IWSG: Fractured Princess Cover Reveal!


Happy July! It's my birthday month, and I have a lot to be excited for!

But first, please visit Alex J. Cavanaugh and the Insecure Writers Support Group website to join us and/or visit the co-hosts and other participants. It's a great space to share our insecurities as writers, as well as our successes!

Late Update: I forgot the question of the month! What personal traits have you written into your character(s)?

Some of my characters are a little emotional, indecisive, or say what's on their mind without filtering it. I try to break those traits up so you don't have one big mess of a character, but you can definitely find those traits of mine in my stories. And any time I get to mention my character is left-handed, I do! South Paws unite!

All right, and now, I have a cover reveal to share with you all! Since I started the journey to self-publish my YA fantasy, things have fallen into place at a great pace. I was only a little delayed with the cover, as you may remember (my cover artist went into labor!), and after not even waiting that long after that, I was able to share the cover with my backers yesterday.

So now, I want to share it with you guys! Fractured Princess will be available through Amazon on July 20th. Here is the blurb:

Jonnie is the last princess of the Crystal Bearers, once a powerful people. When she was a baby, the metal army destroyed what was left of them, and now it is hunting her. Her watchmen keep her just out of the metal army’s reach, but she has spent her seventeen years running and hiding. Instead of standing by while her watchmen keep risking their lives for her, she decides to learn how to fight alongside them.

On the journey to hone her skills, long hidden secrets about her people reveal a connection between the Crystal Bearers and the metal army that only fuels Jonnie's will to defeat it. But the more she learns about her own powers, the more she realizes she may be responsible for the metal army – and the destruction of her people.


And now, here we go! . . . 

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Also, enjoy your 4th of July!
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It's so pretty! I keep looking at it. If you've followed my character Q&A's and remember my sketch of Jonnie, that's her face. Racheal is a master. I love it. Please follow her on Instagram at rsarts if you love her work and ever want to commission her.

All righty, I will be going around to visit other blogs, so I hope to see you soon!

27 comments:

Pat Garcia said...

Hi,
I sincerely do like your cover. It is awesome. What I like is the seriousness in her face and the look of woman on the cover being lost. She has a lost look.
Congratulations. I wish you all the best for your book launch and if you are looking for writers to do a review, please let me know.
All the best.
Shalom aleichem,
Pat G @ EverythingMustChange

Jennifer said...

Wow! Congratulations and good luck with your book release!

Natalie Aguirre said...

It's my birthday month too! Happy Birthday! Love your cover and congrats on your upcoming release of your book.

The Cynical Sailor said...

Such a great cover! Your cover artist did a great job. Congrats on your upcoming release. Very exciting times! Cheers - Ellen

Damyanti Biswas said...

That's an amazing cover! love the expressions on those faces.

Jemi Fraser said...

Have a happy birthday month!
Love the cover as well - so exciting when what you've imagined works out so well!!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That is great! Such a unique style. It will stand out.

Debra Renée Byrd said...

Thank you, I certainly will! I do love the lost look, too! It really speaks to what Jonnie goes through in the story.

Debra Renée Byrd said...

Thank you!!

Debra Renée Byrd said...

Thank you!

Debra Renée Byrd said...

Thank you! I do, too. :D

Debra Renée Byrd said...

Thank you!

Debra Renée Byrd said...

Thanks, Alex! I hope so!

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Congrats on the release! And happy birthday month! :)

Debra Renée Byrd said...

Thank you!!

emaginette said...

I select random traits from several people (including me) to flesh out my characters. It seems to work. :-)

Anna from elements of emaginette

Sarah Foster said...

Woohoo! Congrats! I'm so excited for you!!

Debra Renée Byrd said...

Thank you!

Debra Renée Byrd said...

:)

cleemckenzie said...

Great job on the cover! Congratulations.

Debra Renée Byrd said...

Thank you!

Jennifer Lane said...

Happy birthday month, and a new cover is a great gift! It's special to have original art on your cover, and that's awesome the cover artist captured your vision of your heroine's face so well.

Debra Renée Byrd said...

Thank you! <3

Adrienne Reiter said...

When I'm looking for character traits so far removed (my own perception speaking) from my core sense of self I go seek it out. I tend to hang out in a lot of dives. Good on the wallet. Congrats! Great post. Happy IWSG Day!

Debra Renée Byrd said...

Thank you!

Heather R. Holden said...

Oooh, that's such a beautiful cover. Many congrats! And hope you have a fantastic birthday month--it definitely seems to be off to a great start so far!

Debra Renée Byrd said...

Thank you!!