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03 October 2006 @ 08:58 pm
me & my big mouth :)  
Just got the PHOENIX cover.

It's not ... *bad*. It really isn't. It's just a bit shocking after the other two. It doesn't match. It *does* look like standard-fare Bombshell covers, and mostly what it says to me is the line's been cancelled so they opted not to put the time, effort and cash into these covers.

It makes me want to see if I can sell the other books in the series somewhere else, and get the *next* trilogy to have matching covers...
Current Mood: blankum
Geek of Weird Shitgows on October 3rd, 2006 08:27 pm (UTC)
It's not ... *bad*. . . . It doesn't match.

*nod* My thoughts exactly.

what it says to me is the line's been cancelled so they opted not to put the time, effort and cash into these covers

*nod* That's likely very true. Bummer, though.
Trent the Uncatchableknappenp on October 3rd, 2006 08:31 pm (UTC)
I don't picture Leesh dressed that way. She doesn't wear berets.

And yah, it doesn't match. But maybe people who pick it up will think it's a second edition.
Alix (Tersa): Arwen Reading (tersa)tersa on October 3rd, 2006 08:55 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's jarring. And makes me sad, as a book buyer. I like having my covers in a series all match if possible. :}
kitmizkit on October 3rd, 2006 09:08 pm (UTC)
That's actually exactly my problem, too. It's not even from the writer POV on this one. It's, "MY BOOKS WON'T MATCH," and 'my' doesn't compute as 'book I wrote' there.
Ysarn Draxysarndrax on October 3rd, 2006 09:10 pm (UTC)
It's...ah...very different...and wierd compared to the others. Well this isn't saying much that hasn't already been said. That reminds me I need to dig through boxes and boxes of books to refamiliarize myself with our heroine in anticipation of this *funny covered* ones release.
And this will NOT be a book that I judge by its cover. ;-)
pgmccpgmcc on October 3rd, 2006 11:30 pm (UTC)
It still looks eye-catching. All the best with it.
Calcalene on October 4th, 2006 02:42 am (UTC)
Ouch, my condolences.

Looks too garish and . . . I don't want to be mean towards the person who did this cover, but it just comes off as pretty amateurish compared to the first two. Definitely lacks the polished look of the others.

On the bright side . . . YAY FOR ANOTHER BOOK FROM CATIE!!!
The Bellinghmanbellinghman on October 4th, 2006 09:08 am (UTC)
No, that isn't as good.

If the line is being dropped, will the rights eventually revert? Or are they just not buying any new titles.

Perhaps you need to have the whole of the next trilogy ready at the same time, so you can have one artist doing one thematic style in one go. But do get something a bit more distinctive than the Trudi Canavan 'Black Magician' series:

I can't tell which one is which from the covers, because all three have a bint in a black hooded cloak holding a staff.

Oh, I've just worked it out. She's saying 'SEX' in semaphore.
kitmizkit on October 4th, 2006 01:00 pm (UTC)
The rights will eventually revert. I believe it takes about five years. I'd have to look at my contract to be sure, and it also depends on whether they decide to do things like an omnibus edition or something (though that seems unlikely, given that the line's been cancelled).
jcberk on October 5th, 2006 02:36 am (UTC)
Ah, but they might do an omnibus if you're hugely famous in a few years' time. :)
kitmizkit on October 5th, 2006 08:00 am (UTC)
I'd prefer they didn't and I got the rights back. :)
nuj on October 6th, 2006 03:20 am (UTC)
Does this book have a kid in it? 'Cause that's what I see on the cover. Very disappointing. :(