Monday, November 3, 2014

Cover Reveal: Rite of Rejection by Sarah Negovetich


I don't know about you all, but I love cover reveals. Especially if it's for someone that I know through the blogosphere-- like Sarah Negovetich! If you're not familiar w/Sarah, you totally should be. She's an agent for Corvisiero Literary Agency and I always love to read her blog posts about marketing. She has some great tips and tricks, so do yourself a favor and follow her blog. She recently released the exciting news that she's self-publishing her book, Rite of Rejection, a YA dystopian. And isn't this cover awesome?! 

Rite of Rejection by Sarah Negovetich
Releasing December 4th, 2014

I love the moody greenish color. Also, the hardness to it(which definitely feels like a dystopian): the metal-like plate which the title is displayed across, how it's screwed down, and the dry, cracked earth behind it. But then there are the dandelion seeds, which add a touch of softness and hope. Lovely! Also, you can read the first chapter toward the end of this post, so even more loveliness. ;)

Blurb:

Straight-laced, sixteen-year-old Rebecca can’t wait for her Acceptance. A fancy ball, eligible bachelors, and her debut as an official member of society. Instead, the Machine rejects Rebecca. Labeled as a future criminal, she’s shipped off to a life sentence in a lawless penal colony.

A life behind barbed wire fences with the world’s most dangerous people terrifies Rebecca. She reluctantly joins a band of misfit teens in a risky escape plan, complete with an accidental fiancĂ© she’s almost certain she can learn to love.

But freedom comes with a price. To escape a doomed future and prove her innocence Rebecca must embrace the criminal within.


Pre-order Available now at Amazon, B&N, Kobo & iTunes

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Before You Stands the Future. The dark-red banner strung across the storefront awning matches the dozens of others lining the streets of the shopping district. Each one with the same clock counting down to Acceptance. Tomorrow morning can’t get here soon enough.

I push the glowing blue button and the door slides open with a staccato puff of air. Overhead, an electric bell dings as I shuffle into the upscale boutique packed with other Candidates. Cheryl is right behind me, bouncing on her toes with each step. My mother would die of embarrassment if I showed the same lack of decorum as my best friend, but I’m bouncing on the inside. Our mothers walk in behind us and the door slides shut with another whoosh of air.

We visited half the shops in Cardinal City this morning in our search for the perfect dresses and dyed-to-match shoes. I got a thrill buying my first pair of silk gloves, Cheryl and I gushing over the tiny pearl buttons, but this is the purchase I’m looking forward to the most.

Shelves bursting with dance cards cover every square inch of wall space. Dozens of girls sigh and squeal over the small books we’ll use to record the names of our dance partners for tomorrow’s ball. I wipe damp palms against the cool material of my skirt and force myself to focus on the goal. One of these books is the perfect one for me. Hopefully, by the end of tomorrow night, it will hold the name of my future husband.

Read the rest of chapter one... 

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Sarah Negovetich knows you don't know how to pronounce her name and she's okay with that.

Her first love is Young Adult novels, because at seventeen the world is your oyster. Only oysters are slimy and more than a little salty; it's accurate if not exactly motivational. We should come up with a better cliché.

Sarah divides her time between writing YA books that her husband won’t read and working with amazing authors as an agent at Corvisiero Literary Agency. Her life’s goal is to be only a mildly embarrassing mom when her kids hit their teens.

You can learn more about Sarah and her books at www.SarahNegovetich.com or follow her antics on Twitter @SarahNego.

 

34 comments:

  1. I just tried to pronounce Sarah's last name. Try it with a Jerry Lewis voice over. Good luck to Sarah and Rite of Rejection!

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  2. Beautiful cover...and I love Sarah's glasses! I'm shopping for new glasses, so I tend to notice that right now. I love cover reveals, too.

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    1. I need new glasses as well, and this time I want to get something that's more funky than what I normally go for. Sarah's are nice!

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    1. Right? I love the 'embrace the criminal within' line. I'd say we all have a bit of that inside us... ;)

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  4. I love this cover too! I especially enjoy the way it's off kilter instead of symmetrical. Congrats, Sarah!! :)

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    1. I hadn't really thought about that, but it is a pretty neat element to it!

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  5. I love cover reveals too! And I love this cover! I've started reading this and really enjoying it. :)

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  6. Great cover and what an interesting blurb. I love dystopian, so this sounds like a book I would enjoy! Congrats, Sarah!! :)

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    1. I bet so, Kristin! Yay for dystopian! ;)

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  7. Fantastic cover!!! And the description has me salivating just a bit. I can't wait. I love Dystopian so much, and I reeeeeally get tired of people (agents) who say the Dystopian phase is over. Nothing is "over" if it's well-written. And now, off my soapbox and onto Goodreads to add this book! :-) Thanks for the great find Leandra!

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    1. Good points, Sioux! And thanks for adding it to Goodreads, I'm sure Sarah appreciates it!

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  8. Congrats to Sarah. I love the cover.

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  9. Wow. I love that premise. It brokers the age old question: are criminals made by their circumstances?

    Unleashing the Dreamworld

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  10. So interesting that an agent chose to self-publish. And I'm glad to see it's opening up with quality books.

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    1. Yes, there are some amazing self-published books out there! SP has come a long way in a short amount of time.

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  11. this is GORGEOUS--simply perfect. And I am with you girls on new glasses--I've been in need of new ones for about 5 yrs but I currently own Chanels and I can't ever afford Chanels again so I'm basically just willing to wear the wrong prescription just so I can keep it designer. Not good! If i get headaches I shall switch lol

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    1. Oh, yeah, headaches mean hard writing, so don't let it get that far! =)

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  12. I have mixed feelings about cover reveals. When they're to promote a book which is available now, or soon will be (as in this case) they're fine. I've seen some though for books which won't be available for months and that's a bit annoying.

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    1. Yeah, I definitely think timing is everything when it comes to promoting your books!

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  13. What a great cover! Congrats to Sarah!

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  14. AHHH! Cool! I didn't realize she was self-publishing. That's fantastic. Go Sarah!

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    1. And she's sharing what she's learning on her blog, and you can't beat that. =)

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    1. She and her designer definitely created a winner.

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