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Gasp – is this a cover reveal on the blog? Shock! Amazement!

No really, with the guest posts and interviews, cover reveals had to be expected right? But I can say I am utterly thrilled that my darling buddy, Em Shotwell, is the first author whose cover I get to show off here!

So, before I share the pretty – how about taking a gander at the blurb for BLACKBIRD SUMMER (Coming April 5, 2016 from Owl City Press)?

When people hate the unknown, being Gifted is a curse. In the cornerstone of the rural south, Brooklyn, Mississippi, no one dares make eye contact with the strange Caibre family. Until the rewards are worth the cost. The townsfolk come, cash in hand, always at night, to pay for services only a Gifted can provide. No matter the Gifts prevalent in her family, at twenty-one, Tallulah is expected to follow the path laid out for her: marriage, babies, and helping her mama teach the family home school program. She’s resigned to live the quiet life and stay out of trouble…until she meets Logan. An outsider and all around rebel, Logan doesn’t care about her family’s reputation. Yet after a tragic loss wreaks havoc on the crumbling relationship between the Caibres and the townsfolk, Tallulah must decide if love and freedom are worth risking everything.

Gah it sounds like so much fun! I got a glimpse at one of the earlier drafts, and it definitely makes me want to read the final copy! Plus, there’s a short story running around, too – and trust me it’s definitely worth checking out! ;)

So without further ado, on to the cover!

Isn’t it gorgeous?? Love the silhouette style for this one – definitely makes it stand out, in my opinion. Certainly got me intrigued!

But yeah, Em is one of the sweetest people on the internet right now (no really), and her book should TOTALLY be on your Goodreads TBR list!

Em Shotwell is the author of Blackbird Summer (City Owl Press, 2016). She lives in South Louisiana with a husband who spoils her and two mini-superheroes who call her mom. Em think the most interesting characters are the ones who live on the sidelines, and that small towns often hide the biggest secrets. She is inspired by tall tales and local legends.

When she’s not writing about misfits and oddballs, Em enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, and debating Doctor Who facts with her obsessed ten-year-old.

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