Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Eeeep! NIL galleys are here!

Look what came in the mail yesterday!



Aren't they GORGEOUS?! *stares*


To hold my book IN MY HAND was so crazy cool, I think I smiled non-stop for HOURS. And of course I showed my husband . . . my boys . . . the Twitterverse . . . the mailman . . . and basically anyone who came near the house.:) 


Things I love about my cover?
 The font.
 The colors.
 The tally marks (oh my land--I LOVE the tally marks!) and how they swirl around like a clock--
or a wormhole.
 The island graphics.
 The silhouettes.
EVERYTHING.:)


Now check this out: THE SPINE.




How cool is that?! I love how the title runs vertical, so when you stand it up like this:




the title is oh-so-easy to read! LOVE. THAT. :)
And I love the block font.


And remember how much I love the tally marks on the front cover? 
Check this out: it's the title page inside....


Sweet, right? The tally mark graphics! I can't get enough of them.:)


Want one more peek at the inside?

Okay, you twisted my arm! (Not really--I'm dying to show you! :D) Here's a sneak peek at page one:


I LOVE the font. I mean, really love it. The chapter title fonts are PERFECT, and I love the crisp sense of the regular typeface. 

I'm so happy I want to hug EVERY SINGLE PERSON at Macmillan/Henry Holt. 

So, while this edition is an uncorrected proof -- it says so right on the back, and on the front it says "Advance Reader's Edition-Not For Sale"--
NIL is finally a book.

And I can't wait for you to read it!


Warning: shameless plus ahead :)

You can pre-order NIL below and I'll love you forever! :)





Seriously, I'm plotting a NIL-ish giveaway open to readers who pre-order. Deets soon...after I figure them out.:)


Happy day and happy reading!

23 comments:

  1. It's stunning! I love it! Can't wait for my own copy.

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    1. I feel the same about GILDED! Even if I get to read the ARC w/ the OneFours, I NEED MY OWN.:) xo

      Thx Christina!

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  2. It's beautiful! Love the chapter title fonts! I shrieked after I read the sneak peek! Cannot wait to read this book!

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    1. AHHHHHH!!! Melody, your comment MADE MY DAY! :) I can't wait for you to read it. I remember when you picked NIL out of the One Fours lists and added it to your 2014 TBR pile, and I hope you enjoy it. I can't wait to hear what you think!!!!

      Maybe soon I'll post a pic of the first page of Thad's POV...? :)

      Thanks for the comment, Melody!

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    2. So glad I could make your day! You will make mine if you DO post another sneak peek!! Thad's POV!!! Thad's POV!!!! I know I will love NIL! So happy for you!! AHHHHHH!!!

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  3. Amazing! Can't wait to finally read it! Well done lady.

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    1. Thanks Eliza!! I CAN"T WAIT FOR YOU TO READ IT!!! :) xo

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  5. I love everything about it too! So excited for you and those inside tally marks are rocking. Can I pet one?

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    1. Jessie, YOU ARE A ROCK STAR. :) Yes, please pet one IN PERSON!!!! :) *sends email to arrange lunch* :) xoxo

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  6. Love it all, Lynne! You got blessed by the cover and innards design gods...because you are lovely and kind and have good karma and deserve all the good things. <3

    I'm super excited for you! :)

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    1. "innards design gods" *snort* LOVE IT LOLA!!!!

      And aren't you the sweetest? I'm so glad you love it! And the final will have "shimmery effects" which sound awesome. Anything shimmery must be cool.:) ALL THE HUGS, Lola!! xo

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  7. AWESOME! I love how the tally marks make, like, an eye shape in the background. Looks awesome with the white letters of the title. Very nice! You win the cover lottery, Lynne ;)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. Alyssa,

      I FEEL like I won the cover lottery! Well-said! I love it so much.:) And the tally marks--oh the tally marks! They totally make it for me! Glad you love them too!

      Thanks so much for the comment! :)
      xo

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  8. YAY!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats, Lynne! They are gorgeous!!

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  9. Thanks so much Sara! I love them too! *pets cover* *holds tightly* ;)

    Can't wait to swoon over DEFY! xoxo

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  10. So glad Libby & Margaret!!! :) *sends ALL THE HUGS* :)

    I can't wait for y'all to read it!

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  11. Lynne, how exciting!! Fred and I look forward to reading it! (Wow, I know a famous author!!) Congratulations - I cannot even imagine what goes into writing a novel. Kinda like birthing a baby, I would think. Well done!

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    1. Ha! thanks Carol! But not-so-famous.:) Just an author! :)

      Thanks for dropping by & the warm words!
      xo

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  12. It looks awesome!! I so want a copy!!! cant wait to read it!

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    1. Yay! So glad! Thanks for the comment!:)

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  13. It looks so awesome!! I cant wait to read it!!!

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