Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Can You Handle an UPRISING?

Exciting things are afoot in the blogosphere.  I consider myself blessed to be a part of any of it.  As I am thrilled to share in the cover reveal fun for Jessica Therrien's UPRISING.

Here's a teaser to whet your appetite:
We left everything but the weapons. Clothes, food, toothpaste. There wasn’t time for things that weren’t essential to escape. The five of us went on foot in a direction that was meaningless to me. I had never seen what was outside of the edges of the safe haven, not since I’d been here.
When Mac stopped abruptly after our fifteen-minute trek into the woods, we all froze at once, bodies poised and ready to attack, eyes searching for threats.
“We’re here,” Mac announced. “What should we expect Marcus?”
I had never heard Dr. Nickel called by his first name, and it made me realize he wasn’t as untouchable as I had imagined. Just because he was here, didn’t mean we were safe.
            “I don’t know,” he answered. “Maybe an army, maybe nothing. Depends on where they are.”
            “Everyone best get down on the ground just in case,” Mac decided with a nod. “Weapons ready.”
            As I lay belly down in the dirt, I noticed Dr. Nickel pull a gun from his belt, and my stomach gave a heave.
“When I remove the haven walls, there will be a van. Everyone get in back. If anything goes wrong…” Mac paused, uncomfortable at the thought. “It’s been nice knowin’ ya.”

What?  Nice knowin' ya?  Okay, I have to find out what comes next :-)

Now, to the cover (drum roll please)...

Release Date: February 19, 2013
Publisher: ZOVA Books (will be available in paperback and e-book formats)
Jessica Therrien is the author of the young adult paranormal fiction series Children of the Gods. Book one in the series,Oppression, was published by ZOVA Books in February of 2012 and became a Barnes & Noble best-seller shortly after its release. The second book in the series, Uprising, will be available in February of 2013.

Aside from her Children of the Gods series, Jessica’s work can also be found in a published collection of flash fiction stories called Campaigner Challenges 2011Out of over 350 submissions her story, The Soulless, won first place for people’s choice and fourth place in the judging round of Rachael Harrie’s Writing Campaign Challenge. Her story, Savedis also available as part of the anthology.

Jessica spent most of her life in the small town of Chilcoot, California, high up in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. In this town of nearly 100 residents, with no street lights or grocery stores, there was little to do but find ways to be creative. Her mother, the local English teacher, inspired her to do all things artistic, and ultimately instilled in her a love for language.

In 2003, Jessica attended California State University Long Beach where her passion for language found her studying Chinese, and in 2005 she moved to Taiwan to study abroad. From 2005 to 2006 Jessica was fully immersed in the Chinese language as she attended National Taiwan University, and in 2008 she graduated from San Diego State University magna cum laude.

Jessica currently lives in Chula Vista with her husband and is working on book three in her Children of the Gods series.

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If you haven't had a chance to begin the series yet, here's the cover for book one and a blurb to get you started:
Elyse knows what it means to keep a secret. She's been keeping secrets her whole life. Two, actually. First, that she ages five times slower than the average person, so that while she looks eighteen years old, she's closer to eighty. Second, that her blood has a mysterious power to heal. For Elyse, these things don't make her special. They make life dangerous. After the death of her parents, she's been careful to keep her secret as closely guarded as possible. Now, only one other person in the world knows about her age and ability. Or so she thinks. Elyse is not the only one keeping secrets. There are others like her all over the world, descendants of the very people the Greeks considered gods. She is one of them, and they have been waiting for her for a long time. Among so many of her kind, she should not be very remarkable--except for the prophecy. Some believe she will put an end to traditions, safeguarded by violence, which have oppressed her people for centuries. Others are determined to keep her from doing just that. But for Elyse, the game is just beginning--and she's not entirely willing to play by their rules


  1. This sounds like something I would like. Great covers, too!

  2. All the best to this talented young woman on her upcoming release!

  3. Uprising sounds intriguing, but I really want to smooth that girl's hair away from her face. Drives me crazy! ^_^

    1. Haha! No time to tame hair during an uprising ;) Thanks Barbara!

    2. LOL!! Barbara, you always slay me. I think she'll get to that hair when the uprising's over :-)

  4. Thanks so much for taking part in the reveal, Angela :)

  5. I think I'll plan on reading Oppression right around the first of the year so I'll be ready for Uprising when it's released.

    1. Sounds like some seriously good reading ahead for you, LD.

    2. Thanks! I hope you enjoy the books!!

  6. Congratulations to Jessica on the next novel in the series. It's going straight to my TBR list! Yay. Love the cover. All the best, Jess.

  7. Congrats on the release, Jessica. I loved the hook at the end. Nice knowing ya?

    1. Haha! Thanks. Glad you liked it! There's plenty more of it...lots of action.

  8. Congrats to Jessica. Her book covers are so pretty.

  9. Wow! This is like the third book this week that looks fantastic! Sounds like just my kind of book! Thanks for sharing yet another great-sounding title!

  10. Woot for Jessica! Beautiful cover and an intriguing story.

  11. The book covers are just gorgeous... and love their premise;)

  12. Good to see Jessica getting all this support.

    Wrote By Rote

  13. Ooooh yay for Jessica!

    Love the cover too. I think it's even better than the one for OPPRESSION!


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