{Cover Reveal} Virtual Arcana by Karen Amanda Hooper

July 9, 2014 Announcement, Cover Reveal 1

 

Karen Amanda
Hooper, author of The Kindrily series and The
Sea Monster Memoirs
, is releasing a new series, Virtual Arcana.

Today, we’re
helping her reveal the cover…

Karen says: “I love the cover because it
represents the story so perfectly—a blend of old-fashioned and techy, romance
and magic, reality and illusion, The Notebook meets The Matrix (with a sprinkling
of The Giver). Some friends saw an early sneak peek and asked if the girl was real
or a CGI (computer-generated image).
That put a huge smile on my face because that is the perfect question
for this series.” *insert mischievous smile here*

Karen gives huge thanks to friend and
talented cover designer, Steve Graham of  the INFINITY CREATIVE (www.TheInfinityCreative.com) for making
her virtual reality-esque vision a beautiful reality.
Virtual Arcana will release this
fall serial style, meaning short episodes (averaging 15-20k) will be published frequently
(official schedule TBA), instead of waiting 6-12 months between each long book
in a trilogy.
Each episode will be named after one of the
major arcana cards of a tarot deck.
Season 1- Episode List

0- The Fool

1-The Magician2-The High Priestess

3-The Empress
4-The Emperor
5-The Hierophant
6- The Lovers
Karen says: “It’s an experiment for me as an
author and for my readers. If Virtual
Arcana
develops a good following I’ll continue with season 2 and 3.
That would mean 22 total episodes, one for each of the 22 major arcana tarot cards.”

Summary of Virtual Arcana:

In a faraway future, Kelsey Zellar is starting her senior year at yet another school thanks to her twin sister’s troublesome obsession with outlawed virtual reality games.
Every school they’ve ever attended is pretty much the same: lunchroom drama, rich kids binging on enhancement candies, and classmates rallying for or against the government’s strict control over everything from entertainment privileges to caffeine consumption.
Unlike her sister, Kelsey follows the rules and keeps her nose out of trouble and politics while sniffing out her next flavored latte and favorite novel. But when Kelsey meets a charming book connoisseur, and accepts his offering of a tarot card, she takes the first step toward two new addictions: the guy of her dreams, and his illegal dealing of virtual escapes into her beloved storybooks.
Kelsey straddles the worlds of fiction and reality, but is she a fool for believing in her own happy ending?
Karen says: “I realize some of my
readers don’t/won’t care for episodic storytelling, so of course there will be
the option to wait until the first season is complete and read all the episodes
straight through as one full-length novel. But I wanted to offer my new series
as a serial for those readers who dislike waiting so long to read more.”
To
celebrate, Karen is giving away EIGHT ebooks of the first episode: The Fool.
Open
internationally.
Enter
using the Rafflecopter below.
Karen Hooper writes young adult paranormal
and fantasy, and is the author of The Kindrily series and The Sea Monster
Memoirs. She is currently sunning and splashing around Florida with her two
beloved dogs. She’s addicted to coffee, chocolate, and complicated
happily-ever-afters.
You can find her at www.KarenAmandaHooper.com
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  • Thanks for helping me share the cover with the world. And, of course, beta reading it for me! You’re helping with its creation. <3