Wednesday, June 7, 2017

COVER REVEAL: My very own book, STARSWEPT!!!

Hey everyone! At long last, iiiiiit's COVER REVEAL DAY FOR STARSWEPT!!!! This sweeping YA sci-fi romance by yours truly will be released on August 29 by Snowy Wings Publishing. The cover features photography by Roberto Falck, with graphic design by Streetlight Graphics

Without further ado, here's the cover!

Who's the model, you may ask? That's my amazingly talented kid sister, Angel Fan! She may have gotten the gig through... *ahem*... connections, but she's actually uniquely qualified for it. Not only does she have the right look (that is, Asian American... it was super important to me to feature an Asian girl on my cover), but she also 1) Plays viola (so she knows how to hold the instrument) 2) Dances (good at posing) 3) Is a trained diver and experienced swimmer (the photo shoot was underwater).

I'll be back with a behind-the-scenes post soon! In the meanwhile, here's the book info :-D

Title: Starswept
Author: Mary Fan
Release Date: August 29, 2017
Publisher: Snowy Wings Publishing

Some melodies reach across the stars.

In 2157, the Adryil—an advanced race of telepathic humanoids—contacted Earth. A century later, 15-year-old violist Iris Lei considers herself lucky to attend Papilio, a prestigious performing arts school powered by their technology. Born penniless, Iris’s one shot at a better life is to attract an Adryil patron. But only the best get hired, and competition is fierce.

A sudden encounter with an Adryil boy upends her world. Iris longs to learn about him and his faraway realm, but after the authorities arrest him for trespassing, the only evidence she has of his existence is the mysterious alien device he slipped to her.

When she starts hearing his voice in her head, she wonders if her world of backstabbing artists and pressure for perfection is driving her insane. Then, she discovers that her visions of him are real—by way of telepathy—and soon finds herself lost in the kind of impossible love she depicts in her music.

But even as their bond deepens, Iris realizes that he’s hiding something from her—and it’s dangerous. Her quest for answers leads her past her sheltered world to a strange planet lightyears away, where she uncovers secrets about Earth’s alien allies that shatter everything she knows.

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Mary Fan is a hopeless dreamer, whose mind insists on spinning tales of “what if.” As a music major in college, she told those stories through compositions. Now, she tells them through books. She is the author of the Jane Colt space opera trilogy, the Firedragon YA dystopia/fantasy novellas, and the Fated Stars YA high fantasy novellas. She's also the co-editor of the Brave New Girls YA sci-fi anthologies, which are dedicated to encouraging girls to enter STEM careers and raising money for the Society of Women Engineers scholarship fund.

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Twitter: @astralcolt
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