Cover Debut! Royal Street Cover Reveal & Contest

Yep, that nebulous book I’ve been teasing at for a long time is a big step closer to reality. Royal Street has a cover!

The artist for the cover is Cliff Nielsen, and I couldn’t be more thrilled. He has done some great covers recently, including the Cassandra Clare Mortal Instruments series, the latest Chronicles of Narnia editions, and titles for authors such as Lisa DesRochers, Sara Beth Durst, and Devon Monk.

So…what do you think? Leave a comment, and you’ll be entered for a drawing of a signed ARC cover flat. These are seriously limited–I only have two (the rest went on the ARCs, which haven’t been sent out yet) and I’m keeping one for myself :-). The ARC cover may also differ slightly from the final in what author blurbs they choose to use, and in this version my character DJ has brown eyes–they’re blue on the final cover. So, as my merman Rene Delachaise would say: “Limited edition, babe!”

I’ll do the drawing on Saturday, August 27. Four entries possible, as usual: +1 for comment, +1 for blog follow, +1 for Twitter follow @Suzanne_Johnson, +1 for Tweet or Retweet. Spread the love!

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About Suzanne Johnson

Author of urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and suspense. As Suzanne Johnson, she is the author of the Sentinels of New Orleans urban fantasy series (Royal Street; River Road: Elysian Fields, Pirate's Alley, Belle Chasse, Frenchmen Street (March 2018). Writing as Susannah Sandlin, she is the author of the Penton Legacy series (Redemption; Absolution; Omega; Storm Force; Allegiance; ILLUMINATION); The Collectors series (Lovely, Dark, and Deep; Deadly, Calm, and Cold); and the Wilds of the Bayou series (Wild Man's Curse; Black Diamond).

49 thoughts on “Cover Debut! Royal Street Cover Reveal & Contest

  1. Suzanne, GREAT cover! It is now my desktop background… Can’t wait for April. Have it pre-ordered. Will celebrate like “Fat Tuesday”.

  2. I love the cover! If I didn’t know about the book, I’d pick it up just because of the cover.

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  3. Thanks, guys! We’ll definitely celebrate like it’s Mardi Gras, Roger 🙂

    @Spav…DJ is holding a staff that she finds in an attic after Hurricane Katrina…but no spoilers 🙂

  4. I love it! I’ve got my fingers crossed that all this attention will get that release date moved up (a girl can dream, right)!!

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  5. Suzanne-
    Congratulations!! It looks fabulous. As soon as you said cover artist was Cliff Nielsen, I thought “Aha”. His covers are always fantastic. I’m sure Royal Street will be a huge success!
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  6. Ohh, we get to see the cover and it looks AMAZING! congrats, susan, can’t wait to read your book !

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  7. Thanks, Tanya!

    Rene is not in Royal Street but he and his twin brother Robert are VERY MUCH in the second book, River Road. It comes out in October 2012.

  8. The cover is powerful and the heroine definitely looks fierce and capable. Congratulations on your upcoming book!

  9. You don’t have to enter me in the draw. But I just wanted to say very nice cover.

    To me the cover is so important. And yours is really nice!

  10. I love the cover! She has such an intense glare, it’s pulling me in. =D I would definitely pick up this book if I saw it in a store to check it out (even if I hadn’t heard anything about it). And I can see the similarities between your cover, Cassandra Clare’s covers and Devon Monk’s covers.

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  11. Love the cover, can’t wait till the book comes out!

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  12. Weee, Suzanne, this cover is amazing and eye-catching and I’m sure I’d like to read it even if I didn’t know it’s your book! 🙂 So congrats on it!

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    Thank you for the chance to win an ARC,

  13. Thanks again for all the cover love, everyone!

    I’ll draw on Saturday a.m. for the winner of the signed ARC cover flat (note this is for the cover flat, and not the ARC itself).

  14. The cover is amazing ! i really love it ! Very beautiful ! It make me want to read it soon ! It will be difficult to wait.

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  15. Gorgeous Cover, and i want it along with the ARcs please 🙂

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