Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Velveteen Cover Reveal


Velveteen Monroe is dead. 


At 16, she was kidnapped and murdered by a madman named Bonesaw. But that's not the problem.

The problem is she landed in purgatory. And while it's not a fiery inferno, it's certainly no heaven. 

It's gray, ashen, and crumbling more and more by the day, and everyone has a job to do. Which doesn't leave Velveteen much time to do anything about what's really on her mind.

Bonesaw.

Velveteen aches to deliver the bloody punishment her killer deserves. And she's figured out just how to do it. She'll haunt him for the rest of his days. It'll be brutal . . . and awesome.

But crossing the divide between the living and the dead has devastating consequences. 

Velveteen's obsessive haunting cracks the foundations of purgatory and jeopardizes her very soul. A risk she's willing to take—except fate has just given her reason to stick around: an unreasonably hot and completely off-limits coworker.

Velveteen can't help herself when it comes to breaking rules . . . or getting revenge. And she just might be angry enough to take everyone down with her.

The contest:

Three ARCs are up for grabs on each of the host blogs, easy peasy. Just comment on all three for three chances to win. BUT THERE'S MORE! 


Each cover reveal post contains a special contest. An author photo contest! Each blog has a different author photo that was up for possible inclusion on VELVETEEN dust jacket but only one was selected! Win the ARC on the blog with the actual author photo and you'll win a SURPRISE GRAB BAG (photo not actual size). 


Don't bother asking me what's in it. I'll never tell. Ever. Like Ever. There might be clues in the included fake bios...or not. Who knows! That's half the fun. Just make sure to comment on each of the blogs!


Other Masters of Revelation:



Go forth and comment!

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DANIEL MARKS fled the priesthood in 2005 and began a whirlwind romance with adventure shortly thereafter. His thirst for danger is legendary and unquenchable and yet he remains pure and virtuous, much to the chagrin of his wretched detractors. Now settled into a pastoral life, he writes sweet romantic young adult books and tends a small flock of sheep on a secluded Wyoming ranch. VELVETEEN is his first novel and because of his background couldn't possibly be about ghost kids possessing dead bodies, making out and reeking havoc on the living. It's just not possible.

129 comments:

Amanda Pearl said...

wow this was not what I was expecting....I LOVE the font but I'm not sold on the models. I guess I was expecting something different...well I still can't wait to read it lol.

Erin W. said...

I'm definitely looking forward to this book. The cover is gorgeous . . . reminds me of the CW tv show posters which isn't a bad thing at all.

bethsflutterby said...

I LOVE LOVE the cover! I would definitely pick pick it up off a shelf to read the back! :)

Sarah (The Book Life) said...

I am digging this cover and I love the author bio! Seriously cracking up over here :0)

Pony said...

Can't wait to read this- and what an amazing cover! :D

Zombie Joe said...

He looks far to pious in that photo. We wouldn't want to tarnish his reputation, would we? ;)

Bwyatt said...

Lol! I love these bios and photos. I have to say, I highly doubt the "pure and virtuous" part, but only because I liked the cat more. :) Love the cover!

Becky LeJeune said...

I adore this cover! I can't wait to read VELVETEEN! (And I don't think this is the bio -- though I could totally be wrong! He always does the unexpected.)

Bwyatt said...

I'm really not sure why that earlier comment came out as "cat" when I typed "dog" into my phone. Stupid autocorrect!

80slady said...

Judging a book by its cover--Fantastic!

Cameron said...

This looks way good. Can't wait to read it!!!

b.tru said...

I'm so excited for this book! The cover is gorgeous.

Pam said...

Love the cover!

May said...

This cover looks amazing! It does look like something from the CW. It def drew my attention, so I'm sure it'll draw many many more! Can't wait to read this :D

Petra @ Safari Poet said...

I've been waiting to see the cover for so long. The story sounds great and I really like the cover.

Lori said...

Love the cover and the book sounds amazing!!!!!!

TheAMWriter said...

