It’s live!! Cover Reveal: Beyond the Red by Ava Jae + Giveaway (US Only)



Hello, YABCers!

Today we’re super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for BEYOND THE RED by Ava Jae, releasing March 2016 from Sky Pony Press. Before we get to the cover, here’s a note from Ava:

Hi YABCers! I’m so psyched to be here sharing the cover for my debut YA Sci-Fi BEYOND THE RED with you guys! 
Waiting to see what your cover will look like is half terrifying and half exciting, but I’m delighted with the result—it’s pretty amazing how close it is to the way I imagined it when we first came up with the title. I’m so grateful to the team over at Sky Pony for giving me such a beautifully colorful cover (seriously—I can’t get over those colors!). It makes me want to dye my hair to match, and I could stare at it all day. Actually I sort of do—it’s on my phone’s background. 😀
I hope you guys love it as much as I do!
~ Ava Jae (BEYOND THE RED, Sky Pony Press)




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by Ava Jae
Release date: March 2016
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
ISBN: 9781634506441
About the Book
Alien queen Kora has a problem as vast as the endless crimson deserts. She’s the first female ruler of her territory in generations, but her people are rioting and call for her violent younger twin brother to take the throne. Despite assassination attempts, a mounting uprising of nomadic human rebels, and pressure to find a mate to help her rule, she’s determined to protect her people from her brother’s would-be tyrannical rule.
Eros is a rebel soldier hated by aliens and human alike for being a half-blood. Yet that doesn’t stop him from defending his people, at least until Kora’s soldiers raze his camp and take him captive. He’s given an ultimatum: be an enslaved bodyguard to Kora, or be executed for his true identity—a secret kept even from him.
When Kora and Eros are framed for the attempted assassination of her betrothed, they flee. Their only chance of survival is to turn themselves in to the high court, where revealing Eros’s secret could mean a swift public execution. But when they uncover a violent plot to end the human insurgency, they must find a way to work together to prevent genocide.

To learn more about this book and see our review, go HERE.


b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_2768.JPGAbout the Author

Ava is a YA and NA writer, an Assistant Editor at Entangled Publishing, and is represented by Louise Fury of The Bent Agency. Her YA Sci-Fi debut, BEYOND THE RED, is releasing March 2016 from Sky Pony Press. When she’s not writing about kissing, superpowers, explosions, and aliens, you can find her with her nose buried in a book, nerding out over the latest X-Men news, or hanging out on her social media sites.


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Giveaway Details

One winner will receive a signed ARC of BEYOND THE RED (when available) + a signed bookmark. 

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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39 thoughts on “It’s live!! Cover Reveal: Beyond the Red by Ava Jae + Giveaway (US Only)”

  1. Skylar L says:

    Cover goes great with the synopsis of the book!

  2. Savannah says:

    I absolutely love the cover. Purple and red? YES PLEASE!
    As for the synopsis…it excites me. I’m usually very hard to sell by a synopsis alone, but Ava’s has me wanting to read the book!

  3. I’m with Ava–I love the colors! And I’ve been dying to read it since I first heard about it. Congrats, Ava!

  4. Lola says:

    I’ve been following Ava her blog for a while now and I love how she writes, so I can’t wait to read this book by her! I think the cover is stunning and I lvoe the colours and how there is so much red in the cover, while the title also mentions red. I like it when the title and cover work together like that.

  5. CJ McGrone says:

    I just can’t wait for this book. The synopsis sounds completely different from what I usually read, yet I’ll be able to enjoy it. There aren’t enough words to describe the cover, I feel. It’s just reinforcing the hype for this book.

  6. Rachel Roth says:

    The cover is awesome and draws you right in!!! The synopsis sounds very interesting! Deffenetly something I would love to read!!

  7. McKenna Odom says:

    This cover is GORGEOUS! The colors remind me of a desert sunset. The synopsis is beyond intriguing. I am so excited to read this book!

  8. Shannon Mizikoski says:

    I LOOOOOVE the cover so much! The colors are so gorgeous, I will be needing this book on my shelf! And the plot sounds SO good too- intriguing AND unique. Cannot wait for this one!

  9. Heather says:

    I love reading Ava’s blog, so I’m so excited to see what’s inside her book. I love the cover; it kind of gives me a Sahara-Mars vibe, which makes me think of Cress—the red theme is pretty awesome. Actually, now that I’m taking another look at the cover, it’s a Sahara-Mars-Tattooine idea. Two suns. And if it isn’t a heretical statement, the synopsis sounds slightly more exciting than that of Star Wars. I look forward to reading it! 😀

  10. Alice Lionel says:

    I love the cover! It’s beautiful. I’m so excited for this!!!

