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Good friend and author Intisar Khanani’s book Thorn is set to release in March of 2020 and I’m super excited to give you a look at the new cover!!

I LOVE IT SO MUUUUCH! And the story is just as beautiful as the art. A Grimm-inspired fairytale retelling of The Goose Girl, this world is full of intrigue, magic, and a princess faced with a choice between two very different paths.

Official Synopsis:

A princess with two futures. A destiny all her own.

Between her cruel family and the contempt she faces at court, Princess Alyrra has always longed to escape the confines of her royal life. But when she’s betrothed to the powerful prince Kestrin, Alyrra embarks on a journey to his land with little hope for a better future.

When a mysterious and terrifying sorceress robs Alyrra of both her identity and her role as princess, Alyrra seizes the opportunity to start a new life for herself as a goose girl. 

But Alyrra soon finds that Kestrin is not what she expected. The more Alyrra learns of this new kingdom, the pain and suffering its people endure, as well as the danger facing Kestrin from the sorceress herself, the more she knows she can’t remain the goose girl forever.

With the fate of the kingdom at stake, Alyrra is caught between two worlds and ultimately must decide who she is, and what she stands for.

The Pre-order is available HERE

Add to Goodreads HERE

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Now, about that G I V E A W A Y

In celebration of the cover reveal, the author has set up a FAIRYTALE GIVEAWAY with some seriously awesome swag. The prize pack includes:

  • A snowy owl enamel pin
  • A gorgeous quill pen set
  • A “Fairy Dust” candle
  • And a goose feather watercolor painting made by the author on a page from the book
  • PLUS a US $25 Gift Card to a book retailer of your choice.

The prize pack is U.S. only, but there’s also a $25 gift card for those who are outside of the US. Entry is done the same way for both.

HOW TO ENTER:

A Rafflecopter page has been set up to enter in the giveaway which ENDS ON JULY 18TH (next week Thursday!!) so hurry over there now!!

Once again:

The Pre-order is available HERE

Add to Goodreads HERE

This is a truly beautiful story, everyone. If you love fantasy, this is definitely a book you want to get your hands on.

Check out an excerpt below:

At the far end of the corral I spot the white. He watches me, head raised, bright eyes alert. My heart aches for him.

“I don’t know how I’m going to free you,” I say, resting my hand on the wooden rail. Tonight there’ll be a guard posted, and even now the kitchen staff pass the door at intervals, just enough of a presence that I dare not let him out. “Valka’s the sort that will send you to the knacker when she realizes she can’t ride you. I wish you’d gotten away when you could.”

“I chose to stay, princess,” he replies, his voice deep and gentle.

My mouth drops open. What? “Did you—did you just speak?”

The horse seems mildly gratified by my shock. “Yes,” he says.

I can see his mouth move, though his lips don’t quite shape the word that rings in my ears. He’s speaking, out loud, shaping sounds a horse’s mouth has no ability to make.

“But how?”

“I expect that should be obvious.”

I press my hand against the top of my head, as if I might thereby straighten my thoughts. Nothing makes any sense at all, except, perhaps: “Magic?”

He dips his head, for all the world as if he were a courtier.

“Are you cursed?” I demand, letting go of my head to catch the rail between us.

“No,” he says, his voice lightening with amusement. “Not at all. It is my nature to be able to speak. I merely prefer not to flaunt it before your kind.”