Ladies, gentlemen, and assorted riffraff, today I am proud/super-crazy-excited to show you the face of my self-publishing “a: reappearance or additional performance demanded by an audience; b: second achievement especially that surpasses the first”! Are you ready for it?! Are you?! For realzies?! Here’s hoping you said “yes”, ‘cause I’m goin’ for it. BEHOLD. Yana Naumova has done it again. Nay, she has outdone it. Just look at the colors! The composition! I’m dying over here! While I attempt to bully my heart’s rhythm back in line, take a look at the story behind the image. To the back o’ the book!
“Love and prince, Both true, wed rose of white in realm of stone; For blood begins, But naught can be put right by blood alone.”
One thoughtless act is all it takes to bring the curse threatened on Rosalba’s christening day to pass. Now the princess must combine her desperate determination with the service of benevolent tailor Edgwyn Wyle to find the second half of the key to her kingdom’s restoration.
The Stone Kingdom Book Two of The Wilderhark Tales
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An enchantress’s curse turns a spoiled royal into a beast; A princess’s pricked finger places her under a hundred-year spell; Bales of straw are spun as golden as the singing harp whisked down a giant beanstalk – All within sight of Wilderhark, the forest that’s seen it all.
You’ve heard the stories – of young men scaling rope-like braids to assist the tower-bound damsel; of gorgeous gowns appearing just in time for a midnight ball; of frog princes, and swan princes, and princes saved from drowning by maidens of the sea.
Tales of magic. Tales of adventure. Most of all, tales of true love.
Once upon a time, you knew them as fairytales. Know them now as Wilderhark’s.
Nope. I’m still too excited to breathe right. Have some pertinent book details in place of waiting muzak and a recorded reassurance that your blog view is very important to us.
Full Title: “The Stone Kingdom (Book Two of The Wilderhark Tales)”
Genre: Young Adult Fairytale
Length: Novella (179 pages)
Release Date: September 20th, 2013 (so close, and yet so far!)
Future availability: Paperback (Amazon.com) and eBook (Amazon.com and BarnesAndNoble.com)
All right. I think I’m solid. How about you guys? What’s your reaction to the “Stone Kingdom” cover? To the blurb? To my ramblings of delirious delight? Feel free to drool along with me in the comments. Virtual bibs provided, free of charge.
P.S. Thanks to all the super awesome people who are most graciously helping me display the cover today and/or very soon! Be assured that I shall be Re-Tweeting and Facebook-sharing your links like a maniac. ;D