An Echo of the Fae Cover Reveal!

good morning, cyberspace!

Today, I have a very, very, very, very exciting post for you all! Recently, Jenelle Schmidt–author of The Minstrel’s Song series, ‘Twas an Evening in Bethlehem, and many other delightful books which you can find right here–sent out a call for bloggers to help spread the word about her newest release–an original fairytale titled An Echo Of The Fae. And I–being the very lucky bean that I am–was able to sign up to help out with the cover reveal!!

(and also the actual book release, but shhh. you’ll hear more about that later. . .!)

Obviously, if you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’ll know that I absolutely adore Jenelle. She’s like the fairy godmother of indie publishing, and her Self-Publishing Summer School series is something that I think every aspiring author should read–especially if you, like me, are interested in learning more about the indie side of publishing. So when I discovered that I actually had the chance to help celebrate the release of her newest book baby, I was over the moon excited.

And I’m possibly even MORE excited for you guys to see this cover today!!! I don’t even know the right words to describe it. Whimsical? Enchanting? Absolute perfection in every way? I’m honestly squealing just looking at it in my email. Which DEFINITELY ISN’T WEIRD AT ALL, HOW DARE YOU.

Ahem. So I should probably share it with you all now, right? Right. I’m pretty sure that’s how a cover reveal works. . . *laughs nervously*

All right, folks! Without any further ado, allow me to introduce you to the absolutely stunning cover for An Echo of the Fae!

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THE BLURB

Echo enjoys the peace and solitude of the Faeorn forest, regardless of how strange spending time in the “haunted” wood seems to others.

But on the cusp of her thirteenth birthday, the discovery of a family secret reveals why Echo has never been drawn to the sea like her mother. This discovery shakes the foundations of her world and sends Echo on a quest, not merely into the forest, but into the heart of the fae-lands themselves, to rescue the sister she didn’t know existed.

Elves, dragons, and fairy courts will put Echo’s wit and resolve to the test. But with time running out for her sister, will Echo even be able to save herself?

A fairytale adventure perfect for fans of The Secret of Roan Innish and The Girl Who Drank the Moon.

PRAISE FOR AN ECHO OF THE FAE

“Enthralled by the terror, charm, riddles, and beauty of a richly depicted fae world, I devoured this marvelous book in two sittings! Readers of all ages will love Echo, a heroine strong in her weakness, clever and resolute amid her doubt and fear. An Echo of the Fae is sure to satisfy lovers of adventure and faery!” — J.M. Stengl, author of The Faraway Castle Series

OH. MY. GOODNESS. First of all, let’s talk about the cover, shall we? Because is this the most beautiful cover in the whole entire universe, or what? The font. The forest. The whole enchantment of it all. . . I am literally in love with this cover, okay? I’ve been squealing ever since I found it in my inbox.

BUT CAN WE ALSO TALK ABOUT THAT BLURB, THOUGH??? I don’t know about you guys, but this sounds like it’s going to become one of my all-time favorite books of ever. It has the makings of everything I absolutely adore in a book–a precious protagonist, mysterious fae, creepy forests, FAIRYTALES. Not only that, but it’s geared towards 12-to-13-year olds, and that’s kind of where I’m finding my reading tastes to be leaning towards lately???

(I’m not entirely sure what this means for my mental state, but it’s fine. I’m sure this is perfectly normal for a twenty-year-old.)

So yeah. Suffice to say, this is a book that I am very excited about. Later this month I’ll be back with my full–hopefully non-spoilery–review of this book, but until then, allow me to leave you with a beautiful snippet from this beautiful book!

A SNIPPET FROM AN ECHO OF THE FAE

My earliest memory returns often in my dreams. My mother’s soft smile caresses me as she bends down to kiss my forehead, my own tiny hand reaching up and trying to capture a lock of her long red-gold hair between clumsy fingers that refuse to obey my wish. A soft, sweet humming fills the memory, a tune that is both dear and yet unfamiliar. Eyes filled with love gaze down at me, and a gentle laugh, a man’s laugh, fills the room. Strong arms encircle us both, my mother and me, and I know I am perfectly safe. Perfectly loved.

Another sound permeates the memory: a rhythmic, rushing, liquid sound I do not recognize, but which fills me with a deep longing that threatens to burst out of my chest and leave me completely hollow. In the dream, it is merely a subtle noise in the background, but when I wake I feel a desperate need to find its source. Sometimes the longing clutches me so tightly that it leaves me gasping, desperately sucking in each breath as if through a narrow reed, my lungs screaming as though they have forgotten how to breathe the very air I need to survive.

