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gsryley
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Re: JANUARY FEATURE #1: Tempest's Legacy by Nicole Peeler

Thanks for sharing Paul!   I like both the Tempest Rising Covers.  I think I would have chosen the original one, it's a little sexier than the one they used.:smileywink:  The new cover for Eye of the Tempest is awesome.  Sharon Tancredi is an incredible artist.

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Re: JANUARY FEATURE #1: Tempest's Legacy by Nicole Peeler

Awwwwwww, it's not showing up any more!!  :-(

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Re: JANUARY FEATURE #1: Tempest's Legacy by Nicole Peeler

 


paulgoatallen wrote:

Just got a great email from Sharon Tancredi, the incredibly brilliant artist who does the Jane True Covers. She mentioned that she had to "tweak" the first cover because it was a bit risque and made Jane look young. Here are the two covers – first the cover that was published followed by the original. Which one do you like better?

 

Paul

 

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Tempest

 


 

That's interesting Paul. I guess everyone is a little antsy about such things.

 

Personally, I like the first one best because it better reflects Jane's naivety in the first book. The revised one looks good too, it's just that I prefer the original. Too bad they didn't keep the wider-eyed and narrower face and just expand her hips a little more.  

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Re: JANUARY FEATURE #1: Tempest's Legacy by Nicole Peeler

I like the original cover art better too, Dalnewt... both are amazing though. Nicole was lucky to have such an amazing artist to do her covers!

 

Paul

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Re: JANUARY FEATURE #1: Tempest's Legacy by Nicole Peeler

Finished this book the other day!  :-)  Wow...this series just keeps getting better and better!  Lots of action all the way and a whole bunch of twists and turns.  So glad Jane broke up with Ryu...he did not deserve or respect her.  I really like that her and Anyan are hooking up.  You can tell he probably has fallen in love with her...it's very cute.  Too bad they didn't finally kiss!  So many close calls, LOL!  I feel like I'm being teased here!!  Nicole...you are BAD!

 

Not surprised by the ending really...kind of figured Jarl was not going to stop being the bad guy quite yet.  Will be interesting to see what happens with TPTB now that everything has gone to hell in a hand-basket.

 

Looking forward to the next book!!

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Re: JANUARY FEATURE #1: Tempest's Legacy by Nicole Peeler

Here's a question that I ask myself every time a paranormal fantasy saga hits four or five installments – where is this series going? Or more fittingly, is this series going anywhere?

 

How do you think Jane is going to evolve in the upcoming novels?

 

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Re: JANUARY FEATURE #1: Tempest's Legacy by Nicole Peeler

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I think that the Original has appeared for a reason, and that Jane represents some sort of evolutionary jump for the fae that involves half-breeds. Perhaps a new fae governance that protects humans is in the works. And, perhaps half-breeds represent a new day for the fae in terms of producing magical progeny.

 

As far as Jane's progression, I think she's learning what is really important to her and, perhaps, how to live in both the fae and human worlds. She's learning to control her supernatural powers and discovering new powers. She does have to face her father's mortality though, as well as the mortality of all the other humans she loves. She has to somehow be able to love them, and then let them go. But she's uniquely positioned to be a bridge between the fae and human world.