Tuesday 30 April 2013

Cover Reveal & Excerpt: Just One Cup

Hey guys!  So I have for you today the cover for Just One Cup, a novel by Cassandra Giovanni.  As some of you might know, I really enjoyed her YA novels, In Between Seasons (you can find my review here) and Walking in the Shadows (my review here). Just One Cup is her first NA, and Cassie has very kindly given an excerpt to share with you.  I've also seen quite few additional excerpts on her blog, and it was clear from the first that this promises to be another wonderful romance - oh.  Um.  I meant...another wonderful book.  Yeah.  Although, I can probably get away with saying romance, since this is a contemporary.  Also, the release date has been revealed, and that's below as well. :)

So.  Are you guys ready for the cover?

Title: Just One Cup
Author: Cassandra Giovanni
Publisher: Self-published
Released: 20th June 2013
 Emma Walker was a writer who'd lost herself to someone else's anger--who had given up on ever feeling like herself again.

Evan Levesque was a rock-god--the one all the woman wanted, but he'd never gotten used to the loneliness between the stage and real life.

With just one cup of coffee they'll begin a journey of self-discovery at each others sides, but can Emma handle Evan's fame while dealing with her own demons? Emma's checkered personal past, a bad relationship that haunts the edges of her memories, threatens to make everything implode on them when Evan takes matters into his own hands.

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but your words...they'll destroy my soul--Can Emma handle being put back together and facing who she's become because of it?

For me, the more I look at the cover, the more I like it.  Greyscale covers really seem to be working for me, and I love how there's always a colour to contrast with it.  I think the fonts work really well, especially the one used for the author's name, and I like the added touch of the music at the bottom.

What about you?  What are your thoughts?  Leave your comments below!  And in the meantime, here is the promised excerpt.

When he came off the plane he was wearing aviators, a black button-up, dark wash jeans and those Converse shoes that I hated on anyone but him.  He lifted his sunglasses and broke into a smile as I ran into his arms.  He dropped his bag and spun me around as soon as I was in his arms.
    "How did you know?" he asked as he set me on the ground, his hands tangled in my hair.
    "You told me what flight you were on."
    He shook his head and held my chin in his hand.  "I've always wanted to have someone to wait for me - to spin them around and then do this."
    He pulled me chin up and tilted it until our lips touched - soft at first and then the reminder that we hadn't kissed in two months came over us.  The only thing that could pull us apart was the whistle that echoed through the terminal and then the incessant flash of cameras.
    "Crap," Evan hissed, his forehead pressed to mine with his hands on either side of my face so they couldn't get a good picture of me.  "You don't want them to know who you are yet, do you?"
    I shook my head but said with my voice shaking, "I knew the risk."
    He swallowed and then smiled.  "Tilt your head down so that your hair covers your face from view."
    I did what he said and then felt his hands slip the glasses over my eyes.  As I looked up his cocky half-smile made me laugh.
    "They look a hell of a lot hotter on you," he teased, throwing his duffel bag over his shoulder and wrapping his arm around my waist so that his fingers were in the front pocket of my jeans.
    "I don't think that's possible," I replied, breathless from the feel of his touch as my t-shirt rose, exposing the flesh of my hip to his warmth.
    "It's very possible with you," he whispered into my ear as we made our way past the flashing cameras.  "I can't wait to see the tabloids on this one."
    "It would be much better if we did something dangerous, like locked ourselves in a public restroom."
    He looked down at me through his eyebrows.  "Really?  That's not all that clean."
    "I haven't seen you in two months," I said, turning and stopping in front of him.  "I've thought about you every single day.  Do you know what that does to a girl?  Especially when pictures of you half-naked are strewn across the internet."
    "I see you found those."  His voice was edged with amusement, but his face was red in embarrassment.
    I pulled on the collar of his shirt before leaning up on my toes and whispering into his ear, "I need some real ones."
    "What do you need pictures of when I'm here?" he answered, his breath hot on my chin, voice seductive.
    "I need you to burn the images into my mind then," I said before gently biting his ear.
    His free hand drifted down the small of my back to my rear pocket.  "I thought I already had."
    "Mhmm...I need more."
    "I have to admit I kind of enjoy this."  He smirked down at me.  "But teasing me like this is just cruel."
    "Does the rental car have blacked out window?" I asked over my shoulder as I turned.
    I watched Evan's Adam's apple rise and fall.  "I sure hope so."


  1. Ah, a guy and his guitar :-)

  2. :)Thanks, A!! :)

  3. :) I always enjoy black, white, gray covers too. Awesome excerpt!

  4. Thanks for sharing the cover reveal and excerpt! Look at that tattooed arm :)


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