Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Cover Reveal!

I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT TODAY.

You know why?

Because today you get to see the new cover for the paperback of ACROSS THE UNIVERSE! The cover is being revealed exclusively at the official Facebook page--and to entice you to go over and check it out, I would like to bribe you with....ICE CREAM!


That's right...ASTRONAUT ICE CREAM!!! I've got five packs of astronaut ice cream, and I'll be sending them out to five winners. And one winner will also get a little something extra, inspired straight from ACROSS THE UNIVERSE.

When Amy first starts living on the ship Godspeed, I wanted to show how different it was. In an early scene, Amy goes to the shower, which isn't entirely like our showers:
It takes me a moment to figure out the shower. There are buttons, not knobs, and more steam than water pours from small mesh squares embedded in the walls of the shower stall. Two bars of soap line a tiny shelf near the top of the shower. There are no shampoo or conditioner bottles, but the round bar of soap lathers in my hair when I test it.
The shampoo bar is something that exists now, not in the far-distant future. I first heard about them from the store Lush, but quickly found my way over to Etsy, where I found a fantastic seller who makes the best shampoo bars I've ever had. If you've never tried solid shampoo, it's so amazing--it cleans much better than bottled liquid shampoo.

And I'm giving away a bar to one of the winners of today's giveaway so the winner can try it out for him (or her) self! And it's scented lemon-lavender, the same scent that Amy uses!

To enter: visit the Facebook page and check out the new cover! (And let Razorbill know what you think of it!) Then fill out the form below :)

Additional contest information:
  • Open internationally
  • Entrants must be 13 years old or older
  • Only one entry per person
  • Contest closes on July 11, 2011

28 comments:

Miss Lauren said...

Yay!! So awesome!!

Claire Dawn said...

I don't think it's up yet. Maybe because you can't set stuff to post automatically on FB, and it's 12.36 am EST. lol.

Thanks for mostly makign your contests international. :)

Julia :) said...

Grrrr the cover isn't up yet! Its going to be soon though. But I'M DYING WAITING!!!! Haha. Oh and thanks so much for the giveaway opportunity! I've always wanted to try that freeze dried ice cream stuff but my parents always thought it was just too weird. And that bar shampoo sounds AMAZING. Definitely want to buy some now! :)

Solvang Sherrie said...

Cool prizes! I love the original cover so now I'm curious to see how the paperback looks...

NeuroHormone said...

Oooo...ASTRONAUT ice cream. That's the key word. I was wondering how someone, even you, can give away ice cream!
I'm waiting for the cover... =)

Maria said...

Hey Beth! I love shampoo bars! There is a local company that has been making them for years. www.balmzara.com

Can't wait to see the new cover!

Christina Farley said...

Yeah for new covers!!!! Oh I love Lush's stuff.

Theresa Milstein said...

My husband used to work at a store that sold astronaut ice cream. So good! I'm off to see the cover. So exciting!

Jasmine (The Reading Housewives) said...

Any kind of ice cream is okay with me. :) And yay for a new cover! I loved the other one(s), lol, but new covers are always exciting!

Nicole said...

Icecream, yum! after leaving the comment I am going to check out the new cover! I love the hardcover, so I hope this one is just as pretty or prettier!

Nicole Settle said...

Astronaut ice cream! Very cool! I think I've had some before way back but I can't remember what it tastes like. Ha! I think I liked it :-)

GABY said...

Really liked the cover, but I am still in love with the original :)

LitzaLou said...

The cover, astronaut ice cream & shampoo bars? Holy space monkeys, that's amazing! I'm really excited for the paperback AND this giveaway. Thanks for being so awesome! :)

melannie (: said...

I've actually tried the astronaut ice cream before, it is delicious! and it feels so good to brag about eating it. Man, now Im missing NASA's Johnson Space Center ): such a cool experience!

also: the paperback is gorgeous! I looooooove the hardcover errr cover, but I never ever thought I would like the paperback just as much! Amy looks awesome :D

Anonymous said...

I love when authors are Etsy-lovers. It always feels like my worlds are colliding. :)

Katie said...

I like the new paperback cover. It looks very sci-fi. I would probably like it even more if I wasn't so in love with the original cover. I don't know why they chose to mess with perfection. I think I can learn to love the new cover though.
Thanks for the giveaway.

Myrna Foster said...

I think I read this post right after you posted it, last night, because the new cover wasn't up yet. I love it, and the shampoo bar sounds cool. Thanks for the giveaway.

Megan said...

Have I told you lately how awesome you are?! Love astronaut ice cream! We used to take field trips to the NASA research facility here in Ohio when I was in school. Astronaut ice cream from the gift shop was totally the best part! And I'm going to check out that shampoo bar. Happy new cover day!!!

Megan said...

Have I told you lately how awesome you are?! Love astronaut ice cream! We used to take field trips to the NASA research facility here in Ohio when I was in school. Astronaut ice cream from the gift shop was totally the best part! And I'm going to check out that shampoo bar. Happy new cover day!!!

Melissa/welachild said...

Cool cover! I miss all the stars from the hardback cover but I like the Sci-fi look of the paperback.

Ashlee Frame said...

That's such an awesome cover! I love Across the Universe and can't wait to read a million suns XD

My Life With Books - Jennifer K Jovus said...

Another book I have to have two of, a hardback and paperback. ATU PB is beautiful Beth!
Jen

Erica said...

Oh my gosh, I am in love with the PB cover - I think I love it even MORE than the HC cover! Gorgeous!!!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Awesome cover. So excited for you.

Diana said...

The paperback cover is very beautiful!!!
Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

Betherann said...

The cover looks fabulous!

Eisley Jacobs said...

That is awesome!

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