Oh my goodness, the publishing / publicist powers-that-be have certainly decided to bless me as of late, nudging me with neat cover reveals. Just last week we got to showcase Lauren Morrill’s gorgeous new cover (and her amazing story about reviving her career), and now, we’ve got a cool looking cover from an awesome indie press.
If you’re not familiar with REUTS, they’re a smaller press of sci-fi and fantasy YA, Adult, and New Adult books (and one of the few publishers doing genre-NA novels). They acquired one of my author’s books in my agent life, Speak the Ocean by Rebecca Enzor, and I’m a fan of the interesting, risk-taking books they put out there.
As for this one, The Skylark’s Song, it’s the first book in a new duology from J.M. Frey. Here’s a bit about the book from the publisher:
A Saskwyan flight mechanic with uncanny luck, seventeen-year-old Robin Arianhod grew up in the shadow of a decade-long war. But the skies are stalked by the Coyote—a ruthless Klonn pilot who picks off crippled airships and retreating soldiers. And as the only person to have survived an aerial dance with Saskwya’s greatest scourge, Robin has earned his attention.
As a pilot, Robin is good. But the Coyote is better. When he shoots her down and takes her prisoner, Robin finds herself locked into a new kind of dance. The possibility of genuine affection from a man who should be her enemy has left her with a choice: accept the Coyote’s offer of freedom and romance in exchange for repairing a strange rocket pack that could spell Saskwya’s defeat, but become a traitor to her county. Or betray her own heart and escape. If she takes the rocket pack and flees, she could end the war from the inside.
All she has to do is fly.
Filled with intrigue, forbidden romance, and a touch of steampunk, The Skylark’s Song soars in this new duology from the award-winning author of The Accidental Turn Series.
And now… the cover! Behold!
You can pick up The Skylark’s Song via REUTS next month, on September 4th.