Monday, September 10, 2012

STRENGTH Cover/Book Trailer Reveal!

The cover/trailer reveal is finally here! I can't tell you guys how excited I am. Seriously, I'm bouncing up and down in my seat. :) Without further ado...


   Cover:  

Ta da! Remember Wallace? ;)
 

   About the Book:  

When college student Rena Collins finds herself nose-to-chest with the campus outcast, she’s stunned. Wallace Blake is everything she’s ever wanted in a man—except he can’t touch her. His uncontrollable strength, a so-called gift from his bloodline, makes every interaction dangerous. And with a secret, supernatural war brewing among his kind, there’s no time to work it out. To keep Wallace in her life, Rena will have to risk a whole lot more than her heart.

   Trailer:  



   Links:  


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   Information:  

Title: Strength
Series: Mark of Nexus – Book 1
Publisher: Sapphire Star Publishing   
Category: New Adult (NA)
Genre: Paranormal Romance (PNR)
Release Date: March 07, 2013

Cover Designer: Carrie Butler
Model Photographer: Yuri Arcurs
 
Trailer Designer: Carrie Butler
Song: "Cascade" by Jonathan Rich
After Effects Intro: UniqueFX
Motion Backgrounds: Footage Firm


   Team Cover Reveal:  
Special thanks to Melissa M., Kyra, JeffO, Sana, Victoria, Alex, Ilima, Juliana, Leigh, Jessie, Pegasus, Jenny, Empress King, Celine, Diana, LG, Melodie, Joylene, Hildred, Natasha, Lisa, Kathleen, Nancy, Sheena-kay, Nick, C Lee, Dana, Carolyn, Hannah, Rachel, Iain, Sophia, Clare, Donna H, Angie, Melissa S, Donna W, Jaycee, Lindsay, Jessica, Elizabeth, EJ, Lynn Rush, and Paranormal Goddess!


   SSP Love:  
And of course, a huge thank you to my (amazing) publisher, who let me run with my vision. ♥

P.S. It's starting to feel real!

99 comments:

Iain said...

Yayyy!!!
I'm very excited for you. :oD

Kyra Lennon said...

Congratulations Carrie! This is an awesome moment - enjoy it! :D

Carrie Butler said...

I should post at 5:00 AM (my time) more often. All of my English friends are up! :D Thank you, Iain!

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Kyra! I'm so excited. :D

Cassie Mae said...

Oh he's just how I pictured him in my fantasies. I will buy this book and snuggle the cover when no one is watching. :)

Congrats girl!!!!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations, Carrie! And look, you're one away from four hundred followers.

Rachel Morgan said...

You did a fantastic job with both the cover and trailer. Very, very well done!

C.M.Brown said...

The cover is great Carrie, so is the trailer! Congratulations!

Juliana Haygert said...

I'm so happy for you, sista! What a gorgeous cover!
Success to you! <3

Melissa said...

The cover, the trailer, the book - all of them awesome. You rock, Carrie! :D

Kimberly Gabriel said...

Congrats on the cover reveal and the trailer - both are wonderful! This sounds so silly to say but I really love the font of your title!!! ;)

Jackie said...

I learned about your cover reveal on Kyra's blog. And I'm so glad I did! That cover? Holy hotness. This book sounds amazing, and I can't wait to read it!

Alisyn said...

Oh, Carrie! This is so exciting! Everything looks wonderful! How are you sitting still enough to post right now? Congratulations and best of luck!

bailey m kelsey said...

Wooooooo! Congrats, Carrie! It's wonderful and I'm so glad we finally get to see it. :)

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

I'm so excited for you, Carrie. Sorry my page isn't up yet. My internet provide sucks! And blogger is messing with my head. But it's coming together finally and should be up very soon.

Nancy Thompson said...

It's all kinds of awesomeness. In fact, I want you to design my next cover! Please???

Melissa Sugar said...

Me too. What Nancy said. It is really awesome. You are multitalented. I love the cover. Congratulations!

