Incarnate 2 title and cover reveal, plus a contest!

Big post today! I’ve got a title, cover, and flap copy to share, as well as some answers to questions I can already hear you thinking, and then a contest. So stay with me until the end . . . unless you just hate contests. But I don’t think you do.

Warning! The flap copy contains spoilers for INCARNATE. That’s probably obvious, since this is a second book, but . . . Okay. I will stop stalling.


Ana has always been the only one. Asunder. Apart. But after Templedark, when many residents of Heart were lost forever, some hold Ana responsible for the darksouls–and the newsouls who may be born in their place.

Many are afraid of Ana’s presence, a constant reminder of unstoppable changes and the unknown. When sylph begin behaving differently toward her and people turn violent, Ana must learn to stand up not only for herself but for those who cannot stand up for themselves.

Ana was told that nosouls can’t love. But newsouls? More than anything, she wants to live and love as an equal among the citizens of Heart, but even when Sam professes his deepest feelings, it seems impossible to overcome a lifetime of rejection.

In this second book in the Incarnate trilogy, Ana discovers the truth about reincarnation and will have to find a way to embrace love and make her young life meaningful. Once again, Jodi Meadows explores the extraordinary beauty and shadowed depths of the soul in a story equal parts epic romance and captivating fantasy.

YAY!!! Amazing and gorgeous, right? So, before you ask questions, I thought I’d answer them for you.

1. What does “asunder” mean?


1. into separate parts; in or into pieces: Lightning split the old oak tree asunder.
2. apart or widely separated: as wide asunder as the polar regions.

2. That’s not a very comforting definition. Should I be worried?


3. Is that the same model from the INCARNATE cover?

Yes! When the photo shoot for the INCARNATE cover happened, they took enough photos for all three books. The same model will be on the cover of Incarnate 3 (aka Ana Notitle), as well.

4. Rose petals! Are rose petals important in ASUNDER, like the butterfly was in INCARNATE?


5. She’s wearing a mask! Will there be another masquerade?

No. No masquerade in ASUNDER. (I told you in INCARNATE that they’re rare.) The rose mask is more metaphorical. You might have noticed that Ana has a tendency to compare herself to things. She hasn’t given that up.

6. So, the rose petals have a purple-blue tint to them. Does that mean–

Yes. That means a certain someone shows up.

(Confused? (Re)Read the first chapter of INCARNATE.)

7. Are the roses purple or blue?

*shrug* What do you think?

8. What else can you tell us about the cover?

The mood, the model’s expression, the rose petals breaking off her mask — those are all important. One of the things that most impresses me about the KT Books art department is how well they capture the essence of my books. While the INCARNATE cover was light and innocent, the ASUNDER cover reflects the slightly darker tone of the second book, and Ana’s growing fierceness.

9. Did you know they were going to use roses for the ASUNDER cover?

Yep. Before the photo shoot, I told my editor the symbols for each book, so the photographer and art department were able to work together to take photos that would complement those symbols. Like the butterfly, the roses have been the plan from the beginning.

10. So you knew all the symbols in advance. That means you know what’s going to be on IN3’s cover! Will you tell us?

Hahahahahahahaha. It’s cute that you think I would tell you. I like you so much. But no. I’m not going to tell you. Feel free to guess, though!

11. When is the release date?

I don’t know. Probably Jan/Feb 2013, but I don’t have a firm date yet.

Now . . . a contest.

This is going to be easy. And what will you win? A pair of handspun, handknit mitts. Not only did I knit these mitts, but I spun the yarn, too. So these mitts are extra special to me, and you should know that very few people have handspun objects from me.

How to win:

1. Take a picture of your cold, mitt-less hands holding your copy of INCARNATE. It can be a hardcover or ebook copy. Just make sure I can see your hands + Ana’s face. If you want to take INCARNATE somewhere special for the picture, that’s fine too. I love seeing how creative you can be!
2. Post your picture somewhere online — Facebook, Twitter, Tumbler, your blog — and link back to THIS blog post of mine, that way other people can see the ASUNDER cover and participate in the contest.
3. Come back here and leave your link in the form. You might notice there are four places to enter links. That means if you want to put your picture + link in four places, you may.
4. You have one week. I’ll close the form for new entries at 5pm Eastern on Monday, May 14.

