And today I've got a treat for you. Lara Schiffbauer was nice enough to let me read an early version of Finding Meara way back in the day. (It wasn't that long ago actually... but ya know.) When I heard she was doing a cover reveal I begged her to let me be apart of it. Really, I was on my knees while typing the email. And you will see why...
Title: Finding Meara
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release date: February 2013
To keep her safe, privileged Hazel Michelli's parents never told her she was adopted. She found out the truth when the danger her parents feared ripped apart the front door of her Denver penthouse and stole her away to the Realm, an alternative land where magic and monsters exist.
Hazel escapes back to Colorado with the help of a friendly Firecat, but not before she has a terrifying family reunion with her sadistic birth father, Lucian. She learns Lucian must sacrifice a daughter to maintain immortality. When his planned sacrifice--Hazel's half-sister Meara--went missing, he sent his minion to find her and got lucky when he found Hazel instead. With her blood Lucian not only maintains his immortality, but obtains unlimited power to take over the Realm. Hazel is moved to the top of the sacrificial short list.
Home once again, Hazel wants to hide until the sacrificial window closes and then reclaim her comfy life. But Meara remains in danger, and Hazel is the only one who can return to the Realm to save her. Afraid, yet compelled by her adoptive parents to protect her newfound sister, Hazel races between both worlds, searching for the little girl while attempting to stay one step ahead of Lucian. Their lives, and the future of the Realm, leave her no room for failure.
Lara Schiffbauer is a writer, licensed clinical social worker, mother of two, wife of one, and a stubborn optimist. She loves Star Wars, Lego people, science, everyday magic and to laugh. Finding Meara is her debut novel. You can find Lara at her blog Motivation for Creation.