Saturday, April 25, 2015

Cover Reveal: A Dream Not Imagined

     And...another cover reveal. For my very own novella!! :D :D I am so excited to share with you today the beautiful cover of A Dream Not Imagined!

     AHH!! Isn't it gorgeous?? ;D I'm blown away by the work of my talented artist sister and an author friend...they've made my story a cover that I just adore! :)

Story Description:

A MAID, a PRINCE, and a DUKE. A GARDENER, a STEPMOTHER, and a secret...

     Ellie Abbington, a beautiful yet unassuming young woman, quietly longs for her life to change. Too privileged to associate with the servants—too underprivileged to associate with her own family; she dreams a dream of a prince and a happily ever after.

     But it could be that her own stepsisters, conniving Dezmarie and easily-influenced Adelaide, are dreaming the same dream...of the same prince.

     In the end, are dreams even all they're made out to be? Especially with deep and long-hidden secrets about to be unearthed?

A Dream Not Imagined is a non-magical fairytale novella based loosely on the classic tale of Cinderella.

Tentative Release Date: June 2015

About the Author:

     Well, that would be me, =) The very excited, about-to-be-published writer! I would love to connect with you here on my blog, or through other social media places:

Twitter: @shantellemary

Google+: Shantelle H.

Pinterest: Shantelle H.

About the Illustrator:

     Natasha H. is an aspiring photographer and also loves drawing and painting. A Dream Not Imagined is the first book she has drawn the cover picture for.
     Learn more about her work at her blog: Through My Lens.

Pinterest Pics for A Dream Not Imagined:

     Here's some fun pictures from my pinterest storyboard for this novella. Give you a taste of what's in this tale... :)

~ Ellie Abbington, our sunny-blonde haired, blue eyed "Cinderella" ~

~ Fine carriage. Wouldn't it be fun to ride in one? :D ~

~ A glass slipper! :0 :D ~

~ Royal ball ~

~ And, of course, a sweet scene... ;) ~

Bloggers Participating in the Cover Reveal:

Hayden Wand at The Story Girl

Skye Hoffert at Ink Castles (+ review)

Amber Stokes at Seasons of Humility

Ghost Ryter at Anything, Everything

Deborah O’Carroll at The Road of a Writer

Serena at Poetree (+ review)

Jaye L. Knight at Jaye L. Knight’s Blog

Alyssa-Faith at The American Anglophile

Natasha H. at Through My Lens (+ review)

Hannah Williams at The Writer’s Window

Laura Pol at Crafty Booksheeps

Jesseca Dawn at Whimsical Writings

E. Kaiser Writes at …The Adventure Begins

Allison Ruvidich at The Art of Storytelling

Shannon McDermott at Shannon McDermott’s Blog

Tricia Mingerink at The Pen of a Ready Writer


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks, Skye! It's so fun searching Pinterest to make storyboards!

  2. Aw, congrats to you, Shantelle! Wishing you all the best and then some with the release of this novella. Excited to see you launch its debut into the world. :)

    1. Thank you so much, Rissi!! I'm excited for its release as well, and hope you will enjoy it if you get the chance to read it someday! :)

  3. Congratulations on your upcoming release, Shantelle! This cover is very pretty - your sister and author friend did a great job collaborating on it. :) And I do so enjoy fairy-tale retellings in novella form, so I'm looking forward to hearing more about your debut! Best wishes as you bring everything together. :) Proud of you for making this step!


    1. Thank you, Amber!! Isn't it just? :) I was so excited seeing the cover picture drawn up, and then it getting designed into an actual book cover... eep!! So exciting! :)

      Aww, thanks! I hope you will enjoy it should you get the chance to read it!!

  4. So excited for you! I've been looking forward to seeing this cover release! Natasha and the cover designer did an awesome job. :)
    -Verna D

    1. Thank you so much, Verna!! :)

      And yes they did! I was so excited the first time I saw the completed cover! :D

      Thanks for commenting! Hope everything is going well over there! :) Blessings!

  5. Oh my goodness I love the pins you share! I'm so excited!

    1. Yay!! :D :D I'm so glad you enjoyed them, Laura!