Are you ready to return to Eyrinthia?
I'm excited to share the cover and blurb for Royal Spy (Fate of Eyrinthia #2), along with some trivia about the cover!
A DECOY recruited to be a spy.
A PRINCE compelled to become an assassin.
A SERJAH pressured by an unwanted crown.
A WORLD covered in shadows.
Mere months ago, Clare was just a kitchen maid. Now, she is a decoy for Princess Serene and a novice spy, caught in the royal family's web of secrets. While journeying to Mortise to finalize the princess’s betrothal to Serjah Desfan, Clare lives for the stolen moments she has with Bennick, the bodyguard who is quickly claiming her heart. But when a notorious assassin is hired to kill her, Clare’s life and the alliance hang in the balance.
In Ryden, Grayson prepares to leave for Mortise with his brother, Liam. Their orders are to ignite a war between their enemies, and Grayson has been tasked with assassinating Princess Serene. It may cost his soul, but he is ready to comply, as long as he gets something in return: freedom for Mia, the girl he loves. But the more time he spends with his brother, the more he begins to wonder if Liam is what Grayson wishes he had the courage to be . . . a traitor.
Desfan feels trapped. By his disapproving council, his impending marriage to a stranger, and the imminent arrival of enemy princes who may not want the peace they profess. When a dangerous drug threatens his people, Desfan jumps at the chance to rely on his swords instead of politics. But his investigation uncovers more than he bargained for—a plot that may destroy Mortise from within.
Eyrinthia hovers on the edge of war. Spies. Rebels. Traitors. All must choose a side.
Isn't the cover gorgeous? Many thanks to the extremely talented K. M. Frost for her brilliant design! (Yes, she is my sister as well as a designer, author, and a million other things!)
There are so many things I love about this cover, but here are some fun facts:
I knew I wanted this cover to feature Desfan, since we get into his head in Royal Spy. When we first started looking at models, I wasn't really loving the options--until I spotted him. Why? BECAUSE HE IS DESFAN! Let me explain. When I write, I find images for all my main characters (and some secondary ones) because it helps me get a feel for them and I'm able to describe them better. This model is the SAME model I found for Desfan years ago. So, literally, as my sister was scrolling through options, we saw him and both went: "It's Desfan!"
The castle is actually a real castle I visited in 2019. It's located in Trieste, Italy. Some photoshopping liberties were taken to make it more of a Mortisian sandstone, though :)
Desfan is a prince (excuse me, serjah) but I didn't want him to have a crown on the cover, because he doesn't want to rule. The red clothing gives him a more royal look, but you'll notice he still has his dual swords, LOL. I'm so excited for you to meet him! (Also, notice the black ring. I won't tell you why, but once you read the book, you'll know :)
ROYAL SPY comes out May 20th!
Pre-order the Kindle version of ROYAL SPY here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08Y8C69P6?ref
***Hardcover edition pre-order will be coming soon!***
If you pre-order the book, be sure to fill out this form so you can get an EXCLUSIVE short story from Bennick's POV: https://forms.gle/j2pzc8jEDmpqmzdY6
Bennick is a royal bodyguard, prepared for anything--except Clare Ellington. THE DECOY AND THE BODYGUARD is a scene from ROYAL DECOY in Bennick's POV, which follows their first day together. Of course, things go terribly wrong . . .
This exclusive short story will be emailed to you after ROYAL SPY releases on May 20th. Thank you for pre-ordering!