Monday, April 29, 2013

Cover Reveal from Query Kombat Host!!!!!!!!

 I am so, so happy to present to you this beautiful cover from the even more beautiful, Michelle Huak, who also is co-hosting the Query Kombat contest with me.

Here is the cover!

The story behind the cover: We all got to pick it! Click this link to find out how. The link also shows the evolution from draft to final copy of the cover. It was really fun, seeing all the possibilities, and I have to say, I love the final cover the best.

The blurby blurb. READ IT. NAO. (Sound out 'nao' with your mouth to know what it means. Took me a while to get it too, don't worry.)
Princess Kindar of Anost dreams of playing the hero and succeeding to her mother’s throne. But dreams are for fools. Reality involves two healthy sisters and a wasting disease of suffocating cough that’s killing her by inches. When her elder sister is murdered, the blame falls on Kindar, putting her head on the chopping block.

No one who survives eighteen years of choke lung lacks determination. A novice wizard, Maladonis Bin, approaches with a vision—a cure in a barren land of volcanic fumes. As choices go, a charming bootlicker that trips over his own feet isn’t the best option, but beggars can’t be choosers. Kindar escapes with Mal and several longtime attendants only to have her eyes opened that her country faces dark times.

Her mother’s decision to close the prosperous mines spurs poverty and joblessness, inciting rebellion and opening Anost to foreign invasion. As Mal urges her toward a cure that will prove his visions, suddenly, an ally turns traitor, delivering Kindar to a rebel army, who have their own plans for a sickly princess.

With the killer poised to strike again, the rebels bearing down, and the country falling apart, she must weigh her personal hunt for a cure against saving her people.

Okay. That sounds incredible.

Michelle Hauck lives in the bustling metropolis of northern Indiana with her hubby and two teenagers. Two papillons help balance out the teenage drama. Besides working with special needs children by day, she writes all sorts of fantasy, giving her imagination free range. A book worm, she passes up the darker vices in favor of chocolate and looks for any excuse to reward herself. Bio finished? Time for a sweet snack.

Her YA epic fantasy, Kindar's Cure, is to be published by Divertir Publishing in May 2013. Her short story, Frost and Fog, was picked up by The Elephant's Bookshelf Press for their summer 2013 anthology.

ANNDDDD, she forgot to mention that she was one of the runner-ups for the "Become an Agent Contest!" with her amazing hamster query! Hmmph. It's okay, I forgive you. (Actually, no, I don't. You just gave me an eternal grudge.)

Check out her Twitter, Blog, and Facebook, and add Kindar's Cure on Goodreads!!!!

Yay, Michelle!!!!

How do you like the cover? The blurb?

Stay tuned for Friday! We are revealing the judges for the Query Kombat contest and also the winners for the Manuscript Nickname Mini-Contest! What would you nickname your manuscript?

See you soon!


  1. Lovely cover! Good luck on your release, Michelle!

  2. That sounds awesome Michelle! I'm already hooked by the blurb *very unique* and the breathtaking cover:)

  3. Pretty cover!

    My ms doesn't have a nickname beyond the title initials.

  4. Love the cover and the blurb! Sounds like a unique story with lots of twists. Congrats, Michelle. I wish you tons of success. :)

  5. Sounds like an amazing book, and the cover is beautiful!!