It’s cover reveal day for Starswept by
Mary Fan! This sweeping YA sci-fi romance will be released on August 29 by Snowy Wings Publishing. The
cover features photography by Roberto
Falck, with graphic design by Streetlight Graphics.
Author: Mary Fan
Release Date: August 29, 2017
Publisher: Snowy Wings
Some melodies reach across the stars.
In 2157, the Adryil—an advanced race of telepathic humanoids—contacted Earth. A
century later, 15-year- old violist Iris Lei considers herself lucky to attend Papilio, a
prestigious performing arts school powered by their technology. Born penniless,
Iris’s one shot at a better life is to attract an Adryil patron. But only the best get
hired, and competition is fierce.
A sudden encounter with an Adryil boy upends her world. Iris longs to learn about
him and his faraway realm, but after the authorities arrest him for trespassing, the
only evidence she has of his existence is the mysterious alien device he slipped to
When she starts hearing his voice in her head, she wonders if her world of
backstabbing artists and pressure for perfection is driving her insane. Then, she
discovers that her visions of him are real—by way of telepathy—and soon finds
herself lost in the kind of impossible love she depicts in her music.
But even as their bond deepens, Iris realizes that he’s hiding something from
her—and it’s dangerous. Her quest for answers leads her past her sheltered world
to a strange planet lightyears away, where she uncovers secrets about Earth’s alien
allies that shatter everything she knows.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mary Fan is a hopeless dreamer, whose mind insists on spinning tales of “what if.”
As a music major in college, she told those stories through compositions.
Now, she tells them through books. She is the author of the Jane Colt space opera
trilogy, the Firedragon YA dystopia/fantasy novellas, and the Fated Stars YA high
fantasy novellas. She’s also the co-editor of the Brave New Girls YA sci-fi
anthologies, which are dedicated to encouraging girls to enter STEM careers and
raising money for the Society of Women Engineers scholarship fund.
Find her online at www.MaryFan.com.