CompulsionCoverRevealHorizontalWelcome to the official cover reveal for Compulsion by Martina Boone! Kat used to be head of the art department for Cuddlebuggery. Those were the good days when her covers could rival such beauties as anyone had made before. But Meg is now in charge of the art department so she decided to give the Compulsion cover designers a run for their money with these three designs!

After you’ve finished gazing at the faux covers, check out the real one and enter to win a personalized ARC and a few other signed books!

Cover #1:

What is Compulsion? It’s that goddamn Sims game, that’s what! Let’s see what Martina has to say…



WOW. The Sims is possibly the most addictive game in history, so I can see the element of compulsion there. And I love the double meaning. (I’m a sucker for double meanings :D) In the Sims, players compel the Sims to act, and there are definitely aspects in Compulsion where the characters are forced to do things against their will or better judgment. But what really floors me about this cover is that Meg nailed something I don’t think is out anywhere on the web. One of the themes in the book centers around defining what it means to live. Living versus existing and pretending to live. So hats off to Meg. But overall? Um. I’m going to have to say this cover isn’t working for me because it’s missing any hint of the magical Southern setting. Also? No romance. I need some romance. :)



Cover #2

Chocolate, wine and coffee. I can hardly think of a greater compulsion!



Now you’re talking my language. Wine and chocolate. YES! But not for Compulsion, which is more about sweet tea and shrimp and grits. : ) On the other hand, I went through a lot of medicinal chocolate while I was writing and editing this book. And wine. Lots of wine while I was pulling out my hair. (You should see me. I’m practically hairless.)  So all in all, I’d probably better keep the beautiful cover that Regina Flath and the Simon Pulse team came up with for Compulsion, but if you don’t mind, I think I’ll print out this delicious cover of Meg’s, and okay, maybe the men cover too,–strictly in the interest of research, you understand. I’ll hang them on my wall for—cough–inspiration.


Cover #3

Men. Not just any men. Delicious men. Lots and lots of delicious men. Surely this cover would perfectly capture Compulsion! C’mon. I’m definitely feeling some compulsions right now. 



Well, I did ask for romance! LOL! And you gave me Colin O’Donoghue, Tom Hiddleston, AND Benedict Cumberbatch? EXCELLENT job! And is that Idris Elba? Now I really am laughing, because I just used him as my dream cast pick for Mark, Barrie’s godfather. Of course, Idris would need to shave, put on a dress, a pair of Spanx, and some size fourteen Louboutins. He’d completely rock the look, though. But I digress. As much as I love this cover—and who wouldn’t love it?—I have to admit that I don’t love it for Compulsion. Barrie and Eight are compelled by their family gifts, but that’s what complicates the romance. It isn’t what creates the romance.



Some people are just impossible to please! Ready for the real cover?

Will the Real Compulsion please stand up?



By Martina Boone
October 28, 2014
ISBN: 18732883
Simon & Schuster, Simon Pulse

Three plantations. Two wishes. One ancient curse.

When loss is all you know, how do you find true love?

All her life, Barrie Watson has been a virtual prisoner in the house where she lived with her shut-in mother. When her mother dies, Barrie promises to put some mileage on her stiletto heels. But she finds a new kind of prison at her aunt’s South Carolina plantation instead—a prison guarded by an ancient spirit who long ago cursed one of the three founding families of Watson Island and gave the others magical gifts that became compulsions.

Stuck with the ghosts of a generations-old feud and hunted by forces she cannot see, Barrie must find a way to break free of the family legacy. With the help of sun-kissed Eight Beaufort, who knows what Barrie wants before she knows herself, the last Watson heir starts to unravel her family’s twisted secrets. What she finds is dangerous: a love she never expected, a river that turns to fire at midnight, a gorgeous cousin who isn’t what she seems, and very real enemies who want both Eight and Barrie dead.

I approve!

I wish to walk into it and lie down in that path and read a book. I’d have to kick out the happy couple first before they started stripping.

About Martina Boone

Martina Boone

Martina Boone was born in Prague and spoke several languages before learning English. Her first teacher in the U.S. made fun of her for not pronouncing the "wh" sound right, so she set out to master "all the words”—she's still working on that! In the meantime, she’s writing contemporary fantasy set in the kinds of magical places she'd love to visit. If you like romance steeped in mystery, mayhem, Spanish moss, and a bit of magic, she hopes you'll look forward to meeting Barrie, Eight, Cassie, Pru, Seven and the other characters of Watson Island.


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96 Responses to “Cover Reveal + Giveaway: Compulsion by Martina Boone”

  1. YA Fantasy is one of my FAVORITE genres. I’m in ;)
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  2. Samantha Wallace

    I would love to win this giveaway!!! Thanks so much for the giveaway!! It’s AMAZING!!

