It’s Live!! Cover Reveal: The Princess of Baker Street by Mia Kerick + Giveaway (Intl)
Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for THE PRINCESS OF BAKER STREET by Mia Kerick, releasing 1/22/19 from Harmony Ink Press. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Mia:
Hi there, everybody at YABC!! I’m thrilled to be here today to reveal the awesome cover of my soon-to-be-released novel, The Princess of Baker Street. Watch for its release on January 22nd, 2019!!
Eric tells a story you won’t be able to put down about the kids from Baker Street. You see, in middle school, Joey struggles with gender issues that truly never concerned Eric, or the other neighborhood kids, when they were younger, and all they cared about was their imaginative games. But things in Joey and Eric’s lives keep getting more and more complicated until something has to give…
The cover, by the amazing Anna Sikorska, shows two sneakers—one shiny and new and the other beat up and worn. They represent the book’s two main characters who used to best friends but have been torn apart by social pressures at school. And the crown made of shoelaces… well, Joey is always the Princess of Baker Street—when being a princess is the highest compliment from the neighborhood kids, when it’s an insult from schoolmates, and when it’s the main character’s choice.
I LOVE THIS COVER!!
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Here it is!
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THE PRINCESS OF BAKER STREET
By: Mia Kerick
Publisher: Harmony Ink Press
“Always wear your imaginary crown” is Joey Kinkaid’s motto. For years, Joey, assigned male at birth, led the Baker Street kids in daring and imaginative fantasy adventures, but now that they’re teenagers, being a princess is no longer quite so cool. Especially for a child who is seen by the world as a boy.
Eric Sinclair has always been Joey’s best friend and admirer—Prince Eric to Joey’s Princess Ariel—but middle school puts major distance between them. As Eric’s own life takes a dangerous turn for the worse, he stands by and watches as Joey—who persists in dressing and acting too much like a Disney princess for anybody’s comfort—gets bullied. Eric doesn’t like turning his back on Joey, but he’s learned that the secret to teenage survival, especially with and absent mother, is to fly under the radar.
But when Joey finally accepts who she is and comes to school wearing lip gloss, leggings, and a silky pink scarf, the bullies make her life such a misery that she decides to end it all. Eric, in turn, must decide who he really is and what side he wants to stand on… though no matter what he chooses, the consequences with be profound for both teens, and they’ll face them for years to come.
Is there a chance the two teens can be friends again, and maybe even more?
Mia Kerick is the mother of four exceptional children—one in law school, another a professional dancer, a third studying at Mia’s alma mater, Boston College, and the baby finally off to college. (Yes, the nest is empty.) She publishes LGBTQ fiction and romance when not editing National Honor Society essays, offering opinions on college and law school applications, helping to create dance bios, and reviewing English papers. Her husband of twenty-five years has been told by many that he has the patience of Job, but don’t ask Mia about this, as it is a sensitive subject.
Mia focuses her stories on the emotional growth of young people who are challenged by the circumstances of their lives and relationships. She has a great affinity for the tortured hero in literature, and as a teen, Mia filled spiral-bound notebooks with tales of tortured heroes and stuffed them under her mattress for safekeeping. Now she publishes her work—it’s an alternate way to stash her stories.
Her books have been featured in Kirkus Reviews magazine and have won Rainbow Awards for Best Transgender Contemporary Romance and Best YA Lesbian Fiction, a Reader Views’ Book by Book Publicity Literary Award, the Jack Eadon Award for Best Book in Contemporary Drama, an Indie Fab Award, a First Place Royal Dragonfly Award for Cultural Diversity, a First Place Story Monsters Purple Dragonfly Award for YA Fiction, among others.
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What do you think about the cover and synopsis?
Thank so much for hosting me today and my COVER REVEAL of The Princess of Baker Street! Hope you all check out the blurb and see if it's a book for you!!
I love this cover. It is different from the normal YA cover. I love the symbolism of the two different shoes.
The synopsis is FANTASTIC!!!
It reveals just enough information to grab potential readers attention.