I love the tone that this cover sets and is representative of the story itself. It's dark, gothic, and I love how the models are almost corpse-like with the sharp angles in their faces. And the contrast of their bodies against that textured background looks great! With it being pretty much a monochromatic picture, I think the pink of the title will really make it pop out. This cover seems like it could be a poster for a new tv show on the CW and will hopefully draw more readers in for that reason alone.
Velveteen Monroe is dead. At 16, she was kidnapped and murdered by a madman named Bonesaw. But that's not the problem.The contest:
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.
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.
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! Bio and photo at the bottom!
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Bio: DANIEL MARKS is a sick and twisted individual who feeds on the souls of the virtuous and pure. When not working hard at EVIL, he writes pitch black fantasy tinged with irreverent humor for young adults. Danny hates fluffy clouds, walks on the beach and apple pie. He's 6 foot 2 and possesses skull-crushing fists. VELVETEEN is his first novel and may or may not include an actual hex that will wither its reader into an Amish crab-apple doll.