I am excited to do another cover reveal. This time for Finding Meara by Lara Schiffbauer.
I got to be involved with her process for choosing covers, and that was cool! Getting to see the great choices she had. And she picked the one I liked best! (Of course I think she and everyone else liked it best too.) At that time I hadn't read any of her story, but now I'm a little ways into it. And her cover is a fantastic fit to the story. And I can't wait to see what happens.
Okay. So I'm done rambling. You don't really want to hear from me anyways. You're here to find out more about Lara's book.
So here it is.
February 2013 release date
To keep her safe, privileged Hazel Michelli’s parents never told her she was adopted. She found out the truth when the danger her parents feared ripped apart the front door of her Denver penthouse and stole her away to the Realm, an alternative land where magic and monsters exist.
Hazel escapes back to Colorado with the help of a friendly Firecat, but not before she has a terrifying family reunion with her sadistic birth father, Lucian. She learns Lucian must sacrifice a daughter to maintain immortality. When his planned sacrifice–Hazel’s half-sister Meara–went missing, he sent his minion to find her and got lucky when he found Hazel instead. With her blood Lucian not only maintains his immortality, but obtains unlimited power to take over the Realm. Hazel is moved to the top of the sacrificial short list.
Home once again, Hazel wants to hide until the sacrificial window closes and then reclaim her comfy life. But Meara remains in danger, and Hazel is the only one who can return to the Realm to save her. Afraid, yet compelled by her adoptive parents to protect her newfound sister, Hazel races between both worlds, searching for the little girl while attempting to stay one step ahead of Lucian. Their lives, and
the future of the Realm, leave her no room for failure.
Lara Schiffbauer is a writer, licensed clinical social worker, mother of two, wife of one, and a stubborn optimist. She loves Star Wars, Lego people, science, everyday magic and to laugh. Finding Meara is her debut novel.
You can find Lara here.