The Big Smoke cover reveal – it’s finally here!

Hold onto your hats, people, the day you’ve been waiting for has finally arrived. It’s time to reveal the cover for my new adult novel, The Big Smoke!

And so, without further ado, here it is!

The Big Smoke by Cally Jackson

And, to refresh your memory, here’s the blurb:

Ceara’s desperate for love; Seb’s desperate to get laid. Ceara adores reading novels; Seb hasn’t finished a book in years. Two strangers, both moving from small country towns to Brisbane – the big smoke. As they prepare to attend the same university, their paths seem set to collide, but they keep missing each other. Maybe fate is keeping them apart, or maybe it’s just chance.

When the semester starts, things get complicated. Ceara’s best friend withdraws from her, Seb’s closest mate turns into a sleazebag, and the relentless demands of university make their stress levels soar. Before their first semester is over, both Seb and Ceara will be forced to question who they are and what they want from their lives. Will they have the courage to find the answers, or will they crumble under the pressure? And when they finally meet, will it be love at first sight or a collision of headstrong personalities?

I know you’re all dying to add The Big Smoke to your Goodreads to-read lists, so here’s the page where you can do just that: The Big Smoke on Goodreads! The Big Smoke will be available to buy from Monday 29 October – that’s only 34 days away (or thereabouts. Maths isn’t my strong point).

Thank you to the fantabulous bloggers who are helping me reveal my cover – Rachel Morgan, Laura J Moss, Michael Offutt, Aimee L Salter, Alex J CavanaughRebecca Enzor, Kirsten Lopresti, PK Hrezo, Melissa Maygrove and Charity Bradford. You guys rock!

Your turn 

What do you think of the cover? Pretty awesome, hey? If you’d like to jump on board with the reveal, please do. The more, the merrier! 🙂

P.S. I want to give another shout-out to my amazingly talented cover designer J Matthew Mckern. Love your work, Matt!



Filed under Self publishing, The Big Smoke, Writing

21 responses to “The Big Smoke cover reveal – it’s finally here!

  1. touchwooddesign

    Well done!

  2. WOOO! Love it! Going to publish my reveal now. 😉

  3. WOW! The cover is GORGEOUS, Cally! Really fabulous! Well done you! 🙂

  4. I just flailed at my kitchen table. That is a GORGEOUS cover, Cally! It’s absolutely wonderful, and it has such an interesting tone to it — longing, and beautiful. I can’t wait to read the novel. I love it! Wonderful work and all praise to your cover designer, Matt.

  5. Aw, dang. You and your funky time zone. You got the drop on me. (Kidding) 😛
    Great cover, Cally. Can’t wait for tomorrow here in the states. 🙂

  6. That is seriously one of the best covers I’ve EVER seen. You have to tell us the story one day – how did you find the artist? What process did you guys go through???

  7. This cover is eye catching and intriguing. It makes me want to know more about the book. Love it!

  8. That looks fantastic! Wow,great design! Can’t wait to read your book!

  9. The Golden Eagle

    Congratulations! 🙂

  10. pk hrezo

    Hey Cally! I was a tad late (especially in Aussie hours) but my post is up. I think the cover looks fantastic! Super happy for you! 😀

  11. Love it! I’m going to do my reveal in my Five For Friday post this Friday, so look for it there. Very excited for you!

  12. I just saw this cover over at Ninja Captain Alex’s blog. Absolutely stunning! Who is the artist?!

  13. Vicki Tremper

    Wow, what a unique cover! I’ve never seen anything like it. All the best to you, Cally, during this exciting journey!

  14. That’s a pretty nice cover you have there.

  15. Congrats, Cally! Great cover and wonderful job on the blurb as well.

  16. Very big congratulations! And it was a pleasure to reveal it on my blog 🙂

  17. Just put it up on my blog today. Congratulations!

  18. Nice twist and I think it’s a great cover 🙂

    (Stopping by after reading about the reveal from Melissa’s blog.)

  19. The cover looks smashing, Cally!

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