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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Destined Book Birthday

Fellow Indelible author Jessie Harrell's YA retelling of the Eros and Psyche myth, Destined, releases today!

I am to excited to buy this book! I mean, just look at the cover ...
Gorgeous, right?

Jessie talks about cover design at Oasis for YA, and I love the story of how she avoided the usual "same stock photo" problem - something that plagues traditionally published as a well as self-published books.

Here's the Blurb:
When Psyche receives a prophecy gone horribly wrong, she learns that even the most beautiful girl in Greece can have a hideous future. Her fate? Fall in love with the one creature even the gods fear. 
As she feels herself slipping closer into the arms of the prophecy, Psyche must choose between the terrifyingly tender touch she feels almost powerless to resist and the one constant she's come to expect out of life: you cannot escape what is destined. 
And some reviews:
"I am a huge sucker for a well written Greek mythology re-telling, and Destined delivers a story that's engaging, witty, fast paced and fun."  - Mundie Moms
"This is a fresh new take on Eros and Psyche’s romance. Harrell takes the original myth and turns it into a more detailed book with romance, and adventure." - Story Seekers
Jessie has been blog touring all month (check the schedule here), but today she has a special interview with Eros (he's very dreamy) posted on Stuck in Books.  Plus, she's running a contest through launch day to win a copy of Destined.

Also check out the book birthday party on her blog, where she'll have a contest for a doodled in copy of Destined, an autographed bookmark, and one of Psyche's rings.

You can buy Destined in paperback on Amazon ($9.99) or Kindle ($3.99) or Nook ($3.99) or add it to your Goodreads TBR. Look for Jessie on Twitter and FB as well!


  1. It IS a stunning cover. And the story sounds intriguing. I'm bookmarking it. Thanks for the shout-out!
    Ann Best, Memoir Author of In the Mirror & Imprisoned

  2. Thank you so much, Susan, for the amazing shout-out! I am having so much fun watching Destined go out into the world.

  3. I have my sights set on this book. I entered a giveaway, but don't think I can wait to see if I've won. I may buy it today. Though...I am entrenched right now in Open Minds. LOVING IT!!!!

  4. @Ann Thanks for stopping by and supporting Jessie!

    @Jessie You are most welcome! :)

    @Susan I know, I've got Destined on my Nook, just waiting...and thank you for reading Open Minds!! :)

  5. I love the story of Psyche and Eros, I'm definitely interested in what this book has to offer!

  6. Wow! She did an amazing job on that cover! And the book sounds fabulous.

  7. Hooray for Jessie! And your right, her book is gorgeous. Here's wishing her much success~ :o) <3

  8. Am off to check it out! Awesome cover. :)

  9. I've admired that cover before. It's gorgeous!


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