INNOCENT DARKNESS Cover Reveal + Contest

So...it's here, what you (and I) have been waiting for.  I am so excited to show this to you.

My debut YA Steampunk Dark Fairytale, INNOCENT DARKNESS, book 1 of THE AETHER CHRONICLES has a cover!!!




So, pretty, right?

I'm really happy with it, the team at Flux did an incredible job.  I really love the steampunkyness of it, especially the gears and title lettering. 

All I want to do is stare at it, since it feels so real now.

And look my name is on it. ~Flails~

The book comes out 8-8-12 from Flux.  It's not available for pre-order yet, but you can add it to your shelf on Goodreads. If you want to hear the latest news, get sneak peaks, and enter contests you can sign up for my occasional non-spammy newsletter here.

Now, since I'm so excited to show you my cover, I'm going to have a contest.

This is the necklace I had made by Storm the Castle on Etsy.  It plays a *really big* role in the book. 



You can win it. 

All you have to do is comment below, because I like easy contests.  If you wish, you can get 1 bonus entry for tweeting about the cover (hashtag #innocentdarkness, if we get this trending there will be an additional extra special prize), 1 bonus entry for blogging about it, 1 bonus entry for putting it on tumblr, and 1 bonus entry for putting it up/talking about it on facebook.  (So you can get 5 entries total).  Make sure you tell me what you did in the comment box so you get your proper amount of entries.  Contest open internationally.  Contest closes October 23rd at 11:59 PM PST.  Good luck!

75 comments:

Kimberly Kinrade said...

Hello! this book looks fab. Love the cover and necklace and can't wait to read it. I tweeted it and FB'd it too! Hope it helps ;)

Raye said...

Sweetness... I have a post on my blog :D

http://raydean.net

great cover!!!

cat_hellisen said...

Oh neat!

Steampunk sweetness, I like it. :D

lostnthestacks said...

Love the cover!

lostnthestacks(at)yahoo(dot)com

Veronica Rossi said...

Gorgeous cover! Congrats!

Jodi Meadows said...

That is beautiful!!!

LynnRush said...

Fantastic!! You must be so excited. They did a great job on the cover.

Enjoy the journey!

Jessie Harrell said...

congrats -- it looks awesome!

Lena said...

I love the cover! It's the perfect amount of steampunkyness!

And the necklace is beautiful. I can't believe you made that. :)

addicted2novels(at)gmail(dot)com

Natalie Zaman said...

LOVE! Plastering twitter... >:)

Kelly Hashway said...

Congratulations! It looks great.

Lisa Kessler said...

Beautiful cover Suzi!!!!! :)

I'm so happy for you!!! I'm off to add it to my to-read list... Whee!!!

Lisa :)

Nicole Maggi said...

Ooooh, so pretty & steampunky! LOVE! Congrats, Suzanne!

Ciara said...

It looks great!

Susan Hatler said...

I love the cover!! So exciting!!

harshadpassion said...

I've said it once already, but Suzanne, that is a *gorgeous* cover!!
I've put this out on Twitter, my blog, and my Facebook for you.
Good luck with it!
Julianne

Cindy Spencer Pape said...

Beautiful!

Jessica Spotswood said...

Congratulations, that's a GORGEOUS cover! I love the gears. And also her hair.

bibliopunkk said...

oooh! So pretty. Congrats. I might have to request an ARC of this for review sooner than I thought. :)

Nicole said...

Omioz, it's so pretty. *drools* I'm not entering because even though I want it it's not fair as I help you all the time and if I win it seems biased, but it IS gorgeous!

Cari said...

OMG gorgeous!!!

Kristal Shaff said...

Beautiful Cover!!

Elizabeth Briggs said...

Ooh pretty!

Steve N Bradford said...

Congratulations on your new cover art! It looks fabulous. And that is a really cool necklace.

Mocha ღ Latte(Cupcake and a Latte) said...

The cover is gorgeous! Thanks for the giveaway!

-Wendy from A Cupcake and a Latte: YA Reviews

Catherine Stine said...

Very beautiful cover! I'll tweet this.

mudepoz said...

All right, to one of my favorite writers I get to beta for! Tweeted and FB'd and once I get to take my percocet, I'll try to blog...

mudepoz said...

Oh. I'm not entering either...I just lurve the cover and your writing!

Pixie said...

Such a pretty necklace!

Roz Lee said...

Great cover, and yep, that's your name on it! LOL Congrats, Suzanne!

Suzanne Lazear said...

Thank you *so much* for the cover love. I actually didn't make the necklace -- Storm the Castle on Etsy did. http://www.etsy.com/people/StormTheCastle

cleemckenzie said...

Super. Great. Wonderful. All of those and more. Congratulations.

Kristen Painter said...

I love it!

Lissa Price said...

Great cover, Suzanne! I will tweet now. :)

Thisbe said...

Book looks/sounds great! Looking forward to reading it!

Trisha Wolfe said...

I flipped out on the Steamed blog, but I'll say it here, too =D LOVE it! Congrats!

