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Monday, April 2, 2012

Cover Reveal for To Ride A Púca

I'm so excited to share the cover of my young adult historical fantasy novel, To Ride A Púca, with you. I've been waiting for so long to reveal the news and the cover that it's been driving me crazy! This novel is special to me, as many of you know, because it felt like my heart and soul has gone into it. It isn't a part of the channeler series, though it is a tie-in novel as it's about one of Eren's ancestors. This is a stand alone of a very different flavor and I hope you love it as much as I do.

Here is a bit about it:

Invaders are coming to take what isn't theirs, again.

Neala wants to stand and fight for her homeland, but as one of the last druids, she may be standing alone.

Persecuted, hunted down, forced to live in obscurity, the druids have all but given up. Can the determination of a girl who has barely come into her power bring them together? Or, just when she finally finds her place among her kind, will they end up losing a homeland their very magic is tied to?

This novel is intended for mature teens and adults as it contains some difficult subject matter. 

I had to throw that warning in because I had one person who was disturbed by some of the subject matter in The Secret Of Spruce Knoll. To Ride A Púca is a much darker novel than Spruce Knoll and will certainly not be appropriate for some readers. Slavery, oppression, and violent situations are within this novel. It certainly falls under the dark YA catagory. But it is also about hope, love, and belonging. It releases this May! To add this novel to your Goodreads lists click here. To pre-order a signed hardback (to ship at the end of May), click here.




55 comments:

  1. Beautiful cover. Congrats and good luck, Heather!

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  2. Looks great. Congratulations! Can I share this on my blog?

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    1. Of course Arla, that's so sweet, thank you. I'm on the road today but if you're email. Address is on your Google profile or your blog, then I'll find it and email the cover announcement to you tonight!

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    2. I'll make it easier on you, you're a busy lady. arla4mom(dot)cook(at)gmail(dot)com. Thanks, Heather!

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  3. Love the cover. Now I'm dying to know what a Puca is. lol

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    1. Thanks Donna! It's an old Irish legend. ;)

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  4. Heather... Your cover is revealed on CSC too! So lovely, as is the story. I still have visuals. I think this one will be the movie. Best of luck my friend, you are a super star!!!

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    1. Aw, thank you Karlene. This one is definitely special to me. I hope my readers will feel the same way.

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  5. Gorgeous cover, Heather. It captures something intangible that touches the soul. And the story sounds really terrific. Sooo happy for you!

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    1. I must admit, your comment kind of made me want to let out a girlie *squee* because that's exactly how this cover makes me feel. Thank you!!!

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  6. Love the cover. Can't wait for the book. :)

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  7. As an equestrian, I can't resist this cover!!!! It's GORGEOUS!!!! Can't wait to read the book.

    Nice job!!!!

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    1. Yay for a fellow equestrian! *high-five* In that case, I think you might really enjoy this one.

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  8. There's something wild, beautiful and uncontained about this cover. I love it :-)

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    1. I love that you feel that way! Thank you, so glad you like it.

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  9. BEAUTIFUL Cover!
    Congratulations Heather!

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  10. Good looking cover and an effective blurb. I think you have a winner here.

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  11. GAAAAHHH! I just want to pet his/her nose! SOOOO Pretty! :)

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    1. He does have that effect on people. Wait until you read about him! ;)

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  12. hi miss heather! i got here from dr lauras blog. she posted about you and your new book.wow! i love that cover! its super cool! your book maybe is a little old for me. i read mostly mg stuff but i read all the hunger games books and was ok with them. so maybe id be ok with your book. it sounds soooo exciting. big hooray for you!
    ...smiles from lenny

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    1. Hi Lenny, thanks for stopping by! So glad to hear that you like the cover and concept. Actually, I would say this is comparable in content with The Hunger Games so if you were okay with that one, you should be okay with this one. :)

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  13. It sounds awesome. And I love the cover. So excited for your great news.

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  14. Love that you are continuing to write about strong heroines who are protecting their own.

    Nice cover. Love the horse's mane -- beautiful lush hair. :)

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    1. I love that you love that! Strong heroines are my favorite. So glad you like the cover too! He is beautiful isn't he?

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  15. The cover is awesome, Heather. Congratulations! And the Puca sounds pretty interesting - I had to look it up on the internet:)

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    1. Thanks Lady Gwen! That's awesome that you looked it up. :)

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  16. Very exciting, Heather! And the horse on it... I can already tell your heart and soul is in this since I know you love horses!! Very cool. Can't wait to read!

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  17. Stunning cover, Heather.

    How exciting for you! I wish you all the best with your exciting new book. This book is certainly going on my reader list.

    ALL THE BEST!

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    1. Thanks, it is so exciting! And I hope you enjoy the read.

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  18. Gorgeous cover! And it sounds amazing too!

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  19. I saw this somewhere else today, I love it! Congratulations Heather :-)

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    1. Thank you Sarah! That means so much. :)

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  20. This sounds amazing, Heather! I love historical fantasy and this one looks great. I love that you put a warning too as I was just reading an article for parents about how books are rated, and I think it's very imprtant to give a heads up. Love the cover as well, what a beauty. :) Congrats!

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    1. Thank you Lindsey! It means a lot to me that the warning is appreciated. And I'm so glad to hear that you love historical fantasy!

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  21. Great cover and the books blurb is definitely intriguing. So excited for you!

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    1. I love that you find it intriguing, yay!

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  22. Gorgeous cover, dark and mysterious. Love it!

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    1. I'm so glad that comes across! Thank you.

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  23. I LOVE this cover!! So beautiful :)

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