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  12. Nasrin Rohim says:

    I am honestly so excited about this book! The synopsis sounds BOMB. I adore strong female characters and Kora seems so determined and amazing. The concept of them working together to prevent genocide is so appealing and I am so psyched. The cover itself is very beautiful. The colors go so well together. The colors and landscape set a mysterious sort of feel and I can’t help but want to stare at it for the longest time!

  13. emma says:

    it sounds (and looks) amazing! I can’t wait to pick up a copy 🙂

  14. Dianne B. says:

    The cover is absolutely breathtaking! The colors just go perfect with each other and draws you in to pick up the book instantly. The synopsis sounds very intriguing and I want to read it now. I have a huge feeling that I’m going to really enjoy this one.

  15. Okay, so, while filling out the Rafflecopter info, I accidentally just posted my name in the address portion!! On the second entry, I put the rest of the address in there. I hope it still counts!!

  16. Ellen Baldwin says:

    [i]The synopsis sounds BOMB.[/i]

    My thoughts exactly.

  17. Jessica Gunn says:

    This cover is BEAUTIFUL! So excited for this book! 🙂

  18. Jessica Gunn says:

    This cover is BEAUTIFUL! So excited for this book! 🙂

  19. sarah s says:

    I haven’t heard of this book yet, it sounds awesome. I can’t wait till it comes out and the cover really paints a picture on were the story takes place.

  20. Emily says:

    I love how the otherworldly coloring of the cover reflects the synopsis.

  21. Brianna says:

    Cover and synopsis= awesome!!!

  22. Emily S says:

    Looks like something I definitely want to read!!

  23. Kelly Kujawski says:

    The synopsis sounds AMAZING and the cover is BEAUTIFUL… red IS my favorite color 😉

  24. Nicole says:

    The cover
    Is stunning and the synopsis sounds fantastic! I hope to get
    My hands on this soon!

  25. laura L says:

    I love the colors of the cover and the idea of the story sounds like so much FUN!!! 🙂

  26. Monique Kovac says:

    The cover is absolutely breathtaking. The color combos are beautifully done and so original to any YA cover I’ve seen. The synopsis is intriguing while leaving enough mystery to keep me on my toes waiting for the release.

  27. Cindy says:

    I agree with Ava-the colors on the cover are gorgeous! The synopsis sounds really interesting… This book is definitely going on my TBR list.

  28. rebecca says:

    b e a u t i f u l:D;):p:)

  29. Brandy Frank says:

    LOVE the cover!! I’ve been excited for this book since Ava released the details and the synopsis wants me to read it even more 🙂

  30. Taylor says:

    I like the cover of this book! However, I feel as if it’s a little too simple for the synopsis of the book. Although many people “don’t judge a book by it’s cover”, I know a majority do, even if they don’t realize it. This cover intrigued me, but I definitely don’t think it would do the book, and it’s plot, justice.

    The synopsis, however, is a [i]very[/i] different story. Alien queen? A rebel soldier hated by both his people? This is undoubtedly a very unique plot that I’d like to review on. The framing of assassination? Hell yes, I would absolutely want a copy of this book in my hands. I think this book will be very promising. 😀

  31. Raven Watson says:

    This looks great. I came across this giveaway and the synopsis completely intrigued me. If I win I can’t wait to read, but if not i’ll still order the book most likely anyway.

  32. roxanne says:

    I love the cover and synopsis sounds great!!!

  33. Roula says:

    I love science fiction and I love YA – so this is literally the best of both worlds. The cover is reminiscent of the red planet Mars and is very indicative of the science fiction genre, and the colors give you a hint that it is YA, so I’d say yes the cover is perfect. Can’t wait to read the book!

  34. asgasg says:

    The book is really intriguing and the synopsis sounds really good.

  35. Stacy says:

    I love the cover, it makes me think of another planet, which makes me excited to read the story. I have been desperate for a good YA sci-fi novel!

  36. Karen Mikusak says:

    Love the cover, great synopsis.

  37. Sam Taylor says:

    That cover is stunning. I love the warm, rich colors. I’d hang this on my writing office wall. And while I’m only starting to get into YA science fiction, this synopsis definitely has captured my interest. I’m super excited for this book to come out!

  38. Ashley White says:

    Sounds like an awesome book. And the cover is GORGEOUS!

  39. I am so excited to be able to order this book!!! The cover art is rich and vibrant, and it will look great on my shelf at work and home. I hope that I win this book, because it is truly inhumane to make me wait until 2016 to read it. 🙂

    Sincerely, Congratulations Ava!!! You have worked so hard for this, and it looks fabulous!

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