Cover Reveal: OPEN ROAD SUMMER by Emery Lord + Giveaway (US/Canada)
Guys, this cover today is soooo PRETTYPRETTY. You know I'm a sucker for gorgeous lighting on a cover and this one is simply breathtaking. Major props to the cover designer of OPEN ROAD SUMMER by Emery Lord.
But before I show you what I'm talking about, here's a message from Emery:
Happy Monday, YABC-ers! I'm Emery, and I’m so excited to share the cover of my first book with you! I always love reading fun facts about how a cover comes to life, so I came bearing a little behind-the-scenes look about the process with OPEN ROAD SUMMER:
Many book covers evolve over several drafts, and I’m always interested to see the earliest ideas. But, in this case of OPEN ROAD SUMMER, the cover has actually been the same all along. My editor, Mary Kate Castellani, was hoping for, in her words: a glowy, romantic, sunlit atmosphere in a photo of a young couple in love. Designer Regina Flath immediately thought of Beth Retro, a photographer whose gorgeous portfolio had been on their radar for a while. Regina paired the photograph with fresh, simple title type, and voila! Here's what Mary Kate said about sharing the first design Regina created: “There wasn’t a person—in marketing, sales or anywhere—who disagreed that this cover was perfect. It’s a rare occasion that we get the cover right on the first try, but everyone agreed that this was ‘the one!’”
Let’s just say the story itself went through a *few* more revisions than that :)
Another fun fact? The gorgeous photo on the cover of Trish Doller's WHERE THE STARS STILL SHINE (out in October) is also from photographer Beth Retro!
I feel so insanely lucky to have a book on the receiving end of such a beautiful cover. Hope you like it as much as I do! (Or, I mean, almost as much as I do. I may or may not have made it my phone background.)
~ Emery Lord
Are you guys ready to see the glowy, romantic, sunlit couple in love?
Here it is!
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I told you it was PRETTYPRETTY. In addition to the gorgeous colors and light, we've got a swoony kiss, and a sweet beach cruiser with a basket?! I want to be in this story now.
About the Book
After breaking up with her bad-news boyfriend, Reagan O’Neill is ready to leave her rebellious ways behind. . . and her best friend, country superstar Lilah Montgomery, is nursing a broken heart of her own. Fortunately, Lilah’s 24-city tour is about to kick off, offering a perfect opportunity for a girls-only summer of break-up ballads and healing hearts. But when Matt Finch joins the tour as its opening act, his boy-next-door charm proves difficult for Reagan to resist, despite her vow to live a drama-free existence. This summer, Reagan and Lilah will navigate the ups and downs of fame and friendship as they come to see that giving your heart to the right person is always a risk worth taking. A fresh new voice in contemporary romance, Emery Lord’s gorgeous writing hits all the right notes.
About the Author
Emery Lord lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, with one piano, one ukulele, one husband, and two rescue dogs. She spends her time impulse shopping, laughing so loudly with her friends that other people in the restaurant shoot them dirty looks, and staying up too late reading. OPEN ROAD SUMMER, out in April of 2014 with Walker/Bloomsbury, is her first novel.
One lucky US/Canada winner will receive a copy of OPEN ROAD SUMMER once copies have been printed.
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I think this is one of the more gorgeous covers I have seen this year. Not to mention, the synopsis is intriguing. I am already pumped for this book!
I love the cover! And I've been crazy excited to read OPEN ROAD SUMMER since I came across it on Goodreads. Congrats, Emery!