Amber Argyle is blessed to have beautiful, breath-taking covers for all of her books.
Amber's first designer, Eve Ventrue, was unable to make a cover for WINTER QUEEN during the time frame permitted, so Laura Sava took over. View the rest of her artwork on Deviant Art!
Her newest novel, WINTER QUEEN, is no exception, and perhaps my favorite of her covers so far:
WINTER QUEEN by Amber Argyle
Beautiful, beautiful! Perhaps in part because it's PURPLE, a color that is my weakness.
But I also love the sheerness of that dress and all the complex imagery going on in the background that is lost amidst the smaller size of the cover.
For example, just LOOK at the teasers Amber Argyle has been teasing on her blog all week leading up to this reveal:
If you click that image or visit Amber's blog, you'll see even bigger images of those four fairies, but you almost don't see them at all when you look at the cover as a whole. Seeing them up close and personal is a reminder of just how much work went into the design for WINTER QUEEN. The texture of the wings is different on every single one of those fairies. I think the bottom two are my favorites, made up of frost and ice shards. So gorgeous! This feels like a book I'd want to see in person and not on my nook if only to see the true depth and glory of this cover.
Plus, nook books don't show me spines and back jackets, and WINTER QUEEN is promising me a full design here:
Also, you have a chance to win a REALLY COOL PRIZE from Amber Argyle!
See these two fairies on the back cover and the front flap?
You have the opportunity to name them both!
According to Amber, the two fairies are
"from the last book in the series (DAUGHTER OF WINTER). I'll choose my favorite sometime next week. To participate, leave your favorite names in the comments of the following posts:"