From Imagination To Publication

Monday, September 24, 2012

The Buzz: Cover Reveals - CANARY & STRENGTH

Hello bloggers!! Long time no see...or blog...I guess. So, yes, I'm giving myself the "world's worst blogger" award for last week's total of ZERO posts, lol. I'm a busy bee, and I'll tell you all about my writing world escapades on Wednesday.

Today I want to reveal the covers of two great books, CANARY and STRENGTH. I'm a little late to the game, but better late than never, right? I'm so excited for the authors of these books! Rachele Alpine, author of CANARY, and the hilariously funny and awesome Carrie Butler, author of STRENGTH, are two of my favorite blogger buds. Congrats guys!!

Here are their fantabulous covers :)

Staying quiet will destroy her, but speaking up will destroy everyone.
Kate Franklin’s life changes for the better when her dad lands a job at Beacon Prep, an elite private school with one of the best basketball teams in the state. She begins to date a player on the team and quickly gets caught up in a world of idolatry and entitlement, learning that there are perks to being an athlete. 
But those perks also come with a price. Another player takes his power too far and Kate is assaulted at a party. She knows she should speak out, but her dad tries to silence her in order to protect the team. The world that Kate was once welcomed into is now her worst enemy, and she must decide whether to stay silent or expose the corruption, destroying her father’s career and bringing down a town’s heroes. 
Canary is told in a mix of prose and verse.

When college student Rena Collins finds herself nose-to-chest with the campus outcast, her rumor-laced notions are shattered. Handsome, considerate, and seemingly sane, Wallace Blake doesn’t look like he spends his nights alone, screaming and banging on the walls of his dorm room. Hell, he doesn’t look like he spends his nights alone, period. 
Too curious for her own good, Rena vows to uncover the truth behind Wallace’s madman reputation--and how two seconds of contact had left her with bruises. Of course, there are a few minor setbacks along the way: guilt, admiration, feelings of the warm and fuzzy variety… 
Not to mention the unwanted attention of Wallace's powerful, supernaturally-gifted family. 
They’re a bloodline divided by opposing ideals, two soon-to-be warring factions that live in secret among us. When Rena ends up caught in their crossfire, Wallace has no choice but to save her by using his powers. Now they’re really in trouble. With war on the horizon and Rena’s life in the balance, he needs to put some distance between them. But Rena won’t let go. If fighting is what it takes to prove her own strength and keep Wallace in her life, then that’s what she’ll do--even if it means risking a whole lot more than her heart. 


  1. Oh my! My cover is very excited to be hanging out next to that cover! Thanks for the shout out! :)

  2. That cover for Canary has an awesome antiquated feel to it.

  3. Thank you for the cover love, Jessica! We missed you around the blogosphere. :)

    P.S. I adore Rachele's cover! Very cool. :D