Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Cover Reveal!


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
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