I have some!

I mean…I found some online.ย  If Random House can post them on their site, I figured it should be safe for me to do the same, right?

Aren’t they pretty?ย  I really have to hand it to the Art Department at Ballantine – they worked very hard to get so many details right, when it came to the heroines’ physical characteristics and the settings of the books.ย  These must have taken so much time and effort.ย  I’m really impressed and very grateful.

27 comments to “Covers!”

  1. Gillian
    · January 9th, 2009 at 3:42 am · Link

    Stunning! Very elegant and classic. I’m also very impressed with how much of the setting is conveyed by the covers. Kudos to your art department, and congratulations! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Antonia Girmacea
    · January 9th, 2009 at 5:03 am · Link

    Congratulations! The covers look amazing; very classy and elegant. I can’t wait to read your books and I also must say that I really love your blog. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Maria
    · January 9th, 2009 at 6:27 am · Link

    Gorgeous! Congrats, Tessa!

  4. Lori Brighton
    · January 9th, 2009 at 6:56 am · Link

    wow! its sooooo exciting! Does it feel real now? Or did it feel real before?

  5. Sarah
    · January 9th, 2009 at 8:19 am · Link

    So gorgeous, but then I’ve said that elsewhere now, too. I’m so glad they are putting them out one right after the other because I can’t wait to read all of them. Now if summer would just hurry the heck up!


  6. Alice Audrey
    · January 9th, 2009 at 8:34 am · Link

    Great covers! They are eye catching and clearly belong together.

  7. Tessa
    · January 9th, 2009 at 9:19 am · Link

    Thanks, everyone! Yes, it does seem even more real now, and yes it is a very big thrill to see my name there on the cover!

    My personal favorite is the SIREN cover. I just love the blue and pink and the seascape. I was so pleased that they got the right kind of ship!

    The funniest thing is, I’ve just noticed that the model on the third book is the spitting image of one of my dareling’s preschool teachers…LOL. She is really beautiful.

  8. terrio
    · January 9th, 2009 at 8:38 am · Link

    These completely renew my faith in Romance covers. Just beautiful. And possibly the closest portrayals to the story inside that I’ve ever seen. Congratulations!!!

    BTW – Isn’t it cool to see Tessa Dare right there on the cover?!?!

  9. Lady Leigh
    · January 9th, 2009 at 10:05 am · Link

    I love them! No bare chests or other cliches. I have to wonder who the models were- what a fun job ๐Ÿ˜‰ It is so exciting and so wonderful! I love how they merchandise so well together.

  10. Keira Soleore
    · January 9th, 2009 at 10:47 am · Link

    Tessa, these covers are unique and so very classy. Kudos to the art dept.

  11. kelly krysten
    · January 9th, 2009 at 11:47 am · Link

    Oh, they’re beautiful! I can’t wait to have them on my bookshelf!!

  12. Elyssa Papa
    · January 9th, 2009 at 12:15 pm · Link

    They’re beautiful! The ship detail in Siren’s cover is my fave, but overall, the art department got the look and feel of the books so right. All the women look like your characters. Hmmm, maybe the pre-school teacher has a secret career as a book cover model? Ohhh, now that is an idea for a book. LOL.

    Great covers for great stories. It’s got to be a surreal moment to see all of this taking shape. Now, can you imagine the squeeing when your name hits the NYT list and other bestselling lists? *g*

  13. Elyssa Papa
    · January 9th, 2009 at 12:16 pm · Link

    They’re beautiful! All the women look like your characters. Hmmm, maybe the pre-school teacher has a secret career as a book cover model? Ohhh, now that is an idea for a book. LOL.

    Great covers for great stories. It’s got to be a surreal moment to see all of this taking shape. Now, can you imagine the squeeing when your name hits the NYT list and other bestselling lists? *g*

  14. Elyssa Papa
    · January 9th, 2009 at 12:17 pm · Link

    Oh darn it to all heck. I double-posted. Sorry! Tessa, if you want to delete one of the comments, do so. Sigh. Obviously, I have to learn the wonders of technology still.

  15. Tiffany
    · January 10th, 2009 at 6:52 pm · Link

    They are beautiful. And you really did luck out on the nice factor.

    And am I really the only one who likes clinches? I love them. Want to see more and hotter ones. But I love these too! ๐Ÿ™‚

    YAY Tessa! So close, so close, so close to release date!

  16. Maureen Child
    · January 10th, 2009 at 7:33 pm · Link

    Tessa, those are GORGEOUS!!! You so need to print them out and bring them to the next PAW meeting so everyone can coo over them with you!

  17. Maggie Robinson
    · January 11th, 2009 at 2:44 pm · Link

    Sigh. Simply stunning. Squee !(allitration just for you!)

  18. Maggie Robinson
    · January 11th, 2009 at 2:46 pm · Link

    Spelling sucks.

  19. Janga
    · January 11th, 2009 at 2:58 pm · Link

    I already squeed, Tessa. But they become more gorgeous with every viewing. And I love that I can take them to checkout without praying for the cashier Not to be a former student. ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Santa
    · January 11th, 2009 at 7:03 pm · Link

    Now that I can see them full size and not on my Blackberry, I’d have to say they look even more spectacular!

    I’ll always have a squee for you, darlin’.

  21. Tessa
    · January 11th, 2009 at 8:14 pm · Link

    Thanks again, everyone!

    Actually, Tiff, I like clinches too, if they’re well done. And I have no objections to a nice-looking male torso! But Ballantine purposefully wanted a less-clinchy, more-classy look for the series. As Janga says, hopefully no one will feel embarrassed to buy them or read them in public! And I don’t have to hide them from my children. ๐Ÿ™‚ In fact, the darelings love looking at them. My littlest one points at the heroine in the Goddess cover and says, “That’s Mommy!” And of course, the people in the little scene below are Mommy and Daddy, too. It’s so cute. A two-year-old’s world is so small.

    I love how colorful they are, because there’s a lot of color in my books. And I love that the heroines all look not only beautiful but intelligent, and like they’re up to something. ๐Ÿ˜‰ And they really nailed that “similar but distinct” quality that’s so important for a series like this. It’ll be obvious they belong in the same series without being confusing. Yay!

    Thanks for the alliteration, Maggie! BTW, I met your agent yesterday! She’s lovely.

    Maureen and Antonia, thanks so much for dropping by! Please don’t be strangers.

  22. irisheyes
    · January 12th, 2009 at 6:53 am · Link

    WOW! They are gorgeous, Tessa. I really, really like them. Classy is a very good word to describe them. You should be very proud! I can’t wait to go pick them up at my local Barnes & Nobles. This is all so exciting.

  23. Courtney Milan
    · January 12th, 2009 at 10:11 am · Link

    Yay for beautiful covers that make people want to pick them up and look at them (and hopefully buy them!) in the bookstore. ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Erica Ridley
    · January 13th, 2009 at 8:10 am · Link

    Squee!!!! Love them!!!!!

  25. Alyssa Goodnight
    · January 13th, 2009 at 9:31 pm · Link

    They are beautiful–and so unique, which is kind of hard to come by these days. Congratulations! Can’t wait!

  26. Jessa Slade
    · January 14th, 2009 at 12:28 am · Link

    Oh wow! These gleam on the page. They look classic but fresh, which is not an easy trick. Is it okay to hug your cover designers LOL?

  27. Ervin
    · January 19th, 2009 at 3:07 pm · Link

    Wow, those are really beautiful covers. I have to say, I am sometimes guilty of buying books simply because they have pretty covers, regardless of what’s inside. But, Tessa, the beauty of those covers goes well with the beauty of what’s inside. Awesome!