Cover Reveal Party! {For my newest book, Where Dandelions Grow}

Y’all! Today has finally arrived, and I’m quite happy to share the excitement with you. Today is the day I get to share with y’all the cover for Where Dandelions Grow. This cover has me quite thrilled because it combines SO MANY elements of the story, as well as being the type of cover that I think is most beautiful.

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Here Whimsy and I are this morning – so excited about the Cover Reveal. Actually Whimsy is like “This is so high and scary and I’m going to hold on tight and please don’t drop me cause I’m freaking out.” But anyway….

Not only am I going to show the cover in just a moment, but I also have a giveaway and games. Because what’s a party without games? And everyone likes giveaways, right? Besides, I’ve been having so much fun with this project and I’m so thankful for y’all who have been joining in with me, so I wanted to get you in on the celebration.

Now without further ado, let me introduce you to the delightful cover:

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Giveaway Time

Click Here to Enter the Giveaway 

 Game Time

How to play the game: Answer the questions in the comments, based on the cover. (If you’ve already read the book, you can still answer the questions, you’ll just have an advantage. 😉 ) Some of the questions have correct answers (like #1) and other questions are subjective (like #2).

At the end of this week, I’ll put the name of everyone who commented in a drawing and randomly choose a winner, then send them a $5 Amazon giftcard as the prize.

Questions: 

  1. How many faded items can you find on the front cover? (For example: Puppies, candles, leaves, etc…)
  2.  What season does the cover make you think of?
  3. Name two things you think are in the book, based off the front cover. (For example: Dandelions.)
  4. What is your favorite element of the cover?
  5. What genre does the cover make you think of? (Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Contemporary, Historical, etc…)

Share the Joy!

Y’all, it would be incredibly helpful and make my authorly heart all joyful if you’d mark it as “To-Read” on Goodreads and pre-order it on Amazon. It’s only $0.99 and will deliver directly to your reading device on September 26th! (Which is totally cool! Where else can you get a couple of hours of good entertainment for less than a dollar?)

Another thing you can do is share the cover (and links to this blog post, or the pre-order page on Amazon) on social media. I’d be more than delighted if y’all wanted to use the hashtag #WhereDandelionsGrow or #WDG, or leave links in the comments to where you’ve shared about this cover. (Plus you’ll get more entries in the giveaway above!) I’ll be hanging out on social media throughout today to like and comment and keep the party going. 🙂

Ideas of where to share the cover and/or giveaway:
Facebook
Goodreads
Twitter
GooglePlus
Blogs
Emails and Texts to friends.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for celebrating with me! I’m excited about this and so happy I finally get to share the cover with you! I appreciate y’all so much and am thrilled that you’re helping me spread the word. As an author I can’t even tell you how amazing, encouraging, and helpful you are! Keep up the amazing work!

Pre-Order on Amazon Here

Mark “To-Read” on Goodreads Here

Backcover Blurb:

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37 thoughts on “Cover Reveal Party! {For my newest book, Where Dandelions Grow}

  1. Seneca says:

    How many faded items can you find on the front cover? (For example: Puppies, candles, leaves, etc…) Leaves, curlicues, and I suppose the girl?
    What season does the cover make you think of?Late Spring/summer. But maybe fall, with the leaves.
    Name two things you think are in the book, based off the front cover. (For example: Dandelions.) Dandelions! And a very sad girl with a lot of memories 🙂
    What is your favorite element of the cover? I love the back!
    What genre does the cover make you think of? (Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Contemporary, Historical, etc…) Contemporary

    It’s beautiful! But I saw it before- it’s been up on GR for at least a week.

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    • Lydia Howe says:

      Hey Seneca! Thank you for answering the game questions. 🙂 It’s fun to see what other people think of the book, and what sticks out to them.

      And yes…. I noticed it was up on Goodreads. I’m really not sure how that happened unless I did it in my sleep? It’s quite confusing to me, but oh well. I’m glad that now it’s “officially” released. 😉

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  2. Emma Kauffman says:

    How many faded items can you find on the front cover? (For example: Puppies, candles, leaves, etc…) Three (leaves, books, and culy-qs)
    What season does the cover make you think of? Fall
    Name two things you think are in the book, based off the front cover. (For example: Dandelions.)Dandelions and Books
    What is your favorite element of the cover? Dandelions!
    What genre does the cover make you think of? (Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Contemporary, Historical, etc…)
    Contemporary YA

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    • Lydia Howe says:

      Nice, nice, nice! You’re pretty spot-on with your answers. 🙂 I’m so excited about this cover, and it really makes me happy to know it’s giving off the right “feel” to the viewers!

