Cover Reveal: These Gentle Wounds by Helene Dunbar + Giveaway (International)
Ready for this week's cover reveal? You know we are!
Today we're revealing Helene Dunbar's THESE GENTLE WOUNDS, available May 2014 from Flux. But before we get to the goods, here's a message from Helene:
Hi YABC readers. I’m Helene and thanks for making the dream of sharing the cover for my debut book, THESE GENTLE WOUNDS, come true.
I’m one of those readers who picks things off the shelf based on the title and cover, so I have to admit to being nervous while I was waiting for my editor, Brian Farrey-Lutz, to send me samples of the direction in which he and the folks at Flux were heading.
But really, I think that’s been the easiest part of publishing so far! :) Brian sent me two images he’d come across to get my thoughts. I liked a first one a lot. But when I saw the second, my thoughts all consisted of “Yes, please! Yes, please! Yes, please!” I wrote a groveling email BEGGING him to use that image because it nailed EVERYTHING in my book. Vulnerability. Pain. Hope.
He suggested that I look around and send him images from other covers that spoke to me. Yeah, no. I looked through my many bookshelves and I have to admit that, at that moment, there wasn’t a single cover I loved as much as what he’d sent. The photo is by an amazing, young UK-based photographer named Oliver Charles (https://www.facebook.com/olivercharlesphoto), who is also the model and the design is by Kevin Brown.
Seriously, I can’t stop looking at it and I hope you like it, too.
~ Helene Dunbar
Are you guys ready to see it?
Here it is!
THESE GENTLE WOUNDS
About the Book
About the Author
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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?
I love the cover, the young man looks so intriguing! He appears sensitive yet emotionally withdrawn. I love the golden light with his red hair, and I love the idea of gentleness which is shown so well through this picture!
This sounds SO GOOD. I have a tiny feeling it might make me cry (Ha!), but you had me at hockey. And cute boy. And very serious bizness cover.