Denise Jaden Cover Reveal!

Posted On Jun 30 2014 by


I “met” Denise Jaden after reading a post she did for Writer’s Digest. She intrigued me with her energy, her love of writing, and her faith. Sometimes you know someone will be a friend before you ever say a word to them. Since my first contact with her, I’ve had the privilege to read two of her novels prior to publication. This is always fun because it gives me a chance to see how a successful author develops her characters and stories.

When I read Foreign Exchange I immediately fell in love the characters, especially Jamie Monroe, the heroine of the story. Jamie is like many girls I’ve known. She is a beautiful girl inside and out, but doesn’t know it. In her longing after the “hotter-than-hot” Sawyer, she doesn’t realize that the most pursued boy in her high school hasn’t stopped thinking about her since he moved in next door.

And that’s real life. Denise’s writing reveals the beauty found in every teenager, if only they have the courage to look. Okay, enough of my babbling, I’ll let Denise talk about her soon-to-be released best-seller, Foreign Exchange.


Here are a few of Denise’s thoughts on Foreign Exchange and its cover…

I’m so incredibly excited to share my cover of Foreign Exchange with you! This book holds a very special place in my heart. I wrote it during a very difficult year of my life, and the characters and their stories were a real bright spot for me.

Because this book is so important to me, I’m giving away something VERY important to me to go along with this cover reveal. I was fortunate enough to receive an early copy of the highly-anticipated Isla and the Happily Ever After by one of my all-time favorite authors, Stephanie Perkins. ISLA and Foreign Exchange are both romances with swoon-worthy boys, and they’re both set partially in Europe. So I want one lucky person to receive my advanced copy of ISLA in to get you excited for Foreign Exchange!

Read on, check out my cover, and read the first chapter of Foreign Exchange below. It’ll all help you in earning extra entries to win my copy of Isla and the Happily Ever After!

And here is the beautiful cover…


Jamie Monroe has always played it safe. That is, until her live-for-the-moment best friend, Tristan, jets off to Italy on a student exchange program. Left alone with her part-time mother and her disabled brother, Jamie discovers that she is quite capable of taking her own risks, starting with her best friend’s hotter-than-hot older brother, Sawyer. Sawyer and Tristan have been neighbors for years, but as Jamie grows closer to the family she thought she knew, she discovers some pretty big secrets.


As she sinks deeper into their web of pretense, she suspects that her best friend may not be on a safe exchange program at all. Jamie sets off to Europe on a class trip with plans to meet up with Tristan, but when Tristan stops all communication, suddenly no one seems trustworthy, least of all the one person she was starting to trust—Sawyer. 


 “Foreign Exchange is a fresh contemporary YA that will keep readers compulsively turning pages until the very end. Combining international intrigue with a steamy forbidden romance makes for a can’t miss read.”

 – Eileen Cook  Author of Year of Mistaken Discoveries. 

“A pitch perfect voice and delicious chemistry kept me turning those pages!”

– Tara Kelly, author of Amplified and Encore

“Foreign Exchange is heart pounding and suspenseful…the teenage dream of escaping the boredom of suburbia by travelling Europe and spending quality time with a hot guy shifts into a dangerous nightmare.”

 – D.R. Graham, author of Rank and the upcoming Noir et Bleu MC series.


One of the entries in the Rafflecopter below will ask you a question from the above chapter!

This contest is open internationally!

Don’t forget…this copy of ISLA could be yours…


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By the way, YA and MG fans of all ages, today is June 30th. That means that tomorrow is July 1st, the day I begin not only Denise’s 30 day challenge to produce 50,000 words, but my lifelong challenge to produce six books a year. Stick around, this could be a wild ride.

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Last Updated on: June 30th, 2014 at 6:24 am, by Ron

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Just about everything I believe has been shaped by the written word. But books don't force a belief; they stir the imagination so that you, the reader, eventually draw your own conclusions. We grow richer in spirit when we read, deeper in our understanding of the universe and our role in it. That's why I read. That's why I write. To offer you a bit of myself. Come along on my journey, won't you? There's plenty of room.

5 responses to “Denise Jaden Cover Reveal!

  1. European setting and a swoony romance? Stephanie Perkins’ Anna and the French Kiss definitely takes away the crown!
    Also, I’m reading Gayle Foreman’s Just One Day and that is sooo good, too.

    Looking forward to Foreign Exchange. The excerpt left me wanting to be inside Sawyer’s car. So.

    • Even better, Sawyer has a Jeep. I’m drawn to characters like Jamie, a young girl who doesn’t realize how much she has to offer. Denise is a great writer and one to watch.

    • Oh, and I was supposed to say which swoony romance with a European setting I loved. I don’t think I’ve read that many, but ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS is by far the absolute best!

      • Noted Rachel! I’m finding the YA romances much more to my liking now that I’ve discovered authors like Denise. She digs deep into her characters and reveals pieces of their hearts that we can all relate to. Thanks for stopping by!