I'm so excited to join in the cover reveal party for Brenda Drake's forthcoming Guardian of Secrets. Libraries? Magic? Yes!
Covers are an angsty thing for authors. We usually get very little input (see Steve Almond's great essay in the latest issue of Poets & Writers - though his article is not yet available online). So it's pretty exciting when a cover does match with the writer's vision. Here's what Brenda has to say about hers:
"I had an idea of what I wanted the cover of Guardian of Secrets to look like the entire time I was writing the story. I was delighted (I might have screamed) when the cover showed up in my email and it was EXACTLY what I’d imagined. I love that it’s blue since part of the setting of the book takes place in a cold climate. I’m thrilled the couple is on it, too. They resemble the characters I’ve created in my mind perfectly. The cover is so beautiful, and I’m beyond excited to share it with everyone!"
So here you go ... Guardian of Secrets (Library Jumpers, #2) by Brenda Drake, release date February 7, 2017!
Ha, just kidding. First, you want to know about the book, right?
About Guardian of Secrets (Library Jumpers, #2):
Being a Sentinel isn’t all fairytales and secret gardens.
Sure, jumping through books into the world’s most beautiful libraries to protect humans from mystical creatures is awesome. No one knows that better than Gia Kearns, but she could do without the part where people are always trying to kill her. Oh, and the fact that Pop and her had to move away from her friends and life as she knew it.
And if that isn’t enough, her boyfriend, Arik, is acting strangely. Like, maybe she should be calling him “ex,” since he’s so into another girl. But she doesn’t have time to be mad or even jealous, because someone has to save the world from the upcoming apocalypse, and it looks like that’s going to be Gia.
Maybe. If she survives.
Now, for that beautiful cover: