Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Sunbolt Cover Reveal! (& Giveaway!)

Title: Sunbolt
Series Info: Book One of the Sunbolt Chronicles

Book type: Serial Novella


The winding streets and narrow alleys of Karolene hide many secrets, and Hitomi is one of them. Orphaned at a young age, Hitomi has learned to hide her magical aptitude and who her parents really were. Most of all, she conceals her role in the Shadow League, an underground movement working to bring down the powerful and corrupt Archmage Wilhelm Blackflame.

When the League gets word that Blackflame intends to detain—and execute—a leading political family, Hitomi volunteers to help the family escape. But there are more secrets at play than Hitomi’s, and much worse fates than execution. When Hitomi finds herself captured along with her charges, it will take everything she has to escape with her life.

Sunbolt (The Sunbolt Chronicles, #1)

Cover Designer: Jenny Z.

Author Bio:

Intisar Khanani grew up a nomad and world traveler. Born in Wisconsin, she has lived in five different states as well as in Jeddah on the coast of the Red Sea. She first remembers seeing snow on a wintry street in Zurich, Switzerland, and vaguely recollects having breakfast with the orangutans at the Singapore Zoo when she was five. She currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio, with her husband and two young daughters. Until recently, Intisar wrote grants and developed projects to address community health with the Cincinnati Health Department, which was as close as she could get to saving the world. Now she focuses her time on her two passions: raising her family and writing fantasy. Intisar is hard at work on two new projects. The first is a companion trilogy to her debut novel Thorn, following the heroine introduced in her free short story The Bone Knife. The second project, The Sunbolt Chronicles, is a novella series following the efforts of a young mage as she strives to bring down her nemesis, a corrupt and dangerous Arch Mage who means to bring the Eleven Kingdoms under his control.

Three digital Advance Reader Copies of Sunbolt, to be provided to winners by mid-May, preceding the official release date.

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  1. That's gorgeous! I'm really looking forward to reading it!

    - Ellie at The Selkie Reads Stories

    1. Hi Ellie -

      I'm so glad you like the cover! I think Jenny did an awesome job with it. I'd love to hear what you think of Sunbolt when it comes out :)


  2. Hi Sarah -

    Thanks so much for featuring Sunbolt's cover reveal on your blog, and for your ongoing support :) I'm really excited about this new project, and curious to see what you think of it!



  3. I didn't know that Jenny designed this cover. Jenny is one of my absolute fav bloggers. The cover is beautiful. I am very curious about this one. Hopefully someone will be reviewing it soon!

    1. Hi Heidi -

      I saw some of Jenny's work on her blog (some cover redesigns she did as part of contests) and asked her if she would design Sunbolt's cover. She's been thinking about going into cover designing (she's a veteran graphic designer), so she was game--and boy am I glad! I love what she's done here. The actual book will release in June; I'm hoping to have some early reviews up on GoodReads by the end of May :)