Kelley Lynn said...

Eep! Ah Carrie! This is so exciting! And what an awesome cover! Wow. Going to tweet it now :)

Janet Johnson said...

Congratulations Carrie! Very exciting. :)

Lisa Regan said...

As you know, I love it! Love the cover, love the book, love you! Can't wait for 3/7/13!

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Thank God I got it working. Yay!

Emily R. King said...

I really can't wait to read this book. Can't. Wait!

How do I get an ARC? :)

Suzi said...

Wow. That trailer was totally cool. Congratulations!

cleemckenzie said...

The trailer gets my 5 Cool Beans rating! Great reveal, Carrie.

Elise Fallson said...

Love the trailer and the cover! Would you mind if I put a pic of your cover on my side bar?

Mina Burrows said...

Oh My Gawd! Wahooo, Wallace! So happy for you, Carrie. :) When's the tour? Where do I sign up?

Carrie Butler said...

I thoroughly approve of this use! LOL

Thank you, Cassie! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Wow. How did that sneak up on me? Too cool!

Thank you for everything, Alex! :D

Nicky Wells said...

He is gorgeous! Sorry, meant to say, IT is gorgeous--the cover. Hot, ooooh! Fantastic cover, love the tailer: huge congratulations. It's gonna sell millions! XX

Peggy Eddleman said...

Huge congrats again! It looks fabulous! Did they know they were getting an author with the mad skills to design her own book cover when they signed you on? They are one lucky publishing company to have you!

Ruth Schiffmann said...

Congrats on the awesome cover!

LynnRush said...

Oh my word. That cover ROCKS! And that trailer...Whoa! Congrats . How exciting. Enjoy the journey, my friend.

The Golden Eagle said...

Congratulations! :) The trailer and cover are amazing.

Meredith said...

Wow, I'm so hooked by the summary! Congratulations!

Tara Tyler said...

hubba hubba!
way to sell it! congrats!

Victoria Smith said...

Yeah, team cover reveal!!!!! *grins* So happy for you!!!

Lynda R Young said...

Congrats, Carrie!! That's so wonderful!! And I love the cover.

Madeleine Sara said...

Oh wow that trailer is a real draw and the cover is hot! hot! Congrats Carrie.

Talli Roland said...

Carrie, great cover - how exciting! Not long now until March!

David P. King said...

How awesome is that. Congratulations, Carrie. I'll be on the lookout for this one. :)

Jessie Humphries said...

Don't hate me that I posted late! But I posted today, and I still totally stoked for you! You are just awesome, plain and simple.

Gwen Gardner said...

Congratulations on your upcoming release. You have an awesome cover, there! I'm seeing you all over the blogosphere. I'd be happy to help out on your blog tour:)

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Rachel! I've always loved your covers, so it means a lot coming from you. :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, C.M.! :)

Gina Gao said...

I'm so excited for you! This is so awesome. Congrats.

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Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Juliana! I appreciate that. :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Kimberly!

It doesn't sound silly at all. I love fonts! In fact, the title was made from two different kinds--one of which was designed by the amazing David Kerkhoff! :)

Carrie Butler said...

No, you rock, Twitter-fiend! Thanks for all of your help! :D

Carrie Butler said...

That makes me so happy, Jackie! :) Thank you, and welcome to SYAW!

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Alisyn! I was so overwhelmed (in a good way) yesterday, I couldn't even go through the comments. We have such a supportive community!

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Bailey! I was so excited to share it. :D

Carrie Butler said...

No problem, Joylene! We all have technical difficulties from time to time. Darn those Blogger gremlins... ;)

Thank you so much for helping!

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Nancy! :) Heck yes. I love designing covers!

Carrie Butler said...

Absolutely, Melissa! If you ever need help with anything, you know I'll be there. :) Thank you so much for all of your support!

Carrie Butler said...

Woohoo! Thanks for spreading the word, Kelley! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Janet! :)

Carrie Butler said...

