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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Gotta See That Cover! Obsidian by Laurann Dohner

Okay, all you New Species fans! We can't reveal a release date yet for Obsidian, the next book in Laurann Dohner's mega-popular series, but we do have a cover! Many thanks to the Ellora's Cave Art Department.

So we're running a little contest here. Tell us which New Species cover is your favorite and WHY. Post your remarks in the comments here.  We'll pick our favorite comment or two, and email you the Obsidian ebook at 5:00pm (U.S. Eastern time) the day before the official release. Whoo, hoo, be the first amongst your friends to read it!




And remember that ebook 7, Tiger, releases April 10 at Barnes&Noble and Kindle (it's available now for pre-order in both those places) and April 11 on the EC webstore and all other vendors.

Oh, and stay tuned... We might just be able to pry another upcoming New Species cover from the Art Department supersecret storage vault soon.

101 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fury: Ellora's Cave
I love the visual tension of the chain and the control posed by the hands! ok I also love the body!!!!
bobbie

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

I would have to say that "Brawn" is my favorite New Species cover because, honestly, I'm a thigh girl! And WOO HOO that model has a GORGEOUS thigh! :D

Anonymous said...

Okay this is really hard cuz I like them all, but after seeing Obsidian's cover I think so far that my favorite. I believe that's all down to the fact that it teases me more with a little more skin showing on the lower stomache to where y imagination will do the rest. LOVE IT!!! :)

rougebolo said...

Picking one is hard because I have enjoyed all of them but Wrath is my fav. Got to love the shower view.

J.J. Silver said...

BRAWN's cover was an ultimate powerhouse for what New Species are. When I read Laurann's descriptions of each New Species I get this vision of these larger than life untamed magnificent male creatures. In Brawn's cover I really felt that. He was pure naked animal fury bottled up in massive muscles and dominance. He may be standing there but you can almost see his muscles straining under his skin to eventually pounce. Putting him in the dark cement cell type environment was perfect. He heated up that cold room like a smoldering fire. That room also went along with what I think of when I think of the cell's New Species were kept captive in. That cover made you feel like you wanted to slink into the cell and try to tame him. WOW!

afstone3 said...

Ok if I have to pick one it would have to be Brawn because....well it is Angelo on the cover lol....I also love Wraith but the cover for Obsidian is leaving me speechless.

Susan Stoker said...

Brawn is definitely my favorite out of all of them...although they are all great! :) sue117 at hotmail dot com

Amiee Snow said...

If I had to pick one which is very hard :) lol it would have to be Fury's cover because it was the first one I read (and I love Fury) it was eye catching when i first saw it and i took it up straight away and started reading :) Love the New Species series!!

Amy S. said...
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Amy S. said...

My fave one is Wrath. Mainly because of the shower and it showing the water on the cover model's body. lol

Jadesymb said...

Obsidian is now my favorite. Obsidian is super hot, love how low we can see.
More than that, I really like that we've got our female lead (I assume) in the background. Nice touch!

Marissa Giles said...

I am a Brawn girl. Love it!

bbuttroo said...

Wrath
Is the cover I like best, there is nothing like a warm shower and a hot man.

Anonymous said...

My favorite cover is Valiant. It totally shows how powerful he is. And sexy. Can't forget sexy!!!

Natalie S.

Anonymous said...

They are all great, but honestly, in my opinion the Brawn cover is the best so far. It was the total jaw dropper for me. As one online friend remarked, "Holy Buckets!" lol!

Joy

Laurie said...

Wraith or Tiger, Wraith or Tiger, Wraith or Tiger....Obsidian...no wait, Brawn...or maybe Fury, Valiant...ah heck, ALL OF THEM!!!!!!

Alicia White said...

I have to say that all the covers are amazing. The men are all perfection and I'm sure I'm not the only one who drools on their computer every time I see one. With that said, the only reason I'm choosing one is because I have too...I'm choosing Wrath.

The shower scene...the water dripping down his body and his gorgeous muscles flexing. My first thought...I want to lick him. My second thought...why the hell isn't there a guy like him in my shower?

Laurann Dohner has become my favorite author over night and I read everything she writes. Keep up the good work...we all can't wait for the next one.

I really want to WIN! Choose me...Choose me!

