In IRON you met Denton Yindell (who somehow became readers’ favorite secondary character). Now it’s time to prepare for his story, KEY. Honestly, this is a way more emotional story than I anticipated. This sweet, sweet boy has been through so much.
I would be honored if you helped me spread the word about KEY, whether though the cover reveal, launch blitz, or both. I’ll tell you a little about KEY, then what the cover reveal and launch blitz entails.
When Nerissa Wessen finds an unconscious man near her village, she knows one thing: trouble is on its way. What she doesn’t anticipate is the stranger’s charming smile—or the reason why he’s in her land in the first place.
Detective Denton Yindell wants only to put his past behind him and make good on a failed promise. When unforeseen circumstances place him on the doorstep of the very people who can help, Denton must convince the distrustful villagers to assist him.
But good intentions can bring about disastrous consequences, and when Denton’s past hunts him down, Nerissa’s family and village are threatened. Can two hearts—one wary and one wounded—learn to trust before evil eradicates those who oppose it?
Genre: Christian Fantasy/Fairy tale Retelling
Age: New Adult (NA) (please stop referring to my books as YA. They’re not.)
Fairy tale: Rapunzel
COVER REVEAL: What it entails
A cover reveal is just as it sounds: the revealing of a book’s cover. This can be done on social media, blogs, and websites. You post the cover as the image and include the blurb, any appropriate links, and, if you’d like, your thoughts about the reveal/upcoming release.
LAUNCH BLITZ: What it entails
Unlike a blog tour, which lasts for a few days up to a few weeks, a launch blitz takes place on the book’s release day. Graphics and reviews are posted and the world is alerted to the fact that the book is now available for purchase.
Images can include: Release Day! , a quote (like the one above), a purchase now, and many more. If you sign up for the blitz, you are not required to post both an image and review the book.
Cover Reveal Date: February 28
Book Release Date: March 28
Writing Update: KEY has been astronomically difficult to write. As such, I am way behind. 30,000 of it has been rough drafted, but I still have a long ways to go. I am afraid I will be pushing the wire to get the ARC to ARC readers in a decent amount of time, and even if I can, it will have errors, which I feel terribly about, since you all deserve an ARC with little-to-no issues. But it will be a struggle to get it to my Alpha readers, then edit it before Amazon demands the files.
Both the cover reveal and launch blitz share a form, so skip the section you do not wish to participate in.
Thank you so much for helping me spread the word!
Are you as excited for KEY as I am? Was Denton your favorite side character in IRON , or did Ward, Isadora, Calvin, Halda, or Lycus and Ruid claim that spot? What’s your favorite Rapunzel retelling?