Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Today, Do Something You'll REGRET

Dude, there are no words for this, and I think it fits nicely with the Insecure Writer's Support Group going on today (and every first Wednesday of the month). 

Covers can be controversial. Putting your writing out there for others to read can be enough to make you curl into the corner and rock yourself into a coma.

But there is a cover and a story, so I'll just lay it out for you.


About REGRET: Set in the world of Possession and Surrender, this riveting, original eBook reveals pieces of Jag’s mysterious past and the inner workings of the Resistance.

When Jag, the leader of the Resistance, goes missing during a mission, Indy feels like her heart might break. But as Jag’s second in command, she must put her feelings for him aside and take charge. With Jag in the Thinkers’ hands, the Resistance needs Indy’s smart strategy and calm leadership now more than ever. Indy knows that wherever Jag is, he’s counting on her to continue the fight.

But then Jag returns . . . with a girl named Vi.

Indy doesn’t know who this new girl is, or what she has to do with Jag’s disappearance, but she can see the way Jag looks at Vi, and it makes Indy’s heart stop cold. Now that Jag has returned with a new girl at his side, does Indy even have a place in the Resistance?

This eBook-exclusive story includes special excerpts from both Possession and Surrender.

That's right! I wrote that story, and you can read it on April 24! It's only available in digital format, and you can pre-order for your Kindle here and for your Nook here.
(You don't have to buy a Kindle or Nook. You can download free apps for your phone, computer, or tablet. Kindle here and Nook here.)

Order today... I promise you won't REGRET it!

Also, because I can't help myself, I have to do an amazing giveaway to go along with this announcement. I have two of these, and you could win one...


I'm using Rafflecopter to collect entries, so you can do any of the following:
1. Pre-order REGRET (10 entries) Link here and here.
2. Like REGRET on Amazon (1 entry) Link here.
3. Like POSSESSION on Amazon (1 entry) Link here.
4. Like SURRENDER on Amazon (1 entry) Link here.
5. Tweet this blog post (1 entry) Click here.
6. Like the Possession by Elana Johnson fanpage on Facebook (1 entry)

7. Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)

Enter below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Enter for the next 48 hours only; contest closes at midnight Thursday.

Now, seriously. I didn't think I could ever love a cover as much as the butterfly in ice. But this? THIS? Yeah, I love this. (Insecure writer begone!) What do you think?


Ahh! Look at them together. *faints*

82 comments:

Leigh Ann said...

Ohhh my goodness. That's definitely the saddest cover of all of them. And I love the green - kind of gives the whole thing an ironic feeling of Spring. Beautiful!

Thanks for the giveaway! I'm crossing my fingers.

Theresa Milstein said...

That's really exciting, Elana. You're building a Possession EMPIRE!

Theresa Milstein said...

That's really exciting, Elana. You're building a Possession EMPIRE!

Richard said...

I think they're quiet covers: they attract your attention without shouting. I like them. Very clean and thoughtful.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I don't think anyone will Regret that! Thanks for joining the IWSG.

Veray said...

The cover is beautiful. I can't wait to read it!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Awesome cover. So fits with your book. Can't wait to read this. And it'll come out 10 days after my daughter's birthday. So she'll have one present because I don't know what to get her.

Kelly Hashway said...

Love the cover! Green is my favorite color and butterflies are just awesomely beautiful. Congrats!

storyqueen said...

This is just the coolest idea ever!

Well done, you!

Shelley

Tasha Seegmiller said...

Butterfly in barbed wire - AMAZING!

Sara B. Larson said...

I love that cover!! How exciting, I can't wait to read both REGRET and SURRENDER! Elana, you rock!

Shannon said...

Love the cover, but then I love all of the covers for the series. Oh, and I can't wait to read SURRENDER.

laurajmoss said...

Gorgeous cover! But sad.

Jessica Dunlow said...

I really like the cover for REGRET! It is a great middle piece between POSSESSION and SURRENDER.

Will definitely be reading and reviewing REGRET for my blog, A Midsummer Night's Read! (http://amidnightsummersread.blogspot.com)

ladyjadis said...

Super super awesome!!!! I can't wait to read it!

Julie Daines said...

I love the covers of all your books. And of course I pre-ordered, because I'm that cool.

Angela Brown said...

Seeing all three covers side by side is just a beautiful thing. The symbolism in their simplicity leaps off each one.

