Monday, July 21, 2014

Double Negative Has a Cover.

AVAILABLE TO BUY 7/25

I'm in the middle of Advice From the Pros Series, but I have to interrupt that for a moment because my new young adult novel, 
Double Negativemakes it's first appearance as a book, and I'm in a bit of a fritz






I've recycled my SADOTY Award for this occasion. The cat spoke to me, Gary.

Sixteen-year-old Hutchinson McQueen is a big time loser. Trapped in a dysfunctional family, his one thought is escape, but everything he does to get away lands him in trouble. Shackled by poor reading skills, he squeaks through classes with his talent for eavesdropping and memorizing what he hears. When he shoplifts and lands in juvenile detention, the court sentences him to a county youth program. There he meets the priest and Maggie, a retired teacher. They’re determined to set Hutch on a path leading away from trouble. Hutch is determined not to cooperate, and he blunders his way from one mess into another. It isn’t until he’s facing serious charges that he confronts the truth--his own bad choices are trapping him. The priest and Maggie have offered him the freedom he craves. All he has to do is take it.




Hope you'll enter my giveaway to win either a copy of my book or some shopping money. Then please stop by  some of the bloggers who've jumped in to help me out. 



My quote for you today is from Helen Mirren: "The word 'freedom' is batted around rather too freely. I like self-discipline."



63 comments:

  1. Looks awesome, Lee! Already visited Jemi. Looks like you have a great week planned.

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    1. Of course this morning I overslept. Don't tell!

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  2. Exciting! The cover looks great and the book sounds awesome. All best!

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  3. Congratulations! The cover is very emotional, very well done.

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    1. It's different. Not pretty, that's for sure.

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  4. Can I just say...WOOT on cover! It really is a good one....grabs the emotion.

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  5. My first love is contemporary YA. I will get back to writing it (after I get all this paranormal weird stuff out of my system). I was raised on Robert Cormier, Avi, Gary Paulson, SE Hinton..all those authors who made YA more real.

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    1. You've just mentioned some of my all time fav writers!

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  6. Yay! Just a few days more! Good luck with the release!

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    1. Hope I don't lose it before this book launches. I'm already making lists and then forgetting where I put them. Bad sign.

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  7. Hahaha, I love Helen's quote! And I do like your cover. His neatly combed hair doesn't bother me, and I like the closeup pose, and the fact that it's not just another face, but a pose that shows he's kind of tortured. I'm in for the book promo part too.

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    1. Thanks, Catherine. That helps a lot.

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  8. How awesome! Can't wait to read it!

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  9. Ooh! Congrats! It's a great cover, and it sounds awesome!!! <3

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  10. It's an awesome cover and I'm glad I was able to help spread the word about it. =D

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  11. Hooray!! The cover looks fantastic. Congratulations!!!

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  12. Great cover. It looks so simple yet displays a lot of emotion.

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  13. That pose says a lot about Hutch, poor guy. Great sympathy play for us motherly types. And for younger girls.

    Your post is all all ready to go, and I bet you're raring to go in spite of the jitters.

    Oh, I thought there was a giveaway involved. I can either post the code or link here, whichever you prefer.

    Thanks!

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  14. Congrats on the cover. It s looking really good.

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  15. Congrats, Lee. This looks really like a fantastic story.

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  16. Ah, love that quote from Helen Mirrim. And I love the cover and your blurb - it looks and sounds thought-provoking and intensely good - a type of fiction that I think you do really well. :)
    I'll add this to my "news" section - a little late, but maybe it will catch some extra eyes.

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  17. Congrats Lee! The cover looks terrific, and the story sounds captivating!

    Julie

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  18. The cover is moving. The emotions are going to attract a lot of readers.

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  19. Yay on the cover and the book!
    That's a great quote from Helen M! :)

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  20. Congratulations! It's an awesome cover. I love that quote too!

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  21. That is so cool that you'll have another book coming out. Love the cover!

