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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Roseblood by A.G. Howard

TODAY IS OUR STOP FOR THE BLOG TOUR FOR ROSEBLOOD BY A.G. HOWARD!!!!! If you can’t tell I am really excited about today’s post! I am a HUGE fan of Anita’s writing and I have a serious obsession with phantom of the opera so this book is pretty much a dream come true :)!!! I have no doubt that it is going to be amazing just like all of Anita’s other books have been! I plan to read and review it very soon so keep your eyes out for my review soon!

For my post today Anita tells us all about how the ridiculously amazing cover came to be and some of the other options that were considered! After the fantastic guest post there are two giveaways you can enter one is for a finished hardcover of Roseblood and the other is for a gorgeous signed poster so make sure you enter both giveaways!!!

AG HowardAbout A.G. Howard:

A.G. Howard was inspired to write SPLINTERED while working at a school library. She always wondered what would’ve happened had the subtle creepiness of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland taken center stage, and she hopes her darker and funkier tribute to Carroll will inspire readers to seek out the stories that won her heart as a child.

When she’s not writing, A.G.’s pastimes are reading, rollerblading, gardening, and family vacations which often include impromptu side trips to 18th century graveyards or condemned schoolhouses to appease her overactive muse.

You can visit A.G. around the web here:

Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Tumblr Pinterest

Want to read more from A.G. Howard?

The Moth in the Mirror (Spl...Splintered UnhingedEnsnared (Splintered, #3)

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Welcome to stop #4 on the RoseBlood virtual tour!

Today, I wanted to share the evolution of RoseBlood‘s stunning cover (created by Maria Middleton & Nathalia Suellen) by giving you a behind-the-scenes look at the first three mockups.

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Mockup #1 was an attempt to capture the mystery and romantic elements of the book. But it had a 1950’s romance/Nancy Drew vibe, and the story is so much more than that. It’s musical, atmospheric, eerie, dramatic, and magical. Not to mention, contemporary. The first mockup felt flat and static, and didn’t capture any of the latter elements.

In mockup #2, the contemporary drama and musical flowing atmosphere were captured perfectly. As was the magic and eeriness. But the panoramic-stage scene felt a little too distant from my other book covers, and my publisher wanted to keep that close-up aspect so Splintered fans would know it was by the same author just by looking. So, we traded that one for a more Splintery-feel with the final mockup.

Mockup #3 almost had it all, but needed some tweaking still. We had to lose some of the roses, especially the ones in Rune’s hair. Her eyes were too blue and needed to be deepened to green. And the mask looked rather mechanical, resulting in an android/sci-fi nuance. So we whitened and cracked the mask to make it more Phantom-ly, incorporated an eerie blue mist to the background (to make Rune’s green eyes stand out and add a theatrical element). Then we let the thorny vines take the stage … all the way to the back of the cover and the red curtains set slightly off-kilter to represent the eerie twists and turns of the read.

All of it came together splendidly, as you can see in the hardback’s book jacket, revealed for the first time today:
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If you click on the jacket to enlarge it, you can even get a peek at an excerpt from inside the book.

Hope you enjoyed this insider’s glimpse into the making of an amazing cover! Before you leave, be sure to enter the rafflecopters below for a chance to win a hardback that will be sporting that beautiful jacket (domestic).

As for today’s INTL giveaway prize, it’s a signed and personalized panoramic RoseBlood poster (artwork by Nathalia Suellen).

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Good luck to everyone! Tomorrow, we’ll be revealing the entire first chapter of RoseBlood, but we’re going to have some sneaky fun with it. So be sure to join us again for the final stop!

Until then, you can visit PiqueBeyond.Com/Roseblood for more RoseBlood fun!

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Roseblood Tour Schedule

10/24/2016- Mundie Moms– Spotlight

10/24/2016- Stories & Sweeties– Guest Post

10/24/2016- Adventures of a Book Junkie– Review

10/25/2016- Once Upon a Twilight– Spotlight

10/25/2016- Two Chicks on Books– Guest Post

10/26/2016- Tales of the Ravenous Reader– Spotlight

10/26/2016- Seeing Double In Neverland– Guest Post

10/27/2016- BookHounds YA– Review

10/27/2016- Dark Faerie Tales– Guest Post

10/28/2016- Fiktshun– Review

10/28/2016- Bookemoji– Guest Post

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This contest is provided by Rockstar Book Tours & A.G. Howard!

5 winners will receive a hardcover of Roseblood
(US Only)

One reader will win a signed Panoramic RoseBlood Poster
(International)

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Available January 10, 2017 by Amulet Books

About this Book:

In this modern day spin on Leroux’s gothic tale of unrequited love turned to madness, seventeen-year-old Rune Germain has a mysterious affliction linked to her operatic talent, and a horrifying mistake she’s trying to hide. Hoping creative direction will help her, Rune’s mother sends her to a French arts conservatory for her senior year, located in an opera house rumored to have ties to The Phantom of the Opera.

At RoseBlood, Rune secretly befriends the masked Thorn—an elusive violinist who not only guides her musical transformation through dreams that seem more real than reality itself, but somehow knows who she is behind her own masks. As the two discover an otherworldly connection and a soul-deep romance blossoms, Thorn’s dark agenda comes to light and he’s forced to make a deadly choice: lead Rune to her destruction, or face the wrath of the phantom who has haunted the opera house for a century, and is the only father he’s ever known.

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22 Responses to “Blog Tour & Giveaway: Roseblood by A.G. Howard

  1. Shelby Loren ScottNo Gravatar
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    ahhh all the covers are so gorgeous!!

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    that poster is beyond gorgeous!!

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    This poster will look stunning on my artist-daughter’s wall. She will love this. Thanks for the post and giveaway.

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    I love those mock up covers! They’re nice as posters.

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    I can’t wait until Roseblood comes out. Thanks for the chance to win a copy :)

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    Thanks for the post and the giveaway!

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    I love the panoramic so much. It’s absolutely beautiful.

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  8. AmandaNo Gravatar
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    Omg so excited for Roseblood!!

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    OMG the three mockups are so beautiful! I haven’t saw the first one before, it’s gorgeous! *-*
    Can’t wait to read this book!

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    I am so excited to read this book!!! I cannot wait. Everything I’ve read from Anita has been fantastic :D

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    Thank you for the giveaway! :)

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    This is a beautiful cover?? I am so drawn to this book. Thank you for such an excellent giveaway and for the chance to win such an intriguing book??

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    Love it! Can’t wait! Miss Anita you rock!!!

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    So can’t wait for the book! Thanks for the opportunity

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    I love the cover! This book sounds really good.

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    This cover is gorgeous!!!!!!
    Thank you for the great giveaway.

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    I am SO excited for this book!! Thanks for the giveaway :D

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    Thanks for the bonus giveaway!

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    I totally love the mockups. I hope there will be a Czech translation of this book soon.

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    I’m really looking forward to this book. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

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    I’m looking forward to this book so much!

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    I can’t wait to read RoseBlood!

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