Book Love 101 said...

Awesome Cover!!! It'll look beautiful on my bookshelf! ;)

Kathryn said...

Holy cow! Added to GoodReads shelf! Wicked cover! I can't wait to get me this book! :)

Christine London said...

Congrats!! Very pretty. Told my Tweople and FBer's too.

Christine London
www.christinelondon.com

Melodie Wright said...

Wow - the cover looks fantabulous. Congratulations!! So excited for you.

AngelaCate said...

Can't wait to read it. Love the cover!

Ammy Belle said...

steampunk faries!? Yes please! Also - beautiful necklace - thanks for the contest! :)

Thanks

Ammy Belle
apereiraorama @ gmail . com
http://lateintothenight.blogspot.com/

Inara Scott said...

Adore this cover!! Fits the book so well, and OMG the necklace is AWESOME! Congratulations! :-)

Maiawa said...

the necklace looks fantastic! and the book cover aswell! anyway i dont have a blog or twitter account but i told my friends about this on fb. cant wait to read this book!

Marthapao said...

Awesome cover and the necklace is amazing!
I tweeted!
@marthapao

Olive said...

I just saw this cover in a blog and already fell in love with the book, I need so much read it *.*

@AmandaOlive_

Lindsey said...

I LOVE the cover, and I've been wanting one of those necklaces for a long time now. :) Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
Lindsey
ladyufshalott at yahoo dot com

TinaChristopher said...

Fantastic cover and beautiful necklace. Looking forward to reading the book.

Tina
tina(dot)christopher7(at)googlemail(dot)com

Petra said...

Great cover and beautiful necklace. I wonder what it stands for?

Tumblr: http://safaripoet.tumblr.com/post/11584897729/cover-reveal-innocent-darkness-by-suzanne
Twitter: http://twitter.com/safaripoet/status/126050712592461824
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/safaripoet/posts/101544833291294

Shawn said...

Love it!

Maureen McGowan said...

The cover is FANTASTIC Suzanne!! Congratulations. :)

Fiona L said...

Gorgeous cover. It got me excited! I'll tweet about this, but I don't want to be put into the draw. Grats!

Coranne said...

Awesome cover and necklace! I can't wait to read your book!

Lena Corazon said...

Suzanne, I am SO excited about this cover. It's absolutely gorgeous, as is the necklace. I can't wait to read the book!

Carrie Butler said...

That cover is gorgeous! I love it. :) Congratulations, Suzanne!

Vivien said...

Gorgeous cover! Congrats!!
tweeted:
http://twitter.com/#!/deadtossedwaves/status/126093392227737600

Vivien
deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

Teagan Oliver said...

Love the cover and very excited for the release! I don't have a tumblr, but maybe my daughter will pick it up on hers. I did blog, tweet and post on Facebook! I wish you the best with the new release...

Bethany Gott Oliver
aka Teagan Oliver
www.TeaganOliver.com

Smiley Girlie said...

I love steampunk books and that cover is gorgeous! I will be looking out for this book. *adds to wishlist*

miss.smileygirlie at gmail dot com

Niii said...

Loved this cover! Looks very exciting! I haven't read Steampunk yet, so it'II be the first I'm looking for! =)

nicholek_@hotmail.com

Casey said...

Ah! That cover is amazing, the book looks so good, I'm so excited to read it!

kristina shields said...

that cover is so cool and that necklace is amazing! i would love to win it!

spicedice45@gmail.com

A.J. Mullarky said...

Oh my goodness, count me in, what a stunning necklace! And the cover is just GORGEOUS!

Randy said...

Nice necklace! :)

Delilah said...

Nice!

Renee Pace said...

Really great cover and I'm sure that cover alone will get you lots of readers.

MariaEmBee said...

I posted on my Facebook too! So excited to hear the publication date--can't wait to read this book!

Suzanne Lazear said...

Thanks everyone. Your coments and support mean so much to me!

Calila1988 said...

Congrats on the great cover! It's seriously gorgeous.

That is also one very pretty necklace!

Bruna Fernandes said...

I love it! Congratulations!

Pabkins said...

beautiful! - good luck to whoever wins it!
tlabunski **((gmail))**
Pabkins @ Mission to Read

Dasty-Sama said...

Pretty necklace :D I want it!

Suzanne Lazear said...

contest is closed, thanks for entering!

karla paola said...

oi suzanne eu sou brasileira e adoro ler adorei a capa e realmente gostaria de ganhar o colar.

bjos

AH^2 said...

OMG! I loved your book! I couldn't put it down it was so good! I know that it hasn't come out for real yet but I noticed that the cover on my copy said book 1 and I am so excited for the next one to come out. I loved the connections that where made with the characters and how the story progressed and how Noli slowly came to understand how much she didn't know. The ending was such a surprise but in a good way. My friends are already starting to read the book too! I do have to say that I did not visualize the necklace that way but I can't spoil anything!

Suzanne Lazear said...

AH2, thank you so much for your comments. They made my day.