Today, we’re delighted to be hosting a stop on the official blog tour for Ever the Brave by Erin Summerill – the sequel to Ever the Hunted. Erin stops by with a guest post about seeing her book cover for the first time – and be sure to keep reading for your chance to win a copy of the book!
I love the color red. I wear it all the time. Lipstick. Sweaters. Jewelry. Headbands. Red is my go-to color. This is probably because in the fourth grade Donnie Sullivan told me, “You look good in red.” Ever since then I’ve been sold on the color.
As an author, I have a lot of say about what goes into a novel, but very little about what goes on the outside. I was so thrilled with the cover for Ever The Hunted. I had this irrational fear that there would be a sort of let-down when I saw the Ever The Brave cover. The day the email came from my editor, I opened it with one eye shut and one eye squinted. I told myself that I would be happy with anything. The red cover popped up on the email and I screamed! I jumped around the house, squealing and crying with joy. Red and gold and so RED I couldn’t stop crying from happiness.
I love my cover. It is everything I could’ve ever hoped for.
Ever the Divided. Ever the Feared. Ever the Brave.
After saving King Aodren with her newfound Channeler powers, Britta only wants to live a peaceful life in her childhood home. Unfortunately, saving the King has created a tether between them she cannot sever, no matter how much she’d like to, and now he’s insisting on making her a noble lady. And there are those who want to use Britta’s power for evil designs. If Britta cannot find a way to harness her new magical ability, her life—as well as her country—may be lost.
The stakes are higher than ever in the sequel to Ever the Hunted, as Britta struggles to protect her kingdom and her heart.
Seventeen year-old Britta Flannery is at ease only in the woods with her dagger and bow. She spends her days tracking criminals alongside her father, the legendary bounty hunter for the King of Malam—that is, until her father is murdered. Now outcast and alone and having no rights to her father’s land or inheritance, she seeks refuge where she feels most safe: the Ever Woods. When Britta is caught poaching by the royal guard, instead of facing the noose she is offered a deal: her freedom in exchange for her father’s killer.
However, it’s not so simple.
The alleged killer is none other than Cohen McKay, her father’s former apprentice. The only friend she’s ever known. The boy she once loved who broke her heart. She must go on a dangerous quest in a world of warring kingdoms, mad kings, and dark magic to find the real killer. But Britta wields more power than she knows. And soon she will learn what has always made her different will make her a daunting and dangerous force.
Erin Summerill was born in England. After spending years bouncing between Air Force bases in Hawaii, England, and California, her family settled in Utah, where Erin graduated with a B.A. in English from Brigham Young University. She had aspirations to write the next great American novel, but writing proved tougher than she first thought. So she grabbed a Nikon and became a professional photographer while crafting manuscript after manuscript. The scenic detour of shooting weddings across the United States, as well as internationally, provided world-building inspiration. It gave her the vision to draft her debut YA fantasy, EVER THE HUNTED. Now when she isn’t writing, or shooting a wedding, she’s chasing her four kids, two dogs, one cat, and five chickens. This could be why she downs massive amounts of Coke Zero and Hot tamales.
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