The Given Cover

So about a week ago I’m minding my own business, procrastinating on Twitter, when up pops a direct message from a blogger I know from over the years, Shelly at Gizmo Reviews. She was contacting me to let me know she had seen the cover for THE GIVEN, the third and final installment in the Celestial Blues Trilogy. She was going to post it on her site, but she noted that I hadn’t said anything about it yet, and didn’t want to spoil the big reveal for me.

Now, guys, as someone who has been beaten to sharing my own cover for, oh, at least the last four books, I can’t tell you how sweet and refreshing I found this to be. I don’t think anyone else has intentionally usurped me in the past, and I choose to believe it’s pure enthusiasm for the covers and the series that’s led to the slights, but after working for a full year on a book it’s nice to be able to do it yourself, you know?

I was so grateful to Shelly for DM-ing me (and, seriously guys, you can do that. You talk, I talk back. It’s like dancing but without the squished toes and onion breath) that I asked if she’d like to team up for the cover reveal. That’s why you need to click on one little extra link to see it.

I’ll post it on my site and networks in a couple of days, but for now it’s Shelly’s. And mine. And yours. So without further ado (adoo? Doesn’t it look like it should be spelled adoo? *shakes head* Anyhoo…) the cover for The Given can be found here. What do you think? And which is your favorite of the three?

I gotta say, I’m loving this one, but I’m hesitant to commit because I say that with each new cover in this series. At any rate, they’re a gorgeous package, I couldn’t be happier, and I think Harper and the cover artist, Larry Rostant, absolutely nailed it.

Thanks to all!

23 thoughts on “The Given Cover

  1. Carolyn Borgman says:

    I love it! I love all three but I think this one is the best. Captures them both so perfectly. Can’t wait to read it!

    1. It really does, right? More personality in this one, I think. His expression screams for a thought bubble. ;)

      1. Carolyn Borgman says:

        I’m so excited for this book but almost don’t want it to come out. Knowing this will be the end of the story is a little sad.

        1. I just hope you find it satisfying. I’m never easy on my characters, but I find if I allow them their Truth, it will ring true for you as well. Can’t ask for much more than that in anything, right?

  2. Linda Grimes says:

    I love ALL of them, but I think this one is my absolute favorite. :)

    1. It’s more about their relationship than set-up, I think that’s what I like. Whatever…these covers rock. Thanks, Linder!

  3. marie says:

    This is my favorite cover. It’s gorgeous. Kudos to your illustrator. Can’t wait for the book now!

  4. Laura Benedict says:

    Kit sits there as if she is waiting for an answer to a question. Griff looks torn between his affection for her and a tough decision he knows will hurt her, but is necessary to make. I look forward to reading how his dilemma is solved.

    1. Thank you, Laura! (You caught up quick!)

  5. Riva says:

    LOVE this cover! Reminds me of a 40s noir film. Can’t wait for May!

    1. Yes, I think it’s the colors. Thank you so much for chiming in!

  6. Angela Raby Butler says:

    The cover is stunning, Vicki! I can’t wait to until it is released and see what happens to Grif and Kit next! Also can’t wait to see you in San Diego at MG again!

    1. Thanks, Angela — I think so, too! And it’s been too long since MG. I hope I get there this time!

  7. Kerri Eckes says:

    It’s beautiful! I think I like the second book’s cover best but that’s a very close call between all 3 covers.

    1. Splitting hairs, really. The artist, Rostant, is great no matter what. Thank you for commenting!

  8. AilishsMom says:

    I think all three covers are beautiful and unique, but this one is special. It has a luminescence as if it’s exposing its own inner glow. Kinda like the author. ;-)

    1. Oh *thunk*. You’re embarrassing my pixels.

  9. Krista says:

    This is breathtaking!!!!!!!!

    1. Thank you, Krista! I agree — the cover gods have blessed this series.

  10. Miki says:

    SO Awesome–I like how he’s watching over her and can’t wait to get my hands on this book! And can’t wait to see Jess with the dress. haha

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