The VIOLENT KINGDOM series
Formerly titled Verona Blood
Formerly titled Burn in Your Blood
Formerly titled In Cold Blood
An arranged marriage.
A brutal betrayal.
And a love so forbidden, it might destroy them both.
The California Blood series got a major rebrand in the lead up to book #2 releasing. Though I absolutely LOVE the original covers and titles, I feel like the new covers and titles more accurately portray the dizzying wealth, the corrupted family dynasties, and the dark romance genre that Avery and Rome’s story sits in.
VICIOUS PRINCE (formerly titled “Verona Blood”) will re-release with new title and cover at the same time in the coming days.
VENGEFUL QUEEN (Formerly titled “Burn in Your Blood”) will release SEPTEMBER 24th.
and finally, VIOLENT REIGN (Formerly titled “In Cold Blood”) will finish off the series DECEMBER 2nd.
I’ll be releasing the new covers and blurbs for book 2 and 3 very soon!
Here are those new titles again for you:
BOOK 1: VICIOUS PRINCE
BOOK 2: VENGEFUL QUEEN
BOOK 3: VIOLENT REIGN
WHY I DECIDED TO REBRAND THE SERIES
For those who are curious, a lot of elements go into planning the look and feel of a series. I originally planned this series back in 2016 - a lot has changed in book world since then!
And while I LOVE the covers and original titles, there were some issues I hadn’t anticipated - for example, readers mistakenly assuming that VERONA BLOOD was a paranormal / vampire book!
It happened so many times that I knew I had to do something drastic to change perception. As authors, we can sometimes get too emotionally attached to our covers and titles - our books are our pride and joy. But for this series, largely because the word BLOOD was in the titles, and/or because the covers were that gorgeous bright red wash, readers were getting confused.
Which told me a rebrand was in order! And I’ll be totally honest, I’m a cover whore, and any chance to design more covers with my beloved designers is a good thing. : )