Thursday, December 17, 2015

2016 Most Anticipated - Overdrive (COVER REVEAL + GIVEAWAY)

Today's Most Anticipated of 2016 post is a little different. I have the honour of revealing the cover for one of my selections and I could not be happier to share it with you today. The cover is prefect, and really eye catching. I think you're going to love it.

This Goodreads synopsis also sets up the cover perfectly. This is a book that is all about speed. Fast cars, adrenaline spikes, and high stakes.
Jules Parish has screwed up.

After three years of boosting cars, she got caught. She's too good to get caught, but she let her (ex)-boyfriend talk her into a questionable job. And now, she and her little sister, Emma, will be kicked out of their foster home, left to survive on the unforgiving streets of Las Vegas alone.


Eccentric, wealthy Roger Montgomery wants to open up his mansion to Jules and Emma. The only catch? Jules must steal seven of the rarest, most valuable muscle cars in the world—in seven weeks. Even worse, she’s forced to put her trust in three complete strangers to help her do it.

First there’s Chelsea, the gorgeous redhead with a sharp tongue and love for picking locks. Then there’s Mat, who hasn’t met a system he couldn’t hack. And finally there’s the impossibly sexy car thief Nick, whose bad attitude and mysterious past drive Jules crazy.

With nothing in common and everything to lose, can Jules and her amateur crew pull off what could be the biggest car heist in history? Or will things spin out of control faster than a Nevada dust devil?
And now to reveal the cover. It's perfect and amazing and totally eye catching. I am REALLY into this cover. I pretty much gasped when I saw it because it's perfect for the blurb and sucks you in.

The blurred Vegas sign, the clever placement of the tagline, and the cover scheme really all come together to create something unique. It certainly will stand out on shelves (and look fabulous on them)!

Since this is still part of my 2016 Most Anticipated feature, Dawn also took the time to answer a few questions about the book for me.

1 Describe OVERDRIVE in three words.

Sexy. Adrenaline. Rush.

2 If someone were to make a signature drink in honour of your book, what might be included?

OVERDRIVE is set in Las Vegas, so I’m thinking something refreshing, but sinful. Maybe sweet peach, tart lemon, and a dash of cinnamon for extra spice. I’d say cayenne, but that would probably taste awful. Part of me thinks a whiskey on the rocks might be sufficient—powerful, yet effective. Ha.

3 Let us in on one secret about one of your characters, or the world they inhabit.

When Julia Parish realizes that none of her previous foster parents have the ability—or inclination—to take care of her and her little sister, Emma, she starts stealing cars to bring in extra cash. The trouble is, she’s damn good at it. With her white-hair, pale skin, and super stealthy moves, it’s no wonder this former ballerina has earned a reputation among her peers. The Las Vegas Police Department knows her as “The Ghost.” But when she meets sexy Nick Barker, Julia isn’t sosure she wants to be “invisible” anymore.

4 What do you think makes a swoon worthy book boyfriend, and will we find him in this book?

My very first book boyfriend was Jamie from Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series—he was this perfect mix of bad boy made vulnerable by his love for his Sassenach. Obviously I’ve had crushes on many more book boys since then, but when I write, I always remember what drew me to Jamie (and frankly, what keeps me in love with him even today.) An intriguing (and often heartbreaking) backstory, coupled with a great mix of strength and vulnerability certainly set the stage. I think Nick and Matias are both swoon worthy—Nick, the brooding bad boy with a troubled past, Matias, the Mexican boy-next-door with a heart wrenching story of loss. Not to worry though, this isn’t a love triangle. Julia only has eyes for one of these kindred spirits—I’m excited to see which one YOU fall for.

5 This novel seems like it's going to have fast cars. Did you do any fun research to capture the feeling of driving one of them? 

I could write a whole book about my love of fast vehicles—particularly muscle cars. (Wait, I kind of did!) My dream car is a 1967 Shelby GT 500 (like the one featured in the book and the movie Gone in 60 Seconds), but I had fun with my Toyota Celica back in the early 2000s, and now, my 2009 RX-8, affectionately called Anne. (Yes, my husband has a black truck I have nicknamed Henry—ANNE & HENRY was my debut so my world pretty much revolved around it last year…) I like to drive fast. Probably too fast. Someday, I’d love to take a car racing course, but for now, I’m happy with Anne. I took my driver’s test on a stick shift because my parents had a silver Camaro I was desperate to drive. That car… *swoon*

OVERDRIVE involves several very cool, very fast cars (including an old Camaro), and I LOVED doing the research for all of them—I’m like a walking encyclopaedia of muscle cars now. My husband tries to stump me. The tough part was figuring out how to realistically steal these cars…for the book, of course!

6 Name three songs that were on your writing playlist while writing this novel.

I create playlists for each new project, but OVERDRIVE has, by far, the most eclectic. Here’s the link to the Soundcloud:

My top three songs for this book:

Wonderland — Natalia Kills

Delirious — Susanne Sundfor

Patient Zero — Zomboy

I also listened to a lot of music not on my Soundcloud like Taylor Swift and Gwen Stefani, as well as the soundtracks for each of the Fast and Furious movies. During revisions, Sia’s ALIVE kind of took over.

7 What 2016 release are you most anticipating?

Ack! So hard to choose just one, and my TBR pile for 2016 is already ridiculously high. If I HAVE to choose, I’ll admit I am really intrigued by HEARTLESS by Melissa Meyer. Alice in Wonderland is a book of my heart, the Queen my favorite character, and re-tellings a weakness. This book checks off a LOT of boxes, including “Damn, wish I’d written that!” 

8 If not too spoilery, can you share the first line of OVERDRIVE.

Kevin jabs his tongue in my ear.

I am also so very excited about Heartless and obviously Jamie from Outlander is VERY swoon worthy! This interview has me every more excited for Overdrive. I cannot wait for the Las Vegas setting, swoony boys, and fast cars. It sounds like the perfect read if you're looking for something fast paced, filled with high stakes and sexy (and bonus of no love triangle)!

No pre-order links for Overdrive are available right now but do add it to your Goodreads so you don't forget when they do become available.

You can also follow Dawn on Twitter, visit her official website, and find out more about her books on the publisher website.

Be sure to stop by tomorrow to find out the next book that made this year's list!

And enter the contest below to win an ARC. ARCs will be ready in FEBRUARY OR MARCH and the prize will be shipped when available. Open Internationally.

a Rafflecopter giveaway Las Vegas is one of my favourite settings for a book to have. What is your favourite real life setting for a book? And do let me know know what you think of the cover in the comments.


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