I’m SO excited to share with you the cover for my second novel, Elude.
Escaping is hard. Surviving is harder.
Aster has lived a life of servitude for ten years, but now she is determined to be free. Countless Reapers stand between her and the gate to New Bethel, and more await just past the walls. She’s spent her life being invisible, but in a world full of assassins, becoming close to any of them only makes you a target for the rest. Every step she takes puts her in more danger, closer to Reapers with unknown intentions. Unexpected friendships develop, but can she really trust any Reaper when they’ve all been trained to deceive? Aster and Chase know what awaits them outside the city, but can they get past it?
In Aster’s journey for freedom, she learns there are some things in life you can’t ever truly escape from, and that some steps can’t ever be taken back.
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Projected Release Date: July 14, 2014
Photography: Teresa Yeh
Typography: The Font Diva
My apologies again for being somewhat absent as of late. I’ve been super busy, yet somehow found myself feeling like a chicken with its head cut off. I’ll be even busier starting tomorrow (or, er, today?), but the head will be (somehow) reattached. It’s kind of like I’ve been running around aimlessly, trying to get things done while I was waiting for other things to get done, and not actually being productive in the slightest. Now I have a set direction and can get on with it, which seems to pretty much be the only way I can function. Straight lines. I need straight lines to be efficient. Finally got my straight line(s) back.
It’s time to start the big busyness part of time before the release of book two in the Reave Series. (busybusybusy)
Here is what the schedule looks like as of now:
- This morning (before bed), I’ll be getting the last copy of book two back.
- TONIGHT (after waking up), I WILL HAVE THE COVER/BLURB REVEAL FOR BOOK TWO. Stay tuned for that, folks. I’m kind of in love with this cover. (‘Kind of’ was an under-exaggeration.)
- After that, I will start going through the book, which won’t take me long in that form. I’ll make a few last-minute changes (very carefully) wherever necessary, then go through it one more time before starting to format.
- Formatting will take up a decent chunk of time, but hopefully that goes as smoothly as the first did.
- Then it’s back cover done.
- Then it’s checking to ensure it all looks right (formatting-wise).
- Then it’s ordering the proof.
- Then it’s waiting for the proof to arrive.
- Then it’s going through the proof to make sure there are no issues with it.
- Then it’s waiting to release (which I don’t suspect I’ll be waiting long for).
I’m going to be trying very hard to get it out on the date I’ve been intending since the initial push-back. Unless there’s some unplanned setback (which is possible), I should be able to make it. I’ll give that date with the big reveal tonight. Please, someone, cross your fingers for me.
(Also, a little end-note: I absolutely HATE writing blurbs. If I hadn’t gotten help on this one, I don’t think I would’ve been even remotely happy with it. I can’t do shoutouts with links to several of the people who helped me, but I can give one to Bitter Ben.)
(Another end-note: Wording in the blurb is subject to change before release, but only minutely.)
Firstly, just have to say that it’s extremely weird to type my own name into anything.
Secondly, I’m kind of freaking out right now.
Thirdly . . . Here it all is – the cover for my book, Reave, followed by the blurb. 🙂
How far would you go to be free—to make your own choices without being subjected to punishment for doing what you felt was right?
Could you kill for it?
After being abandoned by her father as a child, Aster spent ten years of her life as a servant for the leader’s House in the broken city of New Bethel. She’d known, even as a child, that the cities of her world were corrupt places with human monsters—assassins—running rampant between their high walls.
Thinking everything will remain the same as it always has there, Aster is startled to discover that one day . . . the cycle breaks. As a young new leader takes a strange and—at times—horrifying interest in her, will she be capable of discovering the reasons behind his actions and orders?
In a world where nothing is as it seems and all things are never anywhere near as simple as they appear at first glance, will she be capable of making the distinction between what is real and what is not? Will she find anyone at all she can trust? More importantly . . . Does she have the strength to do what is necessary to survive in a world filled with evil?
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Anticipated Release: December 2013-January 2014
Cover Art: Phatpuppy Art
Instead of doing my typical Friday Music post, I’m going to say that MY NEXT ENTRY WILL BE MY COVER/BLURB REVEAL.
Hardly anyone knows what my book is about. After my next entry . . . you all will. 🙂
I’d like to say that I’ll be on here more frequently after it, but I likely won’t be for a little while. I’m currently in the midst of an epic battle with my book. It’s putting up a good fight against my brain, but I will prevail. Once I come out victorious, I will get back to all the other things in life.
Be patient with me during the latter point of this entry, and be on the lookout for the former.