I know people say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but let’s face facts: we all do it. For good reason, too. I don’t know about you, but I’m generally not looking for something specific when I go into a book store. I’m there to browse, to wander through the shelves until the cost of the books I’ve chosen exceed my budget.
When I’m wandering the shelves like that, my first instinct really is to judge a book by its cover. Or by the spines, at the very least. Everything from the colours to the font to the pictures affect whether or not I pick a book up to read the summary on the back.
The cover of Illusionary, by Desiree Williams, would definitely catch my attention enough to make me pick it up. Today, I’m quite happy to be helping reveal it to the world. Click on through to check it out, then read on to the end of the post for your chance to win a copy.
Isn’t that pretty? I love the colours; the pinks and purples complement each other so well, and they possess such a dream-like quality. It seems perfect for the summary. Speaking of which….
About the book
Dorothy got sucked into a tornado.
Alice fell down a hole.
Wendy flew to Neverland.
Kamryn? She tripped down the stairs.
Now, Kamryn Kensington finds herself in a strange new world. Within minutes of her arrival, she dodges an archer’s arrow and avoids getting sliced up by a cosplay reject holding a dagger to her throat. And that’s before the storyteller’s breath brings stories to life.
Home is the mission—to return to her family and pursue her life’s dream of art and travel. Yet the longer she’s in the Land of Ur, the harder it is not to feel for the people she meets. Even her artistic side can’t help but breathe in the beautiful wonder and magic of this new world. So when the Oracle hands her a different quest, she takes it on the condition he sends her home afterward.
No one thought to warn her of a jealous queen and her dragon minions. Or that, by helping her, the cute storyteller would go crazy. Or that her heart would rip in two when she left. Those would’ve been great facts to know ahead of time.
Considering that nothing in Ur is what it seems, the mission proves to be more than she ever imagined. But more than her own future will be in jeopardy if Kamryn doesn’t succeed.
About the author
Desiree Williams is a dreamer by day and chocoholic by night. She lives in the beautiful state of Kentucky with her husband and daughter, where she juggles life as a wannabe supermom. Desiree is a lover of food and avoider of dirty dishes. She delights in making people laugh and strives to bring hope and love with her wherever she goes.
You can find out more about Desiree and her books at www.desireewilliamsbooks.com