Cover Reveal: Deception by CJ Redwine (plus international giveaway!)



We were thrilled to host the cover reveal of CJ Redwine’s DEFIANCE last year, and now we’re thrilled to bring you the cover of the sequel, DECEPTION. But before we get to the goods, here’s a message from CJ:

Hello YABC!

I’m so excited to reveal the cover for DECEPTION, the sequel to DEFIANCE. It’s fierce, poignant, and just plain awesome. The design team at Harper Collins knocked it out of the park. I didn’t think they could out-do the cover they gave to DEFIANCE, but they did! Without further ado, I give you the amazing cover for DECEPTION.

~ CJ























I didn’t think they could out-do the first cover either, but this is WOWZA pretty. I love how Defiance had a dark purple hue to it, and this one has a dark blue. Great contrast for the series, but they fit together so well. Now I can’t wait to see which color they go with for the final book in the trilogy. 

And now for the synopsis you guys have been dying to read:

Baalboden has been ravaged. The brutal Commander’s whereabouts are unknown. And Rachel, grief stricken over her father’s death, needs Logan more than ever. With their ragged group of survivors struggling to forge a future, it’s up to Logan to become the leader they need—with Rachel by his side. Under constant threat from rival Carrington’s army, who is after the device that controls the Cursed One, the group decides to abandon the ruins of their home and take their chances in the Wasteland.

But soon their problems intensify tenfold: someone—possibly inside their ranks—is sabotaging the survivors, picking them off one by one. The chaos and uncertainty of each day puts unbearable strain on Rachel and Logan, and it isn’t long before they feel their love splintering. Even worse, as it becomes clear that the Commander will stop at nothing to destroy them, the band of survivors begins to question whether the price of freedom may be too great—and whether, hunted by their enemies and the murderous traitor in their midst, they can make it out of the Wasteland alive.

In this daring sequel to Defiance, with the world they once loved forever destroyed, Rachel and Logan must decide between a life on the run and standing their ground to fight.


I don’t know about you, but I cannot wait for DECEPTION to hit shelves. And hey, maybe you won’t have to wait if you win the very first ARC from CJ:

Giveaway Details:

1 lucky international winner will receive a signed ARC of DECEPTION (when ARCs are available)
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178 thoughts on “Cover Reveal: Deception by CJ Redwine (plus international giveaway!)”

  1. Momo says:

    WOW! I love it! The background… is amazing, like a huge storm is coming and the model is gorgeous! Defiance is stunning in person so I reaaallllly cannot wait to hold this one in my hands! EEEP!

  2. Anya says:

    That is awesome and very pretty!

  3. Daisy Richeson says:

    That cover is amazing! Love the cuff on her arm. Can’t wait to read!

  4. Wendy Garfinkle says:

    Gorgeous cover!! Congrats, C.J.! Fits in with Defiance so well! Can’t wait to read it!

  5. Gaby says:

    It’s beautiful!! I love that it keeps the same style as the first one!
    She looks bad-ass but also very feminine.

  6. Bailey Hewlett says:

    Holy crap this cover is perfect!!! I cannot wait to display it on my shelf next to Defiance. 😀 Also, how great is that cover model? She looks exactly as I picture Rachel in my head!

  7. Christa says:

    Absolutely gorgeous cover! And I love that they didn’t change the style! yay for matching books!

  8. Zachary Flye says:

    The Cover is AMAZING I can’t wait for it to come out!

  9. Cindy Godsey says:

    Love Love Love!!!!

  10. Michelle Santiago says:

    i like that i matches book 1. i like the background a lot.

  11. Ayana says:

    Absolutely stunning! So fierce and strong. I love it!

  12. stephanie says:

    Yay for the gorgeous cover!

  13. Brianna Lebrecht says:

    I think the cover is wonderful! Defiance had a gorgeous cover and to out-do it…wow. It looks great!

  14. Jackie says:

    Absolutely gorgeous cover! These covers merge well together! I cannot wait to add it to my collection!

  15. Hannah says:

    This is stunning. I love it. Maybe more than Defiance.

  16. Brooke says:

    It’s GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. Alison Cherry says:

    REDHEAD POWER. *fist-bumps Rachel*

  18. Diana says:

    I think it looks beautiful. I can’t wait to see it in person.

