November 30, 2012

Adriana Ryan: World of Shell and Bone Cover Reveal

Getting to know other writers is fun. Learning about their books, their journeys through this amazing world of's incredible. I love it.

I'm excited today to host my good friend and fellow Muse-author Adriana Ryan, for the Big Reveal of her brand-spankin-new cover of her upcoming novel, World of Shell and Bone (set to release December 7, 2012).

I met Adriana on Twitter when we realized we're both based here in Charleston. Then we discovered all the friends we also had in common. 

She's been a great new friend, and a huge cheerleader of my own novel, and I'm so excited to show you this gorgeous cover.  

So without further ado, here 'tis!!

Seriously, isn't it beautiful? And...slightly racy! I love it. 

The cover design was done by James Helps - find more info about him here.

And if that wasn't enough, here's what World of Shell and Bone is all about!


In a world ravaged by a nuclear holocaust, Vika Cannon knows there are no guarantees: no guarantees of safety, no guarantees that your neighbor is not actually a spy for the government, and no guarantees you’ll be allowed to emigrate to a new life in Asia. 

New Amana is dying. Food and water are scarce, and people suffering from radiation-caused mutations—the Nukeheads—are the new class of homeless.

Vika has just one purpose: to produce healthy progeny using a Husband assigned by the Match Clinic. Unhealthy children are carted away to Asylums to be experimented on, just as Vika’s little sister Ceres was, eight years ago. Parents incapable of producing healthy progeny are put to death in gas chambers. 

When she’s assigned a Husband shortly after her twentieth birthday, Vika expects him to be complacent and obedient. But Shale Underwood has a secret. He is a member of the Radicals, the terrorist group intent on overthrowing the government. And Shale has information about Ceres. 

As she learns more about the Rads’s plan, Vika finds herself drawn to Shale in ways she’d never imagined. When freedom calls in the way of a healthy pregnancy, will she betray her government and risk death for Shale and Ceres?


Adriana Ryan lives and writes in Charleston, SC. She is currently at work on a dystopian and an urban fantasy series. A huge fan of spooky stuff and shoes, she enjoys alternately hitting up the outlet malls and historic graveyards. 

Adriana Ryan is a member of the Romance Writer’s Association (RWA). 

Contact Adriana here (she's super-friendly and would love you to say hi!)


Adriana Ryan said...

Hooray! :D Thank you so much for revealing my cover, Leah!

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

How can you not look at the cover and wonder? Brilliantly done, James!

Jocelyn Rish said...

Hee, I used 'racy' in my description, too. It really is a stunning cover! I still need need to facilitate an actual meeting between you and Adriana. :-)

Leah said...

We have plans! I swear! A B&N date with coffee and train tables for the kids!! It just has to wait for the crazy of the holidays to die down a bit... :)

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