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New Release – Death’s Embrace (Death’s Queen #3)

New Release Time!

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Description:

Lost Hope. New Family. Tentative Trust.

A queen without the hope of her country is no queen at all. Knowing this, Ryn undertakes the challenge of regaining the trust and favor of her people, though her chance to do so is slipping through her fingers. To make matters worse, Ranen may be dead, but Daros is actively hunting her, distracting her from her royal duties. With her concentration already split between revenge and duty, she isn’t sure she can handle the new obstacle thrown into her path—a couple who claim to be her long-lost parents.

Despite the turbulent circumstances, Ryn decides to open her arms to her newfound family, but trusting them won’t come easy. As the fight for her country continues, Ryn vows to protect the parents she never thought she’d have. But Ryn’s subjects are restless and she’ll have to find a way to appease them while juggling her new family life… or risk losing it all.

 

Giveaway

In celebration of Death’s Embrace release, I’m hosting a giveaway where you could win a $15 Amazon Gift Card or an ebook from my backlist (not any in the Death’s Queen series). You can enter:

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And the Cover for MINE TO SPELL is…

Feel free to skip to the bottom to see the reveal (I know you want to) otherwise, enjoy thoughts on the cover choices.

Voting on the two cover choices this past week has been so much fun. When I realized there were two different cover choices for the second book the YA Fantasy Mine series, MINE TO SPELL, I was very torn not knowing which way to go with them.

Once I decided to let you guys vote on it, I thought it was going to be fun. I was wrong. It was a blast! I loved seeing what you choose and what thoughts you had behind the choice. If you haven’t read them, definitely go look through them. And while I agreed with most of what you guys had to say, there can only be one win and that winner is the one with the most popular vote.

MtS final covers

When I was looking for images for Cynthia, I found the model in both of these covers (yes, it is the same exact girl). As soon as I saw her I knew she was who I wanted to portray Cynthia on the cover. Finally! (seriously, I looked for the right cover image for about 9 months and at one point even tried hiring a cover artist) Everything about her, especially the curly, everywhere hair is spot on to who Cynthia is.

#1 was the first picture I found of her that I thought, this is the cover. The seriousness of her expression and gaze fit her a lot of what she goes through and I loved her straight on gaze. It really fit with the first book perfectly. But I continued looking for pictures just in case and found…

#2 which I fell in love with the moment I saw it. All the longing, hair, freedom, and energy in it, is Cynthia. And there gets to be a certain point in the book where it’s even more her.

But then there was still #1 that also was her. I asked family, friends, critic partners, and the results? Still pretty split, all for different reasons. So, the vote happened. I’m thrilled to have all of you a part of the process. Thank you so much for all who voted. The final count is about 25% for one and 75% for the other, though many admit to liking both so hopefully your pleased with the outcome.

The winning cover is…

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Mine to Spell Cover

#1 – 67 votes          #2 – 166

Thanks for helping me pick a cover!

Let me know your thoughts on the winner in the comments!

Just a reminder, to any reviewers who haven’t signed up to get an eARC of MINE TO SPELL, you can still do so.

ARCs will be going out in 1 – 2 weeks.