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--transport across the Atlantic Ocean and exile to the colony of North Carolina--he's indentured as a blacksmith to Edmund Carey, prosperous owner of Severn Plantation. The arrangement devastates the Scot who mourns the life he lost and finds life on a slave plantation intolerable. Unwittlingly, Alex is drawn into the plight of Carey's slaves, particularly those connected to Carey's stepdaughter, Joanna.

A mistress longing for a different life, Joanna Carey is expected to wed the plantation's overseer, Phineas Reeves, who has no patience for her kinder vision for Severn's future. For guidance, Joanna relies on itinerant minister Reverend Pauling, who travels to the plantation seasonally, bringing the gospel to all with ears to listen.

Despite his grown bond with Joanna, Alex longs to break the chains of servitude and forge his freedom, until he's face with the choice that hounds him: continue down his destructive, rebellious path or embrace the faith of a man like Pauling, whose freedom in Christ no earthly power 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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Amazon
Barnes & Noble
WaterBrook & Multnomah

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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  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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