Tuesday, March 21, 2017

DEATH BE NOT PROUD cover reveal and release date/ONCE freebie

Hello, friends! I'm just popping my head in to tell you that the Death Be Not Proud standalone will release on March 27 - next Monday! It will be available in ebook format and also illustrated paperback.

(Once again, the illustrations are by my talented little sister Abigail, who keeps getting better. Click here for a preview!)

You want to see the cover? I know you want to see the cover. Here's the cover!

As usual, I started designing this cover on the side, as I worked on the very first draft of the story. In the end, it went through many, many more drafts than the story itself did!

Design note: that's not actually black there against the red. I tried black, but it didn't stand out well. However, when I altered it to a very very very dark green, the effect was much better. Why? Because green is opposite to red on the colour wheel, which means that the colours contrast more vividly.

And now you know.

Anyway, in case you missed it, Death Be Not Proud was originally released in December 2016 as part of the Once: Six Historically Inspired Fairytales boxset. Which is available right now for free on Amazon, one day only, if you haven't had the chance to read it yet! So, go ahead and grab that if you haven't already, because it also features five other stories besides mine.

But--if you enjoyed the story itself--when Monday comes, do consider nicking off to order the Death Be Not Proud paperback (so that it can sit next to the Rakshasa's Bride paperback on your shelf, looking colourful). I need hardly remind you that Suzannah Rowntree books make excellent birthday presents, paperweights, and flyswatters.

Keep an eye out for the Death Be Not Proud standalone, coming Monday, and add the book on Goodreads while you wait!


Melanie said...

Fabulous! Are you planning on ever doing a illustrated Bells of Paradise someday as well? - that one is my favorite. :)

Suzannah said...

Melanie, I'm so glad you loved THE BELLS OF PARADISE so much! Yes, I would really love to release that, as well as THE PRINCE OF FISHES and any future fairytale novellas, in illustrated paperbacks too. But that will only happen if I can make a profit on existing paperbacks. So, if anyone wants to help, definitely try buying them (and as always, recommending them to your friends, giving them to your friends, or even just leaving reviews on Amazon are all solid, valuable ways you can help authors keep doing what they're doing!).

Lady Bibliophile said...

I am so, so excited to own this in person! I think this is my favorite out of all the fairytales you've done--and I'll definitely be featuring/recommending it to friends! :) <3

Suzannah said...

Aww! I'm so glad thrilled you enjoyed it so much, Schuyler, and thank you so much for recommending it! I think you'll really love the paperback.


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