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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Doomed Cover Reveal

I am so, so excited about finally-- after months of talking about it to anyone who will listen-- being able to reveal the brand new cover for Doomed, my January 2013 Armageddon YA novel!!!!!  I am ridiculously excited about this book (maybe because I researched and worked harder on it than any of my other books EVER-- which is saying something as I love to research :).  Anyway, Doomed is my retelling of the Pandora's Box myth, except instead of opening a box, my Pandora opens an attachment and hearkens technological Armageddon in the form of an MMO and a Stuxnet type computer worm. 

So, with no further ado ... Here's the Cover:

And here's a brief overview of what the book is about:

Beat the Game, Save the World.

One Stuxnet type worm,

One Greek-themed MMO,

One real world scavenger hunt,

Three teenagers on the run

And a ten-day countdown to total nuclear annihilation .

Pandora’s Box isn’t just a myth anymore …

When seventeen-year-old Pandora Walker opens an email attachment, she uploads the most frightening worm ever invented—and in doing so, brings about total technological Armageddon. Everything from the internet to communications to utilities collapses and suddenly Pandora finds herself on the run from Homeland Security, the FBI and every police department in the country, all of whom blame her for the technological wasteland sweeping across the U.S..  With the help of stepbrothers Eli and Theo, her neighbors and the two hottest guys in school-- plus codes encrypted in a world famous MMO--  she sets out on a real life scavenger hunt that only she can solve.  A scavenger hunt that pits her against one of the most brilliant men in the world—the maker of the Pandora worm.  Her father.  Only by unraveling the clues left by him in the MMO, and in real-world places around the U.S., can they hope to beat the clock ticking the days off until the entire planet is Doomed. 

And, in case you're still with me, here's the prologue:

 My seventeenth birthday starts with betrayal.
It ends the same way, but that’s a different part of the story.  At least for now.
I know that's a terrible tease, so I promise to post more tomorrow-- and all through the weekend.  Post a comment on any of my posts between now and Sunday night and be entered to win an ARC of Pandora along with a signed copy of Tempest Rising and some fun swag.  And if you tweet, facebook or blog about Doomed, you'll get extra entries.  Thanks so much for stopping by and helping me celebrate Doomed's brand new cover!!!!


  1. I love the cover Tracy!!! I'm really excited for this book too, sounds like it is going to be another amazing book!! :)

  2. Love the cover! Its amazing!

  3. I love the cover and the description of the book :)

  4. I love it it! I saw the cover on another blog and the whole Pandora's Box thing sold me! Plus, I love the Tempest books. :)

    I retweeted two tweets I saw about it and I'll probably end up tweeting it sometime soon @aLmYbNeNr.


  5. Thanks so much,everyone! Like I said, it is ridiculous how excited I am about this book. Oh, and if you want to read a big excerpt of it, one is up at Mundie Moms right now!

  6. Sounds and looks amazing!


  7. Love the cover!! If the giveaway is international I'm in! Off to Mundie Moms to read the excerpt!

  8. I like how the cover is different from YA covers today and how Pandora looks kick-ass. Amazing! And that teaser...more, please!!

    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  9. I don't know much about computer viruses, but combining them with the pandora myth is pure genius! I love it!

  10. Cover looks great! I can't wait to read the book. The excerpt just made me want to read more. Shared on twitter and facebook because I am so excited.

  11. Thanks, everyone! Make sure to check back tomorrow for another excerpt :)

  12. The story sounds AWESOME!!! The cover is sweet too so a "congrats!" is in order for sure! ^.^ That chick looks baaaaaad in a good way and seems ready to kick butt...kinda reminds me of Rufio from "Hook" lol Looking forward to "Doomed"'s release!

  13. Ahh, I'm so excited for this book! It sounds totally awesome! :D And that cover is serious gorgeous! Okay, automatically added on my TBR and wishlist and hopefully on my "read" shelf soon!

    I spread the word! :D

  14. Sounds great. I love the cover. :)

  15. The cover is great and the story sounds amazing. I can't wait to read it :)

  16. this looks amazing! i can't wait to read it!

    raventheflamebird @ gmail . com

  17. The book cover is awesome and I so want to read it. The book blurb is amazing and exiting. It's sad that I have to wait until 2013.