Today is the day!
I’ve been bouncing out of my chair for about a week now, overwhelmed, excited, terrified, humbled, grateful… so many things. But IT’S FINALLY HERE!
On May 4th, I put out a call to anyone that had a blog that might be interested in helping me reveal the cover for my upcoming release, MAVEN. I did this thinking I would get a handful of folks that would say yes, maybe, oh, ten, possibly a dozen. I sat back and waited. I saw my friends RT the request. I sent out a few emails to blogs I wanted to specifically target because of their audience (genre specific). But mostly I just crossed my fingers and hoped I wasn’t throwing a party no one would show up for.
And then… it got crazy.
The sign-up sheet Dani Morales put up started collecting names, emails, and websites. Another site put out their own call for participants. My email inbox BLEW UP like I’ve never seen before. In the end, I was left sitting here, slack-jawed and bug-eyed at the number of sites this cover was set to appear on.
My original plan was to reveal the cover here and link to the other places that have it up, if for no other reason but to thank them for lending me some space on their pages. Due to the overwhelming response, however, I’ve decided to do up a post only of links where you can find the cover and maybe an excerpt. So, prepare yourself for some major linkage here, guys. At last count, it was almost SIXTY DIFFERENT SITES doing the cover reveal.
Before you go, though, I should tell you one thing. When I sent out the information to these wonderful people, I included three choice excerpts, different ones than those I’ve posted here before. My instructions were for each poster to pick one of these. You will have to click on multiple sites if you want to read all three, but (hopefully) you should find them all. So there’s a little incentive for you to dig through more than one of these links if you’d like something beyond the pretty picture. I’ll try to label each with a number (1, 2, or 3) to indicate which excerpt is up. If you don’t see a number, there may not be an excerpt included or I haven’t had time to check it yet. With so many sites participating, things may get a little insane, but I will do my best to make this easier for you.
I can’t even with this cover reveal. If the launch of the book goes half this well, I might never recover from the pure elation.
THANK YOU SO MUCH TO ALL OF THESE FINE FOLKS! YOU GUYS ROCK MY WORLD!
Last note: Maven is now addable on Goodreads!
(listed in order the link was received/seen by me, may not be live at the time of this post, but will be later)
- The Galaxy Express (2) (total fangirl SQUEE! I <3 this blog!)
- My World… In Words and Pages (3)
- Tracing the Stars (1)
- The Blaagh (K. L. Neidecker) (2)
- Swimming Cat Studios
- Designed By Starla (my other site. No excerpt here. Just design talk. And the cover.)
- Teacups & Bookends (3)
- Chocolate Scotch (guest post by me!)
- Crazy Book Chicks
- Smart Girls Love SciFi and Paranormal Romance
- Free Ebooks Galore (2) (note- no actual free copies of MAVEN here)
- The Writings and Musings of B.A. Matthews (2)
- New Kids on the Writers’ Block
- Paper Book Princess
- Life In a Nutshell (1) (and an awesome writeup from an awesome lady. Thank you Lisa!)
- Paperback Cowgirl (3)
- Stephanie Parent, YA Author
- Fated Paranormals (2)
- Misty Provencher (1)
- Christopher Chapman
- Mary Elizabeth’s Crazy Book Obsession
- Ink-Stained Scribe
- Write Away Bliss
- Shelves of Books blog (1)
- Tsk Tsk What to Read (1)
- View From Valhalla (2)
- Bella’s Blog (2)
- The Imaginarium (1)
- We All Make Mistakes in Books (1)
- Irreverent Muse (3)
- The Worlds of Philippa Ballantine (3) (one of my favorite writers ever! *flail*)
- Lady Amber’s Reviews (1)
- Sizzling Hot Young Adult Books (1)
- Books on the Bright Side (1)
- Mythical Books (3) (this is a Romanian (!) site, but the post is in English)
- Out There Reviews and Stuff (3)
- Krystal Clear Book Reviews (3)
- MeyLu’s Buchgefluster (3) (site is in German, but the post is not)
- Fun, Fabulous, and Tantalizing Reads (1)
- Book Crazy (2)
- Blissful Book Reviews
- Bianca2B (1)
- The Book Diaries (3)
- Life With Lesley (3)
- Danielle’s Book Reviews (2)
- Le Book Squirrel (1)
- Catherine Garnell’s Blog (3)
- An Eclectic Mess (2)
- Writefully So… (1)
- Vivid Musings (some lovely thoughts here. Thank you, Viv!)
- Astral Audio (1)
This book is coming and it’s totally for real! Thank you to EVERYONE who helped spread the word today. You are all my heroes!
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go muppet flail all over my house.
Melissa (My World...in words and pages) says
Wow! That is amazing that you had a huge response to the cover reveal. :D Congrats!!! :D
Doc Coleman says
I would say you’ve got a pretty solid network. :D
Jeanine Carbonaro says
Happy to help, Starla! I hope you have even more success with the actual release of the book! Looking forward to it!
Ruth Silver says
Congrats on such a huge response for your cover reveal :) Exciting times!