Thursday 7 March 2013

I love book covers: Chemistry of Fate and Strength

I love cover art and getting a chance to see a book cover for the first time, it's kinda like receiving a gift.  And lately, there have been many books coming out with stunning covers to enjoy. Today, I've got two amazing covers to share with you. The first is THE CHEMISTRY OF FATE by Meradeth Houston set to be released in April of this year. I love the dream-like effect of this cover. THE CHEMISTRY OF FATE is the prequel to Meradeth's first book COLORS LIKE MEMORIES.

The chemistry between Ari and Tom is reactive, but a deadly secret in a family journal will tear them apart if they can’t avoid fate.


“They are everywhere, can be anyone, and are always the last person you’d expect.”

When Tom stumbles across his grandfather’s journal, he’s convinced the old man was crazier than he thought. The book contains references to beings called the Sary, immortals who are assigned to save humans on the verge of suicide. They certainly aren’t allowed to fall in love with mortals. Which the journal claims Tom’s grandfather did, resulting in his expulsion from the Sary. As strange as the journal seems, Tom can’t get the stories out of his head; especially when he finds the photo of his grandfather’s wings.

Tom’s only distraction is Ari, the girl he studies with for their chemistry class.

Ari has one goal when she arrives in town: see how much Tom knows about the Sary and neutralize the situation. This isn’t a normal job, but protecting the secrecy of the Sary is vital. If Tom is a threat to exposing the Sary to the public, fate has a way of taking care of the situation, usually ending with the mortal’s death. While Ari spends time with Tom, he becomes more than just an assignment, but how far can a relationship go when she can’t tell him who she really is? When she finds out just how much Tom actually knows about the Sary, Ari is forced to choose between her wings, and her heart.


Meradeth’s never been a big fan of talking about herself, but if you really want to know, here are some random tidbits about her:

  • She’s a Northern California girl, but now lives and teaches anthropology in Montana.
  • When she’s not writing, she’s sequencing dead people’s DNA. For fun!
  • She’s been writing since she was 11 years old. It's her hobby, her passion, and she’s so happy to get to share her work!
  • If she could have a super-power, it would totally be flying. Which is a little strange, because she’s terrified of heights.

You can find Meradeth here:


Next is not a cover reveal but the launch of Carrie Butler's book, STRENGTH.  And with a cover so strong and sizzling hot, how could I not add this to my post? (;

I wonder if I can get this book with a 3D cover. . .


When college student Rena Collins finds herself nose-to-chest with the campus outcast, her rumor-laced notions are shattered. Handsome, considerate, and seemingly sane, Wallace Blake doesn't look like he spends his nights alone, screaming and banging on the walls of his dorm room. Hell, he doesn't look like he spends his nights alone, period.

Too curious for her own good, Rena vows to uncover the truth behind Wallace’s madman reputation—and how two seconds of contact had left her with bruises. Of course, there are a few setbacks along the way: guilt, admiration, feelings of the warm and fuzzy variety…

Not to mention the unwanted attention of Wallace's powerful, supernaturally-gifted family.

They’re a bloodline divided by opposing ideals, two soon-to-be warring factions that live in secret among us. When Rena ends up caught in their crossfire, Wallace has no choice but to save her by using his powers. Now they’re really in trouble. With war on the horizon and Rena’s life in the balance, he needs to put some distance between them. But Rena won’t let go. If fighting is what it takes to prove her own strength and keep Wallace in her life, then that’s what she’ll do—even if it means risking a whole lot more than her heart.

And check out the trailer HERE!

You can get STRENGTH on AMAZON and on other sites by clicking HERE for more information. There's also an awesome giveaway, so be sure to check it out HERE!

Congratulations to both Meradeth and Carrie! 


  1. Very excited for Carrie and looking forward to hosting her next week!

  2. Congrats to them both! If I could sum up Meradeth's cover in one word it would be... ethereal. Very nice!

  3. Thanks so much for sharing Elise!! And I'd love to have Carrie's cover in 3D too :)

  4. Big time congrats to both of them!

  5. Yup, these are nice covers. Interesting story concepts too.

  6. Hi Elise,

    How very kind of you to bring further awareness of both these fine authors, complete with their excellent covers. Of course, I was okay with Carrie having myself featured on the cover of "Strength". Ignore me, me thinks I had another one of my delusional moments! :)

    All the very best to Meradeth, Carrie and you, Elise.

    Your starstruck fan,

    Gary :)

    1. He does bear a striking resemblance! ;) Thanks, Gary!

  7. I sure love the artistic ethereal quality of Meradeth's cover. But I imagine there are many girl's who'd love the hotness of Carrie's! Best wishes to both authors! :-)

  8. These both sound like awesome reads! congrats to the ladies!!

  9. Every week I'm amazed at the beautiful covers of the new books that come out.
    Writers, and the cover artists, have really mastered the book cover designs. It just gets better and better. They've really raised the bar in this respect. Let's face facts, the cover is the first thing that catches your eye...
    Congrats to both ladies!

  10. Ack! So many books, so little time.
    Chemistry of Fate looks good! Love the cover!

    Wallace in 3D? Why didn't I think of that!
    Carrie...Oh, Carrie. Where are you, you little techie genius... Whadaya mean, 'no.' You can do that. I know you can.

  11. A 3D cover would be so cool! Give the industry a few years, maybe we'll get holograms. :D

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

  12. Man, I'm super behind in my reading lol. I love the first cover, it's just beautiful! And it seems l have even more books to add to my list. I need to stop reading blog posts with recommendations until I catch up, lol!! Great post!

    1. Thanks so much! Glad you liked it :) Good luck with your list--mine is out of control too!


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