Cover Reveal: ROMANOV, Nadine Brandes

by | 27 September 2018 | Books | 16 comments

I find it ironic that since doing a post on ‘how to afford books as a broke bookworm’ I have done three posts. Two out of those three have been me getting excited about books.

Is that going to stop me from continuing with this post of all my book-excitement? Absolutely not. 😛


You might notice that I’ve jumped in on this week’s blog post a day early, and the reason is: Today, I am incredibly excited to take part in the cover reveal of an AMAZING upcoming book, written by my FAVOURITE author. Otherwise known as Romanov, by the lovely Nadine Brandes!

I would like to announce that I have reached a new level of rabid fan. I preordered this book with 314 days until the release date. Before the official title reveal and everything. You can begin to doubt my sanity in three…two…one…


There aren’t many authors on my instant-buy list, but Nadine has well earned her place. I’ve enjoyed every single one of her books, and I love how much she cares about and has a heart for her readers. Author goals. ❤


Find Nadine…




Needless to say, I am VERY excited about Romanov, because it’s going to be SO COOL. The cover wasn’t at ALL what I expected, but I love love love it so much.


What I was expecting: I was imagining the cover would be in the same style as Fawkes. I mean, they’re totally different books, but they’re both Nadine’s, both historical fantasy, and both published by Thomas Nelson. As for a colour scheme, I’d guessed red because that was my hunch.

What it actually turned out to be: Well, turns out it did involve some red, but I missed on everything else by a long shot. 😛 But the best way to share that…is with a picture! (and also a lot of scrolling because I like being dramatic.)



Keep an open mind.



It might not be what you’re expecting either.
















The history books say I died. They don’t know the half of it.

Anastasia “Nastya” Romanov was given a single mission: to smuggle an ancient spell into her suitcase on her way to exile in Siberia. It might be her family’s only salvation. But the leader of the Bolshevik army is after them . . . and he’s hunted Romanov before.

Nastya’s only chances of survival are to either release the spell, and deal with the consequences, or enlist help from Zash, the handsome soldier who doesn’t act like the average Bolshevik. Nastya’s never dabbled in magic before, but it doesn’t frighten her as much as her growing attraction for Zash. She likes him. She thinks he might even like her . . .

That is, until she’s on one side of a firing squad . . . and he’s on the other.


My reaction: Let me just say that, despite the cover being NOTHING like I was expecting it to be, I LOVE IT SO MUCH!! The style is absolutely different from all of Nadine’s other books, but it’s still SO cool.

As soon as I saw the cover, I squealed and then a second later I thought “THIS IS THE STYLE I WANT ON -insert top secret project- ONE DAY.”

It’s such a unique feel and the cover definitely could only fit with a very specific style of story, but I’m confident that it’s going to be perfect for Romanov. Fortunately it’s only 222 days until this book releases on the 7th of May, 2019

It’s up for pre-order, of course! I’ve got those links below, but first I just want to tell you that pre-orders are HUGELY important for an author.

It helps the book get out there, tells the publishers that there’s a market for the book, and it also makes the author’s day to know that you’re so excited about their book. 😉 So if you’re thinking about getting this book at some point…pre-order!


– Amazon – Barnes & Noble – Book Depository –


You can also check out my review of Fawkes (prepare for fangirling), go follow Nadine on social media (links above, prepare for amazing loveliness), and add Romanov on Goodreads!


What do you think of the cover? Are you looking forward to this book? Have you read Nadine’s other books? Tell me all the bookishness!

Jane Maree

Jane Maree

Jane Maree is an Australian writer, adventurer at heart, beloved daughter of the King of Kings, and believer in at least six impossible things before breakfast. Raised on fairy tales, scraped knees, and makeshift swords, she has yet to outgrow any of them. In her day job, Jane teaches music and freelances as an editor, but by night she crafts daring stories of broken heroes overcoming extraordinary odds.


  1. RaeMarie

    The cover is amazing!!!! XD

    • Jane Maree


  2. J.A.Penrose

    *flails forever* ROMANOOOOV!!!!!!!
    Agh, I just can’t wait til we get to read it and I’m gonna buy it and display it up on my bookshelf where it belongs. My precious…

    • Jane Maree

      Yes! I may or may not have picked where I was going to put it on my shelf. 😛 Have you pre-ordered?

  3. Lilian

    eeeeEEEEE so glad you did on a post on this! I saw Nadine’s cover reveal video today and I’m so excited for her! ^-^

    • Jane Maree

      Eek yes! I loved watching that one. Seeing Nadine so excited always makes my day. 😊

  4. Aposhipolepo

    Well, that certainly was not what I expected either. Honestly can not think of much else to say except it looks like it is going to be another awesome book. I am rather curious why the photo of the tablet looks silver but the cover phot near the bottom is more orange-y gold.
    Anyways SYS.

    • Jane Maree

      The cover and the blurb combined have stolen my heart already! 😛 I’m so excited to read this asap.

      That’s the fault of my photography skills, haha. The one in the photo has some reflections and not-quite-right settings so it didn’t turn out true to the colours. The graphic at the bottom is the actual colours, though the swirls and words are all going to be in gold foil. 😉

      • Aposhipolepo

        Okay, that makes sense. Sounds very fancy.
        Definitely going to get this book.

        • Jane Maree

          Yes, do it! I mean, if all else fails and you don’t end up enjoying the book, it makes for a great present to a reader friend. Win-win. 😂

  5. Nicole Dust


    • Jane Maree

      ISN’T IT JUST AMAZING?? I’m dying to get to know Nastya and Zash. I can already tell their relationship is going to be INSANE. 😍

  6. MiddleEarthMusician

    (I haven’t even read her books yet, but) OoooOooOoOOooH IT’S SO PRETTY AND COOL AND SOUNDS AWESOME!!! 😀 I’m going to look for some of her books at the library tomorrow. 🙂

    • Jane Maree

      You MUST read something of Nadine’s! She’s the loveliest and her books are always so heart-catching and beautiful. 😊

  7. Kendra Lynne

    OMW That looks and sounds like an amazing book!! The cover is gorgeous! <33

    • Jane Maree

      I know right?? I’m so excited for it! 😯

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