Friday, June 17, 2016

Exciting Cover Reveal!!!!! Daybreak Rising by @coliver_writes

So I'm super excited to be apart of this cover reveal, mainly because I read the book earlier in the year, and we've had the pleasure of hosting C.K. Oliver on our blog before.

If you don't already notice, f/f romance(stands for female/female) doesn't get as much recognition. We're always on the lookout for f/f, especially if it's inclusive(religiously, racially, disability rep, etc.).

What I liked most about Daybreak Rising is that it's an actually LGBTQ book. I know folks are wondering what I mean by that statement, and a year ago I would've argued the same, but bear with me.

Technically most folks label books LGBTQ, when they really mean a particular letter. If there isn't trans, bisexual, lesbian or other other identities in a book, I believe it should be labeled as such, because I'm often looking for all those if I see the label LGBTQ, and get mighty disappointed when all of it isn't repped.

Daybreak Rising actually has multiple identities represented, as well as racial and disability representation, and after a long awaited announcement, I've just found out it's going to be a trilogy!

Before I go on and on about how awesome this ish is, here's the cover! Add it to you!
On September 21, 2016, the F/F fantasy DAYBREAK RISING will be arriving to an e-readers near you from Torquere Press! Today, we get a first look at the amazing cover, designed by the amazing artist Kris Norris over at Torquere.

Here’s a bit about DAYBREAK RISING:

22-year-old Celosia Brennan spent sixteen years being raised as the heroine her nation needed. A dual-touched Elementalist with both the power to conjure fire and see glimpses of her future, Celosia was the best hope at overthrowing the oppressive Council in a mission called Daybreak, an attempt to secure justice for the massacre of her people and so many others. There’s just one problem: she couldn’t. Celosia broke down after realizing the enormity of her task, and is struggling to make things right while the blood of her fellows stains her hands.

Now branded a failure, Celosia desperately volunteers for the next mission: taking down the corrupt Council with a team of her fellow elementally-gifted mages. Leading the Ember Operative gives Celosia her last hope at redemption. They seek to overthrow the Council once and for all, this time bringing the fight to Valeria, the largest city under the Council’s iron grip. But Celosia’s new teammates don’t trust her—all except for a powerful ice Elementalist named Ianthe who believes in second chances.

With Council spies, uncontrolled magic, and the distraction of unexpected love, Celosia will have to win the trust of her teammates and push her abilities to the breaking point to complete the Ember Operative. Except if she falters this time, there won’t be any Elementalists left to stop the Council from taking over not only her country, but their entire world.
So here it is...The moment we’ve been waiting for...

You can add DAYBREAK RISING to your GoodReads TBR shelf today, and pre-orders should be live from Torquere soon! Be sure to sign up to Torquere Press’s newsletter to be the first to know when DAYBREAK RISING is available for pre-order.

About the author:

Kiran Oliver is a Southern New Hampshire University graduate having majored in Communication with a PR focus. He currently attends Free Code Camp in the hope of earning a certificate in Full Stack Web Development while working as a freelance technology journalist. When he’s not writing for work, he’s creating novels such as DAYBREAK RISING for fun.

When not daydreaming about lesbian pirates, queer lady paladins, or dragons, Kiran can be found at the gym or playing MMOs. He resides in New Zealand with his wife Elizabeth, their cat, Ember, and soon to be a puppy named Zephyr.

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  1. I never thought of it that way. I love the cover!


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