{Official Cover Reveal & Giveaway} TAKING BACK FOREVER by Karen Amanda Hooper

12:00 PM Posted by Bonnie @ A Backwards Story

Karen Amanda Hooper, author of TANGLED TIDES and GRASPING AT ETERNITY, is sharing her newest cover today. The sequel to GRASPING AT ETERNITY, Book 2 of The Kindrily series, is titled TAKING BACK FOREVER.
Karen and her cover designer, Alexandra Shostak, have worked side by side to create the TAKING BACK FOREVER cover. After lots of hard work (and a lot of love) here it is…

by Karen Amanda Hooper

Want to know more? Here’s a summary of TAKING BACK FOREVER:

Forever is worth the fight.
Maryah erased all memory of her past lives, but she couldn’t erase her soul mate Nathan, or his undying love. Now, Maryah and Nathan have a second chance at a future together, but first Maryah must remember the person she used to be and embrace her supernatural gifts—more than one kindrily member’s life depends on it.
Maryah’s power is Harmony’s best hope of finding her kidnapped soul mate, Gregory. But Harmony isn’t big on asking anyone for help, and she’s tired of waiting, so she’s taking matters into her own hands. Heaven help anyone who stands in her way.
To celebrate, Karen and Alexandra are giving away signed paperbacks of Grasping at Eternity. (Signed by Karen AND Alexandra!)
Contest is open internationally!

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Alexandra Shostak is a writer of dark and fantastical things, mostly meant for teenagers. She is a freelance cover designer, and is available to do covers and interior artwork directly for authors. She is also a former Irish dancer, a guitar player, and the person who can get you through the zombie apocalypse without getting bitten.If you’re especially worried about the zombie apocalypse, you can find her in one of these places:
or on Twitter as @a_shostak
Karen was born and bred in Baltimore, frolicked and froze in Colorado for a couple of years, and is currently sunning and splashing around Florida with her two beloved dogs. She's addicted to coffee, chocolate, and complicated happily-ever-afters. Due to her strong Disney upbringing, she still believes in fairytales and will forever sprinkle magic throughout all of her novels.
Twitter: @karen_hooper

What are your thoughts on Karen Amanda Hooper's latest cover?

Official Featured Fierce Reads Blogger 10/20!

11:45 AM Posted by Bonnie @ A Backwards Story

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This Saturday, Macmillan is sending its quarterly Fierce Reads tour my way!  Not only that, but they've been kind enough to ask my personal blog A Backwards Story to be the Featured Blogger at the event! 
I'll be live tweeting from the event as @abackwardsstory (so long as I can get onto the wi-fi without a library card because I won't be in my own township) and posting a wrap-up either Saturday night or Sunday morning along with an exclusive interview AND a giveaway of six autographed books from Macmillan and attending authors Gennifer Albin (CREWEL), Leigh Bardugo (SHADOW AND BONE), Caragh M. O'Brien (The Birthmarked Trilogy), and Marie Rutkoski (THE SHADOW SOCIETY, The Kronos Chronicles Trilogy)!  I'm hoping to also pick up some fun swag to give away as well!
Make sure to check back this weekend for all the details!
If you have any burning questions you'd like to ask any/all of these authors, please leave them in a comment below and I'll ask them on Saturday!
I'll be reviewing (and in one case, re-posting a review) each of the Fierce Reads authors this week, so look forward to reviews on the books all week long!
Yesterday also marked the Book Day of two of the authors, CREWEL by Gennifer Albin and THE SHADOW SOCIETY by Marie Rutkoski. 
I've read both of these and they're both great reads, so check them out.   ....And, of course, enter to win them this weekend!
I'll be reviewing both of these novels this week, so look forward to it!
And while, sadly, Fierce Reads author Marissa Meyer won't be at Saturday's event (Woe, I tell you, woe!!!), her debut novel CINDER was just listed as one of YALSA's 2012 Teens' Top Ten Books! (Along with heavyweight authors John Green, Sarah Dessen, and Meg Cabot, plus many more talented authors!  I love so many books on this list!)
For anyone who has yet to learn about the fabulousness that is CINDER (and what are you waiting for?  Run.  Now!), check out my review from earlier this year, along with an interview with Macmillan cover designer Rich Deas!