Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Cover Reveal & Giveaway for A SLIVER OF STARDUST, by: Marissa Burt

**Update: Three winners for the ARC giveaway have been selected through rafflecopter's random number generator and notified. Thanks so much to all of you for reading Project Mayhem's blog and for entering the giveaway! I'll let you know of other ARC giveaways for A SLIVER OF STARDUST via my twitter or facebook page. Happy reading! M**

You Guys.

I am beyond excited to reveal the cover for my next book, A SLIVER OF STARDUST.
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Many, many thanks to the extremely talented people behind this gorgeous cover: to Jakob Eirich who created the jacket art, to David Coulson who did the lettering, and to Michelle Taormina who designed the jacket, and to everyone else on the Harper Team who continues to overwhelm me with their brilliant creative work.
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But wait! Before you see the cover, a little bit about the story from the jacket copy:

I am a gold lock.
I am a gold key.
However high and low you hunt,
You'll never find me.

Wren Matthews outgrew nursery rhymes a long time ago. Little did she know that songs of twinkling little stars and four-and-twenty blackbirds are the key to the ancient magic of stardust - a magic that only a few people can see and use. And Wren is one of them.

Wren has always preferred to stick to herself. But when she is invited to the faraway fortress where an ancient order has long studied and guarded the stardust, she doesn't hesitate to accept.

Soon Wren is swept up in strange dreams, buried secrets, and rumors that an old enemy is plotting his return. As she tries to master her new abilities, Wren only knows one thing for sure. there's magic in the world - and it's waiting for her.

In the stars, a world of wonder and
magic awaits...but it is in grave danger,
and only Wren can save it.

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And now...




And, because I want you to see how fantastic the back of the cover is:





Wow. I just can't stop gushing about it...prepare yourself for exclamation points! The aurora! The fantastic details! The glow of the lights in the Crooked House! The excitement on Wren's and Simon's faces! The shadows and spray of the water! The wingspan of Wren's falcon! I love Wren and Simon and their story so much and am so delighted that this cover captures the spirit of their adventure.

Count down the days with me until A SLIVER OF STARDUST will make its way into the hands of readers on October 20, or you can pre-order it now at Amazon!

But if you can't wait that long, enter below for a chance to win one of three ARCs that I'm giving away. Tweet or facebook about the giveaway every day from now until Friday 2/27 for more chances to win. This giveaway is open to US addresses only, and I'll send out the ARCs as soon as they become available.

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32 comments:

  1. Wow, this looks amazing! Can't wait to read it.

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    1. Thank you! I can't wait for you to read it, too! :)

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  2. This is easily one of the most beautiful MG covers of 2015! Congrats!

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    1. Thank you! I'm so delighted with it!

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  3. Looks beautiful and thrilling! So happy for you!

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  4. Amazing cover! Love watching how authors career evolve and grow.
    I love to support them whenever possible. I look forward to when I can share the cover for "GABRIEL." But you can chat/follow him (and his "Frenemy" Rum) on Twitter via @GabrielandRum

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    1. Thanks for cheering us on, Taurean! Glad for your contributions to the kidlit conversation. :)

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  5. Marissa, this is GORGEOUS! It must feel so fulfilling to be given a cover that you love just as much as your book. I can't wait to read your latest!

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  6. Beautiful! And I love the name Wren! It's one of my girl names ;) The whole description sounds intriguing. I have to read it!

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    1. Thanks, Bridget! And, yes! ha! I have long lists of unused girl names, too - which inevitably end up in my books. :)

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  7. It's gorgeous!!! Congrats!

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  8. Marissa, what an absolutely gorgeous cover! So fantastical and magical! Plus I love the story premise. Super congrats on this and can't wait for it to release!

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  9. Thank you, Donna! So excited for it to find its way into the hands of readers!

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  10. Wow. Just wow. I once tried to design a cover with one photo stretching cover to back, but never would've thought someone could do that AND the jacket flaps and pull it off so perfectly. Where both the whole panorama and cover crop have just the right composition and flow.

    Congrats!

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    1. Thank you! The design team at HarperCollins did such an amazing job!

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  11. Wonderful cover, I love how it stretching all the way around. And the details are gorgeous, that Crooked House and lights has me really curious. Congratulations.

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    1. Thank you, Brenda! Excited for you to read it!

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  12. Meek! This cover looks so gorgeous :D Excited about this new book of yours. <3

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    1. Thanks, Carina! Excited for you to read it! M

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  13. Wonderful cover! Congratulations! :) ~ Jess

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Thanks for adding to the mayhem!