Friday, June 14, 2013

An EPIC YA Valentine COVER REVEAL + GIVEAWAY!!!!

Ok, y'all, I'm SO EXCITED. Like beyond-crazy excited.

Because Sara B. Larson's DEFY cover is just that awesome.

And today YOU get to see it.

Amazing, I know, right?!

But before I show you the gorgeous cover of DEFY, here's a little more about the book itself:

A warrior and a protector, the prince's best guard is also a girl in hiding. No one knows who she really is--or so she thought. But when her world suddenly changes, and two men begin vying for her heart, one girl must stand up against a terrible evil or risk losing everything.

DEFY will hit stores on January 1, 2014. That's right: January, 1, 2014.  New Years Day. It's be the first sweet YA release of 2014! :)

Ok, y'all have waited long enough.

So here it is...



the epic cover of DEFY...




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The amazing cover of Sara B. Larson's novel DEFY:




Isn't it amazing?

To celebrate the epicness of DEFY's cover, the YA Valentines are hosting a sweet giveaway of two books that rock: GRACELING and SHADOW AND BONE. Why those books? Because if you love those books, you will swoon over DEFY.:)  To check out the The Valentines giveaway, go here.

And to make the DEFY-epic-cover-reveal-celebration even more fun, I'm giving away my copy of BITTERBLUE, the sequel to GRACELING. I figure that now that we've made you drool over DEFY and forced you to wait, I could send you something to ease the pain.:)

To enter to win BITTERBLUE, just leave a comment about the DEFY cover below. Using the random number generator, I'll pick a random comment to win.:)  Contest* closes Thursday, June 20 at midnight, EST. Winner announced next Friday (June 21st)

*Contest open to North American residents only. Sorry y'all. Got to keep my shipping costs low...it's a hardback copy too.:)


***UPDATE: The contest is closed and WE HAVE A WINNER!!!! Thanks to the random number generator, lucky comment #3 was the winner! Congratulations Winterfaerie! Winterfaerie...shoot me an email or tweet or leave another comment to get your copy of BITTERBLUE. Thanks to all who stopped by to give Sara some cover love.:)

19 comments:

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    1. My pleasure!! Valentine <3 back at ya! :)

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  2. My favorite part of the cover is the rose hilt on the knife. Deadly and beautiful at the same time!!

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    1. I know, right?! So cool.:)

      <3 ya Becky!

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  3. I like the flower on top of the dagger. I don't know why but it seems mysterious! haha Sweet but deadly.

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    1. Ooooo...sweet but deadly. Love that!:)

      Thx for the comment!

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  4. LOVE the cover! And the book sounds so good too! I'll definitely be pre-ordering this one :)

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    1. Me too! I think the cover's so pretty...and Sara's an amazing writer. I can't wait for you to read her book!:)

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  5. The cover is fabulous, and from what I've heard of the story, I think I will LOVE it! Thanks for doing this giveaway! (I loved Bitterblue, and it would be wonderful to own it!)

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  6. Yay Ashley! Thanks for stopping by! I loved BITTERBLUE as well. Which tells me you'll love DEFY too.:)

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  7. Is it only for USA? if not I would love to join

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  8. Karin,

    For North American residents only. I hope you can enter! I limited the giveaway to North America to keep my shipping costs reasonable.:)

    xoxo
    L

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  9. I love the green background with the mysterious leafiness--so evocative!

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    1. Oooo...the green. *nods* I'm with you. It's a killer background for the dagger.:)

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  10. I ADORE the cover, no pun intended. It's just so beautiful!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Yay! Thanks for giving Sara some cover love!

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  11. That cover is great! I love the Graceling-esque feel it has. You and the Valentines certainly picked appropriate books to give away for this one! :P I'm definitely excited for 2014 to come if this is an indicator of the awesome books on the way!

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    1. Jessica,

      I think you just made ALL THE VALENTINES' DAY! :) Thank you! *tackles you with hugs* And I agree--the GRACELING-esque vibe of Sara's cover is strong. Readers who loved GRACELING will love DEFY too. I can't wait for you to read it!

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  12. Beautiful! It seeps of fun fantasy. Huge congrats, Sara!

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