Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Black City Cover Reveal & Giveaway

I'm super excited to be sharing this cover reveal today. Not only do I have the gorgeous cover to share, but I also have the first chapter for you to read AND a giveaway for you. Awesome.

The Cover:

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About Black City: 
A dark and tender postapocalyptic love story set in the aftermath of a bloody war

In a city where humans and Darklings are now separated by a high wall and tensions between the two races still simmer after a terrible war, sixteen-year-olds Ash Fisher, a half-blood Darkling, and Natalie Buchanan, a human and the daughter of the Emissary, meet and do the unthinkable—they fall in love. Bonded by a mysterious connection, that causes Ash’s long dormant heart to beat, Ash and Natalie first deny and then struggle to fight their forbidden feelings for each other, knowing if they’re caught they’ll be executed—but their feelings are too strong. When Ash and Natalie then find themselves at the center of a deadly conspiracy that threatens to pull the humans and Darklings back into war, they must make hard choices that could result in both their deaths.

Black City is due to be released in November 2012.

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About the author: 
Elizabeth Richards is an award-winning journalist and debut author, who spent her early career writing for videogame publications such as CUBE, P2 and GamesTM,and now works as a website editor. Previously, she ran a successful lifestyle website aimed at teenage girls. She won the Jane Hayward Young Journalist of the Year award for her feature on girls in the games industry, and was named 'Editor's Choice' in the industry trade magazine, MCV.
Elizabeth Richards lives in BuckinghamshireEngland and can be found online at www.theredpenofdoom.wordpress.com
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So if you're anything like me and dying to read it, like right now - here's the first chapter of the book to hold you over! Just click here to start reading.
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Thanks to the generosity of Penguin Books for Young Readers I also have an ARC of Black City to give away. Plus, up for grabs is one of five personalized drawings of the main characters - Ash and Natalie - drawn and autographed by the author. This drawing will look kinda like this one, but each one will be unique. 
This contest is international and will end at 12:01 AM on March 8. Just fill out the Rafflecopter form to enter. 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

70 comments:

  1. I'm super excited! That cover is so beautiful! Thank you for the giveaway! *_*

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  2. the cover is good but not my favorite either but i'm really excited for the book and the giveaway is international so it's even better

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  3. Thank you so much for the giveaway! I haven't heard of this before today, but I already want to read this so, so badly! (So I guess "freaking out!") *Crosses fingers*

    I adore this cover. I like the way it's a flower, but it's shattering, which makes it so unique! Plus, I love the addition of a city, which adds the dystopian flare!

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  4. The cover is beautiful, although I dislike the font used for the title "Black City".

    I have never read this book before, but I am excited to be able to enter a giveaway to win it!

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  5. That cover is so beautiful! I love everything about it.
    I haven't heard about this book before but now it's already on my wishlist!
    Thanks a lot for the International giveaway.

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  6. I love the colors used and flowers. I think it is very pretty and eye catching. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  7. It's not my favorite cover, but I like that they did something different and visually interesting with the flower. It's pretty cool looking. Hadn't heard of this book until today (I don't know why), but it intrigues me!

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  8. i really like this cover. i like how it's as if the flower is being blown apart and it's red which after reading what the book is about makes me think of blood that could be shed in the possible war to come. and this is the first i've heard of this book, but now i'm pretty close to freaking out : )

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  9. I really like the cover! I think it's beautiful. I really want to read this book :D

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  10. Hyper super excited!
    Love the cover! It's really unique, and I love that the rose looks like some kind of bloody red, frozen snow falling on the black city.

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  11. Holy crap!!! This cover is gorgeous. The colors, the dynamics, the energy! And it's so original, too - no pretty girls in pretty dresses (THANK YOU!). Not to mention that the synopsis sounds very delicious and intriguing - I'd love me a copy of this pure awesomeness!

    Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway <3 I won't lie - it's the first time I'm hearing about this book, so I'm really thankful you brought it to my attention!

    And just look at the drawing! Awww... Elizabeth is obviously very talented (and beautiful!). Looking forward to reading her book!

    Evie

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  12. I LOVE the cover. It is really different and I love the colors. I actually hadn't heard of this book and I am excited about reading this. I love when I find something new to read :D
    GFC:aprildan01

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  13. The cover IS GORGEOUS, the way the flower is shattered like glass, and the color like the blood...chills.
    Is a number 10 in the freaking out I want it...
    thanks so much for the chance to win
    best wishes

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  14. The cover is absolutely stunning! It has swag written all over it! :)
    I really hope I'll be lucky enought to win a copy. Thanks so much for the chance!

