Cover Art and Jacket Flap Copy for ICE!
Ooh, ooh, ooh, look what I just got from my editor -- cover art for ICE!!! Created by Cliff Nielsen, the same artist who did the covers for Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series.
OMG, I absolutely LOVE it. If it is possible to fall in love with a jpeg file, I have just done so. What do you think? Do you like it? Do ya? Do ya?? Do ya???
As you may have noticed from the sidebar, I've started plastering this image all over my website and blog. And in honor of the occasion, I added an ICE page to my website, complete with a new book description, also recently received from my editor, which I'll reproduce here:
When Cassie was a little girl, her grandmother told her a fairytale about her mother, who made a deal with the Polar Bear King and was swept away to the ends of the earth to become a prisoner of the trolls. Now that Cassie is older, she knows that this was a nice way of saying her mother had died. Cassie lives with her father at an Arctic research station, she is determined to become a scientist, and she has no time for make believe.
Then, on her eighteenth birthday, Cassie comes face to face with a polar bear who speaks to her. He tells her that her mother is alive, imprisoned in the troll castle. And that he can bring her back -- if Cassie will agree to be his bride.
That is the beginning of Cassie's own real-life fairytale, one that sends her on an unbelievable journey across the brutal Arctic, through the Canadian boreal forest, and on the back of the North Wind to the land east of the sun and west of the moon. Before it is over, the world she knew will be swept away, and everything she holds dear will be taken from her -- until she discovers the true meaning of love and family in the magical realm of ICE.
Soooo..... Do you like it? Do ya? Do ya?? Do ya???