Monday, March 16, 2015

Cover Reveal -- New Emma Clifton Story!

Dear Imps, those of you who read and enjoyed Five Glass Slippers no doubt remember Emma Clifton's wonderful contribution to that collection, her steampunk Cinderella-story, "Broken Glass."

And, though I cannot give away the ending for those of you who haven't read it . . . those of you who HAVE will remember that she left off with a wonderful cliffhanger, primed and ready to continue the adventures of Prince Darcy. I know the moment I read that ending, I wanted to find out what would happen next to that wicked prince and all his evil plans, particularly when his life takes such a turn for the unexpected worse.

Well, my hopes have been satisfied . . . Emma has gone on to tell that continuing adventure, and she will be publishing an e-book version of Darcy's story sometime this summer! Needless to say, I am excited about this. And I was even more excited when Emma hired me to do the cover design for her project.

Would you like to see how that cover turned out? Allow me to present to you . . .



A fairy godmother—in prison? Madeline can’t remember even being a fairy godmother, let alone doing something bad enough to land her in a cell. When a mysterious lady sends her back to her old village with cryptic instructions and no answers to her many questions, Madeline must find a way to free her father, who has been imprisoned in a tower by a terrible beast. 

First banished by his father the king, then cursed by an angry fairy, Prince Darcy will do anything to escape this fate and achieve revenge and power. Just when he thinks his chance has arrived, by some cruel trick of fate a girl from his past returns and once again wreaks havoc on his life. Worse still, he begins to question what he truly desires.

COMING SUMMER 2015
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What do you think, dear readers? Are you ready to return to Emma Clifton's crazy/funny/snarky world?

16 comments:

ghost ryter said...

YAY!! Broken Glass was one of my favorites of the collection, and I can't wait to read this! The cover looks great! :D

Sarah said...

YESSSSS. I need this book now. The cover looks amazing, and the synopsis sounds equally awesome. :D

Joy said...

THis is so exciting! I loved Broken Glass, and I am glad Emma is doing a sequel to it with a Beauty and the Beast twist. Wow, Anne Elisabeth, this cover design is GORGEOUS!

I hope Emma would think of making her story into a paperback eventually :)

Meredith said...

Congratulations, Ms. Clifton! I loved Broken Glass and really wanted to learn more about Darcy, so this is super exciting! Loved the title, too. Hope to be able to read it. Best wishes with your writing.

Rebeka B. said...

Ohhh, this is a lovely, quirky yet ominous cover! It actually reminds me of a Diana Wynne Jones book! :D

Merenwen Inglorion said...

*laughter of a satisfied bookworm*
Yes, yes, yes!!! I was hoping Darcy's journey would continue! Thank you, Emma Clifton! :D

Beautiful cover, Mrs. Stengl! How much you charge for cover designs? :)

God bless,
-Merenwen

Anne Elisabeth Stengl said...

Thanks, everyone! I am excited for Emma and had a lot of fun creating this cover image for her. If you look at the title page of "Broken Glass" in FIVE GLASS SLIPPERS, you'll see that we used the same font . . . so there's a little series consistency.

@Merenwen Inglorion--The prices for my cover designs vary according to project. And I take VERY few commissions at this stage due to time constraints. Emma's story was a bit of an exception since she's one of our Rooglewood Press authors . . . But I'll let all of you know if I start doing cover design on a larger scale than I do currently!

Tracey Dyck said...

I was hoping she'd write a sequel! This looks amazing! And I agree with Joy, a paperback version would be great. But if that doesn't happen, I'll have to see about getting my digital hands on the ebook. ;)

@Mrs. Stengl: I was going to ask a similar question about your cover design work, but you've basically answered it. :) Your artwork and covers are always scrumptious, so I'm keeping you in mind as a future possibility... But I totally understand the time constraints. Do you know of others who do cover art and such? (Just thinking ahead--my own projects aren't quite at this stage yet!)

Hannah said...

THIS IS SIMPLY TOO THRILLING!

Jenelle Leanne said...

Yay! I was so hoping to find out more about Darcy at some point! So excited! Is she planning on doing a paperback version at any point?

Anne Elisabeth Stengl said...

I'm pretty sure Emma's plan for paperback is to see how the ebook does and, if it's selling pretty well, offer a paperback later. Which I think is a very smart move on her part! I have no doubt the ebook will sell well, and I fully expect to see the print book in months to come . . . :)

Katie Grace said...

Whoah. That cover! 0.0
You have such talent, Anne!
And I hope to be able to read Darcy's upcoming adventures, Emma. :D

Savannah Jezowski said...

I was so hoping there would be a second installment!! Cannot wait!

Anonymous said...

Looks exciting!
Jemma

Meagan Myhren-Bennett said...

Love the cover - somewhat ominously Gothic!

Ana @ Butterflies of the Imagination said...

That cover is so gorgeous. I also love how it says "bestselling author" on it. That must be so cool for Emma.