Friday, August 9, 2013

The Stone Kingdom: Cover Reveal

Back in April we did a cover reveal for The Swan Prince by Danielle E. Shipley of Ever On Word.  Today, we have the great honor to reveal the cover for the second book of the wonderful and charming Wilderhark Tales.

Without further ado, we bring you . . .

 
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.
 
 
It will be available on September 20th on both Amazon and Barns and Noble online. But if, like me, you can't wait, you can add it to your Goodreads Want to Read list right now.
 
Congratulations, Danielle!
 
About the Author:
 
Danielle E. Shipley’s first novelettes told the everyday misadventures of wacky kids like herself. …Or so she thought. Unbeknownst to them all, half of her characters were actually closeted elves, dwarves, fairies, or some combination thereof. When it all came to light, Danielle did the sensible thing: Packed up and moved to Fantasy Land, where daily rent is the low, low price of her heart, soul, blood, sweat, tears, firstborn child, sanity, and words; lots of them. She’s also been known to spend short bursts of time in the real-life Chicago area with the parents who home schooled her and the two little sisters who keep her humble. When she’s not living the highs and lows of writing young adult novels, she’s probably blogging about it at www.EverOnWord.wordpress.com.



6 comments:

  1. Aw-w, the cover looks so at home on your blog! Perhaps it's partly to do with the feather in Edgwyn's hat and the "rose of white" in the tower window. :) Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. It's reeeeeally pretty, Danielle!!! And you're right...I don't think anything has ever matched those yellow borders of ours so well, in all of our blogging history.

      Happy cover release day! :D

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    2. It does look charming there. Not many things match the yellow borders.

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    3. Actually, I think Danielle herself looks good in the yellow border as well.

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  2. I love the cover and the story sounds very interesting!

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  3. Congrats Danielle! Yes, the cover suits the blog well, very nice!

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