Friday, February 14, 2014

NO PLACE TO FALL COVER REVEAL! BE THE VALS' VALENTINE, WON'T YOU?

NEWSFLASH!!!! CONGRATULATIONS TO KELLY LAU WHO WON LAST WEEK'S GIVEAWAY OF LANDRY PARK!!!!

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!
So this is why we've chosen today to reveal the final cover of our fourteen amazing YA VALENTINE books! It's a complete set here on the Valentines' blog!

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*

Goodreads Link

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"
Because of size and bulk of the painting it's a continental USA giveaway only. The ARC is open to US/Canada.

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?



62 comments:

  1. What a lovely and personal touch to your marvelous cover, J-Rob! <3

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  2. Hmmm...for my candy heart slogan: Show me UR Books!

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    1. Uh huh, yeah right. Books. That's what she said.

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  3. I love it! I also love that your editor made the heart and that it's a little imperfect...it makes it perfect.

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  4. My candy heart would say poem me (:

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  5. My Slogan: Why are you eating candy? You should be writing!

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  6. OH MY GOD ITS GORGEOUS. Also I totally know what the artist is referencing to. :3 In fourth grade we all had to pick a poem to memorize and I picked WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS. Love that poem <3

    I would totally say: SQUEAL WITH ME

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    1. What a perfect candy heart for you, Nikki.

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  7. There's something about a cover with a map on it that just so evocative. Love it!

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    1. I love maps. I have an entire globe collection in my house!

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  8. I love the colors on the cover!

    My Slogan: Sweet and Gooey with a heap of fangirl in the center.

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  9. First of all, Jaye, your cover is adorable! And I love the significance of the map. It plays out very well on that cover :)

    As for my candy heart, it would probably be short (enough to fit on those teensy things) and sweet: "my love" because - here's major cheese so watch out - I adore when my bf calls me that :)

    Happy Valentine's Day, you wonderful people! <3

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  10. Jaye-Congratulations!!!! I know your book will be a HUGE success!!! And I love your cover! <3 *throws confetti*

    My candy heart would say: Chocolate is a girl's best friend :)

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    1. Gosh I hope so, Alexis! :) And I approve of your slogan!

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  11. My candy heart would say "books not candy" is that to long////

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    1. There is no size limitation. Your candy heart can be as big as it needs to be!

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  12. The cover is so beautiful and I can't wait to read the book.
    My slogan: Ready to swoon =)

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    1. I hope No PLace To Fall will make you swoon :)

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  13. Wahoo!!! I LOVE it, girl! Congratulations! What a perfect way to celebrate the day of hearts!! <3

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    1. Aw, thank you sweet Jen, you've been such an awesome support to me!

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  14. Love the cover! I'm glad I don't have to fake-love it. I actually love it. :)

    I think my conversation heart would say "Pro Whiner." I've been especially good at it lately. Otherwise it would say, "Blessed." :)

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  15. Um, I think at the current moment you both have reason to whine and to be blessed :) - and thank you for not fake loving my cover :)

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  16. Such a pretty book cover! I am an absolute sucker for maps!

    My candy heart slogan would be: "You're not terrible to be around." I like a good backhanded compliment.

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  17. Every time I see it, I just love this cover more and more!! Yay!!

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  18. Oh, JRo, it's so perfect! It's going to stand out so well in stores (and on my bookshelf!) I love, love, love it.

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  19. JRo--CONGRATS! Such a perfect cover for your book. I love it so much and can't wait for your ARC to head this way! :)

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    1. I hope soon, Krisit! Funny, I dreamed last night I got a box from my publisher, but it was all these musty paperbacks on exercise from the 70's. Talk about disappointment.

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  20. What a fantastic cover! I love all the color, and I want to EAT that sucker. =) As for a candy hearts slogan, I think I'd be...Sweet on u

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    1. Awww, we're sweet on U for stopping by Leandra!

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  21. My slogan would be: mix of music and books!

    AND JAYE, THAT COVER DOE!

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  22. I finally get to see it! I was at work for 13 hours and had to wait all that time to get home and get online to see it, lol. Worth waiting for...it's fantastic! Yay! :D

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  23. Christina R. in the rafflecopter

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the cover - and the book, of course!! :)

    My candy heart slogan would be I instalove you !

    Thank you:)

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    1. Ha ha! Great slogan! Since we all know instalove is totes a real thing! Our InstalikeawholeheckofalotthatIthinkit'slove

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  24. Jro, LOVE LOVE LOVE your cover! It seems as though it fits your book perfectly. I can't wait to read NO PLACE TO FALL!

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    1. Hugs, Anne! I love it, too and it's so fun to see the full set on the blog now!

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  25. First off your cover is adorable and I cant wait to read No Place to Fall. As fir my candy heart slogan I think I it would say one of my favorite quotes: Real love stories have no ending!!!

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  26. Love, love, love the cover! And the way it first the story is perfect :)

    Hmm, what would my candy heart slogan say? Probably something along the lines of "what's the point of this holiday?" Umm, yeah, I should come up with something better than that ;)

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    1. Meradeth! Chocolate! Chocolate is the point of the holiday!

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  27. Good luck with your giveaways.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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  28. Gorgeous, JRo! So unique and enticing. ^+^

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    1. Heeeeeeey! Angelina! Thank you. I really love it. I'm super happy :)

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  29. I love the cover and quote. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  30. The premise for No Place to Fall sounds fantastic! Love the map & heart tack on the cover.

    My candy heart would say something like "I heart u more then Books".

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    1. Thanks, Shanon! Must be some love to be more than books :)

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  31. Ohhh that cover is amazing! :D<3 I love how the background blurs. And that heart is cute(:

    What would my candy heart say? Hmmm.
    Something like:
    "Too busy fangirling"
    "Too busy reading"
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    "You give me the feels"

    Although that last one might be taken wrong aha

    Joanna V

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    1. :) - Great sayings! Thanks for the cover love!

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