Friday, August 28, 2020

Hey everybody!  Today's the's the day I can finally spill the beans about the cover for The Lady of Lanaria!  I don't know how many times I came very close to sharing it, like, as soon as I made it.  I don't have a load of patience when it comes to sharing my own stuff.  

This book, guys.  It just amazes me at how everything is falling into place - and probably would've fallen into place from the start if I hadn't been busy butting my head against a brick wall.  It might sound weird, but I can totally see God's hand through all of this, and I just...want to share it with everybody so that it reaches whoever needs it the most.  I have a lot of themes involving light versus dark in this novel, and despite what conclusion you might draw from the blurb, it is a clean Christian fantasy.  (I can't just spoil it all from the get-go, or I would...)

I don't have any Goodreads pages or Amazon preorder links yet, but for now, you can just enjoy the blurb and the pretties.  In lieu of fancy shmancy links, I have some quotes for your enjoyment!  

I've also updated the blurb!  This is hopefully the final version I'll use (but if anyone has constructive criticism, hit me up.  I HATE writing blurbs and am Just Not Good At It.)  


A kidnapped princess, a promise, and a kingdom cursed with mysterious plagues. 

"Mark my words, Evangeline; if you set foot outside this tower, you will surely die."

Evangeline has spent her entire life hidden in an ancient watchtower, gazing through a window as the world passes her by.  She heeds her mother’s warning closely, the truth hidden from her always. 

When a young guard stumbles upon the tower, Evangeline’s life is changed forever.  As she strikes up a secret friendship with the guard, she learns about the Kingdom of Lanaria and the mysterious plagues that haunt all who live there.  But as she delves into the world she barely knows, not everything her mother says adds up.  Will they find the truth before it’s too late?

Coming November 2020.  

And now for the cover....

This cover was exactly what I was envisioning as I wrote The Lady of Lanaria.  Simple, minimalist, beautiful.  I very seriously considered hiring a cover artist because I had such a hard time coming up with a design or a stock photo that I liked, but when I found this one, I knew I had to make it work.  And after ~14 hours of Photoshop and GIMP (and possibly some crying) I had what I loved.  I'm not even including the hours days of fighting with the sizing thanks to KDP (I swear I used their template).  

So...what do you think?  

ALSO, if you want to be an ARC reader for The Lady of Lanaria, consider signing up for my newsletter.  The next one goes out in early September, and they'll have first dibs on ARC copies!