October 05, 2012

PHOENIX by Elizabeth Richards Cover Reveal, Excerpt & EPIC Giveaway!


Ah! It's finally here! I am super excited to share this cover with everyone. It's been a very crazy/exciting week leading up to this very moment! Are you ready?


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There it is!!! This is a MUST HAVE, MUST READ for me! I love Black City (You can read my review - HERE) and cannot WAIT to get my hands on PHOENIX!

Title: Phoenix (A Black City Novel, Book #2)
Released: June 2013
Publisher: G.P Putnam’s Sons
Synopsis
The much anticipated second book in the enthralling Black City series.

Engaged to be married, Ash and Natalie are just starting to build a life together, when things in the United Sentry States go from bad to worse. Ash and Natalie find themselves at the center of the turmoil when dictator Purian Rose threatens Natalie’s life unless Ash votes in favor of Rose’s law—a law that will send Darklings and other dissenters to a deadly concentration camp known as the Tenth.

Ash can’t bring himself to trade Natalie’s life for those of millions of Darklings. The only way to save everyone is to escape Black City and find the Ora, a powerful weapon that could take down Purian Rose for good. But fleeing the city and finding this weapon is easier said than done, if it even exists, and becomes a quest that could tear Ash and Natalie apart, even pushing them into the arms of others.

Fast-paced and absorbing, Phoenix is a delicious, steamy can’t-put-down read.
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PHOENIX – exclusive excerpt

A new tune begins, led by the drums. The music thrums, filling the night sky with its animalistic beat. Nearby Giselle spins and swirls in time to the rhythm, her orange dress and hair fanning around her, until she looks like the flames of the bonfire. She catches my eye, and a smirk plays across her lips. She provocatively beckons me toward her. I glance at Natalie and Elijah, and my fangs throb with jealousy.
            Two can play this game.
            I walk over to Giselle and take her in my arms, dancing with her to the exotic music, our bodies swaying in unison. I cup a hand around her waist, pulling her hard against me. She lets out a small gasp, her silvery eyes sparkling mischievously.
            Natalie frowns, her eyes fixed on me as Elijah twirls her around in circles.
The music deepens into something slower, more sensual. Giselle’s fingers lace through my hair, causing a sensory overload as she grinds against me. I haven’t been touched like this in ages, and it feels so good. Her lips are just centimeters from mine. All it will take is one misstep and we’ll kiss. Giselle’s cheeks flush, her eyes dilate. I’ve seen the same reaction from Hazers after a hit. Lust. Fragg it feels good to be wanted.  
            My hand runs down her back, toward the curve at the end of her spine, but all the time my focus is fixated on Natalie. Anger flitters across her face, and she wraps her arms around Elijah’s neck. He moans, pulling her closer to him, and my heart cramps.

(ASH, Phoenix – A Black City Novel, Book #2, June 2013)

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If you've been keeping up with us all week then you know that we have an EPIC giveaway for you! You can be the first PERSON to win an ARC copy of PHOENIX below!! Plus, a copy of Black City & swag! I am so jealous!!!! 

Good luck to everyone!!! (I will be stalking you to borrow your copy :-P )


 
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125 comments:

  1. This cover is stunning! Simply beautiful.

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  2. OMG *A* Thanks for hosting such an awesome giveaway !

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  3. ** AND THE COVER OMFG... I honestly couldn't say whether I liked this one or Black City's better, they're both so pretty *A*

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  4. The cover is absolutely stunning, a definite book statement!

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  5. The cover is amazing. So different from anything I've ever seen. I adore feathers. And the feather burning looks cool.

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  6. This cover is breathtaking! I love the red feather with the orange and yellow of the flame. It goes well with the first book cover too! :)

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  7. LOVE the cover!! But I am concerned about all this spoilery stuff being released before most people have even had a chance to read book one. Seems like a bit of an error on the part of marketing...

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  8. OMG! Gorgeous cover, congratulations to Elizabeth on such a wonderful cover! Can't wait, and thank you for the giveaway!

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  9. Wow! That's astounding! I love that it makes such a statement without having to show a character, like many YA covers resort to.

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  10. Wow, that is fantastic! The covers in this series have been some of my favorites lately!

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  11. I really like the flaming feather, I think I might like it more than the shattered rose on Black City's cover! I really like that they are keeping with the city skyline in the background. Very pretty :0)

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  12. Hm... I like the burning feather effect, but I don't care much for the sepia-like brown color of the background/the majority of the color. It's one of those colors I don't care for, I guess.

