Sunday, January 20, 2013

Polar Night Cover Reveal!


I'm so excited to be able to share the cover for my debut novel Polar Night, which will be published on February 7 by Ink Smith Publishing. 

I worked with super-talented artist George Cotronis on the cover, and I'm so thrilled with the idea he came up with. When I first saw the cover I was amazed by how well he had captured the mood of the story. 

I'm also thrilled to share the blurb that will be on the back cover of the book. I have to admit, just writing "back cover" makes me squee a little bit. It's still all so surreal!

But enough of my squealing. :D This is the synopsis:

When Detective Danny Fitzpatrick leaves his hometown of Chicago and moves to Fairbanks, Alaska he wants nothing more than to escape the violence and heartbreak that left his life in pieces. Numbed by alcohol and the frozen temperatures of an Alaskan winter, Danny is content with a dead-end job investigating Fairbanks' cold cases. That all changes when a pretty blond woman goes missing on the winter solstice, and Danny stumbles upon some surprising connections between her disappearance and that of another Fairbanks woman three years earlier. Forced out of his lethargy, Danny sets out to both find the missing woman and solve his own cold case.

The investigation points Danny towards Aleksei Nechayev, the handsome and charming proprietor of an old asylum turned haunted tourist attraction in the Arctic town of Coldfoot. As he tries to find a link between Nechayev and his case, Danny's instinct tells him that Nechayev is much more than what he seems.

Danny has no idea that Nechayev is hiding a secret that is much more horrifying than anything he could ever have imagined. As his obsession with finding the missing women grows, Danny finds his own life in danger. And when the truth is finally revealed, the world as he knows it will never be the same.


Huge thanks to everyone who signed up to help me with the cover reveal this week, I'm so grateful to all of you!! I drew a winner for the Amazon gift card using random.org, and Michael Di Gesu won. Congrats to Michael and thanks again to all!

I look forward to the opportunity to return the favor at any time. :) 



67 comments:

  1. Ya beat me to the punch! My post doesn't go "live" until 12:34... about another half an hour from now. (That really IS a gorgeous cover!)

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  2. Your cover and blurb are awesome! Congrats! The fun is just beginning. :)

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  3. Hi Julie! How exciting! The cover really is amazing, too. I'm planning on doing my post for you tomorrow, Monday!

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  4. That is an awesome cover! Beautiful!! And congratulations. you must be so excited. :) The book sounds awesome!

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  5. I just saw this on Christine Rains' blog - it looks fantastic!

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  6. I love the cover, and I can't wait to read Polar Night! Congrats to Michael! See you on Tuesday Julie!

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  7. So excited fot you! The cover is very atmospheric!! x

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  8. LOVE the sound of this book. I'll definitely be purchasing :)

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  9. The cover is amazing! Congratulations, Julie! My post will be up later this week... :)

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  10. Congrats! on the cover release! I'll do a shout out on Wednesday for you. And give it a Tweet now.

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  11. Go ahead and squee! Congrats on an awesome cover. :)

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  12. @Susan, oh, thanks! I will be there to check it out, thanks so much!

    @Michael, I'm so glad you like it, thanks!

    @Becky, thank you, I really appreciate you having my on your blog, thanks so much!

    @Tamara, thank you!! I am totally excited LOL.

    @Kyra, oh, thanks!! I have to check out Christine's site, thank you.

    @Julie, I will see you on Tuesday, thank again! :)

    @Carolyn, thank you!

    @Jessica, oh, thanks, I so appreciate that!

    @Madeline, great, thank you so much for having me on your site. Thanks!

    @Stephen, thank you!! I so appreciate the tweet and post, thanks!

    @Laura, I might not be able to stop LOL. Thanks so much!

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  13. You go girl and brag and squeal all you want, you have earned it. My blog will post tomorrow, I wanted you to have one day all to yourself to shine....

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  14. This looks awesome and the book sounds fab! How exciting. What a great cover.

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  15. Beautiful! And what a great plot summary. Congrats, Julie!!

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  16. Well done, Julie. Wishing you success with the book when it comes out.

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  17. Congratulations, Julie! I agree. Your cover invokes all kind of crazy and creepy emotions in me. Looking forward to more developments! :)

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  18. @LynnMarie, that's so sweet of you, thanks so much!

    @VikLit, I'm so glad you like it, thank you!

    @LG, thanks so much!!

    @Joy, thank you, I so appreciate it!

    @David, oh, I'm so thrilled to read that! Thanks!!

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  19. Julie, this is exciting. Like I said over at Susan's blog, this cover is absolutely gorgeous. The blurb has my curiosity piqued not just because of what it conveys but how it's written. It inspires all confidence that the reader is in capable hands. Very well done.

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  20. The cover is awesome Julie, and the book sounds great-looking forward to buying a copy. Congrats!

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  21. Great cover. Congrats on your debut!

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  22. @Suze, oh wow, thank you!! That is all so nice of you to say, thanks!

    @Tim, I'm so thrilled, thank you! It's great to see you! :)

    @Cleemckenzie, thank you! Great to meet you, thanks so much for coming by.

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  23. Seeing you all over...which is a good thing. Book sounds great!! Best of luck to you.

