And this is where I get to the REALLY EXCITING announcement! I know that my readers in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand had to wait to read the Paranormalcy series. But HarperCollins UK bought the rights to MIND GAMES, and is releasing the same day as the US release! February 19th, whether you are in the US or the UK or Australia or New Zealand!
BUT...the book you get won't be MIND GAMES. It will be...
Wait, I already killed that tension with the post title, didn't I? DANGIT. FINE. How about I just give you the cover?
I'm so thrilled with the design that my UK publisher came up with. It's amazing to me that I got not one but two covers for the same book, both of which capture it strikingly well in such wildly different ways. I love the stark intensity of this cover, the drama of the black and white image with the red text. And I love the tagline! I also feel like they nailed the models for Fia (on the left) and Annie (on the right). For such a simple design there was a lot of attention to detail. HIGH FIVE, YOU PHENOMENAL BRITS, YOU! (Unless the design team aren't all Brits, in which case, I really ought to come back and apologize in person, right?)
It's also fascinating to me to see what different countries emphasize depending on their own reading market. If you recall, my German Paranormalcy covers from Loewe Verlag are VERY VERY pink, with a fun and flirty design, emphasizing the perk and humor and romance. (DREAMS 'N' WHISPERS is SUPERNATURALLY, in case you were confused. Titles change a lot!) The US covers for that series are much darker, emphasizing the paranormal drama. And both covers work, both capture the book in a different but accurate way.
I feel the same way about MIND GAMES and SISTER ASSASSIN. Both are books I'd pick up and read. Both are specifically tailored to the audience they are trying to find. And I sincerely hope both find that audience, because I love this book and can't wait for you to read it!
THIS TIME WITHOUT A DELAY, BECAUSE I LOVE YOU THAT MUCH* UK, AUSTRALIA, AND NEW ZEALAND!
*Okay okay fine, it's out of my control, but it does make me so happy that you don't have to wait! Hooray for HarperUK!