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  13. *JAW DROP* That cover is on FIRE!!!! It is completely different from ur usual YA books and I LOVE IT for that. It goes really well with the title of the book too and the orange background compliments the red feather. AWESOME cover, can NOT wait until 2013!!! =D

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  14. WHAT. The. Fuck. That excerpt is killing me! Aaaaahhhhhhhhh. Thanks this week girls :) totes worth it that cover is gorgeous!

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  15. I love the cover and I love the burning feather!!!

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  16. I haven't read the first one but I've been dying too! This cover is gorgeous! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway. :)

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  17. I like the overall look of it, though I don't really like the colors. It stands out compared to other covers that have been coming out.

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  18. Totally ridiculous - why on earth are they talking about book 2 already when Black City hasn't even been released yet? And a blurb reveal, already? Can anyone spell S-P-O-I-L-E-R-S?

    Surely the publishers should have waited for the release of Black City and the chance for us who haven't been able to read preview copies of it fall in love with it and then hit us with the 2nd book?

    I've no doubt it's going to be magnificent but it saddens me that this author's debut book won't be getting 100% of the publisher's marketing & focus (which it deserves) and she won't get to relax and enjoy the release of her first book without Phoenix kicking her up the rear, impatient for it's turn in the spotlight.

    That said, I will of course be reading both of them!

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  19. The cover is AMAZING!!! It'll definitely look good sitting next to Black City on a bookshelf! :P

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  20. I like the image of the feather, but the reflection of it is kind of weird. I think it would be better with the reflection of the city skyline in the water, rather than the misplaced and unnecessary reflection of the feather.

    The red feathers themselves are cool and really hammer in the idea of a phoenix.

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  21. Honestly I like it more than the first cover. I think the feather is interesting, because it can represent more than one thing, and it's nice that the skyline is there again (for some consistency). The color scheme is pretty great too; kind of smoky and orange.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  22. Loved Black City and I am excited for the second installment. The feather is a little predicatable but very pretty!

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  23. Absolutely gorgeous cover! The burning is such an amazing image out front and makes me want to know more :)

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  24. I love how the flames engulf the feather. Let's you know the title without words :). Thank you.
    vsloboda(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. Well, I finished Black City with teary eyes and The cover is as stunning as Black City. Simply Breathtaking

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  26. That's one fine cover you've got there! I love it.

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  27. What the hell are Ash and Natalie doing? I know they had their problems, but come one! (That scene was seriously hot though, yikes).

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  28. I love the cover...the feather adds a great effect, and I love how you can see the city in the background! Gorgeous!

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  29. The cover is cool, doesn't grab my attention as much as the roseon the first cover.

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  30. I love the cover! The colors are gorgeous!

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  31. I like the cover but I think that I like the cover of Black City more. Either way, I can't wait to read both of these books!!

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  32. I like the cover but I think that I like the cover of Black City more. Either way, I can't wait to read them both!!

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  33. It's GORGEOUS!!!!! I love the colors and the way you can see the city in the background! EEP! I'm so psyched!

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  34. Both of the covers on this series are super amazing!!! I love what they've done! Thanks for sharing! :-)

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  35. This cover is GORGEOUSSS, I love it!! I am really excited for this series!!

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

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  36. I love the cover. Love the flames. This book is going to be great!

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  37. Its beautifully stunning and I love the firey feather :)

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  38. I loved the cover for Black City and the one for Phoenix is just gorgeous! I love the city in the background. Thanks for the reveal!!

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  39. This is such. A gorgeous. Cover. It's so different from what we usually see! I haven't read Black City yet, but it does look wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

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  40. Wait... Black City s really recent though, right? I haven't read it yet, so I was wondering if that was just me lol. I'm so slow this time of the year! School ruins my reading habits. Anyway, beautiful cover! I love it, posible more than I loved black City's cover. Also, thanks for the giveaway!!!!

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  41. The book looks amazing. I CANT WAIT TO READ IT :)

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  42. The cover is absolutely fantastic.. Love the flaming orange. I haven't read this series (too many books so little time) but I'd love to win this and get into it.

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  43. It's gorgeous! I like it more than the first book's cover :)
    Can't wait to read it too!

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  44. I love the cover! The colors and burning feather looks beautiful!

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  45. Gorgeous level: [llllllllllllllllllll] 100%

    I love the cover the colors of red are beautiful and fierce at the same time.

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  46. This cover is so, so gorgeous and I love it that there's no girl in a dress on it! : )

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  47. I love the cover!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  48. Stunning cover - certainly catches your eye and makes youw ant to read the book! :)

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!
    Leanne

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  49. I love the cover!! The colors are so vivid. Very eye catching!

