Friday, July 19, 2013

Friday Feature: COVER REVEAL!!!!!!!

I am SOOOOOOOOOO excited about this week's Friday Feature! My very very good friend, JoAnna Grace has the cover of her debut to share with the world!

I ADORE this cover and I can't WAIT to read this book!

The gods work in mysterious ways…

Avery McClain is normal. Or so she thinks.

Until her life is shattered and she is rescued by a Thracian warrior. He takes her to the Haven, a realm of safety for the magical race of Olympians. There she discovers her life was meant for a higher calling as the mate of an Olympian Prince.

Her choice will change everything.

Ryse Castille has one job: convince Avery to step into her role as a Divine Grace. As with any mission, there are obstacles to overcome. Including the fact he is captivated by her. Of all the gifts the gods have given him, romance was not included. But Avery belongs to him and he will stop at nothing to protect her.

The enemy might be closer than they think.

Can Avery find the courage to embrace her destiny? Or will evil separate them for eternity?

I cannot WAIT for this book!!!!!!!!! So excited. It should be available and out in August!

The lovely JoAnna Grace has taken over my blog, so without further ado, here's Jo!

The Glass Slipper Revelation.

Do you remember the first time you heard the phrase “dreams come true?” Well for me, it was about the time I was thinking how cool a fairy godmother was. How sweet would it be to wave the wand and Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo: you’re a success!

We all seem to forget that before our dear Cinderella was a Princess, she was a lowly household servant! She worked hard, labored, took flack from her family, and she did it all with humility. But she had an abundance of faith that things wouldn’t be hard forever. And I would say her efforts paid off, wouldn’t you?

It’s easy to think that the real world can’t hold a bit of magic. The trials and troubles of every day life can turn us cold and cynical as our experiences grow. We tuck our dreams away for a more opportune time and some forget them entirely.

I was raised in a single parent household. My mother worked hard to give us what little we had. But my brothers and I learned that if you wanted something, you worked hard, saved your money and bought it yourself.

Practicality was the name of the game. We didn’t live frivolously nor did we go off chasing rainbows and pots of gold. By the time I was ten years old I was doing odd jobs for the people at church. I babysat for some and watered acres of flowers for others. What ever needed to be done.

From that upbringing came the philosophy to find a job/career that put food on the table and gas in the tank. Dreams? Dreams were for people who could afford them. I had to be realistic.

It took a long time for me to break out of that way of thinking. After I met my husband and we had our first child the dreamer in me surfaced again. I knew that I would teach my daughter that she could be anything she wanted to be, that she could make her dreams come true; the sky was the limit. I would do anything to see her soar.

But didn’t that make me a hypocrite? I had to really examine my thinking. Why was it ok for me to teach her to chase her dreams when I didn’t do that myself?

That’s when I had The Glass Slipper Revelation. I was working as an in-home spa girl when I received a plastic version of Cinderella’s famous footwear. I still keep that token on my shelf as a reminder that all it takes is some hard work, a lot of faith, and a big dream to bring the magic back to life.

With the release of Divine Destiny, my debut novel, I will have achieved my dream. Whether I sell one copy or one million copies, I will be able to tell my children (there’s a couple more now!) that I took a chance and made my dreams come true.

What’s your Glass Slipper Revelation?

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  1. This looks great! And the cover is awesome!

  2. Oh, my goodness,JoAnna! What an inspiring post. Congrats on hanging in there and accomplishing your dream. You're role modeling of what you want your kids to believe is super important. Congrats too and the beautiful cover. I'm Tweeting and FBing this.