I am SO excited to be involved in my very first cover reveal on my blog today in connection Ink Slinger PR and the amazing YA author, Katie McGarry. Something about doing a cover reveal makes me very much like a ~proper~ book blogger. Like I have really made it now.
It makes it even more exciting that it is for an author like Katie who I absolutely adore! Say You’ll Remember Me is the last book of hers that I read, and it is definitely one of my favourites ever. Not only does she write in my favourite genre, YA romance, but her writing is also up there with the best. Her more recent book covers are definitely nicer than the older ones, but that often happens with authors when budgets get bigger I suppose.
And then we have ONLY A BREATH APART. It is just SO PRETTY. Look at those colours, the font, the composition. Then imagine holding the hardback in your hands. Amazing.
Now, a little bit about the book itself.
Jesse dreams of working the land that’s been in his family forever. But he’s cursed to lose everything he loves the most.
Scarlett is desperate to escape her “charmed” life. But leaving a small town is easier said than done.
Despite their history of heartbreak, when Jesse sees a way they can work together to each get what they want, Scarlett can’t say no. Each midnight meeting between Jesse and Scarlett will push them to confront their secrets and their feelings for each other.
Swoon. Scarlett seems like a character I will relate to a lot, coming from a small town myself and my own fair share of dramas, just like the next person. As painful as it is to be waiting till NEXT YEAR for this book, I am positive it will be worth the wait.
Something else which every book lover should know – and if you dont, I’m about to tell you – is the importance of pre-ordering books before their release date.
It not only tells the publisher and booksellers how popular the book is going to be, it also therefore allows for a bigger print run. The pre-order numbers represent the potential that the book has for its success. Pre-orders also count for initial first-week sales (as far as I know) helping the book achieve a space in bestseller lists. Retailers may increase their initial orders when they see pre-order sales, and we are all for making authors more money I am sure!! Writing a book is such a time-consuming activity, and the authors we love deserve to get some appreciation for their hard work. There is really no better way to support your favourite authors than by pre-ordering their books, so here are some links we you can pre-order Only a Breath Apart.
More about Katie McGarry:
Katie McGarry was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan.
Katie is the author of full length YA novels, PUSHING THE LIMITS, DARE YOU TO, CRASH INTO YOU, TAKE ME ON, BREAKING THE RULES, and NOWHERE BUT HERE and the e-novellas, CROSSING THE LINE and RED AT NIGHT. Her debut YA novel, PUSHING THE LIMITS was a 2012 Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction, a RT Magazine’s 2012 Reviewer;s Choice Awards Nominee for Young Adult Contemporary Novel, a double Rita Finalist, and a 2013 YALSA Top Ten Teen Pick. DARE YOU TO was also a Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction and won RT Magazine’s Reviewer’s Choice Best Book Award for Young Adult Contemporary fiction in 2013.
A huge thank you to Ink Slinger PR for the opportunity to take part in this cover reveal. I’ll definitely be pre-ordering Katie’s new book myself, and urging everyone to do the same! Make sure to add it to your Goodreads list here so you can’t forget about it (as if you could).
Here’s to all the future exciting things this blog will bring ♥