That is a great cover. Awesome Even! I can't wait to read it. The summary of the book sounds awesome! So excited!

-k said...

Love the font - and it looks like you could cut something on that girl model's jawline!

I can't wait for Velveteen to come out.

Soumi@Pages From My Thoughts said...

My goodness..The cover is so mysterious and one of the best cover I have encountered with.

TheFan said...

Love the cover, and I definitely think this is the pic Dany's using!

Anonymous said...

This cover makes me happy. <3 It's so spooky, but also like...fuzzy, in a way.

Grace Radford.

Krista@Cubicleblindness said...

I really hope the cover is a buttery one, I think it portrays the creepy-ness for the storyline perfectly.
I totally think this is the photo and the bio that is going to be used

Leah Rae Miller said...

Oh, such and awesome cover!!! And I've looked at all the author photos... I love all of them and their author bios, I can't even pick!

Leah Rae Miller said...

Oh my good gravy, I love love love this cover! Have been waiting on pins and needles to read this book! Also, I think this is the real author photo :)

bluesun1218 said...

I think the covers great! I preordered a copy as soon as it was available!If I win the ARC I would giveaway my preordered copy on my blog. Mark Henry/Daniel Marks is a fantastic Author and I know Velveteen will be a huge hit.

bluesun1218 said...

Cover is awesome! Huge Amanda Feral fan by Mark Henry, can't wait to read Velveteen! Thanks for the chance to win an ARC!

tetewa said...

Love the cover! tWarner419@aol.com

Jamie T. said...

I really love this cover! It is so pretty and I can't wait to read it.

Kimberley@sunnykimmylovinglife said...

LOLOLOL. Really, these author's pics and Bios made my day. But I don't know, something tells me that this one is the least accurate. *looks at nails. After having seen all three I'm fairly certain that the one with the dog is the "real" one, which is sad because I can't enter that giveaway. I love all of them. They should add all of them as alternate blooper like Bios or something :D.

Laura @thereadingnook said...

I love love love this cover!!! makes me want to read the book that much more!!! thanks for hosting the cover reveal and giveaway, and congrats to danny!

Sarah Jane said...

Eee, so hoping to win this!

Jennifer said...

Love, Love, Love the cover!!!

Jennifer said...

This cover is great! Love it!

Sarah Kalaitzidis said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!! The cover is so very beautiful and very eye catching. The cover makes me very much want to read this book!

Sam said...

The cover is so gorgeous! It's very different to what I had imagined but lovely all the same! Thanks for sharing it with us. :)

Mary Ann said...

awesome cover! cant wait to read the awesome matching story!

Bonnie Regan said...

Looks really good, I can't wait!

CYP @ A Bookalicious Story said...

The cover is beautiful!! And very eye-catching.:) It sounds so intriguing, and I'd love to read it! Thanks for this giveaway and making it international!

Christina said...

I really like the girl's dress, but I want to take both of them to a buffet and make them eat forever, poor things!

Definitely makes me super curious to read the book and find out exactly what's going on!

Nova Lovette said...

I am loving the cover! It is very Dannyesque lol As for the bio, I don't think this is the one they went with. Danny is no Saint :P

I have no idea what would be in the grab bag either. You never know what could be up his sleeve.

Natalie Star - Young Adult Author said...

Gorgeous cover! Me loves it! :)

Ashley Suzanne said...

I love the cover, but I don't think this is the right bio picture :] So excited to read this book!

jeana said...

Awesome Cover!

Olgareads said...

I imagined the cover differently, but i still like it!

Vivien said...

I love the dark colors!! A very spooky feel which isn't that prevalent in YA fiction.

Melissa said...

I'm loving the cover. Definitely something dark and gothic which makes me intrigued.

Jeanne Ryan said...

This book is so on my TBR list! The dark humor feels soo fresh!

Maria said...

I really like the cover, but it's a little creepy.

Maria said...

I like the cover but it does look a little creepy!

GFC Follower: Maria

Alyssa Kirk said...

Sounds creepy good!

