Friday, August 29, 2014

SOMETHING ABOUT LOVE Cover Reveal & Giveaway!

I am so excited to be part of Elana Johnson's cover reveal, because I received an ARC of SOMETHING ABOUT LOVE, and fell in love with it! (Ha! No pun intended.) Elana has a gift with verse novels. It was absolutely beautiful. The main character is a photographer, and I loved how much of the story that colored--- especially in the way she saw beyond the surface of other people and, ultimately, herself. I highly recommend it.

Annnnnnnnd....... Here's the cover!!

High school senior Olivia Winging gave up her love of photography when she gave up her boyfriend, Trevor Youngblood, a year and a half ago. She broke things off with Trevor because her mom married his dad, and dating your step-brother? Creepy.

Livvy hasn’t been on good terms with her mother since, and one of her stipulations for staying at the Youngblood’s every other weekend is that Trevor can’t be there. When she gets nominated for the Junior Photography in Excellence award, Trevor insists she enter. She agrees—only if every photo in the portfolio can be of him. Knowing that Livvy can capture a person’s deepest secrets through her lens, Trevor hesitates before accepting the deal.

As Livvy gets behind the lens of her camera again, her love of photography is rekindled. Unfortunately, the time she spends with Trevor also re-ignites the old flame for him she’s kept smothered for so long.

In order for Livvy to finish her portfolio, she’ll have to face her feelings for Trevor as well as deal with the animosity between her and her mother. Livvy’s always been able to capture a person’s soul from behind the camera—but she’s not sure she likes it when the lens is suddenly focused on her. If she can’t find a way to forgive her mother and admit how she feels about Trevor, Livvy may end up losing more than just the photography contest. She could lose her heart.

Special Promo: Elevated, Elana’s first verse novel, will be FREE for five days in September as SOMETHING ABOUT LOVE releases! (Another incredible book! Have I mentioned?) So get your copy of Elevated for free from Monday, September, 15 – Friday, September 19.

Praise for Elana’s first verse novel, Elevated:

“The taut poetry keeps tension high. The plot is deftly paced, as past intrudes on present, like a photograph emerging in developing fluid.” ~San Francisco Book Review

“Every word Johnson writes carries an emotional heft that lifts readers up to the highest happiness and then sends them crashing down to the depths of despair. It is easy to flow from the first word to the last without ever putting down the book. Johnson shows outstanding talent in this form, and her words are beautiful, important and deeply felt.” ~The Deseret News

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About Elana Johnson: Elana Johnson’s work, including Possession, Surrender, Abandon, and Regret, published by Simon Pulse (Simon & Schuster), is available now everywhere books are sold. Her popular ebook, From the Query to the Call, is also available for free download, as well as a Possession short story, Resist.

Her self-published novels include two YA contemporary novels-in-verse, Elevated and Something About Love, as well as a YA/NA futuristic fantasy series, which includes Elemental Rush, Elemental Hunger, and Elemental Release.

School teacher by day, Query Ninja by night, you can find her online at her personal blog or Twitter. She also co-founded the Query Tracker blog, and contributes to the League of Extraordinary Writers.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

ARC giveaway of Sky Jumpers 2: THE FORBIDDEN FLATS!

Release day is almost here! In just four weeks from today, two exciting things happen:

The hardback of THE FORBIDDEN FLATS releases! 

This is the sequel to Sky Jumpers, and has so much fun stuff in it. Hope, Brock, and Aaren get to leave White Rock and see what dangers & excitement are out in the rest of the world. There are some cities / settlements that were so very much fun to create, and some pretty awesome sky jumping scenes, if I do say so myself. :)


The paperback of SKY JUMPERS releases!

I love that Sky Jumpers will be out in paperback! Its list price is only $6.99 (U.S.), which makes it so much more accessible. And you can even pre-order it now. :)

Want a chance to win an ARC (advance reader copy) of THE FORBIDDEN FLATS before it even releases? Yes? Okay, then. Here you go.

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Have a fantastic week!