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  24. You've dominated the blogging world today!

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  25. Fantastic cover, Julie! I'm seeing you all over today. :)

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  26. The cover looks fabulous! How exciting!!

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  27. @Elizabeth, thank you!! Thanks so much for coming by!

    @Alex, I can't believe it, I'm totally overwhelmed with how great everyone has been!

    @Christine, thanks so much!

    @Janel, thank you!

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  28. I wish you all the success in the world with Polar Night. Can't wait to read it!

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  29. Julie, The cover looks great! I'm so excited for you. And the synopsis sounds intriguing, I can't wait to read it!

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  30. @Carol, thank you so much! I really appreciate all your support!

    @Cathrina, thank you! I will be looking forward to seeing your cover too!

    @Melissa, thanks so much!

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  31. girl this is a great cover!! i'm very excited. seriously if i saw this at the library or store, i'd head right over to it!

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  32. Big congrats, Julie!! This is great!

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  33. @Tammy, thank you! I'm so thrilled to read that, thanks!!

    @Pk, thanks so much!

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  34. Visiting from Ciara's place... I am going to read some more about your book; it is definitely within my area of interest. Enjoy your day Julie.

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  35. @Slamdunk, thank you, it's so great to meet you! Thanks so much for your interest in my book!

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  36. Yay! Congrats! :) It is beautiful. Looking forward to the book. Best:)

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  37. Congrats congrats! THat cover is so intriguing and the blurb, too! Looking forward to checking your book out ;)
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  38. @Rebecca, thank you so much!!

    @Nutschell, thanks so much, I appreciate it!

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  39. Congratulations!! It's a fantastic cover! Can't wait to read the book!

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  40. This is so awesome! CONGRATS! Love the cover and I cannot wait to read it! :)

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  41. Thank you Cherie and Lisa!! I really appreciate your support! :)

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  42. George Cotronis definitely did an amazing job on that cover. It's so eye-catching! So exciting how this book will be out as soon as February--yay you! :D

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  43. Great cover and blurb! I definitely want to read it.

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  44. @Heather, George is totally awesome, I'm so glad to have met up with him thanks to my publisher. Thanks so much for coming by and for your comments! :)

    @Tonja, thank you!! :)

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  45. Congratulations, Julie! It's an awesome cover. I saw your reveal on another post this a.m. I enjoy a good mystery and am looking forward to a delicious read!

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  46. I'm so glad, thank you, Kittie!! I'm so happy you are interested, thanks!

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  47. I finally got your cover up today. Sorry for my lateness. I've been swamped, and then had tech difficulties. Best of wishes! And congrats to Michael!

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  48. Your book sounds so fascinating and I LOVE this cover! What a design. It is very eye-catching! Only a little longer until your book is out! Yeah! :)
    ~Jess

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  49. @Tyrean, oh, that's totally fine, nothing to apologize for! Thank you so much for helping out, I really appreciate it!

    @Jess, thank you so much, I'm so excited about it. Thanks!

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  50. Hi Julie .. sorry I haven't got here earlier .. I've seen the cover elsewhere and like you - I think it's great and very clever ..

    I also love the thought of reading it - I enjoyed the blurb and definitely got caught up ...

    The cover is just great - well done and I'm so pleased for you ...

    Cheers for now - Hilary

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  51. @Hilary, oh, no reason to apologize, thanks so much for your comments! I'm thrilled you like it, thank you! Cheers to you as well. :)

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  52. Just coming over from Julie at Emptynester..This book sounds awesome. Look forward to seeing it on the Amazon page.

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  53. Thank you Susan! I will probably fall out of my chair when I actually see it on Amazon LOL. So exciting!

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  54. I guess you beat me to posting this, but I'm behind. So, now you already know that I love it. Oh, well. Better late than never. :)

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  55. Such an awesome cover, Julie! Congratulations again! Congratulations to Michael, as well.

    Also, on your below post, it is a big help to me when I do my Wed posts, because I can just scan back through all of them for blog hops and publications I'm interested in. Is that cheating?

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

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  56. Congratulations! I love the cover and it was great seeing it everywhere.

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  57. I hope you don't mind but I've linked to this post from my post here

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  58. I'm still so excited for you!!!

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  59. Congrats, Julie! I'm really happy for you :D

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  60. @Brinda, oh, you're definitely not late, thank you so much. I'm so grateful for your amazing post and also for including me in your giveaway! Thanks so much!

    @Shannon, thank you! And I don't think that's cheating LOL. Even if it is, it's all good. I always love your Wednesday posts. :)

    @Medeia, thank you!!

    @Vikki, oh, I don't mind at all, I appreciate it. Thanks!!

    @Ciara, thank you, and thanks again for sharing the cover!

    @Cecilia, thank you, and thank you too for helping with the reveal!

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  61. Very eye-catching! Congrats! [g]

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  62. @Lara, that's so good to hear, thank you!

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  63. Wow, that is one gorgeous cover!

    P.S. I couldn't find your book Polar Night on GoodReads so I just added it

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  64. @Sana, oh, thank you! I was going to add it but thought I had to wait until it was published, thanks so much!

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