I’m so excited! Today I get to reveal the cover for my next Timeless Fairy Tale, Sleeping Beauty!
Myrrhlynn, my cover artist, did another fabulous job with this cover! She adjusted the hues of the picture a bit and made the model’s dress a little more purply. Also, as usual, she did a fantastic job with the font! (I feel like the two fonts used in the title sort of encompass Briar’s struggles with defining herself, but I’ll wait to hear if you think the same when you read it.)
Speaking of which, you can pencil in Sleeping Beauty‘s release date! It looks like it’s going to be December 15–that’s a Thursday. (It might change by a day or two, but I highly doubt it.) Below is a very rough draft of SB’s description, to give you something to look forward to!
Briar Rose, a clever peasant girl, feels only pity for the mythical Princess Rosalinda–the hidden princess who was cursed to prick her finger on a spindle and fall asleep until true love’s kiss awakens here. But Briar’s worst nightmares become reality when she learns she is the secret princess, and Isaia, her childhood friend, is really a Magic Knight sworn to protect her.
Briar reluctantly embraces her new life as princess, and is reunited with her mother, father, and her grandfather–the king. Unfortunately Carabosso, the mage who cursed her as a baby, has returned to the country and plunders the countryside. The king refuses to disperse the Magic Knights to protect the people, and instead orders them to stay in the capital to protect Briar. But Briar is not the demure princess her family desires, and she vows to protect her people if her parents and grandfather will not.
Will the curse consume Briar, or–with help from Isaia–can she beat the foul mage at his own game?
You’ve been so patient, Champions, in waiting for this book, so I hope it entertains and charms you! Briar is a spunky, spitfire heroine, and her relationship with Isaia was really intriguing to flesh out. It’s a little different from your typical love story, but I hope you will all still like it!
That’s all for today! Thanks for reading!