Wednesday, October 17, 2018

The King's Mercy: cover reveal

Introducing....


For readers of Sara Donati and Diana Gabaldon, this epic historical romance tells of fateful love between an indentured Scotsman and a daughter of the 18th century colonial south.
When captured rebel Scotsman Alex MacKinnon is granted the king's mercy--exile to the Colony of North Carolina--he's indentured to Englishman Edmund Carey as a blacksmith. Against his will Alex is drawn into the struggles of Carey's slaves--and those of his stepdaughter, Joanna Carey. A mistress with a servant's heart, Joanna is expected to wed her father's overseer, Phineas Reeves, but finds herself drawn instead to the new blacksmith. As their unlikely relationship deepens, successive tragedies strike the Careys. When blame falls unfairly upon Alex he flees to the distant mountains where he encounters Reverend Pauling, itinerate preacher and friend of the Careys, now a prisoner of the Cherokees. Haunted by his abandoning of Joanna, Alex tries to settle into life with the Cherokees, until circumstances thwart yet another attempt to forge his freedom and he's faced with the choice that's long hounded him: continue down his rebellious path or embrace the faith of a man like Pauling, whose freedom in Christ no man can steal. But the price of such mercy is total surrender, and perhaps Alex's very life.

Available for preorder now. Releasing June 4th!

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I realized recently that four out of my six covers to date feature a river. Obviously I write a lot about rivers! Not too surprising though, since river travel was one of the main ways to get about the backcountry and the frontier in the 18th century.

My WaterBook & Multnomah team (cover designers Kristopher Orr and Kelly Howard teamed up to design this one) and I really hope you like this new cover, and the story it promises. Please let me know what you think in the comments!


26 comments:

  1. How lovely and exciting, Lori!

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    1. It sure is. One of my favorite moments in the publishing process is when that cover gets locked.

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  2. Beautiful! I can't wait for June!

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    1. Thanks Brenda! You and me both. :)

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  3. I love the cover and can’t wait to read this.
    Thereadmaster@me.com

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  4. It's lovely, Lori xo

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  5. Very exciting, but June is so far away!

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    1. I know... but at my age I also know it'll be "blink and it's here." :)

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  6. The cover is beautiful and I can hardly wait to read this amazing story of yours!!

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    1. Thank you so much Susan!

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  7. A spectacular Cover, Lori!I can't wait to read this book.

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    1. My cover designers did a bang up job, imo. Thanks, Kendy!

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  8. Love it! Can't wait to read another of your great books!

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  9. Anonymous12:03 PM

    Lovely, can't wait to read it!

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    1. So glad you like it and are looking forward to the story behind it. :)

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  10. It's beautiful! It releases on my anniversary!!

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    1. Hi Andi! Very cool. Hope you enjoy it.

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  11. Can't wait! Its a beautiful cover, and a sure bet I will have sleepless nights in June!

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    1. Ha, it's my aim in life to give you (and many others) a few sleepless nights!

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  12. One of your best covers yet!!

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    1. Right?? I love this one, the subdued colors, the mood, it's a great fit for the story, but you'll have to judge that for yourself come June. :)

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  13. Gorgeous! Can’t wait to read it!

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    1. Thank you! Can't wait for that either. :)

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