Wednesday 18 July 2012

Broken by A.E. Rought - Cover Reveal, Extract & Giveaway (UK Only!)

Today sees cover reveal excitement on the blog in the form of Broken by A.E. Rought publishing January 2013 from Strange Chemistry.   I really like the sound of this modern day re-imagining of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and can't wait to read it when it releases.

One of you lucky readers won't have to wait that long though, because I have an ARC of Broken to give away.  The winner of this competition will get the ARC hot of the press (as they are not printed for another month or so!) and will be one of the first people to read this book, like, ever. Pretty cool! 

Broken by A.E. Rought
Publisher: Strange Chemistry
Release Date: January 2013

Imagine a modern spin on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein where a young couple’s undying love and the grief of a father pushed beyond sanity could spell the destruction of them all.

A string of suspicious deaths near a small Michigan town ends with a fall that claims the life of Emma Gentry’s boyfriend, Daniel. Emma is broken, a hollow shell mechanically moving through her days. She and Daniel had been made for each other, complete only when they were together. Now she restlessly wanders the town in the late Fall gloom, haunting the cemetary and its white-marbled tombs, feeling Daniel everywhere, his spectre in the moonlight and the fog.

When she encounters newcomer Alex Franks, only son of a renowned widowed surgeon, she’s intrigued despite herself. He’s an enigma, melting into shadows, preferring to keep to himself. But he is as drawn to her as she is to him. He is strangely…familiar. From the way he knows how to open her locker when it sticks, to the nickname she shared only with Daniel, even his hazel eyes with brown flecks are just like Daniel’s. The closer they become, though, the more something inside her screams there’s something very wrong with Alex Franks.

And when Emma stumbles across a grotesque and terrifying menagerie of mangled but living animals within the walls of the Franks’ estate, creatures she surely knows must have died from their injuries, she knows.

Here's a Sneak Peek of Broken.... 

A heavy breath escapes me, and if he wasn’t holding me so close, I might melt and pour from this dress.
Alex clings to me like I may honestly be a fairytale princess and when he lets go, I’m going to disappear. He pulls off one glove, tingles following his bare hand as it glides over the curve of my back, up my neck to tangle in my curls. He guides my head to his chest. Thunder rumbles in his heartbeat, and his electric surge slicks over my skin like warm oil.

Neither of us speak. Words have less meaning than time in his arms.

“There’s so much I want to say,” he whispers in my ear. I press my fingers to his lips. My heart jolts when Alex kisses them. Then he curls them in his gloved hand and holds my hand pressed above his heart. “Feel that? It doesn’t beat for me, Emma.”

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You can find more excerpts and  ARC's of Broken by A.E Rought on these blogs: 
Some of these ARC giveaways will be open to US/Canada residents & some will be UK only!


  1. Haaa, I love that you chose the same extract as me. Clearly both drawn to the sexytimes!x

  2. Sam @ Realm of Fiction18 July 2012 at 14:11

    I love this cover! The book sounds fantastic too. I really can't wait to read it, especially after that lovely extract. ;) Thanks for sharing! 

  3. daisychainbooks18 July 2012 at 14:20

     Haha! Yes, I noticed we picked the same. Great minds, Carly, great minds! ;)

  4. I would like to thank you for a fantastic book giveaway, that i would love to have the oportunity of reading & reviewing! It sounds such an origional and unique storyline within this genre, which has captured my interest and imagination...hence i would love to read more! Thank you x

    Miss. Lucinda Fountain
    Email: lfountain1(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk

  5. Wow! The cover is gorgeous! And the extract has made me very intrigued to read the book. Looks so good

  6. Hey! Just dropping by to show se love for getting in volved in BROKEN's cver reveal. YA bloggers ROCK! Thank you <3

  7. Really looking forward to this one! I love modern day spins on old stories. And I love the cover! Thanks for sharing it and the extract :).

  8. Ahh it sounds so good, Frankenstein was always one of my favourites.

  9. daisychainbooks19 July 2012 at 13:50

     Thanks for stopping by. Can't wait to read your book! :)

  10. daisychainbooks19 July 2012 at 13:50

     Mine to! This sounds really good! :)

  11. Bookish Outsider20 July 2012 at 09:47

    The cover looks amazing, can't wait to get my hands on a copy as I absolutely love Frankenstein and this story sounds intriguing!

  12. The cover is beautiful! & as a fan of Frankenstein, how could it not appeal?

  13. The cover looks so mysterious! Love it! A new take on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein? Colour me intrigued :P… I've left my email address in the rafflecopter entry where it asks for a mailing address as I don't feel comfortable entering my address here… I'll email it to you if I win… Hope that's ok?

  14. The cover is gorgeous - so eye catching!

  15. I would love to read this book as the extract has made me want to know more lol

  16. Love the look of this book! With all the re-tellings out at the moment, it was only a matter of time before this one was written ;)


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