Cover Reveal: A Midnight Clear

Don’t say Gen and I never gave you anything.

a man and a woman embracing against a starry sky with snow and a street lamp in the foreground. the title (A midnight clear) and author names (Emma Barry and Genevieve Turner) appear

Annapolis, Maryland, 1948

Frances Dumfries is the perfect admiral’s daughter. She runs the household, hosts the parties, and never falls for the midshipmen surrounding her. Having fun or putting herself first is definitely not on her schedule. And she doesn’t want anyone—particularly not a man too handsome and kind for his own good—to point that out.

Midshipman Joe Reynolds sympathizes: ever since he tumbled headlong into love with Frances, life hasn’t been much fun. With only so much time until he ships out from the Naval Academy, he’s racing the clock, and her refusal to give him a second look, to secure her affection. But this sailor isn’t surrendering in the campaign to win her heart.

Torn between duty and selfishness, it will take a Christmas miracle to show Frances and Joe that love is rare, precious… and worth fighting for.


There won’t be preorder links for this one. We’re wrapping up edits and hope it will go live in the next week. If you want to know as soon as it’s available, join the Fly Me to the Moon mailing list.

Follow me below the fold for frequently asked questions!

Since we’re announcing this project right now, I’m merely guessing what people might want to know. If you have other questions, leave a comment and I’ll update this post later.

Wait, what is A Midnight Clear? It’s a prequel about Joe and Frances’s courtship that’s set 14 years before the start of the Fly Me to the Moon series.

How long is it? 28,000 words, or novella length. (I convinced Gen to do it by promising it would be a 10,000-word short story. I’m a lying liar.)

What’s the heat level? There are some heated kisses, some mental longing, some minor profanity–and a sweet and scorching epilogue. I’m having trouble scoring this one.

What about Earth Bound? Don’t worry! We haven’t forgotten about the unexpected hero and the mystery woman who you saw in a very interesting position in the teaser (I’m being purposefully obtuse, obvs). A Midnight Clear is what happened first. We’re working on Earth Bound now and we expect it will release in 2016.

How much will A Midnight Clear cost me? Nothing. That’s right: zip, zilch, nada. It’s our holiday gift to you. The only pricing note is that Star Dust will go up to $3.99 from $2.99, so if you’ve been waiting to buy it, get it now.

This seems too good to be true. Life’s like that sometimes.

Will ARCs be available? No. We’ll publish it when it’s ready and if people want to review it, that’s awesome and if not, that’s awesome too. We’re easy.

How Christmas-y is it? Not very. There’s a tablespoon of holiday cheer if you like that sort of thing, but it’s not overwhelming if you don’t.

Is there a catch? Nope.

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