Cover Reveal & Giveaway — “A Star To Steer Her By” by Beth Anne Miller
A while ago now, I interviewed my friend and fellow author, Beth Anne Miller, on the Supernatural Underground, celebrating publication of her debut novel, Into the Scottish Mist.
Today I’m delighted to host Beth Anne on the Supernatural Underground again, but also here, celebrating the cover reveal for her forthcoming New Adult novel, A Star To Steer Her By — release date 20 March (not many sleeps to go!)
So here it is (drum roll!): the cover!
And the back cover copy (aka synopsis):
A Star To Steer Her By
I’m scarred. Broken. I’ll never be the same.
But I will take this journey.
Ever since my last dive ended in bloodshed, I’ve been terrified to go back into the water. But the opportunity to spend a semester at sea is too good to pass up. I need to get my life back.
I never expected to love it this much. And I never expected Tristan MacDougall.
Rugged, strong, and with demons of his own, Tristan helps me find the courage I thought I had lost and heals me with every stolen moment we share. But the rules of the ship mean we can’t be together.
When a dive excursion goes terribly wrong, our only hope for survival is each other.
I asked Beth Anne to say a few words from her point of view as the author, too:
“I love this cover for several reasons. The first is that it’s absolutely stunning, from the deep blue of the sea to the beautiful couple staring out at the glittering night sky. The second is that it perfectly captures the key elements of A Star to Steer Her By, which follows the story of a young woman trying to regain her love for the sea following a traumatic experience. Along her journey—both external, as the ship sails throughout the Caribbean, and internal, as she slowly begins to find herself once more—she is accompanied by Tristan, a young man trying to come to terms with his own inner demons. They begin to heal each other in the silent moments in the dark of the night, and this cover image exactly illustrates the essence of their story.
Additionally, the title of the book, A Star to Steer Her By, comes from a poem called “Sea-Fever,” by John Masefield. The first stanza reads “I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky/And all I ask is a tall ship, and a star to steer her by.” I saw the poem for the first time in a maritime museum I visited while on a semester at sea in college, and it perfectly described the feeling of steering a ship across a silent sea under a myriad of stars. This gorgeous cover helps illustrate that feeling, and I couldn’t be happier with it.” ~ Beth Anne Miller
And, of course, a wee reminder for you all about Beth Anne herself:
Beth Anne Miller’s first book, written in elementary school, was bound in pink fabric and was about—what else?—a girl and her horse. She soon began cheating on horses with the sea, becoming an open water scuba diver at age 14. That love of the sea led her to a college semester aboard a schooner. She returned with fond memories of the exhilaration of being on a ship under full sail, less fond memories of hurling over the leeward rail on a daily basis, and a sailing bug she couldn’t quite shake.
In addition to horses and the sea, she has a fascination for all things Scottish (including, but not limited to, men in kilts), which she explored with her first novel, INTO THE SCOTTISH MIST (The Wild Rose Press, 2011), and carried into her new novel, A STAR TO STEER HER BY (Entangled Embrace, March 2017). A native New Yorker, Beth Anne works in the publishing industry and is always looking ahead to her next voyage, whether a short one on a dive boat or whale watch, or, with luck, a longer one on a tall ship.
If you want to find out more and stay posted for A Star To Steer Her By news & updates, Beth Anne is everywhere — well, a lot of places on t’interwebs:
(If you sign up for the newsletter you’ll get the first sneak preview of the story as well.)
OK, the giveaway: it’s a $10 Amazon voucher and you can sign up by crossing live to the Supernatural Underground or by using this link:
And if it all sounds so good you’ve just gotta preorder, hop across to Amazon:
All messages of support for Beth Anne and STAR also very welcome. 🙂