Thursday, July 26, 2012

Cover Reveal: DEADWOOD by Kell Andrews

I am often excited about cover reveals, but this is the first one I'm nervous about -- my own MG debut, DEADWOOD! Instead of biting my nails, I'll get right to it:

 

How gorgeous is that? The amazing cover artist, Shawna Tenney, captured the characters and scene perfectly -- just as I pictured it but a thousand times more vivid. 

DEADWOOD is coming from Pugalicious Press in late 2012. Here's what it's about:

There’s something evil in Deadwood Park.

Twelve-year-old Army brat Martin Cruz hates his rotten new town. Then he gets a message from a tree telling him it’s cursed — and so is he. It’s not just any tree. It’s the Spirit Tree, the ancient beech the high school football team carves to commemorate the home opener. And every year they lose.

But the curse is no game, and it gets worse. Businesses fail. Trees topple like dominos. Sinkholes open up in the streets, swallowing cars and buildings. Even people begin to fade, drained of life.

Martin teams up with know-it-all soccer star Hannah Vaughan. Together they must heal the tree, or be stuck in Deadwood Park at the mercy of the psycho who cursed it.

I'd love to hear your thoughts on the DEADWOOD cover! And I'd really love it if you added it to your "to-read" list on Goodreads. Thanks so much!


40 comments:

  1. Ooh I love it, I like how the title and name are carved into the tree, and I like the lightning bolts at the top :)

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  2. Kell - absolutely love love love the cover! So excited for you! :)

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  3. It's so beautiful, Kell! Congratulations--can't wait to read it. I think my DD will love it!

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    1. Sorry, not sure why this came through Unknown. It's me, Kris Asselin!

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  4. I really, really love this cover. Congrats!

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  5. That's an amazing cover! I've added the book to my Goodreads list too. Congrats to you!

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  7. It looks great! Congratulations!!

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  8. I absolutely love it! So happy for you!

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  9. Oh Kell! It's absolutely gorgeous - You must be over the moon!

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  10. love it! can't wait til it comes out :D

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  11. WOW! Great cover - love the glowing letters!

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  12. Thanks everyone! I'm so gratified by all the comments, shares, and views!

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  13. Love the cover, Kell! Gorgeous!

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  14. LOVE IT! This cover is amazing!!

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  15. Congrats on such a great cover!

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  16. I love it, Kell! Particularly that your name also appears carved into the trunk. Win.

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  17. I have to agree with Jan above, your name carved into the trunk rocks!

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  18. Fantastic cover! Can't wait for the book. :D

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  19. The cover looks amazing! And I think it will capture the eye of tons of kids looking for a spooky read!

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  20. i love it! many congrats!! it is gorgeous, kell!!

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  21. Absolutely awesome on every level. What a great cover!!

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  22. Love the cover! The gnarly branches and the graffiti on the tree. So spooky. Looking forward to reading it when it comes out.

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  23. I am blushing! Thanks for all the nice comments. I'm always nervous to send my art out into the world especially when I'm illustrating someone's baby. I'm glad for the good responses!

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  24. ^^^ That is the incredibly talented cover artist, Shawna Tenney. Yay! Thanks for stopping by, Shawna. I am so happy with your work!

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  25. Love it, Kell! Great work, Shawna! Awesome cover + great storyline = CWTRL (that is, Can't-Wait-To-Read List)

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  26. Cool cover, Kell. I love the spooky tree. :)

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  27. Wow, I love the cover - especially the twisted trunk of the tree and the glowing letters! I illustrate, and I love the covers of MG and YA (though MG has more illustrated covers lately). That cover and that blurb would make me pick up the book in a heartbeat! Congrats and hope you have many more moments like this!

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  28. The cover looks great! Just the right mix of spooky and fun!

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  29. Gorgeous cover that is just wow! So excited for you, Kell! Can. Not. Wait. To. Read! Congrats!

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  30. Very cool cover! Kids will be snatching it off the shelves!

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