Thursday, January 31, 2013

Cover Reveal!

I want to give a huge thank you to all the bloggers who participated in my cover reveal, and to Nereyda at YA Bound for organizing it! If you requested a review copy, I will be emailing you soon, hopefully by the end of the weekend and definitely by next week.  I'm just working out a few formatting things.  (Incidentally, if anyone knows how to format a family tree for an ebook and wants to help me out, that would be kind of amazing!)  If you didn't request a review copy and want one, leave a comment on this post and I'll try to fit you in.  And in case you didn't see the cover reveal it is again!

Cover Reveal: Forty Days (Neima’s Ark, Book One) by Stephanie Parent!

Forty Days (Neima’s Ark, Book One)
By Stephanie Parent
Release Date: 02/12/13
Genre: YA
Cover Artist: Najla Qamber

Summary from Goodreads:
The entire village knows Neima’s grandfather is a madman.  For years the old man has prophesied that a great flood is coming, a flood disastrous enough to blot out the entire earth.  He’s even built an enormous ark that he claims will allow his family to survive the deluge.  But no one believes the ravings of a lunatic…

…until the rain starts.  And doesn’t stop. 

Soon sixteen-year-old Neima finds her entire world transformed, her life and those of the people she loves in peril.  Trapped on the ark with her grandfather Noah, the rest of her family, and a noisy, filthy, and hungry assortment of wild animals, will Neima find a way to survive?

With lions, tigers, and bears oh my, elephants and flamingos too, along with rivalries and betrayals, a mysterious stowaway, and perhaps even an unexpected romance, Forty Days is not your grandfather’s Noah’s Ark story.

Forty Days is approximately 45000 words, the length of a shorter novel, and is the first installment in a two-part epic story.  It does contain a cliffhanger ending.
Readers looking for a traditional, religiously oriented version of the Noah’s Ark story should be warned that Forty Days may not appeal to them.  The novel will, however, appeal to lovers of apocalyptic fiction, historical fiction, and romance, as well as anyone who’s ever dreamed of having a baby elephant as a pet.

About the Author:
Stephanie Parent is a graduate of the Master of Professional Writing program at USC and attended the Baltimore School for the Arts as a piano major. She moved to Los Angeles because of Francesca Lia Block's WEETZIE BAT books, which might give you some idea of how much books mean to her. She also loves dogs, books about dogs, and sugary coffee drinks both hot and cold.

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  1. Steph! I didn't know the cover's revealed already. Aww, I wasn't able to join the cover reveal. But I would love to review Forty Days! :D

  2. Yay! It's not all that different from the version you read, although a bit longer, but I was planning on sending a copy to you anyway!