Wednesday, October 2, 2013

MOONLESS COVER REVEAL and Giveaway

Friendlies! It's that time again.

Writerly Wednesdays here are dedicated to readers and writersIf you've published anything for Young Adults, check out the tab up there.

And now, it's time to announce the winner of Mara Valderran's Heirs of War. She shared with us two truths and one lie. Those who guessed correctly were entered into a random drawing for the win. 

The options were: 


1. If she could go back in time, she would meet Audrey Hepburn.
2. There's something weird growing in the back of her car.
3. Her name is actually Mara Valderran.

And the lie is: 

#3, Mara Valderran is actually a pen name. Dun, dun dun! 

Way to guess those of you who got it right! You are officially human lie detectors. And the winner is: 

...DRUM ROLL...


Congrats, Michelle! 


And now for my big reveal... 

*bouncing up and down* 


Squee!!!!

Idn't it beee-u-tee-ful?

And because I'm in a particularly giddy mood, I'm going to give one pre-release ebook to the lucky winner of this week's game. As usual, those who guess the lie in the comments below will be entered into a random drawing for the win. 

The blurb: Alexia’s nightmares become reality: a dead baron, red-eyed wraiths, and forbidden love with a man hunted by these creatures. After an attack close to home, Alexia realizes she cannot keep one foot in her old life and one in this new world. To protect her family she must either be sold into a loveless marriage, or escape with her beloved and risk becoming one of the Soulless. 

MOONLESS is Jane Eyre meets Supernatural.

TRUTH OR LIE

1. I have repelled into, crawled through or camped overnight in several different caves.
2. I helped build a raft to float across a glacier lake in the Wind River Mountains.
3. I hiked Zions National Park with my new husband while two months pregnant.  

Okay human lie detectors, which is the lie? 

And LASTLY (because that wasn't nearly enough awesome in one post...) M. Pax is hosting a 

SUPERSTUPENDOUSAWESOMESAUCE

event. (And if you could read that, you deserve a prize. Here's your badge of cheese.)


Sign up now for these special events to WIN amazing prizes: 

Jousting Tournament
Masquerade Parade
Artists Way (for illustrators/graphic artists)
Stage Performance
Dragon Hunt
Stockade Brigade
Castle Jumble
Drench-a-Wench/Soak-a-Bloke
and 
Phasers

Sponsors are welcome, and the events are going to be EPIC. Go reserve your place now, and mark your calendars! 

NOW, who can guess my fib-let? 

141 comments:

  1. That really is a great cover! Congratulations!

    And I'm going with #2 as the lie.

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  2. Yay! So excited for you! Love the cover! I'm gonna say #2 is the lie. Congratulations again.

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  3. LOVE your cover! I'm going with number three as the lie. I think you were more than two months pregnant.

    I once went tent camping with my husband and our (then) three kids when I was eight months pregnant. I've never been camping again. Hmm. I wonder if there's a correlation. ;)

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    1. Eight months preggers and camping? Whew! Now that's courage!

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  4. Such a beautiful cover! Congrats!

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  5. Okay, #2 is the lie. No rafting on Glacier Lake... Secondly, what a gorgeous cover you've got there!!!!

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  6. Congrats!!! The cover is awesome!!! I'm going with #1 as the lie...although I feel like I should know this without having to guess. Dang it!!

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    1. LOL. If it's any comfort, even family members might have a difficult time figuring out this one. *wicked grin* (Not my hubby, of course.)

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  7. Love the cover!

    I'm picking #2 as the lie :)

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  8. Fantastic cover. Congratulations!!!

    I'm also picking #2 as the lie. Looking forward to Mary's Realms Faire, what a great event.

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    1. The Faire really is going to be something, eh? I think it's one of the most awesome ideas I've stumbled across in the bloggy writing world.

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  9. You already know how I feel about your cover. *sniffles. GORGEOUS!

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  10. It really is such a GREAT cover! I'm so happy to have shared in the reveal andi'm psyched for thetour next month!

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  11. Congratulations, Crystal! I've seen your cover all over this morning. And welcome to the IWSG.

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  12. Fiblet is so cute. Wish I had thought of that one. Love, love your cover Crystal!! Congratulations.Caves? Building a raft? Hiking while prego? What are you the next Hemingway? LOL

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    1. Hemingway! LOL. I wish. I guess that's what happens when your father is a Scout Master of nearly 30 years.

