Today I have the honor of revealing the cover of SOMEWHERE BETWEEN BITTER AND SWEET by Laekan Zea Kemp (in conjunction with Hear Our Voices). Here is the summary:
I’m Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter meets Emergency Contact in this stunning story of first love, familial expectations, the power of food, and finding where you belong.
As an aspiring pastry chef, Penelope Prado has always dreamed of opening her own pastelería next to her father’s restaurant, Nacho’s Tacos. But her mom and dad have different plans—leaving Pen to choose between disappointing her traditional Mexican- American parents or following her own path. When she confesses a secret she’s been keeping, her world is sent into a tailspin. But then she meets a cute new hire at Nacho’s who sees through her hard exterior and asks the questions she’s been too afraid to ask herself.
Xander Amaro has been searching for home since he was a little boy. For him, a job at Nacho’s is an opportunity for just that—a chance at a normal life, to settle in at his abuelo’s, and to find the father who left him behind. But when both the restaurant and Xander’s immigrant status are threatened, he will do whatever it takes to protect his new found family and himself. Together, Pen and Xander must navigate first love and discovering where they belong— both within their families and their fiercely loyal Chicanx community—in order to save the place they all call home.
And here is the info for the preorder campaign!! Click on any of the links below (or use the QR code above) to get your copy now
And without further ado… here is the cover!
Isn’t it gorgeous? 😍 The artist is Poppy Magda, and here is their website: https://www.poppymagda.com/