25 Apr 2015

Cover Reveal: A Dream Not Imagined


Today I am doing my first cover reveal for, 'A Dream Not Imagined' by Shantelle Mary Hannu. I was given the opportunity to read and review it.

My review.

I love retellings, but they can be a challenge to write and bring something unexpected to the reader. Fortunately this novella does just that, Shantelle manages to weave a tale, using threads that keep true to the story we all know and love, but she also puts a fresh spin on the classic Cinderella. Making it relevant, and unique. Leaving you with strong female lead to root for, and enough new twists to keep you guessing. 





A MAID, a PRINCE, and a DUKE. A GARDENER, a STEPMOTHER, and a secret...

     Ellie Abbington, a beautiful yet unassuming young woman, quietly longs for her life to change. Too privileged to associate with the servants—too underprivileged to associate with her own family; she dreams a dream of a prince and a happily ever after.

     But it could be that her own stepsisters, conniving Dezmarie and easily-influenced Adelaide, are dreaming the same dream...of the same prince.

     In the end, are dreams even all they're made out to be? Especially with deep and long-hidden secrets about to be unearthed?

A Dream Not Imagined is a non-magical fairytale novella based loosely on the classic tale of Cinderella.

Tentative Release Date: June 2015


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About the Author

     Shantelle Mary Hannu was born in the mountainous west, spending her golden childhood years
there. Since then, she has relocated time and again with her parents and seven siblings, making cherished memories in both the South and Central United States.
     A Christian homeschool graduate, Shantelle has a passion for writing and all things books. From a young age she’s been penning tales with a hope of sharing with the world adventurous and soul-stirring stories that bring glory to God.
     A Dream Not Imagined, a fairytale novella, will be her first published book. She’s currently preparing a full-length fantasy novel for publication as well, and working on its sequel.
     Shantelle blogs at A Writer’s Heart: http://shantellemaryh.blogspot.com/ about her stories, favorite books and movies (with reviews), healthy wheat-free recipes, and hosts fellow authors, among other things. One of her joys is connecting with fellow writers and readers! You can also find her on:


Twitter: @shantellemary (https://twitter.com/shantellemary),



Pinterest: Shantelle H. (https://www.pinterest.com/h0160/).


About the Illustrator

     Natasha H. is an aspiring photographer and also loves drawing and painting. A Dream Not Imagined is the first book she has drawn the cover picture for.
     Learn more about her work at her blog: http://tashahphotography.blogspot.com/


Bloggers Participating in the Cover Reveal

Hayden Wand at The Story Girl

Claire Banschbach at Claire M. Banschbach – Thoughts and Rants

Amber Stokes at Seasons of Humility

Ghost Ryter at Anything, Everything

Deborah O’Carroll at The Road of a Writer

E. Kaiser Writes at …The Adventure Begins

Alyssa-Faith at The American Anglophile

Hannah Williams at The Writer’s Window

Laura Pol at Crafty Booksheeps

Natasha H. at Through My Lens (+ review)

Skye Hoffert at Ink Castles

Jaye L. Knight at Jaye L. Knight’s Blog

Serena at Poetree

Brittney at Brittney’s Book Nook

Jesseca Dawn at Whimsical Writings

Lena K. at Read, Write, Laugh, DANCE

Allison Ruvidich at The Art of Storytelling

Shannon McDermott at Shannon McDermott’s Blog

Tricia Mingerink at The Pen of a Ready Writer

5 comments:

  1. Thanks for being part of the reveal, Skye!! Again, great review!! I feel so honored! :) :)

    Your help with getting A Dream Not Imagined ready for publishing has meant so much! Blessings!

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    1. Your welcome, I feel honored that you let me be apart of it.
      Glad I could help, I hope it does well :D

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  2. This sounds really good! I love retellings and this one sounds very different from what you usually read. I'll have to remember when it comes out.

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    1. Yup, she did a good job of making it original and her own. :)

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