Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Cover Love: Archangel's Kiss

I have so much love for this cover, I can't put it into words. Let's just say I've been unable to stop looking at it since it landed in my in-box!!


This is not quite the final version - the eagle-eyed among you might have noticed a tiny typo. That typo will be fixed in the final cover (I couldn't wait to share!). But just for fun - the first person to leave a comment stating what the typo is gets a Psy/Changeling series magnet. :)

I'll also send out a magnet to the first person to correctly guess Elena's location (click on the image to increase the size). It's a specific area in a specific city, and I absolutely adore how the Art Dept. integrated it so beautifully into the cover.

I hope you all love it just as much as I do!!

74 comments :

Katiebabs a.k.a KB said...

OMG Nalini that is an amazing cover!

Mandi said...

They typo is - Angel's blood should be ANGELS' Blood:)

I LOVE the cover!!!!

Nalini Singh said...

Katiebabs - isn't it?!

Mandi - yes, that's it! Shoot me your address and I'll send you a magnet.

Katiebabs a.k.a KB said...

Gosh darn it!

Had to post about it:
http://kbgbabbles.blogspot.com/2009/07/cover-for-nalini-singhs-archangels-kiss.html

meljean brook said...

OH MY GOD!

I swear, hearts are dancing over my head right now. That cover is amazing.

Stacy~ said...

Wow, I love it, I think more than the first. Can't wait to get my copy. No back cover blurb yet???

Anonymous said...

Hi Nalini!
Yes, amazing cover!!! But I can.t see the whitegold in the tipps of her wings...
Is it the "forbidden town" in china?? (Beijing)
Love all your books, am waiting for many (!!!) more to come.
And thanx a lot for the Q&A of last week!!
Greetings, Veronika (Austria, 0400 a.m. nightshift ;))

Marcia said...

Oh Man! She beat me to it!! Still the cover is GORGEOUS!! I can't WAIT to read it!

bel_78 said...

Nalini, the cover rocks!!!!!!!!!

Is the city NYC, and the place Chinatown??

take care,

B

PS: I cannnot wait to read the book!!!

Nalini Singh said...

Katiebabs, thanks!

Meljean - you and me both!!

Stacy - no blurb yet. It should be relatively soon though.

Veronika - You're absolutely right!!! It's the Forbidden City, Beijing. Send me your address :)

Marcia - that was fast!

Thanks, Bel!

bel_78 said...

ooppsss, no mountains in NYC!!!

Mariana said...

It really is absolutely gorgeous! I hope it carries over when they publish the digital version (not all covers make it to the digital book versions) :(

Wendy said...

It's beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Wow!
Hurray!
Thank you!!
Sending my adress in mail...
*dancingaroundsinging*

Veronika

Bridget Locke said...

Wow, Nalini, that is stunning! I've gotta say, you've totally lucked out when it comes to your cover art. :)

kylie said...

i thought omg, too. absolutely gorgeous.

Soullumination said...

The cover is both striking and beautiful.

Any info on the artist?

Anonymous said...

Just noticed: are these claws on the top of Elena.s wings???
Like the thumb in a bat.a wing??
*mekeepsthinkingaboutthenextbooks*

Veronika

Tabitha said...

The cover gives me a darker feel to it though (maybe b/c it's not as bright as the last cover, lol)...Elena has straight here and somehow she seems older (mature?).

Very hot. I like much.

dancechica said...

Wow. The cover is gorgeous. If I weren't already into this series, the cover would've drawn my attention.

VampFanGirl said...

I LOVE IT!!!!

OMG, I'm dying for this book.

Thanks for sharing!

;) VFG

Tabitha said...

^Oops. here = hair

I think it's time for my bedtime. lol

Jackie (Literary Escapism) said...

That is fabulous! Damn, why do we have to wait so long for it now.

Jackie (Literary Escapism) said...

I love the wings! Those are Elena's wings, aren't they! I just thought of that.

Donna (Fantasy Dreamer) said...

This is a beautiful cover. Both dark and light, all at the same time. Just beautiful!

Jenny Schwartzberg said...

WOW! The cover fairy loves you!

Courtney said...

OMG, that cover is STUNNING!!!! I think that may be my favorite cover this year. Your publisher has a kick-ass art depertment, Nalini!

Blodeuedd said...

love that cover :D

Fuarie Ai said...

I think that Elena is in London...on Notre Dame.

Love the cover by the way! Is it drawn or really good photoman?

Ana said...

HOLY. GUACAMOLE.

That is an awesome cover. awesome, awesome.

Laurann said...

What a great cover! It's beautiful.

celi.a said...

GAWD, I love this cover. I didn't know it was possible to get me more excited for the next book than I already am, but you just did it. May have to drool my way through to February.
LOVE IT.

Paula said...

Oh wow, that's gorgeous.

Jen K. said...

WOW! that cover is beautiful. I'm too late for the contest, but still had to say how lovely this cover is. Thanks for sharing.

Tara said...

gorgeous!!! took my breath away.... found the typo but Mandi found it already :)

Natasha said...

It's so eye-catching! Love it!

Eleni Konstantine said...

Gorgeous Nalini. Congrats.

Jen D. said...

