Are you ready to see Awen Rising's cover? Here it is! The big cover reveal!
Don't ya love it?
In the background is the skyline of Atlanta, Georgia, where most of the book takes place. In the foreground is the main character, Emily Hester, and her two sidekicks, Cu the Irish Wolfhound, and Hope the Scottish Wildcat.
I'd like to thank my design artist, Lauren Willmore, for taking my cover idea, creating this beautiful artwork, and making it shine. Without Lauren, my cover would've ended up looking like an afterthought. Or like an amateur's design. And who wants to buy a book with a cover like that?
Besides providing a professional finished cover, Lauren was (and is) a delight to work with, providing several revisions, along with expert advice and feedback. Lauren is a prolific reader and author herself, so her suggestions are relevant and timely. I've asked her to design the covers for the other books in the trilogy/series and look forward to working with her again in the future.
And by the way, we're pushing the release date back to August 1st, though the "soft" release will still happen on July 2nd. ARC's (Advanced Reader's Copies) will be distributed to bloggers, reviewers, publications, and interviewers at that time.
For those who don't know, ARC's are meant to be read and reviewed by the reader, usually on their own platform (pub, blog, website, etc), and/or on Amazon upon the debut date, August 1st.
If you are a blogger, reviewer, interviewer, or publication, and are interested in receiving an ARC of Awen Rising to review, please comment below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, if you know OF any blogger, reviewer, interviewer, or publication that might consider reviewing Awen Rising, please forward them a link to this post and let me know so that I can contact them, as well.
THANK YOU to each and every one of you. We made it to the cover reveal and it won't be much longer before Awen Rising debuts.
NOW IT'S YOUR TURN.
What do you think about Awen Rising's cover?
O.J. Barré is the author of the upcoming Awen series, a druid science fantasy set in 2042. Steeped in current, ancient, and future history twists, Book One, Awen Rising (set in Atlanta, Georgia) is scheduled to debut July 2, 2019, in both ebook and paperback format. Book Two, Awen Storm, is slated for 2020. Book Three, Awen Tide, arrives in 2021. And should there be a Book Four, expect to see it in 2022 or later, as Awen Unleashed.