Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Cover Reveal and Giveaway: Black City

I'm thrilled to be a part of the cover reveal for Black City by Elizabeth Richards! Penguin did a great job with the cover and is offering so many great prizes all over the web. After reading the description this is definitely going on my to read list.


November 13th, 2012 from Penguin Books For Young Readers

About the book:
A dark and tender postapocalyptic love story set in the aftermath of a bloody war

In a city where humans and Darklings are now separated by a high wall and tensions between the two races still simmer after a terrible war, sixteen-year-olds Ash Fisher, a half-blood Darkling, and Natalie Buchanan, a human and the daughter of the Emissary, meet and do the unthinkable—they fall in love. Bonded by a mysterious connection, that causes Ash’s long dormant heart to beat, Ash and Natalie first deny and then struggle to fight their forbidden feelings for each other, knowing if they’re caught they’ll be executed—but their feelings are too strong. When Ash and Natalie then find themselves at the center of a deadly conspiracy that threatens to pull the humans and Darklings back into war, they must make hard choices that could result in both their deaths. Download a sample chapter



About the author:
Elizabeth Richards is an award-winning journalist and debut author, who spent her early career writing for videogame publications such as CUBE, P2 and GamesTM,and now works as a website editor. Previously, she ran a successful lifestyle website aimed at teenage girls. She won the Jane Hayward Young Journalist of the Year award for her feature on girls in the games industry, and was named 'Editor's Choice' in the industry trade magazine, MCV.

Elizabeth Richards lives in Buckinghamshire, England and can be found online at www.theredpenofdoom.wordpress.com

Giveaway Time!

This giveaway is INTERNATIONAL! All entries must be via Rafflecopter. Winners of the ARCs will also get a chance to win one of 5 exclusive and personalized drawings of the main characters, Ash and Natalie, drawn and autographed by the author.

Special thanks to Penguin Books for Young Readers for providing the copy of Black City for the giveaway!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

56 comments:

  1. Gorgeous cover! This book sounds really good. Can't wait to read it!

    Giada M.

    fabgiada (at) gmail (dot) com

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  2. The premise reminds me of Marie Lu's Legend a bit, but it's a good thing! ;D And I love the cover

    Agnieszka
    nashthewitch at gmail dot com

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  3. I love the dramatic effect of the shattered flower over the city and OMG the description is WOW, right up my ally. Adding this to my list for sure.

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  4. I agree with the 1st poster, the cover is lovely and the story just sounds like something I could really get into. Love it=)

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  5. I forgot to leave my contact info=P

    loveforlillie at gmail dot com

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  6. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    I'm Bonnie @ A Backwards Story and can be contacted on Twitter @abackwardsstory or emailed abackwardsstory(at)gmail(dot)com!

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  7. Love this cover! It's stunning.

    Email is preferred contact. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  8. This book sounds really interesting.. and I couldn't resist entering another giveaway. Thanks Cari!! (:

    twitter: @karmsw

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  9. I've been seeing the cover all over my dashboard today and now I'm super intrigued! I can't wait to read it! Huge thanks to Penguin Books for Young Readers for the awesome giveaway! I would LOVE to score one of those drawings - squeee!

    Twitter: @BooksOverBoys

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  10. The cover is gorgeous, the blurb sounds awesome and I can't wait to read this book! Thank you for this giveaway and good luck to everybody. :)

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  11. God, I hope I'll be lucky enought to win a copy and one of the drawings! Yes I'm greedy like that. :D

    Thanks so much for the chance!

    Twitter: @FreakChiq
    email: sabina(dot)dezman(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. Thanks so much for the giveaway! :)

    - Maria
    tirachii(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  13. Love the cover and the fact that it looks like shattering glass (with blood). So beautiful!

    megan.qualls(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. Love the cover, need the book
    Thanks for the giveaway :)

    Thildeespensen at live dot dk

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  15. The cover and first chapter are brilliant! I love it!!

    My email is gaby_sama@hotmail.com
    My twitter account is: @GabyLafara

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  16. So fun to finally see this cover after having it on my list of 2012 books for a while. Great post! :)

    Kristi S.
    Twitter: @whoaaitskristi

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  17. The first time I saw the cover I thought it was very powerful. The image of something so delicate and fragile exploding and shattering like that is very vivid.
    Lexie@BookBug
    lexie.bookbug at gmail dot com

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  18. Absolutely GORGEOUS!

