Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Cover Reveal: Under the Trees

Today's cover reveal is pretty special. Ashley Maker, the author of her debut UNDER THE TREES, to be published this September, is an ex-Inkie (from the HarperCollins run site, Inkpop), and seeing her come this far with her writing has been an absolutely heart-warming experience.

Under the Trees
Ashley Maker

Desperate to prevent an abusive arranged marriage, Princess Araya flees to a neighboring kingdom, only to land at the mercy of the impulsive Crown Prince Thoredmund, who provides refuge in a secluded forest and teaches her survival skills. Her surprise at the unexpected hold the price has on her heart mirrors his shock at falling for the one girl he can’t have.

As the young couple’s feelings for each other grow, the fragile alliance between the two kingdoms threatens to break apart. With a vengeful duke and an enraged king fast on their trail, Thor and Araya must decide how much they’re willing to risk for love.

Even if staying together means starting a war.

Meet the Author

Armed with a keyboard, microphone, and an energetic imagination, Ashley Maker is a combination author/songwriter from Oklahoma with a passion for all things creative. UNDER THE TREES, a Young Adult blended historical romance, is her debut novel, releasing from Cliffhanger Press, LLC in the fall of 2014. Songs inspired by the book can be heard from Seeking Never, the recording band she sings in with her guitar-playing husband Corey. A newbie vlogger and former editor, Ashley spends much of her time writing, procrastinating on social media, and waging a revision war against pronouns. The rest of her time is spent doting on her daughter and cuddling with myriad family pets, most notably Johnny Cash, cat writing buddy extraordinaire.

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Ready for the cover? It's gorgeous, I promise, and designed by the fabulous Arterismos, and you're going to love it as much as I do:

Under the Trees
Author: Ashley Maker
Genre: YA Historical Romance
Release Date: September 15, 2014
Publisher: Cliffhanger Press, LLC

Pre-Order UNDER THE TREES from Amazon

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  1. Lovely! Silhouettes are always so elegant. Congrats to Ashley!

    1. Thank you, Leandra! I love silhouettes and was really happy that was put into the cover.

  2. Rae, thank you so much for taking part in the cover reveal. It means a lot to me that fellow inkies have stuck with me this long and support this crazy, amazing journey I'm on. :-)

    1. You're so welcome, Ashley! Once an Inkie, always an Inkie; you're practically distant family. Besides, this cover is so gorgeous I couldn't NOT share it. Wishing you the best!