    Oh, and BTW, damn, Elizabeth, you can draw! ;D Love the picture.

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  15. I love the cover of the book. I think it is pretty creative. I am freaking out!! I want to read this book!

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  16. LOVE the cover. It's just so.. Beutiful! And the description is definitly not making it any worse.

    Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  17. The cover is stunning! Beautiful! :) I really love it, I totally judge books by their covers, im horrible like that. and this one really makes me want to read it !

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  18. I <3 the cover it looks great! I am FREAKIN excited to get ahold of this book to read! ;-)
    ~Peggy
    bethsflutterby@aol.com

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  19. Sounds like my kind of book. Forbidden love, I love it. Can't wait to read this book. I just hope it ends well. The cover is beautiful. Love it.
    Thanks for giveaway!
    -Maritza R

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  20. I love the cover! It's so friggin gorgeous. I'm really excited for this book, it sounds really friggin good. I love star-crossed lovers.

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  21. I think this book sounds so intriguing and I LOVE the cover *adding to wishlist immediately* Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  22. The summary sounds really good! And I LOVE the fluttering petals on the cover! :)

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  23. The cover is sooo lovely!
    I'm pretty much excited for it!

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  24. What can I say, I think the cover is brilliant!
    The colors really contrast between them, and the fluttering petals look so cool!

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  25. That cover is amazing. Come on, it has a rose! Who wouldn't want to pick that up, even without the blurb?
    And, once the blurb comes up... I'm definitely reading this one!

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  26. VERY excited!!! that cover is so cool!

    catherine0807 at hotmail dot com

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  27. The first time I saw the cover I thought it was very powerful. The image of something so delicate and fragile exploding and shattering like that is very vivid. The cover alone would inspire me to buy this book!

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  28. Beautiful Cover, I love it!! I'm very excited:) New book to my wishlist!! I would love to win!! Thanks for the giveaway:)

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  29. I really like the cover! I haven't heard about it until now but I am definitely going to put it on my TBR List. It sounds good :) Thanks so much for the chance to win.

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  30. The cover is amazing! I wish that cover artists got more credit for their work because it is part of the draw to the artist's genius. That being said, I cannot wait to read the book! It sounds great. :-D

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  31. I am mega freaking out!!! So bloody amazing.

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  32. I was just drooling over this book over at Amazon! What a great looking cover, very thought provoking. Fits the description of the book.

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  33. I love the flower shattering. It's awesome! And I'm about a 5. Haven't read much about yet to be extremely excited, but read enough to know it's good.

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  34. I'm excited about the book! And I love the cover. I know I shouldn't judge books by their covers but if not much effort is put into the cover art, how much could be put into the book itself, you know? That why covers like the one for Black City are great and I think it goes well with the synopsis of the book.

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  35. I am always excited to read a new dystopian or post-apoclalyptic novel, and this one sounds awesome! The cover is nice; I think I'd like the background to be darker...Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

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  36. I like the cover, it's very eye catching. Not quite freaking out since it's the first time I've heard of it but sounds really interesting, definitely going on my long list of to reads =) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  37. The scale has broken! I'm so excited for this book!! And the cover is absolutely awesome and very original!! Thanks so much for the giveaway :))

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  38. Ohh i'm definitely freaking out! I love the synopsis and the title itself is a must read!

    Thanks for the chance!

    fallendream03 AT gmail DOT com

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  39. The cover is interesting. It makes me think of chaos

    Antane

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  40. I'm excited about this book and I love the cover!

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  41. Very excited for this book! Plus, such a pretty cover!

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  42. So excited!! I came across the summary on my own a while back and it's great to see more web buzz about her book now. While the cover is not what I expected, I like it! :)

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  43. If I have one talent, I am good at fangirling. This cover is gorgeous and is erkfhrjfkrnfkjrfnkrnfknrf omg I can't even put it into words.

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  44. It's not my favorite cover although it is eye catching. I'm anxious to read this one.

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  45. Really freaking out lol. Am in love with the first chapter, I'm super excite for this book!

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  46. I like the cover, just not the gradient used in the background. Near freaking out, near.