The cover is absolutely stunning. Do you have any info on the artist? I would buy the print in a heartbeat.

Christine said...

Congrats on yet another gorgeous cover, Nalini! I can't wait to read it!!!!!

Heather B. said...

love the cover. Can't wait for the new book. Love your books!!!

Branded by Fire rocked. It definitely lived up to my hopes. I couldn't put it down.

Jamie said...

Wow that is beautiful!! That is what drew me to this series after seeing Angels' Blood on the shelf. I loved the cover of it also!!

Vorpaks said...

Wow. WOW!!!!

I am terrible person... I often pick up books specifically because of the cover art. I see books and I think "Oooo, it's a Jody Lee book!" or "Oooo, a Michael Whelan book!"

If I had never heard of Nalini Singh I STILL would have grabbed this book as soon as I saw it. It is gorgeous!!!!

I can't wait to read it!!!

Anonymous said...

I think I found the typo. Is it Angel's Blood instead of the title of your earlier book Angels' Blood?

j.

Jamie said...

I had to blog about this amazing cover also!!

http://fangsfurwings.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

I love it! It's beautiful!!!

Una said...

The cover is stunning, Nalini! Your art department did a fabulous job! Will there be a portion of the story taking place in the Forbidden City?

Congratulations to the winners of the contest!

Christina said...

I know someone already got the Angels' typo already (good job Mandi!).

But this is a STUNNING cover! I can not wait for the release!

Rianne said...

Wow! This is an amazing cover, I like it very very much.

azteclady said...

Me, disappointed.

Couldn't find the typo, couldn't identify the location.

Me, loser.

*sigh*

But the cover is just gorgeous, I can't wait for the final version. Huge congrats, Nalini!

Tina said...

Elena's wings are...too gorgeous to describe. Angels. *sigh*

By the way, is Elena in a ship? Is this scene in the book?

Tina

Karima said...

I just can't wait for the book anymore :-)! This is simply torture :-)!
I think Ellena is going to be a hell of an ass-kicking Angel :-)!
Nalini, is there a chance she will become an Archangel herself?
Thanks for sharing the cover with us.
Karima

Kati said...

It's just gorgeous. I mean really, really gorgeous.

I seriously can't wait to get my hands on it!

mcvictorial said...

Fuarie Ai... As a brit girl just had to say Notre Dame is in Paris not London :)

Laura said...

They just keep getting better and better! I can't wait. You need to keep whoever is doing the covers because they are on the right track.

orannia said...

Nalini - it's absolutely gorgeous. Words cannot express how gorgeous it is!

Drea said...

Holy hannah....that is beyond words! I love it. It is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I love, love, love it!!!

ShellBell said...

That is one beautiful cover!

Lili said...

This is an absolutely gorgeous cover and is now officially my favorite. Elena looks awesome!

chichaihana said...

It's so amazing! OMG, I can't wait for the release!

Anonymous said...

I just come home from my schooling (3 days); so I´m a bit late... -

Wow! I love the cover!!!!

~Eva

Fiona Jayde said...

WOW - absolutely gorgeous cover!! Typo - what typo? I was too busy taking it all in:)

Can't wait for the book to come out!
Fi

Princess Bumblebee said...

WOW, Nalini! What an awesome cover. Indeed, the art department is on the ball with your Guild Hunter Series. Love it!

Pissenlit said...

Ooooh, pretty pretty cover!

chichaihana said...

Absolutely an amazing cover, but for some reason Elena looks so different to me--and not just because of the wings! There's a darker edge to it... I think I like it.

... said...

This is just plain beautiful. Can't wait to read it.

ktmarcille said...

I'm late as usual. I immediately spotted the Angel's/Angels' typo. Since I'm an editor for my school's literary journal, my advisor would skewer me (verbally, of course) if I hadn't. Congrats to Mandi and Veronika!

The cover is freakin' AWESOME! I love Elena's wings. I want to get a t-shirt made with the black-indigo-blue-gold wings on the back (if it's not copyright infringement).

I can't wait for this book! Six months down and only six more to go, lol.

Anonymous said...

What a HOT cover!! Very nice. Can't wait to read it! :)

AteLeng said...

What a STUNNING cover!! Can't wait to read the book... I have been re-reading Angels' blood over and over, my book looks like it has been ran over by a car!!

Elena's wings looks like they have 'horns' on top (?). This was not included in the description of her wings on the first book? Anyone know the reason??

Jacee said...

Love the cover!!! Elena looks great!!!

was unhappy with the Branded by Fire cover because I thought the people on it looked too young.. very good looking, but too young..very very happy with this!!

Mippy C. said...

I'm DYING for this book!!!! Gorgeous cover!!!!

Anonymous said...

Ohhhh.... Beatiful, just beautiful... And here i tought the cover for Angels' Blood was gorgeous... this one is even better... the gargoiles in the background are a nice touch too...!

Alanna said...

Nalini i too am dying for this book!! I love the cover!! so excited for this next one!!

lee said...

stunning

and absolutely gorgeous...

makes me think of sin (elena seem to have grown a darker side and the place is just perfect...Forbidden City..) but the breaking of dawn (or was it sunset?..not too sure) tells of another story..hmmm

can't wait to get a hold of a copy of this book...too bad it's still next year..(