I don’t know about you, but time is moving differently nowadays, and it’s hard to keep track anymore. But nevertheless, THE STORM KING will be released on June 9th, and today I’m sharing the cover with you!
It’s also now available to preorder for Amazon Kindle: Preorder here.
Huge thanks to everyone at Deranged Doctor Design for this stunning cover! I can’t decide if I like it more than The Starless Girl, but it’s close.
Stay tuned for more updates and excerpts from The Storm King!
Have you ever wanted to write a book? Or are you an experienced writer, starting your next story?
Get your thoughts on paper by writing all your story ideas in this pre-organized journal.
This notebook is part blank journal, part guided story planner. There’s plenty of room for you to customize your notes, and enough guidance to help figure out your plot, characters, and publishing goals.
It’s your writer’s notebook. Now, go write your story.
It was a tough decision to finalize this cover. I had two very different designs to choose from. I tested the opinions of many writers I knew, and the response was overwhelming–the cover you see before you was the winner! Perhaps I’ll use the rejected cover for a later variation of the notebook (because I secretly love it).
But wait, you say, it’s only in paperback
True, the retailers will only have the paperback version. There WILL be an electronic version available, but since it’s going to be a PDF, it will be available through my Etsy shop once it’s released on May 12.
Since this is a journal intended to be written in, there is no point in making it a traditional ebook. Therefore, I’ve created a PDF which is capable of being used on one’s computer or tablet much the same way as one would use a paperback journal. Users will be able to write on the pages, and easily navigate from one section to another. And if you have a tablet and a stylus, you can even write on it by hand.
I am excited to take part in the cover reveal for one of my favorite indie/hybrid authors, H.L. Burke! Her new steampunk fantasy, Heart of the Curiosity will be released on June 27, 2019.
First, about H.L. Burke
Born in a small town in north central Oregon, H. L. Burke spent most of her childhood around trees and farm animals and was always accompanied by a book. Growing up with epic heroes from Middle Earth and Narnia keeping her company, she also became an incurable romantic.
An addictive personality, she jumped from one fandom to another, being at times completely obsessed with various books, movies, or television series (Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and Star Trek all took their turns), but she has grown to be what she considers a well-rounded connoisseur of geek culture.
Married to her high school crush who is now a US Marine, she has moved multiple times in her adult life but believes that home is wherever her husband, two daughters, and pets are.
Now, onto the cover reveal!
Wow! I can’t wait to read this in June! What a great cover. I also hear there are snails involved in this book….
The secret lies with the Heart.
Born with a magical knack for manipulating emotions, Leodora’s only dream is to ensure her talented little sister dances on the biggest, brightest stage in the Republic: The Curiosity, a grand old theater of tradition and innovation. After escaping a cruel carnival, Leo secures her sister a place in the Curiosity’s chorus line, and herself a job as a professional audience member, swaying the crowd’s mood with her magic. The girls have a home for the first time in their lives.
Then a tragic accident darkens the theater. A greedy businessman begins blackmailing Leo, and financial woes threaten to close the show forever. The Curiosity’s sole hope lies in a mythical power source hidden beneath the maze-like passages and trapdoors of the theater—the Heart. And Leo’s only friend Paxton, nephew of the theater’s stagemistress, is the key to finding it.
While Leo and Paxton hunt for the Heart, the blackmailer’s threats loom larger. Mysterious figures, cryptic clues, and deadly traps hinder the search at every turn. If the friends cannot recover the Heart in time, Leo and her sister will be cast out of the only home they’ve ever known, and the final curtain will fall on The Curiosity.
Enter a world reminiscent of The Greatest Showman, with a puzzle worthy of Sherlock Holmes and National Treasure, in this new Steampunk Fantasy from H. L. Burke.
You can pre-order Heart of the Curiosity from Uncommon Universes Press here:
In the Arcera Trilogy, Sylvia Thorne discovers just what happens when the first war in a thousand years breaks out. But before that, she was just a Rider, spending her days traveling through the wilds between the Four Cities.
Right before the first book Meadowcity, she gets stuck in Lightcity, waiting for a package to deliver. She isn’t stuck for long though, when a young girl decides to go on a haphazard mission into the wilds–and Sylvia feels compelled to follow.
Which brings us to Sylvia In The Wilds–the short story prequel, which will be available as a free ebook in April 2017!
The story is currently with my beta readers, and I can’t wait to share it with you!
It’s just under three months away: the release of the final installment in the Arcera Trilogy.
Sylvia has come a long way since first discovering the declaration of war against her home. She has faced violence and destruction the like of which hasn’t been seen in Arcera in a thousand years. She has mastered skills unknown to anyone but the denizens of Seascape, and she has only just begun to fight the war brought about by Governor Sorin Greyling.
This brings us to…
A Rift Between Cities, Book 3 in the Arcera Trilogy
Which will be released December 9, 2016!
I received the first proof copy of the paperback in the mail today, and ripped open the box in the middle of my driveway so I could see. Personally, I thought it was breathtaking.
Over the next few months you can come see me at one of several book signings:
Meadowcity, Lightcity, Riftcity and Skycity: the Four Cities of Arcera. For a thousand years, the cities lived in peace, until Governor Sorin Greyling of Skycity discovered a fifth city: Seascape.
With technologies far surpassing those of the Four Cities, Seascape has remained hidden all of this time, but why?
Meadowcity scraped through the fight against Skycity at Summer’s End, but they won’t remain safe for long. Sylvia must travel to find help: anything that will help win the war against Greyling, who will stop at nothing to conquer the fifth city.
Sylvia finds herself in Seascape, where she meets the formidable Lady Naomi Blackwater. The strange city is reluctant to offer help, but Lady Blackwater offers Sylvia a chance to prove herself: the Trials.
The Trials push Sylvia’s physical and mental limits to the breaking point. With each task she learns more about Seascape’s vast technologies–and discovers she is good at manipulating them. But soon she will discover their darkest secret…
And so we have The Fifth City…
And the first proof…
The Fifth City will be released on December 3, 2015.