Friday, August 23, 2013

Blindsided! Cover Reveal!

CHECK IT OUT, GUYS. IT'S A COVER. FOR BLINDSIDED.

Bask in its bight, beautiful goodness! Purple glasses! Gold gloves! ICE CREAM.
(Note: That is an actual scene in the book, which makes me happy.)
Isn't is awesome? I never thought I'd have a sequel cover, and I do! That's crazy to me, and it makes it so much more real. You'd think it'd be real, seeing at the book is out in like 4 months, but it's REALER. 

Now, I'm sure some of you might have a few questions. The first might be something like: Gee, Natalie, why does this cover look so different from the Transparent cover?

See? Totally matches!
Diner and everything!
Good question, imaginary person! The answer is simple: my UK publisher is the one printing this book, so the cover matches the UK Transparent. This might be a little confusing, US peoples, but THIS is the cover you will be looking for, too! Hot Key Books has World English rights to Blindsided, so the book will be in the US and Canada (previous rights my US publisher had) but will just have a slightly happier look to it. 

Imaginary person might have a follow up question like: So what is Blindsided even about?

Never fear! I have COVER COPY to share, too! Is this your lucky day or what?

What price would you pay just to look in a mirror? It's junior year of high school, and Fiona has definitely had enough of being invisible. It's pretty hard to have a normal relationship when the only photos of her and Seth show him kissing thin air. On top of that, old Arizonan gang tensions are threatening to spill over at any minute, which could put them all in serious danger. So when Fiona realizes that she and her friends know something that could change everything, she has to decide whether working with the criminal syndicates is too high a price to finally be seen.

Cool, right? Well, I think it's cool. I've wanted to share this bit of Fiona's story for so long, but I honestly never thought I'd get the chance until Hot Key asked me to write it. I'm so pumped!

And one last question for imaginary person: But WHEN do we get to read this great sequel? You've been giving vague estimates but no exact date!

I know, but I HAVE an official release date now! I can officially tell you that Blindsided will be released January 2, 2014. 

DO YOU KNOW HOW SOON THAT IS? *flails*

27 comments:

  1. well well now isn't it Christmas all year long for you, 2013 has to be your lucky year -so far haha :D. funny and cute cover it's almost a comedy, but I knew it matches the UK cover so doin't mistake me with Mr. Imaginary person. you know what? you are living your dream girl so enjoy :D :D :D

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  2. Oh, goodness. Another Natalie Whipple book to dream of adding to my collection :) YAYAYAY!

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  3. Awesome possum! They look great together, and the story sounds like another fun adventure. :)

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  4. Congratulations! Love the cover and how it goes well with the first one (UK version)!

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  5. LOVE! Congratulations! January will be here before you know it! :)

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  6. Congratulations! I am so excited! Perfect cover! Awesome blurb!

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  7. I'm glad we don't have to wait too long, and I think Fiona dealing with her invisibility and a chance to change it is PERFECT conflict for the next book. I can't wait! Any way I can get a UK version of Transparent so when Blindsided comes out I have a pretty matching set?

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    1. Ilima, I'm not sure HOW to get a UK copy of TRANSPARENT, but I'm sure it might involve having a UK friend willing to purchase one for you, heh. Or traveling outside the US and acquiring one yourself:)

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    2. You could also try amazon.uk if you don't have any moral objections to that sort of thing. Shipping would be expensive and take forever, but easier than leaving the country yourself. You could also try ordering from the website of a UK bookstore, but I don't know if they'd do international shipping or not.

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    3. You can get it from Book Depository! And with free shipping! AND it's currently 11% off!!!

      http://www.bookdepository.com/Transparent-Natalie-Whipple/9781471400766

      P.S. You can pre-order Blindsided as well - at 14% off!

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    4. Oops - link to pre-order Blindsided:

      http://www.bookdepository.com/Blindsided-Natalie-Whipple/9781471402159

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  8. You have so many books coming out in such a short period of time! The Blindsided cover goes perfectly with the first UK cover. Can't wait to get my hands on ALL of your books!

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  9. Congratulations, Natalie! I think it's a great cover and even better that release day is so soon!!!

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  10. So many flails! I love this cover and can't wait to read this book!

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  11. Eep, I seriously cannot wait for this book!!! XD I'm really looking forward to continuing Fiona's story, and discovering more about her world. Congrats on the awesome cover!

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  12. Amazing cover! Love the colours and that it matches the first book :-)

    Safari Poet

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  13. Awesome! Now I'm even more glad I have the UK version on Transparent, so the two will match on my shelves. I'm excited for the premise of this book and all the decisions Fiona will have to make. I'm glad I get to be back in her world:)

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  14. Squueeee! I can't wait to read this book! Yay for January release date!

    Apparently it isn't on preorder on U.S. amazon yet. I had to sign up for some sort of alert to be told when it does go on preorder. Ohh, and in January I'll probably have Christmas money to buy it with. Double yay!

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  15. This is beautiful. Yay! January release date!!!!

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  16. I love these covers so much. They're so cool-looking.

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