#CoverReveal- Letting Go: The Defiant Sisters Book 1 by @JacqBiggar #WomensFic


I’m thrilled to officially share the cover created by Teagan Geneviene for my upcoming release, Letting Go- The Defiant Sisters Book 1!

If you haven’t checked out Teagan’s website yet, I encourage you to do so. She is a wonderful writer and talented cover artist!

This story is pulling a lot of deep emotions out of me. I don’t have a sister but was estranged from one of my brothers for many years (my own stupidity). It took a life-changing event- the sudden death of our father- to make me realize what’s truly important- family.

I’ve had to set the publication back a couple of months, I’m still not up to par from what I think was Covid in 2020, so please bear with me. I hope you think it’s worth the wait.

Coming October 21, 2022

A coming-of-age novel about the pain of misconceptions and learning from them.

When life gives you lemons…

Izzy

Mom is barely in the grave and the prodigal child is here to pick the bones clean.

I don’t want her here. My sister’s defection is a wound that won’t heal, and her return simply rubs at the scabs covering my heart.

I’ve managed just fine without her. She can go back to her fancy college and forget about us- that’s what she does best anyway.

If only I didn’t need her help. Or miss her so much.

Renee

The day my dad committed suicide I ran. I’ve been running ever since.

Going home is supposed to be the answer, instead it makes me question every thoughtless decision I’ve made.

My sister hates me. My little brother barely knows me. And Simon… is engaged.

None of it matters- or so I tell myself. I’m here to make amends and face a past haunted with regret.

As long as I can convince myself to stay.

Letting Go is a young adult romance dealing with tragedy, restitution, and love in all its aspects. The story relates to sensitive topics that may be triggering for some readers.

I practiced producing a book trailer- what do you think?

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B3R41NWF

International: https://books2read.com/Letting-Go-Defiant-Sisters

TBR: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/61269995-letting-go–the-defiant-sisters-book-1

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/books/letting-go-the-defiant-sisters-book1-the-defiant-sisters-duet-by-jacquie-biggar

Excerpt

The town looks exactly the same as when I left for college. The Welcome to Smuggler’s Cove, pop. 7562, sign bows with the weight of the old town’s worries on its aged wooden frame. God, I’m glad I escaped.

My second-hand SUV chugs up the hill and over the bridge. Chinook, the river named after the salmon who travel hundreds of miles to spawn in its muddy brown water, gurgles over the rocks far below. Giant rubber tubes in a rainbow of colors and filled with laughing teens dot the surface. I’d joined them many times to get away from the oppression at home.

Home.

It’s been nearly two years since I left; and would’ve been longer if I had my choice. Hard on the heels of guilt come the ever-ready tears. Fact is, while I soaked up the west coast sunshine and campus life, my little sister had taken over the reins of the house, getting my brother to school, paying the bills, and caring for Mom.

Someone honks their horn, an angry watch it sound. Startled, I jerk the wheel and almost cream the rail. Nervous laughter pushes through clenched teeth. Wonder what Miss Perfect would say to that? Mom never understood the jealousy that reared its ugly head around Izzy. Hell, I didn’t get it myself. It just is.

39 thoughts on “#CoverReveal- Letting Go: The Defiant Sisters Book 1 by @JacqBiggar #WomensFic

  1. I love the trailer! This sounds so good, Jacquie. Teagan did a fantastic job on the cover! Looking forward to reading this…congratulations!❤️

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    1. I love the feel of this cover- moody, yet hopeful, as well.
      Thank you, Jill!

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  2. I adore that cover, Jacquie! The trailer and the excerpt leave me wanting to know more. Wishing you every success with your new release! Hugs 🙂💕

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    1. Yay, that’s what I was hoping for! 🙂

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  3. Sophie @BewareOfTheReader June 14, 2022 — 3:40 am

    This is a great cover Jacquie!!

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    1. Thank you, Sophie! I decided to try my hand at YA (fingers crossed)

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  4. I really like the cover and the blurb/book trailer definitely piques my interest, Jacquie. Best Wishes and I will be watching for release time.

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    1. Coming from you, that means a lot- thank you!

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  5. Great job on the trailer, Jacquie. (I love the credits at the end.) The book sounds wonderful. Wishing you all the best!

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    1. Lol, apparently I’m a director, producer, actress… Thank you, Staci, it’s been a long time coming.

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  6. This sounds so good. Looking forward to its release! 💖 (Hope you feel better soon.)

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    1. Thank you, Sarah. It’s my first YA, so I hope I do it justice.
      I’m not sick, more tired all the time. I could sleep the day away, lol

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  7. Oh, Jacquie, I LOVE this cover! The book sounds amazing and you did a good job on the book trailer. Exciting times! Congrats!

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    1. I fell in love with this cover from Teagan the moment I saw it!

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  8. Oh, congratulations, Jacquie. What exciting news! You did an excellent job with the trailer, Teagan created a beautiful cover for you and the book sounds fabulous. I can’t wait to read this one!

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    1. Yay! I’m glad I pulled you in, Mae 🙂

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  9. It’s gorgeous Jacquie! I love it 😍

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    1. Thank you! Teagan did an amazing job.

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  10. Congratulations, Jacquie. The cover is terrific.

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    1. Thanks, John. It inspired me to write this story 🙂

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  11. Outstanding book cover (awesome job, Teagan!) and a fantastic book trailer, Jacquie. You’re a braver woman than I. Wouldn’t even know where to start. Congrats!

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    1. My grandson taught me to use iMovie, lol

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  12. petespringerauthor June 14, 2022 — 10:13 pm

    I have recommended Teagan’s work to a couple of other author friends. She has created beautiful covers in the past and hit it out of the park with this one. I thought your trailer was great too, Jacquie. It’s fun to experiment. I’ve heard that I-movie is pretty user-friendly.

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    1. iMovie must be easy, I figured it out, lol. Yes, Teagan does wonderful work. I’m grateful for the inspiration this cover has given me.

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  13. Fantastic book cover design, Jacquie. Way to go, Teagan!
    Jacquie, your book trailer looks awesome, too. Cheering for you! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Natalie. I think book trailers help readers to visualize the storyline- and they’re fun to create! lol

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  14. That is spectacular, Jacquie–the cover, the trailer. Everything. Can’t wait to get my hands on it.

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    1. Thank you, Jacqui! I’m getting better with the trailers 🙂

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  15. Hi Jacquie, a lovely cover design by Teagan. This book sounds very compelling. It is actually quite easy to fall out with a sibling. One of mine has fallen out with me and is holding a big grudge. I have tried to make overtures of peace but they have been in vain. So, I can also relate to this storyline.

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    1. I’m sure it weighs on you, Robbie. It doesn’t really matter whether you’re right or wrong after a while, you just want the disagreement to be over {{hugs}}

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      1. Yes, exactly, but the other party has to be willing to put it behind them too.

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  16. The cover tells a story in itself, Jacquie. Loved the trailer and excerpt. Your book sounds like a best-seller.

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    1. From your lips, Mary 🙂 thank you!

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  17. Properly impressed by that powerful combination of Teagan’s cover, the clever trailer and that excerpt. Seriousy, if the book were available now I’d have gone straight across and bought it. Roll on October!

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  18. D.L. Finn, Author June 24, 2022 — 12:03 am

    I love the cover, and the video was amazing. That excerpt pulled me tight in. Can’t wait to read it. Xo

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