Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Cover Reveal: Forged by Greed

cover art designed by Jeannie Ruesch
Their choice had been taken away long before they were born.

Two Seattle 16-year-old Shape Shifters, Jatred and Jasmira, are torn between following their hearts and protecting the order of the world.

The ancient Shape Shifter Races—the Winter wolves and the Summer leopards—exist on Earth, living among humans and perfectly fitting into modern life. Their secret societies are organized, each united by their own laws and traditions.

Two Goddesses, Crystal and Amber command their respective Races. One is on a quest to tilt the scale of power to her side. The other will never let it happen, even if it means sacrificing Jatred and Jasmira’s love.

The Amulet commissioned to bring stability into the world remains hidden and concealed with the help of advanced technology. Jatred is the guardian of the Amulet and key to the Goddesses’ conflict.

The forces of nature are disrupted. Earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions rake the world. The Goddesses go to war and summon all their Shifters to join in the conflict. Jatred and Jasmira fight not only for their star-crossed love but to protect the future of both Races and humankind.


Angela Orlowski-Peart was born and raised in Poland. She describes herself as European born, American by choice. She was just seven-years-old when she decided to learn English to translate her favorite Polish fairytales.

Angela is a Young Adult and Adult fiction writer. She completed her first YA paranormal romance novel, Forged by Greed, which is scheduled for publication on September 20, 2012. This is the first book in The Forged Series. Angela writes in multiple genres, including paranormal, fantasy, urban fiction, sci-fi, and short stories. She is a member of Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Western Washington Chapter, and several authors’ and readers’ networking groups on Linkedin and Goodreads.

Angela loves reading good books almost as much as writing them. She can’t decide which is her favorite season—summer or fall. She speaks with Polish accent, but loves listening to the Southern drawl.
She is passionate about watercolor painting, fashion—especially stilettos, rock climbing, environment, and organic food and gardening. She lives in the Seattle area with her husband, two children, and a very independent and chronically curious cat.

Angela can be found on her website, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Linkedin and Goodreads. 

Excerpt:
The wolf stood under the trees, several yards from the fence. His eyes were fixed on the stone statues. He growled and took a few slow steps back. Then he sprang forward and ran full speed toward the gate. His upper lip drew back, showing sharp, long canines. He jumped over the spikes of the fence, his belly inches away from the pointed iron finials. The wolf landed on the other side and left large paw prints on the freshly mowed grass. He lost his balance but regained it momentarily.

He heard her footsteps even before he heard her voice.

“Jatred!” From the house Jasmira ran toward him. Her long curly hair billowed behind her. “J, you made it. You made it.”

The wolf whimpered and trotted forward to meet her. Without slowing down, she threw herself onto him. Her hands grabbed his thick fur. His body was massive, and Jasmira looked like a child hugging an uncommonly large dog. The air around them pulsed and shivered. Jatred shifted into his human form and fell onto his back. Jasmira sprawled on top of him. Holding his face in her hands, she kissed him. His face broke into a broad smile.

Forged by Greed will be released on September 20, 2012. The second book in the series (untitled) is scheduled for publication in summer 2013.

52 comments:

  1. Thank you for hosting my cover art today, Lynda.

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    1. It's my pleasure. The cover is fantastic!

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  2. Congratulations Angela! That's such a lovely cover along with a great premise. Good luck! :-)

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    1. Thank you, Lexa. I'm very happy to finally share the cover with everyone.

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  3. Very eye catching cover and interesting excerpt. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Congratulations, Angela! The cover is gorgeous and the excerpt makes me want to read more.

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    1. Thank you, Kittie. I hope you will read the book :-)

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  5. Congratulations to Angela. What an interesting background she has. I wish her all the best of luck with her book.

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  6. The cover is beautiful. Thanks for sharing, Lynda. Congrats Angela!

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    1. Thanks, Alex. So glad you like it. And thanks again for hosting me tomorrow!

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  8. Wow!!! Thanks for the gorgeous excerpt too!! All the best, Angela!! Huge congratulations! Take care
    x

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  9. Ooo- love the cover and the title! Best of luck! :)

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    1. Thank you, Melissa. I've consider a different title in the past but when I thought about this one, it was a true winner.

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  10. Forged by Greed sounds wonderful. Loved the excerpt. the cover is outstanding. Good luck to Angela!

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  11. A gorgeous cover and intriguing premise. Best of luck to Angela and her novel!

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  12. Congrats to Angela. Awesome cover.

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  13. Second time I've come across a release post today! It sounds like a great story. :)

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    1. There are several friends running this post for me :-)

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  14. Sounds like a terrific story - and the cover is great as well. Thanks for the tip :)

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  15. It is a beautiful cover and the except is great.

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  16. That's a striking cover. I wish the best for Angela on her release.

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    1. Thank you, Medeia. I can't believe how soon the release is!

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  17. What a wonderful author picture of Angela. I wish I could let myself be so free in a photo.

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    1. Oh, the photo - my girlfriend was in the picture with me. She stood very close to me and said something under her breath so hilarious that I could hardly breathe I was laughing so much :-) I still laugh whenever I think of that comment.

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  18. Wow, the story sounds very action-packed indeed! Great cover!

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    1. Trisha, there is indeed a lot of action in Forged by Greed. Especially the ending battle! I just love writing action scenes.

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  19. I love the romance at the end of this excerpt. Great book cover. Very appealing. I wish Angela every success.

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    1. Thank you, Madeleine. Yes, the romance part is very sweet, and the characters learn a lot about themselves and their feelings throughout their struggle to stay together.

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  20. I knew that was a Jeanie cover! It's gorgeous!!!

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    1. Thank you, Ciara. Jeannie makes amazing cover art, just like your Weighted cover!

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  21. Great cover, and the book sounds action-packed!

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    1. Thank you, Tyrean. As I said to Trisha, there is tons of action in Forged by Greed :-)

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  22. I love the cover! It sounds like a book I'll enjoy reading. I love that one of the shapeshifter races is a snow leopard clan.

    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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    1. I think you would enjoy it! Actually the leopard Shifters are the Summer Race and the wolves are the Winter Race :-)

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  23. Thanks to everyone who left a comment. Wishing Angela great success with her book.

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    1. Thank you for hosting Forged by Greed on your blog, Lynda. I can't even tell you how much I appreciate all your help. I hope to return the favor one day :-)

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