Cover Reveal: On These Black Sands by Vanessa Rasanen

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On These Black Sands by Vanessa Rasanen

Publisher: Crab Apple Books

Release Date: August 10th, 2021

Pages: 436 pages

Genre: New Adult Fantasy

Book Formats: Paperback, Ebook

Pre Order Links: Amazon, Crab Apple Books


In one month, Aoife Cascade will turn twenty and take her seat on the Council of Cregah, an honor she’s been preparing for her whole life. But when she lets a secret slip to her mother with devastating consequences, all her plans for the future crumble. Believing her people to be better off without her, she flees Cregah, stowing away aboard a pirate ship bound for dangerous waters. 

Captain Declan McCallagh is young compared to the pirate lords, but after twelve years on the grueling Aisling Sea, he has earned a well respected ship and the attention of the lords, who seek to put him in his place. All he wants is to leave the Aisling Sea—and his past—behind him, and finding the enchanted dagger is the final key to making that happen… the same dagger his sister and her rebel group need to overthrow the council. He’ll have to decide whether to help a people he no longer claims as his own or take the dagger for himself. 

With murder and betrayal at every turn, can Aoife and Declan learn to rely on one another? Or will the secrets they carry destroy their people—and each other? 

About The Author

Vanessa sets sail into the waters of
new adult fantasy with On These
Black Sands, the first book in her
world of pirates, fae, and ruthless
rulers. By day she wrangles her four
children, works as a data analyst, and
runs a small business creating gifts
for book nerds like herself. A lifelong
early bird, she writes in the early
morning hours with her coffee,
praying for the kids to sleep past
sunrise. When not at her keyboard,
she is likely hiding somewhere with a
good book, watching movies with her
family, or dreaming of future travels.

Author Links: Instagram, Facebook, and her Website

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