Yes, it's real! That is the cover for my debut novel, Beast, which releases in July! Isn't it stunning?
When I was writing the book, I had envisioned several possible covers for the story. All of them pal in comparison to this one. The artist did a marvelous job, not only in creating something eye-catching and visually stunning, but he captured the very essence of the book, incorporating the sense of the whimsical fairytale, the underlying raw edge, and the duel nature of the feral child protagonist.
I wanted to love the cover for this book, not only because it is my debut, but because this story remains particularly close to my heart. So with joy and relief, I can say that this cover seems perfect for Beast.
And lastly, while Beast doesn't release until July, I will be taking pre-orders for Beast at all my conferences this spring.