Today I’m super excited to have Ashley Poston on the blog today, revealing her the cover of her newest novel We Own the Night. It was designed by the awesome Jenny from Supernatural Snark. I’ve been a fan of Jenny’s work in the past (seriously, just check out her work!), and I personally think she’s outdone herself with We Own the Night! If you love it when diverse YA and music makes sweet lovin’, then check out the Q&A with Ashely and the cover below, and add it to your Goodreads!
Describe We Own The Night in 5 words.
A Snarky Sleepless In Seattle.
Music plays a huge part in your novels. Tell us, what are some of your favorite bands?
I absolutely love Motion City Soundtrack. They’re one of the bands that when I have nothing else to listen to, I just put them on. Especially their third album, Even if it Kills Me. But to be honest, I’m secretly a punk-rock kid at heart, so everything Green Day, Blink-182, My Chemical Romance, Velvet Revolver, 30 Seconds to Mars, Marianas Trench, Haelstorm… If my record collection and Iggy’s record collection ever met, they’d be best friends.
What was your philosophy on crafting a diverse group of characters?
I love this question! To be honest, I never really thought twice about crafting a diverse group of characters. I like creating characters with diverse backgrounds so I can explore them and widen my own views of the world.
WE OWN THE NIGHT revolves around this absurd notion that everyone has to fit into a “mold.” Ingrid, the main character, is plus-sized and wonderfully unapologetic to who she is. She lives in small-town Nebraska. Everyone knows everyone — or at least, they think they do. One of her closest friends is genderqueer, the other a home-town boy with some dirty little secrets of his own, and the person Iggy falls for is someone she’s never met, Sleepless in Seattle-style, who helps her discover that what makes you different makes you stronger.
So I guess my philosophy is this — there are 7 billion people in the world, all different, all unique. Your characters should be the same! No mold needed!
Your first reaction to the cover in GIF format.
I can totally see why!
Check out this amazing cover!!
“Happy midnight, my fellow Niteowls…”
As a candy store employee by day, and mysterious deejay “Niteowl” by night, eighteen-year-old Ingrid North is stuck between rock ‘n roll and a hard place. She can’t wait to get out of her tiny hometown of Steadfast, Nebraska (population three hundred and forty-seven) to chase her dreams, but small-town troubles keep getting in the way. She can’t abandon her grandmother with Alzheimer’s, or her best friend Micah–who she may or may not be in love with.
But for one hour each Saturday, she escapes all of that. On air, she isn’t timid, ugly-sweater-wearing Ingrid North. She’s the funny and daring Niteowl. Every boy’s manic pixie dream girl. Fearless. And there is one caller in particular– Dark and Brooding–whose raspy laugh and snarky humor is just sexy enough to take her mind off Micah. Not that she’s in love with Micah or anything. Cause she’s not.
As her grandmother slips further away and Micah begins dating a Mean-Girls-worthy nightmare, Ingrid runs to the mysterious Dark and Brooding as a disembodied voice to lean on, only to fall down a rabbit hole of punk rockstars, tabloid headlines, and kisses that taste like bubble tea. But the real-life man behind the voice could be surprising in all the right, and wrong, ways.
And she just might find that her real life begins when Niteowl goes off the air.
And as a special treat to those who pre-order…
People who pre-order WE OWN THE NIGHT will have a signed poster and a bookmark mailed to them (open internationally), as well as a chance to win a NITEOWL Bundle Pack, which includes: a box of Twisslers, a NITEOWL t-shirt, LD’s teal Manic Panic hair dye (author tested, author approved), a star necklace, an ebook copy of both THE SOUND OF US and WE OWN THE NIGHT, and a $25 dollar iTunes gift card to go towards your sweetest, most delicate tunes. Just email your proof of purchase to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your address!
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