Check it out: Haze cover

Today, for my last post over at Inside A Dog, I revealed the stunning cover concept for the Australian and New Zealand edition of Haze (Rephaim #2). (Created by the amazing WH Chong at Text Publishing.)

I figured I should post it here as well, along with the teaser extract and synopsis to feature in Text’s new catalogue (out soon). Bear in mind there may be a few tweaks (the tagline will of course be different from Shadows), but I don’t expect any changes to be significant.

And I love that, within a few hours of the cover being unveiled on Inside A Dog, it appeared on Goodreads. 🙂 You guys rock.

Teaser from the Text Publishing catalogue:

‘But what if we can’t find Jude?’
He leans closer. His breath is warm on my ear.’We will.’
‘How can you be so sure?’ I want to believe him so badly, but this is Rafa. The guy who’s all action and no plan.
His smile is tired, knowing. An echo of a shared past I don’t remember.
‘Because I’m not smart enough to give up, and you don’t know how to.’

Gaby Winters’ nightmares have stopped but she still can’t remember her old life. Still can’t quite believe she is one of the Rephaim—the wingless half-angels who can shift from place to place, country to country, in the blink of an eye. That she was once the Rephaim’s best fighter. That demons exist. That Rafa has stayed.
But most of all, she can’t quite believe that her twin brother, Jude, might be alive.
And Gaby can’t explain the hesitancy that sidetracks the search for him, infuriates Rafa, and sends them, again, into the darkest danger.


  1. Mika says:

    Hi Paula!

    I recently crossed paths with this series (One of my favorites, tbh) and I just finished reading Haze. I was wondering if this book cover is still available anywhere in New Zealand or Australia, local stores or online because I love the book cover. Especially that its similar to hard copy Shadows. Also, will there be an edition of Shimmer available in this “format”?

    Sorry for being fuzzy and everything. I just love collecting books which are exceptionally well written and managed to actually keep my interest from the beginning to end.

    Hope to hear from you soon and best of luck.

    Kind regards,


    1. paulaweston says:

      Hi Mika,
      Thanks so much for the comment. I’m impressed you found this post!
      We actually didn’t end up using this cover for the Australian/New Zealand edition of Haze. A few weeks out from going to press, the decision was made to switch to the other cover design, which originated in the UK and is also used in the US/Canada, to keep the editions consistent across all markets. It has meant the original Shadows doesn’t match the rest of the series (although the ebook edition now matches the rest of the series, and the print version will change when it goes into reprint). But yes, the original Haze design was lovely! Glad you’re enjoying the series. 🙂

  2. paulaweston says:

    Thanks guys. 🙂 And I have one more treat in store this week: UK Haze cover reveal to come as well…

  3. Nomes says:

    Hi ~ just formally popping in to congratulate you again on such an amazing cover. I really love the colours and the layering effect. June feels like way too far away…

  4. Place says:

    Yay! Cover looks gorgeous, teaser and synopsis have me very excited, can’t wait til Haze hits the shelves 🙂

  5. LOVE it! Ahh I can’t wait for this one. Thank you so much for sharing that little snippet too. I miss Rafa! 😉

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The Rephaim

Shadows (The Rephaim Book I) by Paula Weston
Haze (The Rephaim Book II) by Paula Weston
Shimmer (The Rephaim Book III) by Paula Weston
Burn (The Rephaim Book IV) by Paula Weston

About Me

I’m the author of the Rephaim series and The Undercurrent.

For my day job, I’m a writer-journalist-professional communicator, where my writing involves a lot less profanity.

I grew up in regional South Australia and now live in Brisbane with my husband and a retired greyhound.

If you’re interested in how I came to land a publishing deal, you can read the short version in this post from August 2011. There’s a longer version (in a guest post) here.

Paula Weston