Alicia White

gamistress66 said...

while all the covers are quite yummy and worthy of enjoying I'd have to say that while I really like the cover for Fury, the cover for Wrath has taken over as my fave cover -- it is just ... mmmm mmm mmm ;) need a cool shower after staring at it for a while ;) (& I'm w/ Alicia, why isn't there a guy like him in my shower *g*) after reading the book, that cover is even better as it just fits so well. Yup, Wrath gets my vote. can't wait to read more & enjoy more of these fab covers. :)

Cathy M said...

It was Wrath until I spotted the cover for Tiger. I like the leaner, less bulky body shots, and those abs in Tiger are highlighted just perfectly.


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Karen319 said...

I would pick Brawn..so powerful in body profile

Anonymous said...

My favorite just from looking at it would normally be the Fury cover. But my real favorite would have to be Brawn. Not only is it incredibly sexy, but half of him is shrouded in shadows. This could be taken symbolically with how dark his past used to be, and how half of him will always be one with his animal DNA.

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DDAY said...

Wrath. Love the shower. Just want to be a droplet of water exploring the landscape!

TammyM said...

This is a toughie but my fave is Berrr's Vow. The nipple ring gets me every time!

TammyM said...

Ack... ok it has to be a New Species cover. Valiant would have to be my fave. That chest and the jeans hanging on the hips, yeahhhhh.

Sheri Moore said...

Yup, Wrath.

There are no words that can make that cover any better.

But...if I had to say something it would be. I'm jealous of water.

Kimberly L said...

It's a tie between Tiger and Obsidian. There is something about a tall, lean, well muscled but not bulky male form to give a women something to fantasize about and to make her feel safe.

Leanne said...

I loved Wrath's cover showing him in the shower. It spurred many a fantasy in the things he would be doing in there...mmmmmm!

Anonymous said...

My favorite was Wraith, Doesn't everyone love the fantasy of watching that chest get squeeky clean...LOL....

eranodonnal said...

I loved the cover for Slade.......it's brawn and muscle, sexy and primal. It screams of pain and indecision. I just wanted to reach out to offer comfort and warmth. I love a man that isn't afraid to show his emotions, and this cover just lays it all out there for everyone to see. Of course it doesn't hurt that the covermodel is incredible gorgeous to boot. And aside from that this is still my favorite of the series(to date).

Unknown said...

Brawn is my fav so far. He excudes, power, pride, and strength. The cover so matches the story. The Brawn cover grabbed me and I wanted to read it first but restrained myself and went in order. It was well worth the wait. Congrats to the Ellora Group for such awesome covers.

Yancelby said...

All the covers are great.
My favourite is therefore a difficult decision but I think the cover for Justice is good because it gives the impression of a strong alpha male with a "come to me" kind of rumpled bed scene :)
Valient also is a fav but that has mainly to do with the story itself :)

Gunda Fritzensmeier said...

My favorite cover is Wrath. What can I say all these lovely water droplets and a gorgeous but not too bulky male body...

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Kathy D said...

My votes would go to these three Tiger, Wrath and Brawn. However to actually pick one I believe the Tiger cover does it for me - it is those abs, what can I say.

Anonymous said...

Slade. It expressed pain, anger, indecision, even sorrow, and (for me) something I still can't put my finger on. Every time I look at that cover, something twists in my chest and I still can't put a name to it...

Catwoman

yacodu13 said...

Mine would be Tiger ... so sexy with those abs ... and sweat ... hummm ... love the guy too.

Whitdov21 said...

I really love Valiant's cover, I can look at the cover and feel the pack on him :)

mciamcia said...

Fury of course! I love Laurann Dohner, when I saw the cover; I knew I was in for another spicy read with an Alpha with a capital A. His cover rains supreme in my carousel. I give it a swirl every now and again.

Cheryl F7 said...

Wrath! Love that sexy shower scene. Makes me want to climb right in and stay until the water runs ice cold!

Jennifer said...

The vulnerabity and strength that are shown on the cover of Slade draws my eye every time. But... I do like to point out to my friends that I don't think that any of us would mind finding Tiger coming out of our shower. They agree.

Kathy Ivan said...

I have to say its a toss-up because they are all just so fabulous. But I'd have to say Brawn's cover, too!

Unknown said...

I agree that all of the New Species covers are magnificent, however, Wrath has definitely captured my thoughts. The power lurking in those perfect muscles, the water making its way to parts unseen...hmmm...Whew....suddenly got really warm in here,,,,,,Love them all!!!

Thanks Laurann!!!

Me: said...

I love all of the covers and the books, but I would say that Wrath with the water and shower... YUM. That's my favorite cover. Fury's would be next because a male with chains is just something to behold.