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  13. Oh, I so want to read 'Moonless'. I'm gonna go with #2 .

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  14. Congratulations on your reveal, Crystal. See you at The Write Game soon! Beautiful cover.I'm back from my much needed break. Great to be here again.

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    1. Oh, I'm so glad you're back and hope things are so much more settled. =)

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  15. Congrats!! The cover looks fantastic. And I am not at all a human lie detector... but I'l still guess :) #2!

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    1. Well, there's only one way to become a human lie detector, and that's by practice, eh? ;)

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  16. Crystal, congratulations on your reveal! It's beautiful ;)

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  17. Ooo! Look at that gorgeous cover. I like!!! Congrats. :) The insides sound really good too!

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  18. Congratulations! The cover is beautiful, stunning, awesome~! You go girl!

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    1. Three compliments rolled into one--thank you so much, Joylene.

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  19. Love the cover and your blurb. So excited for you!

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  20. Crystal, the book looks amazing! I'm so happy for you!

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  21. Congrats! The cover is amazing.

    I guess the lie is number 3.

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  22. All the very best with Moonless, it looks sensational! I'm going to say number 2 is the lie.

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  23. I'm going with #2 and Moonless cover is amazing! I want to get to know that girl.

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  24. bah
    It ate my comment. :(
    It's trying to keep me from guessing!
    Which is #2. Because.

    I like the cover!

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    1. Ooh! The cosmic forces of the blogosphere are combining against you! ;)

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  25. I love, love, love the cover!!!! Nice! :) All your truths or lies seem fairly plausible. I will pick #2 as the lie...seems like the least likely- i guess.

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    1. Fairly plausible, but are they probably? ;)

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  26. Congratulations on your gorgeous cover!!!
    And ... #2 is the lie? I'm hesitant to pick that one, because it seems so crazy it might just be true!

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  27. Fabulous cover!!
    And I think #2 is the lie, not because you couldn't do it, but because the opportunity hasn't presented itself! (but really, I don't know)
    :)

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  28. That is a gorgeous cover, no wonder you're giddy! =)

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    1. Giddy for gorgeous, eh? Hey, that could be a book title.

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  29. Hi Crystal .. thanks for coming over and saying hi - good to be here too. Love the cover .. but it has to be #1 ... just has to be - instinct selected that one .. and everyone else is going with #2 .. and they can't all be right!

    Great cover and good luck with Moonless .. cheers Hilary

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  30. OMGosh, I love your cover! It's so beautiful and eye-catching!

    I'm going for #2 also.

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  31. I'm going with #2 - mostly 'cause I don't really understand it.

    Your cover is gorgeous! And the story sounds like is right up my alley. I also love the look of your site. Great header!

    Oh, and I was happy to see a bloglovin' link!

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  32. out-standing cover, crystal!!! hmmmm i will take a guess at #3 being the lie :)

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    1. As in stand-out cover? I hope so. I really hope so.

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  33. Oh, YES it's gorgeous!!! Your excitement vibrates through the webosphere, my dear. Jane Eyre meets Supernatural - LOVE it. Just re-read JE AND got hooked on Supernatural this summer!

    Okay, this is a tough one, but I'm going with #1 as the fiblet.

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    1. Jane Eyre is definitely at the top of my list. I LOVED that book, and how cool is Supernatural? It's the characters that get me every time.

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  34. Cool cover!

    I'm voting #2 is a lie.

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  35. Great cover, Crystal!! I think #2 is a lie.

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  36. The cover is awesome! I especially like that the font is all sparkly but looks like it's breaking apart. It makes me curious. The blurb's great too. Have a wonderful weekend! :-)

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    1. It's all symbolic. Really. And intentional. *shifty eyes* ;)

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  37. A very lovely cover indeed! I'll say #3 is the lie - just because it seems so do-able :)

    P.S. I'm running the stockade at Realms Faire!

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    1. Then I'll see you at the stockades! (So awesome.)

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  38. Your cover is GORGEOUS! Congratulations!

    Hmmm, I say number one is the faux fact.

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  39. Hoe delightful and thank you for the visit!