    Vivien
    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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  19. oooOOOHH...pretty.

    sharonmorse@gmail.com

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  20. Oooh! Added to my TBR list. :D

    -Len of Musings of a Reader Happy
    maidenveil(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. The cover is absolutely GORGEOUS! <33

    Twitter: @xFireKiss
    email: melodyyang_@hotmail.com

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  23. Sounds right up my alley! Thanks for the giveaway.

    ongeoakes@gmail.com

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  24. Thanks so much. I love this cover!!

    chelle2006[@]aol.com

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  25. name: Arianne Cruz
    email: cruz042 at cougars.csusm.edu
    i prefer email but here is also my twitter: @ariannecruz07

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  26. Looks great and the first chapter rocks. My name is Carl Scott. You should contact me by email at: carlscott(at)prodigy(dot)net(dot)mx

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  27. Latoya
    lilcrickit at gmail dot com

    thanks!

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  28. Rebecca
    readingwishes at hotmail dot com

    Thanks!

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  29. BLACK CITY looks amazing.

    Mary P

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  30. i am in love with the gorgeous cover and i cannot wait to read the wole book!! thanks for the giveaway : )

    alicia marie
    ame1184 at gmail dot com

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  31. The cover is lovely, but the blurb for BLACK CITY had me immediately adding it to my wishlist!

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  32. Totally in love with the cover and excerpt :D

    aprilxu2222@gmail.com

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  33. LOVEEEEEE THIS COVER <3 I wish I had it on my shelf right now <3 Sooo gorgeous :DD

    Shirley
    shiirleyyx@gmail.com

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  34. Thank you so much for the giveaway!
    COVER LOVEEE!

    Gisele
    @Gisselle_Alv
    ilepachequin(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  35. I love it. I'm totally adding it now on Goodreads.

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  36. Teresa
    treechanie@hotmail.com :)

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  37. YES! I love, love, love the first chapter of this book and it makes me itch to read more! The cover is gorgeous, too, and I would definitely pick it up off the shelf for a closer inspection :-)

    Thanks to you and Penguin for a great giveaway!

    -Katie
    blookgirl(@)gmail.com

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  38. I loved the first chapter. And the cover is gorgeous! I would love to get a chance to rea the book.
    -Marti
    bymyself.g (at) gmail (dot) com

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  39. Gorgeous cover, jaw-dropping chapter, I want this book. :)

    Amy
    amarilys(dot)acosta9(at)gmail(dot)com

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  40. Eeep! Can't wait to read the rest! Thanks for the giveaway, Cari!

    Briana
    breesbooks(at)gmail.com

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  41. I cannnnnot wait for this!! Thank you so much for the chance :)

    Jena
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    Jenababy13@gmail.com

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  42. I just love that gorgeous cover. Sigh, the teaser just made me anxious.
    thanks for the giveaway.
    email: just.andreeam@yahoo.com

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  43. I love the cover!!
    Name: Angela Leeson
    Email: angela_leeson123@hotmail.com

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  44. So much buzz about this book and cover reveal. I can't wait to get my hands on it.

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  45. I am soo looking forward to this book!
    Th cover only begs me to read this!
    Thank you for the giveaway!

    email: picyadri at gmail dot com

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  46. I want to read this book so badly! Ahh! Thank you for hosting the giveaway!

    Contact by either email or twitter!
    Email: In form
    Twitter: alifepixelated

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  47. If you can send a copy to Istanbul, I'd be happy. =) Thanks in advance. (My twitter profile is at twitter.com/vampirelladan.) Cheers!

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  48. This is..beautiful.

    Lilian Cheng
    lilianxchengATgmailDOTcom

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  49. Simply adore the cover!
    dontkillkittens8(at)netscape(dot)net

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  50. Totally in love with this cover. I love the bursting flower. It's defintely differently from other book covers. I am super excited for this one. Thanks for the giveaway!

    jacqueline.s.chapaman(at)gmail(dot)com

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  51. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Jennifer Yniguez
    jennifer_yniguez@yahoo.com

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  52. I love this cover! :D Seems like an amazing book. <3 Would love to win it :D Thank you for the chance :)
    Love, Carina ~ carina-olsen@hotmail.com

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