Several years ago, I held a short poll on my website, asking readers to come up with a cool science fiction or fantasy book title. I would write a short story about it.
One reader came up with the title of WINGS BENEATH WATER.
The title ignited my imagine and my story went through several developments (and won an award as a short story) before it reached its current form today.
So, in preparation for its release on March 31st, I am sharing the cover today!
I originally set out to do the cover myself in GIMP (I've done other covers on my own) but after several attempts I realized that I cared too much about my story to let my limitations define the story's first impression for potential readers.
I happened to have met the owner of Magpie Designs LTD online and I really liked her work, so I asked her to take a stab at WINGS BENEATH WATER. We worked together and I can honestly say that the finished cover fantastically fits my vision for WINGS BENEATH WATER. She did a fantastic job! (Thank you, LoriAnn!)
Are you ready?
“They say when you see wings beneath the water, you get a second chance to live.”
Ever since Risha was found on the shores of the river and adopted into the tribe, he and his brother Uraun have been inseparable. But when a neighboring tribe ignites war, killing the boys’ father, their lives start on a path that begins to divide them.
As the tribe goes to war, Risha’s gift awakens. He is the Siyeen, capable of reading a person’s true nature—and in Uraun’s nature, he reads only vengeance.
Fearing that his gift will endanger Uraun, Risha flees to the marshes. To save his brother’s soul, Risha must learn the secrets of the first Siyeen and seek the redemption that will grant his brother a second chance.
This is what one advance reader had to say about WINGS BENEATH WATER:
I just finished WINGS BENEATH WATER and I almost cried at the end! I was literally wiping tears from my eyelids! I was not expecting that at all!
Your turn: What do you think about the cover? What part of the plot most intrigues you?
Next Tuesday: Book trailer!
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