The Fulfillment Series

The Fulfillment Series

Thursday, January 30, 2014

FIRE OF STARS AND DRAGONS by Melissa Petreshock--Cover Reveal

Melissa is a totally awesome lady and a great friend of mine, so I jumped at the chance to participate in her cover reveal!! I have been anticipating the release of Fire of Stars and Dragons since I met Melissa! I am seriously stoked! You may remember, I am a fan of demigods (HOLLA Percy Jackson), but Melissa assures me the dragons and vampires in this NA romance! I look forward to picking the most swoon-worth male of this bunch!  

But back to the main event of today...the cover reveal!! Ta-da! 
Let's take a look at some elements that make this cover spectacular! 

1) When the cover popped up on my screen, my eyes immediately landed on the girl. At first, she has a romantic come-hither look, but if you look harder, you'll see more. The way she cuts her eyes suggests she's got a cunning streak.  As I continue to assess her, I notice her clothing and makeup. They point to a dangerous side. I read the book jacket blurb (which you can read below), so I know she lives in a society where women are to be seen and not heard. This chick is saying, "I will be heard."

2) At first, I saw the fire, but I missed the dragon inside (probably because I decided to examine the character first). I see him now, and I'm intrigued. I can't tell if he's an angry dragon or a nice one. This rendering definitely makes me want to know more about the dragon and about the dragons in general. Thanks to Twitter, I have seen some pictures of Melissa's inspirations for the dragon men, and I am quite excited to meet them. 

3) My eye travels around the cover more, and I make note that each work in the title is represented on the page. Stars, Dragons, and Fire...well done. To quote the A-Team, "I love it when a plan comes together." 

4) I also noticed the font difference between the title and Melissa's name.  While the font is flowery and romantic, Melissa's name is not. I know she values strong female characters, so is she trying to show me that women can be soft and strong with these two different fonts? Curiouser and curiouser.  

5) Finally, I notice the mix of soft and hard. The stars and title script have a soft, romantic feel, but the character on the ground and the script with the author name strike me as hard. I can see a duality set up here, and I wonder if it carries over to the characters. If so, which ones? Do they all have soft and hard elements to their personalities? 

My conclusion: This book must be read!!  Is it April yet??

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New Adult Romance

Releasing April 2014

Publisher: Swoon Romance
Following the death of her vampire uncle, twenty-one-year-old CAITRIONA HAYDEN finds herself in the midst of a trio of quintessential alpha male suitors in 22nd century sovereign America where human females should be seen and not heard.

Theo Pendragon claims her as his ward, ordained to guard her through to a long-awaited destiny unbeknownst to Cait, but finds more than he expected when passion ignites within the dragon for the first time. Always drawn to the pursuit of knowledge rather than the heat of desire, powerful demigod Dante cannot deny everything his future holds in Caitriona. America's monarch, ancient vampire Corrin, has no interest in the frivolity of love, yet marrying Cait could be the answer to his continued survival.

Soon, Cait goes from studying for college exams to choosing a husband in seven days, knowing the consequences are eternal, the love undying, and the bond timeless.


Melissa lives on a small farm in rural Kentucky with her genius husband, exceptional children, and their feline overlords. When not inhaling or exhaling words, she subsists on unnatural doses of coffee, sarcasm, and music. To date, no dragons have been found in the woods surrounding her house, but she continues to hold out hope.

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01/30/2014 9:49pm
Hm... I think you have a lot of interesting conclusions there, Erin. ;-) Looks like you're going to have to read the book!

Rachel Schieffelbein
01/31/2014 6:55am
Gorgeous cover! Congratulations, Melissa! I can't wait to read this!

01/31/2014 7:18am
Thanks again, Rachel! You need to get up on your blogging (I know you said you're a lazy blogger like me. Lol.) and sign up for the tour so you can try to get an eARC for review. ;-)

01/31/2014 11:26am
GORGEOUS cover, Melissa! I wish you the best of luck with your debut. ;)

01/31/2014 11:40am
I'm glad you like it, Jimena! Thanks so much, and I appreciate the well-wishes with the debut. I'm NERVOUS!

01/31/2014 11:41am
I'm glad you like it, Jimena! Thanks so much, and I appreciate the well-wishes with the debut. I'm nervous! :-)

01/31/2014 11:35am
That is a beautiful cover. Wow, very eye catching. I love it!

01/31/2014 11:42am
Thank you, Michelle! If you've read any of the reviews on Goodreads from my beta team, you'll have a few hints there's more behind the cover to catch your eye too. ;-)

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