I'm so excited that Tiger's story is coming so soon. I've loved Tiger in each book and he so deserves to be knocked off the "no mate for me" platform.

Monique said...

Hummm . . . I agree with most of those that have posted that it's really hard to choose a favorite! It's kind of unfair; like asking asking a parent which child is their favorite, you know?! Except in this case, there's just too much eye candy. LOL!

In the beginning, I think Valiant was my favorite, because that's my all time favorite of the series.

But then, on a purely aesthetic point of view, I like Brawn's cover because it was the first cover that took my breath away, made me blush, but kept drawing me back to take another peep at it. I know, I need some serious help! Don't judge me! You asked!

I was also drawn to Slade's cover because there seemed to be so much anguish in the model's posture. I kept wanting to walk over to him and take his hands down. Hum.

But, now that I've seen Obsidian's cover, I have to say it's my favorite (so far) because I love the way the artist has allowed my eyes to be drawn lower to the hips and beyond . . . kind of like how Laurann Dohner draws her readers in and makes them catch their breath, squirm in their seats, but compelled to keep coming back for more! That's why she's my favorite author! She's like "Lays Potato Chips"--you can't stop at just one!

Anonymous said...

I really love all the covers except Brawns. I like more of a tease pic not the whole body like that.

The Rose Lady said...

Wrath, I want to lick him dry in that shower!!! He is Mr. Lickalicouse!!!

Cat said...

Previous post forgot to give my name which is Cat.

Anonymous said...
Okay this is really hard cuz I like them all, but after seeing Obsidian's cover I think so far that is my favorite. I believe that's all down to the fact that it teases me more with a little more skin showing on the lower stomache to where my imagination will do the rest. LOVE IT!!! :)

March 27, 2012 10:44 AM

K said...

Of course I LOVE them all, but Obsidian's cover is such a tease.

Evelyn Chung said...

My fav is Justice's cover. i love it cause its so elegant and protrays Justice's character in the book as head of the new species. :]

Gilly Wheatley said...

Have to say I find it hard to choose between 'Justice' and 'Brawn' - but love them all really!

Anonymous said...

My favorite is Brawn because I love a man's legs. I am mesmerized when I watch my husband run up and down the basketball court. Well until he asks if I saw his shot and I say yes even if it was below the belt.

Dee

Daphnie said...

I love all of the covers, but Brawn is my favorite. I mean dear god,there might have actually been drool involved, LOL! The leashed power inherent in that photo, just screamed New Species.

shonna said...

I have to say that this Obsidian cover gets my juices flowing.From the way he's holding the towel to that day growth of beard. Damn i just love this rugged look that he has. By far the best

Debbie said...

I going to go with Fury, because the cover is what caught my eye. Also I wouldn’t mind if he used the chain and chained me to the bed.

Amanda said...

Wrath cover is my fave! Love all the water on him...(sigh).

Cylver said...

My favorites were Wrath and Fury (I couldn't possibly choose just one!), but now that I've seen Obsidian that may change. Or, more likely, I now have three favorites!

donna ann said...

while it's hard to choose just one because they are all so pleasant to look at, I think Fury is my fave -- just something about it & it was my fave story with starting the series and all too :)

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Phyllis M said...

This is really a tough question here guys. But...if I have to pick one, it is Tiger. I think that this cover is a great portrayal of who Tiger really is. He is a player: raw, smart, sexy as all get out, a tease, sure of himself, but is really a good guy. I've always seen him as tall and solidly built, a lean machine meant for pleasure **sigh**.

Pookietoes said...

Obsidian is my favorite. It's like he's unwrapping one hell of a present!! Wow!

Anonymous said...

Loved Wrath...but the cover for Obsidian is 'awesome'!!!!! Can't wait

Gayle

Tammera Uren said...

To choose is just so very hard they are all awe inspiring and so very male! But Tiger is my favourite by far as he has that torn between emotions feel and he is outside, some place I think all New Species feel most at peace!

Kay said...

How do you suppose to choose from all those lickable hard tight ripped abs, they got going on. I love all of them. They all have hot bods. But I would choose Justice. I want to know what he is hiding under that sheet. Please Can I See.

Linda Wager said...

I love Valiant and Fury. All of them are incredible yummy but knowing Valiant's story adds to the cover's appeal. Ahhhhh! Tiger is wonderful too!

Thirty-One by Angela said...