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  3. allofakindmom says:

    Faded items on the cover – I see leaves and books.
    Season – this makes me think of spring, because that is when dandelions are in full bloom here where I live. (But then, secondarily, of fall, because of the leaves)
    Two things I think are in the book- dandelions, a girl with wishes, possibly that things would be different
    Favorite cover element – I love the kind of vintage feel of it. the tans, the curlicues, the font…
    Genre- historical & contemporary, the thing of the two girls makes it feel as though it is set in two different time periods.
    Thanks for doing a giveaway! 🙂

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    • Lydia Howe says:

      Oooh…. You captured the girl pretty perfectly! YAY! That’s what I thought of when I saw her, too. 😉
      Ah, I hadn’t thought of the word “vintage” but I guess it fits the cover pretty well. Thank you so much for being a part of the excitement and answering the questions.

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  4. Zielle says:

    Autumn leaves, a puppy (or are those flowers?), books
    It reminds me of Autumn or Spring. Or it could be Autumn, Winter AND Spring?
    Dandelions, books, changing of seasons, a girl?
    Well I like the girl blowing the dandelion. 🙂
    I think it reminds me of contemporary and historical.
    Thank you for doing the giveaway! 🙂

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    • Lydia Howe says:

      Seriously you didn’t know? We must have talked about it after you left for your job the other Sunday. #oops #sorry
      Exciting, right?!? 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  5. Hannah says:

    Faded things? Hmm. I see leaves, maybe a book?, maybe a larger version of the girl blowing dandelion puffs?, and a tree.
    This book reminds me of Autumn. I’m getting all excited about Autumn coming because it has been so cool the last few days. Reminding me of pumpkin muffins and time for lighting candles at suppertime and making chicken noodle soup and going on a walk to kick crunchy fallen leaves. 😉
    I think two things in the book are…oops well I already read it so I guess I’ll start with my disclaimer. 😀 A girl who’s looking back and remembering her childhood, and perhaps the delights of childhood vs the confusion adulthood usually brings. The cover has a reflective mood.
    I think my favorite thing about the cover is the dandelion seeds floating across the page.
    I’m not sure what genre I would classify the book in with just a glance. The first word that comes to my mind is “whimsical”.
    Now I want to read the comments everyone else made! 😉

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    • Lydia Howe says:

      YAY! I’m glad the book makes you think of Autumn. 🙂 One thing I like about dandelions is how they last all year. Instead of just being a spring or summer flower, dandelions (at least where I live) sometimes even stay until mid-winter.
      And goodness! You’re making me long for Autumn, too! It’s my favorite season by far, but I’m trying to just remember to enjoy summer for now. 😉 I used to not like August at all because I was so eager for Autumn, but I’m learning balance. Still, I can hardly wait to pull out my long sleeved shirts! 😉

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  6. Esther Filbrun says:

    FIrst: I haven’t read this book yet, but I’m so excited and looking forward to doing it! Thanks for the giveaway and games, Lydia!

    How many faded items can you find on the front cover? Three–books, a tree, and leaves. (Now I’m feeling a little dense!)
    What season does the cover make you think of? Fall/autumn. I know dandelions might not fit with that, but that’s my predominant feeling. If I was to choose a month, I’d say September. 🙂
    Name two things you think are in the book, based off the front cover. Dreams and fear. Dreams, because of the “wishing on a dandelion” (is that even a thing?), and fear because of the older girl’s expression.
    What is your favorite element of the cover? The girl blowing dandelions. Because 1) I LOVE DOING THAT! and 2) she looks peaceful, as if her life is still pretty much in order–worried, distressed people don’t take time to notice things like a dandelion that’s begging you to blow on it.
    What genre does the cover make you think of? Fantasy. I’d say Contemporary Fiction, but it has enough “busyness” in its tone that makes me lean toward a more fantasy feeling.

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    • Lydia Howe says:

      Thank YOU for joining in, Esther!

      And yep! You’re spot on with the correct time frame and season. Around Ohio we actually have dandelions all autumn long, although possibly not as many as during the summer.
      And yes! Wishing on a dandelion is totally a thing. 😉 You’re pretty spot-on with that guess, too. It makes me happy how correctly you guessed the book from the cover. 🙂

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  7. Jason McIntire says:

    The dandelions and the young lady’s hair; also it looks like there’s an image of a book (page edges), or possibly more than one book, faded into the middle for texture.
    Autumn, due to the yellow tones and tan background.
    Since I’ve read part of the book already, I can’t really answer this one – but coming to it cold, I’d be pretty sure the book contains at least one girl with an attitude. (And what YA novel doesn’t?)
    I appreciate a cover that’s well put together technically, without sloppy image cutouts or overdone typography. This one’s quite clean, balanced, and legible.
    Vintage/retro due to the typography and the fact that the girl pictured on the right reminds me of some deserving waif from a Lamplighter book. Of course the girl in jeans kinda blows that up, so I guess I don’t have a coherent answer….

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    • Lydia Howe says:

      Hmmm… I never thought of Destiny as a girl with an attitude – more like a girl who is confused and doesn’t want an attitude. But, I guess different people will see her different ways. 🙂

      Nice! I’m glad that the book fits into your ideals for being clean and balanced. 🙂 And I’ve had a couple of people mention vintage now. I hadn’t thought of that before, but I really like that it gives off that feel.

