Saturday, July 13, 2013

Cover Reveal for My New YA, SEE ME!


This little book has been a long time coming.  I wrote it two years ago.  I've always had this sort of obsession with all things Irish, even though I've never been to Ireland.  Maybe it's because my birthstone is an emerald - I don't know.  But I love me some Emerald Isle.

A couple years ago when it seemed like every single mythological and fantasy creature ever known had been turned into a YA novel already, I got the giggles thinking about writing a book with leprechauns.  My husband was like, "Wendy. You cannot write a story with leprechauns.  They are not sexy.  Don't do it." When I pouted he proceeded to laugh at me.

Oh, snap.  Challenge accepted, buddy!

And so the wheels began turning in my wicked little brain.

Since I was starting the story with an unconventional type of creature, I wondered how much different I could make this book than anything else out there.  I wondered how much opposite I could make it from my own Sweet Trilogy books, and still love it.  

Basically, this book started as a crazy challenge to myself.

And I fell in love.

I laughed until my sides hurt.

I wiped away some tears.

I swooned.


I hope you will, too.  But no pressure.  *hugs*


That being said, here is the cover and blurb for my stand-alone Magical Realism YA Romance with a dash of Fantasy... (wow, that was a mouthful)





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Blurb:

While most seventeen-year-old American girls would refuse to let their parents marry them off to a stranger, Robyn Mason dreams of the mysterious McKale in Ireland, wondering how he’ll look and imagining his cute Irish accent. Prearranged bindings are common for magical families like her own, however when she travels to the whimsical Emerald Isle she discovers there’s more to her betrothal and McKale’s clan than she could have imagined. 

What starts as an obligatory pairing between Robyn and McKale morphs over time into something they both need. But one giant obstacle stands the way of their budding romance: a seductive and deadly Fae princess accustomed to getting what she wants—and what she wants is McKale as her plaything. Love, desire, and jealousies collide as Robyn’s family and McKale’s clan must work together to outsmart the powerful Faeries and preserve the only hope left for their people.


Publication Date:  October 1st, 2013




And here is the gorgeous paperback jacket, which is the full picture!








Add See Me to your Goodreads Shelf!  :)


A HUGE "Thank You" to my talented and wonderful friend Carrie McRae for designing the cover!  And she's got one more image she's working on for the book.  SQUEE!  Can't wait for you to see!  If you'd like to support her, here are her social links:

Carrie on Facebook
Carrie on Twitter
Carrie's Website


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When my publisher passed on this book two months ago, I decided I would take the leap and self-publish.  This makes the availability a bit different from my other books, and it cannot be preordered.  The ebook will be available on Kindle, Nook, and probably Kobo for $3.99.  The paperback will only be available via Amazon and Createspace for $10.99.  I apologize for the limited availability.  This is a new adventure for me, and I'm glad to have my agent on board!

Thanks everyone for your continued love and support.  It means the world!

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26 comments:

  1. I love the cover! I love the shamrocks and the magical feel to the atmosphere of the photo!

    I'm very excited about the book! I'm also completely in love with Ireland and so is the bf, so much we plan to eventually move there! Last year I managed to take a short trip to Dublin and fell in love with it even more!

    So excited to get this one! I'm only sad I can't preorder it! ;)

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    1. I'm jealous!! :)
      So glad you like it!

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  2. Wendy, it's so brave to consider self publication and I wish you the very best success with this new book.
    I also can't wait to get me some leprechaun romance!

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  3. Can't wait to read it. It will be interesting to read since there are hardly any books set in Ireland. Bring on October 1st. And being Irish myself I can tell you if you visit Ireland the people here will make you feel at home and the banters greet.

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    1. That's what I've heard! :) It's mine and my husband's #1 vacation choice when we have the time and money. Can't wait!

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  4. LOVE LOVE LOVE! It's so gorgeous! I can't wait to read this!

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  5. The upside of self-publishing is that it'll go down in your own pace, you are in charge and for readers this means to have this wonderful story for a little less money. I'd spend more than 4$ for this pretty though, that's for sure. I can't wait for this story! I'm extremely happy for you and haha, let's make it a sweet happy revenge on our part and make the publisher a little sorry for not having faitj in this story. With everything you said in that introduction post about this baby, I realized that it was basically all that people (at least most of the ones whom I talk to daily) WANT in a story, but authors/publishers don't listen to their pleas and wishes so yeah.. I think this book definitely has a market. Besides, it's written by you :-) YAY!!! I hope your success will continue and congrats! Also, congrats on the cover artist for such a beautiful cover, it's truly gorgeous:-) *hugs*

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    1. *hugs back* You're always so supportive, Siiri. I can't thank you enough for the encouragement!

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  6. It's absolutely beautiful, and I am so glad you decided to push ahead with See Me!! Can't wait to have a copy on my shelves!! I'll have to get this one signed, too, of course!! =)

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    1. Thanks! Let's get coffee this fall! Maybe at the B&N. I'll bring books. :)

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  7. The cover looks so amazing Wendy! Congrats. Can't wait to add it to my shelf.

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  8. The cover of See Me is so beautiful!!! I love it! Congrats on self-publishing!

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  9. Can't wait for this! You know I'm a sucker for Kai so I look forward to meeting McKale! I'm also super psyched your joining the self-pub ranks..all stories deserve to be told and there is still a huge PN/Fantasy market out there even if publishers don't think so.

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    1. Thanks Michele! And this story is actually upper YA, borderline NA, so I think it's a good fit for the e-book crowd at this time. Hope everyone will enjoy it as much as I do. :)

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  10. Such a beautiful cover! I'm glad you're going ahead with this - it sounds like something I'd like, plus I've never read anything about leprechauns before. I'm very interested in how you'll work with them. I'm definitely going to be reading/buying!

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  11. VERY excited to read this one -- Jenny at Supernatural Snark turned me on to it. But now I have to wait until OCTOBER?!? I'm gonna kill the girl. I'm super-excited about the Irish aspect. I'm a lover of all things Scottish myself but I do so adore the Irish boys (and beer...and shamrocks...and music) so YAY!!

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    1. Yay! Thanks for stopping by, Mary! Don't you just love Jenny? :)

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  12. GORGEOUS cover. I'm really excited for this one, Wendy. I loved Sweet Evil, and I can't wait to see where you take us with leprachauns! :)

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  13. oh my gosh you make me so excited about your new upcoming book x)
    will this book is going to be in my country? can't wait to read it, sis .
    xx, sara.

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  14. My Cover Whore swoons!!! Holy moses this is gorgeous! I can't wait to review it & introduce my followers to it!!

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  15. That cover is so pretty! I am super duper excited that you decided to self-publish! This book sounds so different and interesting. I cannot wait to get my hands on it. *makes grabby hands* :D

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