Monday, April 8, 2013

Cover Reveal: SCORCHED by Mari Mancusi

I'm so excited to help Texas author, Mari Mancusi with the cover reveal for her new book SCORCHED! SCORCHED is published by Source Books; who, in my opinion, has amazing authors like Miranda Kenneally, Geoff Herbach, and Joy Preble! I absolutely love the cover and can't wait to read SCORCHED! What do you think about the cover and blurb?

It all started with one of those Scholastic Book Club flyers, being passed around my elementary school. As I scanned the pages my eyes fell to one particular book and I found I couldn’t look away. The cover depicted a mighty dragon, filling up almost the entire page—claws outstretched, teeth bared, fire blasting from its throat. At the bottom, there stood a girl, wielding a mighty sword, determined and unafraid as she took on a creature ten times her size.

The book was Robin McKinley’s Hero and the Crown. And the cover is still one of my favorites—even today. (As is the book itself!) In fact, I reread the paperback so many times it eventually fell apart. But my love for dragons has lasted forever.

Now I have my own dragon book. Set in our world—in our time—with one last dragon egg, unearthed from a melting glacier and ready to hatch.

But will this dragon have the power to save our world? Or will its very existence serve to tear us apart?


Release Date: 09.03.13

About the book:
Sixteen-year-old Trinity Brown is used to her grandfather's crazy stories, so she never believed the latest treasure he brought home was a real dragon's egg. Not until their home is invaded by soldiers trying to steal it and a strange boy who tells her the world as she knows it will be wiped out in a fiery dragon war—unless they work together to stop it. Meantime, there's a different voice whispering to Trinity, calling to her, telling her what to do...the dragon inside her egg is not ready to give up without a fight.


Read Chapter 1 of SCORCHED



Mari Mancusi always wanted a dragon as a pet. Unfortunately the fire insurance premiums proved a bit too large and her house a bit too small--so she chose to write about them instead. Today she works as an award-winning young adult author and freelance television producer, for which she has won two Emmys. When not writing about fanciful creatures of myth and legend, Mari enjoys goth clubbing, cosplay, watching cheesy (and scary) horror movies, and her favorite guilty pleasure—playing videogames. A graduate of Boston University, she lives in Austin, Texas with her husband Jacob, daughter Avalon, and their dog Mesquite.

To learn more about Mari visit: http://marimancusi.yolasite.com/

14 comments:

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    1. Right! I know the dragon is HUGE but I want to pet it.

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  2. Wooo, a Texas author! What an awesome story, and what an AWESOME cover! :D

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  3. The story sounds really cool! Modern GoT, hopefully with less killing. And I love the cover!

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    1. Right I automatically thought GoT

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  4. And the book is set in Texas as well, Kelley! And yes! My friend calls it "Terminator starting Daenerys" Miss Page Turner! :) Thanks Cari for letting me share!

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    1. Thanks so much for letting me be part of your cover reveal! Can't wait to read SCORCHED!

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  5. Love the cover and this book sounds AWESOME!

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  6. This cover is freaking fantastic! I love books by Texas authors and set in Texas! And dragons! OMG I have to make sure this is on my TBR. :) Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Oh. OOOOooh! Wait a minute... I'd totally buy this one for just the cover! WOW! Loving that. Thank you! And sounds like an amazing read.

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  8. Two words. AWE. SOME. And yay, a dragon book from a Texas author AND set in Texas! Even more thrilling, and I just love love LOVE this cover! Thank you for the heads up. I'll definitely be on the lookout for this one. :) We Texas librarians love our Texas authors.

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    1. And we Texas authors love you Texas librarians, too! :) Also, it makes sense: Texas is big...and so are dragons! :)

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