I have to say Valiant was my favorite. Not just because it was my favorite in the series either. I liked it because it look less like a pose with the backpackers straps, or whatever they are. Like he was just an above average guy, which anew Species are, hiking or something manly like that. Please keep them sect covers coming!

mistrywomyn said...

I can't wait for TIGER so that I can see it up close and personal. There's just something about the 'reveal', when a shirt is lifted to show off those yummy abs. Loving the sweaty arms too!

Valerie said...

Valiant is he is in your face . He lives and loves hard knows what he wants and goes for it. I love that he is a little hard on the out side but a loveable man on the inside

jess n said...

Wrath or Fury.... love to be a fly on the wall @ the art department when they work on these covers

Casey Pattison said...

I believe that my favorite cover would be Justice because i think it would be romantic to wake up with a hunk with what looks to be a very comfortable bed with that beautiful ocean like view, kind of like being in a $$$$$$$$ hotel and just seeing the beauty in both the view and while being in bed cuddled up to the the sex god beside you.

Charity said...

Brawn is my favorite cover mostly because it makes me blush and want to squeal like a lil school girl! Now in my grown up voice, the artistry behind the captive feel of his shadowed sculpted body in a cold cell is so true to New Species. -chendry123@yahoo.com

Ceme says said...

Brawn's cover started my new species obsession, but that's only because I saw it before Fury's.

Anonymous said...

As a reading enthusiast (especially all Laurann Dohner novels), I have to say that the New Species covers are positively the best of any series I have read. Besides the obvious - all the hot men on the covers - the subtle backgrounds seem greatly intertwined with the main New Species Character. Looking back on the past and upcoming Ebooks, I would have to say that Justice's Cover, takes the cake, as it were. This cover is my favourite because unlike many of the others, it displays the background more dominately, which to me portrays Justice's less than dominate control over his own personal life which is detailed in his Ebook. As many know, with his position as the face and favoured Leader of New Species, Justice's personal life has suffered and it's my belief that this cover defines this. It illustrates him in a room that overlooks the water, just as he over looks his people. Whether this was intentional or not, it is what I have chosen to presume about my favourite New Species Cover!

<3 Laura-beth

[Laura-bethBrown@hotmail.com] from Australia!!

kcfan01 said...

My favorite cover is Fury. All of those muscles and the chains around his neck. Oh boy, is he hot. Actually they all are but after looking at all of them Fury jumps out at me as being the number 1.

jk3nn3dy said...

Valiant... Wrath....Obsidian...
Valiant - What a great character & the pic was perfect, Wrath - who can resist a hot guy in a show... But Obsidian - NICE eye candy & has a great background.

I'll go with Obsidian

Anonymous said...

I have to agree that all of the covers are very unforgettable and yummy. Valiant was my favorite cover until Wrath's. Now that is my favorite. I'm with Alicia, why doesn't my husband look like that! YUMMMMMM!

Anonymous said...

Wrath is my favorite. I am an arms and chest kind of gal and this pic is just ...drooliscious! Tiger is a close second and Obsidian is third. ON second thought, I may to spend some time really studying all the covers, up close and personal, for several hours just to be really sure - LOL!

Anonymous said...

I love Brawn's cover. His leg tells me he is strong and powerful. Understated. I don't have to see everything to be interested. I am especially glad they don't show the whole face, that ruins it for me most of the time. I love love love laurann's books. Just wish their were more.

trayc said...

Wrath
Makes me want to watch that a shower!

Betty Hamilton said...

I like THIS one the best. WOW!! what a hot guy. It took me a long time to realize that there was acually a woman in the picture too!

Bernadette Hughes said...

Wrath's is my favourite cover. Its not just the fact that the scene is set as to how he is posed but it also has alot more in it too. The pose looks casual but if you look deeper at it, you can feel the relief and simple pleasure from an everyday thing. New Spieces don't take everyday things for granted and that also includes friendship which is what Wrath and Shadow have.
As hot and buff as these guys are, they still have very human heart's and that is the final thing I see in Wrath's cover, his ability to be loved.
Sorry for waffling on but like I said its a favourite of mine :)

JDEL2012 said...

Sexy and sinful in red, silk sheets, Justice rules the New Species and my heart for best cover!

C Kinney said...

Tiger's cover is my favorite. His abs are amazing. I love the way his shirt is pulled up to his face. It makes me wonder is his just wiping sweat from his face or is he hiding a show of emotion? He appears to be hot, strong and vulnerable in one image.

Chelly Madock said...

While that Obsidian cover looks pretty tasty, my favorite has to be Justice's cover. I love his pose, and the red sheet draped over him- that whole picture is positively delicious!

tlbhorses said...

