I am so excited to be able to share with you the brand new covers for Rhiannon Frater’s The Tale of the Vampire Bride (Vampire Bride #1) and The Vengeance of the Vampire Bride (Vampire Bride #2). Without further fanfare:
It just amazes me the backstory behind these covers! Having written The Tale of the Vampire Bride way back in 1996, then re-writing it again in 2005, Rhiannon Frater had a tough time finding readers for the novel. Her other books were becoming popular but many readers on Amazon were saying they were turned off by both the original and the second cover (note: this is the third cover for The Tale of the Vampire Bride). With interest building for the Vampire Bride series, she wanted to give it a new look that would appeal to not only her horror fans but to those fans that typically read urban fantasy and paranormal romance.
Enter in her friend and photographer Helena Cruz and model/fan/friend Megan Young who did a photo shoot for the cover. You may have seen Giselle at Xpresso Reads’ post about this photo shoot in her review of The Tale of Vampire Bride (yes, go check it out, I’ll wait). Next, the photos were off to Claudia McKinney, the brilliant talent of PhatPuppy Art (it’s okay, I’ll wait again, she really is fabulous!) to work her magic on. If you go to her site, make sure you check out her folder “Before/After” – AMAZING!!! And that really cool typography on the cover? That’s the work of none other than Ashley of The Bookish Brunette Designs!
The covers are already up on Amazon for the e-book editions. But for those of us (like me!) that prefer to get our hands on actual books, Ms. Frater is also having the inside pages completely redone by Kody Boye. They actually have a gothic look to them and Glynis’s diary pages, so very important to the story, actually look like diary entries. The books will be available September 1st but you’ll want to make sure you purchase them from either Amazon or Rhiannon Frater’s e-store to ensure you get the new covers.
Because I just LOVE this series and I think everyone who loves horror or urban fantasy MUST read this awesome series, I’m going to give away an e-copy of either The Tale of the Vampire Bride or The Vengeance of the Vampire Bride – your choice. It’s not going to break my bank and seriously, you should read these! If you can receive the e-book from either Amazon or Smashwords and you’re over 17 years of age, you can enter.
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Now you’ll have something to read during Fraterfest 😉
Official photo credits:
Photographer: Helena Cruz
Model: Megan Young
Cover Artwork: Claudia McKinney
Typography: Ashley of The Bookish Brunette Designs