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  47. I loved the cover and I would love to read the book! I'm pretty excited to read it!

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  48. Exploding rose! Of course, the cover is amazing! And the first chapter already has me obsessing about the book :D

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  49. The cover is amazing! I really want to read the book, sounds amazing! Thanks for the int. giveaway! c;

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  50. the cover is gorgeous!

    am freaking out to read it!

    regards,

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  51. I would say I am pretty close to freaking out! The gorgeous cover and the first chapter absolutaly sold me.

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  52. Def on the scale of freaaaaaking out!!! :) and I adore the cover! Thank you for the chance!

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  53. I liek the cover and am really excite about reading this book

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  54. I'm so excited for this book! The first chapter is amazing and the cover is just gorgeous!!

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  55. The cover is beautiful, for me the shattered rose represents how everything they knew about life was lost, the beauty of the time, and all the wonderfulness of love!
    I need to have a cooopy!! Thanks for the giveaway! Fingers crossed!

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  56. I love that Elizabeth can write and draw! It makes me really excited for the success of this book, so she can turn it into a graphic novel!

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

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  57. I absolutely love the cover. I'm freaking out that's how excited i am about this book. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  58. I am so psyched for this book. I think the cover is absolutely amazing. Can't wait to read this one.

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  59. I am so excited ! The book cover is amazing !!!!

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  60. The book cover is absolutely fabulous.

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  61. I'm really excited for this book! The cover is beautiful and unique.

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  62. Love the cover is beautiful. And I really want to know more about the story.

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  63. Such a beautiful cover!!! Excited for this book!

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  64. The cover is amazing. I love the explosive effect of the flower. Already intrigued to read the story.

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  65. I can't wait for this book to come out! The cover's so beautiful!

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  66. I totally love the cover !!
    And first, I had not even heard about the book but now, I so excited to read it.

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  67. I totally love the cover !!
    And first, I had not even heard about the book but now, I so excited to read it.

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  68. This contest looks really neat! Thanks for hosting it.

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  69. I am lovin' that cover! =D So excited!

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

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  70. What do you think of it? On a scale of one to freaking out, how excited are you for Black City?

    From a scale to calm and waiting to eager and inpatient? Eager and inpatient wins!

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Black City Cover Reveal & Giveaway

I'm super excited to be sharing this cover reveal today. Not only do I have the gorgeous cover to share, but I also have the first chapter for you to read AND a giveaway for you. Awesome.

The Cover:

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About Black City: 
A dark and tender postapocalyptic love story set in the aftermath of a bloody war

In a city where humans and Darklings are now separated by a high wall and tensions between the two races still simmer after a terrible war, sixteen-year-olds Ash Fisher, a half-blood Darkling, and Natalie Buchanan, a human and the daughter of the Emissary, meet and do the unthinkable—they fall in love. Bonded by a mysterious connection, that causes Ash’s long dormant heart to beat, Ash and Natalie first deny and then struggle to fight their forbidden feelings for each other, knowing if they’re caught they’ll be executed—but their feelings are too strong. When Ash and Natalie then find themselves at the center of a deadly conspiracy that threatens to pull the humans and Darklings back into war, they must make hard choices that could result in both their deaths.

Black City is due to be released in November 2012.

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About the author: 
Elizabeth Richards is an award-winning journalist and debut author, who spent her early career writing for videogame publications such as CUBE, P2 and GamesTM,and now works as a website editor. Previously, she ran a successful lifestyle website aimed at teenage girls. She won the Jane Hayward Young Journalist of the Year award for her feature on girls in the games industry, and was named 'Editor's Choice' in the industry trade magazine, MCV.
Elizabeth Richards lives in BuckinghamshireEngland and can be found online at www.theredpenofdoom.wordpress.com
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So if you're anything like me and dying to read it, like right now - here's the first chapter of the book to hold you over! Just click here to start reading.
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Thanks to the generosity of Penguin Books for Young Readers I also have an ARC of Black City to give away. Plus, up for grabs is one of five personalized drawings of the main characters - Ash and Natalie - drawn and autographed by the author. This drawing will look kinda like this one, but each one will be unique. 
This contest is international and will end at 12:01 AM on March 8. Just fill out the Rafflecopter form to enter. 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

70 comments:

  1. I'm super excited! That cover is so beautiful! Thank you for the giveaway! *_*

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  2. the cover is good but not my favorite either but i'm really excited for the book and the giveaway is international so it's even better

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  3. Thank you so much for the giveaway! I haven't heard of this before today, but I already want to read this so, so badly! (So I guess "freaking out!") *Crosses fingers*

    I adore this cover. I like the way it's a flower, but it's shattering, which makes it so unique! Plus, I love the addition of a city, which adds the dystopian flare!

