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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

IWSG and Cover Reveal: YOU ARE MINE by Janeal Falor and a GIVEAWAY

Edited to add giveaway winners:
Amanda and Gina, Congrats!

Because of the cover reveal, I'll keep IWSG short today.
Current insecurities and voices I'm struggling to silence: I'll never sell a book, never finish another one and like it as much as LOVESENSE, and not trusting my choices.

What I'm doing about it: making myself write, even when it's hard to keep going, reminding myself that all first drafts are messy, and even 2nd and 3rd drafts are allowed to be that way, telling myself that I'm young, I have decades of writing ahead of me, if I keep going not only will I become a better writer, but one day I will see my name on a book cover.


Now for the Cover Reveal:D


Guys...remember the Keeping it Real post from last month and how fun Janeal was?
Well she wrote a book. A good one with some of that "rommance" she talked about, a girl completely out of her element, and a handsome stranger. I twisted Janeal's arm until she let me read an advanced copy during my road trip last week. It helps to have an Army Ranger for a little brother to show me some tricks;-) Yes, I am one lucky girl, both in my brother and in getting to read YOU ARE MINE. And while I don't want to give anything away know there're warlocks, magic, sisters (I love reading about sister relationships-I have 4 sisters), secret rituals, a seriously hot guy, and a dressmaker. Janeal even got me to care about a seamstress, guys, and not because of her daring patterns allowing women to dress themselves either. By chapter three I didn't want to put this fantasy down. And boy did I want to beat up her dad. I wanted to beat up a lot of people in this book, but I didn't want to destroy my kindle, or scare my family, but it wasn't easy:). YOU ARE MINE is a satisfying read and I'm glad to know she's working on the next book.

Are you ready for the cover?

Here it comes
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Isn't Serena a knockout? I can't help but stare at her eyes-I see both beauty and pain in them.

Publication date: May 6th 2013
Genre: YA Fantasy


Synopsis:

Serena knows a few simple things. She will always be owned by a warlock. She will never have freedom. She will always do what her warlock wishes, regardless of how inane, frivolous, or cruel it is. And if she doesn’t follow the rules, she will be tarnished. Spelled to be bald, inked, and barren for the rest of her life– worth less than the shadow she casts.

Then her ownership is won by a barbarian from another country. With the uncertainty that comes from belonging to a new warlock, Serena questions if being tarnished is really worse than being owned by a barbarian, and tempts fate by breaking the rules. When he looks the other way instead of punishing her, she discovers a new world. The more she ventures into the forbidden, the more she learns of love and a freedom just out of reach. Serena longs for both. But in a society where women are only ever property, hoping for more could be deadly.


Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17406760-you-are-mine?ac=1

Giveaway:

Janeal is giving away one ebook copy and I am as well. All you need to do is leave a comment. I'll randomly pick 2 winners on May 10th and the ebooks will be delivered the week of May 20th.
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Janeal Falor lives in Utah where she’s finally managed to live in the same house for more than five years. In her spare time she reads books like they’re nuts covered in caramel and chocolate, cooks whatever strikes her fancy, and enjoys the outdoors. Her husband and three children try to keep up with her overactive imagination. Usually they settle for having dinner on the table, even if she’s still going on about the voices in her head.


Author links:
Website / Goodreads / Twitter

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22 comments:

  1. I feel the same thing about writing. I've been working on one manuscript for about 10 years.

    Love the cover. I'll let someone else win because I have too many books to read right now.

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    1. Thanks Natalie, both for your encouragement and your consistent commenting on the blog. It means a lot. Maybe this book you're cooking is the next Gone With the Wind. Margaret Mitchell spent 10+ years writing it, if I remember correctly.

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  2. Sounds like a cool book! And that cover rocks :)

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  3. I love the cover and can relate to your longing to have your own name on a cover. Soon!

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    1. Thank you for the encouragement. I'm working forward one day at a time:) I appreciate you stopping by.

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  4. Beautiful review and cover. I know Janeal and would love to read this.

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  5. You'll sell a book. Because you are amazing and awesome and your story telling skills are amazing and awesome.

    Love love love that cover. It would definitely make me want to pick up the book.

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  6. Yes, you will see your name on the cover of a book some day, Robin. And I'll be the first in line to have you sign it!

    This cover is gorgeoso.

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    1. Thanks, Ilima-I'm holding you to that:)

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  7. That's a nice cover.
    And you'll do good not listening to those voices that say you won't sell a book. You just keep working for it.

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    1. Thanks Al! I'm working on keeping them in check:D Thanks for stopping by my blog. I always appreciate comments and meeting new-to-me bloggers.

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  8. Just started reading. To about ch. 5 or 6--can't remember. But I'm loving it so far.

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    1. Oh, you are one of the lucky ones. Did you have to arm wrestle Janeal for it as well? Enjoy!

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  9. I also took part in this cover reveal, the blurb is quite enticing. Don't worry Robin, you just have to keep writing.

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  10. I think that keep writing is the best cure to our insecurities. At first it feels like we'll never capture the sun in a jar ever again, but eventually things get better and our faith is restored. So keep going, don't stop believing in yourself, and never stop writing. =)

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  11. Lovely cover!

    And I am glad to know that you're digging into those messy drafts. They ARE allowed to be messy. I know people who show their agents everything from Day 1, but I never show my agent anything until I'm satisfied with it. I think the earliest draft I've ever given her is a Draft 4, but usually it's a Draft 5 before she sees it.

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  12. Good luck with the book. I hope it goes well. It looks like you're off to a great start!

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  13. That is an excellent cover! Good luck, and nice post.

    www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

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  14. Love the cover!

    Robin, those voices never go away. I'm trying to shut them up as I write this comment, because they're telling me that my editor is taking so long because she hates revisions I sent in, that I'll never get the book done, and will end up not publishing after all.

    Only thing to do is ignore them and write.

    Good luck!

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