Sara B. Larson: “My Experience Seeing My Book Cover for the First Time” – Endure Blog Tour Guest Post + Contest

Posted January 5, 2016 by Sara | Novel Novice 1 Comment

Today, we are pleased to hosting a guest post and a contest for the official blog tour for Endure by Sara B. Larson – which is in stores TODAY! Below, read about Sara’s experience seeing her book cover for the first time, then keeping reading to learn more about the book and enter for your chance to win.

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My Experience Seeing My Book Cover for the First Time
by Sara B. Larson

Endure_hires_coverI’ve been SO lucky with my covers from Scholastic. I’ve loved them all and ENDURE was no exception. But the way I saw it for the first time was pretty unique! I had the opportunity to accompany my husband on a work trip to Puerto Rico last February. We went for a day excursion to do a hike through the jungle. I felt so much like Alexa as we hiked down to the waterfall and then ran back up the trail (to get to a potty for one of us – I’m not saying who). It was such a fantastic experience and really brought the world of Antion to life for me. But we had no cell signals at all in the jungle. Little did I know my editor had sent me an email with the cover attached sometime during the day. As we drove back into “civilization” my signal came back and BAM! There was the email with my cover! I wanted to jump up and down and freak out because it was SO GORGEOUS – but the kicker was we weren’t alone in the car! My husband’s co-worker and his wife were with us, so I had to celebrate inside and give my husband meaningful glances (which I think he misinterpreted until I flashed him the screen of my phone) until we were finally back at the resort and alone together so we could jump up and down in excitement!

I just love how ENDURE’s cover encapsulates so much symbolism—the blooming rose, the shield, the two swords. And the attention to detail with the vines climbing up the shield and the color gradient…it’s going to be STUNNING on the hardcover with the foiling and everything. I hope you all love seeing it on your shelves as much as I do!

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about the book

The remarkable third novel in Sara B. Larson’s bestselling Defy series!

At last, Alexa and King Damian are engaged to be married. But their lives are far from safe. The kingdom of Antion is under siege, and Rylan is a prisoner of the enemy. Even worse, Alexa remains at the mercy of the evil Dansiian Rafe, who controls her mind and can force Alexa to kill or harm Damian at any moment. Despite this, Alexa is determined to rescue Rylan, which soon leads her far from Damian and deep into enemy territory.

When she arrives, what awaits her is deadlier than anything she could have ever imagined: an army of black sorcerers, and a horrifying plot to destroy the world as Alexa knows it. Will she be able to gather the strength to free herself, protect the love of her life, and save the land? Will there ever be true peace?

Acclaimed author Sara B. Larson has woven a stunning, romantic, and evocative finale to the Defy trilogy, that is sure to leave readers breathless until the very last page.

Find it: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks

about the authorsara b larsonSara B. Larson is the author of the acclaimed YA fantasy DEFY, and the sequels IGNITE and ENDURE. She can’t remember a time when she didn’t write books—although she now uses a computer instead of a Little Mermaid notebook. Sara lives in Utah with her husband and their three children. She writes in brief snippets throughout the day (while mourning the demise of naptime) and the quiet hours when most people are sleeping. Her husband claims she should have a degree in “the art of multitasking.” When she’s not mothering or writing, you can often find her at the gym repenting for her sugar addiction.

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3 winners will receive a finished copy of ENDURE. US Only.

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