Cover Reveal: Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet by Laekan Zea Kemp

Hello again honeybees! Today I’m very excited to bring you the cover of upcoming YA Contemporary Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet! Thank you to Hear Our Voices Tours for having me on this tour!

The Reveal:

Beautiful, right? I love the colors of this cover! Art done by Poppy Magda.


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.

Amazing right? I’m so ready for all the food and romance!!

Preorder Incentives

Below are graphics with information on some swag you can get if you preorder the book including recipe cards, a chance to win Pen’s headband, bookmarks, and more!





Barnes & Noble


Google Play


Thank you again to Hear Our Voices Tours for having me! If you want to see my gush about this cover more, I posted it on Instagram. (Clicking the picture will take you to the post!)

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Love, Destiny

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