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    1. Thanks for visiting back, Katie! (You and your black cat.)

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  40. Congrats to Mara!

    Your cover is stunning! Woo hooo! Lots of cheering. Can't wait to read it.

    Thanks for mentioning the Realms Faire. It is going to be epic. :)

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  41. Congrats Crystal!!
    You rock!
    The lie is no#2

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  42. LOVE THE COVER!!!!

    I went canoeing with my new hubby when I was two months pregnant. So I'm not going with #3. I wouldn't want to do #1, so that's the answer I'm saying is a lie. :)

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    1. LOL! Whew! Canoeing with morning sickness? Now that's courage. =)

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  43. Congrats! I really like the way the title shimmers.

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    1. Because it do shimmer so! (I'm having flashbacks to Scarlet Pimpernel, the musical.)

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  44. Oh my goodness, your cover is stunning!! And we must be soul sisters, I love cheese, too. It's one of my weaknesses. When I see cheese, I must eat it! I'm like a big mouse. :D

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    1. Better than soul sisters: cheese sisters! Wahoo!

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  45. Your cover is beautiful! I love it!

    And I am so excited that I won! Thank you Wow Amazing Yaaaay!!!!

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  46. Congratulations! Just saw the cover over on Charlie Holmberg's blog. Can't wait!

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  47. You cover is so intriguing. Love what it portrays.

    Nas

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    1. Much appreciated, Nas. My graphic artist really capture the essence of the story with the cover. He's awesome like that. =)

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  48. Pretty cover. I'm going to guess #3.

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    1. Is it pretty because it shimmers? *batting eyes*

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  49. Congratulations, what a gorgeous cover! Okay, I'm going to guess #2. No wait, #3.
    No #2, definitely #2.

    VR Barkowski

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  50. Very striking. No wonder you are squeeing, lol! I love the placement of her green eye. Draws attention to the title and a hint of her world...

    Sia McKye Over Coffee

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    1. Thanks, Sia. Now there's a true artist. =)

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  51. The grammar in #2 was not completely correct, so I'll guess that one.

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  52. Your cover is absolutely stunning, Crystal! I'm so in awe of it!

    As for the lie...hmm. I think I'll guess #2!

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  53. What a great cover - no wonder you're giddy! And I'll go with # 2

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  54. Love, LOVE this cover!
    And I have no idea which is a lie, I'm so gullible, I'd say true to all. :D

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    1. Ah, then you know the art of a good lie. (Snippets of truth to throw the guessers off.)

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  55. Congratulations to Michelle! Congrats to you as well, on the cover! Thanks for coming by to see Alex's interview on my blog. I appreciate it! :) Have a great weekend!

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    1. And thanks for the return visit, Karen. You're awesome!

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  56. I think your fib-let is #1.
    I love your cover! And the sound of the story :)

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  57. *squeeeee* So thrilled for you, my Write On Pal! That cover is the definition awesomesauce! I'm playing for fun (since I'm reading your luscious book right now). #1 with cheese on top!

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    1. Robyn, YOU are the definition of awesomesauce! =) You read my book and play my game? Someone get this woman a whole wheel of cheese!

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  58. Congratulations on Moonless!
    I vote for #2, though they are all believable.

    Thanks for visiting, Crystal.

    Be well.
    xoRobyn

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    1. Thanks for the return visit, Robyn. And here's your complimentary wedge of cheese just for guessing. =)

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  59. Love the cover! Congrats!! And I'm going to guess #2 is the lie.

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  60. It's so awesome that your cover is splashed all over the blogosphere. It's awesome! I'm guessing number 1 is the lie.

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    1. Definitely going with awesome. But what's even more awesome is the number of amazing friends who are sharing it--like you! =)

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  61. Your cover is GORGEOUS! I can't wait to read MOONLESS!

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  62. Great cover. I'm guessing #2 is a lie :)

    .........dhole

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  63. I absolutely LOVE your cover. So stunning. Congratulations! ;)

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  64. Congratulations! :) And I vote for the second one...

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  65. It's an absolutely gorgeous cover! Congrats. Not knowing much about you at all, I'll guess the last one. :) Writer’s Mark

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  66. Love that cover! Going to guess the cave one.

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Hit me with your cheese!