Friday, August 9, 2013

Cover Reveal for "The Stone Kingdom (Book Two of the Wilderhark Tales)" By Danielle E. Shipley

I'm so excited to present to you the latest and greatest of the Wilderhark Tales, book two: "The Stone Kingdom" !!!

A brief reminder, to those who may have forgotten just what the Wilderhark Tales, by Danielle E. Shipley, are:

An enchantress’s curse turns a spoiled royal into a beast;
A princess’s pricked finger places her under a hundred-year spell;
Bales of straw are spun as golden as the singing harp whisked down a giant beanstalk –
All within sight of Wilderhark, the forest that’s seen it all.

You’ve heard the stories –
of young men scaling rope-like braids to assist
the tower-bound damsel; of gorgeous gowns
appearing just in time for a midnight ball;
of frog princes, and swan princes,
and princes saved from drowning by maidens of the sea.

Tales of magic. Tales of adventure. Most of all, tales of true love.

Once upon a time, you knew them as fairytales.

Know them now as Wilderhark’s.

 Not only am I about to be one of the first to share with you information on "The Stone Kingdom" but this is, as my title may have forewarned you, your chance to be one of the first to see the COVER of this book. 

And what, may you ask, is this book about?

Behold the Back of Book Blurb:

Love and prince,
Both true, wed rose of white in realm of stone;
For blood begins,
But naught can be put right by blood alone.”

One thoughtless act is all it takes to bring the curse threatened
on Rosalba’s christening day to pass. Now the princess must combine
her desperate determination with the service of benevolent tailor Edgwyn Wyle
to find the second half of the key to her kingdom’s restoration.

The Stone Kingdom
Book Two of The Wilderhark Tales

And now, the moment we've all been waiting for--drumroll please, *claps on legs*--the reveal of the cover for "The Stone Kingdom" !!!


Ah, Danielle is so lucky to have her story portrayed so marvelously. And speaking of Danielle:

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About the Author:

Danielle E. Shipley’s first novelettes told the everyday misadventures of wacky kids like herself. …Or so she thought. Unbeknownst to them all, half of her characters were actually closeted elves, dwarves, fairies, or some combination thereof. When it all came to light, Danielle did the sensible thing: Packed up and moved to Fantasy Land, where daily rent is the low, low price of her heart, soul, blood, sweat, tears, firstborn child, sanity, and words; lots of them. She’s also been known to spend short bursts of time in the real-life Chicago area with the parents who home schooled her and the two little sisters who keep her humble. When she’s not living the highs and lows of writing young adult novels, she’s probably blogging about it at

Book Details:

Full Title: “The Stone Kingdom (Book Two of The Wilderhark Tales)
Genre: Young Adult Fairytale
Length: Novella (179 pages)
Release DateSeptember 20th, 2013
Future availability: Paperback ( and eBook (
Add “The Stone Kingdom” to your Goodreads shelf today!

And guess who had a chance to read this story PRE RELEASE?! That's right! Here's what I have to say about it:

The second installment of the Wilderhark Tales, "The Stone Kingdom," rocks! (Badum-tsh) This latest creative spin on the classic fairytales twists them together in magical, unexpected ways. As Rosalba journeys to find true love, readers will gallop through wry wit, clever twists, and, of course, dashing love interests. How can a cursed princess, a witty tailor, and an opinionated horse converge to save one cursed kingdom? Find out! I'm not just horsing around when I say this book is "well worth Wyle!"

Aaaand remember how LAST time I worked with Danielle we did an AUTHOR interview?! Well guess what's coming up next week? YOU GUESSED IT! ANOTHER author interview!! Meet mme back here on August 13th for some excellent BEHIND THE SCENES information about this glorious book!


  1. Your flair for presentation sparks my spontaneous applause. XD Big thanks for the Kimberly-Kay-ified cover share and enthusiastically kind words. You, my dear, are the cat's pajamas!