Sue moro said...

Absolutely love this cover! Can't wait for the release!

magan bagan said...

Awesome cover! I definitely can't wait to read it :)

Zoe said...

This wasn't the cover I was expecting, but I still love it! It's gorgeous and creepy!

Bunny Cates, bunnycates.com said...

love the cover!

Michelle said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway. I'm so in love with this cover!! Love all the author blurbs!

meesh-ox said...

Love this cover!! Can't wait to get my hands on this and read it. Eek! Thanks for this awesome giveaway. :)

Love the author blurb as well.

nenerin said...

The cover is amazing...dark yet so beautiful and mysterious...draw me right in before I even read the description

Brooke said...

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE COVER! The pink title is SO freaking gorgeous...i can't even...i just...*PETS* Can NOT wait for this one! :)

Amanda @Stuck In YA Books said...

I LOVE the cover!! cant wait to read the book!

Emily said...

Love the cover! I love how everything's black, contrasting with the pink title.

Jamie Mariano said...

Impatiently waiting for this one.

Kat C said...

I don't love the cover, I'm not a fan of covers with faces, but this one is haunting. I like it a lot !

Erin said...

I absolutely love the cover!!

Julie K. said...

The cover is gorgeous and I can't wait for this book!

A. Knight said...

OK. So want to read this. That cover is a killer. Like, seriously, I'M IN LURVE. And THE GUY. Oh, good lord. He's so beautiful to look at. The premise sounds amazing as well! I just don't think this could disappoint.

Asher

Erica said...

Ooo, I love the cover.It's almost creepy!

A. Knight said...

Dangit! I put the wrong tweet link up. Here's the real one: https://twitter.com/#!/AsherKnight/status/180124126386724864

KaylaBeck said...

I cannot WAIT to read the book! The cover is great, but I'm not really digging the guy. He's not nearly as interesting-looking as the female model. Either way - I'm excited! :-D

pointy star said...

This is a flippin awesome cover! I've read the summary a while ago and thought that it sounded great, but now, with that cover, it sounds even better, lol.

Riv Re said...

Amazing cover and author bio. I think this one is my favorite of all three. :)

the Vintage Bookworm said...

I love the cover! When I saw it, my jaw dropped. It's gorgeous! And in my opinion fits the summary as of right now. I hope it stays that way after I read the book.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Maidenveil said...

Well the cover is darkly gorgeous!

Sara said...

All of these bios and pictures are hilarious.

Christina (Christinareadsya) said...

I really like the cover! It's simple but fun, just like the summary. Also, I think that this is the real author photo.

Jasmine Rose said...

I'm seriously loving this cover. I really like that the photography looks real, but not like some mopey girl. I like the font too :]

Aleeza said...

like everyone else up there I ADORE THE COVER TOO!

Christina Kit. said...

I LOVE the cover! It's sexy and creepy and perfect for purgatory and what Velveteen will go through.

Helene said...

The cover is awesome!!

Jessy said...

I like it. I would grab it off of the bookshelf to read.

Calissa Leigh said...

This book is going to be a belated birthday present for myself as it is released three days after my birthday. ;) But must own the hard copy, because the cover is awesome.

Brad Sells said...

The girl reminds me of a teenage Bellatrix Lestrange from Harry Potter. The font is awesome though :D

jessica cochrane said...

Love the cover and cant wait to read it

jessica cochrane said...

Love the cover and cant wait to read it

jessica cochrane said...

Cover is beautiful and would love to win this book

Stephenie said...

I am just so excited for this book! I love Danny and am so happy his book cover is getting all of the attention it deserves!

readingdate said...

I like the cover. Looks edgy and the pink pops nicely with the black and white.

Raven said...

The cover takes my breath away every time I look at it. It's gorgeous and...will definitely catch my eye if it was on a shelf at a bookstore.

SJune said...

What dark and beautiful cover! It's very haunting and I the font Velveteen is written in serves as a nice contrast to the black and white on the cover. Can't wait to read this one.

