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Cover Reveal: The Empress

June 13, 2017
The Riveted Team
YA Fiction Is Our Addiction

Surely, after all the love and posts we put up last year, you guys all read S.J. Kincaid’s The Diabolic, right?! With it’s huge twists, kick-ass female protagonist, fresh concepts, and awesome, futuristic space setting, The Diabolic was easily one of our favorite reads of 2016.

Well, guess what? The highly-anticipated sequel to The Diabolic is coming this fall! It’s called The Empress and Entertainment Weekly just revealed the cover for it this morning!

Here’s what author S. J. Kincaid had to say about writing a sequel to The Diabolic:

The Diabolic featured a big story arc that might’ve stretched over several books if I’d planned it as a trilogy from the start, but I decided to go all-out and make a big, action-packed standalone. I was merciless with the characters, and when I wrapped up that first book, I felt really satisfied that I’d finished Nemesis’s story. Then something happened: this idea came to me, all tempting and tantalizing. I tried to resist it, but it just stayed in my head, so I gave a shot to writing a tiny bit — and I couldn’t stop.”

Kincaid’s certainly tantalizing US! Will Tyrus and Nemesis’s reign go smoothly? Will there be more Diabolics for Nemesis to battle?? Will they solve the mystery of the malignant space??? We seriously need this book NOW! If you’ve not yet read The Diabolic, please please please go pick up a copy so you can understand our overwhelming excitement!

The Empress will be on sale everywhere on October 31, 2017! Scroll down for the glorious cover, book description, and requisite pre-order and GoodReads links. Also, be sure to stop by, they’ve got a sneak peek excerpt up along with their cover reveal!

Are you as excited as we are?!?! Let us know your feels in the comments!

The Empress by S. J. Kincaid


About the Book:

The thrilling sequel to S.J. Kincaid’s New York Times bestselling novel, The Diabolic that called “the perfect kind of high-pressure adventure.”

It’s a new day in the Empire. Tyrus has ascended to the throne with Nemesis by his side and now they can find a new way forward—one where they don’t have to hide or scheme or kill. One where creatures like Nemesis will be given worth and recognition, where science and information can be shared with everyone and not just the elite.

But having power isn’t the same thing as keeping it, and change isn’t always welcome. The ruling class, the Grandiloquy, has held control over planets and systems for centuries—and they are plotting to stop this teenage Emperor and Nemesis, who is considered nothing more than a creature and certainly not worthy of being Empress.

Nemesis will protect Tyrus at any cost. He is the love of her life, and they are partners in this new beginning. But she cannot protect him by being the killing machine she once was. She will have to prove the humanity that she’s found inside herself to the whole Empire—or she and Tyrus may lose more than just the throne. But if proving her humanity means that she and Tyrus must do inhuman things, is the fight worth the cost of winning it?

The Empress will be available October 31, 2017!

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The Diabolicby S. J. Kincaid

Red Queen meets The Hunger Games in this epic novel about what happens when the galaxy’s most deadly weapon masquerades as a senator’s daughter and a hostage of the galactic court.

The Empressby S. J. Kincaid

The thrilling sequel to S.J. Kincaid’s New York Times bestselling novel, The Diabolic that called “the perfect kind of high-pressure adventure.”

On Sale October 31, 2017!