When Jennie reached out for a cover reveal, I read the synopsis for her debut, DAMSELFLY, and couldn’t stop thinking about the futuristic tale. It sounds like something I would pick up without a blink, and I just had to say yes! First, here’s what DAMSELFLY’s about. Then, check out the fun cover and enter to win one of four ARCs!
In 2065, the Lilliput Project created Lina – the first six-inch-tall winged girl – as the solution to a worldwide energy and food crisis. Isolated in a compound amidst the forests of Denmark, Lina has grown up aware of only one purpose: learn how to survive in a world filled with hawks, bumblebees, and loneliness. However, on the eve of her sixteenth birthday, she discovers that she’s not the only teenager her size. Six ‘Toms’ were created shortly after Lina, and now her creators need to prove to the world that tiny people are the next logical step in human evolution. In other words, they need to prove that reproduction is possible.
Um. No thanks. Lina’s already fallen in love with a boy she met online named Jack. Only he has no idea that thumbelina1847 could literally fit inside his heart.
When her creators threaten to hurt Jack unless she chooses a husband from among the ‘Toms’, Lina agrees to star in a reality TV series. Once the episodes begin to air, the secret of her size is out. Cut off from any contact with the outside world, Lina assumes Jack is no longer interested. After all, what guy would want to date a girl he can’t even kiss?
Slowly, very slowly, she befriends the six young men who see her as their only ticket to happiness. Perhaps she can make just one guy’s dream of love and companionship come true. But her creators have a few more twists in store for her that she never thought possible.
She’s not the only one playing to the cameras.
Jennie Bates Bozic been writing fairy tales for as long as she can remember. Some of her first attempts were even (badly) illustrated. Note the tiny waists and very limited wardrobe. She was a little obsessed with the Victorian era.
She met her husband playing World of Warcraft and they live in Los Angeles with their kitty. Yes, they still play. :)
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Thanks to Jennie, I have four ARCs of DAMSELFLY to giveaway to four lucky US/Canada winners – though the prizes will be shipped when available. Just fill out the Rafflecopter below! Good luck!