Wednesday, July 18, 2012

BROKEN Cover Reveal!

Okay, so today I have a very special feature for you. A.E. Rought's cover for BROKEN, which will be released from Strange Chemistry in January 2013.

So without further adieu...

Oooh, see the iron work in the O? I like that. 
About BROKEN: A string of suspicious deaths near a small Michigan town ends with a fall that claims the life of Emma Gentry’s boyfriend, Daniel. Emma is broken, a hollow shell mechanically moving through her days. She and Daniel had been made for each other, complete only when they were together. Now she restlessly wanders the town in the late Fall gloom, haunting the cemetary and its white-marbled tombs, feeling Daniel everywhere, his spectre in the moonlight and the fog.

When she encounters newcomer Alex Franks, only son of a renowned widowed surgeon, she’s intrigued despite herself. He’s an enigma, melting into shadows, preferring to keep to himself. But he is as drawn to her as she is to him. He is strangely…familiar. From the way he knows how to open her locker when it sticks, to the nickname she shared only with Daniel, even his hazel eyes with brown flecks are just like Daniel’s. The closer they become, though, the more something inside her screams there’s something very wrong with Alex Franks.

And when Emma stumbles across a grotesque and terrifying menagerie of mangled but living animals within the walls of the Franks’ estate, creatures she surely knows must have died from their injuries, she knows.

And not only that, but you can read part of the first chapter of BROKEN today! There are 11 blogs participating in this cover reveal, and we all have a piece of the snippet.  Mine is below, and it's the fourth part.

GO HERE to start at the beginning and go through all 11 blogs to read the first chapter. You can GO HERE to read the piece that comes before this, and when you finish here, GO HERE to keep reading!

From BROKEN by A.E. Rought:
Shrinking deeper into my coat, I keep my eyes forward and hurry toward home. My loss bleeds out a little at a time through the mesh of the Memorial Garden’s fence, but it doesn’t mean I like walking by myself in the dark. I’m skilled at scaring myself with what I think might be watching me. Even now, I feel the weight of a stare on my back. At least, I think I do. Of course, when I was five I’d convinced myself there were monsters, too.

A ring from my pocket shatters the silent laughter of carved pumpkins and tacky plastic Halloween lawn ornaments. Letting out a little groan, I fish out my cell phone, and then squint at the screen.

Bree Ransom.

I click to accept the call, then hold it to my ear and try walking and talking without the tripping in the dark. “Hey, Bree, wassup?”
Remember, you can keep reading HERE.

Beautiful cover, no? Trust me, you want to read this book. January can't come fast enough. 



And I have answered some questions for Theresa today! Go check it out. Yesterday, I was spotlighted at Heise Reads & Recommends, so be sure to check that out too. 

22 comments:

MarcyKate said...

WOW, what a Gorgeous cover! Can't wait until it comes out - the blurb sounds fantastic, too!

Beth Overmyer said...

Awesome cover! Sounds like an interesting read. Will have to check it out when it releases.

SA Larsenッ said...

It's amazing, I know! But the story is even better. ;D

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Jemi Fraser said...

Spooky! Sounds like a great read :)

Liesel K Hill said...

Great cover! I've been hearing a lot about this book and can't wait to read it. BTW, posted a review of Possession on my musings blog today!

Slamdunk said...

Haunting feel with the cover.

I hope the book does well--it certainly has lots of blogger attention.

Peggy Eddleman said...

Beautiful AND fascinating! There's just so much to look at on it. I love it!

Laurel Garver said...

Sounds like an interesting new take on Frankenstein. Spooky and cool!

LM Preston said...

Oh I'm having a blast reading each snippet of Broken by A.E. Rought!!!

Theresa Milstein said...

This is one gorgeous cover and I'm already sucked in by the premise.

I'm happy to be hosting you today!

Heather said...

I'm seeing this all over the blogosphere today. It looks and sounds fabulous!

AE Rought said...

Thanks so much, ladies! Your comments really warm my heart. and a huge THANK YOU to you, Elana, for being part of the reveal, and the quote you gave BROKEN <3

Natalie Aguirre said...

Awesome cover. Since it's a small town Michigan tale and I'm from Michigan, I should check it out.

The Golden Eagle said...

That's an interesting cover! I love the font/gate across the top.

Great description in the excerpt.

Leigh Covington said...

Yes! Beautiful cover indeed. Sounds wonderful too! :D

Rebecca Taylor said...

I love the cover and the premise sounds fantastic!

DL Hammons said...

If the story comes close to matching the cover, she's got a hit on her hands!! :)

Kelly Hashway said...

I'm definitely looking forward to this one.

Julie Dao said...

I LOVE that title and how it's woven into the gate over the cemetery. So beautiful!

Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

Wowza!!!

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