New cover for Australian/NZ edition of Haze

With the Australian and New Zealand release of Haze less than two months away, there’s lots of tweaking and polishing going on before the book goes to press next week.

As regular readers of this blog know, there are currently two sets of cover art for the Rephaim series: one for Australia/NZ and another for the UK (which is also being used for Canada and the US).

As much as we all love the Australian artwork, we (the lovely team at Text, and I) have agreed it would be better to have the same style of artwork across all editions of all books in the Rephaim series.

Haze coverThat means the sexy UK cover will now become our Australian/NZ cover, and that Shadows will also revert to the UK cover when it (hopefully) goes into reprint.

I know lots of you love the white and gold covers. We do too! But it will make it less confusing to have the same look and feel across the series in all markets. And the UK covers are very atmospheric. 🙂

And, hey, you never know: the original Australian edition of Shadows may become a collectors’ items (even if it’s just me doing the collecting in a decade’s time….).

Stay tuned. Hope to post a teaser for Haze soon…


  1. Sarah K says:

    I hope it does become a collectors’ edition! How exciting. I love the new cover 🙂

  2. I am currently reading Shadows and I’m loving it. Love the new cover for Haze. It looks gorgeous, can’t wait to read it!

    1. paulaweston says:

      Thanks! Hope you enjoy both books. 🙂

  3. Mich says:

    I like the look of the cover and hanging for the next book to come out..

    1. paulaweston says:

      Thanks Mich. It’s sooooo close now.

  4. I’m glad! It does mean that my set won’t have matching covers now, but I do like the UK cover for Haze slightly better. 🙂

    1. paulaweston says:

      I did think of you when we made the decision the other week!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Latest Posts

Latest Comments



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 the Scenic Rim 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

Latest from the Blog

  • My first ‘best of’ list on Shepherd
    Have you heard of It’s a platform where authors provide book recommendations for readers who like their work. It’s a bit of a ‘If […]
  • Stagnation – and an epiphany
    As mentioned in my last post, I’ve been working on a new fantasy series. What I didn’t mention was that, for the first time in […]
  • I’m still here…
    Although I’d understand if you lost interest in this blog long ago. It’s been five years since my last post. I’m keen to get blogging […]
  • The Undercurrent – interviews and reviews
    It’s been a busy six weeks since The Undercurrent was released here in Australia. I’ve had the chance to talk about the new novel  on air, […]
  • Yes, the Undercurrent is a standalone novel
    The Undercurrent – out now in Australia and New Zealand – is a speculative thriller set in near-future Australia and, yes, it’s a standalone novel. […]