REGRET sounds like something I wouldn't regret getting and reading.

Sarah Ahiers said...

I have to say, i think of all your covers (which are all AMAZING, imop) the Regret cover is my fav. I just really love the barbed wire

Debz said...

Those covers together are GORGEOUS! Can't wait to read Regret & Surrender!

Donna K. Weaver said...

Ooo . . . great lead in. I've preordered it and liked all over the place. =D

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I'm adding this to my list. I'm guessing it's okay to read before Surrender. :D

Ghenet Myrthil said...

Congrats! Your covers look beautiful together. You should have them framed on your wall!

Claire Hennessy said...

I love all the covers - so simple and striking. The blurb sounds great too. On my TBR pile :)

Kayeleen Hamblin said...

I'm glad you have these short stories to tide us over until Surrender comes out. Yay!

FragmentsofInk said...

I can't wait for this one!

CuteMcGinn said...

I'm LOVING the cover of "Regret" ! It was the cover that originally compelled me to read "Possession"... because I am a huge sucker for awesome covers. I can't wait to read "Surrender"!

Riv Re said...

I love that cover! It's a butterfly on an electrical wire! (I know, I'm Mrs. Subtle.) It's so pretty and I feel like it fits in perfectly with the whole "something free is trapped" theme. =D

Alice said...

Regret sounds tempting.

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L.T. Elliot said...

Ooh. Jag returns WITH Vi? I must have that!

Emily V. said...

Very pretty cover. It really stands out between Possession and Surrender! Looking forward to reading! Thanks for the giveaway!

Claire Dawn said...

So that's why Indy was all weird! More of my beloved, Jag. Colour me happy. (Not much to say on the cover. Totes not a visual person. Sowwy. :( )

PS, I clicked Preordered in the contest thingie, but Amazon isn't showing a pre-order button at the moment.

Christina Lee said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!! Green, my fave color *pets poor stuck butterfly*

Carol Riggs said...

THAT is a very powerful image, the butterfly on barbed wire. Excellent! I love it. :)

Stacy Henrie said...

Love the cover of Regret. And the description! Sounds like a must read.

Nicole Zoltack said...

Beautiful cover! It's just haunting.

Leslie Rose said...

Wow that cover sparks a thousand thoughts in my head. Powerful.

SA Larsenッ said...

I just about cried when I saw all three covers together!! Gorgeous. Thrilled for you.

Ems said...

I think it fits in perfectly with the other two! Can't wait to read it. Preordered!

ilima said...

I love the cover. I want to read Surrender SO BAD.

Zoe Z. said...

I love it it deff fits in with the story and the series. And I'm so excited!! Eep. If there was a camera on me right now you would see me jumping around my room... Lol

Shari Green said...

LOVE the cover for REGRET -- so striking!

Jemi Fraser said...

You really lucked out in the cover department! :)

Amazon won't let me pre-order the story ('cause they apparently don't like Canada...) but I'm hoping you get lots of preorders!

Vivien said...

I think the cover is bloody brilliant!!! Really fabulous :D

Jean Oram said...

Click to Tweet didn't work for me. :( Bummer.

I love the idea of the insecure writers. We all have our moments, don't we?

Gorgeous cover, Elana. I hope the books do well for you!

Melissa J. Cunningham said...

LOVE the cover! Count my in!

Karen said...

Woohoo!! Cover looks great! :)

Susanne Drazic said...

CONGRATS! Great cover!

arianasaga said...

OMG THIS IS SO AWESOME!!!
LOVE THE COVER AND CAN'T WAIT TO READ SURRENDER ^_^

Juana Andrade said...

I like the cover it is eye catching :)

Baggins said...

It's a beautiful cover - all of them are. They say so much!

Unfortunately I'm unable to preorder Regret - the Amazon page simply says Currenty Not Available. Is it only availabe to US readers maybe? Either way, I will keep an eye out and order it when I can!

Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

Jill D. said...

I love the new cover. It's sad but it looks great with the set. I can't wait to read it, and surrender! Good job!!!

Carrie Bastyr said...

Gorgeous cover and I can't wait to read!

ansindt said...

I love the cover...it shows something delicate on the verge of danger!

ansindt@hotmail.com

Creepy Query Girl said...

Oooh, sounds awesome! What a great aspect to write a story from and you can't beat a love triangle for intrigue!

