Waiting on Wednesday - Embers Cover Reveal + Giveaway!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Thanks to some very special people, this Wednesday I was able to do a dual WoW post as well as a very special cover reveal for Karen Ann Hopkin's newest Young Adult novel, Embers.

Without further ado, here's the fabulous cover and synopsis for Embers!

Release Date: October 24th, 2014
There are descendants of angels walking among us. Ember is one of them. And she may be the only hope mankind has as the rapture approaches and evil rises.
Embers is an epic paranormal adventure about an eighteen year old girl who discovers that she's immune to fire and any other injury when she’s in a horrific car crash that kills her parents. Following a violent episode with her aunt's boyfriend, Ember flees Ohio to live with an old relative in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Ember's exuberance at escaping a bad home life soon turns to trepidation when she finds out that she's a Watcher, a descendant of angels. While Ember learns about her heritage and the powers that go along with it, she strikes up friendships with two young men who live in a frightening walled compound in the forest. Inexplicitly drawn to one of the men in particular, an impossible romance develops. But it is cut short when Ember discovers that her new friends are fighting on the opposite side of a war—one that’s been raging between two factions of Watchers for thousands of years. When the compound’s inhabitants threaten the townspeople, Ember takes action, sealing her fate in the ancient battle of good versus evil—and the grayness in between. Ember is up to the challenge, until she realizes that she isn’t only fighting for the lives of the locals and the souls of her new friends. She also might be one of the few champions who will make a stand for all of mankind as the rapture approaches and the end of days begin.
Embers is a dark and gritty YA novel that’s the first book in the series, The Wings of War.
And just because I'm a nice person, I'll even share the excerpt I was given!

Sawyer sobered quickly.  The obvious hurt on his face made me regret my words.  
            “You’re right.  I’m a monster.  I won’t argue on that account.  But your kind isn’t squeaky clean either.  Just because your ancestors were arch angels doesn’t give you the right to police the world.”  His eyes narrowed. “Do you know how many humans have died from wars that Watchers caused?”
            “I don’t know what you’re talking about,” I lied. 
            I was already suspicious about Watchers.  Ila scared the crap out of me sometimes with her demeanor and righteous words.
But Sawyer didn’t need to know that I questioned the Watchers myself.  His opinion didn’t count.
            When I turned back to him, ready to change the subject, I wasn’t prepared for the darkening of his already almost black eyes.  He leaned in closer and our breaths mingled.  In and out I breathed, allowing his familiar woodsy scent to fill my nose.  I know Sawyer.  Oh, I know him.
            Don’t do it, Ember.
            But I couldn’t stop.

            When he kissed me, my lips parted automatically. 

            Deep down, I wanted him, desired him madly, and had from the first time I’d seen him in my dreams. 

            And in that instant, I didn’t care that he was a Demon.

 Pretty awesome, right? I can't wait to get my hands on this come October! This is a new turn for Hopkins as far as her YA writing goes, as her previous books were contemporary romance (Temptation, Belonging, and Forever) but I'm thrilled to be a part of the first few readers who get all the inside information!

I've also had the preivelege of meeting Ms. Hopkins as part of Harlequin's YeahYA tour a couple of year's ago, but for those of you who haven't here's some information:

About Karen Ann Hopkins:

A native of New York State, Karen Ann Hopkins now lives with her family on a farm in northern Kentucky, where her neighbors in all directions are members of a strict Amish community. Her unique perspective became the inspiration for the story of star-crossed lovers Rose and Noah. When she’s not homeschooling her kids, giving riding lessons or tending to a menagerie of horses, goats, peacocks, chickens, ducks, rabbits, dogs and cats, she is dreaming up her next romantic novel.

Lastly, I have an exciting giveaway! Karen Ann was kind enough to offer a $25 Amazon Giftcard to one lucky winner! To enter, please fill out the Rafflecopter form.

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Intrigued by Embers? Then be sure and sign up to be a part of the blog tour running from October 20th to November 7th! Sign up here!
 A special thanks to Karen Ann and Kismet for allowing me to be a part of this awesome book launch!


  1. Oh that cover is awesome looking, but I'm unsure of the book itself. It seems interesting, but I don't think it's my kind of book.

    Anyways here's my WOW for the week:

  2. I was a big fan of Hopkin's other YA books, so this one was an automatic add-in. But I like angel books, too, so we shall see!

  3. The cover looks amazing!! And the book itself sounds great!
    I followed you on Bloglovin! :)

    1. Thanks, Johnny! Be sure to add it to your TBR pile! Your blog was awesome, too! ^-^

  4. Thank you so much for sharing the giveaway! :) I haven't read a whole lot of angel books (with the exception of The Mortal Instruments series and The Infernal Devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare, which only sort of count), but this one seems like a nice place to start! And the cover is gorgeous, haha.

    1. I've read a few different angel series, and I enjoyed them all. A couple good ones to look into are Unearthly by Cynthia Hand and Immortal City by Scott Speer. And this one, of course! ;)

  5. I adore this cover! Definitely a would-be cover buy for me!

    1. I love it when a cover looks so good that you automatically buy it! It's definitely an added perk!

  6. Love this cover thank you for sharing! I can't wait to read it :)

    1. No problem; I was happy to! ^.^ Best of luck with the giveaway!