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  22. Congrats, Lee!!!
    I love the cover. Best wishes for it's release!

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  23. Congrats on a great cover. I'm looking forward to reading your novel.

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  24. Hi Lee - my feeling is your book will be full of interesting material - so I'm looking forward to reading it .. and I love the cover ...and you're oversleeping - that's good news .. I'm not telling - just keeping it in my comment!

    All the best - Hilary

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  25. Congratulations, Lee!! Love the cover, and it sounds amazing!

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  26. Congratulations on your latest novel, C Lee. I just finished Double Negative. Review will be posted Friday. Hutch's story is so sad and also true to life. That's all I'm saying now, except everyone ought to read it.

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  27. I LOVE the way your page loads, Lee! Fantastic. The cover is wonderful. It tells a story on its own. Nicely done! Best wishes for success with this new release.

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  28. So excited for you, Lee! Love the cover and we can't wait to spread the word on our blog. :) Wishing you all the best!
    ~Jess and Stephanie

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  29. Evernight Teen has the BEST covers! I love the title, too. Very eye-catching.

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  30. Love the cover and the quote. :)

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  31. That is a good quote from Helen Mirren. Thanks for sharing!!

    -Lauren

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  32. Great cover! I'm looking forward to reading this one.

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  33. Hey lady! I'm giving you a big shout tomorrow as I send people over here for my blog tour post on Friday with you - you're so awesome! Congratulations!

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  34. Oh how the lady doth wait patiently for a comment from her starstuckest fan. To put it into Tara-type speak, Hey lady!, I have arrived!

    You have to understand that I have been checking out all your other adoring fans who have evidently been shouting out about you. This be good, real good.

    "Super Award Dodger Of The Year" Yep, the cat made you do it.

    A thoughtful cover and time to be led away from trouble.

    I shall now perform a bit of self-discipline. Sorry, Helen, beg all you like, I'm not available right now. Please, take a number.

    Oh yeah, Great Post! Thanks for sharing!! I note the usage of two exclamation marks. Talk about shooting stars. Gosh!

    As always and beyond, your starstuckest fan wishes the huge congrats n' stuff.

    Gary :)

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  35. HOLY COW! CONGRATULATIONS! How cool is that cover? Makes you want to pick it up! It sounds like a great story! You are quite the prolific writer! Nicely done!

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  36. I keep losing my comments and let me tell you they were brilliant but in the interest of my frustration and blood pressure levels I will just say congrats and hope this one makes it through!

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  37. Awesome cover and I can't wait to read it.

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  38. Congrats Lee! It looks great, and sounds wonderful, too.

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  39. This is super exciting! Congrats and best of luck!

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  40. Lee, the cover is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! LOVE IT!
    I'm super-excited for you!

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  41. Lee, I'm so stoked for your release! Can't wait to play the truth or lie game to promote the book.

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  42. Sounds so good. I put it on my Amazon list the first time I saw it out there.

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  43. Ooo! Congrats! I'll happily give you a shoutout on 8/6. I'm hosting Tara next week, otherwise I would then. :) All success Lee!

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  44. PS I'll look for you on Twitter & FB to help promote

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  45. And a very powerful cover it is too. I wish you well.

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  46. Congratulations! Wishing you all the best-- that's a lovely cover. :)

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  47. Hey, Lee...

    CONGRATS! ALL THE BEST!

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  48. I've entered to win. Tomorrow it's available! Congrats! Really enjoyed the blurb.

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  49. What an inspiring story, Lee. I wish you the best of luck with your release! I will pass the word around via social media=) And thank you for hosting such an awesome giveaway! I've entered, of course.. but even if I don't win, I might have to add your book to my TBR list.

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  50. Congrats! It has a great cover and sounds like an interesting read! I hope all goes well with the release. Congratulations :) :) :)

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  51. Congrats, Lee. The cover conveys someone who's at their wit's end.

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