After sitting on this for far too long, I'm finally able to share more info about Long May She Reign. Specifically, the cover! And the blurb!
First, a little more detail about what Long May She Reign is about...
Freya was never meant to be queen. Twenty third in line to the throne, she never dreamed of a life in the palace, and would much rather research in her laboratory than participate in the intrigues of court. However, when an extravagant banquet turns deadly, and the king and his courtiers are poisoned, Freya suddenly finds herself on the throne.
Freya may have survived the massacre, but she is far from safe. The nobles don’t respect her, her councillors want to control her, and with the mystery of who killed the king still unsolved, Freya knows that a single mistake could cost her the kingdom – and her life.
Freya is determined to survive, and that means uncovering the murderers herself. Until then, she can’t trust anyone. Not her advisors. Not the king’s dashing and enigmatic illegitimate son. Not even her own father, who always wanted the best for her, but also wanted more power for himself.
As Freya’s enemies close in and her loyalties are tested, she must decide if she is ready to rule… and, if so, how far she is willing to go to keep the crown.
And then, the cover...
What do you guys think? I really love it. It has a great fantasy feel, with that Hogwarts-esque castle, but the flask and the burner give it a hint of science too, which would make the protagonist Freya very happy. Because sure, she's suddenly the queen of a fantasy world. But first and foremost, she's a scientist. And along with figuring out how to rule a kingdom, she has a pretty big murder mystery to solve.
Massive thanks to Jenna Stempel, who's done the covers for all my books so far, and always knocks it out of the park!
Long May She Reign is already up for preorder on Amazon and Barnes and Noble, so if you like the sound of it, you can order it now and give a little gift to your 2017 self. And more details and preorder options will be coming very soon. :)