It is rare to have a memory from such a tender age, especially one so vivid. And yet, that moment is locked in my thoughts with perfect clarity. During the day it grows distant and faded, but it has haunted my sleep in full, vibrant detail each night for nearly thirteen years.

So why is it that the face in my dreams is wholly unfamiliar to me? Why is the mother from my memory a stranger?

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jenelle first fell in love with stories through her father’s voice reading books aloud each night. A relentless opener-of-doors in hopes of someday finding a passage to Narnia, it was only natural that she soon began making up fantastical realms of her own. Jenelle currently resides in the wintry tundra of Wisconsin—which she maintains is almost as good as Narnia—with her knight-in-shining armor and their four adorable hobbits. When she is not writing, she homeschools said hobbits and helps them along on their daily adventures… which she says makes her a wizard.

Follow Jenelle around the interwebs to get news about latest releases and her writing adventures:


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FIND THE DESIGNER!

This beautiful cover was designed by Savannah Jezowski from Dragonpen Press! You can find out more about Savannah at her website down below, as well as join the Dragonpen Press Facebook group!

WEBSITE

FACEBOOK GROUP

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talk to me, peasants!

  • is anyone else super excited about the arrival of this book? I have had SO MUCH FUN getting to be a part of this cover reveal, but I’ll be honest–it’s making me super impatient for this book to be released. XD Only 19 more days until it’s out in the universe and I can squeal about it without worrying about spoilers!!! MEEP!
  • what sorts of things compose your favorite kinds of books? For me it’s a mixture of the fantastical, the whimsical, and the strange. Fairytales are a wonderful example of this, which is probably why I love them so much. . .

and most important of all. . .

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THIS GORGEOUS COVER???

I’ve seen a lot of covers in my day, but my goodness. This probably has to be one of my personal favorites.

As always, let’s talk about ALL OF THE THINGS! down in the comments below! And until next time. . .

10 thoughts on “An Echo of the Fae Cover Reveal!

  1. Awwww, Kenzie… “the fairy-godmother of indie publishing”??!?! That’s… WOW. Thank you. I still feel so much like I’m just muddling through all these waters myself, so I’m absolutely thrilled that you find anything I share to be useful.

    And thank you for this super sweet cover reveal post!! I’m sooooo happy that you like the cover so much!

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    • YOU REALLY ARE, THOUGH. Seriously, if I ever decide to go down the indie publishing route (and it’s looking like a very viable option at this point. XD) I’m probably going to bombard you with some questions… (if you’re okay with that, obviously. XD) AND YES!!! Your blog is one of my absolute FAVORITES!! And also your books. (I just started reading Echo of The Fae last night (the one download STILL didn’t work, but the PDF did! and OH. MY. GOODNESS. I cannot wait to write a review for this… And also buy a copy. XD)

      Thank you so much for letting me be a part of the cover reveal street team!! This was so much fun!! <333

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      • I welcome all questions! I love helping other authors!!

        I do not know what is wrong with that file. It’s been weird for a couple of other people, and worked perfectly fine for some, so that’s sooooo strange. Internet gremlins is the only obvious answer to that issue.

        *nods*

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    • Okay, so I don’t want to give away any spoilers or anything, but … I just started reading my ARC copy and…. *whispers* the book is even better than the cover…??? I DID NOT KNOW THIS COULD BE POSSIBLE. *flails for eternity*

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  2. I’ve literally been drooling over this thing since the first moment I saw it tooooo. It’s just… *clutches heart* IT IS EVERYTHING. So whimsical and magical and beautiful and AKJSLDJKF:LKJDF. And the story inside is JUST as magical! I cannot waaaait to flail to the world about it later this month. IT’S SO GOOD.

    And oh my goodness, Jenelle IS the fairy godmother of indie publishing! THAT IS SUCH A PERFECT TITLE FOR HER. She’s amazing! <333

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    • I AM SO GLAD I WAS NOT THE ONLY ONE DROOLING OVER THIS. XD It’s actually everything I’ve been wanting in a middle grade recently?? I’ve been craving a good MG novel, and this….this is perfect… (oh my goodness yes!!!!! I started reading my ARC copy last night and I cannot WAIT for the rest of the world to be able to get their hands on it!!! [and also buy a copy of it for my shelf. this is one that I DEFINITELY want in physical copy. XD])

      I THINK WE SHOULD MAKE HER A PIN OR BADGE OR TROPHY OR SOMETHING. This needs to be an actual thing because it is the TRUTH.

      (also I’m so so happy you’re on the street team for this, too!! CAN WE SQUEAL TOGETHER???? I saw your name in the email and I’m like YES!!!! MY EXCITEMENT IS COMPLETE!!!)

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