Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Cover Love: Archangel's Storm!!

What an awesome day it is today - Angels' Flight is now out (woohoo!) and I can share the amazing cover for Archangel's Storm (out September).

My heart stopped when I saw this cover, it's so beautiful. I love it to pieces!!!! The hair, the wings, the background, the sword, it has everything I wanted! I'm not sure if you can see the facial tattoo on this size image (click the cover for a larger image), but trust me, it's there! 


Huge thanks to artist Tony Mauro and the Berkley Art Department!

57 comments :

Twimom227 said...

Lovely! Thank you for sharing!

Shiloh Walker said...

That is gorgeous and Tony is a genius.

Anonymous said...

Was it my imagination, or was the angel meant to have a Māori look to him, something more pacific islander....This guys looks caucasion, and nothing like I imagined...

Lauren Dane said...

Holy cow! Gorgeous.

fishgirl182 said...

omg i can't wait for this book!

Sasha White said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Debbie said...

I love this. I have such wavering idea of what he looks like. In my mind he hasn't been clear. A true "Spymaster" even for me while reading but now I can see him and its awesome. I can not wait

Miss Vain's Paranormal Fantasy said...

I love it!!;) gorgeous!

Saiqa said...

cool cover!

oreoparris said...

Absolutely beautiful! And after reading Jessemy and Galen's story, I can't wait for Jason's story!!!!!

Pamela {@SpazP} said...

OH HELL YES!!

Jenny Schwartzberg said...

I just picked up Angels' Flight at the store and am so looking forward to Jessamy and Galen's story!! The cover gods love you is all I can say to that cover. Though I thought Jason would have darker skin and more of a Pacific Islander look... Yes, I saw the tattoo. Cool!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Ms. Singh. I absolutely love your books, and waited till midnight of the 28th to buy galen and jessamy's story. Thank you for another wonderful read and now I've got A. Storm to look forward to. I am looking forward to Jason's story. The cover is gorgeous and it is great to have a picture to go with the name.

luthienlinwelin said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

To echo a few of the others, though, I was also expecting him to have darker skin and a more Pacific Islander look

Lissa said...

Gorgeous!!! Have Angels' Flight in hand and will be reading it in 90 minutes or so. I am so excited!!!

Nalini, will you tell us how Jason is Raphael's storm? I can understand Dimitri being the blade but am trying to figure out how a spymaster is a storm...

Lissa

Chanpreet said...

Hawt! The cover is great! Jason is a little bit lighter than the description of him given in your books. :p

Two Guild Hunter books in one year, yippee! Now if only Archangel's Storm was releasing tomorrow...

Diane said...

Love the cover!!!
Got my copy today of Angels Flight!!!

What a day!!!

Mel said...

Very nice, but yes, as the others have said, I thought that Jason was darker - black wings and skin? - able to blend in at night and better be the spy master....

Elenariel said...

Oh Jason, Jason! My lovely dark sexy Jason!
I didn't imagine him with dark skin but wearing dark clothes, to blend with the night, so the cover works for me
Wonderful cover, and yes: we can see traces of his tattoo. Can't wait to read about him too ♥ (still waiting for my Galem to arrive... >.<)
Many thanks to the cover artist too!

Anonymous said...

I just got my copy of Angel's Flight a minute ago!!!! x3 Sooooo happy!

And the cover of Jason's book ist just awesome!!
BTW, his wings are black and his skin isn't too light, you have to consider that the scene is illuminated by a lightning, not by bright daylight.^^

~Jana

Anonymous said...

Agghhhh just went to purchase Angels' Flight from Booksonboard and it is not showing for purchase. Do you know if there is a delay for Australian customers???

nirbhava said...

I can feel a storm coming my way amd I cant wait!!! Beautiful cover, now I can see Jason clearly in my mind and I dont think he should have been any shade darker or else his tatoo would not be that clear which, I think would have been a shame. Dont u guys? what say??

am still waiting for my copy of Angel's Flight(sigh)

Matsie said...

huba huba:D

Christine said...

Wow! It's perfect!!! Congratulations, Nalini!
Already counting down the days! :)

Eva said...

Happy Release Day Nalini!

WOW..that`s a cover! (Almost better as chocolate LOL).

Cristy said...

If I could just fast forward the time up to the release date of "Archangel's Storm"....I'm still waiting for my copy of "Angel's Flight", but since it was sent from Germany, I expected it to take a little time...it should be here next week anyway...I CAN'T WAIT!!!

I've also ordered a copy of "Archangel's Blade", because I've only the iBooks copy, and I wanted so badly that gorgeous cover in my collection! ^_^

The new cover is gorgeous, really. I can see the tattoo too, and I find it beautiful. As others have said, I also expected his skin to have a little bit of a darker shade, and maybe I would have used a stormy-blue sky as background to enhance the contrast with the skin. And maybe he could also have a sort of "fire-blade", because I remember him destroying Lijuan's reborn with something like that, but...THE COVER IS STILL TOTALLY GORGEOUS, so no matter!!! ^_^
xoxo
Cristy

Rayka Mennen said...

great cover - can't wait for this book!

MaryK said...

Wowee.

mbot565 said...

I can't wait to read this one.

Nicole said...

Wow...I want a life sized poster of this! Love it, and Jason was always my favorite.

