Friday, November 14, 2014

The King’s Scrolls Cover Reveal + Giveaway!

The day has arrived! Allow me to present to you the cover of
The King’s Scrolls (Ilyon Chronicles – Book Two)!

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I am absolutely ecstatic to be at this point in publishing again where I get to show you the next book in Ilyon Chronicles! As you can see, if follows Resistance in being simple, bold, and hopefully capturing the overall theme of the story. Here with the cover, I also have the official back cover text (though it may be subject to some slight tweaking between now and publication), as well as an excerpt from the book!

About the Book
Following the harrowing events that brought them to Landale Forest, Jace and Kyrin have settled comfortably into their new lives and the mission of protecting those under the emperor’s persecution. The fast approach of winter brings with it the anticipation of a quiet few months ahead. That is until the arrival of four mysterious, dragon-riding cretes who seek aid in a mission of great importance—not only to their own people, but to all followers of Elôm.

Hidden in the vast mining valley north of Valcré, a faithful crete has spent years sharing his knowledge with the destitute miners and their families and is known to possess what may be Arcacia’s last surviving copies of the King’s Scrolls—the Word of Elôm. Joining the cretes, those in Landale must find the crete teacher and bring him to safety, but it is a race against time. Should Daican’s men find him first, execution and the destruction of the Scrolls is certain.

When disaster strikes, all seems lost. Could Elôm have a plan even in the enemy’s triumph?



Excerpt
     The other younger crete took a swig of his coffee and set his eyes past her. Kyrin peeked over her shoulder at Kaden who, of course, was staring at the dragon. The female creature stared back in mutual interest.
     “Go ahead,” the crete said suddenly. “You can touch her. She loves attention, and she’ll only attack if I tell her to.” A sly glint sparkled in his spring-green eyes.
     Besides Jace, Kyrin had never seen anyone with such bright and colorful eyes as these cretes.
     Kaden looked at him, his brows rising. “You can do that?”
     The crete nodded. “Dragons are highly intelligent. You can teach them almost any command. Storm here is young, but she learns fast.”
     Kyrin smiled at the delight in her brother’s eyes as he stepped closer to the dragon and ran his hand over her bluish-gray neck scales. A grin split his face.
     “She’s so smooth. Kyrin, come and feel it.”
     Kyrin stepped to his side and laid her hand on the dragon. The scales were indeed very smooth, reminding her of the polished marble stair-railings in Auréa Palace, but they weren’t cold. Warmth radiated through them. The dragon, still watching them, let out a little rumble, almost like a giant cat’s purr.
     “I told you she liked attention,” the crete said, grinning.
     Kyrin chuckled and glanced at Jace to see if he wanted to touch the dragon, but he made no move to come closer. This certainly had more to do with the crete than the dragon. He was very fond of any type of animal. She faced the crete again.
     “So they can breathe fire?”
     “For short bursts, but that’s usually all it takes to deter any threat.”
     “That’s incredible,” Kaden breathed.
     While he continued admiring Storm, Kyrin observed the dragon’s rider. He appeared to be in his early to mid-twenties—about ten years younger than Captain Darq—though his exact age was impossible to guess. Cretes were said to mature faster than humans, so he could be anywhere from seventeen to twenty-five. He too wore a sleeveless jerkin. Brown tattoos, a little darker than his skin, marked both shoulders. Darq and the other cretes had them as well, but Kyrin hadn’t taken a good look at them until now. This man’s were a complicated pattern of spirals and dots, but the shape of a fox stood out in the center of his right shoulder.
     Though she tried to be discreet, he must have caught her studying him and suddenly extended his hand to her. “I’m Talas, by the way. Talas Folkan of the Fox Clan.”

Giveaway
QuillNecklaceTo celebrate the revealing of the cover, I’m giving away one of my handcrafted quill pen necklaces (which is so perfect in matching the cover!) and a $5 Amazon gift card! Enter for a chance to win using the form below! U.S. entries only please.



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22 comments:

  1. My favorite part of the cover is the scroll. The only thought I have about the series is I WANT TO READ ALL OF IT RIGHT NOW! *ahem* Sorry. I'll try to be patient. *skulks off to wait patiently*

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    1. Lol! I want everyone to read it ALL right now. ;) If only I had an editing and marketing robot to do everything for my while I just write. :P

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  2. The whole cover is amazing, truly. I am sincerely impressed. The darkening to the light, to the scroll, and the feather pen positioned right behind the words - it all looks spectacular!!

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  3. Amazing! I love how the top part ties in with the first book! Can't wait to read it!

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  4. Ooh, so pretty!!! ^_^ I really like the black feather pen/ink! <3

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    1. Thank you! When I first saw the picture, I just loved the rich colors.

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  5. I love it when self-published books have pretty covers. :)

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    1. Me too! :) Cover are VERY important to me.

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  6. Congratulations, Jaye! :) This is still my favorite fiction series of this generation! So well written and designed. The cover ties in perfectly with Resistance while setting an entirely different tone and mood. I love the black/brown color scheme. It gives the feel of being in a study and also in a secretive place. I like how there are only muted colors, tones, and shades. I love how the feather pen fades into the background near the top of the page. The colors are crisp and clear. There is a cozy, peaceful feel somehow as well as a business-like feel. The line are clean and simple without anything to distract from the main focus.

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    1. Thank you so much, Erika! Your comments are always so encouraging to me. ^_^

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  7. I haven't read this series yet, but I REALLY want to. The cover looks amazing!! :) My favorite part would have to be... can I say the whole thing? I love it.

    -Ryebrynn

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    1. Thank you! I'm so glad you like it! And I hope you enjoy Ilyon Chronicles when you get a chance to read it! :D

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  8. I have not read this series, but I think I will add it to my TBR list and start. The cover I love. It caught my attention right from the start.

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    1. So glad you like the cover, and I hope you enjoy the books when you get a chance to read them! :)

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  9. I can't wait for this book to come out!!!! LOVED Resistance and I love your cover!

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    1. Thanks, Marissa! I can't wait for it to come out too! :D

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  10. This cover is beautiful!!! I love how Resistance was a sword and now the King's Scrolls is a quill.
    Also, I'm already a fan of you on goodreads, is that the same as being a friend? I can't figure out how to change it.

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    1. I'm glad you like it, Sierra!
      One Goodreads you can be a fan and friend. :) Under my profile picture you should see an "add as friend button." Or, if you're already a friend, it will say "Jaye is your friend." :)

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