Monday, November 3, 2014

ANNE & HENRY — Cover Reveal!

Sometimes I still want to pinch myself.

It was at this time last year that I auditioned for a unique development writing project imagined by two of the amazing agents at D4EO Literary—Mandy Hubbard and Bree Ogden. I went into the project blind, but intrigued. Both of these ladies were on my Agent Wish List, and winning this audition meant a chance to work with BOTH of them. How could I not give it shot?

When I'm having a rough writing day (hey, it happens!), I often go back and read the emails from Mandy and Bree telling me I'd been selected to write ANNE & HENRY. 

Not only did winning the audition give me the opportunity to work with two of the most amazing professionals in publishing (seriously), but I scored Agent Awesome Mandy Hubbard for ALL THE WRITERLY THINGS, and landed an amazing two-book deal with Simon Pulse, an imprint of Simon & Schuster. (Pinch me, please.) My editor is Sara Sargent, an incredible lady who hand draws hearts and stars on my manuscript, cracks the whip when I need it, makes me smile (or cry) every day, and has truly pushed me to write my best work. 

Talk about a dream team, right?

I thought it couldn't get much better than this—but then Sara gave ANNE & HENRY to designer Regina Flath, who read the book and came up with a cover that absolutely nails the essence of this story. She is brilliant — and I am blown away.

So. After a very long few months of mandated cover silence, I am thrilled to reveal the cover for ANNE & HENRY. 

* swoon *

Yup. I love it.

And here's the official cover blurb: 

Wild, brazen, mischievous, bewitching

Driven, haunted, charming, magnetic

Apart they are bound to destroy themselves. Together, they are bound to destroy each other.

HENRY TUDOR’S LIFE HAS BEEN mapped out since the day he was born: student president, valedictorian, Harvard Law School, and a stunning political career just like his father’s. 

But ever since the death of Henry’s brother—perfect, high-achieving Arthur—his family has been twice as demanding. And now Henry’s trapped: forbidden from pursuing a life as an artist or dating any girl who’s not Tudor-approved.

Then Anne Boleyn crashes into his life. 

Anne is wild, brash, and outspoken. She is everything Henry is not allowed to be—or to want. But soon Anne is all he can think about. His mother, his friends, and even his girlfriend warn him away, yet his desire for Anne consumes him. Henry is willing to do anything to be with her. But once he has her, their romance could destroy them both. 

Inspired by the true story of Anne Boleyn and King Henry VIII, ANNE & HENRY reimagines the intensity, love, and betrayal between one of the most infamous couples of all time.

Intriqued? The book publishes Fall 2015, but you can add it to Goodreads!


The amazing Kathy Coe has lined up a number of awesome bloggers to help spread the word. Visit their blogs and enter for a chance to win an ARC of ANNE & HENRY, available early in the New Year.

You can check them out here:

2. Jess from Read My Breath Away -

3. Emilie from Emilie's Book World -

4.  Alison from Sleepless Reads -

5. Indigo from Adventures in YA Fiction -

6. Brenna from Ester's Ever After -
7. Jen from Pop Goes The Reader -

8. Kristie from Lost In Ever After -

9. Kelly from Kellyvision -
10. Christy from The Reader Bee -

11. Jess from Gone With the Words -
12. Lucy from The Reading Date -

13. Nancy from Tales of the Ravenous Reader -

14. Kelsey from Kelsey's Cluttered Bookshelf -

15. Meredith from Pandora's Books -

16. Little Library Muse -
17. Darby (author using her own website) -

18. Christa from More Than Just Magic -

19. Hazel from Stay Bookish -

20. Rabiah from Confessions of a Readaholic -

21. Sabrina from YA Bliss -

Forgive me while I sign off and go paste the cover image in ALL THE PLACES! 

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~ Dawn