Friday, 26 September 2014

Cover Reveal - The Devil Takes a Bride by Julia London

If you are like me, you have favourite authors. Auto-buys. Authors who's books you will re-read and look at them like friends. Julia London is one such author for me, and I have long been a fan of her historical romance novels. Earlier this year, I read The Trouble With Honor, and I fell in love (although, my Canadian girl mind is always spelling it Honour.) The story, the characters, the family devotion it spoke to me (the sisters' relationships with each other but also their mother touched me on a personal level, as I happen to have sisters and a mother!)
The book made me laugh, made me smile, made me cry, and when it was done I wanted to dive right in to the next book in the series, originally The Fall of Lady Grace, it is now titled The Devil Takes a Bride
The book doesn't come out until late January (seriously, that's four months away, I want it now) but luckily we get to see the new cover this week!

The original cover looked a little something like this: 
It was bright, flirtatious, almost candy-like in colours. 
I think she looks like a blonde Emmy Rossum.

But now, without further ado, the new cover, with the new title...

The cover is lush and bold, like a glass of ruby red Merlot, it certainly suits the new title! 
I'm trying to decide if she looks more like Blake Lively, or Jewel Staite, what do you think? 

Let's meet Julia!

Julia London is the NYT, USA Today and Publisher's Weekly bestselling author of historical romance, contemporary romance, and women's fiction with strong romantic elements.  Previous series include the Secrets of Hadley Green and Homecoming Ranch.  She is a six-time finalist for the RITA Award of excellence in romantic fiction, and the recipient of RT Bookclub's Best Historical Novel.  She lives in Austin, Texas

From powerful love to sizzling passion, Julia London always delivers an incomparable Regency reading experience. Returning to her acclaimed Cabot sisters series, we meet an earl who can only be
tamed by one wicked lady… 

A plan born of desperation… 
Once the toast of society, Grace Cabot and her sisters now await the shame of losing high status and fine luxuries upon the death of the Earl of Beckington. The dire circumstances are inevitable unless, of course, Grace's wicked plot to seduce a wealthy viscount into marriage goes off without a single hitch. But once a stolen embrace with the wrong man leads her to be discovered in the arms of Jeffrey, the Earl of Merryton, her plan takes a most unexpected—and scorching—twist. 

…and altered by passion. 
Governed by routine and ruled by duty, Jeffrey had no desire for a wife before he succumbed to Grace's temptation. Though his golden-haired, in-name-only bride is the definition of disorder, he can't resist wanting her in every way. But once her secrets meet his, society might consider their lives to be ruined beyond repair…while Jeffrey might just see it as a new beginning.

Title:  The Devil Takes a Bride
Author:  Julia London
Genre:  Historical romance
Release date:  January 27, 2015

I can't wait!!

The Devil Takes a Bride is available for pre-order at AmazonBarnes and NobleiBooks, and Books a Million

But, while you are are waiting, check out the first book of the Cabot Sisters series, The Trouble with Honor. (I fell in love with the cover, that dress is gorgeous! and doesn't she look like Rachel McAdams?)

Passion and scandal collide in New York Times bestselling author Julia London's brand-new series about four sisters determined to rescue themselves from ruin… 
Desperate times call for daring measures as Honor Cabot, the eldest stepdaughter of the wealthy Earl of Beckington, awaits her family's ruin. Upon the earl's death she and her sisters stand to lose the luxury of their grand home—and their place on the pedestal of society—to their stepbrother and his social-climbing fiancée. Forced to act quickly, Honor makes a devil's bargain with the only rogue in London who can seduce her stepbrother's fiancée out of the Cabots' lives for good. 
An illegitimate son of a duke, George Easton was born of scandal and grows his fortune through dangerous risks. But now he and Honor are dabbling in a perilous dance of seduction that puts her reputation and his jaded heart on the line. And as unexpected desire threatens to change the rules of their secret game, the stakes may become too high even for a notorious gambler and a determined, free-spirited debutante to handle.

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