Monday, August 02, 2010

Clarity Cover!

I am psyched. Why, you ask? Because today's the day I get to show you the cover of CLARITY!

*drumroll*

Ready?

Really ready?

Are you sure you want to see this?

Okay...here we go...



Ta-da! (Click on the image to see the cover in its full-sized glory.)

When I got the email way back when, I opened it up, waited four hours for the attachment to open (okay it was probably four seconds, but it seemed like hours), and my jaw hit the floor. It’s bright and beautiful and just so different.

I knew ahead of time that a model would be on the cover because my editor had told me they were doing a photo shoot. My main character, Clare, is a petite redhead with startlingly blue eyes and a smattering of freckles across her nose. And the model they chose…is exactly that!

The one thing I really wanted incorporated into the cover was water, since the setting is a tourist town on Cape Cod and much of the book takes place near the beach. I didn’t mention this wish to anyone, but was delighted when I opened the attachment and saw the water in the background and the seagulls in the sky. (The seagulls are also on the back. SO. COOL.)

What I love the most, though, are the colored circles of light around the model’s hair. That, in my opinion, is what attracts your eyes to the cover from a distance. (Not that I had the picture up on my monitor and then stepped away ten feet and pictured it on a shelf in the bookstore. Okay, I did.)

And lastly (because I've blathered on long enough), I love the look on the model’s face. Clare is tough, snarky, and defensive at times and the model seemed to capture that perfectly.

I'm super happy and so excited to be sharing the cover with you! And I'll be even more excited to share the real thing with you...on March 1, 2011. Yay! :)

What do you think?

54 comments:

  1. LOVE IT! Have I mentioned how excited I am to read your book, Kim???? You have to send us the name of your publicist so we can start bugging them for an ARC for the Bookanistas. We have no shame.

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  2. it's awesome! congrats :)

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  3. Gorgeous! Very intriguing!

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  4. Someone needs to add this cover to Goodreads, because I need to add it to my TBR pile with it so that EVERYONE CAN SEE TEH PRETTY ZOMG LOVE WANTWANTWANT.

    *ahem*

    It's abso-freaking-lutely GORGEOUS. I can't wait to read it!

    ^_^

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  5. It's beautiful! Congratulations! I can't wait to read it.

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  6. It's really gorgeous, Kim!

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  7. Thanks you guys! I'm so happy right now! :) :) :)

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  8. THAT is soooo pretty and awesome and cool! Love it!

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  9. I love it Kim! So fresh and clean - it will stand out from the crowd. Congratulations!!

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  10. You're right it is super fresh and different...I love it. You must be so thrilled. congrats!

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  11. Wow I am going to have to check this out! Awesome cover!

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  12. WOW I LOVE this cover!

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  13. Oh my goodness... it's soooo pretty!!

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  14. Holy crap!! I ADORE THIS COVER SO HARD. From the freaking awesome "A" in the title that's not crossed, to the light circles, to the creepy "She can see your secrets."

    Dude. I can't wait to read it! How do I get an ARC????

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  15. Beautiful and I love the tag line. Major congrats.

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  16. Congrats! Found you through Elana J's twitter post:)

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  17. This is stunningly beautiful. Truly!!! I love it!

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  18. Absolutely freaking gorgeous awesome why can't it come out sooner fantastic!!!

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  19. Thanks so much, everyone! You are all awesome and making this the best day ever for me.

    Elana - I think we need to start some arc swap thing on the 11sies!

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  20. Very pretty - and I'm so glad you got a model who matched your book's description of your MC! :)

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  21. It's an amazing cover--they did a tremendous job. You have every right to be over the moon!

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  22. Already gushed on FB but will also add that yes, I think the heroine's look is dynamic. Not the blank stare of so many books, but a challenging expression. Congratulations on inspiring such a noteworthy cover!

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  23. LOVE IT!! So awesome! Makes me want to pick the book right up and read it this very minute. Congrats!!!

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  24. Strangely enough i like the look of this. I think i'll give the a try. Oh noooooooooooo it's out in 2012. Lol i'll be 19 then:P Hmmmmmm right now i'm judging the book by the cover. I wonder is there a slow revolution towards photagraphed covers instead of painted?

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  25. Love the cover, it's so bright yet mysterious at the same time. Looks like she knows our secrets..but it makes me want to know her secrets much more!

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  26. Icy brilliance! And the lens flare is just perfect with that glare!

    Me likey! HUGE Congrats!!

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  27. Totally agree with those who've mentioned the model's challenging glare. And, after you read the book, you'll see how that look matches the main character PERFECTLY! ;)

    Mrblah - it's coming 3/1/11.

    I can't thank you guys enough for all your enthusiasm. I've had a big goofy smile on my face all day!

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  28. Oh my goodness, this is GORGEOUS. It is going to stand out on bookshelves like a neon light. CONGRATS!!

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  29. So, so lovely!! It definitely is a cover that will grab your attention in a book store. Congratulations!!

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  30. So so so SO beautiful! And it's going to stand out among all the dark covers out there.

    Now all I have to do is figure out how I'm going to get my copy signed once it comes out. How do you feel about fellow authors stalking you? ;)

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  31. Thanks Sarah & Lisa!

    Carrie - you can totally stalk me. I'm already stalking you.

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  32. GREAT COVER! No fooling. I Love what they do with photos now and this is an OUTSTANDING example of a designer's best work, Kim. Her hair!!!!!

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  33. CORRECT! It IS different in such an amazing way. SO love this. Big congrats to you! WOO!

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  34. Wow! That cover is absolutely gorgeous. Definitely going to add this to be TBR pile when I have the chance. :)

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  35. Oh, it's beautiful, Kim!

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  36. Congrats! I LOVE the cover.

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  37. wonderful cover!! Can't wait for the book.

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  38. Wow! It's beautiful. It really draws you into wondering about what's in the book. Good job. How do you even go about getting a cover made for your book? I'm learning something new.
    ~Carol
    http://www.intentionalconsciousparenting.com
    http://www.creatorscreatures.blogspot.com

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  39. It's SOOOO gorgeous!!! Congrats!

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  40. Beautiful! I love it!

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  41. Thanks Melissa, Robin, Paula, Rebecca, Amy and Kaya! :)

    Stacy & Carol - your publisher takes care of the cover. The author doesn't have much, if anything, to do with it. I'm so lucky they did a wonderful job!

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  42. This. Is. SPECTACULAR, Kim. Absolutely eye-dropping fantastic!!! I'm over the moon for you!!!

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  43. It is super gorgeous. Congrats! :)

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  44. it looks awesome - I can't wait for it to come out

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  45. Thanks Kimberley, Michelle & Kirsty!

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  46. It's awesome. Congrats! What an exciting day for you.

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  47. Oh wow. That's BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE it!

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  48. Completely gorgeous cover!!

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  49. Thanks Natalie, Katie & Lea! :)

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  50. Gorgeous cover!

    Just posted it to my blog.

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