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Cover Launch (and Series Peek): BLOOD RIGHTS

Spring is in the air, and that means it’s about time to start launching some new Orbit book covers! First up we have a cover I’m very excited about, and even better, it’s part of an infamous Orbit 3-in-3-month trilogy. And here you have it, BLOOD RIGHTS by Kristen Painter, which is Book One of the House of Comarré.

Three covers at once is a lot to ask out of an illustrator, but damn, it looks so good all out together on the shelves. Luckily Nekro was up to the challenge. We definitely drove him through the ringer getting the perfect look for the series and for Chrysabelle, our heroine, but his signature black & red work just perfectly sets off her gold signum. Want to know more about that? You’re going to have to read the books! And they were definitely great fun for me to read and work on…the fast-paced adventure of an urban fantasy, mixed with the lush descriptions and gothic romance of an Anne Rice book. And that’s high compliments from me.

For today I’m only launching Book 1, but as soon as 2 & 3 Flesh and Blood and Bad Blood) are completely polished up, I’ll launch the whole trilogy. Finishing touches and all that. Very Exciting. And MAYBE I can show you a little sneak peak of each cover…

Here’s a teaser….

The lacy gold mapped her entire body. A finely-wrought filigree of stars, vines, flowers, butterflies, ancient symbols and words ran from her feet, up her legs, over her narrow waist, spanned her chest and finished down her arms to the tips of her fingers…

Born into a life of secrets and service, Chrysabelle’s body bears the telltale marks of a comarré—a special race of humans bred to feed vampire nobility. When her patron is murdered, she becomes the prime suspect, which sends her running into the mortal world…and into the arms of Malkolm, an outcast vampire cursed to kill every being from whom he drinks.

Now Chrysabelle and Malkolm must work together to stop a plot to merge the mortal and supernatural worlds. If they fail, a chaos unlike anything anyone has ever seen will threaten to reign.

Blood Rights out October 2011


OK OK just a wee sneak peek of the next two!

Flesh and Blood out November 2011


Bad Blood out December 2011

  1. Paul (@princejvstin)

    April 8, 2011
    at 4:48 pm

    That is gorgeous.

  2. Nadia Lee

    April 8, 2011
    at 9:41 pm

    Awesome cover! Congrats!

  3. Emily Ryan-Davis

    April 8, 2011
    at 9:49 pm

    What a gorgeous cover! Why isn’t it October yet??

  4. Patricia Bates

    April 8, 2011
    at 10:32 pm

    Wow!!! These are absolutely gorgeous…and the book looks super hot! Congrat’s!

  5. Colette Duke

    April 8, 2011
    at 11:01 pm

    Kristen, those are some of the most gorgeous covers I’ve seen. It’s going to be hard to wait until November!

    • Colette Duke

      April 9, 2011
      at 3:00 am

      The cover is so gorgeous, my mind made the wait longer than it really is. October is far enough away.

  6. JulieD

    April 8, 2011
    at 11:07 pm

    it’s beyond GORGEOUS, kristen! woooow!

  7. amber gilchrist

    April 8, 2011
    at 11:14 pm

    oh wow, this is incredible. i love it.

  8. Missy Maxim

    April 9, 2011
    at 12:03 am

    OMG this is so freaking beautiful!! I love the intricacy, mood, everything.

  9. Jerri Drennen

    April 9, 2011
    at 4:20 am

    What a gorgeous cover, Kristen!

  10. Melissa Symonds

    April 9, 2011
    at 6:40 am

    I ADORE that cover and even better the book sounds so intriguing that it’s just jumped to the top of my wishlist! :)

  11. annette eaton

    April 9, 2011
    at 8:46 am

    Love the cover, the red flowing ribbons beautifu.

  12. Dayna

    April 9, 2011
    at 8:52 am

    Congratulations, K – this is an amazing cover.

  13. Kat Cantrell

    April 9, 2011
    at 9:41 am

    Wow. I’m almost speechless. What an awesome cover. I can’t wait for the release!!

  14. Katie Reus

    April 9, 2011
    at 9:49 am

    Amazing cover!! Can’t wait to see the next two :)

  15. Gemma Halliday

    April 9, 2011
    at 12:14 pm

    I LOVE it! SO beautiful. And, having had a little sneak peak at the book itself, I have to say it fits the story perfectly. Fabulous cover for a fabulous book!

  16. Kristen Painter

    Kristen Painter

    April 9, 2011
    at 2:01 pm

    BIG thanks to the whole Orbit crew who made these covers possible and another big thanks to all the people who left comments and kind words. I can’t wait for October!

    • Lauren Panepinto

      Lauren Panepinto

      April 12, 2011
      at 4:09 pm

      haha I’m just glad everyone is loving it! cant wait to show the next 2…

  17. Nikki-ann

    April 10, 2011
    at 7:10 am

    The book sounds brilliant and I absolutely love the cover! Can’t wait until October now :)

  18. gwen hayes

    April 10, 2011
    at 12:45 pm

    Wow. just wow. That is amazing.

  19. MK Mancos

    April 10, 2011
    at 3:44 pm

    Gorgeous covers!! And the books sound like they rock. Can’t wait to read them.

  20. T. Sue VerSteeg

    April 10, 2011
    at 5:10 pm

    WOW! That cover is unlike any I’ve seen! LOVE. IT.

  21. Adelle Laudan

    April 11, 2011
    at 7:27 am

    I’ve always been a sucker for black and white. The touch of red is like a touch of class. Congrats on a great cover.

  22. Karen Erickson

    April 11, 2011
    at 4:55 pm

    The cover is gorgeous! And the sneak peeks…can’t wait to see them in their full glory. Congrats Kristen!

  23. Leslieanne

    April 11, 2011
    at 7:23 pm

    Can’t wait to read the triology! Love the cover art…amazing!

  24. ami blackwelder

    April 11, 2011
    at 9:21 pm

    I’m so excited to read this…what a great concept…a human who has to feed the vamps!

    Want all three books!

    Shifter Evolutions saga

  25. Jennifer of Little Shelf

    April 13, 2011
    at 2:36 am

    Oh. My. Gosh.

    That is one of the most gorgeous covers I have seen in a long time. The story sounds so awesome! I can’t wait to read this one! I want to read it right now. :)

    Thanks for posting this! I can’t wait to see the other two covers.

    Jennifer of Little Shelf

  26. Nicole Peeler

    Nicole Peeler

    April 13, 2011
    at 9:12 pm

    Dude, these are so hawt! I love it!

  27. Alassie

    April 20, 2011
    at 6:16 am

    OMg! what a beautiful cover! i love this artist! is Nekro! http://thirteeninches.blogspot.com is amazing this cover!

  28. Lizzie

    May 25, 2012
    at 6:27 pm


    I just came across this piece of art and wondered why they looked so similar… then I realized that they were from the same artist :)

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