Saturday, September 22, 2012

SIRENS Cover Reveal, Teaser Release, and Give-Away!


As many of you know by now, my next YA novel, SIRENS, will be out from Speak/Penguin on November 8! It’s available for preorder now. I’m excited to be able to reveal the gorgeous cover:

And here’s the synopsis:

SIRENS is a noire romance set in 1925. Josephine Winter, seventeen, is sent to live with relatives in New York City after her bootlegging father receives a threat, but bookish Jo harbors her own secrets. She finds friendship with lively Louise O’Keefe and romance with sweet jazz musician Charlie.

But haunted by the spirit of her missing brother, Jo uncovers a nest of family lies that threaten everyone she loves, and Lou, in the thrall of the dangerous, seductive gangster Daniel Connor, is both Jo’s best friend and potential enemy. As Jo unlocks dark mysteries and Lou’s eyes are opened, the girls’ treacherous paths intertwine.

Jo and Lou together will have to stand up to Connor in order to find their hearts and hang onto their souls in the “decade of decadence.”

This novel was so much fun to write, as I discovered much I didn’t know about the Roaring Twenties (see my earlier blog post on this – and there’s more to come.)

My son has made a series of video teasers and a trailer for the novel, and here’s the first of those:

Now on the really fun stuff! I’m hosting a giveaway of a long necklace strand of 20’s-style “pearls”, plus a feathery, flappery headband. 

Just leave me a comment (with an email contact, please, so I can let you know you’ve won). You get extra entries for (1) tweeting this post with the hashtag #SIRENS, (2) following my author page on Facebook or letting me know you already follow or posting it on your FB page, and/or (3) adding it to your Goodreads shelf.

Halloween is coming – here are your first flapper costume accessories!

And...take a photo of yourself in costume and I'll feature it here!

PLUS - I'll throw in an arc of SIRENS as soon as I have one in hand!!

Contest ends on midnight, September 30.

27 comments:

Melanie Crowder said...

Pick me! Pick me!

Ana Maria Rodriguez said...

I shared it on Facebook, tweeted it, and posted it on Google+. Love gangster time...:-)Congratulations on the soon-to-come release, Janet! The cover is BEAUTIFUL!

Janet Fox said...

Thank you, thank you Melanie and Ana Maria!! Big hugs - Janet

Liz Mertz said...

Beautiful cover! I posted a link to your blog on Facebook. I am looking forward to SIRENS!

Michele Corriel said...

Love the cover! Can't wait to read this one!

Dorothy Patent said...

I love the cover, and the story sounds very intriguing! My hubby and I enjoy noir movies--maybe your book can become a modern noir film!!
Good luck!

Janet Fox said...

Thank you Liz, Michele, and Dorothy!

I'd love to have one of my books become a film...a sweet dream. :)

Irene Latham said...

Yay for flappers! Love the cover. Congratulations,friend!

cheriecolburn.com said...

Tweeted your give-away, Janet. Looks like another GREAT one! c:

friendfortheride said...

Love the cover! Love the teaser! And hooray for sons (and in my case, daughters) who are willing to help with our creative projects!

Malvina Beatrice said...

Hi Janet, can't wait to read Sirens. Loving the 1920's style. It's going to be amazing.

I'm already following you on FB via Melvina Anthony
Tweeted :http://twitter.com/Acciomalfoyz/status/250257247215681536
Added to my TBR on GR via Malvina Beatrice

darkenf(at)rocketmail(dot)com

mima said...

Wooooohoooooo! No, no, no! Pick me:-D

Janet Fox said...

Wow, you guys!! This is one rocking contest! :)

xoxoxo

Nikki said...

I'm so excited to read this book! Thank you for you the giveaway. I tweeted, liked on Facebook, and i added this to my Goodreads shelf. (^_^)

Petra @ Safari Poet said...

Beautiful cover! I've never read anything set in that era, look forward to it.

Sheryl Scarborough said...

The cover is FABULOUS!! My email is: mediasherpa@gmail.com I will tweet @scarabs and like on FB, too!

Erin Robinson said...

It's gorgeous and evocative. I can't wait to get my paws on this one!

Sheila said...

Janet, I don't know how to tweet yet--an I'm already your fb friend, but I am totally excited for this book. I love the combination of history, intrique and romance. One of my former students Carla Hagen, wrote a novel with a bootlegger--Hand Me Down My Walking Cane--I'm going to put this on her radar.
Such a cool cover!!!

Joanna Cooke said...

Agreed - the cover rocks!
I'm especially fond of the bobs from the Twenties. So cute!
I've added this to my GoodReads list!

Abby said...

Gorgeous cover! I'm enjoying how many twenties-era books are coming out these days, and really looking forward to this one.

I also added it to my to-read shelf on Goodreads!

Laura D. said...

Great cover. I have added it to my Goodreads shelf, like you on FB under Laura Davis

Laura D. said...

Wow the book sounds really good. I have "liked" your FB page and also added the book to my Goodreads shelf. Laura Davis

mmalavec said...

Sounds so.... good! Would love to read it!

mmalavec(at)med(dot)umich(dot)edu

mmalavec said...

https://twitter.com/mmalavec/status/251864661882961921

tweeted about the giveaway

mmalavec(at)med(dot)umich(dot)edu

mmalavec said...

I like your FB page!

mmalavec(at)med(dot)umich(dot)edu

mmalavec said...

Marked as to read on my Goodreads!

mmalavec(at)med(dot)umich(dot)edu

Janet Fox said...

Thank you ALL for your sweet comments!! I will post a winner shortly.