Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Uprising Cover Reveal

It's my pleasure to be a part of Jessica Therrien's Cover Reveal for book two in her Children of the Gods series, Uprising. I have been patiently waiting for it, after reading and loving book one Oppression. It will be released in paperback and Ebook by ZOVA books, February 19, 2013. So, here it is... Yay!


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Teaser:
We left everything but the weapons. Clothes, food, toothpaste. There wasn’t time for things that weren’t essential to escape. The five of us went on foot in a direction that was meaningless to me. I had never seen what was outside of the edges of the safe haven, not since I’d been here.
When Mac stopped abruptly after our fifteen-minute trek into the woods, we all froze at once, bodies poised and ready to attack, eyes searching for threats.
“We’re here,” Mac announced. “What should we expect Marcus?”
I had never heard Dr. Nickel called by his first name, and it made me realize he wasn’t as untouchable as I had imagined. Just because he was here, didn’t mean we were safe.
            “I don’t know,” he answered. “Maybe an army, maybe nothing. Depends on where they are.”
            “Everyone best get down on the ground just in case,” Mac decided with a nod. “Weapons ready.”
            As I lay belly down in the dirt, I noticed Dr. Nickel pull a gun from his belt, and my stomach gave a heave.
“When I remove the haven walls, there will be a van. Everyone get in back. If anything goes wrong…” Mac paused, uncomfortable at the thought. “It’s been nice knowin’ ya.”

Jessica Therrien is the author of the young adult paranormal fiction series Children of the Gods. Book one in the series, Oppression, was published by ZOVA Books in February of 2012 and became a Barnes & Noble best-seller shortly after its release. The second book in the series, Uprising, will be available in February of 2013.

Aside from her Children of the Gods series, Jessica’s work can also be found in a published collection of flash fiction stories called Campaigner Challenges 2011.Out of over 350 submissions her story, The Soulless, won first place for people’s choice and fourth place in the judging round of Rachael Harrie’s Writing Campaign Challenge. Her story, Savedis also available as part of the anthology.

Jessica spent most of her life in the small town of Chilcoot, California, high up in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. In this town of nearly 100 residents, with no street lights or grocery stores, there was little to do but find ways to be creative. Her mother, the local English teacher, inspired her to do all things artistic, and ultimately instilled in her a love for language.

In 2003, Jessica attended California State University Long Beach where her passion for language found her studying Chinese, and in 2005 she moved to Taiwan to study abroad. From 2005 to 2006 Jessica was fully immersed in the Chinese language as she attended National Taiwan University, and in 2008 she graduated from San Diego State University magna cum laude.

Jessica currently lives in Chula Vista with her husband and is working on book three in her Children of the Godsseries.

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BOOK ONE BLURB & COVER:
Elyse knows what it means to keep a secret. She's been keeping secrets her whole life. Two, actually. First, that she ages five times slower than the average person, so that while she looks eighteen years old, she's closer to eighty. Second, that her blood has a mysterious power to heal. For Elyse, these things don't make her special. They make life dangerous. After the death of her parents, she's been careful to keep her secret as closely guarded as possible. Now, only one other person in the world knows about her age and ability. Or so she thinks. Elyse is not the only one keeping secrets. There are others like her all over the world, descendants of the very people the Greeks considered gods. She is one of them, and they have been waiting for her for a long time. Among so many of her kind, she should not be very remarkable--except for the prophecy. Some believe she will put an end to traditions, safeguarded by violence, which have oppressed her people for centuries. Others are determined to keep her from doing just that. But for Elyse, the game is just beginning--and she's not entirely willing to play by their rules.

What do you think of the cover? Have you read Oppression? Planning on reading Uprising?

On a side note... This Friday is the year anniversary of my first blog post. Can you believe I've been blogging for a year? I would just like to say thank you for your support and comments over the past year. Thank you!!! Here's a cupcake for you. 
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13 comments:

Melissa Bradley said...

The cover is gorgeous and this sounds like a story I'm going to have to get ASAP.

Congrats on one year! Here's to many, many more. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Her cover rocks!

Jessica Therrien said...

Weird. For some reason I can't see the cover, but I guess others can. Thank you so much for taking part today, Jessica!

Jessica Salyer said...

Melissa- Thanks! It's a great book.

Alex- I think so too.

Jessica- I think I fixed it. Congrats on your cover reveal. It looks great!

J. A. Bennett said...

The cupcakes are divine! Congrats on your 1 year! I saw this cover earlier today, love it! I'll probably read it since I really liked the first one :)

Morgan said...

Ohhhhh... I like the excerpt... It takes a lot for me to get into a short blurb, but I felt it. I still need to read Jessica's work! Can't believe I haven't yet... Grrr... on my to do list...

And yes, awesome cover! :D

Jessica Therrien said...

Thanks for the comments everyone! Happy 1-year Jessica :)

Donna L Martin said...

Greetings!

I'm hopping over from GUTGAA and have decided to start visiting some of the blogs early. Nice to meet you and you have a lovely blog!

Donna L Martin
www.donnalmartin.com
www.donasdays.blogspot.com

Nick Wilford said...

Great cover, excerpt, and cupcakes! Congrats to Jessica, and for your blogiversary. :)

Kendra503 said...

A book that has to do with Greek mythology? COUNT ME IN.

The very last picture is making me ridiculously hungry.

The covers are beautifuuul too <3

Matthew MacNish said...

I've seen these in a few other places, but they're both awesome, and gorgeous - just like the two Jessicas!

Jemi Fraser said...

Cover is gorgeous! And the books sound so good! :)

city said...

thanks for posting.