Monday, January 20, 2014

REBORN Cover Reveal

I'm excited to be a part of Cherie Reich's cover reveal for her novel Reborn. Isn't it gorgeous?






To save a kingdom, a prophetess must challenge Fate.

On the day of Yssa’s death and rebirth, the god Apenth chose her as the Phoenix Prophetess.

Sea serpents and gods endanger the young prophetess’s journey and sour the omens. Yssa is cursed instead of blessed, and her duties at the Temple of Apenth prove it. She spends her days reading dusty scrolls, which does nothing to help her forget Tym, the boy back home. But the annoying yet gorgeous ferryman’s son Liam proves to be a distraction she can’t predict, even though he rarely leaves her alone for two sand grains.

Her boring temple life screeches to a halt when visions of her parents’ murders consume her. Yssa races across an ocean to stop the future. If she can’t change Fate, she’ll refuse to be the Phoenix Prophetess any longer. Fate, however, has other plans for her and the kingdom.

Yssa must either accept her destiny or fight to change Fate.

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Reborn, book one of The Fate Challenges, by Cherie Reich will be released on May 23, 2014. For more information about Cherie Reich and her work, please visit her website or blog. The cover art is created by Laura Sava. To add on Goodreads, click here. If you’d like to be notified when Reborn releases, please sign up for her newsletter here.


Here’s an excerpt from the prologue of Reborn:

He couldn’t forget the council’s words or how they’d cursed his fifth Phoenix Prophetess. But visions of the Kingdom of Amora in flames flashed through his mind. He could taste the ashes, like burnt charcoal, and hear her people’s screams. The prophecy of the kingdom’s destruction leaked sour bile into his mouth. The other gods, including Kisa, the Queen of the Gods, might be willing to turn their backs on their loyal people for Fate, but he wasn’t.

There was also this infant in front of him. She reminded him of his daughter. His mortal family resided in the Underworld, but he couldn’t let this child.

“I have to save her.”

“Think of the consequences, my son.”

He had. They both knew the gods would find a way to curse him and this innocent child, but the price was worth saving the kingdom.

Ignoring his mother’s shrieks, Apenth leaned over the lifeless baby again. His lips pressed against her ashen forehead, so cold to the touch. Postera clawed at his arms, but he shoved away her hands. Nothing would stop him from completing Amora’s prophecy, protecting the city named after his love.

“You are mine, little one.” His hand pressed over her heart. Electric heat flowed from his glowing fingertips. They tingled, nearly burning his flesh, but his hand remained steady. Luminosity brightened around the child and him, further blocking out Postera’s pleas. The room filled with the blinding white light.

“Live.” He commanded, pleaded.

“No!” Postera screamed as the child’s life-thread ripped from his mother’s hand and joined the pulsing jewel on her belt. The piece sizzled, reattaching to the gemstone, and transformed to blood red.

The light imploded into the child. Her flesh glowed for a moment before the room’s shadows returned. A tiny strawberry-colored birthmark in the shape of a phoenix blossomed upon the flesh over her heart. The baby’s lungs filled with air, and a cry broke from her lips.

The Phoenix Prophetess was reborn.

20 comments:

  1. Good luck to Cherie and Reborn! I'm looking forward to reading the ARC.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Stephen! I hope I'm not going down the horrible Blogger path you've endured. *shudder*

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  2. Sorry you are having issues with the cover.

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    1. I hope Blogger gets it fixed soon, Alex!

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  3. It is indeed a gorgeous cover. And hiss and spit to Blogger. Doesn't it know it is impinging on spreading works of beauty. And that earth without art is merely eh.
    Good luck Cherie, though luck is not the right word. May your inspiration and industry be appropriately rewarded comes closer...

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    1. Hiss and spit is right, EC. I really wanted to display Cherie's cover!

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  4. I cannot wait to read Reborn. The cover is just amazing. Congrats Cherie!!!

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  5. The cover is beautiful! I'm so excited for Cherie. And wait until you read the story. Wow!

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    1. That's a high recommendation, Christine! :)

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  6. Hi River - I can't even get on to Blogger .. it has its moments - but congratulations to Cherie and I'll catch her cover anon. I love how creative everyone is with their book covers ... a great draw in ..

    Cheers to you both -Hilary

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    1. Yes, Blogger really has its moments, doesn't it, Hilary? I suppose they all do.

      Covers have become so much more than they used to be and Cherie's is beautiful!

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  7. I saw her cover earlier. It's awesome. Sounds like a good read, too.

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    1. Hi Carol. It sounds like you're having problems with Blogger too. Wonder what's up? Glad you were able to spot the cover somewhere!

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  8. Hi River,

    I'm having a total nightmare trying to get onto blogger for about four days. When I go to check out what might be wrong, predictably, I get no answer.

    Anyway, so kind of you to make note of Cherie's cover reveal. I shall now try and actually have a look.

    Gary :)

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    1. The way you put that made me laugh, Gary. :) Yes, do go try to actually have a look, otherwise I'll feel my post was useless. I hope both of our Blogger problems clear up soon!

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  9. Thanks so much for spreading the word about my cover reveal and debut novel, River! Boo on Blogger for being mean about sharing the picture.

    Thanks for the comments, everyone!

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    1. Yes, Cherie! Boo on Blogger! Your cover is gorgeous and I really wanted to show it in all its glory. :)

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    2. It is truly a wonderful cover! Very exciting! Congrats, Cherie. How frustrating that Google won't let you post pictures!

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    3. Hi Karen. Yes, Google is really cramping my style. Everyone should be able to view Cherie's awesome cover!

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