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It's live!! Cover Reveal: Zeroboxer by Fonda Lee + Giveaway (US/Canada)

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Hello, YABCers! Are you ready for another cover reveal?

Today we're super excited to reveal the cover for ZEROBOXER by Fonda Lee releasing April 8, 2015 from Flux/Llewellyn. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Fonda:

 

When my editor and I first started talking about ideas for the cover of ZEROBOXER, we bounced around a few exciting concepts. Should we try to reflect the action in the story with a futuristic fight image? Should we try for a classic sci­fi feel, with the main character, Carr, on a lunar landscape with the ubiquitous bright light shining down from space? Finally, we decided no, we wanted something DIFFERENT...something clean, dramatic, emblematic. The talented folks at Flux got to work, and I retreated into my author cave to bite my nails. When I saw the final cover, I may have let out a loud animal squeal from total eyeball orgasm. They nailed it, and I couldn’t be more psyched to share it with you.
 
~ Fonda Lee (ZEROBOXER, Flux/Llewellyn)
 

 

 

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Here it is!

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*** If you choose to share this image elsewhere, please include a courtesy link back to this page so others can enter Fonda's giveaway. Thank you! ***

 

 

ZEROBOXER

by Fonda Lee
Release date: April 8, 2015
Publisher: Flux/Llewellyn
ISBN-13: 9780738743387 
 

 

About the Book

Carr “the Raptor” Luka is an athletic phenom, a rising star in the weightless combat sport of zeroboxing. Training and competing aboard the lunar orbiting city­station of Valtego (where It’s More Fun on the Dark SideTM), all he’s ever wanted is to win the championship title.
 
His talent and marketability don’t go unnoticed by the top brass of the Zero Gravity Fighting Association. They assign him a brandhelm; after all, anyone who wants to be anyone needs a dedicated personal marketing strategist. Beautiful and ambitious, Risha is one of the genetically engineered Martian colonists that Earth dwellers view with resentment and suspicion. It isn’t long before she’s made Carr into a popular celebrity, and stolen his heart along the way.
 
But success could be the worst thing that happens to them. As his fame grows, Carr must come to terms with the fact that he’s become an inspirational hero on Earth, a once-­great planet now angry at falling into the shadow of its more prosperous colonies. When Carr learns of a far-reaching criminal scheme, he becomes the keeper of a devastating personal secret. Not only will his choices place into jeopardy everything he holds dear, they may spill the violence from the sports arena out into the solar system.
 

b2ap3_thumbnail_Fonda-Lee-author-photo.jpgAbout the Author

Fonda Lee is an science fiction and fantasy author and recovering corporate strategist who was born and raised in Calgary, Canada (land of hockey, rodeo, and oil reserves) and now lives with her family in Portland, Oregon (land of rain, hipsters, and Powell’s Books). When she is not writing she can be found training in kung fu or searching out tasty breakfasts.

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Giveaway Details

  • One winner will receive the ZEROBOXER PRIZE PACK, which includes: a signed copy of ZEROBOXER (when available), a DVD of Rocky, a DVD of Gattaca, and some mystery swag
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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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  • Guest
    Amy Tuesday, 08 April 2014

    I love the cover and I'm looking forward to learning more about Zeroboxing. Seems like it will be a very interesting book.

  • vanessa
    vanessa Tuesday, 08 April 2014

    Gorgeous! Inspiring as well! Great job! Keep up the good work!

  • SHALLEE MCARTHUR
    SHALLEE MCARTHUR Tuesday, 08 April 2014

    Fonda, I LOVE IT! I cannot, cannot wait to read this!

  • Susan T.
    Susan T. Tuesday, 08 April 2014

    I really love the cover and it sounds like an exciting and unique story!

  • Sarah Zane Kellar
    Sarah Zane Kellar Wednesday, 09 April 2014

    The Cover's nice and the book sounds amazing.

  • Agustina Gonzalez
    Agustina Gonzalez Wednesday, 09 April 2014

    the cover is amazing! I want to read it :D

  • Guest
    Natasha Wednesday, 09 April 2014

    I love the cover and it sounds amazing!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Alexa O
    Alexa O Thursday, 10 April 2014

    This cover is absolutely gorgeous and the book sounds awesome. Can't wait to read this :)

  • AvidAbbie
    AvidAbbie Friday, 11 April 2014

    Looks and sounds amazing!

  • L
    L Friday, 11 April 2014

    They're both interesting

  • Deanna Pina
    Deanna Pina Thursday, 17 April 2014

    The cover inspires curiosity.

  • Lisa Trinh
    Lisa Trinh Monday, 21 April 2014

    The cover looks interesting and the sypnosis sounds intriguing.

  • Janis
    Janis Tuesday, 22 April 2014

    Really like the cover:) The synopsis sounds like a sci/fi thriller and since I'm starting to get into this genre, I'd love to read it :)

  • Guest
    Daniel M Thursday, 24 April 2014

    great cover and liked the synopsis

  • Kim Heimbuch
    Kim Heimbuch Sunday, 27 April 2014

    This cover uses the less is more theory, which is something so many books in this genre often forget about. It is simple and uses great typography to grab a readers attention to want to be picked up and inquire to what the book is about. Definitely not a book you can easily pass by if this is your genre!

  • Guest
    Shauna Gonzales Monday, 28 April 2014

    The cover is eye-catching, and the story sounds intriguing! Congrats, Fonda!

  • Carol Riggs
    Carol Riggs Wednesday, 30 April 2014

    Such an AWESOME sci-fi cover. Love it, Fonda! And thanks to YA Book Central for hosting this giveaway. The summary sounds brilliant, can't wait to read it!!!

  • Guest
    Kiersi Wednesday, 30 April 2014

    Wah! This is so awesome-looking, Fonda! I think you really scored with Flux. A great cover, and wow, that blurb. I didn't know what your book was about and I'm stoked to read it now!

  • Guest
    Cathy Sturgeon Wednesday, 30 April 2014

    I can't wait to read it! It sounds amazing. The cover art is wonderful, too! I'm so excited for you, Fonda!

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