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It's live!! Cover Reveal: Essence by Lisa Ann O'Kane + Giveaway (US only)

It's live!! Cover Reveal: Essence by Lisa Ann O'Kane + Giveaway (US only)

 

We have a new cover reveal for you today, YABCers!

Today we're super excited to reveal the cover for ESSENCE by Lisa Ann O'Kane releasing June 3, 2014 from Strange Chemistry. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Lisa:

 

Hi YABC, and thank you so much for hosting the cover reveal for my debut YA near-future thriller, ESSENCE! This novel was inspired by the summer I spent living and working in Yosemite National Park, and I couldn’t be more thrilled with the sense of place my finished artwork conveys.
 
When I first signed my contract with Strange Chemistry, Amanda Rutter and her team graciously asked me what I would like to see on ESSENCE’s cover. I started throwing out random ideas, never dreaming anyone was actually listening. My fabulous cover artist, Rebecca Lown, surprised me by fulfilling—and improving—every single request. To say this is the cover of my dreams would be a huge understatement, so MANY thanks to my team for making this happen. I hope you guys like the cover as much as I do!
 
~ Lisa Ann O'Kane (ESSENCE, Strange Chemistry)
 

 

 

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Here it is!

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ESSENCE

by Lisa Ann O'Kane
Release date: June 3, 2014
Publisher: Strange Chemistry
ISBN-13: 9781783450114 (US Paperback), 9781783450107 (UK Paperback), 9781783450121 (E-Book)

 

About the Book

Neutrality is the key to longevity.
 
This motto has governed 17-year-old Autumn’s life in the mid-21st-century Centrist cult, which believes that expressing emotions leads to Essence drain and premature death.
 
But Autumn’s younger brother’s death casts her faith into question. While sprinting through a park in violation of Centrist teachings, she encounters Ryder Stone, an Outsider who claims Essence drain is nothing more than a Centrist scare tactic. She agrees to join his Community, a utopia of adrenaline junkies living in the abandoned remains of Yosemite National Park.
 
Autumn learns about sex, drugs, and living life to the fullest. But as she discovers dark secrets beneath the Community’s perfect exterior, she realizes that this illusion of paradise could be shattered…
 

b2ap3_thumbnail_LisaAnnOKane.jpgAbout the Author

Lisa Ann O’Kane is a wildlife educator and former vagabond who once camped out in Yosemite National Park for an entire summer, an experience that inspired her debut novel ESSENCE.

She currently resides in Florida, and she is now a huge fan of shooting stars, indoor plumbing and keeping both her feet planted firmly on the trail.
 

 

 

 

Giveaway Details

One winner will receive a signed ARC of ESSENCE (when available), a handmade Yosemite National Park vintage map pendant (circa 1942), and a commemorative Yosemite button

Entering is simple, just fill out the entry form below. Winners will be announced on this site and in our monthly newsletter (sign up now!) within 30 days after the giveaway ends.

During each giveaway, we ask entrants a question pertaining to the book. Here is the question they'll be answering in the comments below for extra entries:

What do you think about the cover and synopsis?

 

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Comments 28

Guest - Sarah Ahiers on Thursday, 13 March 2014 12:19

Woo! I cannot wait to get my copy of this book! And i love the cover, especially the mountain in the background

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Woo! I cannot wait to get my copy of this book! And i love the cover, especially the mountain in the background
Guest - Amy on Thursday, 13 March 2014 12:37

The cover is gorgeous! I love the synopsis , I've never read a cult book before.

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The cover is gorgeous! I love the synopsis , I've never read a cult book before.
Guest - C on Thursday, 13 March 2014 13:15

ADORE this cover.
Makes me nervous just looking at it!!

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ADORE this cover. Makes me nervous just looking at it!!
Molly on Thursday, 13 March 2014 13:49

Seems cool!

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Seems cool!
Amber on Thursday, 13 March 2014 14:16

I absolutely love the cover art and the synopsis, I can't wait to read this book!

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I absolutely love the cover art and the synopsis, I can't wait to read this book!
Lisa Ann O'Kane on Thursday, 13 March 2014 14:22

Thank you so much for hosting this reveal, YABC! I am so excited to get this cover out into the world, and I am honored to be included in your community! A fabulous day, for sure! :)

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Thank you so much for hosting this reveal, YABC! I am so excited to get this cover out into the world, and I am honored to be included in your community! A fabulous day, for sure! :)
Guest - Judy Bordignon on Thursday, 13 March 2014 14:26

well done...the first of many for Lisa O'Kane :)

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well done...the first of many for Lisa O'Kane :)
Cindy Harmon on Thursday, 13 March 2014 14:32

I love the cover and the summary!

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I love the cover and the summary!
Carole Adamczyk on Thursday, 13 March 2014 14:32

Great cover!!!

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Great cover!!!
Guest - rene zimbelman on Thursday, 13 March 2014 14:38

compelling cover! can't wait to read!!

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compelling cover! can't wait to read!!
Guest - Beth Christopher on Thursday, 13 March 2014 15:31

Simply gorgeous cover! What a stunner. I love the tagline, too. So excited!

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Simply gorgeous cover! What a stunner. I love the tagline, too. So excited!
Guest - Tammy O'Kane on Thursday, 13 March 2014 15:58

Loved the cover of this book!!! So proud of this book!!

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Loved the cover of this book!!! So proud of this book!!
Donna Perugini on Thursday, 13 March 2014 16:58

Cover art draws you in and gives you an idea of how the heroine walks a small thin rope over a vast canyon of harm. Well done.

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Cover art draws you in and gives you an idea of how the heroine walks a small thin rope over a vast canyon of harm. Well done.
Guest - alexis radovich on Thursday, 13 March 2014 18:33

So excited for this book to come out. I love the cover art

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So excited for this book to come out. I love the cover art
Guest - Shallee on Thursday, 13 March 2014 20:31

Love it, love it, love it! Yay, Lisa!

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Love it, love it, love it! Yay, Lisa!
Guest - Shana Laflin on Thursday, 13 March 2014 21:19

So excited that this book is finally being released!!

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So excited that this book is finally being released!!
Guest - Sherrill on Thursday, 13 March 2014 21:31

I would LOVE to read this book!! And the COVER is spectacular!

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I would LOVE to read this book!! And the COVER is spectacular!
Rachel Patrick on Thursday, 13 March 2014 21:49

Ahhh, I'm so excited for this! I haven't read many cult-esque books, but I want to, and this one sounds great! And I'm totally digging the cover! Congrats, Lisa! Also, I have a thing for maps, and I reaaally want that map pendant!

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Ahhh, I'm so excited for this! I haven't read many cult-esque books, but I want to, and this one sounds great! And I'm totally digging the cover! Congrats, Lisa! Also, I have a thing for maps, and I reaaally want that map pendant!
Vivien on Thursday, 13 March 2014 22:15

Oh I adore the cover! Sounds fabulous.

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Oh I adore the cover! Sounds fabulous.
Guest - A.G. Howard on Thursday, 13 March 2014 22:43

Adore this cover, love this author, and can't wait to read the book!

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Adore this cover, love this author, and can't wait to read the book!

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