Cover Reveal: World of Shell and Bone

I’m popping in during my hiatus today for an exciting cover reveal! I met Adriana Ryan during the GUTGAA madness, and it turns out she lives right down the road from me. We’ve become fast friends, so when she asked me to help reveal her cover to the world of course I said yes. And it is beautiful! Probably one of the most beautiful covers I’ve ever seen. But before the reveal, let’s have a blurb, shall we?

World of Shell and Bone

In a world ravaged by a nuclear holocaust, Vika Cannon knows there are no guarantees: no guarantees of safety, no guarantees that your neighbor is not actually a spy for the government, and no guarantees you’ll be allowed to emigrate to a new life in Asia.

New Amana is dying. Food and water are scarce, and people suffering from radiation-caused mutations—the Nukeheads—are the new class of homeless.

Vika has just one purpose: to produce healthy progeny using a Husband assigned by the Match Clinic. Unhealthy children are carted away to Asylums to be experimented on, just as Vika’s little sister Ceres was, eight years ago. Parents incapable of producing healthy progeny are put to death in gas chambers.

When she’s assigned a Husband shortly after her twentieth birthday, Vika expects him to be complacent and obedient. But Shale Underwood has a secret. He is a member of the Radicals, the terrorist group intent on overthrowing the government. And Shale has information about Ceres.

As she learns more about the Rads’s plan, Vika finds herself drawn to Shale in ways she’d never imagined. When freedom calls in the way of a healthy pregnancy, will she betray her government and risk death for Shale and Ceres?

Coming December 7th, 2012

World of Shell and Bone, by Adriana Ryan. Cover by: James Helps (
World of Shell and Bone, by Adriana Ryan.
Cover by: James Helps (

I told you it was beautiful!

Adriana RyanAdriana Ryan lives and writes in Charleston, SC. She is currently at work on a dystopian and an urban fantasy series. A huge fan of spooky stuff and shoes, she enjoys alternately hitting up the outlet malls and historic graveyards.

Adriana Ryan is a member of the Romance Writer’s Association (RWA).


Or find her on her Website, Facebook, or Twitter.

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Rebecca Enzor

Rebecca Enzor is a chemist in Charleston, SC who writes Young Adult and New Adult Fantasy and Magical Realism. Repped by Eric Smith of P.S. Literary.

15 thoughts on “Cover Reveal: World of Shell and Bone”

  1. I read the blurb and the first words during GUTGAA too and I was really drawn in. I’m excited to know I can get this book! By the way the cover is compelling and lovely.

  2. Stunning cover! I saw this on another fellow bloggers site as well. Double score! It’s an intriguing premise as well. A girl after my own heart, shoes and graveyards – love it!

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