I have been anxiously awaiting the release of BLOOD PASSAGE, the second book in Heather Demetrios’ Dark Caravan Cycle. And while it’s still a few months away, I’m totally stoked that it has a shiny new cover and that I get to share it here on the blog today.
The paperback cover for EXQUISITE CAPTIVE, which is releasing in February, will match this new design with its vibrant color, its sheen, gorgeous fonts and sleek modern feel.
If you haven’t yet heard of this awesome series, information on both books is below. There is also an excerpt of the first chapter of BLOOD PASSAGE, so if you’ve already read book one you’ll definitely want to check it out.
And, for those of you in the U.S., HarperTeen is hosting a giveaway on Goodreads for FIVE (5) copies of BLOOD PASSAGE! The details and a link to the giveaway are a bit further down in this post.
Anyway…I’ve rambled long enough. Just scroll down to see this lovely cover revealed. And leave a comment to let me know what you think about the redesign!
The Cover Revealed
Title & Series: BLOOD PASSAGE (Dark Caravan Cycle #2)
Author: Heather Demetrios
Release date: March 1, 2016
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Formats: Hardcover, audio, eBook
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A jinni who’s lost everything.
A master with nothing to lose.
A revolutionary with everything to gain.
When Nalia arrives in Morocco to fulfill Malek’s third and final wish she’s not expecting it to be easy. Especially because Malek isn’t the only one after Solomon’s sigil, an ancient magical ring that gives its wearer the power to control the entire jinn race. Nalia has also promised to take Raif, leader of the jinn revolution, to its remote location. Though Nalia is free of the bottle and shackles that once bound her to Malek as his slave, she’s in more danger than ever before and no closer to rescuing her imprisoned brother.
Meanwhile, Malek’s past returns with a vengeance and his well-manicured faade crumbles as he confronts the darkness within himself, and Raif must decide what’s more important: his love for Nalia, or his devotion to the cause of Arjinnan freedom.
Set upon by powerful forces that threaten to break her, Nalia encounters unexpected allies and discovers that her survival depends on the very things she thought made her weak. From the souks of Marrakech to the dunes of the Sahara, The Arabian Nights come to life in this harrowing second installment of the Dark Caravan Cycle.
About Heather Demetrios
When she’s not traipsing around the world or spending time in imaginary places, Heather Demetrios lives with her husband in New York City. Originally from Los Angeles, she now calls the East Coast home. Heather has an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts and is a recipient of the PEN New England Susan P. Bloom Discovery Award for her debut novel, Something Real. Her other novels include Exquisite Captive, the first in the Dark Caravan Cycle fantasy series, I’ll Meet You There and the multiplatform serial novel, The Lexie Project. She is the founder of Live Your What, a project dedicated to fostering passion in people of all ages and creating writing opportunities for underserved youth. Find out more about Heather and her books at www.heatherdemetrios.com, or come hang out with her on Twitter (@HDemetrios) and any number of social media sites.
The Goodreads Giveaway
HarperTeen is hosting a giveaway for a copy of BLOOD PASSAGE on Goodreads. Click the image below to be taken the page to enter.
- 5 Copies available
- Giveaway is US ONLY
- Open until February 1, 2016
Other Books in the Series
Title & Series: EXQUISITE CAPTIVE (Dark Caravan Cycle #1)
Author: Heather Demetrios
Release date: October 7, 2014 (paperback releases Feb. 1, 2015)
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Formats: Hardcover, paperback, audio, eBook
Forced to obey her master.
Compelled to help her enemy.
Determined to free herself.
Nalia is a jinni of tremendous ancient power, the only survivor of a coup that killed nearly everyone she loved. Stuffed into a bottle and sold by a slave trader, she’s now in hiding on the dark caravan, the lucrative jinni slave trade between Arjinna and Earth, where jinn are forced to grant wishes and obey their human masters’ every command. She’d give almost anything to be free of the golden shackles that bind her to Malek, her handsome, cruel master, and his lavish Hollywood lifestyle.
Enter Raif, the enigmatic leader of Arjinna’s revolution and Nalia’s sworn enemy. He promises to free Nalia from her master so that she can return to her ravaged homeland and free her imprisoned brother—all for an unbearably high price. Nalia’s not sure she can trust him, but Raif’s her only hope of escape. With her enemies on the hunt, Earth has become more perilous than ever for Nalia. There’s just one catch: for Raif’s unbinding magic to work, Nalia must gain possession of her bottle…and convince the dangerously persuasive Malek that she truly loves him. Battling a dark past and harboring a terrible secret, Nalia soon realizes her freedom may come at a price too terrible to pay: but how far is she willing to go for it?
Inspired by Arabian Nights, EXQUISITE CAPTIVE brings to life a deliciously seductive world where a wish can be a curse and shadows are sometimes safer than the light.
FREEDOM’S SLAVE (Dark Caravan Cycle #3) – Coming in 2017