Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Destiny's Gift Cover Reveal and Overcoming Adversity Blogfest

Today is the cover reveal for Destiny's Gift. I'm presenting it as a tour host for Xpresso Book Tours.

Destiny Gift by Juliana Haygert (Everlast, #1)-- April 9th, 2013
Thirty years in the future, a sinister New York City exists in permanent darkness.

A student at the secured NYU, nineteen-year-old Nadine has visions of Victor Gianni, an imaginary guy she has real feelings for. Afraid of being truly insane, she explains the visions away as simple daydreams, but she can no longer deny them when she bumps into Victor in real life. But this Victor doesn’t know her, and turns her away. After the encounter, Nadine’s visions change to those of eerie fates, gods she’s never heard of, demons with sharp claws they are not too timid to use … and instructions.

To discover if she’s losing her mind, Nadine follows the vague directions—with the real, rude and reluctant Victor—leading to a man who knows it all: Nadine can restore an ancient creed by unveiling the clues on her visions, and bring sunlight and peace to the world again. But that’s only if the demons and the other evil forces behind the darkness don’t stop her first.


Juliana Haygert 
While Juliana Haygert dreams of being Wonder Woman, Buffy, or a blood elf shadow priest, she settles for the less exciting—but equally gratifying—life of a wife, mother, and author. Thousands of miles away from her former home in Brazil, she now resides in Connecticut and spends her days writing about kick-ass heroines and the heroes who drive them crazy.

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Overcoming Adversity Bloghop

Welcome to the Overcoming Adversity Bloghop hosted by Nick Wilford. Nick is using this bloghop to help his stepson Andrew who has cerebral palsy. He plans to use all entries to create an anthology and all the funds will go to the Andrews fund. Please show your support.

My entry is a poem. Enjoy.

I Made It (So can you)

They said it was impossible.
So I achieved the impossible.
They said I wouldn't make it.
Well guess what, I did.
They said no one would believe in me.
I proved that they were liars.
They said I'd never achieve my dreams.
Well guess what I did and I'm wide awake.

Don't let anyone keep you down.
Overcome and fly above the clouds.
We all can make it if we stay the course.
No one can stop you unless you give up first.


  1. Hey, look at that! I've seen that cover somewhere else before ;-)
    The Overcoming Adversity bloghop is such a great way for people to give back with their writing...

  2. A hugely inspiring poem, Sheena. Thanks so much for taking part. An excellent message - no matter what obstacles appear to be in the way, the only person who can really stop you is yourself. I'm thinking this would be a great way to close out the anthology.

    Congrats to Juliana too! Sounds like an excellent read.

  3. Yay, thanks for helping me spread the word!

  4. Great piece on overcoming...I really enjoyed it!

  5. The cover is great!
    And nothing quiets the disbelievers than someone doing the impossible.

  6. I am not even a fan of poetry, but I love this. It's so powerful and uplifting. I'm using this on my facebook page. It is so full of hopeful strength...people need that!

  7. That cover is lovely, and I love your poem. It can be hard to succeed when everyone else is telling you no.

  8. That is a really neat cover. I liked the poem very much.


  9. Hurray for Juliana! So excited for her book!

    Great entry, Sheena. :)

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  11. Interesting storyline and a pretty cover.

    Cool poem too with tons of encouragement.

  12. Your poem is so great. I bet Andrew will love it. And that novel looks really cool. Definitely up my alley.

  13. LOVE the poem. You had some great lines in there. I especially liked the "No one can stop you unless you give up first!"


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