|Way to go, girl!|
Now...it's Valentine's Day! That pink-heart, candy-studded, anxiety-creating, swoon-producing, holiday!
And, WE ARE THE VALENTINES!
So, our post has to be the sweetest, friendliest, BFF'est post ever, right?
|Snoop says fo' shizzle, y'all be my BFF's!|
|Get your happy dance on! It's cover time!|
But wait! Before you scroll down, we have some Valentine's love giveaways for you! One lucky winner will receive a big box of Valentine's Candy! And the second lucky winner will receive a big box of Valentine's Candy AND...hold it.....your CHOICE of one of our fourteen Val books! All you have to do is enter the Rafflecopter and tell us, if a candy heart represented you, what would it say?
|ValPals deserve candy!!|
And now, for the reveal. But first, a word from author, Jaye Robin Brown about the cover.
Hi ValPals! I'm so happy to be sharing my cover on Valentine's Day with you!! This cover was exactly the imagery I wanted. My main character, Amber, keeps a map on her wall and she thumbtacks various locations. This map represents both "the where" of Amber's dreams and some of her misguided attempts to achieve them.
Here's a quote:
C.A.’s off the bed and heads straight for the thumbtacked map on the wall opposite me. “What’s this?” Her finger bounces from point to point.
“Hometowns of people I’ve met. Cities where there are supposed to be cool music festivals. Places I want to go.”
“Do you have a color coding system or something?”
If I tell her yes— blue for hiker boys, green for music festivals, red for the afternoon with Will—she’s sure to ask me to explain it.
I can't give you more than that, because, hey, no spoilers! But, you can see why I was thrilled Harper Teen chose to use it. But the coolest part? My very own editor made the little foam heart tack they used in the cover shoot. We both loved the slight irregularity of it because it seems like something Amber would have made herself. What do you think? IT'S MY COVER!!!!!! *cue ridiculous giggling from happiness*
Please be sure and enter my reveal giveaway as well as The Vals giveaways. I'm giving away this matted piece of artwork, made by me, the author. This is one of my favorite quotes from the book. I love the uncaged bird imagery, the subtle mountains below, and the sprinkling of mica onto the surface of the painting, because it can be found everywhere in the area where Amber's fictional home of Sevenmile, NC is located. AND!!! That's not all. I'm also giving away an Annotated ARC (once I have them) so you can learn some of the inside dirt (or mica) from No Place To Fall! You can enter both of my giveaways (though I'll pick separate winners) or only the ARC or the artwork if you're not interested in the other. You won't hurt my feelings :)!
|This will be in a purple mat, overall measurement approx. 20" x 20"|
Isn't that great ValPals? Now don't forget, sign up quick into all three of these giveaways. And yes, you can win both the Jaye Robin Brown-No Place To Fall artwork/ARC and one of the Vals' candy giveaways, but you can't win both Vals' prizes or both No Place To Fall prizes? Make sense?
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF OUR BOOKS AND THE FOURTEEN OF US IN OUR DEBUT YEAR. MWAH!
WILL YOU BE OURS?