To me, the colors don't seem off - it just looks dramatic, like a black and white rendition in black and gold/yellow tones instead :)

Jules said...

Oh wow, love the "feel" of it although I do have to say that in my imagination Jason will always be much leaner, but I never imagine male characters like that...fit, muscualar yes, but not that built, but that´s just me...anyway, I don´t care about the cover all that much anyway, just CAN`T WAIT FOR SEPTEMBER =D! Oh, and just finished "Angels´ FLight and loved it, so thanks for that =)!

Liz C said...

What a gorgeous cover, I absolutely love it, he's exactly as I imagined Jason would be. Well done Tony and the Berkley Art departmet-it's spot on. I can't wait to read this book

femlycan said...

LOVING IT!!!

Sarah (saz101) said...

EEEE! I saw this yesterday and FREAKED. OUT. I LOVE it! It's somehow not how I pictured Jason, but mind's just gone 'OK!' and automatically adjusted, and I'm IN LOVE! AND OMG! The tattoos! They are there! Squee! So glad you love it :D

Anna said...

Sexiest Guild Hunter cover EVER!

marie3of3 said...

Great Cover! Love it!!!

Anonymous said...

That is an absolutely STUNNING cover! Do you have a plot summary of Archangel's Storm yet?

And congrats on the release of Angels' Flight - it was wonderful, as always :)

Anna said...

I forgot to say...

Nice touch with the storm clouds and lightning. :o)

I'm oogling the architecture *coughs* and wondering what country Jason's in. Can anyone shed light on the location?

Sarah said...

The cover is fantastic! Simply brilliant, like the story will be of course. I just finished Angel's Flight (In 1 day) and all I can say is "CAN I HAVE SOME MORE PLEASE?" ... it was fantastic! Thank you Ms. Singh for bringing these amazing characters and their stories to the page!

vampirenovelfan said...

Interesting choice for your next book! I'm looking forward to it. I loved that Dmitri got a book (and I would still really want to see one with Venom), but I love the angels too so I like that the next book centers on a very mysterious one.

Bella@BeguileThySorrow said...

Love it!

Anneela said...

Very nice!

Anonymous said...

Wow...'Archangel's Storm' I think it fits the title well.

Anonymous said...

I just read the newsletter... can i ask how the heroine is related to Neha? Granddaughter? Niece?

Drucilla said...

i love it! and has nothing to do with i´m love Jason XD

SHELITA said...

Just a quick question is Jason betraying Raphael, because I was looking forrward to more interactons between them.

Anonymous said...

sexy! so excited to read it!!!!

Sharese said...

Awesome Cover. I love it when a cover reflects the written description of a character. The background is wonderful :)

Anonymous said...

first of all, Jason would never betray Raphel and the cover does not describe the character jason in the book.

Anonymous said...

This really is a terrible cover in that it doesn't match what was written. It's like the artist could have cared less, just found himself a buff looking guy and just did what he wanted. Very disappointing.

Ceecee said...

So beautiful. Gimme. Now. Pretty please?

Cuccicella said...

@ Shelita, Jason is not betraying Raphael, he sent him to station in the city mentioned in book "Archangel's Consort". I recommended you to re-read that book and you will know where he is. I suspected the building behind Jason on the book cover is the portrait of that lost city. :D

To beloved Ms Singh.. I would like to request book#6 to feature "Aodhan", there is some mysterious story about him there to explore. thank you. Oh I did re-Read all 4 books and new book "Angel's Flight" just finish today..

Anonymous said...

the cover looks great, only it doesn't look as if it's the description of jason in the previous books (maybe a nice healthy(?) brown(?) that rarely goes pale(?) in archangel's kiss) I could've sworn there was also a mention that he possibly looked as if he had an asian-looking ancestor somewhere (i might be confusing it with max shannon though) but I agree with most that the jason cover looks light.

I am interested in the storm aspect of him. (I forgot if it's his fighting technique)

after rereading the 4 stories(?) I came to the following:

dimitri: blade,
nassir: hunting tiger with glowing eyes
venom: cobra eyes and tongue(?)
aodhan: diamond like(?)
illium: bluebell (heh)
galen: weapons-master (and sorta going after mrs robinson ^_^)
jason: storm/spymaster

very interesting.

SHELITA said...

I am dissapointed by the cover ,it just doesn't seem like Jason...

Anonymous said...

Jason wouldn't betray Raphael as the archangel is the only reason he is still living. He once asked Raphael if he'd keep his promise (to kill him) and Raphael agreed after he no longer needed Jason.

What I'm most interested in is Jason's back story. Where does he come from? What's the real reason behind his tattoo? etc.

Anyway, the cover may not match a lot of reader's visuals of Jason but come on, girls! Look at those muscles! Wouldn't you love to wake up to that every morning and be carried off in the air for a flight? You may even get to dance with him as angels do ;)

Anonymous said...

It doesn't matter that the guy is hot - if you're going to have an image of Jason on the cover, it should at least resemble his description from the books. The cover seems to have been "whitewashed" for marketing purposes - it's really very offensive.

Anonymous said...

(ETA - when I say this is offensive, my comment is obviously not directed at Nalini but at the marketing department responsible for the cover. I love Nalini and her amazing writing, which I feel that this cover does not respect.)