I can't tell you how excited I was as I watched the cover come together. The image of the girl, alone, is perfection. Why? Well, here's what JO's all about.
I'm so excited for y'all to read this book. I seriously can't wait.
Jolene Hall is dead – sort of. She can walk, think and talk, but her heart doesn't beat and her lungs stopped breathing ages ago. Her body’s a mosaic of jagged wounds and stapled flesh.
Jolene Hall has a choice: turn herself in to the authorities, led by a suspiciously handsome police officer, or team up with her roommate Lucy and her boyfriend Eli to find a way to save herself. To Jo, the choice is clear. She’d like to know who turned her into a monster, and she’d like to live to see another sunrise.
But that choice has drastic repercussions.
On a trip deep into the snowy White Mountains, to a hidden laboratory filled with danger and cadavers, Jo and Lucy find more reanimated girls. Part body, part machine, run by batteries and electricity, these girls are killers, created by a shadowy Order with a penchant for chaos…and murder.
To make matters worse, a photo on a wall of victims reveals Lucy is next in line to be "recruited” into this army of beautiful, walking corpses.
When Jo’s physical condition takes a turn for the irreparable, and the Order kidnaps those she loves most, she must sacrifice herself to save them all.
Which brings me to....A CONTEST!
I want to get this book into your hands as soon as possible. As such, here's what I can offer:
- One (1) winner will receive a signed copy of my advance proof paperback. This will be the copy of the book in which I do my final read-through before I approve everything for publication. I will mail you my copy, and I will sign it. Inside, it may have my notes/changes/corrections, depending on what I find. So that's kind of cool.
- Two (2) winners will receive advance Kindle e-copies copies of JO. You'll get to read it before you can buy it. Like, a month before you can buy it.
So...how do you enter?
Well, all small-press and indie authors struggle with one thing: getting the word out about their books. It's tough, it really is. The market's glutted with new books every single day. Word-of-mouth is the single most effective marketing tool we have.
So to enter this contest, for which there are THREE AWESOME PRIZES, all you have to do is share the news about JO on social media. Tweet or share on Facebook a link to this post, and then email me and let me know (or link to it in the comments here). Add JO to your To Read shelf on Goodreads and tell me about it. Email all your friends and 'cc me. Help me spread the word about JO, and remember to tell me when you do! Each time you share is an additional entry into the contest, so share often! I'll pick random winners using a random number generator on Monday, 8/4, so you have all weekend to play!
(And if you don't win, have no fear! JO releases on September 1!!!!!)
Thanks so much for reading and playing, and I hope you love JO as much as I do.
P.S. Look for JO all over the internet today. I've got some friends sharing the cover, and I'll link to their posts throughout the day. So don't forget to drop by and check out THEIR sites and books as well!
And the WINNERS are!!!!!! (As selected at random from a couple dozen entries...)
GRAND PRIZE winner of my own marked up copy of the Advance Proof paperback copy of JO: Katrina Robin!
TWO FIRST PLACE winners of advance ebook copies of JO (pdf or MOBI, whatever is better for you): Lewis Simper and Linda Rodriguez!
I'll reach out to y'all to make sure you get your copies! Thanks to everyone for playing!