Saturday, April 25, 2015

Guest Cover Reveal! Shantelle Mary Hannu

  I'm always excited to hear that fans of my books are taking the scary step and beginning to share their own work with others! I well remember being there... writers are a 'quiet type', and it's a big leap for the secretive creativity that grows best tucked away safe and sound in the deepest parts of your mind, slowly unfurling it's mysteries to no one but the inner eye.

 But a writer can't grow by keeping everything hidden, and so putting one's efforts out there is a necessary step... and one that can be very intimidating!
 I know it took me a long, long time before I even showed my sisters what I'd been writing when no one was around...!!!
 But a fan and reviewer, Shantelle Mary Hannu, is now taking that step, and is preparing to release her first work; a Cinderella retelling.
 She's collaborated with a friend to make up the cover art for her, and today is her cover reveal, the first step toward release!!!


About the Book

A MAID, a PRINCE, and a DUKE. A GARDENER, a STEPMOTHER, and a secret...

     Ellie Abbington, a beautiful yet unassuming young woman, quietly longs for her life to change. Too privileged to associate with the servants—too underprivileged to associate with her own family; she dreams a dream of a prince and a happily ever after.

     But it could be that her own stepsisters, conniving Dezmarie and easily-influenced Adelaide, are dreaming the same dream...of the same prince.

     In the end, are dreams even all they're made out to be? Especially with deep and long-hidden secrets about to be unearthed?
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A Dream Not Imagined is a non-magical fairytale novella based loosely on the classic tale of Cinderella.

Tentative Release Date: June 2015

  "Great job, Shantelle Mary! You've done a really good job with putting your Cover Reveal Tour together, and I look forward to seeing where you go in future!!" E. Kaiser Writes

About the Author

     Shantelle Mary Hannu was born in the mountainous west, spending her golden childhood years there. Since then, she has relocated time and again with her parents and seven siblings, making cherished memories in both the South and Central United States.
     A Christian homeschool graduate, Shantelle has a passion for writing and all things books. From a young age she’s been penning tales with a hope of sharing with the world adventurous and soul-stirring stories that bring glory to God.
     A Dream Not Imagined, a fairytale novella, will be her first published book. She’s currently preparing a full-length fantasy novel for publication as well, and working on its sequel.
     Shantelle blogs at A Writer’s Heart: about her stories, favorite books and movies (with reviews), healthy wheat-free recipes, and hosts fellow authors, among other things. One of her joys is connecting with fellow writers and readers! You can also find her on:
Twitter: @shantellemary
Google+: Shantelle H. 
Pinterest: ShantelleH. 

About the Illustrator

     Natasha H. is an aspiring photographer and also loves drawing and painting. A Dream Not Imagined is the first book she has drawn the cover picture for.
     Learn more about her work at her blog:

Bloggers Participating in the Cover Reveal

HaydenWand at The Story Girl

Amber Stokes at Seasons of Humility

Ghost Ryter at Anything, Everything

Deborah O’Carroll at The Road of a Writer

E. Kaiser Writes at E. Kaiser Wrties-A-Blog

Alyssa-Faith at The American Anglophile

Hannah Williams at The Writer’s Window

Laura Pol at Crafty Booksheeps

Natasha H. at Through My Lens (+ review)

Skye Hoffert at Ink Castles

Jaye L. Knight at Jaye L. Knight’s Blog

Serena at Poetree

Jesseca Dawn at Whimsical Writings

Allison Ruvidich at The Art of Storytelling

Shannon McDermott at Shannon McDermott’s Blog

Tricia Mingerink at The Pen of a Ready Writer


Shantelle H. said...

Thanks so much for being part of the reveal, E. Kaiser! IS a scary step, so I appreciate having your help! :)

Hope you will enjoy A Dream Not Imagined if you read it someday, :)


E. Kaiser Writes said...

Sure thing, Shantelle Mary! :-)
And I'll have to stop by the other tour spots and see what everyone else said!!!
Best wishes on your authorial journey!