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  4. The cover is beautiful, although I dislike the font used for the title "Black City".

    I have never read this book before, but I am excited to be able to enter a giveaway to win it!

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  5. That cover is so beautiful! I love everything about it.
    I haven't heard about this book before but now it's already on my wishlist!
    Thanks a lot for the International giveaway.

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  6. I love the colors used and flowers. I think it is very pretty and eye catching. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  7. It's not my favorite cover, but I like that they did something different and visually interesting with the flower. It's pretty cool looking. Hadn't heard of this book until today (I don't know why), but it intrigues me!

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  8. i really like this cover. i like how it's as if the flower is being blown apart and it's red which after reading what the book is about makes me think of blood that could be shed in the possible war to come. and this is the first i've heard of this book, but now i'm pretty close to freaking out : )

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  9. I really like the cover! I think it's beautiful. I really want to read this book :D

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  10. Hyper super excited!
    Love the cover! It's really unique, and I love that the rose looks like some kind of bloody red, frozen snow falling on the black city.

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  11. Holy crap!!! This cover is gorgeous. The colors, the dynamics, the energy! And it's so original, too - no pretty girls in pretty dresses (THANK YOU!). Not to mention that the synopsis sounds very delicious and intriguing - I'd love me a copy of this pure awesomeness!

    Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway <3 I won't lie - it's the first time I'm hearing about this book, so I'm really thankful you brought it to my attention!

    And just look at the drawing! Awww... Elizabeth is obviously very talented (and beautiful!). Looking forward to reading her book!

    Evie

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  12. I LOVE the cover. It is really different and I love the colors. I actually hadn't heard of this book and I am excited about reading this. I love when I find something new to read :D
    GFC:aprildan01

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  13. The cover IS GORGEOUS, the way the flower is shattered like glass, and the color like the blood...chills.
    Is a number 10 in the freaking out I want it...
    thanks so much for the chance to win
    best wishes

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  14. The cover is absolutely stunning! It has swag written all over it! :)
    I really hope I'll be lucky enought to win a copy. Thanks so much for the chance!

    Oh, and BTW, damn, Elizabeth, you can draw! ;D Love the picture.

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  15. I love the cover of the book. I think it is pretty creative. I am freaking out!! I want to read this book!

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  16. LOVE the cover. It's just so.. Beutiful! And the description is definitly not making it any worse.

    Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  17. The cover is stunning! Beautiful! :) I really love it, I totally judge books by their covers, im horrible like that. and this one really makes me want to read it !

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  18. I <3 the cover it looks great! I am FREAKIN excited to get ahold of this book to read! ;-)
    ~Peggy
    bethsflutterby@aol.com

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  19. Sounds like my kind of book. Forbidden love, I love it. Can't wait to read this book. I just hope it ends well. The cover is beautiful. Love it.
    Thanks for giveaway!
    -Maritza R

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  20. I love the cover! It's so friggin gorgeous. I'm really excited for this book, it sounds really friggin good. I love star-crossed lovers.

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  21. I think this book sounds so intriguing and I LOVE the cover *adding to wishlist immediately* Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  22. The summary sounds really good! And I LOVE the fluttering petals on the cover! :)

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  23. The cover is sooo lovely!
    I'm pretty much excited for it!

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  24. What can I say, I think the cover is brilliant!
    The colors really contrast between them, and the fluttering petals look so cool!

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  25. That cover is amazing. Come on, it has a rose! Who wouldn't want to pick that up, even without the blurb?
    And, once the blurb comes up... I'm definitely reading this one!

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  26. VERY excited!!! that cover is so cool!

    catherine0807 at hotmail dot com

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  27. The first time I saw the cover I thought it was very powerful. The image of something so delicate and fragile exploding and shattering like that is very vivid. The cover alone would inspire me to buy this book!

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  28. Beautiful Cover, I love it!! I'm very excited:) New book to my wishlist!! I would love to win!! Thanks for the giveaway:)

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  29. I really like the cover! I haven't heard about it until now but I am definitely going to put it on my TBR List. It sounds good :) Thanks so much for the chance to win.