Tammy B says Valiant because I just would like to let my fingers trace every single dip and crevace on his chest and see where they led.

Kazitaz said...

Obsidian makes me think forbidden dark thoughts, and although I love the cover, it's a bit lacking...I feel like he should be more sinister...sexy sinister... : ) And no offense to the gorgeous lady in the back, but I think you should 86 her! and continue on the same track as the previous successful NS books of just concentrating on the NS main character! Just my humble opinion! Hope it's not too critical..thank you! ; )

Anonymous said...

Okay, is this a trick question? Of course, my favorite NS cover is Brawn! It's of a beautiful, naked man! What more could any woman want? Well, except for him to step off the cover into her bedroom! Thank you, Laurann, for these fabulous stories.

Suzy Q said...

If I have to choose just one cover I'd have to say the newest one, "Tiger " . I have been drooling over that cover every day since it first went up on my Kindle recommendations list. The model for this one has some seriously HOT ABS.

Teresa said...

How can I choose a favorite when every cover has been sexy, artistic and has called to something primal deep within my feminine heart? But, if I were forced to pick only one then I would have to say FURY would top my list. When I look at the cover of FURY I can see and feel anger tightly leashed. Maybe it's the fists gripping the chains or the tightly bunched muscles in his arms that make me feel as though he's holding back his barely leashed "fury". This is one of those rare covers that truly reveal the hero of the story with just a picture.

AshleyB said...

Slade-hot damn Slade!! His body-lickable, his story so amazing I wish I was Trisha, but mostly you could see his long hair!! It made me want to ask hubby to grow his out long...if he had any left. Anyways Lauranns series always describes the males hair as it almost takes on some of the animal traits as well. Valiant-wild red lion like mane. Justice dark as night panther, and tiger....mmm.... Striped. Gotta love that visionary description! That's why I was so hoping to catch a glimpse of those sexy tiger stripes ; )

Debwem said...

All the covers are AWESOME, but to narrow it down I'd have to choose Slade. Love the way he's clutching his head...kind of shows all of the angst the New Species feel since being rescued.

TDenise said...

"Tiger, Tiger, burning bright in the forests of the night..." Here's to you William Blake for giving me the perfect words to describe Tiger's sizzling hot cover. Tiger is truly king of this particular forest! Burn, baby, burn!

deborah said...
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Anonymous said...

Out of all the New Species covers that I've seen (and drooled over) my favorite is "Brawn". That book's cover made me take extra heart pills.

P.S. Please Please say that there will be a book at Vengeance. His story part was so emotional in Tiger's book.

Acerogamma said...

Wrath is my favorite. The shower is sexy, but I think the pose and what can be seen of the expression on the model's face shows emotion and goes with the story. I really like that cover.

Anonymous said...

I love the cover for "Melting Iron". The primal look in his eyes makes me shiver every time I see it. I wish I knew who the model was.

Moonpiegirl said...

I am disappointed with the cover. I read the books for the heroes and the other covers have been wonderful. He looks great from the neck down but he has weak looking chin and those NS are infamous for their strong jawlines and his lips look botoxed. The female in the background detracts from him even more. Geez another blonde heroine. Ms. Dohner needs to at least expand the hair color of the women.
I hope the subsequent books return to their former glory especially Vengeance.

skristofek@embarqmail.com said...

I like Valiant cover because you can see the big muscles to sweep you off your feet. Then take you to a place away from the mundane life. Maybe even have a few hilarious adventures.

skristofek@embarqmail.com said...

I like Valiant cover because you can see the big muscles to sweep you off your feet. Then take you to a place away from the mundane life. Maybe even have a few hilarious adventures.

JazzyT said...

Justice- he's carnal yet sophisticated, and the cover portrays exactly that---his graceful, masculinity is so well portrayed by the pose he is in that it is almost palpable.

Anonymous said...

tina-Valiant....I love a great chest! It's one of the first things that attracted me to my husband. there's nothing better than cuddling a man with a great chest!

Dark said...

I love them all, but especially as Valiant and beautiful as Tammy is known when the changes, as both have a desire for each other at that moment and then later as he rushes to save her and she decided not deichar more. This book is very hot and very hot ... I love ....

TeeGee said...

I love them all but wish their art department would show us their interpretation of their facial features........yeeeee hawww!!!

Anonymous said...

I have read all of the new species. can you give me a name of another author that writes books like these. They need to write faster. lol thanks