Today, I am joining loads of people to unveil the cover of a new book. 

Sweet Briar is the upcoming book by a great blogger friend of mine, Rowena Andrews. 

So, before we get to the cover, let's tell you all the details. 

First things first here are the details about the book

In Eosros, a Lady Witch must honour the Goddess, preserve the balance, and marry well. And not necessarily in that order.

Roseanne is the last member of the Yarrow family. She is also a Sweet Briar, a Lady Witch cursed by a love lost and her parents’ illicit attempts to cure her. Now flowers bloom on her skin, her magic is corrupted, and her heart is locked away. Yet all society cares about is seeing her wed or stealing her position in the High Coven.

Meriel is a Thorn. An illegitimate daughter to one of the great houses. She is also one of the most talented witches that Eosros has seen in a generation, a dangerous position for someone of her standing, and she has her mother to protect.

In the gardens of the Yarrow estate their paths collide, as one seeks sanctuary and the other tries to escape the demands of her position. Caught between the schemes of a court that wants to keep them apart and interfering allies, they must find a common path if they are to find salvation together or risk losing more than their freedom to the demands of society.

But briars have thorns of their own, and love is far more complicated than nurturing a garden.

The book will be released on 31st October 2023

which may be a little memorable because I think something else happens on that day!


Well you can PREORDER it here

or add it to your GOODREADS list.

Now as this is the first book by Rowena, here is a little bit about the author.

Rowena Andrews spent her childhood searching for Dragons and talking to animals and started turning that into words when she was bored in class. She wrote her first book at fourteen and while it lives forever in the bottom of the sock drawer, the encouragement from her English Teacher meant the writing bug took hold and never went away.

Rowena has a BSc in Geography and a PG Diploma in Coastal and Maritime Societies and Cultures. She moved to Scotland for University, fell in love with the place and never left, and now lives and works on the east Fife coast.

When she’s not writing or reading, she’s hoarding dice and playing Dungeons & Dragons, and submitting to the whims of a demanding cat and a pair of mini dachshunds.

You can usually find Rowena hanging around TWITTER or on her WEBSITE, where you can find out all about Rowena and also get the link to her short story Elior about a sentient sword. 

Right, I suppose I had better get on with showing you the cover then!









The Cover Illustration is by Ashe Arends (Spookgeist)

and if you want to know more about Ashe Arends you can find out more at: -


And it was designed by Allegra Prescatore

and similarly, if you want to know more about her you can go to : - 


So there you go. 

and just before I go I will leave you a few more images!


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