So, you all know I *loved* ANGEL, so when I was asked if I wanted to be a part of the blog tour, I was overthe moon!
Today is the last stop on the tour, where little ole' me gets to reveal the cover for Angel Fireeee!
You want to see it...
The designer..on Angel:
Every book cover is inspired by the story inside and with Angel this is obviously true. The wing motif is a straightforward reference to the angels that feature. Then, the idea was to mix dark and light - to reflect the interplay of these elements in the story. I had an idea in my mind about how I wanted Willow to look, but it took a long time to find the perfect picture. Victorian decoration and tarot cards both provided inspiration for the overall design, which also pays homage to the gothic style. I liked the lettering used on Victorian gravestones so the typography was influenced by that.
On Angel Fire:
With Angel Fire we wanted to keep the same kind of look and feel as we used for Angel but continue the story, so Alex is brought into the scene. When looking for Alex it had to be someone dark and brooding who was the right age but who also had a special intensity. Alex features slightly in front of Willow to show his desire to protect her and in practical black clothing which would be suitable for a trained Angel Killer.
L.A. Weatherly's reaction:
WOW! This took my breath away when I first saw it - the design is just gorgeous (and so is the model for Alex!). I loved hearing about the designer's inspirations for this, and think he's done an amazing job - this is the perfect follow-up cover to Angel! Huge thank you's to everyone involved.
The lovely Iffath on both covers...
When I first saw the cover for Angel, I was blown away. I loved it. The colours were gorgeous, I just loved that pastelly blue colour and the orange against the white, it was practically glowing in my grasp!
And when I saw the cover for Angel Fire, I thought my mind was playing tricks on me. Is that Alex?! Then I kissed the computer screen.
No really. I did.
Three words: Beautiful, intense, and ALEX <3
N.B (from Usborne): This is not the final, final cover there are still a couple of very small tweaks to be made but it’s pretty close, so what do you all think?!
Update: the cool models on the cover feature in the Angel trailer too..take a look here.
ANOTHER UPDATE: Oh yes, if Sean Faris was on the cover I think I would just *die*. Hear that designers? ;)