Today I’m so excited to help reveal the cover of a debut novella by my friend Shantelle Mary Hannu! As the term “debut novella” implies, A Dream Not Imagined, is her first published work! While it’s not been released I’ve seen some reviews by beta readers and I know I can’t wait to read it! So, with no more gilding the lily and without any further ado, I give to you the cover!
About the Book:
A MAID, a PRINCE, and a DUKE. A GARDENER, a STEPMOTHER, and a secret…
Ellie Abbington, a beautiful yet unassuming young woman, quietly longs for her life to change. Too privileged to associate with the servants—too underprivileged to associate with her own family; she dreams a dream of a prince and a happily ever after.
But it could be that her own stepsisters, conniving Dezmarie and easily-influenced Adelaide, are dreaming the same dream…of the same prince.
In the end, are dreams even all they’re made out to be? Especially with deep and long-hidden secrets about to be unearthed?
A Dream Not Imagined is a non-magical fairytale novella based loosely on the classic tale of Cinderella.
Tentative Release Date: June 2015
About the Author:
Shantelle Mary Hannu was born in the mountainous west, spending her golden childhood years there. Since then, she has relocated time and again with her parents and seven siblings, making cherished memories in both the South and Central United States.
A Christian homeschool graduate, Shantelle has a passion for writing and all things books. From a young age she’s been penning tales with a hope of sharing with the world adventurous and soul-stirring stories that bring glory to God.
A Dream Not Imagined, a fairytale novella, will be her first published book. She’s currently preparing a full-length fantasy novel for publication as well, and working on its sequel.
Shantelle blogs at A Writer’s Heart: http://shantellemaryh.blogspot.com/ about her stories, favorite books and movies (with reviews), healthy wheat-free recipes, and hosts fellow authors, among other things. One of her joys is connecting with fellow writers and readers! You can also find her on:
About the Illustrator:
Natasha H. is an aspiring photographer and also loves drawing and painting. A Dream Not Imagined is the first book she has drawn the cover picture for.
Learn more about her work at her blog.
So exciting! Ok, let her know what you think about the cover in the comments and go add it on Goodreads! When I find out the release date, I’ll say something about it on social media, so stay tuned!
Other Blogs Participating:
Hayden Wand at The Story Girl
Claire Banschbach at Claire M. Banschbach – Thoughts and Rants
Amber Stokes at Seasons of Humility
Ghost Ryter at Anything, Everything
Deborah O’Carroll at The Road of a Writer
Kaiser Writes at …The Adventure Begins
Alyssa-Faith at The American Anglophile
Hannah Williams at The Writer’s Window
Laura Pol at Crafty Booksheeps
Natasha H. at Through My Lens (+ review)
Skye Hoffert at Ink Castles
Jaye L. Knight at Jaye L. Knight’s Blog
Serena at Poetree
Brittney at Brittney’s Book Nook
Jesseca Dawn at Whimsical Writings
Lena K. at Read, Write, Laugh, DANCE
Allison Ruvidich at The Art of Storytelling
Shannon McDermott at Shannon McDermott’s Blog
Tricia Mingerink at The Pen of a Ready Writer