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Cover Reveal: SALT + Excerpt & Giveaway

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I had no plans to participate in a cover reveal today, but when I saw the cover for SALT by Danielle Ellison I couldn’t resist. I love this cover! It’s modern and pretty and purple and I love the sans serif, white bordered font with just a hint of purple opacity to make it stand out.

The tagline is a bit quirky and fun and I can’t wait to learn just why we shouldn’t leave home without salt.

The title’s placement, justified left, and the author’s name beneath, not quite justified right, feel surprisingly well-balanced and really stand out without feeling too weighty and obscuring the images behind them. The blurred background that fades into a starry night sky is also quite intriguing. And I love that there is a brightness at the top of the cover that gradually darkens at the bottom.

It is a beautiful and visually appealing cover. And it’s my favorite Entangled cover. But that’s what I think.

What do you think?

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About Salt

Penelope is a witch, part of a secret society protecting humans from demon attacks. But when she was a child, a demon killed her parents—and stole her magic. Since then, she’s been pretending to be something she’s not, using her sister’s magic to hide her own loss, to prevent being sent away.

When she’s finally given the chance to join the elite demon-hunting force, Penelope thinks that will finally change. With her sister’s help, she can squeeze through the tests and get access to the information she needs to find “her” demon. To take back what was stolen.

Then she meets Carter. He’s cute, smart, and she can borrow his magic, too. He knows her secret—but he also has one of his own.

Suddenly, Penelope’s impossible quest becomes far more complicated. Because Carter’s not telling her everything, and it’s starting to seem like the demons have their own agenda…and they’re far too interested in her.

Series: Salt #1
Author: Danielle Ellison
Release Date: January 7, 2014
Publisher: Entangled Teen

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The Excerpt

“Jealousy is cute on you, Pen.”

“Don’t call me that,” I snap, pushing my coffee away from me. “And I’m not jealous.”

He leans back on the chair. “Sure. And I don’t think you’re adorable.” I jerk my eyes up. He’s smiling. Screw this—this is so frustrating. I tap my foot under the table.

“We’re stating the facts, right?” he says.

“Right,” I say.

I don’t have time for this. And what is wrong with this coffee? I feel like I swallowed a fire and it’s all just burning at my stomach.

“You look sick again,” he says.

The poorly—or perfectly—timed waitress comes back with Carter’s coffee and a whole tray of drinks. Carter, obviously, flirts again. I don’t know if he’s doing it to get a reaction out of me, but I’m not going to give him one. I watch him and say nothing, but the whole time it feels darker inside my head and my stomach whirs. It’s more empty, and more full, and unsettled at once. The waitress turns to leave a when it happens.

The waitress coughs, as if she suddenly can’t breathe, and trips. She flies across the air. The tray spills all over a table of four. I gasp, horrified. Another waitress grabs her by the waist, trying to give her the Heimlich. The waitress coughs out the gum. She’s crying hysterically, apologizing to the customers dripping with water.

The weirdest part? As soon it happens, all the fury that was building up inside of me disappears. It’s calm again, normal. The change is so sudden that my fingernails dig into the table. All I can hear is the waitress’s cry.

“I don’t know what happened,” she sobs over and over again. I close my eyes. Everything inside me is completely still. No storm, no clawing, no emptiness or fullness. In fact, I’m suddenly starving.

Carter’s looking at me when I open my eyes. There’s something unsettling in his gaze, something suspicious.

“I gotta go,” I say. He starts to say something. I don’t stay long enough to find out what it is.

Somehow I just did magic.

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About Danielle Ellison

Danielle

Danielle Ellison is from a small town in West Virginia. She spent her childhood pretending to fly and talking to imaginary friends. When she grew up, she finally flew away (in an airplane) and started traveling the world. She hasn’t stopped yet, but someday she may decide to settle in one place. Her real life friends would definitely like that; they would probably also like it if she stopped talking to her characters out loud.

SALT comes out in January 2014, followed by it’s sequel. In October 2014, FOLLOW ME THROUGH DARKNESS (book one of the BOUNDLESS Trilogy) comes out. She’s got a busy few years!

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The Giveaway

As part of this cover reveal, the publisher is offering up one eARC of SALT for giveaway. It’s International!

Just enter in the Rafflecopter below…

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11 Responses to “Cover Reveal: SALT + Excerpt & Giveaway”

  1. Terri Bynum says:

    This is my first look at Salt & I thank you! The cover is pretty delicious, the storyline makes me want to sink my teeth into it right now! Jamie from “Two Chicks on Books” called it “amazeballs” in her Goodreads review; that just makes me both laugh & want it even more! Also-thanks a million for this giveaway, I’m stoked!

  2. maidenveil says:

    This story sounds interesting. The cover is simple yet striking.

  3. Taylor says:

    I love how the book has high praise from Jennifer L. Armentrout! And the cover itself is soooo gorgeous. I’d kinda guessed that it would be about witches from the never leave home without salt tagline, but it sounds so much more interesting in the synopsis.

  4. Ann says:

    The cover is beautiful. The excerpt is interesting, too!

  5. I love the cover! The purple looks great!

  6. While the synopsis sounds really good and the excerpt, I am having major cover looooove!!

  7. Caila F. says:

    I think the cover is beautiful and the story sounds very interesting! Definitely on my TBR list! Thanks for the giveaway.

  8. bn100 says:

    Nice cover and excerpt

  9. Jessy says:

    I love the excerpts. I love getting to know a book that way. I love the cover. The colors and fonts are great.

  10. Cheryl says:

    I haven’t seen this book before, but I like the cover (bonus points for the purple) and the tag line. Liked the excerpt, too. I’ll definitely be keeping my eye out for this one.

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