Friday, 20 January 2017

Cover Reveal: Incense and Peppermints by Cathrina Constantine

Hi everyone,
  My good friend has a new YA/Coming of Age book coming out on March 10, 2017 and I get to show off the cover. Isn't it gorgeous?

Peace demonstrations, sit-ins, and burning the U.S. flag following the escalation of the Vietnam War are leading to a catalyst known to the world as the Sixties, and a musical revolution, flower power, hippies, marijuana, and drugs are carrying the generations—young and old—into a new decade. All the while sixteen-year-old Mary Monroe is caught between being an innocent good girl and an autumn of sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll. 

When her brother offers a solution to her dilemma in the form of a little pill, Mary ignores the rumba in her brain and takes a walk on the wild side. Plunged into popularity and a life she’s only imagined, she meets Michael Covington, the hot newcomer, and she’s instantly drawn in by his less than flawless exterior and bad boy sex appeal. Caught up in the danger and excitement as they drift from party to party, into underground fight clubs, and through a series of drug and alcohol fueled adventures, Mary follows her new crush into a world where young girls are never truly safe from the predators lurking in the shadows and young men are hiding from the harsh reality of war.

Feeling buzzed and as if her life is spinning out of control, Mary is assaulted by an unknown man at a party, and she’s left questioning if the enigmatic Michael is truly her hero or if he is the face behind the terrible attack. With every piece of information Mary learns about Michael, her doubts grow deeper, but with every minute she spends in his presence, so does her love. 

With the war and her fear threatening to separate Mary and Michael forever, only the death of a friend, a crushing confession, and her own sensibilities can carry her over the threshold between adolescence and adulthood.


  1. Mary has a lot of adversity to face. Congrats on this lovely cover Cathrina. Who designed it?

    1. Hi, Sheena-Kay! Thank you. I picked the picture and Rue Volley added the font. So glad you like it!!!

  2. Thank you Nana for putting this up today!!!!

  3. What a great time period to set up this scenario! Sounds like a great read.

  4. Beautiful cover! And what an interesting story line premise. I'd be interested to read a book set in the 60s.


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