November 3, 2011

Of Grace and Chocolate Cover Reveal!

 

If someone told Jillian Parish moving on is easy, she would argue that it depends on what someone is leaving behind, and how much chocolate is available.

Jill has worked hard to build up a life far different than the one scarred by her mother's alcohol abuse. She works at a busy publishing house, is writing the novel of a lifetime, and goes home alone every day to a little dog, a spotless apartment, and a piece of 70% cacao and sugar. But in one day, Jill’s phone is stolen, she is tackled by a childhood love who has no idea who she is, and finds her long-lost sister on her front doorstep. In two days, Jill’s carefully controlled world is turned upside-down. In three days, she wonders if chocolate will ever be enough again.

When Scott Gentry moves to the city of Portland, Oregon and spots Jillian at church, he learns her reputation as a lost cause. But something compels him to get Sister Parish's attention, no matter how difficult that may prove. As Scott stumbles, crashes, and falls into Jill's guarded world, he finds himself with more attention than he bargained for, and more willing to do anything he can for the woman who is not made of stone, but of strength.

Grace brings Jill and Scott together, but can grace erase the past, or save the abandoned hearts left in its wake?


I knew this was coming, I just wasn't sure how soon. But it's here. Finally. And I love it. I LOVE IT! I can't tell you enough how well this cover embodies the feel of this story.

I think it's time for a celebratory giveaway . . . maybe some chocolate. Maybe more books . . .

And what could be better in showing how I feel about this cover, than giving away a decadent assortment of Chocolove bars?


Delicious Belgian chocolate in a wrapper with a love poem written on the inside. Four of these babies could be yours. You may want to think about giving one of them away yourself. See what happens... ;)




And the book giveaway? A rollicking romance set in the Old West. Michelle Paige Holmes' Captive Heart is adventurous, sassy, and warm.

I'm changing the entry rules a little bit for this contest. All that is required to enter is:

1) "Like" my Facebook Author page, here: Krista Lynne Jensen Author, or go to the Facebook box in the sidebar on the right and click "like". Easy peasy.


2) Leave a comment here telling me what you think about the new cover. Am I just asking for trouble or what? :)

3) Share this contest on Twitter, Facebook, your blog, email to your family, post it on the bulletin board at work, send it in a note to your kids' teachers, sky-writing, that kind of thing. Let me know what you did in a comment here. You will be entered for each mode of sharing the love, each day you share. The more you share, the more entries you'll have!

Contest will close at midnight, Wednesday, November 9th.

*Just a note: If you entered a previous contest, you do have to share the new contest and leave a comment for your follow and "like" status to count. That's a possible 4 entries right there!

Now, I'm going to sit back and bask in the wonder that this is really happening. A couple more months and I'll be holding this book in my hands! Eeeeee!

25 comments:

Heather B. Moore said...

Can I be the first to say that I love the cover? Okay . . . I love the cover!

cspokey said...

I love the cover. Yellow + Chocolate? awesome.

Kate said...

Beautiful cover. The white heart-shaped dish is so perfect. Congratulations!

Melanie Jacobson said...

Whoohoo! They did right by you. Great cover! And I liked your Facebook page.

Kate said...

Oh, . . . and I shared your link.

Don said...

Awesome cover! WooHoo! Very exciting.

Stephanie Black said...

Great cover! Congratulations!!

Jenny said...

I love it!! How thrilling for you! BTW, you really are a famous author...it says so in my newest Deseret Book catalogue...pg 15, "true Christmas stories from favorite LDS authors." So, maybe not famous, just a favorite! :) So happy for you!

Jenny said...

Oh, I also "liked" you, and "shared" you!

Allison said...

Krista, that cover is FANTASTIC. Congrats :) And the book sounds so AWESOME! Also, a chocolate contest? I'M IN. :D

Heather D. said...

It's a beautiful cover, I'm looking forward to reading your book!

Heather D. said...

I 'like' and I've shared, too. :)

MKHutchins said...

Feel free to leave me out of the contest since I've already won one, but I wanted to say that your cover is gorgeous! Awesome! And now I must go find some chocolate to eat.

Shanda said...

Krista, I am SO SO happy for you! I feel like a proud little auntie cooing over your cute new little book baby. :) I am having a big piece of chocolate cake in honor of Grace & Chocolate's new cover. Congratulations!! (Eeeek!! I can't believe you got your cover! I L-O-V-E it!)

Karen said...

I love the cover too! I thought it was me for a minute. Not that I look like the lady on the cover, but I have looked at chocolate the exact same way that she is looking at that chocolate. With longing, hope, and love. lots and lots of love.

Krista said...

Karen, you are cracking ME. UP.

Thanks for all the fun comments, everyone! This is so fun!

Enjoy the cake, Shanda! I hope you found some chocolate Megan!

J. A. Bennett said...

Your cover is so pretty! I follow, like, and tweeted :)

Our Family Profile said...

WOW!!!!! We are soooOOOOOoooooo excited for you! We are so thrilled for you, and excited to have the book in our hands, too. I love the cover, its inviting. Can't wait to read it. Love you!!!

Marnie Strasser said...

Krista, I cannot even tell you how much I LOVE the cover and how excited I am to read it, and how excited I am to go into Deseret book with everyone I know, show them the book and say "ya, that's my cousin, no big deal." So happy for you and this great accomplishment!

Marnie Strasser said...

oh and I forgot to mention, I posted the new cover on my facebook and have told multiple people that if they are looking for a good new book to read, that is the one. :)

Allison said...

Are we supposed to comment with how many times we've shared the contest? Because I've tweeted twice and facebooked twice :D

drienie said...

Hi Krista,
I also love the cover of your book :-) Would love to read it in January!
Just wondering, I, along with two of my writers friends, recently published a book, Tales from Huntsville, Eden, Liberty and Beyond. This morning when I Googled our book, I saw that you reviewed the book? Don't know if this is correct or not. But, if you did I would love to see the review and if you didn't, I wondered if you would like to do so. I will gladly send you our book. Tales from H.E.L. (as it's also known :-) is filled with stories based on local (to Eden, Utah) legends and was published in June of this year and we sold 1,200 books so far :-)
Hope to hear from you soon.
Drienie Hattingh

Drienie Hattingh said...

Hi Krista,
Sorry I did not leave any contact information. My email address is DrienieM@aol.com.
Thanks!
Drienie Hattingh

andminimore said...

I really like your cover! I don't know much about you, I just found your blog through a friend (Allison - she posted a few above me!).

andminimore said...

I also tweeted this. Not sure how useful that is to you, since I'm brand new to twitter, but it still counts, right? :)

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