Saturday, February 09, 2013

5 Reasons to Revel in REVEL

This giveaway is closed. The winner is The Bumble Girl. Thanks!

REVEL by Maurissa Guibord is coming out Tuesday and today I'm giving you five reasons to get excited. Plus a giveaway!

1. The cover

How beautiful is that? Stunning!

2. The summary
There's an island off the coast of Maine that's not on any modern map.

Shrouded in mist and protected by a deadly reef, Trespass Island is home to a community of people who guard the island and its secrets from outsiders. Seventeen-year-old Delia grew up in Kansas, but has come here in search of her family and answers to her questions: Why didn't her mother ever talk about Trespass Island? Why did she fear the open water? But Delia's not welcome and soon finds herself enmeshed in a frightening and supernatural world where ancient Greek symbols adorn the buildings and secret ceremonies take place on the beach at night. Sean Gunn, a handsome young lobsterman, befriends Delia and seems willing to risk his life to protect her. But it's Jax, the coldly elusive young man she meets at the water's edge, who finally makes Delia understand the real dangers of life on the island. Delia is going to have to fight to survive.

Because there are monsters here. And no one ever leaves Trespass alive.


How awesome does that sound?

3. The setting
An island off the coast of Maine, shrouded in mist. Gothic, romantic, spooky, and perfect! Maurissa lives on the coast of Maine and was inspired to write the book after a visit to Peaks Island. The details are lush and it's one of those settings you just lose yourself in. Hopefully not literally...since, ya know, people don't leave Trespass alive....

4. The words
The first line of the book reads:
Maybe I should have known from the beginning to stay away from Trespass Island.

Yeah. MUST HAVE NOW.
You can read a longer excerpt here. But beware...you will get hooked.

5. The author
Maurissa is awesome. What? You need proof? Like...pictures? Okay. Well, you guys know I can be a bit...weird. But when we were at a conference and I suggested we run off to a vintage photo shop and dress as witches, she didn't even hesitate.
 Me, Sonia Gensler, and Maurissa being serious writers.

Yeah, that happened. Awesome.

So there are your five reasons to revel in REVEL. Share these reasons with others and YOU COULD WIN!

I'm giving away a hardcover of REVEL and a signed hardcover of THE DEAD AND BURIED to one winner. Enter by posting a comment below. Earn more entries by:

+1 sharing a link to this blog post on your Facebook

+1 share on Twitter. Either retweet one of my tweets about the contest or just copy and paste this:
Win REVEL by @Maurissa_G and THE DEAD AND BURIED by @Kim_Harrington! http://bit.ly/WY1XZM

Please let me know what you did in your comment so I'll know how many points to assign to you. This one is U.S. only, sorry. Giveaway ends Saturday 2/16/13.

17 comments:

  1. Maine? Supernatural world? Handsome young lobsterman? These are a few of my favorite things - sign me up, Kim!

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  2. Whoa, that sounds super awesome! It's definitely on my to-read list now.

    This is a great giveaway, so thank you for hosting it! I tweeted about it over here. :)

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  3. I have been drooling over this book since I heard about it. I loved her first book, Warped and I can't wait to read Revel.

    I retweeted & shared on Facebook. :-)

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  4. I retweeted @dpiazzi, and I shared the link on facebook as well. I loved perception and clarity and would love to win your book and Revel looks amazing too.

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  5. Revel sounds like a captivating read. Sign me up! Love the witch pics of you, Sonia and Maurissa. Totally something I would do with my sister.

    I shared the link on Facebook and twitter about it

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    1. Forgot to put my links. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/shannon.parsons.161/posts/467958339937155

      Twitter: https://twitter.com/StalkintheBooks/status/300284535822774272

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  6. Wow, I am so sad that I haven't heard of Revel until now! The cover is beautiful! and the whole concept is intriguing! I am definitely looking forward to reading it! Thanks for sharing it with us :)

    Tweeted too:

    https://twitter.com/TheBumbleGirl/status/300290492623630336

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  7. i love the sound of revel! thank you :)

    i tweeted: https://twitter.com/chelleyreads/status/300291299364450305

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  8. I have wanted to read Revel for a long time!
    tweet: https://twitter.com/katharynv/status/300302474219241472

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  9. That cover has always caught my eye. Revel is sitting in my Amazon cart right now, waiting to be bought. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

    facebook post: http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=140700982760020&id=222301077867615

    tweet: https://twitter.com/nicole_mainardi/status/300324381803036672

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  10. I would LOVE to enter. Revel sounds AWESOME.

    I tweeted too https://twitter.com/thebookcellarx/status/300330999475224577

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  11. AHHHH!!!! Thank you for the giveaway!!! I loved WARPED by Maurissa Guibord, so I can't wait to see what else she's got!

    Tweet: https://twitter.com/Alyssa_Susanna/status/300344727822282752

    FB: https://www.facebook.com/#!/alyssa.susanna/posts/10151496890775159

    Thank you so much for the giveaway!!!!! I <3 and Maurissa!!!! :)

    lilleetleet AT verizon DOT net

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  12. I freakin love this cover! Revel sounds so good. I can't wait to read it.
    I posted this post on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/desiree.thompson.1485/posts/203386183136853
    I tweeted: https://twitter.com/Desi_Gay/status/300348273745596418
    Thanks for the giveaway! I will be crossing all my fingers and toes!

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  13. The cover is definitely gorgeous!! This sounds like something I would revel in :p

    tweet:
    https://twitter.com/deadtossedwaves/status/300368993611571201

    Vivien
    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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  14. Oooh, sounds like Lost!

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  15. Awesome!
    Twitter
    @gingerness13

    FB
    www.facebook.com/Mandi.with.an.I.not.a.Y

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  16. Awesome!
    Twitter
    @gingerness13

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    www.facebook.com/Mandi.with.an.I.not.a.Y

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