Hello Gemmies! I have a new cover reveal to share with you today. Empress Crowned in Red by Ciannon Smart is a new paranormal YA fantasy and the second book in the Witches Steeped in Gold series. We continue to follow the story of rival witches Jaz and Iraya in an alliance that hangs by a thread, with a brand new enemy on the horizon. I am so in love with this cover designed by Chris Kwon, with art by Ashley Straker. It is glorious! The colors, the images, the textures...it just takes my breath away! I cannot wait to read more about these witches!!
The Doyenne is dead, and the throne is empty.
Iraya, her revenge taken and magic unfettered, turns her sights on a bigger goal: freeing Aiyca for the Obeah. But first she must shed the guise of the rogue warrior and become the Lost Empress her people need.
Jazmyne has crowned herself the doyenne and is prepared to go to extreme lengths—and court ruthless danger—to prove to her people she deserves the throne.
But there is more at stake than Jazmyne or Iraya know: a new threat is awakening on the other side of the island that could destroy everything they’ve been fighting for.
Trust is scarce, and betrayal a breath away. But Iraya and Jazmine once again find themselves turning to each other—after all, better the witch you know than the nightmare you don’t.
Published by HarperTeen, Empress Crowned in Red is set to release June 7, 2022 and is available for pre-order from all major booksellers. Are you looking forward to reading this book? Let me know by leaving a comment below. Happy Reading!