Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Cover Reveal for AE Rought's BROKEN!!

It is my pleasure to welcome all of you, especially those who've followed AE's amazing cover reveal from JA Sounders blog, where a snippet of BROKEN'S chapter one was released! The next segment of Chapter One has been included at the bottom of this post, so keep reading.


AE is not only an amazing writer, but she's also one of my Oasis for YA sisters, dear friend, and mentor. I'm SO excited to hop back into blogging from my summer break to be a part of this reveal! The book is scheduled for release January 2013, simultaneously in paper and ebook formats.
Imagine a modern spin on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein where a young couple’s undying love and the grief of a father pushed beyond sanity could spell the destruction of them all. 

Fills me with an eerie, romantic
vibe. GORGEOUS!!!
A string of suspicious deaths near a small Michigan town ends with a fall that claims the life of Emma Gentry’s boyfriend, Daniel. Emma is broken, a hollow shell mechanically moving through her days. She and Daniel had been made for each other, complete only when they were together. Now she restlessly wanders the town in the late Fall gloom, haunting the cemetary and its white-marbled tombs, feeling Daniel everywhere, his spectre in the moonlight and the fog.

When she encounters newcomer Alex Franks, only son of a renowned widowed surgeon, she’s intrigued despite herself. He’s an enigma, melting into shadows, preferring to keep to himself. But he is as drawn to her as she is to him. He is strangely…familiar. From the way he knows how to open her locker when it sticks, to the nickname she shared only with Daniel, even his hazel eyes with brown flecks are just like Daniel’s. The closer they become, though, the more something inside her screams there’s something very wrong with Alex Franks.


And when Emma stumbles across a grotesque and terrifying menagerie of mangled but living animals within the walls of the Franks’ estate, creatures she surely knows must have died from their injuries, she knows.


Continuing snippet of BROKEN'S first chapter starts BELOW...

Bree may be my best friend, but she will never let me forget my walking, talking, tripping over a fire hydrant incident of last year. To return the favor, I often remind her of her Orange Kool-aid hair dying event.

A branch swings in  sudden breeze and knocks the phone out of my hand. Spitting swear words, I squint at the ground, covered with a layer of gold, browns and red. It didn’t hit the sidewalk—no horrid crack followed the fall. My backpack slides to the ground when I bend down, scoping the yard to either side. Then, I see the faint glow of the screen display reflecting from the underside of an oak leaf.

The screen goes dark before I can grab it, and I fumble in the leaf litter through another string of cuss words before wrapping my fingers around the hard plastic case.

Standing, I feel the same heavy stare wash across my face like a warm damp cloth. Prickles crawl over my skin, my scalp tightens, and I’m sure if I could see myself, the blue of my eyes would be swallowed by my pupils. I spin slowly, taking in every inch of Seventh Street and its shadows. Comfortable two-story houses, some with open porches, most with narrow siding and painted trim. Grinning pumpkins, a skeleton in the Miller’s yard, Mrs. Jones’ witch-in-a-tree…        

For the next segment in Chapter One, hop over to Nikki Katz's site!! 

24 comments:

  1. AE is everywhere! Wonderful to see her book launched. Congrats.

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  2. Wow, the book summary gave me shivers! It sounds fantastic and I love the excerpt (and the cover too!). Thanks for sharing :)

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  3. Nice cover. And great blurb. It's got my attention.

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  4. well, after reading that snippet - not to mention the amazing cover!!! - I'll be adding this to my TBR list. Thank you Sheri :)

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  5. So excited to read as much of the coming book, Broken by AE Rought as possible. Where can I get my hands on that ARC!

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  6. What an interesting twist on an old concept, love this idea! Chilling excerpt too!

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  7. Wow! Broken sounds amazing! And I love that cover. I've never been much of a Frankenstein fan, but I really like the setup of this story. It's on my TBR! Best of luck to AE! Hi, Sheri! *waves* :o) <3

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  8. Oh wow -- a gorgeous cover and a brilliant premise! I'll be putting this one on my TBR pile!

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  9. Thank you so much, ladies!! and a super special huge THANK YOU to you, Sheri. Tireless supporter and friend. <3

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  10. Nice. I love the reds and whites. Spooky. =)

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  11. Awesome cover. Since I'm from Michigan I'll have to check out her book.

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  12. I've seen that cover all over today...and it catches my eye every time! :)

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  13. Wow, that cover IS beautiful! Congratulations!!!

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  14. Great excerpt! Makes me want to find out what the fire-hydrant tripping episode was! And I loved this: "my eyes would be swallowed by my pupils"

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  15. Wow. Broken really sounds like a thrilling read. Congrats to AE!

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  16. That cover is gorgeous. And a modern spin on Frankenstein? I loved that classic and I'm interested in this.

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  17. wow! That cover is divine! Congratulations to AE.

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  18. Beautiful cover and very cool concept. I will definitely be placing this on my TBR list. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and supporting Ann!!

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  19. Oh, this book sounds so good. Can't wait to read it!

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  20. Haven't gotten to this one yet but it sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing it! :D

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