Welcome to the cover reveal for Endure, the first in a duology by Laura Diamond. It releases in ebook on July 12th, with a print copy to follow. First, the synopsis:
Seventeen-year-old Justin’s anaemic blood is a blessing. Or a curse. It all depends on who you ask.
To most of the immortal Vie, his blood is a scourge: untouchable and useless. To some Vie, his blood is a drug. To Justin, it’s something that gets him in a lot of trouble. Being poisoned by a Vie is just one example. His sister getting kidnapped is another. Whether it’s being coerced by a deluded cult leader, or negotiating with Alex—an Vie scientist addicted to Anemie blood—Justin struggles to keep every mutated drop of blood he’s got.
His fight for survival gets more complicated when he meets Alex’s slave, Cara. Despite coming from different worlds, they’re both prisoners, at risk of being drained by a hungry Vie any moment. When she risks her own neck to help Justin find his sister, he’s left with a terrifying choice.
Saving what’s left of humanity. Saving his sister. Saving the girl he loves. Or sticking a stake in Alex’s chest.
Justin can’t decide which option will get him killed first.
And the cover:
I really love the purple/green background and the girl. It feels like she’s got a story to tell!
Laura Diamond is a board certified psychiatrist and author of all things young adult paranormal, dystopian, horror, and middle grade. Her Young Adult Paranormal Romance novelette NEW PRIDE was published November 2012 and her novel SHIFTING PRIDE debuted December 7, 2012 from Etopia Press. Her short story, CITY OF LIGHTS AND STONE, is in the DAY OF DEMONS Anthology by Anachron Press (April 2012). Another short story, BEGGING DEATH, is in the CARNAGE: AFTER THE END Anthology by Sirens Call Publications (November 2012). Her upcoming YA, ZODIAC COLLECTOR, is coming late 2013/early 2014 with Pugalicious Press. When she’s not writing, she is working at the hospital, blogging at Author Laura Diamond–Lucid Dreamer (http://lbdiamond.wordpress.com/), and renovating her 225+ year old fixer-upper mansion. She is also full-time staff member for her four cats and a Pembroke corgi named Katie.