Monday, 10 February 2014

Cover Reveal: After The Storm by Marie Landry

I have another cover reveal today from the amazing Marie Landry. As you know I have read nearly all of Marie's books, and taken part in as many of her cover reveals and blog tours as possible. Today I get to share with you the cover for her companion novel to Waiting For The Storm, After The Storm, which is Ella's story, and I cant wait to hear her side of things.

Before I reveal this fantastic cover I want to share some more of the story with you, so below is the synopsis and and excerpt.
For most people, starting senior year at a new high school would be a nightmare, but for Ella O’Dell it’s the new beginning she desperately needs. Two months after her mother’s death, she’s ready to leave behind the rebellious, unhappy person she became when she found out her Mom was dying.

When Ella meets River Maracle and Sadie Fitzgerald, she begins to learn it’s okay to be herself, even if that means being different. River and Sadie aren’t ashamed of their misfit status—River grew up on a reservation, and his mother is the school counselor; Sadie stands out with her funky homemade clothes, and is a master at ignoring the whispered rumors that have plagued her since the beginning of high school.

Ella finds a kindred spirit in Sadie, and something more in River. After almost a year of pretending to be someone she’s not, she finally embraces life and allows herself to have fun without constant guilt. But despite her budding happiness, something is off with her new life. She doesn’t want to dwell on the past, but Angel Island is a small place, and she soon realizes her demons are harder to outrun than she thought…
~Living Life Twice as Hard~
My throat tightens and I lean against River again, taking comfort in the warmth of his body and the subtle, lingering scent of his cologne. “I know I need to let go of the guilt, but sometimes I don’t feel like I’ll ever be able to. She deserved so much better than a daughter like me.”

“Hey.” River grips my shoulders and pushes me back so he can look at me. “That’s not true. And if you ever want to begin to heal—truly heal—you need to stop thinking that way. Did you make mistakes? Maybe, but who hasn’t? Should you have acted differently?” He shrugs, his hands tightening on my shoulders. “Maybe. But you can’t change that now, and letting it eat you alive isn’t going to change it either.”

I’ve never heard him use this tone—quiet, but fierce. Even in the dark I can see how his eyes burn into mine. “Allowing yourself to heal doesn’t mean the hurt never happened. It doesn’t mean you don’t still love and miss your mom, because you will. Always. It just means that you’re choosing not to let grief—or guilt—control your life. And that is the only way you’ll ever really move on.”

I let his words wash over me and sink in. He’s right. Of course he’s right. I guess some part of me has always known these things but it was easier to hang on to the things that have become so familiar—guilt, hurt, anger, fear, bitterness. Some of those things lessened once I cast off the mask that was Gabriella, but others clung to me like a second skin.

I nod my head slowly, and try to speak but the words stick in my throat.

I don’t know whether he takes my silence as uncertainty, but he says, “After my dad died, my grandmother told me I had to live life twice as hard to make up for what my dad would miss. At first, I thought of it as a burden. Why should it be my job? I was just a kid.” He lets out a slow breath, pulling me against him and running a hand over my head. I nestle into him, closing my eyes and listening to his voice rumble through his chest. “But then I realized she was right. My dad died way too young, just like your mom did. We have to live twice as hard to honour them. I don’t know if I’ve always done the best job, but I’ve tried, and I figure that’s what counts.”

I love this cover, I really loved the cover for Waiting For The Storm, but I think this one is now my favourite. I especially love the colourful umbrella and how it really stands out.

About Marie
Marie has always been a daydreamer; since early childhood she's had a passion for words and a desire to create imaginary worlds, so it only seemed natural for her to become a writer. She resides in Ontario, Canada, and most days you can find her writing, reading, blogging about writing and reading, listening to U2, watching copious amounts of TV on DVD, or having grand adventures with her nephews and niece. She's a hopeless romantic, an unapologetic eavesdropper (occupational hazard), an equally unapologetic squeeing fangirl, and a lover of swoonworthy book and TV characters. For more on Marie and her books please visit She also loves to chat with fellow book lovers, so feel free to tweet her @SweetMarie any time!

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For the course of the cover reveal, Waiting for the Storm will be 99 cents across all ebook platforms. Just follow the links below to get your copy.
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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for being part of the cover reveal and for all your help and support over the last few years. You're truly amazing, and I'm so grateful for you. <3


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