Today, I have a great cover reveal and giveaway for you! It's of Black City by Elizabeth Richards, which will be published by Penguin on November 13, 2012! Here's the summary, followed by the author's bio:
A dark and tender postapocalyptic love story set in the aftermath of a bloody war
In a city where humans and Darklings are now separated by a high wall and tensions between the two races still simmer after a terrible war, sixteen-year-olds Ash Fisher, a half-blood Darkling, and Natalie Buchanan, a human and the daughter of the Emissary, meet and do the unthinkable— they fall in love. Bonded by a mysterious connection, that causes Ash’s long dormant heart to beat, Ash and Natalie first deny and then struggle to fight their forbidden feelings for each other, knowing if they’re caught they’ll be executed— but their feelings are too strong. When Ash and Natalie then find themselves at the center of a deadly conspiracy that threatens to pull the humans and Darklings back into war, they must make hard choices that could result in both their deaths.
Elizabeth Richards is an award-winning journalist and debut author, who spent her early career writing for videogame publications such as CUBE, P2 and GamesTM, and now works as a website editor. Previously, she ran a successful lifestyle website aimed at teenage girls. She won the Jane Hayward Young Journalist of the Year award for her feature on girls in the games industry, and was named 'Editor's Choice' in the industry trade magazine, MCV. She lives in Buckinghamshire, England and can be found online at www.theredpenofdoom.wordpress.com
OK so you want the cover? Here it is:
Isn't it gorgeous?! You have the opportunity to win a copy here! This copy has been donated through the generosity of Penguin. All you have to do is comment on this post by Thursday, March 8 at 9pm EST. It is an INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY FOR A PHYSICAL ARC so ANYONE can enter!
Galley winners from each of the cover reveal blogs will also get a chance to win one of 5 exclusive and personalized drawings of the main characters— Ash and Natalie— drawn and autographed by the author. See below for a sample drawing. The finished drawing will be more polished and each one will be just a bit different, so each winner will receive an original and unique image. Winners of the drawings will be chosen blindly and randomly by the author.
That's not all though. I've also got the first chapter for you guys (link courtesy of The Story Siren because I suck at making these sorts of things; I was gonna copy and paste- not good). Enjoy!
How cool is that? So go ahead and enter below, and if you don't have a blogger profile with an email address that I can easily see, please include your email address in your comment. Good luck to all!
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