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Thursday, February 4, 2016

LOCK & MORI: MIND GAMES by Heather W. Petty / Cover Reveal / Author Interview / Giveaway

Hello and welcome today's exciting cover reveal for Heather W. Petty's, LOCK & MORI: Mind Games! Check out this cover!

We love this cover! We are totally intrigued by the barn on the cover. I love the eeriness of the barn, and the trees. We're huge fans of this series, and we cannot wait to find out what happens with Lock and Mori in this sequel. 


By: Heather W. Petty

Published by: Simon & Schuster
To Be Released on: Fall 2016
Series: Lock & Mori #2
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Mori’s abusive father is behind bars . . . and she has never felt less safe. Threatening letters have started appearing on her doorstep, and the police are receiving anonymous tips suggesting that Mori—not her father—is the Regent’s Park killer. To make matters worse, the police are beginning to believe them.

Through it all, Lock—frustrating, brilliant, gorgeous Lock—is by her side. The two of them set out to discover who is framing her, but in a city full of suspects, the task is easier said than done. With the clock ticking, Mori will discover just how far she is willing to go to make sure that justice is served, and no one—not even Lock—will be able to stop her.


* We love this cover! What was your first reaction when you saw it?

I fell in love with the color scheme! The warm tones and black across the middle is perfect. And the barn is perfectly dark and foreboding. 

* We're guessing there's a reason why the barn is on the cover. Are you able to tell us a little something about it? We know you may not be able to confirm nor deny it, but Sophie's guessing there's a kissy scene that takes place there *crosses fingers* 

Literally any info I give you about the barn would be a huge spoiler. I can say nothing! But once you've read the book, you'll definitely understand why it's there. 

We can't wait to find out more about this barn.

* We loved Lock and Mori! We've been patiently waiting for this sequel. What can we expect in book 2? We're assuming a kissy scene or two, some heart break and plenty of heart pounding moments. 

L&M: MIND GAMES starts about two weeks after the end of book one, which means that Mori and Lock are still recovering from all that happened before and dealing with the fallout when a new mystery is thrown in their laps. There also may be some kissing. (There is definitely kissing.) 

* Were you surprised at the direction the story goes, or the choices your characters make in book 2?

Yes, actually. I mean, the book stays on the trajectory that I needed, so that it would align with what happens in the third book. But how we got there changed a couple of times as I worked through it with my (brilliant and extremely patient) editor. I had no idea how tough second books can be. They're the cornerstone of a series, so making sure that second book is right is vital. It took a lot of work and angst, but I'm really happy with how it came out. 

* Which character surprised you the most and why? 

I can't answer this honestly without spoiling things, but I'll say that Mori's path ended up taking turns I never imagined it would. 

* Which of your characters do you find you connect with the most, and which one is the hardest to write?

Probably Mori for both. She's smart, but she makes dumb decisions sometimes. (I relate completely to the dumb decisions part.) It can be hard to write her, though, because she's dealing with so much that living in her headspace can take an emotional toll. I sometimes wish I had a more contrived process for that reason. But I still love it, even when it's difficult. 

* What was one of your favorite Lock and Mori moments to write about in book 2? 

There's a scene that takes place in the shadowed seating of the theater during drama class where I got to mix math metaphors with kisses, and I had no idea how fun that would be until I was writing it. I mean, math...not my best subject. (Shout out to my math guru, Author Sarah McGuire for checking my work on that one.)

THANK YOU Heather for visiting with us about your cover! We can't wait to read L&M: Mind Games!


Thank you to Heather, we have 2 signed copies of Lock & Mori to give away! This is the first book in this series. Winners will have the chance to get their book personalized. Details will be sent to the winner once they've been contacted on their winning. Open to resides of the US / Canada. To enter, please fill out the form below:

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  1. Love how it matched the first book. The ending of boo one crushed my heart.

  2. Love the cover for this. I still need to read the first book!

  3. OMG! I cannot wait for this book. Only two weeks have passed since the first book. That timeline I did not expect. WOW!

  4. I think that the cover is ideal and perfect. Thanks for this feature.

  5. Love it! So excited for this one. I loved the first book!

  6. I think it's a fun cover and from the looks of both Lock and Mori you get a sense that they love mysteries and solving cases.

  7. So in love with this cover! It compliments the first book wonderfully!

  8. I love the cover. I love when all the covers in a series match :)

  9. The cover says so much and sets a mysterious, spooky, suspenseful tone for this book.

  10. I think it gives it a younger more exciting feel. It will be interesting to see it from a younger point of view with more current possibilities.

  11. So glad there are kissing scenes!

    And I love the barn the best on the cover because it can be either really cozy and romantic or creepy and dangerous!!!

    I have a Canadian address but rafflecopter might show my location outside Canada because I'm doing a semester abroad.

    thank you so very much :)

  12. I love the new cover and can't wait for this book to come out! The first one was brilliant, and I'll ready anything Sherlock-y!

  13. I'm a huge fan of retellings and I love my Sherlock! I need to read book one first, but these look so promising, I'm just excited :D

  14. Stunning post Katie :D Thank you for sharing about this cover reveal. <3 I hope you will love this book when you read it :) I have heard lots about book one. I'm curious :) This one do seem awesome.

  15. Very spooky and atmospheric! Thanks for the chance!

  16. I really enjoyed the first book and I'm excited to see what happens in this one! Also, the cover is super mysterious -- can't wait to figure out more about the barn.