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      • Jason McIntire says:

        To clarify, I don’t yet know whether Destiny has an attitude in the book. Just, that dark-haired gal reminds me of the archetypical citified brat in Hallmark movies who always gets sent to Grandma in the country, where she takes care of the horses until she knows better. 🙂

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  8. Glenda says:

    For the faded objects I see leaves, curlicues, and books
    My first impression of it is spring, but when I look at it more it also reminds me of fall.
    two things that are probably in it are dandelions (of course) and a girl who has had a confusing life.
    I can’t pick a favorite element of the cover. I love everything about it.
    I would say the genre is probably contemporary.

    It looks super interesting. Congrats on releasing this book!

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    • Lydia Howe says:

      Ah yes! A confusing life is spot-on. 😉 And I’m so glad the book looks interesting to you – that’s always a plus. I’m pretty excited about this cover and I’m having fun getting to share it with y’all and hearing your thoughts on it.
      Thanks for commenting!

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  9. Bekah says:

    I’m so excited and happy for you, Lydia. This is awesome.
    Okay, for question number one, I can see faded books, leaves, a tree (oh, by the way, is that tree pictured the ‘pouting tree’? 🙂 )
    As for the season, I think I’d have to say…spring. There’s something so delightful and joyful about the dandelions.
    As to the two things I would think would be in this book based on the cover. I think the cover, with the little girl and then the older girl, it looks kind of reminiscent. Like there’s a lot of remembering being done in this book. Perhaps the older girl is thinking about her life and what she truly believes. I don’t know…those were just the things I thought of. 🙂

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  10. Bekah says:

    I accidentally clicked ‘publish’ before I was done with my comment. LOL 😀 Anyway, for the last 2 questions, I think my favorite aspect of the cover has to be the dandelions. The pretty flowers are just so lovely and stand out. And I would think by looking at this cover that this book would be more contemporary.

    NOW I’m done. Haha. 😉 🙂
    -Bekah

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    • Lydia Howe says:

      Aww, Bekah! Your comment(s) made me happy. 🙂
      And YAY! I’m excited about this cover, too. I’ve had a lot of fun working on this project during the last couple of months. It’s crazy cause I wrote the book several years ago, so it’s been kinda fun revisiting the project, yet not being as involved with the book emotionally (because I wrote it so long ago) has been a fun experience. 🙂

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  11. Angela R. Watts says:

    How many faded items can you find on the front cover? (For example: Puppies, candles, leaves, etc…) :: 3-4: leaves, a tree, books, and the ivy looking decorum on the top. 😀
    What season does the cover make you think of? FALL!!
    Name two things you think are in the book, based off the front cover. (For example: Dandelions.):: Dandelions, family, and making wishes.
    What is your favorite element of the cover? :: I love the people on the cover, it is a nice, fitting touch! Also the seasonal feel to it. 🙂
    What genre does the cover make you think of? (Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Contemporary, Historical, etc…):: Contemporary.
    CONGRATULATIONS, LYDIA!!!!! This is SOO wonderful. 😀

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    • Lydia Howe says:

      Thank you, Angela! I’m glad you like the cover so much. I’ve been pretty excited about sharing it with y’all. It IS beautiful, isn’t it? The color scheme makes me so happy – I think it looks very fallish, too! 🙂

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  12. libbybrb says:

    Lydia! You have a bunny! Too cute! I had one one summer, but I had to give him away for the winter. Hopefully I’ll be able to get another one sometime. Cocoa was too cute!

    Faded items: 3 or 4, A book’s edges. Leaves, and the girl making a wish, as well as the swirls at the top.
    The season I imagine is definitely fall, and I love fall.
    What two things? It reminds me of a girl with a past, or one who wonders about her past, as well as the dandelions representing hope, or a joy on the horizon.
    I like how it flows from a blander faded brown at the top to a bright yellow and green flowers at the bottom. And there is a story in between. 🙂
    I would say a combo of Historical Fiction with Contemporary YA.
    Congratulations Lydia! I can’t imagine how excited you must be.

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    • Lydia Howe says:

      Bunnies are such good pets! Whimsy is one of my favorite pets I’ve ever had, and he’s really good, too… As long as I keep him away from cords, that is. 😉

      YAY for loving fall! It’s the best season EVER! 🙂

      Aww, the way you describe the cover is so pretty! It makes me so happy to hear others talking about it.

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  13. Kenzie says:

    #1. 4 items. The tree. The leaves. The book in the background. And the girl blowing on the fuzz is slightly faded.

    #2. Fall

    #3. A young lady. A girl. And I know this is a third, but Troubled times.

    #4. The font for the book’s name.

    #5. Religion/ adventure. And maybe a little romance.

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    • Lydia Howe says:

      Oooh! Good job noticing the tree – I don’t think many people did. 🙂

      And YES! I really liked the font for the title. I had found that one, then asked my designer to go with it because I thought it fit so well. I’m glad you like it, too.

      Thanks for taking part with this game!

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