book design, indie publishing, Stariel

Cover Reveal: A Rake of His Own

What’s that? A cover reveal for A Rake of His Own!

LOOK HOW BEAUTIFUL IT IS!!! Once again design by the phenomenal Jenny Zemanek.
Jenny and I talked a lot about how to make this cover look related to the quartet but also clearly its own thing. The other covers all have a set of wings at the top, so for this one I thought it would be fun to replace that with a silhouette of my two leads. My fae prince obviously needed wings and horns, so Jenny sent me about 50 different horn vectors to choose from. It was surprisingly hard to pick a favourite!

Large chunks of the book are set in and around the greenhouses of the university, so that was where the Victorian greenhouse and plant motif came from. The dandelions also feature in an important fae spell we get to see in this book.

A Rake of His Own is a wild, tropey ride, and I feel like the vivid colours really reflect that.
Which brings us to… the rake. The pun was too good to resist!

Cover for A Rake of His Own by AJ Lancaster. The cover features a greenhouse and two male silhouettes, one of whom has wings and horns. One of the figures is holding a rake. The colours are bright greens with magenta highlights.

A Rake of His Own will release 28 October 2022 and you can pre-order it now!

Thanks so much to all the bookstagrammers who helped with this reveal. Check out their pics; they’re gorgeous!

A grid of instagram posts for A Rake of His Own.

To celebrate, I am also giving away a paperback copy of The Lord of Stariel. Head on over to this post on Instagram to enter:

8 thoughts on “Cover Reveal: A Rake of His Own”

  1. AHHHHHH I’m so excited!!! I love a good murder mystery and I was so cross with M&M by the end of the quartet for not just giving in and admitting they do love oneanother. I mean come on guys! 🤦‍♀️ I just want to lock them in a room together and make them sort it out, but I’m betting you had a much better solution 😄🥳 roll on October!

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  2. I just finished the quartet on audible and LOVED it. I *like* many books but seldom love them. My only frustration was in not knowing what happens with Marius and Rake. I was actually motivated to google you, lol. I was so delighted to find that this book is happening, and soon! Im eager enough that Im not going to wait for the audio, gasp!

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  3. I love the series – I listen on Audible.
    However the change in narrator after 3 books was jarring.
    I do hope you go back to the original for book 5 as Finty Williams really brought the characters alive.
    Well done on a great series. II hope there are many more to come.


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