Tuesday, July 1, 2014

My very own book...revealed!

I've experienced a lot of firsts in the last few weeks (taught at a writing conference, received ARCs of my book, signed my first novel, attended ALA, etc.) but none was more exciting than the cover reveal of my book! It was a little different than the norm as it wasn't seen first online, but rather on the front of last week's issue of Publishers Weekly!


Me at ALA holding a copy of PW...
talk about surreal.
The Publishers Weekly booth gave out
copies of the issue to attendees. I saw my
cover everywhere!























Publishers Weekly's Twitter banner last week...what a surprise!

I'm still a little in shock and of course super thrilled for that kind of exposure. At the conference I also signed galleys of my book and met amazing librarians and book lovers. I talked with several author friends and made several new ones, got to hang out with my editor and fellow Shadow Mountain authors, and my husband came along for a fun weekend away in Vegas (and was a sport for carrying all of my spoils...books are heavy, lol) It was an amazing experience!

But now I get to officially share the cover with all of you...


Isn't it beautiful? I love love love it so much! And here's what REMAKE is about:

Imagine a future without family...

Nine is the ninth female born in her batch of ten females and ten males. By design, her life in Freedom Province is without complications or consequences. However, such freedom comes with a price. The Prime Maker is determined to keep that price a secret from the new batches of citizens that are born, nurtured, and raised androgynously.

But Nine isn't like every other batcher. She harbors indecision and worries about her upcoming Remake Day--her seventeenth birthday, the age when batchers fly to the Remake facility and have the freedom to choose who and what they'll be.

When Nine discovers the truth about life outside of Freedom Province, including the secret plan of the Prime Maker, she is pulled between two worlds and two lives. Her decisions will test her courage, her heart, and her beliefs. Who can she trust? Who does she love? And most importantly, who will she decide to be?

And here's a bit about me:


Ilima Todd was born and raised on the north shore of Oahu and currently resides in the Rocky Mountains. She never wanted to be a writer even though she loves books and reading. She earned a degree in physics instead. But the characters in her head refused to be ignored, and now she spends her time writing science fiction for teens. When she is not writing, Ilima loves to spend time with her husband and four children.






REMAKE comes out on October 14th, and you can find it now on:

Goodreads
Amazon
Barnes and Noble
IndieBound
Books-A-Million

Due to the nature of my reveal, I haven't been able to organize a formal cover reveal among bloggers, but please feel free to spread the news wherever you are online (FB, Twitter, blogs, etc.). I'd love any help I can get. And I'll be back in a couple of weeks with an ARC giveaway!

41 comments:

Kyra Lennon said...

This is so freaking cool! That cover is so eyecatching, and a little creepy lol. Congratulations, Ilima!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Wow, that is huge!!! Awesome, Ilima. That should also give you a good feeling knowing your publisher is willing to plunge money into the marketing of your book. You are in for one heck of a ride.

Jack said...

That is so exciting, and to get that kind of exposure!! I am very happy for you! The cover looks great too, simple but with enough to get people to at least take notice of it. Really well done.

Murees Dupé said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you, as having your book cover on publishers weekly is a big thing. Your book sounds wonderful as well.

Carole Anne Carr said...

Well done on all those firsts! Sounds wonderful.

Michelle D. Argyle said...

So awesome, Ilima!!!

Nicole said...

What an incredibly cool way to debut your cover!! Ah, I'm so excited for you.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Excellent! Congratulations! Love the cover - beautiful and mysterious. :)

Morgan said...

Oh. My. GOSH!!!!!

Freaking out, Ilima!!!!! The cover is GORGEOUS… and what a way to debut!!! I'm so very, very, VERY excited for you. I'm so glad I get to be friends with you! <3

J.R. Johansson said...

I LOVE it so very much! I am truly thrilled for you, Ilima! ...and now I'm wondering if I should have gotten in trouble for taking that pic of the cover and tweeting it at BEA? Oops!

Tammy Theriault said...

Remember your post with the pic of you signing your first deal? NOW look at you! It's so well deserved. The cover is captivating and the blurb is intriguing! Can't wait to get hands on it. But will they be girl hands....or boy hands. Lol

Sara B. Larson said...

Congrats Ilima!! It's a gorgeous cover!!

