A is for Apocalypse Cover Reveal

“A stellar group of authors explores over two dozen of the bangs and whispers that might someday take us all out. Often bleak, sometimes hopeful, always thoughtful, if A is for Apocalypse is as prescient as it is entertaining, we’re in for quite a ride.”

- Amanda C. Davis, author of The Lair of the Twelve Princesses

A is for Apocalypse edited by Rhonda Parrish, cover design by Jonathan Parrish

It is with great pleasure that I share the image above, the cover for the forthcoming anthology, A is for Apocalypse!

What do you get when you take twenty-six amazing writers, randomly assign them a letter of the alphabet and give them complete artistic freedom within a theme?

A is for Apocalypse

A is for Apocalypse contains twenty-six apocalyptic stories written by both well-known and up-and-coming writers. Monsters, meteors, floods, war–the causes of the apocalypses in these tales are as varied as the stories themselves.

The thing is, that description isn’t being hyperbolic when it describes the varied ways the apocalypse comes about in this anthology. There are so many different causes we couldn’t go the easy route and just put a zombie, an atomic bomb or a massive flood on our cover because any one of those things would leave out more stories than it would encompass. So we went with this image instead. I have a soft spot for corvids, which is one reason they are featured on the cover, but I also thought they gave a nice foreboding feeling that went well with the dead grass and the sun setting (on the world! Dun dun dun!).

I also wanted to include all the contributors names on the cover, and set up a style which we’d be able to continue for all 26 books in this series. I feel like we accomplished that, and this cover will stand on its own as well as flow together with the rest of the titles in the series. I hope you agree :)

To help celebrate I’m giving away three ARC copies of A is for Apocalypse. These are physical copies but I am willing to ship them to anywhere in the world. The Rafflecopter draw will run from May 12th to May 19th. On May 20th I will choose three winners and email them in order to get their shipping address. Anyone who doesn’t respond by May 27th will forfeit their prize and I will choose a new winner to receive it. Cool? Cool.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I’d also like to take a moment to thank everyone who is participating in this cover reveal with me. There are a lot of you:

~ EbookReviewGal ~ Alexis A. HunterSimon KewinAmber Stults ~ Beth CatoCat Jenkins ~ Sara Cleto ~ C.S. MacCath ~ Sherry D. Ramsey ~ Brittany Warman ~ KV TaylorSteve Bornstein ~ Sara c. Snider ~ Stephanie Faris ~ BD Wilson ~

Also thank you to all the hosts from CBB Book Promotions and Juniper Grove Book Solutions.

In a few days I will be sharing a bit more about A is for Apocalypse (I have super short interviews with some of the contributors and positive blurbs) but for now I hope you’ll take advantage of all the ways you can enter our draw for an ARC of this fantastic book (the cover of which looks even better in reality than on your monitor!).

:)

 

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22 thoughts on “A is for Apocalypse Cover Reveal

  1. So happy to be part of your Cover Reveal! Thanks so much for the mention…it’s much appreciated ;-)

    • Thank you for joining in, the link back was the least I could do :)

    • Thank you, Kris. I hope you signed up for the mailing list so you’ll be sure and catch the launch (ya know, if you don’t win an ARC LOL)

  2. Cover is awesome! Can’t wait for book to come out!!

    • Thank you!

      I thought up the idea for what I wanted the cover to look like, but my husband is the one who actually turned my idea into a reality. :)

  3. I’m not overly fond of the cover. I think it’s a big busy with all the words and author names on it. I prefer simpler covers. The sun in the background with an A in front and for Apocalypse on the bottom, maybe.

    I never judge a book by the cover so I’m eager to see what is inside.

    • That’s fair enough, I know you can’t make everyone happy with a cover, but I’m glad you’re still interested in seeing what’s inside :)

  4. Great cover, and I can see the name of one particular writer I admire (but don’t tell him). I’m looking forward to reading this collection of ultimate doom.

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