Thursday, April 11, 2013

It's finally THAT TIME. What time? Cover reveal goodness time! 

It feels like it's been forever since I hosted a voting contest for a winning cover, but now it's finally time to announce the winning cover YOU all voted for.  Since the sign-up sheet went up, over 80 blogs from all over signed up to help in this cover reveal. To all those involved in this, seriously, the urge to hug all of you is insane. 

Most of you (okay, probably all of you) don't know how excited I am to be publishing this in the future. A Shard of Ice is heavily based off of a character I created and grew up with through my early teens. Lilix has been one of those voices in my head I just can't seem to shake. And now, I think it's time the rest of the world gets to know the character behind the name, too. 

As we inch our way closer to April 2014, and to the release of A Shard of Ice, I have many different things planned to give everyone clues and hints as to who Lilix is. But for now, we'll just have to make due with a cover reveal and blurb that'll hopefully get you excited for the upcoming spring.

And, to not keep you waiting...

Title: A Shard of Ice
Series: Black Symphony Saga
Publisher: Red Alice Press
Release Date: April 14th, 2014

When 13-year-old Lilix Morgan is found alive and floating on a bed of ice at sea, everyone counts it a miracle. Kidnapped nearly four weeks earlier, she remembers nothing of her mysterious abduction. When she tries to remember what happened, she hears only a melody – a faint and delicate set of notes, strung together in a tune she doesn’t understand. 
A year later and desperate to put the lingering nightmares of her past behind her, Lilix crosses the country to enroll at Baelmorte Academy, aiming to become the violinist she once dreamt of. Things seem to be finally going well, and Lilix settles into a routine of sheet music and inspiration among new friends.
Then the dreams start. 
The melody and night terrors she thought she’d left behind return with a vengeance, threatening to ruin her fragile version of normalcy. Then an unlikely ally tells her that she isn’t alone. That there are others just like her, fighting to hide their own shocking truths from coming to light. That they know who she is, and what she’s been through. Now, accompanied by four other girls, Lilix discovers her nightmares are larger than a single trauma; they’re a window to a hidden part of her soul, a place of immense power with a destiny that cannot be ignored. 
With this knowledge comes a new and frightening reality. For Lilix has been reawakened to stop an age-old enemy, one thought to have been destroyed centuries ago. Trapped by her destiny, Lilix is torn between what feels right and what she remembers. Her memories tell her of a star-crossed love waiting to be reunited, of friendships and trust broken in the past. But can she save that love when reality brings her an enemy, and an evil that will be the undoing of them all if they don’t destroy it?



SMALL EDIT: The lovely model on this cover is Maria Amanda, and the photographer was Rune Hammelstrup. If you're free for a minute, please check out her Facebook here or her Deviantart here. <3

1 comment:

  1. Congrats! The cover is gorgeous and the synopsis intriguing! glad to be part of your reveal. You can see my post at: