Where it Rains in Color – Cover Reveal

Cover Reveal: Where it Rains in Color by Denise Crittendon.

Genre: Science Fiction

Publisher: Angry Robot

Publication Date: 6th December, 2022

 A beautiful black woman with shimmery brown skin holds a dancer's pose. The background has a galaxy style. Her dress is sparkling and white. She has blue and purple surrounding her.

Does anyone else buy books for their gorgeous covers?

If you are like me, that’s a big, fat YES! So I was super excited to take part in this cover reveal because just look at it!

Not only is the cover gorgeous, but this African mythological retelling promises romance, mystery and exploration of universal beauty standards in an Afro-futuristic world. I am so ready for this!

Swazembi is a blazing, color-rich utopia and the vacation center of the galaxy. This idyllic, peace-loving world is home to waterless seas, filled with cascading neon vapors, where tourists and residents alike soar from place to place in a swift wind force called The Sweep. No one is used to serious trouble here, especially Lileala.

Lileala is a pampered, young 50-year-old whose radiance has just earned her the revered title of Rare Indigo, the highest and most sacred of honours. But, her perfect lifestyle is shattered when a band of drug-addicts from a dying planet come up with a way to infect her with a fatal skin disease. They succeed and the unthinkable happens – Lileala Walata Sundiata loses her ability to shimmer. Where her skin should glisten like diamonds mixed with coal, instead it dulls and forms scar tissue. And she starts to hear voices in her head.

Distraught over her condition, she flees to the village where her Rare Indigo predecessor, Ahonotay, is said to be hiding. Ahonotay reveals a destiny to Lileala that awakens a new power inside her and she realises her whole life – and the galaxy – is about to change…

💖𝘞𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘵 𝘙𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘊𝘰𝘭𝘰𝘳 is out is available for pre-order now.

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