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Monday, February 4, 2013

The Triple Threat Blog Tour Stop #10 with JENNIFER LYNN BARNES + Giveaway

JENNIFER LYNN BARNES – Stop #10, February 4, 2013

Welcome to Stop #10 on the Triple Threat Blog Tour featuring Myra McEntire, Kate Ellison and Jennifer Lynn Barnes! Today we welcome Sammy Yuen, cover designer for Nobody by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. Don’t forget to scroll to the bottom of this post for a great giveaway I am hosting and for details on the Triple Threat Blog Tour grand prize giveaway!

Meet Sammy Yuen, cover designer for Nobody by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
When I start a cover design, I read a few chapters of the manuscript for a sense of the book’s tone. Is it funny, scary, serious, etc.? Nobody is fast-paced and full of tension like an action movie, so I wanted to capture that intensity on the cover. My concept for the art was to blur the line between being the target and being the assassin. The image is ambiguous, so you aren’t sure whether the girl in the crosshairs is the main character, Claire, or a target.
Movie trailers are a great inspiration for me. Essentially, trailers have the same purpose as book covers—to hint at the plot and get you into the mindset of the story. My goal for a book cover is to provide the appropriate tone and atmosphere using color, texture, and lighting. I always try to leave room for interpretation and let the viewer fill in the scene with his or her own visuals to bring the cover to life.
Sammy Yuen is a freelance print designer and illustrator/interactive designer who lives in New York City. He has designed over 30 best-selling book covers for authors, including Ellen Hopkins, Orson Scott Card, and Shannon Hale.

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tomorrow for the next stop on The Triple Threat Blog Tour********

The cover reveal is of Myra McEntire's last book in the Hourglass Trilogy due out this July – Infinityglass. To celebrate the Big Reveal each stop on the blog tour has a “piece” of the cover. By stopping by each blog on the tour, you can collect all the pieces and submit the final image by 10pm on 2/12 to qualify to win the Triple Threat Cover Reveal Grand Prize – a library of works from Jennifer, Kate and Myra. Here are the deets:
* There are a total of 15 pieces to the puzzle - one for each stop on the tour.
* Collect all 15 pieces to reveal the cover of Infinityglass by Myra McEntire (pubbing in July)
* Submit the assembled cover via the following link https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGVKdUlOZWllUFZBRFhUeFdhQlFpOGc6MQ by no later than 2/12 at 10pm ET.  You will be entered to win the 6 book Grand Prize Giveaway of:  Jennifer Lynn Barnes' Nobody and Every Other Day, Kate Ellison's Butterfly Clues and Notes from Ghost Town and Myra McEntire's Hourglass and Timepiece.
* The puzzle can either be assembled electronically or a picture of the assembled printed pieces is also acceptable
* The winner and completed cover will be posted on Myra McEntire's blog www.myramcentire.com on 2/13. 

Check out the rest of the tour!
· Tuesday, January 22nd – Read for Your Future http://www.readforyourfuture.blogspot.com/
· Wednesday, January 23rd – I Am a Reader, Not a Writer http://www.iamareader.com/
· Thursday, January 24th – Pageturners http://www.pageturnersblog.com/
· Friday, January 25th – Read, Breathe Relax http://www.readbreatherelax.com/
· Monday, January 28th – Evie Bookish http://evie-bookish.blogspot.com/
· Tuesday, January 29th – Reading Teen http://www.readingteen.net/
· Wednesday, January 30th – Cari’s Book Blog http://cariblogs.blogspot.com/
· Thursday, January 31st – YA Books Central http://www.yabookscentral.com/
· Friday, February 1st – Once Upon a Twilight http://www.onceuponatwilight.com/
· Monday, February 4th – Bookhounds http://foreveryoungadult.blogspot.com/
· Tuesday, February 5th – Luxury Reading http://luxuryreading.com/
· Wednesday, February 6th – Good Choice Reading http://www.goodchoicereading.com/
· Thursday, February 7th – I Read Banned Books http://www.jenbigheart.com/
· Friday, February 8th – All Things Urban Fantasy http://AllThingsUF.com
· Monday, February 11th  - Supernatural Snark http://supernaturalsnark.blogspot.com/
· Tuesday, February 12th – 8-10 pm ET LIVE book chat on Mundie Moms http://mundiemoms.blogspot.com/

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