Cover Review | Dissonance by Mariella Hunt

We’re so excited to reveal the cover for Mariella Hunt’s first book, Dissonance! There’s a haunting simplicity to it that echoes the themes of disability (yay for diversity!), isolation, and hollow promises. And now that I’ve made the necessary musical puns, feast your eyes on this cover:

Fifteen-year-old Allie Grant lives crippled by her illness. Though kept in isolation, she’s never alone: A spirit named Song lurks in the silence of her bedroom.

When Song reveals its dark nature on the night of her recital, the show ends in tragedy. Verging on death, Allie’s taken in by an uncle she’s never met.

Julian claims to be a Muse with power over music and answers that’ll heal her. The cure she needs is rare, requiring of him a difficult sacrifice. Allie soon suspects her uncle has a secret that’ll turn her world around.

But with days left to live, she might fade without learning the truth…like the finishing chord of a song.

About the Author

Mariella Hunt is a writer with a strong love for coffee and guinea pigs. She likes using big words in everyday speech, and keeps journals of quotes from the greats. Most days you’ll find her on a well-loved armchair, reading–or working on one of her many projects. As she cannot stick to an outline, she rewrites way too much.

To learn more about Dissonance, follow her on Facebook and Twitter–or visit her website.

Thanks to Mariella for letting us show this to the world! It’s great to be able to support diverse representation and self-pubbed novelists at the same time.


Cover Reveal | The Rose Master by Valentina Cano

We’re so thrilled to be able to reveal the cover for the newest upcoming title from REUTS Publications – Valentina Cano’s The Rose Master! Billed as “Beauty and the Beast” meets Jane Eyre,  this YA historical/horror novel sounds right up our alley, and we’re definitely looking forward to reading it.

And you should be excited about the cover itself as well! REUTS has a strong track record of beautiful designs for its books. It’s truly one of the finest indie publishers out there, and it’s growing fast.

Now, without further ado, feast your eyes on the lovely, chilling cover of The Rose Master!


Here’s a blurb, for those of you who are, like us, already getting grabby hands:

The day Anne Tinning turns seventeen, birds fall from the sky. But that’s hardly the most upsetting news. She’s being dismissed from the home she’s served at since she was a child, and shipped off to become the newly hired parlor maid for a place she’s never heard of. And when she sees the run-down, isolated house, she instantly knows why:

There’s something wrong with Rosewood Manor.

Staffed with only three other servants, all gripped by icy silence and inexplicable bruises, and inhabited by a young master who is as cold as the place itself, the house is shrouded in neglect and thick with fear. Her questions are met with hushed whispers, and she soon finds herself alone in the empty halls, left to tidy and clean rooms no one visits.

As the feeling of being watched grows, she begins to realize there is something else in the house with them–some creature that stalks the frozen halls and claws at her door. A creature that seems intent on harming her.

When a fire leaves Anne trapped in the manor with its Master, she finally demands to know why. But as she forces the truth about what haunts the grounds from Lord Grey, she learns secrets she isn’t prepared for. The creature is very real, and she’s the only one who can help him stop it.

Now, Anne must either risk her life for the young man she’s grown to admire, or abandon her post while she still can.

About the Author:

Valentina Cano is a student of classical singing who spends whatever free time she has either reading or writing. She also watches over a veritable army of pets, including her five, very spoiled, snakes. Her works have appeared in numerous publications and her poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Web. She lives in Miami, Florida.

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Wow – I definitely approve of this cover! Thanks to REUTS for letting us show it to the world!