Huh. Looks like the Mayans were wrong. The world didn’t actually end. And to celebrate, I’ve got an awesome cover reveal and giveaway! Today, I’m revealing the incredible cover for GATED by Amy Christine Parker (Random House, August 2013). Scroll down to read the synopsis, check out the cover, and enter to win an ARC!
But first- I’ll let Amy Christine Parker do a little intro:According to the Mayans, the end of the world was supposed to happen today. But since I don’t see any zombies running around outside or stray comets headed in this direction I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that they were wrong…which is a good thing because I have something very special to show you. The very striking (if I do say so myself) cover for my book, GATED! When my editor and I discussed when the book cover could be revealed, we settled on this date without even realizing, but it’s eerily meant to be, I think, since the book is about a group of people preparing for the end of the world.
Thanks to Iceybooks for being optimistic about our chances today and offering to host this reveal!
Do the gates keep the unchosen out or the chosen in?
In Mandrodage Meadows, life seems perfect. The members of this isolated suburban community have thrived under Pioneer, the charismatic leader who saved them from their sad, damaged lives. Lyla Hamilton and her parents are original members of the flock. They moved here following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, looking to escape the evil in the world. Now seventeen, Lyla knows certain facts are not to be questioned:
Pioneer is her leader.
Will is her Intended.
The end of the world is near.
Like Noah before him, Pioneer has been told of the imminent destruction of humanity. He says his chosen must arm themselves to fight off the unchosen people, who will surely seek refuge in the compound’s underground fortress–the Silo.
Lyla loves her family and friends, but given the choice, she prefers painting to target practice. And lately she’d rather think about a certain boy outside the compound than plan for married life in the Silo with Will. But with the end of days drawing near, she will have to pick up a gun, take a side, and let everyone know where she stands.
Amy Christine Parker earned her degree in elementary education at Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida, and then proceeded to try out many different jobs, including collectible doll maker, fondue waitress, and inner-city school teacher. It wasn’t until she became a mom and began making up bedtime stories for her children that she finally realized what she was meant to do. Now Amy writes full-time from her home near Tampa, Florida, where she lives with her husband, their two daughters, and one ridiculously fat cat.
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And now for the giveaway! Amy was kind enough to donate an ARC of GATED to one lucky US/Canada resident! Just fill out the Rafflecopter below. Good luck!