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Monday, September 17, 2012

SOLSTICE Cover Reveal! And a Huge Giveaway!

Woot! Woot! The time is finally here! I am so excited to share the cover for SOLSTICE (Tor Teen, June 2013) with you guys!

“Solstice is one red-hot read—it intrigues, sizzles, and satisfies.” —Cynthia Leitich Smith, New York Times bestselling author

I'm guest blogging over on Tor.com today, talking about my inspirations for SOLSTICE that made it onto the cover. (Yes, some are totally nerdy, but did you expect anything less?) By the way, do you guys read Tor.com? The place is filled with the best posts ever, and I am super honored to be guest blogging there today!

I want to offer up a special thank you to the bloggers who are helping me spread the word about SOLSTICE today! You guys are seriously the best, and I owe you all margaritas!


Piper's world is dying. Each day brings hotter temperatures and heat bubbles that threaten to destroy the earth. Amid this global heating crisis, Piper lives under the oppressive rule of her mother, who suffocates her even more than the weather does. Everything changes on her eighteenth birthday, when her mother is called away on a mysterious errand and Piper seizes her first opportunity for freedom. 

Piper discovers a universe she never knew existed—a sphere of gods and monsters—and realizes that her world is not the only one in crisis. While gods battle for control of the Underworld, Piper’s life spirals out of control as she struggles to find the answer to the secret that has been kept from her since birth.

Yes, I also want to share the full dust jacket of SOLSTICE because I can't stop looking at it :)

I admit to being a total dork. My editor sent me some beautiful copies of the cover, and I couldn't help but take this picture while at my local Barnes & Noble. Any guesses as to which book I covered up to take the picture? :)

Solstice, not yet published, but already in the wild!

Thank you all so much for all your support! And what better way to celebrate than with a contest? How about three awesome prizes: 2 sets of five books each for US residents, and a $20 gift card to the online bookstore of your choice open to everyone (so long as I can easily buy it for you if you are international).


PRIZE PACK #1 (US only):

An ARC of MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH by Bethany Griffin (Greenwillow, April 24, 2012)
An ARC of CODE NAME VERITY by Elizabeth Wein (Hyperion, May 15, 2012)
An ARC of THUMPED by Megan McCafferty (Balzer & Bray, April 24, 2012)
An ARC of ILLUMINATE by Aimee Agresti (Harcourt, March 6, 2012)
An ARC of FALL FROM GRACE by Charles Benoit (Harper, May 8, 2012)

PRIZE PACK #2 (US only):

An ARC of GLIMMER by Phoebe Kitanidis (Balzer & Bray, April 17, 2012)
An ARC of THE INFECTS by Sean Beaudoin (Candlewick, September 25, 2012)
An ARC of ECHO by Alyson Noel (St. Martins Press, November 13, 2012)
A Paperback of THE WOOD QUEEN by Karen Mahoney (Flux, February 8, 2012)
An ARC of IMMORTAL CITY by Scott Speer (Razorbill, April 3, 2012)

PRIZE #3 (US and International):

$20 GIFT CARD to the online bookstore of your choice


It's easy to win! Two things to note...

1) This giveaway is open until 12:01 am on September 29, 2012
2) Book prizes are US only. Gift card is international.

To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter form below.

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Good luck, and thank you all! Okay, do you mind if we look at the cover just one more time?



Tricia J. O'Brien said...

*gasp* The most gorgeous cover maybe ever! *faints* Seriously, I'd grab that off the shelf even if I knew nothing about it. I'm so excited for you!

YA Book Queen said...

Congrats on the cover, it looks great!

PJ Hoover said...

Aw, thank you guys so much!

Anonymous said...

Great cover!!! Love all the colors and detail. I'm looking forward to reading your Tor.com blog post for the inspirations.

Can't wait to read the book.

Bish Denham said...

Congratulations! That is an absolutely stunning cover. It sure does make me want to read the book.

E. Kristin Anderson said...

I love your cover so much. And I love SOLSTICE so much. Reading it made me hot! ;)

Natalie Aguirre said...

Love the cover. So excited for you Tricia!

Kelly Polark said...

Your book cover is AMAZING!!!

Melissas Eclectic Bookshelf said...

This cover is beyond awesome!

Steph said...

I LOVE this cover!! Congrats on the book - I'm definitely looking forward to reading it!

Frankie Diane Mallis said...

Yay, PJ! I LOVE it! Congrats on another awesome cover for SOLSTICE! So excited!

Miriam Forster said...


Wow, what a nice thing to see as I come out of the writing recovery cave. I'm so excited for you, and you are AWESOME.

Christina Farley said...

Oh wow. Just fabulous!!!!! I adore the cover. You must be thrilled.

Sarah Kalaitzidis said...

I just love this book so much!
I've read this book back in January 2012 has it changed at all with the new release?

PJ Hoover said...

Ah, thank you guys so much for all the cover love!!!!! It makes me so happy!

Sarah, I plan to blog in the next couple weeks about what kinds of changes I made. Yes, it's changed (mostly character development stuff). But the overall story is definitely the same. :)

storyqueen said...

PJ!!! This cover is so awesome!! I am in love with it. Imagine, a girl in shorts, not a flowy dress!! About time.


Angela Brown said...

Having read Solstice before, I can certainly say this HOT new cover is very fitting. The cover artist did a wonderful job bringing your world and Piper to life on the cover :-)

Alexa said...

Yay I'm so happy for you! It is awesome to follow indie authors and watch as they get that publishing deal from a major publishing house.

Congrats! Can't wait to see it on shelves everywhere.

Kiki Hamilton said...

That is one HOT looking cover! Beautiful! You should be proud!!

Barrie said...

That really is one very amazing cover! I hope you celebrated with a LITTER of wine!! ha!!!

Shannon Hitchcock ~ Children's Writer said...

Love your cover and congratulations on your guest blog over at TOR!

PJ Hoover said...

Guys, thank you all so much for the cover love! Your support makes me smile!

Barrie, I will definitely partake in many a LITTER of wine :)

Jessica said...
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Jessica said...

I found my way to your awesome blog via Elana Johnson, and am ecstatic about your cover! It is so beautiful! I can't wait to one day be in the same place. :)
You've got a new follower! I can't wait to see all your new adventures with this book!

What's in a Name?

PJ Hoover said...

Thank you so much for visiting and for the cover love, Jessica! It is great to meet you!!!!!

Lena Goldfinch said...

Ooooooohhhhhh! I LOVE it!!!! Love the swirly electric vibe and the colors just pop off the shelf. Love the floaty title font (cool) and that girl looks ready to take on some serious trouble. :-) It's a great cover. Congrats!!

PJ Hoover said...

Thank you, Lena! I love what they did with the cover. It totally draws me in, and I wrote the book! :)

Eli Yanti said...

awesome :)

PJ Hoover said...

Thank you, Eli!

Seph said...

I know they say don't judge a book by its cover, but if I'd seen Solstice on the shelf, I would've definitely picked it! I love the design! ;D

Seph said...

I know they say don't judge a book by its cover, but if I'd seen Solstice on the shelf, I would've definitely picked it! I love the design! ;D

Seph said...

I know they say don't judge a book by its cover, but if I'd seen Solstice on the shelf, I would've definitely picked it! I love the design! ;D

PJ Hoover said...

I'm so glad, Seph! Thanks for stopping by!