On Christmas day, I received a surprise text from my sister, Angelina, informing me that my present was in my email!!!
Yes, that’s right, the cover painting for Minstrel’s Call is complete! It still needs a few things from the graphics department (title, author name, spine text, barcode box) but the painting itself is done, and I can honestly tell you that this is my absolute favorite of all four covers! It is SOOOOO beautiful!
I’m not quite ready to do a complete cover reveal, but I am willing to share a VERY tiny sneak peek with you… just enough to drive you a little crazy. I already shared this in my newsletter last week, so some of you may have already seen it, but as my NL list is not very long yet, I wanted to make sure that all of my faithful readers got a chance to catch a glimpse. The final song….
I’m so so so excited to share this final verse with you, dear Reader!
I got the edits back from the proofreader last week, and finished making the tweaks and changes necessary. I also got the book formatted and into its finalized shape. I hope to have a release date ready for you soon. As in, ANY DAY NOW.
Now, for my BIG EXCITING news (as if a cover painting and being DONE with all the editing weren’t enough)
I’m ready to give out a small number of Advance Reader Copies!
What are ARCs? Well, they are copies of a book that are released to a select audience pre-release in order to generate interest and reviews on/near (but not before, please) the day of publication and release. These particular copies will be in PDF form and will NOT have the final cover attached to them, but they are in every other way the final version of Minstrel’s Call book. If you would like an Advance Reader Copy AND you are willing to post a review on or near the date of publication (which will be a few weeks out from now – I promise, I will have an actual release date for you VERY SOON – but I know this book is massive and wanted to give any advance readers time to read the book before we hit “Publish”), please fill out the form below. Quantities are limited to a first-come/first-served basis.
For those hesitant to sign up because you know this is a longer book, I do not foresee the release date of Minstrel’s Call happening before February 15, so that would give you five weeks minimum to get through the book before reviews would be needed.