Crystal Collier said...

Ah! We're release day twins! Congrats. It's a gorgeous cover and I'm so stoked to get my hands on the book. =)

Michelle Merrill said...

Ah, it's SOOOOOO breathtaking! I absolutely love it :) Congratulations!!!

Kathryn Purdie said...

Still in awe over your cover and your amazing cover reveal! It doesn't get any more surreal than that. Mwah!

Rachel Schieffelbein said...

It's so awesome!! Congratulations!! I can't wait to get a copy. :)

Jennifer Skutelsky said...

The cover is stunning, full of mystery and a touch of irresistible darkness, just enough to clue readers in that there's tension and suspense (and we can't get enough of those). This will be a magical time for you, Ilima, and you so deserve it:)

Elizabeth Mueller said...

Congrats on our cover reveal and for a grand experience! <3

♥.•*¨Elizabeth¨*•.♥

Chrys Fey said...

Sounds like you've been having an amazing time! Congratulations on your cover reveal making it on the cover of PW. That is amazing!!! I love the cover, too. She's beautiful!

Leandra Wallace said...

That is so awesome! And I love her smattering of freckles. Congrats!!

Traci said...

LOVE IT, Ilima! Gorgeous cover! So exciting to see your name (and a Hawaiian at that!) beneath the title! Can't wait to read it!

Celesta said...

This is such an amazing way to reveal your cover! On the cover of PW!! Wow! I'm so happy for you and excited for the release in October. You're going to have great success!

Krista McLaughlin said...

Congratulations Ilima! Your cover is so beauty and it looks like you've had such a fun experience so far! I can't wait to read your book! :)

Cortney Pearson said...

Congrats on all the firsts, and especially your cover!! :D Just added it to Goodreads.

Carrie Butler said...

Yay! :) Congratulations, my friend!

Leigh Covington said...

YAHOO!!! It's gorgeous, Ilima!!! I absolutely LOVE it! Congratulations!!!!

PK Hrezo said...

Ilima I'm so proud of you!!!! This is amazing! And the book sounds so fantastic. What a wonderful thrill ride for you!! So very much deserved. :D

Louise Plummer said...

If you were here, I'd do a little dance for you and make appropriate happy noises. Brava!

J Q Rose said...

Amazing--your book cover AND the opp to get that exposure. Congrats on your new release. It sounds like a winner. Thrilled for you.

Toinette Thomas said...

Congratulations on the feature/promotion. Your cover looks really cool.

T. Drecker said...

That is one of the most gorgeous covers I've seen-honestly. I LOVE it! And how super-cool amazing that you got that kind of promotion!!! Can'T wait to see the real book ;)

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Congrats!

Donna K. Weaver said...

That is so freakin' cool, Ilima. When I first saw that photo, all I was focusing on was your cover. I didn't realize what it was on the cover of!

Jessie Humphries said...

So happy for you! Hey, who's that crazy lady behind you at ALA?! haha

Cathrina Constantine said...

Awesome Cover and the book sounds amazing! Congrats!

Ella said...

llima,
Congrats! You have had an amazing week! Now that is the way to reveal a book cover ;D

Suzanne Furness said...

Wow, how wonderful, congratulations. Love the cover and the story sounds amazing too. Hope it all continues to go well.

benschwensch said...

Cold NOT happen to a nicer person! Love the book idea, love the cover . . . and loved seeing you and your girls at WIFYR ! ! !
Congrats on EVERYTHHING!

jaybird said...

I am OVER THE TOP excited for you!! Is that the coolest freaking cover I have seen in a while? I can't wait to read this (me and my girls) are dying to jump into this story!!

CONGRATULATIONS!! How exciting this time must be for you-and your family. Also so happy and surreal!

Suzi said...

I don't think I commented on your blog post yet. I love the cover and can't wait to read this.

There's a few books I want to order off Amazon and I've been waiting until I can get the free shipping. What is it, spend $35 or something? Can't remember exactly

Funny thing is, now two of my books are pre-orders, so I wonder if shipping will still be nothing cause only one of the three books I'm ordering is actually out now. :)

Emily said...

I love this cover sooooo much! And the cover reveal, on the cover of PM, is over-the-top dreamy!! I can't wait to hold this book in my hands! And am soooo excited for you!