If you don’t know how to get a link to your Twitter or FB post, it’s easy peasy. Just click the “details” button. On Facebook, click the timestamp. Use that link. And if the form isn’t working for you, you might have to come to my website to fill it out. I don’t think it works on other feeds.

Any questions? LET’S HEAR THEM! And if you love the ASUNDER cover (and you should), leave a comment so I can share your love with the designer!


Incarnate 2 title and cover reveal, plus a contest! — 73 Comments

  1. It’s SOOOOOOOOOO pretty! i love it and I now have to re-read the 1st chapter of Incarnate and figure out something creative for those mitts that I’ve been after FOREVER! (much drama and caps ’cause I’ve had much coffee). Hmm…maybe I sould take my pic at Chuy’s….;0)

  2. That cover might be even more stunning than the first. The cover model is BEAUTIFUL and the colors are amazing. Please tell your designer that these are incredible.

  3. Oh My!! This is brilliant! :D And thanks for the answers to possible questions, it just makes us decipher the cover easily! Love the mystery about the roses and ‘purple’ that’s involved! Anndd the dark side. Cool! 2013 is just so far away :P

  4. OMG!!! This is gorgeous!!!
    I was worried that the cover of book 2 wouldn’t be able to compare to Incarnate but i was wrong!!
    Now i’ll go back to pity on my mitt-less hands

  5. As always the covers for your books are amazing. Congrats!!! :D
    I just shared the link to your post and the cover in my blog to help promote the contest… and I’ll participate tomorrow too, hehe. I wouldn’t miss this for all the money in the world.

    Can you tell how excited I am? Sorry, hahahaha.

    Lots of hugs^^

    • Thank you for sharing the link! I’m glad to hear you’re entering the contest, too! :D I can’t wait to see all the pictures!

  6. Gorgeous. Very pretty. You’re so lucky to have a great team working with you, designing these great covers. I think I actually prefer this new one! I’ll sign up to the contest once I’ve taken the picture of Incarnate!

    Question: Is there a reason why the colours are flipped? (Where the Incarnate cover was blue, we now have red/pink on Asunder. And vice versa.)

    • I do have an amazing team! I love them! <3 <3 <3

      Colors: I don't think so. Unless Designer Joel knows something I don't (hey, he might!), I think he just does whatever he thinks is pretty with the colors. And I LOVE the colors.

  7. It’s AAAAAMMMMAAAAZZZIINNNGG and MINDBOWING!! Gosh! Seriously i absolutely love it! Oh my GOD!!!! EEEEEP!! I just love it! I haven’t read Incanrnate but seriously i need to read it NOW! I would love to have this on my shelf! Incarnate was one of my favourite covers so I was curious about how the next cover was going to come close to the first cover. I guess this latest cover reveal tops it off, huh? *Nudge, nudge* And just think what the third book cover will look like?

  8. Very pretty! I love that the covers match…but why does her hair look more blonde here? Or it just supposed to be the effect?

    Do you need to see both hands? The iPhone really needs a timer so I can get both hands on the book haha!

    And, my book blog is ON Tumblr…so how does that work…do I get to put the link twice, once for my blog and once for Tumblr?



        • Yeah, sorry. I mean, if you have a blog link and a tumblr link and they’re not the same link, then go for it! But if they’re the same link, I can only accept one. Otherwise I think it could be a mess trying to keep everything fair and organized.

          So . . . did you tap the photo button with your nose?

      • Argh.*groans* I KNEW I FORGOT SOMETHING. See? This Is what happens when certain people *glares at friends* try to rush you. I’m SO sorry and I definitely will! Sorry again!

  9. Done and done! So sorry! And if it’s not turning out right I’ll fix it tomorrow since I’m on my smartphone. Lol. Had to figure out some HTML codes.

  10. So. Gorgeous! I’m not sure I can wait that long!! :::tries to remember how to apply for an ARC:::

    aaannyyyway, I had to laugh at your description of the contest because my hands are not mitt-less right now, but it’s way too cold to take off my current mitts for any photos :-P

    • Hi Sara! I noticed your link is just your blog link, and it doesn’t have a picture of your hands with the book or anything. I’m afraid your entry won’t count without that! :)

  11. I read this : 6. So, the rose petals have a purple-blue tint to them. Does that mean–

    Yes. That means a certain someone shows up.

    (Confused? (Re)Read the first chapter of INCARNATE.)

    and clutched my face and squealed.

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