Saturday, April 25, 2015

Cover Reveal: A Dream Not Imagined

Another Cinderella novella will be making its debut soon! This one is by my sweet blogging friend Shantelle. What's more, this book will also be Shantelle's debut into the world of indie publishing. I'm excited to see her make this important step in her writing career - and in glass slippers, no less! :) Read on to learn more about A Dream Not Imagined, the author, and the cover illustrator...

About the Book

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

And here's the full cover...

My Thoughts

A lovely, iconic scene that sets the fairy-tale tone well! The backdrop is simple, making Cinderella with her pretty blue gown and golden ringlets stand out all the more. I love the golden glow from the lamp - like a shimmer of hope that Cinderella can't help but turn her face toward. And I believe the fonts work well with the design and with each other. All in all, it's sweet and traditional with a bit of flair to make it shine. :)

About the Author

Shantelle Mary Hannu was born in the mountainous west, spending her golden childhood years there. Since then, she has relocated time and again with her parents and seven siblings, making cherished memories in both the South and Central United States.

A Christian homeschool graduate, Shantelle has a passion for writing and all things books. From a young age she’s been penning tales with a hope of sharing with the world adventurous and soul-stirring stories that bring glory to God.

A Dream Not Imagined, a fairytale novella, will be her first published book. She’s currently preparing a full-length fantasy novel for publication as well, and working on its sequel.

Shantelle blogs at A Writer’s Heart about her stories, favorite books and movies (with reviews), healthy wheat-free recipes, and hosts fellow authors, among other things. One of her joys is connecting with fellow writers and readers! You can also find her on Facebook, Goodreads, Google Plus, Pinterest, and Twitter.

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.

Find links to the other cover reveal participants HERE!


Rissi said...

How fun! All of these fairytale novellas/novels fabulous. Cannot wait to see what comes with Shantelle's debut. :)

Amber Stokes said...


It's totally fun that these fairy-tale writing contests have prompted all these great novel/novella releases! :) I'm looking forward to hearing more about Shantelle's debut, as well. Exciting times!


Shantelle H. said...

Thanks guys! Fairytales are such fun, aren't they?? :)

Shantelle H. said...

And Amber, thanks SO much for being part of the reveal!! :) So excited that you could help out with it!!

Your thoughts about the cover were lovely!! And I'm sure they encouraged my sister as well, :) :)

Thanks again! I hope you find A Dream Not Imagined to be an enjoyable story should you read it someday! :)

Shantelle H. said...

Oh, and love the bit about the glass slippers!! :D :)

Haha, sorry for the onslaught of comments! o_o

Amber Stokes said...


Fairy-tales are definitely fun!

And you're very welcome. :) It was my pleasure! I'm glad you enjoyed the post - and never apologize for commenting a lot, as I appreciate each comment. :)

Best wishes as you prepare for this release, and many congrats!