  3. LOVE the mock ups but the original one is perfect!! :)

    Martina is awesome :)

    Thank you!! :)

  4. Ohh! The cover looks pretty amazing :D So pretty. <3 I would LOVE to win a copy. Thank you all so much for the amazing giveaway. <3
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  5. Love your giveaways ;). Also, I love book’s description and would like to read it.
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  6. The cover looks absolutely amazingggggg. But really, I think I love cover 3 the best ;)
    Thanks for the great giveaway!
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  7. anamaria

    The cover is so pretty and the giveaway is absolutely amazing.
    I can’t wait to read compulsion, it sounds fantastic

  8. Tina Taylor

    I’d love ANY of the guys on cover number 3! The actual cover though is gorgeous and reminds me of the Tunnel Of Love in the Ukraine

  9. I love fantasy, and this one sounds incredibly original!
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  10. Preeeeetty sure my ovaries exploded at faux cover #3. I mean…Tom Hiddleston…that face…*strokes*. The real cover looks absolutely amazing though. Can’t wait for it to be released and I can get my hands on it and stare at its beauty on my shelves!
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  11. Hahahaha I love the cover’s colors, but I’m kind of torn on the faux covers, too, especially that last one! The tagline, “just look at them.” is perfect lol. Meg, I think you need to start doing this for a living!
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  12. Vivien

    I absolutely adore this cover!! There aren’t any people :D

  13. Gabrielle

    So about an hour and a half ago I started reading this post, with a great degree of enthusiasm and expectation. I was not let down. In fact, by the time I reached the third cover reveal, I was blown away. Like, literally, down the internet hole. I knew every man on that cover, but for one. THAT SMILE! Honestly, I mark my reading of this post by Before Daniel Sharman, and After Daniel Sharman.
    But! I made my way back. And I do love the real cover. It’s magical, and just so gorram shiny!

  14. Tiffany Drew

    Love the cover, it’s gorgeous. Thank you for all of these amazing giveaways to celebrate!!

  15. The mock ups definitely rival the actual cover! But the actual cover is gorgeous none the less, and it sounds like such an awesome read. :D
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  16. Oh my god, Sims. Many an hour have I spent on my virtual life and woohooing ;)

  17. bn100

    Interesting premise

  18. I couldn’t agree more with you all! Meg’s covers are stunning, and that Men cover? Hello.

    Thanks Kat, Steph, and Meg. You all are fabulous for having Compulsion’s reveal here today and for going to so much trouble. <3
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  19. Kirsten!

    It’s gorgeous! I love all the autumn orange, and the curliques behind the title :D

  20. Amy

    I love the cover! I’m also partial to the men cover since Klaus is on it.

  21. Okay, I see the Compulsion bit there with that couple on the road. Haha. I love the beautiful swirls all over the cover as well.

    As for the Meg mockups, my favorite’s the third. Eheehee.
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  22. Okay, I see the Compulsion bit there with that couple on the road. Haha. I love the beautiful swirls all over the cover as well.

    As for the Meg mockups, my favorite’s the third. Eheehee. Oh, the guys.
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  23. Antonia

    I have yet to read a ghost book, maybe this one will be a good start. The cover is truly mesmerizing.

  24. The cover is simply AMAZING and this giveaway is fantastic!
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  25. Zaira Fernando

    I love the color scheme in the cover!!! I’m looking forward to reading this book!

  26. Compulsion sounds very good! Looking forward to reading it.
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  27. Rachel S

    It is a beautiful cover, I’m so excited to finally see it and can’t wait to read it! Thanks for the giveaway!

  28. Alisha

    It is a beautiful cover and thanks so much for the giveaway! :)

  29. Christine

    Love the actual cover–but I could stare at the third cover FOREVER. Colin O’Donoghue…there are no words. <3

  30. Lourdes

    Cover looks great!

  31. Thank you so much for the chance to win both Complusion and Maggie Stiefvater’s Rven boys!
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  32. Christine L.

    While the Meg mockups have their charms (especially that 3rd one … good GOLLY), the official cover strikes just the right note. Gorgeous!

  33. Sarin

    I haven’t read Charm & Strange or Compulsion, but if they’re half as good as The Raven Cycle books, they’re sure to be amazing and I want to rectify being unfamiliar with them!

  34. Rhys

    This book sounds quite good! And dig the cover, too. I’ve heard only great things about Charm & Strange, and the Raven Cycle is perfectperfectperfect. Thanks for doing the giveaway!

  35. Nice set up guys – loved the covers, I think I like the gif one though lol. No the real one is good.
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  36. Sam

    I want these books!!! And those prizes too. oh wow. i really want to win this giveaway!!! *fingers crossed*

  37. Say

    Amazing giveaway! I soooo love the cover.Thank you so much for the chance.

  38. You made my day with those hilarious covers!! I’m looking forward to read this book. Just added it to my TBR pile :)
    ***Bravo*** for being so funny lovely Cuddlebuggers!!
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  39. Giulia A.

    I love this cover! Expecially the color and the font :)

  40. Nicole

    It sound so good XD And the cover is stunning

  41. Clara K

    So excited to read this! The cover is gorgeous.

