Monday, August 8, 2011

O Happy Happy Cover Day!

Are you ready to see the most GORGEOUS thing in the world?

I've been talking so much about Brightwing, I don't want to neglect my first love, MG and YA books. The bawdy Restoration-era LADIES IN WAITING will be out in Spring of next year from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and... WE HAVE A COVER!! Hooray! I am so in love with this book, and with the cover!

Can you tell which iconic cover the designers used as their inspiration?


England, 1662 – Charles II has returned to the throne after fifteen years of exile, and dour Puritanism is replaced by the riotous debauchery of the restored king’s court. The three Elizabeths – Eliza, Beth and Zabby – are scheming to find their place in this new society, even as others plot to eliminate the new queen. Wealthy merchant’s daughter Eliza is destined for marriage but yearns for the stage; sweet Beth is pimped by her mad mother; scientific Zabby is lured into a dangerous, impossible obsession with the king. The three newest Ladies in Waiting navigate love, treason and treachery in England’s most licentious period.


Between The Lines said...

That cover is a beaut! Love it!

Pixie@The Bookaholic said...

Oh that is a beautiful cover! And it sounds good, too! Can't wait until release next year! :)


Jinny ( said...

Oh wow, I love the cover!! Can't wait to read it, the synopsis sounds great!! :D

Cat said...

Congratulations, Laura! I'm so thrilled for you. :)

Laura L. Sullivan said...

Thank you all so much!

I am just over the moon about this cover. Kisses to the Harcourt design team!

Shanan, The Book Addict said...

I love the cover. I can't wait for the book to come out!! Sounds like a lot of fun to read. :)

Rebecca Herman said...

Love the cover! Do you know if the ARCs have been printed yet? I have a contact at Harcourt and would love to request one!

Laura L. Sullivan said...

Hi Rebecca!
I think the paper ARCS are ready. (Well, I know they exist, because I have one! But I'm not sure if they've been sent out yet.)

Ladies was actually on NetGalley for about five minutes, but apparently people snatched it up so quickly they reached their galley limit! (I don't know if NetGally sets the limit, or the publishers do, but apparently it was a healthy amount, so you can bet I'm doing the dance of joy that so many people are interested!)

I bet your contact can get you one. I hope you love it!!

Rebecca Herman said...

I sent an email and I will let you know if I get a copy. If I don't hear back from her, do you have a specific publicist assigned at Harcourt yet?

Laura L. Sullivan said...

Hi Rebecca,
I think Jennifer Groves is my Harcourt publicist.

Rebecca Herman said...

It's supposed to be in the mail to me now. I'm excited! if you want to do an interview or guest post for the release let me know. My blog is mainly for YA hist fic.