Tuesday, October 16, 2012

BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA Cover Reveal and Epic DEVIL Starter Kit Giveaway!

We Friday the Thirteeners couldn't be more excited to reveal the cover for our own April Tucholke's YA debut BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA! A cover is a huge milestone in the publication journey, so it's always a big deal regardless. But when you get a cover that is absolutely perfect, it just makes it that much better. So today we are madly celebrating being able to finally have DEVIL up on our blog!

Drum roll, please....









You stop fearing the devil when you’re holding his hand…

Nothing much exciting rolls through Violet White’s sleepy, seaside town…until River West comes along. River rents the guesthouse behind Violet’s crumbling estate, and as eerie, grim things start to happen, Violet begins to wonder about the boy living in her backyard. Is River just a crooked-smiling liar with pretty eyes and a mysterious past? Or could he be something more? Violet’s grandmother always warned her about the Devil, but she never said he could be a dark-haired boy who takes naps in the sun, who likes coffee, who kisses you in a cemetery...who makes you want to kiss back. Violet’s already so knee-deep in love, she can’t see straight. And that’s just how River likes it.

Blending faded decadence and the thrilling dread of gothic horror, April Genevieve Tucholke weaves a dreamy, twisting contemporary romance, as gorgeously told as it is terrifying—a debut to watch.

Damn, that is one gorgeous cover for one incredible book! Not only that, the fantastic Kendare Blake, author of ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD and GIRL OF NIGHTMARES, has this to say about DEVIL:

"Tucholke's story of devils, innocence, and family secrets is lush, and rhythmic as a song. Seductive with a capital 'S'."

All of us Thirteeners couldn't agree more! For your very own chance to win an ARC of DEVIL and a one-of-a-kind DEVIL Starter Kit put together by April herself, make sure to visit Young Adult Books Central right away!

BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA will be published by Dial/Penguin on August 15th, 2013. Add DEVIL to your Goodreads, and you can also pre-order it at Amazon!

About our girl: April Genevieve Tucholke digs classic movies, redheaded villains, big kitchens, and discussing murder at the dinner table. She lives in Oregon at the edge of a forest.

April, congratulations again on BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA! Your talent blows us away, and we're so looking forward to seeing DEVIL hit the shelves next year. We're all very, very proud of you!



28 comments:

  1. April, you know how much I love your cover. It's absolutely beautiful and so perfect for DEVIL!!!!

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    1. You know what else is beautiful, Elsie? YOU.

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  2. I want to gobble up that cover. So gorgeous. Can't wait to see it on my shelf come August :D :D

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    1. August. 10 months away. Wow. Man, that doesn't give me much time to get myself to the French alps and set up our author haven. I'd better get on that.

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    2. I'm expecting an invite in the mail any day now. ;)

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    3. Ha! Yeah, I know. I'm so behind. But don't worry. I'll be sending out the French Author Alpine Retreat brochures any day now.

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    1. Leila, I love the word "evocative." Thanks so much for digging my cover.

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  4. This is such a beautiful cover! The text design is amazing! Congrats, April, and I can't wait to read the book.

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    1. Hey thanks, Caroline! I'm so glad you like the cover.

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  5. This cover is really beautiful! I love it!
    I can't wait to finally read the story, it sounds so interesting! :)

    Greetings from Germany :D

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    1. Germany! My mother's family was from Baden-Baden--the phrase "Black Forest" just thrills me to my fingertips. Such a beautiful country. I'd go back there in a heartbeat.

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  6. Mind-blowingly gorgeous, April. :) SO happy for you and OUR stunning side bar! *confetti*

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    1. Can't wait to see Insomnia up there, too, J.R.!

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  7. SO pretty. Definitely my favorite of the ones we've seen on the blog (sorry, ladies!). I love the Gothic, timelessness of this cover. I definitely want any books I write (if they are ever WRITTEN lol) to be like this one :) So happy it's so gorgeous!!! Can't wait to read it!!!!

    <3

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    1. Hey, awesome. One of the things I requested was that my cover be timeless--I'm thrilled you think it hit the mark. And I love that you love Gothic, too, Alyssa.

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  8. LoveloveLOVE. That font is especially gorgeous. Congrats!

    ~Riv Re
    Riv Reads

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  9. I LOVE the figures at the top of the cliff. So wistful and chilling at the same time. Can't wait to read this one!

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    1. And it can't wait to be read by you, Kelsey :)

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  10. Congrats April!!!! Wonderful cover!!!

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  11. April, all 3 of the Oh girls gave mega thumbs up and clapped their hands when I showed them your cover! It's getting nothing but love! And you know I adore it! But you know what is even better? The story within. And I can't wait for you to share that with the world!!

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    1. Brooklyn Girl, you may kind of fisticuff-y on the outside, but inside you're pure sugar. You know how happy it makes that my cover pleased the Oh girls? And that you think my Devil book is pretty good?

      Yeah. So darn happy.

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  12. wow. omg this is one stunning book I cant wait to get my hands on it the story sounds amazing. I was reading a interview that. author did and I was wondering if this. book was set in Scotland?

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  13. Thanks, Nature. Thanks so much.

    It is not set in Scotland, though I did live there for a few years. It actually takes place on the East Coast, kind of Maine-ish.

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