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  30. The cover is amazing! I wish that cover artists got more credit for their work because it is part of the draw to the artist's genius. That being said, I cannot wait to read the book! It sounds great. :-D

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  31. I am mega freaking out!!! So bloody amazing.

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  32. I was just drooling over this book over at Amazon! What a great looking cover, very thought provoking. Fits the description of the book.

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  33. I love the flower shattering. It's awesome! And I'm about a 5. Haven't read much about yet to be extremely excited, but read enough to know it's good.

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  34. I'm excited about the book! And I love the cover. I know I shouldn't judge books by their covers but if not much effort is put into the cover art, how much could be put into the book itself, you know? That why covers like the one for Black City are great and I think it goes well with the synopsis of the book.

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  35. I am always excited to read a new dystopian or post-apoclalyptic novel, and this one sounds awesome! The cover is nice; I think I'd like the background to be darker...Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

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  36. I like the cover, it's very eye catching. Not quite freaking out since it's the first time I've heard of it but sounds really interesting, definitely going on my long list of to reads =) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  37. The scale has broken! I'm so excited for this book!! And the cover is absolutely awesome and very original!! Thanks so much for the giveaway :))

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  38. Ohh i'm definitely freaking out! I love the synopsis and the title itself is a must read!

    Thanks for the chance!

    fallendream03 AT gmail DOT com

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  39. The cover is interesting. It makes me think of chaos

    Antane

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  40. I'm excited about this book and I love the cover!

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  41. Very excited for this book! Plus, such a pretty cover!

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  42. So excited!! I came across the summary on my own a while back and it's great to see more web buzz about her book now. While the cover is not what I expected, I like it! :)

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  43. If I have one talent, I am good at fangirling. This cover is gorgeous and is erkfhrjfkrnfkjrfnkrnfknrf omg I can't even put it into words.

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  44. It's not my favorite cover although it is eye catching. I'm anxious to read this one.

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  45. Really freaking out lol. Am in love with the first chapter, I'm super excite for this book!

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  46. I like the cover, just not the gradient used in the background. Near freaking out, near.

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  47. I loved the cover and I would love to read the book! I'm pretty excited to read it!

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  48. Exploding rose! Of course, the cover is amazing! And the first chapter already has me obsessing about the book :D

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  49. The cover is amazing! I really want to read the book, sounds amazing! Thanks for the int. giveaway! c;

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  50. the cover is gorgeous!

    am freaking out to read it!

    regards,

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  51. I would say I am pretty close to freaking out! The gorgeous cover and the first chapter absolutaly sold me.

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  52. Def on the scale of freaaaaaking out!!! :) and I adore the cover! Thank you for the chance!

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  53. I liek the cover and am really excite about reading this book

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  54. I'm so excited for this book! The first chapter is amazing and the cover is just gorgeous!!

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  55. The cover is beautiful, for me the shattered rose represents how everything they knew about life was lost, the beauty of the time, and all the wonderfulness of love!
    I need to have a cooopy!! Thanks for the giveaway! Fingers crossed!

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  56. I love that Elizabeth can write and draw! It makes me really excited for the success of this book, so she can turn it into a graphic novel!

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

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  57. I absolutely love the cover. I'm freaking out that's how excited i am about this book. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  58. I am so psyched for this book. I think the cover is absolutely amazing. Can't wait to read this one.

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  59. I am so excited ! The book cover is amazing !!!!

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  60. The book cover is absolutely fabulous.

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  61. I'm really excited for this book! The cover is beautiful and unique.

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  62. Love the cover is beautiful. And I really want to know more about the story.

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  63. Such a beautiful cover!!! Excited for this book!

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  64. The cover is amazing. I love the explosive effect of the flower. Already intrigued to read the story.

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  65. I can't wait for this book to come out! The cover's so beautiful!

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  66. I totally love the cover !!
    And first, I had not even heard about the book but now, I so excited to read it.

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  67. I totally love the cover !!
    And first, I had not even heard about the book but now, I so excited to read it.

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  68. This contest looks really neat! Thanks for hosting it.

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  69. I am lovin' that cover! =D So excited!

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

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  70. What do you think of it? On a scale of one to freaking out, how excited are you for Black City?

    From a scale to calm and waiting to eager and inpatient? Eager and inpatient wins!

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