Mindee Arnett

THE NIGHTMARE AFFAIR Cover Reveal Giveaway!

So yesterday tor.com revealed the cover for The Nightmare Affair. Just in case you missed it, here it is again:

Like it? Yeah, so do I. Well, more like love it. It’s absolutely perfect for the book. It captures the whimsical, magical, spooky feel of it. Plus, it’s beautiful.

Now for the jacket cover with the basic design:

And here it is with all text. Do you see how it looks like a REAL book? Also, the spine is a tree! I’m not sure it can get much cooler than that:

 Here’s the jacket cover flap:

16-year-old Dusty Everhart breaks into houses late at night, but not because she’s a criminal. No, she’s a Nightmare.


Being the only Nightmare at Arkwell Academy, a boarding school for magickind, and living in the shadow of her mother’s infamy is hard enough, but when Dusty sneaks into Eli Booker’s house, things get a whole lot more complicated. He’s hot, which means sitting on his chest and invading his dreams couldn’t get much more embarrassing.

But it does.

Eli is dreaming of a murder. The setting is Arkwell.

And then his dream comes true. Now Dusty has to follow the clues—both within Eli’s dreams and out of them—to stop the killer before more people turn up dead. And before the killer learns what she’s up to and marks her as the next target…

Now for the giveaway. As promised there will be two winners for the following prizes:

1st Winner: An ARC of Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake + an ARC of The Nightmare Affair (available in Oct)

2nd Winner: An ARC of Renegade by J.A. Souders + an ARC of The Nightmare Affair (available in Oct).

Entering is easy, just fill out the form below. And you can enter from the any of the participating blogs. You can see a list of them here. The contest is open for one week. Good luck!

