Friday, July 22, 2016

Cover Reveal ~ The Rose and the Balloon

Many months ago, one of my dearest blogging friends emailed me to say she'd finished the short story retelling of Beauty and the Beast that she was writing and did I want to beta read it?  I immediately said yes and pounced on it when it appeared in my inbox.  I laughed my way through it and clapped at the end.  Now, Kiri is publishing that story and today, I'm delighted to reveal the cover!

In a kingdom where fauna and flora are held in higher esteem than breakfast, Dmitri is a prince who yearns for change and plans it in a single daring act that will alter his life forever. However, when his demented mother accidentally causes the destruction of a prized garden of roses, Dmitri is horrified when she proposes his hand in marriage to make up for it. Not only will a wife hamper his glorious plans, he doesn't even want one.

Janelle has spent her whole life on her father's rose farm, tending the roses and staying simple. But she really yearns for something greater than the flower beds. But now there's a wrench thrown in the works – the crazy Queen Maeva wants her to marry the prince, and all for ruining her father's beloved roses.

This is Beauty and the Beast with a twist like you've never seen it before.

The Author:
Kirsten Fichter is a twenty-something Christian writer who is trying to find the balance between being one of six kids, a church pianist, a college student, a movie buff, a disaster in the kitchen, and a writing INFP. If you know what the secret is to balancing all of that, she’d be grateful to hear from you. Otherwise, don’t contact her unless you want to send her homemade gingerbread. Or a new piano book. Or an autographed Charles Dickens novel. In the meantime, she’ll be somewhere under a maple tree – trying very hard to finish the seventeen and half other stories she unwisely started all at once.

Connect with Kirsten:
RatB on Goodreads
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  1. Thank you so much, Melody! :D

    Also, I just wanted to tell you that your introductory paragraph made me laugh. I had this sudden mental image of you pouncing on the story... and getting tangled up with the twins' fur rugs. *cough* *sheepish grin* *shrugs*

  2. Beautiful cover! I like it very much! :)

  3. Beautiful cover... catching bio.. and mind boggling summary!!! Looks like Kiri is an interesting author with good tastes ;)


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