Monday, October 1, 2012

Cover Reveal for The Magic Wakes

I have had one of the most exciting weekends of my life. It all started with an email from my editor with the cover for my debut novel. Now the book and blurb are up on Goodreads and suddenly this feels REAL.

People are going to read my book in just a few months! You can read my book in a few months! Holy Cow, I can't believe it's really happening.

I also found the perfect stones for Talia's necklace just last week. The jeweler is purchasing the rest of the supplies and very soon I'll have her necklace. One for me, and a couple to give away at the book release! Christmas came early for me this year!

And now, I get to share my official cover, blurb and release date with YOU! Thank you all for sticking with me all these years. You are the ones that kept me going when I wanted to quit. I'll never be able to show you how much you guys mean to me.

And now, I present to you...

Talia has a secret, one that will save her world and yet rip it apart. Only she can decide if the price is worth it.

Scientist Talia Zaryn has always had visions of an alien invasion and of her own death. She’s kept it a secret, hoping they are nothing more than childish nightmares. But when her face in the mirror matches that of her dreams, she fears the dreams are prophetic. Talia must prove that life exists beyond their planet, Sendek; perhaps then people will prepare to fight.

Talia's work at the Space Exploration Foundation leaves no time for personal relationships, but Major Landry Sutton isn’t looking for a friend. He is looking for a traitor. His ability to sense emotions convinces him Talia is that traitor until a touch sizzles between them. In an instant their minds are connected and they can communicate telepathically. Just as the two begin to trust each other, the invading force arrives.

Talia and Landry must uncover the secrets of Sendek’s past if they hope to defeat these terrifying creatures. And Talia is the key—if only she can learn to trust the magic coursing through her veins.

Coming February 19th, 2013

I'm starting to organize my Blog Tour for February 5th-19th. If you'd like to help out with a review, interview, guest post, or just by sharing the cover and blurb let me know by emailing me at charity.bradford @

As soon as I get ARCs I'll be giving them away!

The Magic Wakes


  1. The cover is really awesome! The city details are amazing.

  2. The cover is stunning, Charity. I've added this to my to-read pile.

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  3. I love the fact that the artist captured Talia's eyes perfectly. I think that's a really important aspect of who she is.

  4. Hey, I turned off my ad-blocker and found the comment box at last! Congratulations, Charity! How awesome to finally reach this goal. I can't wait to buy your book. It's so fun to see the cover. wow!

  5. Thank you everyone! The best part about this is sharing it with you guys.

  6. The cover looks great. Congratulations.

  7. Awesome, Charity! Congrats! I'm so excited for you (and perhaps a little jealous).

  8. You have a wonderful cover and I am so excited for you. It's a very thrilling time. Feb 2013 will be here before you know it :-)

  9. Pretty, pretty, pretty! Big congratulations!

  10. Your cover matches the book perfectly. It's fantastic! I definitely want to be involved in launching you - I was just about to say sign me up but then I remembered I'm going to have a new born baby in February! Perhaps it would be best to play it by ear? :-)

  11. I'm slightly upset that I missed this post when it first came out, but better late than never right? I also love the cover, Charity! I can only imagine your excitement!