  19. Jessica Bueno says:

    What do you think of the cover? it is so Beautiful!

  20. Debbie Hancock says:

    I think the cover is gorgeous and is an excellent tie in to book one. Nice 🙂

  21. Amy says:

    Gorgeous!! Can not wait to read it!

  22. Kendall McCubbin says:

    The cover is quite similar to the cover for the first book in the series which is why I love it so much! I also love that they have kept the same model on this cover as well!

    Thank you for the giveaway 🙂

  23. Berenice says:

    I really like it, here she stands stronger than in the first one. Also the sky in this cover that can represent her path is clearing of will close again and the way her skirt combines with the villages below, I missed it the first time.
    A gorgeous cover indeed.

  24. An T says:

    I really like it! Love that it still plays off what the first one looks like, but has its own voice.

  25. Jaime arkin says:

    it’s amazing!!

  26. Duks Castro says:

    Great! Can’t wait to read it! After I re-read [u][i]Defiance[/i][/u]!

  27. micaela says:

    I love it!

  28. Eleanor N says:

    Beautiful cover. Love her hair. Very regal looking background.

  29. Danielle Nguyen says:

    Oooh love the cover! She looks super fierce and I love that red hair!

  30. Teresa Salvatore says:

    Gorgeous! Ginger Power! I love that the two books tie in with their covers so perfectly. Great design, beautiful model!

  31. Kristie says:

    Love the cover and how it flows with the first cover!

  32. The cover is attractive, catchy, and bold! However, it isn’t that much different from Defiance’s cover, so I was a little disappointed by that!

  33. Andrea S. says:


  34. Koll says:

    It’s amazing and it fits really well with Defiance´s cover 🙂

  35. ephrielle says:

    Oh my. This cover definitely fits with the ongoing theme. I can feel the exact same compulsion to read this book as I felt with the last. I hope though that this second book doesn’t suffer from the dreaded second book syndrome. So very pretty it would be a shame.

  36. Jessica says:

    I cannot wait for this book! And now that the cover has been revealed I REALLY don’t think I can wait! Gorgeous!!!

  37. Jessy says:

    I think it’s great. I’m so glad it goes with the cover for Defiance too.

  38. Whatley says:

    I like the crisp, cleanness of the cover and the rich hues used. That the background sets the tone without distracting from the obvious center of focus is great. This cover does a good job grabbing my attention while reflecting the mood of this installation in the series and providing a necessary continuity from the first cover without feeling recycled.

  39. I absolutely adore the cover! I have it pre ordered on my kindle app, but I’ll probably just end up getting the paperback to keep company the Defiance paperback!

  40. I absolutely love the cover! I’m glad they they’ve stuck with the same cover model/setting/theme/etc. Absolutely beautiful!

  41. Desiree Thompson says:

    I love how fierce Rachel looks and the tents instead of the palace this time at the bottom! I am super excited to read this book!

  42. Heather Massey says:

    I think the cover looks AMAZING!

  43. Amy says:

    I agree. The first cover was freaking amazing, and this one does the series justice! Love that they kept the shadowy scene on the folds of her cloak thing 😉

  44. Catie says:

    Gorgeous cover! I love that it matches!

  45. Lauren T says:

    I LOVE it. Perfectly complements the first one, and soooo pretty (although no awesome boots this time…but the awesome cape makes up for it)!

  46. Steph says:

    AH!!! This cover is GORGEOUS! I just finished reading Defiance last night…and I am currently operating on about 3 hrs of sleep because of it. 😛

  47. Mara Delgado says:

    I LOVE IT! The first one had little details related to the book (like the city, for example), and by the looks of it, so will this one! It’s so GORGEOUS!

  48. Jennifer Howard McCoy says:

    I have been dying to see this cover, and when CJ told me last week that it was revealing today–I was so excited! I love this cover–the darkness against the bright red hair. Love it! Why does August have to be so far away??

  49. I really, really like it! I definitely adds to the first cover’s gorgeousness. I CAN’T WAIT TO HAVE MY OWN FINISHED COPY!!!! Thank you for the giveaway!

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