Monday 12 March 2012

Cover Reveal - My Super Sweet 16th Century

Along with several other hundred bloggers, I am very pleased to reveal the cover for My Super Sweet 16th Century by Rachel Harris to you today. If you haven't heard of the book, here's the synopsis:

"On the precipice of her sixteenth birthday, the last thing lone wolf Cat Crawford wants is an extravagant gala thrown by her bubbly stepmother and well-meaning father. So even though Cat knows the family’s trip to Florence, Italy, is a peace offering, she embraces the magical city and all it offers. But when her curiosity leads her to an unusual gypsy tent, she exits . . . right into Renaissance Firenze.

Thrust into the sixteenth century armed with only a backpack full of contraband future items, Cat joins up with her ancestors, the sweet Alessandra and protective Cipriano, and soon falls for the gorgeous aspiring artist Lorenzo. But when the much-older Niccolo starts sniffing around, Cat realizes that an unwanted birthday party is nothing compared to an unwanted suitor full of creeptastic amore.

Can she find her way back to modern times before her Italian adventure turns into an Italian forever?"

I think this book sounds really cute and I have ALWAYS wanted to go to Italy but never quite managed it. I love anything to do with time travel and this book reminds me a little of the movie Kate and Leopold only this time, it's the girl that's the fish out of water (so to speak). Piqued your interest? Here's a little excerpt from the book:

I hear their muffled whispers and understand every Italian word. Every witty comment made at my expense. It’s like my brain is automatically translating. I bunch the soft fabric of the dress in my hand and then reach up to feel the ribbon in my hair. I lightly skim my fingers over my chin and feel my lack of zit. I take in the costumes of the crowd, the stench of the animals, and the Italian I can now speak and understand. And suddenly it hits me. Reyna must have pulled some kind of gypsy mojo. Maybe this is one of those nifty “change your life” magic scenarios like in the movies. I mean, mostly I’m still expecting to blink and be right back in the midst of overpriced, gaudy tourism, but for now, the gypsy-time-warp explanation is infinitely better than thinking I’ve lost my mind. As I decide to go with that option, I feel my frantic tension melt away.

The growing crowd seems to notice my change in demeanor and begins shooting one another amused looks, but I don’t care anymore. A smile stretches across my face. Evidently, I was wrong earlier; Reyna is a psychic mind reader, because if this is her special brand of bibbity-bobbity-boo, then she made my exact daydream from earlier in the courtyard come to life.
The long red gown, the braided hair, the Italian merchant’s daughter, the time period. I am in Renaissance Florence. I stare dumbly at the ground, the words and reality sinking in. I’m in Renaissance Florence!

My Super Sweet 16th Century is published on 11th September, 2012 by Entangled Publishing and the pre-order links are up. To find out more, click here to visit Rachel's website. She is also active on Facebook and Twitter.


  1. ooooo! This one sounds fun!

    1. I agree and that's the best way to describe this book I think - fun! Thanks for the comment :)