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  1. I love the cover. It's gorgeous and the synopsis sounds amazing.
  2. I like the cover, although it does look a little bit like a middle grade. It's definitely pretty, though! The purple will really pop on the shelves.
  3. Hannah
    The cover is beautiful! I can't wait to read it. It's a wonderful giveaway as well!
  4. I love this cover! It is so great. And cute. Loves it! :D Congrats. <3 Cannot wait to read it. :) *Hugs.*
  5. The cover is beautiful! Love the story synopsis, as well. You've sucked me in already!
  6. Amethyst
    I love the cover and synopsis! I love that the spine is the tree! :)
  7. I LOVE the cover, and really love the cover flat. So beautiful! Congratulations!!!
  8. Aah, it's even better as a full jacket! I love the entire composition. Congrats! :D
  9. I love the cover! Seeing all the detail when it's laid flat makes me curious about a lot of other covers... I now feel the need to take them off the books and see if there are hidden details like in yours. Gorgeous! :)
  10. I love your cover! It uses few colors but is still colorful. The cover--along with the title--grabs peoples attention. They see it and can't help but wonder what it's about. I can't wait to read your book--I love the idea of her being nightmares and such. So excited! Thanks for the giveaway!
  11. Dani Nguyen
    Oh I love this cover so much! I really like this new silhouette cover trend. And purple is my favorite. Looks great!
  12. I am in love with this book cover! Here is why: The graveyard gives it a creepy, dark vibe, however the purple color draws the reader back towards intrigue. The purple color is symbolism for dreams or an altered state. The significance of having only the girl's silhouette visible is a nod to her dream walking and the darkness that dwells inside of her because of it. I love this cover. I would absolutely love to win because I am beyond excited for this!!
  13. alicia marie
    i really like the cover, purple's my favorite color : ) i also really like how it's just creepy enough to make you wonder what's going on without being too creepy. love it!
  14. Oh, what a premise! I think the cover seems a wee bit Victorian, but the colour scheme is lovely and the graveyard background is awesome. :)
  15. Jenny
    The cover is so beautiful! I read the article over at tor.com and love how the artist use laser cutting to capture the feel of the book. Happy-soon-to-be-not-too-far-away release day!
  16. I LOVE IT. I LOVE IT. I LOVE IT. I... REALLY LOVE IT. I love that tone of purple, it's so gorgeous and the artwork is stunning. The cover designers have done an incredible job! I cannot wait to hold a finished copy of this beautiful baby in my hands. And I am SO insanely excited for this cover reveal, since I've been stalking for updates on The Nightmare Affair for ages. As soon as I first heard the deal, I was intrigued because hi there, did you notice this book has an amazing plot? Because I DID! Thank you so much for the droolworthy giveaway <3 And congrats again on your beautiful cover! =D
  17. Jayjay Atanacio
    I cannot wait for this... totally love the cover!
  18. Fabulous cover! I'll be including it in my next post about upcoming release :) Simply too good to miss out! ;)
  19. What a gorgeous cover! Thanks for the giveaway.
  20. Erin Theiss
    I love the cover! Purple is one of my favorite colors so I would naturally gravitate towards this in a book store :)
  21. PamM
    I really Like it. The colors and the trees really pop out to me.
  22. I love the mix of blacks and purples, I alo enjoyed the article on tor about how the process for the cover was done
  23. Love it! I love all the purple-ness.
  24. EEEEE gorgeous cover!! CONGRATS!!
  25. The cover is gorgeous!! Love the purple, and the trees, and everything about it!
  26. I love the cover! It's beautiful! ♥
  27. Congrats on everything . . . from someone hopefully just a few years behind you. :)
  28. What a great cover. I especially like the colors and the title font. Very nice! The book really great as well.
  29. Awesome cover, awesome giveaway!!!! Have been waiting on your book for a while--and Blake's new book as well???? Eep, I'd like to win SO freakin' much :D Ninja Girl
  30. I like the cover, it's beautiful. I like the color and the composition of the cover.
  31. Malvina Beatrice
    Love the illustration of the cover and the colours goes well together, such an amazing cover!
  32. KATHY
    the book cover looks amazing! and i love the premise of the book!
  33. nurmawati djuhawan
    i like the cover...maybe because i like purple color too :)
  34. Tracey Anne Berry
    How cool is that cover? Loving the tree spine - very clever - also the colours - makes it look scary but feel intrigued and inquisitive - I like it! xx
  35. HollyB
    I absolutely love it! I saw the post on Tor.com with the progression of the covers that the artist came up with and that y'all modified to become what it is now. It was fascinating to see the beginning and ending designs, and to hear the thought process. I think the artist nailed it with your input! LOVE IT! And I do love the fact that the spine is a tree, that's super cool :) And of course I am dying to actually read the book!!
  36. The cover is spooky, yet beautiful and delicious. And yeah, I loved the cover illustration .
  37. Alexandra
    The cover is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity! (:
  38. Great cover thanks for the potential opportunity and good luck with all your writing endevours.
  39. elena
    The cover is so pretty! Love the purple and the illustration.
  40. I like the cover. For one, it's purple, which is just awesome, I really like that the spine part of the cover is a tree. And I love the phoenix. I like the graves and I love how the trees seem to frame everything, especially the synopsis. And the whole thing just looks mysterious. And I never thought I'd say this, but the grass (plants) is cute! :). And thanks for the giveaway. I think I added your book months ago. I'm really looking forward to it. The same is true for Girl of Nightmares since I loved Anna Dressed in Blood. And, even though I don't think I'd heard of Renegade before today, it looks interesting.
  41. The spine is a tree?! That's awesome!
  42. The cover is so gorgeous! Purple is my favorite color! And the novel sounds extremely to my taste, so really this combo: gorgeous cover and amazing novel is just plain amazing!
  43. Love the cover! Purple is my favourite colour so I was immediately drawn to it. Plus it doesn't look like every other YA book out there so it'll really stand out on the shelves!
  44. Such a cool looking cover. i can't wait to read the book.
  45. Loving the cover! Definitely intriguing,
  46. It's gorgeous. It would definitely catch my eye in a bookstore. :D
  47. What a beautiful cover! I love the spine-as-a-tree detail and the papercut look.
  48. Nataly
    I think the cover is amazing! The dark coloring and the cool but slightly creepy illustration:D Love the trees, the spine being a tree thing is awesome. The book sounds really interesting, the plot is unique and intriguing.
  49. Oh my goodness! It's SO FABULOUS!! I love it!