And I love you, too! Thanks for all of your support, Lisa! :D You ROCK!

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Empress King! From what I understand, book bloggers will have the opportunity to get e-ARCs in a couple of months. :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Suzi! :)

Carrie Butler said...

5 Cool Beans? I'm honored! :D Thanks, Lee!

Carrie Butler said...

I wouldn't mind at all! In fact, I would be honored. :D Thank you, Elise!

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you so much, Mina! I really appreciate it. :)

I plan on having a tour in March, so I'll be asking for hosts at the beginning of the year. Oh man. I'm so excited!

Carrie Butler said...

Haha! Thank you so much, Nicky! I'm glad you like it. :D

Carrie Butler said...

D'aww... thanks, Peggy! :) I wouldn't go that far, but I appreciate the kind words!

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Ruth! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you so much, Lynn! I will appreciate every moment of it. :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Eagle! :D

Carrie Butler said...

That makes my night! Thanks, Meredith! :)

ilima said...

Sincere congrats, Carrie. So glad I could be a part of it!

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Tara! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Woohoo! :D Thanks, Victoria!

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you so much, Lynda! I appreciate it. :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Madeleine! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Talli! I'm counting down the days. :D

Carrie Butler said...

You know you have great writing friends when men are willing to give your romance novel a chance. :) Thanks, David!

Carrie Butler said...

Hey, I'm all for prolonged exposure. *Grins* Thank you, Jessie!

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you so much, Gwen! I really appreciate your offer to help out. :D I'll contact you at the beginning of the year, okay?

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Gina! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you so much, Ilima! I appreciate your help! :)

Lydia Kang said...

Congrats Carrie! What a smokin' hot cover!

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Lydia! :D

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hi, Carrie,

WHOA! Talk about eye-catching! I love the illuminated type on top of the smokey, smoldering, bruiting, photograph.

Michael Di Gesu said...

AND CONGRATS ON YOUR FORTHCOMING BOOK!!!!!!

Carrie Butler said...

Hi, Michael!

I can't tell you how relieved I am to hear you guys like my cover design. I was so nervous!

Thank you! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you! I appreciate it. :)

Patrick said...

This is so awesome! :D You should be excited.. I know I am! Is it March yet?

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you so much, Patrick!

Ha! I wish! ;)

Michael Pierce said...

Congrats on the awesome cover and trailer! march is going to be here in the blink of an eye. :)

Mark Koopmans said...

Hey,

Wow, look at you go, Mz. Butler :)

Super congrats on the cover reveal (yeah, I know I'm late, but I'm out west... things get here a little slower:)

LOVED the trailer too... that was awesome.

I'm getting excited for you, too, and THINK!!! I can celebrate your book on March 7 with a practice drink for St. Paddy's Day :)

PS... (Where did you get that picture of me :)

I wish!!!!

Congrats again :)

Anonymous said...

thanks for posting.

Carrie Butler said...

Why thank you, Mark. :) Hey, better late than never--especially when you have such nice things to say!

Heck yes! That will be the perfect time for a practice drink. I'll have one, too. :D

As for your stunning physique, well... I thought I wasn’t supposed to talk about your career as a body double. Your fans get so obsessive! *Grins*

Thanks again!

Carrie Butler said...

Thank YOU for commenting! :)

Julia King said...

Flippin Awesome cover, trailer, AND of course what your book is about! So excited for you, Carrie. Congrats. :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Julia! I'm excited, too. :D

cleemckenzie said...

Had to come back and look at your cover again. Does he have a brother?

Carrie Butler said...

The character (Wallace) does! That counts, right? :D

Thanks, Lee. I'm glad you came back! :)

Brooke R. Busse said...

I already said what I thought over at NA Alley, but I also came to tell you, Carrie, that I gave you an award: http://brookerbusse.blogspot.com/2012/09/paper-mountain-awards-behind-scenes.html

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Michael! :) I'm nervous and excited at the same time!

Carrie Butler said...

How cool, Brooke! Thank you so much. :D