Friday, 20 December 2013

Provoke The Darkness Cover Reveal

Today is one of the best days in my life! I've had this date set for over a month now and with the help of Dani Morales I'm able to bring my dream to life.

I don't know about you guys, but as a writer, I thought a cover reveal was exciting. And it is, don't get me wrong. Talking to other authors and writers, they've always became nervous when something like this was approaching, and now I know why! It's like all of the butterflies that have been rumbling in my tummy about this moment, have turned into dragonflies. All I can think of is, what if people don't like it, what if there is a spelling mistake in my blurb, or author bio (which there is but I fixed on my post, but others didn't). What if the story isn't interesting to a bunch of people?
All of these negative questions run through my head, even with the assurance from a few people who I've let see the cover early (who are doing the cover reveal) and who I trust enough to give me their honest opinions. 
So with that being said, I'm excited that I can finally share the cover with all of you, and I'm nervous as hell too!

I would also like to take the time to wish my good friend Craig Podolsky a very Happy Birthday. It's the reason I chose today to be the reveal for this cover, because he let me use his face for my main character, and took the time from his day to spend an hour or two with me doing a completely pathetic, but wonderful photo shoot. 

The Synopsis

It's his graduating year and everything has gone to shit, pardon my language, but if you knew what he's about to go through this year, you'd understand. It's never just one thing, but a collection of things that bring a person to their breaking point and he may have just hit his.
His name is Ethan Cameron, and with an unexpected phone call from his mother, his life has changed drastically. More than I ever thought possible. He wanted a simple life. One that would have him working nine to five job that he enjoyed, with a wife and two and a half children. He must have taken a wrong turn somewhere, because it doesn't look like that is the future that the 'higher ups' have for him now.
Maybe I'm the one who turned his life around, maybe it was the feelings that I have towards him that changed his fate. Could it be my fault that his life is ending?
I've always admired comic book characters, the ones that would go off and save the world. The only problem is I think it will be me that they'll have to save the world from.
My grandmother tells me that I have a gift, and that it should be embraced. She's also crazy, like legit hears voices in her head crazy. To me, this gift feels more like a curse. A burden. It's slowly driving me crazy.
I never thought life would be this complicated. I'm not quite sure where my loyalties lie anymore.
Is it about doing the right thing, or staying alive?

Author Bio

Christopher Thomas Chapman was born and raised in the small town of Westville, in the beautiful Canadian province known as Nova Scotia. Growing up, he had a very vivid imagination and wanted to be many things, but the passion to be a writer was much greater. When he's not working late nights in a kitchen, he can be found working even later on the many stories that he has running through his head.

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I cannot thank you all enough for helping me out with this, whether it's just viewing, liking, or sharing. Every small thing helps a writer. And like I said at the beginning of this post, this wouldn't be happening without the wonderful help of Dani Morales. She is the brains behind the reveal, while I'm just the subject. Also, thank you to all of the bloggers that are helping me out today with this cover reveal. You are helping a complete stranger out with promoting the cover of his novel. I cannot thank you all enough!

And if you've all made it this far, I applaud you! So here is the cover that I promised you all. I hope that you like it, because I for sure am in love with it. I'm a little bit biased though, only a little bit. 

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