I am so sold:
Once a Princess (Sasharia En Garde)"contains a kick-butt mother-daughter team, a wicked king, a witty pirate with an unfortunate taste for neon colors, inept resistance fighters, a dreamy prince who gallops earnestly hither and yon, and a kick-butt princess in waiting."
I just discovered Sherwood Smith last fall, and am so happy to have done so. Jo Walton over at Tor has an interview up with her today, which is where I saw Once a Princess. It is a fascinating interview, by the way, with lots about world building, and writing, and publishing, and all those good things.
But that cover. I do not like that cover. I so deeply do not like that cover. If it weren't for the cover I would seriously consider buying this on spec as a mother's day gift (reading it myself first, of course, so as to be sure).
On May 1st, which would be tomorrow, the sequel comes out! Twice a Prince, it's called, and I do not think it is fair that he gets to keep his tummy covered. Although why bother to wear a shirt at all if you are going to expose that much chest.