The Cogsmith’s Daughter (Desertera #1) Cover Reveal

Pardon the cheesy banner, I am just so thrilled to reveal to you my cover for my debut novel, The Cogsmith’s Daughter (Desertera #1)!  The novel is not available for purchase yet (stay near the site for updates later this week!), but you can add it to your “to-read” shelf on Goodreads by clicking HERE.

Of course, if you want to read The Cogsmith’s Daughter before anyone else, it just may be a good idea to sign up for my author newsletter. You can get all the info HERE.

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Two-hundred years ago, the steam-powered world experienced an apocalyptic flood. When the waters dried up, the survivors settled around their steamship in a wasteland they named Desertera. Believing the flood and drought were caused by a scorned goddess, the monarchs demanded execution for anyone who commits the unforgivable sin—adultery.


Today, King Archon entraps his wives in the crime of adultery, executing each boring bride to pursue his next infatuation. Most nobles overlook King Archon’s behavior, but when Lord Varick’s daughter falls victim to the king’s schemes, he vows revenge.


When Aya Cogsmith is thirteen, King Archon has her father executed for treason. Orphaned and forced to turn to prostitution for survival, Aya dreams of avenging her father’s death. When Lord Varick approaches Aya with plans for vengeance, she agrees to play the king’s seductress—even though it puts her at risk for execution.

Packed with high-society intrigue, dappled with seduction, and driven by revenge, The Cogsmith’s Daughter is a steampunk dystopian novel with the perfect mixture of conspiracy and romance.

Thank you all for your support for my indie author journey! As I said at the top, don’t wander too far away…there is much more exciting news to come this week!


Kate M. Colby is an author of science fiction, fantasy, and nonfiction. When she is not writing or working, Kate enjoys playing video games, antiquing, and wine tasting. She lives in the United States with her husband and furry children.

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26 comments on “The Cogsmith’s Daughter (Desertera #1) Cover Reveal
  1. Coo…! Awesome cover. Striking and pro.

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  2. Nice cover, and the story sounds great.

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  3. Helen Jones says:

    Gorgeous cover, Kate – you must be getting very excited to be so near to publishing!

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  4. Reblogged this on Reading Over People's Shoulders… and commented:
    Good day ladies and gents. My awesome possum friend Kate M. Colby has just revealed the cover of her new (and first) book! As a beta reader for this project I am super excited to share her cover with you and highly encourage you to keep an eye out for when you can purchase it. It is an amazing read and I will be first in line to get my very own copy. I’ll save you a spot in line!

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  5. It’s a perfect cover for your story! I love it and can’t wait to get my hands on the final product!

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  6. ofopinions says:

    Looking forward to reading it! Good luck!

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  7. The cover is amazing! *-*

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  8. Reblogged this on GIP and commented:
    Sharing the amazing cover of a fellow blogger. Good luck to the future! 🙂


  9. Love the cover and the hook is great. Sounds like a fun read.

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  10. Rajagopal says:

    Congrats Kate, for what certainly looks like a heady mix of a story from the promotional synopsis here; enough to whet the appetite and entice the wait for finale…best wishes.. Raj.

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  11. amo says:

    The cover looks fantastic!

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