Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Cover Reveal and Giveaway: Broken by A E Rought

Today, I've got a really awesome treat for you guys. Myself and seven other blogs are revealing the cover for BROKEN by A E Rought from the amazing awesome Strange Chemistry and I'm going to be hosting a giveaway for US/Canadian readers. Not one of those readers? I'll leave links to the other reveals and giveaways and maybe you can find someone giving an ARC away to where you are!

So without further ado, I give you the cover that makes me go squee, BROKEN by A E Rought:
Eep, holy cow and fantastic! Told you this cover was something to go crazy for. I am so in love with how the title is displayed like it's woven into the gate and the background is pretty amazing too! They used my favorite color (red), threw in some rose petals to really pop the white in the dress and made the model look like a dream. Wanna know the even better part? This novel is a modern retelling of Frankenstein!

Broken by A E Rought
Imagine a modern spin on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein where a young couple's undying love and the grief of a father pushed beyond sanity could spell the destruction of them all.

A string of suspicious deaths near a small Michigan town ends with a fall that claims the life of Emma Gentry's boyfriend, Daniel. Emma is broken, a hollow shell mechanically moving through her days. She and Daniel had been made for each other, complete only when they were together. Now she restlessly wanders the town in the late Fall gloom, haunting the cemetery and its white-marbled tombs, feeling Daniel everywhere, his spectre in the moonlight and the fog. 
When she encounters newcomer Alex Franks, only son of a renowned widowed surgeon, she's intrigued despite herself. He's an enigma, melting into shadows, preferring to keep to himself. But he is as drawn to her as she is to him. He is strangely... familiar. From the way he knows how to open her locker when it sticks, to the nickname she shared only with Daniel, even his hazel eyes with brown flecks are just like Daniel's. 
The closer they become, though, the more something inside her screams there's something very wrong with Alex Franks. And when Emma stumbles across a grotesque and terrifying menagerie of mangled but living animals within the walls of the Franks' estate, creatures she surely knows must have died from their injuries, she knows.
 You can snag a copy of Broken in paperback or ebook format in January 2013.

But before we get to the ARC giveaway, I've got one more exclusive to share with you. Here's a snippet from Broken like one you might seen on Swoon Thursdays:


A heavy breath escapes me, and if he wasn’t holding me so close, I might melt and pour from this dress.

Alex clings to me like I may honestly be a fairytale princess and when he lets go, I’m going to disappear. He pulls off one glove, tingles following his bare hand as it glides over the curve of my back, up my neck to tangle in my curls. He guides my head to his chest. Thunder rumbles in his heartbeat, and his electric surge slicks over my skin like warm oil.

Neither of us speak. Words have less meaning than time in his arms.

“There’s so much I want to say,” he whispers in my ear. I press my fingers to his lips. My heart jolts when Alex kisses them. Then he curls them in his gloved hand and holds my hand pressed above his heart. “Feel that? It doesn’t beat for me, Emma.”

Awesome, right? I'm so excited to snag a copy of this book. It sounds epic and sweeping and romantic and just a little bit creepy sticking with the original Frankenstein. 

Giveaway Time!

So now on to how you can snag an ARC early. All you have to do is check out these rules and fill out the form. Oh and I should note that these pretty little ARC won't be ready for a month or so but you can bet that as soon as they are Strange Chemistry will send you one hot off the press!

  • Must be 13 years or older
  • Must fill out the form
  • May only enter once
  • Must be either in the US or Canada
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So want even more chances to win or not from the US/Canada? Check out these blogs here and enter:
Writing from the Tub
Daisy Chain Book Reviews
My Book Journey
YA Reading Group
Chapter by Chapter
I Like These Books
Poisoned Rationality

Most of all, good luck!


  1. The cover is absolutely brilliant!!! I love how vibrant the coloring is.

  2. The cover is stunning, i love how the girl stands out. The cemetary is gorgeous in the background!

  3. It is very eye catching between the red background and what looks to be a bride in front of a grave.

  4. I love the cover! I love the orange and red color in the background. Gorgeous cover!

    Lisa @ Shatterbooks

  5. The girl is absolutely stunning with a side of creepy. The cemetary gives it a spooky yet comforting touch. Can't wait to read it!

  6. Hiya! Thank you so much for getting involved with BROKEN's cover reveal. It's been a bast and you made it awesome!

  7. It looks amazing. I really love the top/title part. Plus the colors are lovely. It would catch my eye on the shelf for sure.

  8. Sounds interesting... Now I want to read it :)

  9. Oh, and the cover is ok. The pink is gorgeous.

  10. The cover is gorgeous and it sounds like a great book

  11. It looks amazing! though I think I've seen THAT girl before... I think it's the cover model for The Weeping by O'dell Hutchison? But its totally awesome, the background the red hue... can't wait for this book!

  12. Cover reminds me of Poe with the raven or crow sitting on the headstone. Sounds like a good read.

  13. I love the cover!! It's so Gothic and creepy! The pink is a different touch though - it looks good.

  14. The cover is gorgeous. The cemetery is the perfect setting because Emma's boyfriend is dead. I love the title in the cemetery arch and the red pulls everything together. Oh and the look and pose of Emma is great. She looks scared but intrigued at the same time. You definitely get the same vibes from the original Frankenstein.

  15. Gorgeous and unique! It really catches my attention and makes me want to read it :)

  16. I love the cover! Sounds great--thanks for the giveaway!

  17. The cover is gorgeous. I love the reds and the fence/gravestone details.

    Sara M

  18. I just absolutely love the colors!

  19. Eye-catching cover - love the gothic feel and the brightness behind the girl's hair is appropriately reminiscent of the Bride of Frankenstein!


  20. I love the cover. It's super creepy and wispy

  21. I totally love that cover! So pretty! :)

  22. I am definitely intrigued...and the cover...pretty darn cool!


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