It’s live!! Cover Reveal: Nirvana by J.R. Stewart + Giveaway (US/Canada)



Happy September, YABC!

Today we’re super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for NIRVANA by J.R. Stewart, releasing November 10, 2015 from Blue Moon Publishers. Before we get to the cover, here’s a note from J.R.:

Testing 1-2-3. Ha, tech-joke. Welcome! I’m author and virtual reality expert J.R. Stewart and I’m pleased to present the cover for my upcoming dystopian novel, Nirvana.
A few days ago, I was told that I was going to be doing a “reveal” and I nearly had a stroke. I do not believe in revealing anything as I am still working on a number of secret corporate and government virtual reality projects – my true identity could be compromised and we wouldn’t want that, would we? However, doing a cover reveal for my debut book, Nirvana, is something I can get behind. I begin writing this book nearly 5 years ago and I knew it needed a special cover – something that would grab a reader’s attention – because the story presented in this book is closer to reality than some may think. When I first saw the cover, I nearly cried. It’s everything an author could have hoped for. I want to thank the talented staff at Blue Moon Publishers and my marketing team at DigiWriting for collaborating on this masterpiece.

~ J.R. Stewart (NIRVANA, Blue Moon Publishers)




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by J.R. Stewart
Release date: November 10, 2015
Publisher: Blue Moon Publishers
ISBN: 9780993639777
About the Book
When the real world is emptied of all that you love, how can you keep yourself from dependence on the virtual?
Larissa lives in a world where the real and the virtual intermingle. After the supposed death of her soul mate, Andrew, Larissa is able to find solace by escaping to Nirvana, a virtual world where anything is possible – even visits with Andrew. Although Larissa knows that these meetings are not real, she cannot shake her suspicion that Andrew is indeed alive. When she begins an investigation of the Hexagon, the very institution that she has been taught to trust, Larissa uncovers much more than she ever expected. Her biggest challenge, however, remains determining what is real – and what is virtual.
Nirvana is a fast-paced page-turning young adult novel combining elements of the romance, mystery, and science fiction genres. Part of a three-part series, this book introduces readers to a heroine who refuses to give up on the man she loves, even if it means taking on an entire government to do so. As the lines between the real and virtual worlds begin to blur, Larissa and the reader realize that all is not as it seems, and the complex mystery only deepens.


About the Author

J.R. Stewart has worked on many government and corporate projects throughout a prolific IT academic and consulting career and has become one of North America’s foremost experts on virtual reality. After having worked on advanced “VR” technologies for over a decade, Stewart grew concerned about the implications of this work and the possible psychological effects that it may have on its users. In 2010, Stewart considered publishing a revealing account of the advances being made regarding this technology, but was concerned about the implications that a tell-all book may have on career prospects. The next year, writing under a protective pseudonym, Stewart began work on the speculative “Nirvana” series instead. Finally ready for publication, these novels present a story that is closer to reality than you may assume.


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Giveaway Details

Five winners will each receive a signed copy of NIRVANA. 

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22 thoughts on “It’s live!! Cover Reveal: Nirvana by J.R. Stewart + Giveaway (US/Canada)”

  1. Jamie Zakian says:

    This cover is beautiful, I love it. Nirvana sounds amazing! I can’t wait until November so I can read it.

  2. Shannon Mizikoski says:

    This cover is GORGEOUS. It caught my eye immediately! The synopsis sounds so unique and intriguing as well- I love how the romance and sci-fi are combined!

  3. Danae Summers says:

    I think the cover is beautiful. Covers always make me want to read a book and this cover has got me hook, links, and sinker. That’s how the saying goes right?

  4. Susan T. says:

    The cover is haunting and beautiful! I’m really excited that this is about virtual reality since I think it is going to become a real issue in our lifetime!

  5. Emily says:

    The cover is beautiful and the story sounds very original!

  6. Karen Woodard says:

    Both are very very interesting!!

  7. Carolina Voight says:

    The cover page was what caught my attention to this book. It screams loss and drama, and hopefully action. Those were my first thoughts. When I read what this book summarized, I knew I had to read this, so much is happening and I just love romances that are difficult to maintain. Nirvana is a great name, and it helps define the stroy for me since Nirvana is a calm state. Plus, a virtual reality is really what every reader has, isn’t it?

  8. Interesting…but what is up with that girl?

  9. Megan Elaine Flanagan says:

    Adore the cover… Can’t wait to dive into this one!

  10. bn100 says:

    nice cover

  11. Vivien says:

    The cover is just so creepy and wonderful at the same time.

  12. BookFanatic says:

    The cover is gorgeous!

  13. Stacy says:

    The cover is pretty, I love the shades of blues and greens. As for the synopsis, it looks like it could be an interesting series.

  14. JackieS says:

    Is she floating? Is she suspended in midair? Can’t wait to find out! Dystopians are my favorite genre.

  15. Kari Wallman says:

    Cover looks fantastic! Can’t wait to read this!

  16. shelby says:

    The cover is absolutely gorgeous. The colors flow so well together and it really caught my attention!

  17. Marisa says:

    The synopsis was very informational about the book and it really made me want to read it. Also the cover was so beautiful and really went together with the synopsis, and the colors were beautiful.

  18. Linda Romer says:

    Nirvana sounds great! I would love to read this book. The cover is absolutely amazing! I love it. Thank you

  19. rebecca says:

    its so captivating:D

  20. Jessica fox says:

    I think the cover is very eye catching and definitely has a unique look to it.

  21. Jinkee says:

    The cover is interesting and pretty. However, I don’t like seeing the rib bones of the girl, because she looks anorexic but maybe that has something to do with the story.

  22. Karen Mikusak says:

    The synopsis sounds interesting and I love the colors on the cover. But why does the girl look anorexic?

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