Penguin's art department polished this one up for a while, which is why it's taken so long and why there are different versions out there. And that's usually what's going on when something isn't "officially" up on my site: the final form just isn't ready. That's also why excerpts from new books don't go up until the last minute either. We aren't purposely being mean! :) We just can't post what isn't ready.
I think this is a beautiful cover to end Rose's story arc. I explain things on my website, but a lot of people don't seem to know what's going on with the series ending. Last Sacrifice comes out December 7 (in the US, Australia/NZ, Canada, and the UK). It's the sixth VA book and will end the series--about Rose. Sometime next year, another series set in the VA world with characters you already know will come out. I keep calling it "the spin-off series," but it'll eventually have its own name. So, in short, Vampire Academy is ending...and yet not ending. Rose will have walk-on roles in the next series, but expect other characters to be the stars. Who, what, and where? Those are details you'll have to wait for! I can tell you with absolute certainty (since I'm asked this a lot) that the VA series is not ever going to be retold from Dimitri's point of view. The saga must go forward!
And once more, Preger Entertainment--the company that holds Vampire Academy film options--has set an impressive goal of hitting 20,000 fans on their Official VA Movie Facebook page this week. It's already at 15k. So, if you haven't joined up, head over! Remember--there is no actual movie yet, no filming, no hard plans, and no casting. Preger is still speaking to studios, and having so much support on the fan page helps them make a convincing case to make a movie! The fan page is also a good source to get updates--but just make sure the updates are from me or Preger Entertainment. I'm starting to see movie "news" go around that isn't true, with things that I allegedly said. It's kind of weird hearing quotes from yourself.
Ok. Tattoos one day, Last Sacrifice cover the next! That's a lot of excitement in a short period of time, so we'd best take it easy now. Enjoy! And don't forget me at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend!