Monday, May 19, 2014

Stray Cover Reveal and Ebook Giveaway Winners!


This is a late cover reveal, but I wanted to make this special. I had the pleasure of reading Stray when it was in its early stages, and it rocked my fairytale bone. Now it's coming to a bookseller near you on October 7th! This book is going to hit the scene big when it comes out, and it's an honor to share this with you now. Click to enlarge!

Princess Aislynn knows all about the curse. Its magic is a part of her, like her awkward nose and thin fingers. It’s also something she can’t control. And girls who can’t control their abilities have a tendency to disappear. So for her own protection, Aislynn is sworn into the Order of Fairy Godmothers where she must spend the rest of her life chaste and devoted to serving another royal family.

Tasked with tending to the sweet, but sheltered Princess Linnea, Aislynn finds a reluctant friend in the palace gardener, Thackery, who makes no secret of his disdain for her former life. The more time they spend together, though, the more she begins to doubt the rules she has observed so obediently. As Aislynn’s feelings threaten to undo the sacred vows she has taken, she risks not only her own life but Linnea’s as well. With the princess engaged to a devoted follower of The Path, there are some who would do anything to keep Aislynn from straying.

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Elissa Sussman is a writer, a reader and a pumpkin pie eater. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, she currently lives in Los Angeles with her boyfriend and their rescue dog, Basil. STRAY is her first novel.

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I certainly look forward to reading this book again, just to see what Elissa and her editing team has done with revisions. Can't wait!

Now it's time for the ebooks giveaway winners from Friday's post:

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Congratulations! Contact me to claim your ebook. Happy reading!

That's all for now. I'll be on a hiatus for the week to catch up on some writing deadlines. Until next week, keep sailing that writing ship!

What do you think of Elissa's book? Does it sound like something you'd read? Ever swapped/critiqued manuscripts with someone? 

I'm David, and whatever you do, STRAY from the path ...

23 comments:

  1. The title font seems a little small on that cover. Makes me wonder how well it will appear in icon size. That's always a problem when designing covers; you want them to be legible on your Amazon page and the like.

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  2. Congratulations, Elissa and to the winners.
    Not a fairy tale reader, but that's all right.
    Odd, your post just now appeared in my Feedly reader...

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  3. Gorgeous cover. Sounds like a cool story too.

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  4. Congratulations to the winner. I agree with Pat in the title font seems a bit small.

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  5. Love that cover! I'm a sucker for fairy tale stories so I'm putting this on the list.

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  6. Congratulations to the winners! And to Elissa! Love the cover :)

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  7. Pretty cover :) And congrats to the winners!

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  8. Thanks! And that looks and sounds like a book to get for my Little Girl.

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  9. Good for Diane and Robin. I hope they enjoy their books.

    Swapping books for critiques is the only way to properly edit.

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  10. HI, David.

    Thanks for sharing this cover reveal... it is one of the most beautiful I've come across in a long time....

    The premise sounds right up my ally and I can't wait to get it when it comes out....

    All the best to Elissa!

    Good luck on the edits!

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  11. I like the sound of this, thanks for sharing. I look forward to its release later in the year.

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  12. First... how fun that you got to read this book before it got to its final stage. It will be so exciting for you to appreciate the changes that have happened since then. \

    Second, congrats to Elissa! This book looks great. I love the premise and the cover.

    Third, woohoo for me on winning an ebook! I have to leave in a few minutes for an appt but I wrote down your email address and will email you when I get back. Congrats to the other winners, too:)

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  13. That is a really great cover!

    www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

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  14. Wow, the cover for Stray is so stunning, and that summary has reeled me in, as well!

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  15. Stray sounds great! Congratulations to the winners!

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  16. Ooh that sounds like a great read, I'm off to add it to my Goodreads list!

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  17. Congrats to Elissa! Sounds like a great read and I LOVE the cover! Looking forward to its debut!

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  18. Congrats tot he winners! And that book cover is BE-AUT-IFUL!!!! Love it!

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  19. I LOVE this cover! Totally draws you in...makes you look...is intriguing. The body language makes me wonder and love the blue...I would definitely pick this one up just based on the fabulous cover art...great job...love it...but I already said that! I will put this on my list and look forward to its release. In fact I will go to Amazon right now and put it in my cart...if it is listed there yet. Thanks!

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  20. Oh it sounds great and I love meeting new authors. Congratulations to Elissa.

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  21. that sounds like a great read! love the cover, too

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