Monday 21 May 2012

Cover Reveal + Giveaway : My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century by Rachel Harris

Hi everyone! Here's the new cover of My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century by Rachel Harris!


This is what the old cover looked like:













Description:

On the precipice of her sixteenth birthday, the last thing lone wolf Cat Crawford wants is an extravagant gala thrown by her bubbly stepmother and well-meaning father. So even though Cat knows the family's trip to Florence, Italy, is a peace offering, she embraces the magical city and all it offers. But when her curiosity leads her to an unusual gypsy tent, she exits . . . right into Renaissance Firenze 
Thrust into the sixteenth century armed with only a backpack full of contraband future items, Cat joins up with her ancestors, the sweet Alessandra and protective Cipriano, and soon falls for the gorgeous aspiring artist Lorenzo. But when the much-older Niccolo starts sniffing around, Cat realizes that an unwanted birthday party is nothing compared to an unwanted suitor full of creeptastic amore 
Can she find her way back to modern times before her Italian adventure turns into an Italian forever? 

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EXCERPT:

“I thought I'd teach you a dance from where I come from,” I tell him. “One that's much easier than that multi-step mess inside.” 
                          I place my left hand on Lorenzo's shoulder and slip my right one into his. I pause to listen to the music floating over the tinkling voices and bubbling fountain, and begin counting the three-beat tempo. “One, two, three. One, two, three.” 
I stand still, only my head moving, slowly nodding with my words so he can hear the rhythm. 
When his head begins subtly bobbing with mine, I show him how to add his feet. He takes a tentative step forward with his left while I step back with my right, then we side step, close, and repeat the steps with our other feet, all while I lightly whisper the beat count. 
The breeze picks up, blowing my skirt and skimming my veil across the back of my neck. Chills run down my spine, but the warmth coursing through my veins from being in his arms provides a delicious contradiction. 
Lorenzo continues nervously darting his eyes to our feet, but he is dancing. As he relaxes into the movement, his shoulders rising and falling with the steps, the confidence he always seems to exude creeps back on his face, and he tightens the hold around me. Our faces are kissably close, our lips a hairs breadth away from touching. I stare into the chocolate depths of his eyes and the rest of the ball fades away. The only music guiding our steps is my light whisper and the erratic rhythm of our breathing. Time slows. Lorenzo grins. 
“I think you got it,” I say breathlessly, running my hand along the soft fabric of his shoulder, feeling the rock-hard muscles underneath. 
My body curls inward, pressing against his. The proper form for the waltz is a straight spine and shoulders back, but if there was ever a time to break the rules, this is it.


GIVEAWAY:
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Let me know in the comments what you think of the new cover! :)

19 comments:

  1. Thanks for the giveaway. I have this reveal today too :)

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  2. I love this cover, I like it way better than the old one. Thanks for sharing this today, Nicola :)

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  3. I loooove the new cover! So gorgeous, and the backpack adds hilarious touch! The old cover is very pretty too, but I prefer the new one so much more. x) And gosh, the idea of time slip into sixteenth century is just SO AWESOME! I would love to experience it, but I'm pretty sure I would freak out too much and wouldn't think straight LOL! xD

    Definitely add this book to my wishlist! And thanks for the giveaway, Nicola! :)

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  4. I like this cover a lot more than the old one. Looking forward to reading this!
    NC
    Truly Bookish

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  5. This book sounds like so much fun! And the cover is gorgeous! Thanks for the excerpt too! I'll definitely be adding this to my tbr! :)

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  6. This looks awesome! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  7. This cover is pretty and yet funny seeing modern stuff too!

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  8. I much prefer the new cover. This title is new to me and it sounds very cute! Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  9. Super cute cover and concept! Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Thanks so much for the chance. I love collecting swag and I love the new cover. Entered as Natalie Cleary

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  11. Oh my gosh, I LOVE that cover!

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  12. Indefinitely like this cover way better than the first. Love the dress...so pretty. Awesome giveaway as well!

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  13. how cute!!! Love this cover - the dress with the bag is cute combination!

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  14. This sounds like a great story and I love the new cover. :)

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  15. I'm a historical romance / YA junkie. I am waiting on this one! Seriously love both the covers.

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  16. Pretty, right!? I really love it! I love the font it really pops!!

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  17. I like the new cover so much better than the one from before. I can't wait until this comes out!

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  18. LOVE the new cover of this book! I'll have to check it out, it sounds like the perfect, light read for me to read! Thanks for hosting the giveaway too, Nicola!

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  19. I love the new cover, it's beautiful! Thanks for this awesome giveaway!=)

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