Oh! Paper Pages said...

The cover is lovely. I adore the lighting.

Erin said...

Love the cover! Thanks for the contest.

Sheri B. said...

So very excited about this book!

Shelly T said...

I honestly can't wait to read this. Danny has such a sharp wit and great sense of (dark) humour that I'm sure I'll adore his writing. Thanks for hosting the contest and revealing the cover!

Debbie's World of Books said...

Wow, never heard of this one but the cover grabbed my eye and I had to read the synopsis. Sounds great!

Eliza Kissam said...

Love this cover, I will probably stare at it for hours before I start reading the book!!

Amy said...

I really like the cover. I think it's perfectly creepy and pretty. The pink they used for the title is great too, it gives a bit off brightness to the creepy vibe.

Anonymous said...

That is a creepy cover! It sort of scares me. (extemter at hotmail dot com)

Sara said...

Can't wait to read this and I love the cover!

Allison said...

I really like it a lot!

Feasting on Words said...

Like I said, the book sounds amazing. I don't know if I'm crazy... but when I read the synopsis, I heard Daniel in my head. It's going to be amazing!!

jessica said...

Really excited for the book can't wait!

kenzie said...

i love the cover. fan girling right now. haha.

Lindsay Mead TheBookVlogger said...

Love it! Can't say enough good things.

Vicky said...

Like everyone else, I love the color. Love the contrast of the pink title with the gray. Love the Wednesday look of the main character. It's just all kinds of coolness.

SassyCassidy said...

I love the cover. It sounds like an awesome book and I am so excited to read it!

Alexis Ladig said...

Love the cover! It pretty much rocks my socks.

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Diane Melendez said...

Not sure where the "sparkly place" is. But I think the book cover is very dramatic and artfully done.

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BoundByBooks said...

love the cover!

Nata ArtistaDonna said...

love the cover!

::Holly:: said...

The cover is the perfect mix of gorgeous and twisted. I am DYING to read this book. :)

::Holly::

::Holly:: said...

I LOVE the cover. It is the perfect blend of gorgeous and twisted. Can't wait to read this book.

::Holly::

The Book Nook said...

I am in love with this cover. The mix of dark themes in the picture with the sassy and very feminine title is amazing. Can't wait!

Rain Misoa said...

This book looks fantastic! I cannot wait to read his book! Daniel Marks is a wonderful person so his book must be great. Thank you for the chance to win!

Rain Misoa said...

I also forgot to mention that I think the cover is amazing. I wasn't expecting it to be so gorgeous. I love the female model they used. Her choker and gloves are what calls me most. Also, the ash/rubble that is on the ground? Brilliant! It's an all together well done cover.

dylan said...

So excited to read this book. Thank you very much for hosting this giveaway :D

Loni Flowers said...

Such a great cover reveal after hearing about this book from Danny on Twitter. Dark and Mysterious!

Courtney Renee said...

The cover is gorgeous!

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Liz Shine said...

Definitely going to buy this book!

QueendSheena said...

Cover is amazing.

Geek Chick said...

I can't wait to read this. The mysterious author photo is also really entertaining. Love it!

Nicole said...

I love it! It is creepy and pretty! I can't wait to read this book! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Becca H said...

Ahhh omg The book is what wheeled me in, I won't lie. It's so morbid and dark and gothic. I have to read this book.

brandisbookmusings said...

I can't wait to read this book.! I've been waiting for this forever. The female model is outstanding. Her hair, face, and jewelry scream dark and creepy in a really pretty way.

Tawni said...

I'm loving the Gothic feel with the touch of hot pink. Definitely can't wait for this one!

YA Reader said...

It's gorgeous!

Darcie said...

Ahhh I cannot wait to read this book :D

Doodle said...

I really like this cover!

GFC: Doodle

Tammy Sparks said...

Love the cover, stunning! Can't wait, thanks for the contest!

tommiemarie said...

I loved the short story about Velvet in Kiss Me Deadly. I can't wait to read an entire novel about her!