Today we are thrilled to host the exclusive cover reveal of DEFIANCE by C.J. Redwine.
First, here's a note from C.J.:
Hi, YABC! I'm thrilled to be here today to reveal my cover. My name is C.J. Redwine, and I wrote a book called DEFIANCE. It wasn't actually called DEFIANCE at first, because while I can write a good book, I apparently can't come up with good titles. Thank goodness for editors! Along with my lack of title skills, I lack the ability to draw, paint, or even take a good photograph. My creativity? Strictly words. (As long as those words aren't TITLE words.) So when my editor told me the design team at Balzer+Bray was working on my cover, I had no idea what to expect. My vague, cover-ish ideas where something along the lines of "everything should be on fire!!!" Which is striking, of course, but not altogether helpful in getting across the heart of the story. Thankfully, the team at Balzer+Bray are experts at this sort of thing. When I first saw my cover? I wanted to lick my computer screen. I will not blame you if you want to do the same.
Are you ready to lick your screen? I know I am!
Introducing DEFIANCE, coming this August!
Isn't it gorgeous? Here is the official description straight from the jacket flap:
Within the walls of Baalboden, beneath the shadow of the city’s brutal leader, Rachel Adams has a secret. While other girls sew dresses, host dinner parties, and obey their male Protectors, Rachel knows how to survive in the wilderness and deftly wield a sword. When her father, Jared, fails to return from a courier mission and is declared dead, the Commander assigns Rachel a new Protector, her father’s apprentice, Logan—the same boy Rachel declared her love for two years ago, and the same boy who handed her heart right back to her. Left with nothing but fierce belief in her father’s survival, Rachel decides to escape and find him herself. But treason against the Commander carries a heavy price, and what awaits her in the Wasteland could destroy her.
At nineteen, Logan McEntire is many things. Orphan. Outcast. Inventor. As apprentice to the city’s top courier, Logan is focused on learning his trade so he can escape the tyranny of Baalboden. But his plan never included being responsible for his mentor’s impulsive daughter. Logan is determined to protect her, but when his escape plan goes wrong and Rachel pays the price, he realizes he has more at stake than disappointing Jared.
As Rachel and Logan battle their way through the Wasteland, stalked by a monster that can’t be killed and an army of assassins out for blood, they discover romance, heartbreak, and a truth that will incite a war decades in the making.
Doesn't that sound amazing? You'll defintely want to put this one on your to-read list. Better yet, head to these retailers to pre-order your copy:
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