Love and Memory Cover Reveal+Mini Author Interview+Snippet+More

Today is the cover reveal for Kendra E. Ardnek’s Love and Memory (technically, the official cover reveal was yesterday, but I was too busy stuffing myself with pumpkin pie).

—– About the Author —–

Kendra E. Ardnek is the self-proclaimed Arista of Fairy Tales. She lives in the Piney Woods of East Texas with her dragon babies and massive herd of mini-giraffes, and she is still waiting for one of of her fifty nutcrackers to come to life and marry her. When not writing, you can usually find her sitting in a random box, and she’s frequently known to act before she thinks. Find her online at: Website || Blog || Goodreads || Facebook || Twitter || YouTube || Newsletter || Instagram || TikTok || Amazon

—– About the Book ——

Release Date: April 19th, 2021

Purchase Link: Add Book on Goodreads:…/s…/50512612-the-dancing-princess

Book Description: The Rizkaland Legends #3

When a Queen forgets,

Her enemies rejoice in her weakness.

But when the Queen remembers,

They tremble in fear.

When a King loves,

His country rejoices with him.

But when that love is broken.

The land is broken, too.

Can Water and Fire join again?

Can Love and Memory be restored?

They spent years in Rizkaland. They ruled the land, forged friendships, built families, and made it their home. But then it was time to return to Earth, and their former lives just don’t fit anymore. Clara and Andrew struggle to reevaluate their priorities when hundreds of miles separate them. Reuben and Petra are lost as they seek a balance between their old friendship and their Rizkan marriage. And Ashna and Noraeto never planned to return, so what live is there for them on Earth?

When the unthinkable happens and a new enemy arises, they’re all thrown back into Rizkaland, into a young prince’s rise to power and struggle to build alliances for his kingdom. But they no longer belong in their other world, either.

Are good memories too much to bear?

—– Cover Reveal —–

—— Mini Author Interview ——-

What is your go-to space for writing?

I don’t really have one? Honestly, I will write anywhere, and I frequently change it up, as sameyness can actually make it harder for me to write.

Words of wisdom for those who are just starting out on the path? 

Don’t rush. It can be so tempting to want to be at the end of the road now, but take it one day at a time and enjoy the journey. And there is no one-size-fits all path to take as an author. 

Do you focus on one project at a time or do you have multiple projects going simultaneously?

I have three notebooks that I carry around in just my purse, and there are about ten more that I keep in my backpack. So … I’m a bit of a scatterbrain?

——- Book Snippet ——-

“Your sister was a lot younger than I am,” Petra countered. “As for the prophecy, it’s clearly about the Water Princess and Fire Prince, and you’ll be here to keep an eye on them.”

“But how am I to do that when you’re not here at my side?”

Petra sighed, rolling her eyes to the ceiling. “Reuben, you are perfectly capable on your own—”

Not when I’m worrying about you.

Petra rolled her eyes again. “You are perfectly capable on your own,” she repeated, “you don’t need to worry about me, and I’m going to be back before you can blink.”

—– Villain Inspiration/Spotlight-ish thing ——

Most people share pictures of their heroes, heroines, or adorable secondary characters. But what everyone wants to see is a pic of the villain, amIright? So, without further ado, here’s inspiration for one of Kendra’s dastardly villains.
So, um, as the description implies, there’s a new villain (or couple of villains) running amok for this book, and this was one of the first pics I pinned to get an idea of their look when I was plotting them.

—– Black Friday Sale —–

For Black Friday, Kendra is offering a few different sales and freebies. This ends on Cyber Monday.

For Black Friday and in honor of this cover reveal, I am offering book one, Water Princess, Fire Prince as a FREE ebook on Amazon, and book 2, Lady Dragon, Tela Du, is just 99 cents! And, furthermore, I am offering Broken, which is part 1 of Love and Memory, for free as well as an early read! This sale is part of Perry Kirkpatrick’s Black Friday Sale, so do go check out all of the other books on offer for 99 cents or less!

Check out the other blogs/bloggers participating in the “Love and Memory Cover Reveal” for more interview questions, snippets, and information.

Dreams and Dragons

Light and Shadows

Reality Reflected

Letters From Annie

C.O. Bonham

Kelsey’s Notebook

Rachel Rossano

Living Outside the Lines

The Rambling Rose

Written Rest

Once Upon an Ordinary


7 thoughts on “Love and Memory Cover Reveal+Mini Author Interview+Snippet+More

    • Madi's Musings

      Ha! I know, right? I clicked on the links to the other blogs before doing my post and was like, “I know that image. Why do I know that image?”

      Kendra’s advice about not rushing is something every writer needs to hear, I think. I know I did.


  1. Faith Anderson

    Wow! 13 notebooks?! That’s amazing. I love all the pictures here! THE VILLIAN!! *nods head in approval* And the pictures of the book w/Autumn leaves and w/coffee just makes me so happy ^_^

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