Cover Reveal Alert!
I was one of the lucky ones who was chosen to reveal My Super Sweet 16th Century by Rachel Harris. I cannot tell you how excited I am to read this as it combines several components I love in literature! YA, check. Historical Fiction, check. Romance, check! From what I can gather it kind of seems like Anna and the French Kiss meets Philippa Gregory, in my opinion. Without further adieu, here is the smashing cover!
And if that didn’t captivate your attention (and it should!) here is an 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!
My Super Sweet 16th Century will be published on September 11, 2012. You can preorder it at the links below:
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