Monday, September 23, 2013

New Covers Reveal ~ The Gryphon Series

Today's the day! Best selling author, Stacey Rourke (one of my favorite peeps), has been a busy bee making changes to her award winning Gryphon Series! 
 Who else is excited about seeing these amazing new covers?!?  
WAIT...not only did her books get new covers...
they will also have cool new illustrations plus an extra bonus
~ a sneak peek at the next thrilling book in this series, Ascension! 




 Ascension ~
From best selling and award winning author Stacey Rourke comes the heart-pounding continuation of the acclaimed Gryphon Series.
The turning point of the Gryphon saga is at hand … Battle looms. Three unstoppable forces prepare to clash in a colossal explosion that could wipe Gainesboro off the map. Fate and sacred calling have landed nineteen year old Celeste Garrett in the middle with nowhere to run.
Her trust wavers as she uncovers dark secrets of the Council, powerful enough to test her loyalty and turn her against those she swore to protect. Playing to the longing of her heart, a malevolent enemy uses her weakness against her to form an alliance.
With the trumpets of war about to sound, which side will the Conduit choose, and who will be left standing?
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Illustrator Crystal Ord will be bringing some of your favorite Gryphon Series characters to life! 
Crystal Smalls Ord is a freelance illustrator and writer who resides in the rainy Pacific Northwest. Her art and stories have appeared in the macabre children's lit magazine, Underneath the Juniper Tree. Last year she illustrated her first children's book, Ethan's Story; My Life with Autism which can be found on Her art has also appeared in's musical short, Madamoiselle Noir.
In her free time Crystal plays with her kids, cleans house, teaches music in Sunday School, and lingers in the geekery corner of Pinterest.
Contact her at: Website ~ Facebook
 The demonic and fantasy elements of the Conduit’s journey will jump off the page thanks to Robert Immings;
In 2000 Robert Immings graduated from the Art Institute of Atlanta with a BFA in graphic design. Since then he’s done work in package design, web development and designed training applications and software interfaces. These days he’s a mild mannered operations technician with an electronic trading firm in Alpharetta Georgia. Earlier this.year he had a chance to enter Sony's "Treasures of Middle Earth" design contest which was a promotion for the hobbit movie. He came in as a runner up. More recently he had the opportunity to do some sketches and collaborate on the cover for Emily Fogel's wonderful fantasy novel Dragon Wars and created the cover for her soon to be released book "Chasing Flames". Right now he’s excited to be working on a collection of illustrations for Stacey Rourke's Gryphon Series.
He’s always interested in illustration and graphic design projects and can be contacted at

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~ Stacey Rourke ~

Author of the Laugh-out Loud Gryphon Series and the nonfiction book I'm Not Crazy I'm on Lupron; a Journey Through Infertility. 
Learn more about Stacey's books at or If you are a blogger or reviewer interested in reviewing any of Mrs. Rourke's work please contact Sara O'Connor at Gliterary Girl Media. Thank you for visiting this page!
Stalker Links: Facebook, Goodreads, Amazon, & Twitter: @Rourkewrites
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  1. I'd have to say my favorite cover is Ascension, it's really pretty and looks o have a mystery feel to it!!

    1. Ascension is amazing! :) I love them all though! Sacrifice so so fitting! Embrace makes me RAAAAWR!!! And Conduit is gorgeous! Love it all: the wings, the rainbow sky, her face!

  2. Which of the new covers is your favorite and why? The Conduit. I love the contrast of the colors and the girls wings and eyes.

  3. Sacrifice is amazing!! I love how it portrays both sides of her!!

  4. The Conduit! The colors are as gorgeous as the model. Very beautiful and eye catching.

  5. I think my fave of the new covers is the one for The Conduit. I'm not sure why exactly, but the background is lovely.

  6. I love the conduit the combination of colours makes melove them :)