Thursday, February 14, 2013

HELP-PICK-A-COVER GIVEAWAY! Be one of the 1st to read Serena's debut novel!

Cover choice #1


In honor of Valentine's Day (and because I was in the mood to do a little not-quite-shameless self-promotion) I am giving away a pre-release electronic (Kindle) copy of my debut YA romantic fantasy novel, THE RYN! 

To enter, simply leave a comment telling me which of these lovely book covers is your favorite... and why! (additional disclosure at bottom)



To help with your decision, here's a little bit about the book: 


DESTINED by prophecy. 
GUARDED by deception. 
PURSUED by Love.

Centuries ago, an oracle foretold of a young woman who would wield the power to defeat E’veria’s most ancient enemies, the Cobelds. But after two centuries of relative peace, both the prophecy and the Cobelds have been relegated to lore—and only a few remain watchful for the promised Ryn. 

Finally, a child is born who matches the oracle’s description, but a Cobeld’s curse accompanies her birth. Led to believe they succeeded in killing the prophesied child, the Cobelds emerge from hiding, whispering infirmity and death upon anyone who dares to cross their path.

But the child survived.

Cover choice #2
Secreted away and called “Rose” for the first nineteen years of her life, Rynnaia E'veri has no idea of her true identity until a chance meeting with an injured knight reveals not only her parentage and true name, but the task assigned her by the oracle: discover the Remedy that will destroy the Cobelds' power.           

Now, her time has come.

Offered the assistance of pirates, scribes, storytellers, a young woman who died centuries ago,  and the knight who is quickly working his way into her heart, Rynnaia is fortified with friends. But if the Ryn is to complete her task, she must come to terms not only with who she is, but for whom she must be willing to die. For the kingdom’s survival depends on her.

Releasing 3/26/13, THE RYN begins an expanded re-imagining of the classic Grimm fairy tale, Snow White & Rose Red. Book 2, THE REMEDY, is scheduled for release April 2013.


GIVEAWAY RUNS THROUGH 11:59 pm on 2/20/2013 and is open to anyone with a valid email address unless prohibited by law. Please see the additional fine print below. If you do not have a Kindle you can download the FREE Kindle app for Android devices HERE. There is also a Kindle app for PCs. (Perhaps it's the same. I don't know. I am not a nerd and I do not possess that sort of tech knowledge.) Winners will be chosen using www.random.org. 

THE FINE PRINT (that I'm nice enough to make big enough to read): By entering the contest you agree that, if you are chosen as the winner of this giveaway of THE RYN by Serena Chase, you will not share, copy, or otherwise distribute this Advance Reader e-Copy by any means physical, electronic or otherwise unless given express written permission from the author or from the publisher, Candent Gate LLC.

I hope you all have a lovely, romantic Valentine's Day and that somewhere in the midst of the hearts and flowers and chocolates you take a moment to remember the One True Love who chases after your heart.


36 comments:

  1. The second one!! The "sparkling" blue at the bottom pulls together the touch of blue in their hoods. GORGEOUS! And the story sounds fabulous!

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  2. I vote for the second one. I'm with Ronie, the sparkles really draw a person in.

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  3. Definitely the first one! (I know, I'm in the minority here ;-) But I love the top and the silver blue bottom with your name is REALLY eye catching. The darker cover doesn't do as much for me. :)

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  4. I like the first. I know it's a fantasy novel but the second has too much of a magic (thus, non-Christian) feel to it.

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  5. I'm with Casey. I LOVE the first one. The second one is nice but when I look at it I see YA not Christian Fiction for all.

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  6. I probably should have specified: this is a YA novel. I hope it will be a YA that also appeals to adults and there are Christian allegorical elements and a bit of symbolism, but I think it probably leans heavier toward YA.

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  7. In another forum someone commented that they like cover #2, but prefer the title font in cover #1. Thoughts, anyone?

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    1. I actually agree with the font suggestion. Hadn't thought of it before, but the title looks classier in the first one, I think.

