Cover Reveal: Sweet Briar, by Rowena Andrews

12 Jun 2023

Welcome to a new cover reveal!

Today I have the pleasure of joining forces with other book bloggers to help reveal the cover for Sweet Briar, the debut novel from Rowena Andrews.

But first of all, let's look at the blurb for Sweet Briar:

In Eosros, a Lady Witch must honour the Goddess, preserve the balance, and marry well. And not necessarily in that order.

Roseanne is the last member of the Yarrow family. She is also a Sweet Briar, a Lady Witch cursed by a love lost and her parents’ illicit attempts to cure her. Now flowers bloom on her skin, her magic is corrupted, and her heart is locked away. Yet all society cares about is seeing her wed or stealing her position in the High Coven.

Meriel is a Thorn. An illegitimate daughter to one of the great houses. She is also one of the most talented witches that Eosros has seen in a generation, a dangerous position for someone of her standing, and she has her mother to protect.

In the gardens of the Yarrow estate their paths collide, as one seeks sanctuary and the other tries to escape the demands of her position. Caught between the schemes of a court that wants to keep them apart and interfering allies, they must find a common path if they are to find salvation together or risk losing more than their freedom to the demands of society.

But briars have thorns of their own, and love is far more complicated than nurturing a garden.

She also made an arrow diagram to show what we can expect from Sweet Briar:


Okay, time to take a look at this marvelous piece of art of a cover:


Stunning, isn't it? You can preorder this book on Amazon

The illustration for this cover was made by Ashe Arends (Spookgeist). You can take a look at other of her jobs at:
Twitter / Instagram / Website / Artstation / Inprnt

The typography and the general cover design and wrap-up were made by Allegra Pescatore. You can follow her at:
Twitter / Instagram / Art Instagram / Website / Facebook

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Rowena Andrews

Rowena Andrews

Rowena Andrews spent her childhood searching for Dragons and talking to animals and started turning that into words when she was bored in class. She wrote her first book at fourteen and while it lives forever in the bottom of the sock drawer, the encouragement from her English Teacher meant the writing bug took hold and never went away.

Rowena has a BSc in Geography and a PG Diploma in Coastal and Maritime Societies and Cultures. She moved to Scotland for University, fell in love with the place and never left, and now lives and works on the east Fife coast.

When she’s not writing or reading, she’s hoarding dice and playing Dungeons & Dragons, and submitting to the whims of a demanding cat and a pair of mini dachshunds.