Wednesday, 25 February 2015

DARKNESS HIDDEN COVER REVEAL & GIVEAWAY!

Hello and happy Thursday (only one day until the weekend, hurrah!) my muffins. Today I have many delights to share, so buckle yourself in and ready the smelling salts.

First of all, I've just had permission from the lovely folk at Candlewick Press to share the cover art for the US hardback of DARKNESS HIDDEN, which will be coming out over there in November of this year. So here it is:


And here again next to THE NAME OF THE BLADE for comparison:


The NAME OF THE BLADE logo-thingie at the top there is pretty darn cool, right? I've never had a logo of my very own before!

A lot of thought went into this, right down to the blood-red colour (you can probably guess why that is) and the background pattern, which is meant to evoke the pattern of eyes on the Shikome's deadly wings. As with the first cover, it's startlingly different not only from the UK covers but also any other cover art I've ever had, and it will have all kinds of awesome effects in the flesh, including metallic silver foil for the title (drooling slightly at the thought of that, not gonna lie).

What do you guys think? Let me know in the comments!

Along with permission to share the art I also received something that might be even more exciting for US Dear Readers - a package of Advanced Readers Copies of DARKNESS HIDDEN and free reign to do whatever I want with them! Considering that, as I mentioned above, the book's not out in the US for over eight months I thought that definitely called for a giveaway. And it's been a while since I gave away my own books, so why not make it a big giveaway? A veritable #Zolahpalooza of a giveaway? No reason at all, I tell you!

*Mwaha ha ha ha ha ha!*

Here's what I'm going to do. I've got three bumper prize packs to offer up to Dear Readers. Two of these are specifically for US Dear Readers - but one is international and can go anywhere, which means you can still enter no matter where you are. If you little anglerfish at the bottom of the Marianna Trench were feeling left out, or you snow leopards up there on the highest peak of the Himalayas were worriedly chewing your claws, worry no longer - all are welcome! Enter the giveaway and I will make sure that the prize packs end up going to the correct places.

The two US packs will contain US hardbacks of THE NAME OF THE BLADE and the US ARCS of DARKNESS HIDDEN. These will, of course, be signed - and dedicated, if you want. You'll also get signed bookplates and other mysterious goodies. The international prize pack will have UK paperbacks of both books, also signed and dedicated if you want, as well as the bookplates and swag.

When posting about the giveaway on Twitter or Facebook, please do use the hashtag #Zolahpalooza - mostly because it amuses me - but also for all the other reasons that hashtags are good. Because this is such a big giveaway it seems a shame not to let as many people as possible enter for the chance to win, so I'll be leaving this open for two weeks and will announce the lucky three on Thursday the 12th of March.

All this could be yours!


Good luck, my preciousnesses (esessesess?).


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15 comments:

MaDdiE Brooks said...

No I haven't read any of the books in this trilogy but I find it intruiging! I'm just looking forward to starting this wonderful trilogy!!

Melissa Lee said...

I haven't read any of the books yet! I am looking forward to the incorporation of Japanese mythology and culture. Also I'm excited for a kick ass female protagonist.

Reneth said...

Nope, I haven't read any if your books yet but I'm very intrigued with them! And can I say that I'm looking forward to pretty much everywhere? Thanks for the chance! :)

Barker and Jones Staff said...

I do have an ARC of the UK Name of the Blade, but I didn't manage to get Darkness Hidden, and the swag sounds intriguing! Thanks for thinking of your non US fans, Zoe!

Fiza Halliwell said...

Haven't read any of your books yet :D

Phoenixgirl said...

Nice! They did a good job with the style of the covers - you can tell they're part of the same series. (I prefer the awesome UK photo covers, I admit, but these are very striking!)

Pamela said...

I haven't read any yet because The Name of the Blade is always checked out at the library! I'll have to just buy it. :)

Shannon said...

I love the covers, the first time I heard of this series and it's already at the top of my to-read list :)

Sharli said...

I haven't read this series yet but I'm really excited about reading about Japanese culture. I have never read anything like it so it should be fun :)

Irma Jurejevčič said...

I haven't read them YET :) Thank you for the chance.

Rachel Balcombe said...

Oh /goodness/ those covers are gorgeous! Ngl, drooling a little over here. I finish my degree in May *internal screaming* and I can't wait to actually read proper fiction again! Reading the trilogy the whole way through in one marathon go is pretty much at the top of my list. :)

Astri said...

I've read all your other books, especially loved Shadows on the Moon, but haven't been able to get ahold of the Name of the Blade books in the US yet.
I don't like to support Amazon.com and its ilk and my library hasn't stocked it. I will read it someday, by one means or another, I promise.

Q said...

Ahhhh, I love how they fit together! Here's hoping I get to see the interior design soon...

Cynthia @ Afterwritten said...

I haven't read any of the books in the trilogy and in fact I haven't read any of your books but I've been meaning to read Shadows on the Moon for a while now! I'm looking forward to what I hear is a pretty swoony romance and also the Japanese characters in a contemporary UK setting! :D

whispering words said...

I've read both books in the trilogy so far and I've loved them both! Can't express my excitement for the next book - You've done a truly fantastic job!

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