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    2. Yep, I have a thought about that... ;)

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  8. I like the second cover better, it has more appeal with the bright blue at the bottom it also brings out the faces of the two women and the rose it just makes them a lot brighter. It also makes the title stand out more and you can see the author's name better. That is my opinion i hope it helps you, and that i win the kindle book, but that is my honest opinion. God bless.
    Norma Stanforth
    n38stanforth(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. The first one is really pretty...but I think I'd pick the second one. :) It seems to capture the fairy tale feel, with the snowy woods behind her, the icy/sparkly font for the title, and the hint of "magic" in it all.

    No need to enter me, of course, but let me say that I cannot wait to read The Remedy and to share the series with everyone! :D

    ~Amber

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  10. # 2 is my choice. It's more colorful.

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  11. I think the second one pops more. That's my pick. I love the blue. The first is more elegant, but the second is more eye-catching and I definitely think for YA you'd want to go with eye-catching.

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  12. In a row of books lined up on a shelf, The first one would stand out

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  13. I like the first one! But they are both beautiful!

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  14. I love the second cover.

    rdunson(at)knology(dot)net

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  15. I love the first cover--the font grabbed me more than the second cover font.

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  16. I can't decide! I like them both...but perhaps I lean a little bit more towards cover 2. Either way I would pick up this book and read it! :).

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  17. Hi. I actually like them both. However, I like the first one better. To me it seems more romantic, where the cover 2 seems mory busy. Looking forward to this book. I enjoy retellings. Will this be available in print also? Those are still my favorites above ebooks.

    sweetdarknectar at gmail dot com

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  18. At this time it will only be published as an ebook, Amy, but I'll be sure to let you know if a print version comes available. For nonfiction I still prefer print copies that I can highlight, doodle, and more easily go back and skim to find the things I loved, and although I can't imagine a house without overflowing bookshelves as its most prominent decoration, for reading FICTION I've found myself a complete Kindle convert. If could read my fiction 100% ebook, 100% of the time, I would be THRILLED. My Kindle slips so easily into my purse for all those "waiting" times and to have access to a new book as soon as I've finished the old is so awesome.

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  19. Yes, definitely choice # 2! The book sounds intriguing! Best wishes, Serena!

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  20. I prefer cover #2 for overall design-the blue at the bottom really adds a pop. However--I like the font of the title in number one. It seems more romantic than than font in the second. Anyway, that's my two cents on the covers. I love fairytale re-tellings, thanks for the chance to read your book!

    Beth
    bharbin07[at]gmail[dot]com

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  21. I like the cover of the first one. Whoever your designer is nailed it on that one. It's bright and glowy, yet mysterious and intriguing. Kuddos the to your graphic designer! So excited for your book, Serena!!

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  22. I like the first one better. It's more subtle and mysterious. Both are beautiful, you have a great graphic designer. :)

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  23. I like Choice Number One...
    looking forward to reading your novel, Serena

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  24. I'm voting for #2...I love the blue and the title is easier to read at a glance...better for name recognition :-) Sounds like a great read! Looking forward to reading it!

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  25. Here's a request to everyone: if you have a teen close by, ask them... and let me know what they say!

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  26. I like the first one, all around. I think the blue sparkles draw the eye away from the two girls at the top, and girls on covers are selling quite well right now. Also, since it's Snow White/Rose Red, I think the snow theme works better.

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  27. About the Title and the Author Name i have problem with my eye and i could see the second a lot better.
    God bless you.
    Norma Stanforth
    n38stanforth(at)gmail(dot)com

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  28. The first one

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  29. I truly love the second cover.

    ladyinwaiting_16@ymail.com

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  30. Both are beautiful, but I like the second. Great work!

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  31. Congrats to winner Cheryl_hiccups! I will be contacting you soon to get your sending info!

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    1. Wow! I just found this blog and that was my first ever comment. That's awesome, thanks :) My email is cheryl.hiccups at gmail dot com.

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  32. So which cover won? Both beautiful, I lean toward #1 in case you're interested in that info.

    Hope all is going well in these last stages before your release!

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