Heather said...

I'm so excited for this! Pre-ordered! And I love the cover, sad and foreboding, perfect!

Alden said...

Congratulations on the series. I look forward to reading them!

Mary Aalgaard, Play off the Page said...

My word for the year is Dare. I accept your challenge to do something I regret. Who knows, it will likely lead to something I don't regret at all. What is the opposite of regret? Embrace? Celebrate? Yay, I'll take that. Love seeing all your success. You certainly have worked hard for it!

Play off the Page

Jessie Humphries said...

I have a deathly fear of barbed wire. It's a Jack Handy story of why, but I won't bore you. Yes, awesome cover. It's inspires both fear and beauty! :)

Cait Peterson said...

Such gorgeous covers... and so much heartbreak. But hey, I'll take the heartbreak any day! Congrats on Regret ;)

Kelly Polark said...

Very cool contest, Elana!
And the covers are beautiful!!

Jenny S. Morris said...

All sorts of awesome. I can't wait to get Regret on my phone. Woohoo.

JenniferK said...

The cover is very powerful. I can't wait until it comes out.

tigresa555 said...

Oh my gosh i love the regret cover the green is nice with the beautiful purple butterfly

Laura said...

I love the Posession and Surrender covers, but the Regret one is kind of unsettling. Something about a butterfly strung up on barbed wire...
Not that I don't like it! I do...its just eerie, yet beautiful.

Amy McBay said...

Gorgeous covers and cant wait to read regret and surrender!!!

Lisa said...

I think it is perfect!

Michelle Walkenhorst said...

The covers are beautiful!

Beneath the Moon and Stars said...

I love the cover I think it goes great with the rest of them! I can't wait to read it :)

Vivian said...

I am truly enjoying the breadth of the Possession world that you've given us. Thanks!

lisseth said...

OH.MY.GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love all the book covers, there simple yet AMAZING! I love the concept of the butterfly on all the covers. It means freedom yet if captured it's caged. Just like the story & characters in the book. Would love to get an ARC of Surrender to read & eventually review for my blog.Thanks for this great opportunity!

lisseth @read-a-holicz.blogspot.com

Valia Lind said...

LOVE it!!!

Lydia Kang said...

Those covers are so gorgeous! Yay, another Possession book!!!!

Cassie said...

This all seems so cool. I did a review for possession for girl works magazine. I think it did pretty good :). I love the color schemes, they just make it all come together :D. I have a kobo, will any of the links let me get regret for the kobo?

Michelle said...

Better tell DR. JAY.
Better tell DJUND.
Better tell DJ-69.
Better tell JOHNEYALEXANDER .
They got BURCUS.
They got SCHERA.
They got NYMENTST .
And when they got NYMENST , they got it all.
" CREACREA"- DICHATIL- TELLEDATE - SYSDY .
The movie changes names for only those who helped.
See you in Cannes- 2014.
" Kansas Kings".
" Kansas Kings".
" Kansas Kings".

Cassie said...

The review hasn't been published yet tho :(

Anna said...

Love it, it fits perfectly with the new covers!!!

peachandblue2(at)aol(dot)com

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Beautiful covers, Elana! I can't wait to buy a copy of y0our next book. I don't have an ereader, so I'm a bit bummed out about Regret. Maybe I can get my hubby to download it on his ipad.

Megs said...

I adored this book: Possession!! I adore the book covers too! The coloring and simple yet intriguing design reeled me in to picking it up to begin with! Totally smitten with the characters..... had withdraws once finished!!! CAN NOT WAIT for Surrender!!! I know she'll remember ;) Ooooo!! Please, please, please.... send this homeschooling momma a Pretty!!! Ughhh, it'd make my year or years!! ;) LOL!! P.S. I've never gotten a tattoo... but that lil hummingbird is calling for me to take it on permanetly!!!

I'm crossing my fingers for good news!!!! :D

Love,
Megs

Giselle from Book Nerd said...

I am loving the cover. I love all the covers since they're so simple. I can't wait to see them in person. I also really love the typeface.

Kelly Polark said...

Crap! I missed it! I came back to do the rafflecopter because I didnt have time yesterday. Boo!
But I'm sure I'll be reading it this year anyway!
Congrats to the ARC winners!!

Rachel Morgan said...

Aw, poor Indy...
But your covers look so pretty all lined up together!

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