Bury the Hatchet Winners AND Hale Maree Cover Reveal

Hey gang! Lots of good news to share today, so I'll get right to it ...

Bury the Hatchet Giveaway Winners

First, everyone who participated in the blogfest, giveaway shenanigans, etc.: YOU ARE UNBELIEVABLY COOL! If we ever meet at a writing conference or something just say, "Hey, I took part in your Bury the Hatchet thingy" and the drink and/or coffee is on me. 

Seriously, it meant so much to have so many of you jump in and share Blood Fugue on your blogs, tweets, and the like. I know, there were prizes to be had, but many of you have helped me out in the past without even being asked (or poked with sharp things), so I know you would've done it regardless. 

So I'll end this with: I appreciate it, and I'll happily return the favor if you ever have a need. Now for the winners ...

Two $10 Barnes & Noble Gift Cards:

Hart Johnson
Shannon Lawrence

Four 4 GB, custom painted USB drives:

Michael Di Gesu
Siv Ottem
Brinda Berry
Julie Flanders

GRAND PRIZE - One Nook SimpleTouch with GlowLight:

Melissa Maygrove

Congrats to all! I've been in touch with all of you, and heard back, so your prizes will be forthcoming.

Hale Maree Cover Reveal

Such a fantastic cover, right?

Couldn't be more excited to share the cover for author Misty Provencher's NA debut, Hale Maree. Misty is no stranger to this blog, and me being the New Adult cheerleader that I am, I was thrilled to hear she is venturing into NA (though she'll still write YA, I'm sure). Plus, the story just sounds dang-amazing (at least that's how I'd put it in Texas terms):

Hale Simmons dreams of climbing out of her impoverished life, going to college, and getting herself a titanium crash helmet, so she can eventually bust through the Plexiglas ceiling of her crappy life. But for now, she’s just a 17-year-old girl with a flimsy hope, barely getting by with her alcoholic father, Jerry.

But for Hale, ‘crappy’ suddenly takes a nosedive, when Jerry becomes the sole witness to a horrible accident. It is an event which means to effect everyone, especially Hale, who wasn’t even involved.

While the depth of the accident has just begun to unfold, Otto Maree, a prominent business man and old family friend, stands to lose everything because of it. Otto is desperate for Hale’s father to stay quiet about what occurred the night the two men met for a drink. Out of mutual moments of desperation, the two fathers forge a deal. Jerry is desperate to gain financial stability for both himself and Hale, and Otto Maree is more than willing to pay to keep his secret just that.

But deals like this need to be made of the strongest vows and bound with the most faithful of loyalties. Otto proposes a marriage between Hale and his playboy-son, Oscar, in order to assure that the secret remains ‘in the family’. The mystery surrounding the accident continues to grow and Hale struggles against her own mysterious feelings that begin to develop for Oscar, who turns out to less of a playboy, but just as fiercely loyal and dedicated as his father.

As the pressures around her continues to escalate, Hale realizes that she’s got to decide if this arranged marriage is really just a big mistake or an amazing twist of fate, that has been waiting around for this particular accident to happen.

You'll be able to read Hale Maree this Holiday season...

As I mentioned above, Misty is also the author of the YA para-rom Cornerstone series:

CORNERSTONE is the story of Nalena Maxwell,
a girl who receives the wrong dang sign of an ancient
community that is responsible for maintaining the intellectual
evolution of the human race. And if the choices coming aren't
tough enough, there's a boy...one with liquid blue eyes...that
understands exactly who and what Nalena is.
Cornerstone & Keystone, the second book in the Cornerstone Series, are now Available in paperback and ebook at: 


  1. Congratulations to all of the winners! Woo hoo *throws confetti

  2. Congrats to the winners and thank you for the reveal too, EJ! I hope everyone who visits will grab Blood Fugue so they get a chance to know just how absolutely amazing you are!

  3. I'm so excited to be one of the winners! Yay!!! Thanks so much again, EJ. This was an awesome giveaway.

    Misty's cover looks fantastic! Congrats, Misty!

  4. Sounds amazing Misty. Thanks E.J for showcasing this preview on your blog. I loved it!

  5. LOVE that cover! Wowza!!!! And congrats to the winners :)

  6. Congrats to the winners!

    And that cover is fantastic!

  7. Congratulations to the winners! Michael said he thought his custom thumb drive was cool.

  8. Ohhhh... yay! I love people winning stuff! Too cool. And awesome that Melissa is the grand prize winner! She. Is. Awesome. (Everyone else is awesome too)

    EJ, great stuff here. I'm excited for all your ventures. :D

  9. Congrats to all the winners and huge congrats to Melissa whose books sounds really intriguing.

  10. I love Misty's writing. That cover is indeed, pretty darn cool.

  11. Those are some awesome prizes. Congrats to the lucky winners!

    Congrats to Misty on her new release, as well. There's a lot of NA coming out now. Can't wait to start reading it:)

  12. Congrats to all the winners! What great prizes and a fab hop. :) I haven't read Cornerstone by Misty- but it is on my list because I have heard such fabulous things about it! This new book looks wonderful, too. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Misty's cover is great. It makes me wonder if her character is considering marriage at a young age.

    Hugs and chocolate,

  14. OMZ, what a gorgeous cover! Hope Blood Fugue is doing well, EJ. I was happy to help. Congrats to all the winners!

  15. I reallllly wanted that flash drive. I'm thrilled. Hale Maree sounds like a great read.

  16. There it is on the blog. It wasn't a dream. I really DID win! (I never win anything. LOL) Thank you, EJ! :D And congrats to all the other winners.

    Love Misty's cover, and the story sounds great, too. :)

  17. That is such a striking cover. That back has so much strength in it, you know?

  18. Congrats to the winners. Hale Maree looks really intriguing!

  19. Congratulations to Misty! Great cover.

    And thank you for the prize! I'll take you up on that drink should we ever meet at a conference. Congratulations to all the winners!

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

  20. Hale Maree sounds like a really good story. I haven't read anything yet that's categorized as New Adult.

  21. Congratulations to all the winners! It's not surprising why so many people would willingly help to promote Blood Fugue without being asked. You've done a tremendous job writing a story that's worth the share, and you give so much to the community without a second thought. You're going to go far with this writing thing, EJ.

  22. Well, congrats. I don't think I've ever seen a custom painted USB drive.:-)

    New Adult? Okay, I'm obviously behind the times here, lol! But the storyline sounds good and I like the cover.


  23. A provocative cover, Misty! Looks great!


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