  42. Gabby

    Thanks for the giveaway, this book seems awesome!^o^

  43. Stephanie T.

    Beautiful cover! Warm colors are my favorite :)

  44. Darith L.

    It sounds like a great, paranormal story! I get that Beautiful Creatures vibe, so I’m excited for it!

  45. I may just like your cover #3 better! Great giveaway!
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  46. Alyssa

    Yay! I’ve been wanting to read Maggie Stiefvater’s books and owning signed copies of them would be a great start! Thank you for this giveaway.

  47. I agree about wanting to just jump into the cover, sit down and read a book there. And if I was reading THIS book, then that would be kind of weird and cool.
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  48. Cover #2 sums up my life. Awesome giveaway!
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  49. andie

    This is a great prize – I think my daughter would love the KEY necklace – thanks.

  50. Lillian

    Currently thinking about all the possible gif covers for every book I’ve ever read, this is fantastic. Let’s get some scientists involved man.

  51. the cover is beautiful.. the book seems to be awesome.. i can’t wait to get my hands around it.. :D

  52. I love the premise of the book! It sounds awesome and the cover is absolutely gorgeous! Definitely on my TBR list!
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  53. Holly

    The cover is absolutely gorgeous! I can’t wait for this one!

  54. The cover is gorgeous. And I really love your Cover #3 with the Men. Swoon-worthy, dreamy men! <3
    I am really looking forward to reading this book!
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  55. Courtney

    This is an awesome giveaway! I’m looking forward to the release of Compulsion!! The cover is gorgeous and I love southern fiction :)

  56. Autum Reimer

    Thanks for the opportunity to win these awesome prizes! Compulsion looks amazing!!!!

  57. Ashfa

    The cover is just gorgeous!!! Thanks for the giveaway.

  58. I wouldn’t have minded having Mr Cumberbatch in a cover either, but the actual cover is an absolute stunner! With the golden colour it has such a wonderful warm feeling!
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  59. Ooh, the cover looks absolutely gorgeous! Love the color and the swirling over the title :D
    And thanks for the giveaway!
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  60. Somia

    The final cover is way better than the first three. I love it

  61. Aila Jiang

    book sounds awesome! and looks gr9! can’t wait to read~

  62. Dee

    Compulsion sounds great, I hope to get my hands on it once it’s out

  63. The cover is what originally made me look at this book. I love pictures of autumn leaves, but all the others posted -especially the one with Tom Hiddleston is quite captivating. ;)
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  64. Kayla A

    Mini heart attack! This is amazing, thanks for the giveaway :)

  65. Ajiiiko

    I spy colin o’donoghue! haha cover is really pretttyyyyy i want it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  66. This is a heart-stoppingly beautiful cover!!

  67. Meli Ponce

    Cant wait for it to come out

  68. jackie c

    gazooks! what an awesome giveaway!

  69. Desnica Kumar

    Compulsion sounds really interesting! Can’t wait to read it! The cover is really pretty, I love the gold-ish tone.
    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

  70. komal

    I’ve got my eyes on Raven boys and compulsion! ;) *fingers crossed* Thank you for the giveaway!!

  71. I have been wanting to read these books for so long! I’m glad I found these giveaways!
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  72. A Sims cover! I am so in. Where’s my Sims 4? Like I need more distraction :) Love the cover, super duper want it and the Maggie books!

  73. Susan T.

    I like the one with all the hot guys the best! ;) Thanks for the great prizes!

  74. Amna

    This cover looks so great! I can’t wait to read it, and thanks so much for the giveaway!

  75. Leah

    Super excited for the giveaway! Love Cuddlebuggery! You guys are supa funny!

  76. Why, hello there, goosebumps. Love the cover. Gold and leaves and magical things.

  77. Lovely cover!! And the story seems awesome can”t wait to read it!
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  78. Kat

    Thanks so much for hosting this amazing giveaway!

  79. I like the cover and the story sounds interesting.

  80. Jacinta Corcoran

    I really want to read compultion. The cover is amazing.

  81. Jennifer

    Cover looks pretty amazing, thanks so much for the giveaway

  82. “Will the real cover please stand up?” LOL.
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  83. Lucia Feijó

    Loved the cover! Really makes me want to read it!

  84. Sarah K.

    Absolutely love the cover.

  85. Lisa Weasley

    Loved the mockups, but I think the real cover looks absolutely fabulous! Can’t wait to read the book if I win this giveaway!

  86. Oh my goodness, this is awesome! I loved the fake covers, especially the one with Tom Hiddleston on it (yum)! The book looks great and that necklace looks beautiful!
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  87. I can’t wait to read all of these books and I really hope I win! I need to expand my tiny little library! <3

  88. Love the cover and thanks for the giveaway!

  89. Perla

    Congrats on your book. The cover looks amazing

  90. Whew, that mishmash of all the handsome men cover has be fanning myself! But the real cover is beautiful, too! :-)
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  91. misty

    i’d love a chance to win! thanks

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