04 January, 2013

Cover Reveal: From the Ashes by Jessica K. McKendry

Jessica K. McKendry has revealed the cover and blurb of her debut, From the Ashes! I'm excited to be part of the reveal, since it sounds like a really good book (and the cover is fantastic):

I'm not sure how it all went wrong.
The concept was simple.
The Trials were made to test us. They were made to challenge our strengths; our bravery.
We were supposed to come out better.
Winning the Trials would make us Superior citizens.
It would bring us honor and demonstrate our loyalty to the Imperial Alliance. I knew exactly what I wanted.
Until I met him.
There was something about him. Something dark. If only I had known the danger it would put us in.
I thought I knew the risks.
But I never imagined the price we'd pay.


Sound like a book you'd check out? What's an upcoming debut that's caught your eye?

-----The Golden Eagle


Pat Hatt said...

Saw at another sea already, the cover is still great good and steady.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Jessica rocks!

Kimberlee Turley said...

It is a beautiful cover. What genre is it?

mooderino said...

Definitely an eye-catching cover.

Denise Covey said...

I love the cover, but I always like to see a few lines (taken from the blurb, perhaps) on a cover to give more idea of what is inside. The colours are awesome!
I love reading debut books, but the author has probably already written a lot more and has stashed them away. How about you, Jessica?

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

Definitely sounds interesting and the cover is great!

DWei said...

It doesn't really catch my eye I'm afraid. It sounds a bit cliched almost? Maybe I'm a bit too cynical.

Brinda said...

I like the style of the blurb and that cover ROCKS.

Dazzling Mage said...

Reminds me a little too much of The Hunger Games, but we'll see. Thanks for posting!

Jess said...

Thanks so much! You're awesome :) Glad you could help out!

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I love that cover. Thanks for sharing.

Charles Gramlich said...

Great color scheme!

Bonnee Crawford said...

Oh goodness, she's getting it published?! I didn't think I'd forgotten to check her blog for THAT long... That looks like an amazing cover, and the blurb has definitely got me drawn in. I want to read! But if you'll excuse me, I think I'd better go and get up-to-date with Jessica's blog...

Anonymous said...

Great-looking cover! The blurb reminds me of the Hunger Games.

Carole Anne Carr said...

Just the perfect sort of book for YA fiction.

The Golden Eagle said...

Pat: Yup!

Alex: She does. :)

Kimberlee: Believe it's Science Fiction/Young Adult.

Mooderino: Agreed.

Denise: Interesting--I actually prefer my covers promotion-free, with just the title. :P

Duncan: I like it, too.

DWei: I get where you're coming from; there are a lot of these kinds of books on the market.

Brinda: Indeed! :)

Dazzling Mage: You're welcome!

Jess: Glad I could help spread the word. :) Congratulations again!

Susan: Anytime.

Charles: The colors caught my eye, too.

Bonnee: Of course. :)

Milo: It does sound similar in the mention of trials, doesn't it?

Carole: Sounds like it!

Bio Toxin said...

it has a slight aroma of cheese but other than that it sounds great, it sounds like an inner conflict story with revelations on what we really value.

....Petty Witter said...

Intriguing blurb, thanks for sharing.

Crystal Collier said...

Oooh! *WANT* And yay for Jess! Can't wait to get my hands on this.

cleemckenzie said...

Here's to Jessica's book! I've seen it all over the place today.

Theresa Milstein said...

Congrats to Jessica.

Ciara said...

I've seen this cover around the blogging world. It caught my eye.

Lynda R Young said...

congrats to Jess!

N. R. Williams said...

Hi Golden
Love the concept and cover. Great idea.

Misha Gericke said...

Oh yeah I definitely want to read this one. :-D

Elaine Smith said...

That is a great cover - it really draws the eye into the centre. Good luck to Jessica and to her book!

The Golden Eagle said...

Bio Toxin: It's always interesting to read stories about the human condition.

Petty Witter: You're welcome!

Crystal: Me neither. :)

Cleemckenzie: She had a great cover reveal!

Theresa: Same from me.

Ciara: It's a nice cover!

Lynda: Indeed.

Nancy: The concept struck me, too.

Misha: Me, too. :)

Elaine: Yes, it does; kudos to the graphic designer who did it.

Paul Tobin said...

Looks very interesting.