Cover Reveal: Torn

It is my pleasure to participate in the cover reveal for Torn, book 2 of the Bound trilogy by the delightful Kate Sparkes. You know her, you love her from her blog, Disregard the Prologue, and from Bound, book 1 of her trilogy. Now, gaze in wonder, people:


Gorgeous isn’t he? Er . . . the cover, I mean. Yeah. It was designed by the amazing Ravven.

Here’s a synopsis of Torn:

Aren Tiernal knows that safety is an illusion, that his cruel and powerful brother will never forgive his betrayal. Still, returning to Tyrea to challenge Severn for the throne would be suicide. It’s not until Severn himself comes to collect what’s owed to him that Aren decides to risk everything in an attempt to bring down the most powerful Sorcerer Tyrea has ever known. The mission seems doomed to fail, but it’s Aren’s only chance to save himself, his country, and the woman who thawed his heart.

Rowan Greenwood has troubles of her own. Though she should be a great Sorceress, years of being closed off from her magic have left her unable to control her incredible power. When a pair of ominous letters arrive from her home country, Rowan has to choose between her new life and a chance at saving her family—and just maybe changing an entire country’s beliefs about the evils of magic.

Torn apart by separate quests, Rowan and Aren will have to discover untapped strengths and confront their darkest fears in order to overthrow a ruler determined to destroy them both.


Release date: March 31, 2015. Limited time launch price: $2.99.

I’ll be giving away a copy of Torn to one commenter. The winner will be announced later this week. When you comment, tell what you would do if you suddenly learned that you had magical powers. Oh and be sure to tell Kate happy birthday.

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Kate Sparkes was born in Hamilton, ON. She abandoned the mainland to live in Newfoundland, where she spends way too much time looking for merfolk among the ocean waves. She lives with her wonderful husband, two children, and far too many pets.

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Happy birthday, Kate!


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30 thoughts on “Cover Reveal: Torn

  1. Beautiful covers–no, gorgeous! The first book is on my to-read list. Why can’t I have more time off to read! Sharing this with my friends on Twitter! (BTW, is it just me or does that guy kind of look like Kili from the Hobbit films?)

  2. Happy Birthday, Kate!

    Hmm . . . what would I do with magical powers? Well, I guess it would depend on the power. I’d like the power to time and space travel with the snap of my fingers. Popping in and out of landscapes without having to pass through TSA checkpoints.

    It would be great to be able to accept invitations all around the world without having to pack a bag, knowing I’d be home by bedtime.

    • I knew we were twins separated at birth! That’s what I would do too! Though I experienced the Precheck security at the airport last time. That was totally awesome!!!

      • I was inspired by this cover for weeks before the reveal. Sooooo inspiring… 🙂

        I think I’d be scared to fly. Even when I have flying dreams, I’m scared to take off!

      • Now if I were to psychoanalyze your flying dream, I would interpret that as the fear of your writing career really taking off and your being seen by many as the awesome writer you were always meant to be. (An understandable fear when you think of all that entails.) But since I’m not psychoanalyzing you, I’ll go have coffee and a donut.

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