July 18, 2012

Cover Reveal: BROKEN by A. E. Rought – Excerpt with Giveaway

Hello my most wonderful followers and readers!
Thanks for stopping by the blog for the cover reveal for

BROKEN by A. E. Rought!


As an added bonus, not only are we revealing this totally awesome cover,
but we also have an exclusive excerpt as well as giveaway,
all of which can be found at the end of the post.

Are you ready for the awesome…!


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.

BROKEN by A.E. Rought

Publish Date: January 2013

Publisher: Strange Chemistry



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.”

Ok, why am I super excited about this book? Well first off, it’s a modern spin on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein!
That in itself is freakin’ awesome! Second…look at that cover! Eerily beautiful and third…
did ya read that tagline from Trinity Faegen!
“Hauntingly beautiful, achingly romantic,
and edge-of-your-seat-scary!” = WIN!
Enter for you chance to win an ARC of BROKEN by A.E. Rough!
Open to U.S / Canadian residents only
as it’s coming from the publisher.
Fill out the Rafflecopter below, and thanks for stopping by!

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  1. This book sounds really good and I love the color! Such a pretty red ^^ and the expert makes me want to read this one <3

  2. The cover is gorgeous! And the books sounds very interesting! Thanks!

  3. Tobi

    I want it now!!! It makes me want to read this book asap! LOVE it! Thanks for the giveaway! <3

  4. Vivien

    The cover is brilliant!! I love the red :)

  5. Anne Calayag

    Love the cover! The girl kinda looks like Taylor Momsen without the heavy eyeliner :)

  6. The cover is beautiful and the premise sounds so intriguing! Whoo! I love how she’s all white and the rest is red.

  7. Gale Nelson

    looks awesome

  8. AE Rought

    Hi there! I wanted to stop by and thank you for being involved in BROKEN’s cover reveal. The bloggers have made a great day AWESOME!

  9. Natasha

    I love the cover and it sounds really good! Thanks for the chance to win!

  10. deanna_boocock

    I love the cover, she looks so lost and forlorn. Perfect for the title Broken

  11. Tressa S

    The cover I think does well with the plot and it looks awesome. The story also sounds really great. I love the whole mystery/romance stuff. Definitely on my tbr!

  12. Samantha D

    Both look interesting!

  13. Crystal

    Oohh this cover is amazing!!! I love it and I want it!! Thanks for the giveaway =)

  14. HollyB

    I think the cover is GORGEOUS!! The juxtaposition of the dark reds and black on the cover and the white of her dress and her white-blond hair is simply stunning. I *just* read about this one yesterday on Goodreads and then saw your post and giveaway and I think I actually squealed!! (did I just admit that?!) It sounds SO GOOD and I can’t wait to read it!!

  15. JennRenee

    the cover is so gorgeous and spooky. I think this sounds like an awesome read!

  16. I love the cover – very creepy and Gothic. The book sounds awesome – this is definitely on my TBR wishlist now! Thanks for the giveaway!

  17. Ginny

    I think the cover is gorgeous! And I like that this story is a take on or inspired by Frankenstein. We haven’t had many Frankenstein stories in the YA world have we?

  18. Nikki C.

    I think the cover is beautiful and unlike any other! :-) It’s pretty unique the say the least.

  19. Wendy Railey

    I think the cover is vibrant and unique! The colors are magnificant and I’m sure once I read the book it will have great significance.

  20. Cyn

    The cover is beautiful! I love how the white stands out against the red.

  21. Sara A.

    The cover is EXTREMELY CATCHY! Love it!

  22. Danielle D

    I love the cover, and I love the idea of the re-telling of such a great classic.

  23. Stella C

    The cover is so alluring. It seems mysterious and dark.

  24. Colleen Kosinski

    Love the cover. Would catch my eye on a shelf.

  25. Nickle Love

    Love the cover, mainly because it’s my favorite color. LOL.
    The plot is really interesting and the excerpt is… good choice, I can’t wait to read it.

  26. Markella

    I read Frankstein and I’ve read a re-telling so it sounds pretty awesome. The cover is pretty but then you look closer and see something is kind of wrong, like the book!

  27. Kristie

    The cover is gorgeous with a hint of creepy!

  28. Erika

    Love the cover especially how the title is written and the excerpt is very interesting! Thanks!

  29. sarah elizabeth

    That cover is really pretty!
    (not entering as I’m int he UK)

  30. Alice Belikova

    The cover is BEAUTIFUL!!!! The synopsis sounds like a book I would LOVE to read!

  31. alicia marie

    I like the cover. It definitely drew me in and made me wonder what the book was about. The synopsis sounds interesting. I’ll have to add it to my tbr list : )

  32. Jolene A

    The excerpt sounds great and I love the red, it really pops!

  33. Grace Lo

    The cover looks so pretty! And the synopsis has just this perfect grotesque charm to it. *adds to TBR list

  34. Kassandra Fuentes

    The cover is just AMAZING! I love the contrast between the red and the white hues, it just catches your attention. Now the synopsis has totally got me interested in reading this book!

  35. Laura

    Wow – that sounds so…disturbing. Yet, I find myself really, really wanting to read it anyway. Like a romantically macabre Stephen King novel or something. Interesting. Thanks for the giveaway!

  36. Cari

    The cover is beautiful and the story sounds fantastic. I can’t wait to read it!

  37. Denise Z

    I am definitely curious to see how this book plays out! The cover is striking with the red / black then the stark white of the girl – definitely eye catching and fun to look at closer for more of the detail.

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