Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for LOVESTRUCK by Kate Watson, releasing 04/02/2019 from Flux. Before we get to the reveal, here's a message from Kate:
Hi YABCers! When my editor, Kelsy, asked me for ideas about my cover, I was all over the place. Because Lovestruck is about an Erote (Cupid) on assignment from Mount Olympus, I knew I wanted an arrow and a heart somewhere on the cover. Obviously. But beyond that, I felt kind of stuck. The cover designer—Sarah Taplin, who is just a dream come true—came back with multiple different options. I liked each of them, and I gave Sarah feedback that I seriously doubted was even usable. We went back and forth about four times, and Sarah was so patient. She took feedback like “Can we make it more whimsical, but still flirty?” and translated it into these beautiful works of art that really captured the essence of the story. When I opened up the last iteration, I audibly gasped. It was just perfect.
The starry night sky features prominently in the story, and the shimmering, golden arrow is the weapon of choice for my main character, Kali. The constellation heart still makes me swoon. The cover is as fun, whimsical, and flirty as I could have wanted for a story about a goddess prepared to defy the Fates in the name of true love. I hope you love it as much as I do!
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Here it is!
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By: Kate Watson
Sixteen-year-old cupid-in-training Kali is in an Olympus-sized mountain of trouble. Rule number one in arrow-toting matchmaking: don't stick yourself. But accidents happen, and Kali instantly falls hard for her indie rock, bass-playing target, Benicio. The God of Love is going to kill her. Even if he is her dad.
Being the daughter of Eros isn't all it's cracked up to be. For one thing, a girl can get jaded when her parents have the most beautiful and fatalistic love story in history. For another, immortality royally sucks when the Oracle condemns you to eternity in the wrong profession. Do the Gods care that Kali wants to ditch the love stuff and be a muse? Nope.
To reclaim her heart and her destiny, Kali is left with no choice but to defy the Gods, tempt the Fates, date the mortal love of her life, and hope she doesn't lose her best friend, Hector, in the process.
Kate Watson is a young adult writer, wife, mother of three, and the tenth of 13 children. Originally from Canada, she attended college in the States and holds a BA in Philosophy from Brigham Young University. A lover of travel, speaking in accents, and experiencing new cultures, she has also lived in Israel, Brazil, and the American South, and she now calls Arizona home.
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