Today I’ve got a gorgeous new cover to share with you, plus a giveaway to celebrate. The Theft of Sunlight is the first in a companion duology to Thorn.
When I first signed with HarperTeen back in 2017, it was with a wild hope that they would love Thorn‘s indie cover as much as I did – enough to be willing to reboot it for Thorn‘s re-release. I was over the moon when they bought the signature images from my designer, Jenny Zemanek, created a new background, and released Thorn with a gorgeous new/old look.
When I heard that HarperTeen had contacted Jenny to commission the cover for The Theft of Sunlight, I may or may not have shrieked and flailed about in joy. I know Jenny, and I knew that what she delivered would be nothing short of amazing. My faith was not misplaced. Take a look…
Keep scrolling – it’s worth the build up!
I did not choose this fate. But I will not walk away if I can make a difference.
Children have been disappearing from Menaiya for longer than Amraeya ni Ansarim can remember. When her best friend’s sister disappears, Rae knows she can’t stay silent any longer. She finds the chance to make a difference in an invitation to the palace.
But Rae struggles to fit in with the lords and ladies of the court. Instead, she finds unexpected help in a rough-around-the-edges thief named Bren who always seems to have her best interests at heart. Soon even Bren can’t help her, and Rae must risk her life and well-being to face an evil that lurks in the shadows of the darkest hearts.
Can we all just take a moment to bask in the beauty that is this cover?
Gah! I love it so much – from the arch, to those particular flowers in the design (you’ll have to read the book to find out why!), to Rae herself, brown skin, black hair, and all. What do you think? (Seriously! Tell me in the comments!)
Meet Rae now!
Release is slated for March 23, 2021. Can’t wait that long? You can get a sneak peek at Rae in my short story, The Bone Knife, included at the end of Thorn… and Thorn is on sale this week for just $2.99 (ebook) throughout the US and Canada. Nab Thorn here (or heck, gift it to a friend!): http://books2read.com/thorn
Rae is fiercely protective, and deeply practical, and has a lovely dry sense of humor. Case in point, here she is talking about getting a new wardrobe for her stay at the royal palace:
“I believe going to court is rather like going to war: one must wear the appropriate armor, or expect to be stabbed through and trampled underfoot.”
I think you’re going to love her, and enjoy meeting a few old friends from Thorn through her eyes.
To celebrate, I’m giving away $25 worth of books through the Book Depository, anywhere they ship. (And yes, you get to pick the books!) Enter here:
Thank you all so much for helping to celebrate Theft‘s cover. I can’t wait to share this story with you!