We are so thrilled to kick off a brand new week with a cover reveal for Jessica Martinez’s upcoming YA thriller: KISS KILL VANISH. We are a huge fans of Jessica’s past work — Virtuosity and last year’s The Vow — and can’t wait to see what she has up her sleeve with this newer, darker novel!
We hope you love the cover as much as we do.
Isn’t it sexy and mysterious? The splash of color is gorgeous!
So what’s it about? Here’s an official description:
Valentina Cruz no longer exists.
One moment, she was wrapped in Emilio’s arms, melting into his kiss. The next, she was witnessing the unthinkable: a murder in cold blood, ordered by her father and carried out by her boyfriend. When Emilio pulled the trigger, Valentina disappeared. She made a split-second decision to shed her identity and flee her life of privilege, leaving the glittering parties and sultry nightlife of Miami far behind.
She doesn’t know how to explain to herself what she saw. All she knows now is that nothing she believed about her family, her heart, or Emilio’s love, was real.
She can change her name and deny her past, but Valentina can’t run from the truth. The lines between right and wrong, and trust and betrayal, will be blurred beyond recognition as she untangles the deceptions of the two men she once loved and races to find her own truth.
And a quick note from Jessica:
My first dark cover.
I’ve written serious books, but not fishnets-and-cocaine books. Not dark books. This is the first time I’ve had to be concerned about what the NSA is thinking while monitoring my online activity. (Oh, come on, if not mine, then whose are they actually monitoring?) And because of KISS KILL VANISH, if I’m ever accused of a violent crime, I could be convicted based on my Google searches alone. Your honor, she googled blood splatter images from a close range bullet to the brain AND how to get rid of a body. The State rests.
The day this cover appeared in my inbox I went out and bought myself tights to match Valentina’s. (No pictures. This is the internet, folks. People are creepy.) I love them. I love that assault of color over the black and white. I love the font. I love Valentina’s pose. Actually, I can’t think of a single thing I don’t love, and that’s something of a miracle, so I’ll be sitting here all day staring at it—a dark smile on my face. Feel free to join me.
(And eat your heart out with all that brain splatter research, NSA.)
Mark you calendars for KISS KILL VANISH’s release on October 7th! I know, I know — it’s a long time to wait BUT we have some good news! Jessica and the very nice people at Katherine Tegen books are offering up a copy of THE VOW and an ARC of KISS KILL VANISH. Be sure to enter below!