desperately seeking the cause of their slow, miserable deaths, Athena and Hermes travel the world, gathering allies and discovering enemies both new and old. Their search leads them to Cassandra—an ordinary girl who was once an extraordinary prophetess, protected and loved by a god.

These days, Cassandra doesn’t involve herself in the business of gods—in fact, she doesn’t even know they exist. But she could be the key in a war that is only just beginning.

Because Hera, the queen of the gods, has aligned herself with other of the ancient Olympians, who are killing off rivals in an attempt to prolong their own lives. But these anti-gods have become corrupted in their desperation to survive, horrific caricatures of their former glory. Athena will need every advantage she can get, because immortals don’t just flicker out.

Every one of them dies in their own way. Some choke on feathers. Others become monsters. All of them rage against their last breath.

The Goddess War is about to begin.

How awesome does that sound? AWESOME, right? Right! So now how about the cover? I think it's time!

How great is that cover!?  I LOVE the feather (and it's part of the story! I see what you did there Tor Teen!) and the blood!  And the eyes!  I wonder what Kendare thinks? What's that Kendare?

"Hmm. It appears I've stumbled into the cover for ANTIGODDESS, by ME. Huh. Hey, check out that blurb. "Stephen King ought to start looking over his shoulder." Ha ha, yeah. I wish. Geez, it's pretty dark in here. And chilly. And I get the distinct feeling that I'm not safe, which is bad, because I can't move very fast in these trees, and DAMMIT. Just stepped in the water. At least I won't die of thirst. Hang on. Is there blood in this water? Who the heck put blood in this water!? And phth! Get this huge feather out of my nose. Though I have to admit, it looks nice. It's bright, and sort of innocent, and hopeful. I feel suddenly safe.
What was that? In the trees? Are those....eyes? Eyes of what? Gods? Owls? Godlike owls? Sonofabitch! AAARGH!"

Oh Kendare, you're so silly. Those owls aren't going to kill you! Or...wait, maybe they are...oh crap!

Now that we've been eaten alive by godlike owls (actually, are we still alive? Kendare? are you there? I think she's hiding! Let's hope so!) I think those of you who managed to survive (I do hope you are all still alive) should get a prize!  Unfortunately I don't have a copy of Antigoddess (although I wish I did) but what I DO have access to is Kendare's books!  So, because I love you ALL so much, and I want Kendare's cover to be ALL over the Internet I'll make you a deal.  For every time you share the cover you'll get a point, and for every point you get you get one entry into the contest.  Just leave a link to where you shared the cover in the comments below (along with an email address).  The contest will run until December 10, 2012 and since I am SO nice I will open it to international entries, but I can't guarantee I will get them out until AFTER Christmas because the post office in December is like a loony bin...only not as orderly. (The winner can pick either of Kendare's books, so go share that cover!)


  1. What a great cover! And sounds great, scary but good. Thank you for the giveaway, fingers crossed this time :D


  2. Thanks for the giveaway!


  3. Awesome giveaway, I posted on twitter :

    I retweeted Kendare's tweet about the ANTIGODDESS reveal, but not sure how to give you the exact link.

    Thanks so much!

  4. Ahh, thank you for this perfect giveaway. <3 Sigh. I adore Kendare :) Dying to read this book :D I blogged about the cover here: <3
    Love, Carina ~



  6. Wow. Awesome giveaway! :)




  8. I LOVE the cover! :) Really, it has that spooky effect, and gah I want it on my shelf right now!!! Shared the cover too!

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