Monday, March 12, 2012

Cover Reveal~My Super Sweet 16th Century!



My Super Sweet 16th Century.

I’m so happy to post and share about this book! Rachel is not only my CP, but she’s the best friend I could have ever asked for, and an incredibly gifted writer. I remember when I read through a few pages of My Super Sweet 16th Century, I put it down a second, mouth gaping, and said to me husband. “This book is so going to be published!” So, not so long after, when it was picked up by Entangled Pub, I was totally not surprised and completely thrilled. So, I'm very proud (and excited ), to be a part of this cover reveal and to squee right along with Rachel! So yay to my friend of awesome, Rachel Harris!

Here is the beauty:



Goodreads blurb:

On the precipice of her sixteenth birthday, the last thing lone wolf Cat Crawford wants is an extravagant gala thrown by her bubbly stepmother and well-meaning father. So even though Cat knows the family’s trip to Florence, Italy, is a peace offering, she embraces the magical city and all it offers. But when her curiosity leads her to an unusual gypsy tent, she exits . . . right into Renaissance Firenze

Thrust into the sixteenth century armed with only a backpack full of contraband future items, Cat joins up with her ancestors, the sweet Alessandra and protective Cipriano, and soon falls for the gorgeous aspiring artist Lorenzo. But when the much-older Niccolo starts sniffing around, Cat realizes that an unwanted birthday party is nothing compared to an unwanted suitor full of creeptastic amore

Can she find her way back to modern times before her Italian adventure turns into an Italian forever?

And not only do I have this amazing cover to share, but also an awesome except that showcases Rachel's sick writing skills. Check it out.

Excerpt:

I hear their muffled whispers and understand every Italian word. Every witty comment made at my expense.
It’s like my brain is automatically translating.
I bunch the soft fabric of the dress in my hand and then reach up to feel the ribbon in my hair. I lightly skim my fingers over my chin and feel my lack of zit. I take in the costumes of the crowd, the stench of the animals, and the Italian I can now speak and understand. And suddenly it hits me.
Reyna must have pulled some kind of gypsy mojo.
Maybe this is one of those nifty “change your life” magic scenarios like in the movies. I mean, mostly I’m still expecting to blink and be right back in the midst of overpriced, gaudy tourism, but for now, the gypsy-time-warp explanation is infinitely better than thinking I’ve lost my mind. As I decide to go with that option, I feel my frantic tension melt away.
The growing crowd seems to notice my change in demeanor and begins shooting one another amused looks, but I don’t care anymore. A smile stretches across my face. Evidently, I was wrong earlier; Reyna is a psychic mind reader, because if this is her special brand of bibbity-bobbity-boo, then she made my exact daydream from earlier in the courtyard come to life.
The long red gown, the braided hair, the Italian merchant’s daughter, the time period. I am in Renaissance Florence.
I stare dumbly at the ground, the words and reality sinking in.
I’m in Renaissance Florence! 
Here are some links to find Rachel Harris and to add My Super Sweet 16th Century to your TBR pile. Woot! 

7 comments:

  1. You know how much I love you, girl! Thank you so much... you were my number one cheerleader through this and I lost count of how many times you read through this with me! Your suggestions, comments, and encouragement mean the world to me. Thanks for helping today, like always. <3 <3

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  2. This sounds so awesome! Love the cover and can't wait to read it! :D

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  3. This story sounds amazing and I can't wait to read it. I love LOVE this cover! :D

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  4. This sounds awesome!! Congrats!

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  5. Thanks, guys. Yes, it honestly is amazing. :)

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  6. The cover looks great and the excerpt leaves you with a pile of unanswered questions and wanting more. Well done! :D

    TBR pile: +1

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  7. Couldn't agree with you more, Donald! :) Thanks for stopping by.

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