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  50. What an absolutely gorgeous cover! Love the colors and burning feather...

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  51. That's one epic looking feather. Love it!!

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  52. Love the cover. I think I like it more than the first cover! Thanks for the great contest.

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  53. Its great reminds me of Fawkes from Harry Potter which means its awesome!!

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  54. It reminds me of Fawkes from Harry Potter which means its awesome!!

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  55. The cover took my breath away. The flames are just GORGEOUS!

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  56. The cover took my breath away. The flames are GORGEOUS!

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  57. Honestly, I think that cover is incredible! Beautiful - breathtaking! :)
    Mary DeBorde M.A.D.

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  58. The cover will catch readers attention. It has me as I love the cover..the feather(s) and the city outline,buildings in the background. The colors are perfect. The hues pop. A hit for sure:)

    Cyndee Thomas
    cyndee(dot)thomas0(at)gmail(dot)com

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  59. I am soo excited for both of these books!!! Thanks so much for the excerpt and AMAZING giveaway!!!

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  60. I think the cover is really pretty. I love it.

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  61. I think it's really pretty, but I liked the first cover better.

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  62. I think it's really pretty, but I still like the cover of the first book better.

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  63. I love the cover! It's very eye catching!

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  64. This cover is absolutely gorgeous! The fact that it has a red burning feather on the front makes it irresistible. It makes me want to just stare at it all the time, just beautiful!

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  65. This cover is really intriguing. The series sounds amazing and I will have to find Black City to read it.

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  66. I enjoyed Black City. I will read Phoenix. Not sure what the feather has to do with anything except that a phoenix is a bird...that burns...and comes back to life. So, I am interested in seeing that explained in the book!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  67. I like it. Interested in seeing the title and cover explained in the book. I liked Black City and will read this book too.

    Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

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  68. I LOVE the new covwe! The colors are so nice :)
    Thanks!

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  69. Oh I so loved Black City. I so want this book, like badly want it.

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  70. Wow! What a beautiful cover! I love how it's not another pretty girl on the cover. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win! :)

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  71. It's gorgeous!!! Thank you for giving us a chance to win a copy.

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  72. Amazing cover!!!! Oh my gosh I love it!

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  73. Amazing!! Love the flames! It's on my pin board!

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  74. Amazing! I love the flames! It's on my Pin board.

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  75. This cover is intriguing and eye catching!

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  76. This cover is intriguing and eye catching!

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  77. Such a beautiful cover! I'm absolutely dying to read this book, thank you so much!

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  78. Feathers are in and this cover is hot.

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  79. I think the cover is gorgeous, just like the first one in the series.

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  80. The cover is gorgeous! I love the color scheme and the burning feather; thanks for the chance to win! =)

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  81. The cover is Absolutely Amazing!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  82. Beautiful cover! Definitely adding this series to my TBR pile..

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  83. Beautiful cover! Definitely adding this series to my TBR pile..

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  84. Just realized that the contest is only for US... well that's disappointing :/

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  85. It's stunning! Dare I say better than the first cover!

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  86. The cover is gorgeous!

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  87. WOW it's too darned pretty!!!!!!! :D

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  88. That cover is amazing! It is really colorful, and different then most other covers.

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  89. It was totally lovely. I think I saw this everyday on twitter which is fine :))

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  90. Beautiful! This series would look amazing on my book shelf! ;)

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  91. When I am in a bookstore just browsing, hoping to find a diamond in the stacks, the first thing that draws me to a book is the cover and your cover ROCKS! Congrats!

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  92. I love the cover, though I have to say that I like the first book better.

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  93. I love the cover, though I have to say that I like the first book better.

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  94. What can I say????? I'm so speechless by this stunning beauty. My silence can describe what I feel about the cover

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  95. Fabulous!! A real eye catcher!! I think it is perfect!!

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  96. The cover is amazing!!! One of the best i have seen all year!!

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  97. Beautiful cover! It makes me even more excited to dive into this new series!

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  98. So amazing. I loved the first book and can't wait to continue!

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  99. Beautiful! Love the flaming red feather

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  100. This cover is AMAZING!!! So excited about this!

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  101. Would love to win this book it looks like a very interesting!!!!

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  102. I thinks it's beautiful that it's a feather that is in flames!!!

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  103. it's a very striking cover just like the first one.

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  104. Such a beautiful cover! I love the flames!

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  105. Oh Gos no, not love triangle

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  106. Disappointed. Ash and Natalie involved with others? Ridiculous

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