Today I am partnering with the brilliant and hard working Storytellers On Tour to bring you a beautiful cover reveal for U. L Harper’s book, Katy of Clay.
Yeah? Good. Let’s go then.
This book cover is by cover artist Daniel Iglesias.
A few things about the author first…
U.L. Harper is a speculative fiction and literary author, influenced by magical realism. A former journalist from Long Beach, California, he now resides in Tacoma, Washington with his wife and daughter. He is an avid Dodgers fan.
U. L Harper started off doing poetry. Every now and again the poetry influence enters his novel writing. His latest work, The Secret Deaths of Arthur Lowe, meshes fantasy and horror with magical realism.
It’s typical to acknowledge how your parents have shaped you. But what if they shaped you out of clay?
When Katy visits her father, she questions why she can no longer remember the face of her mother who died nine years ago.
What’s more is that recently her body has been going through strange changes.
It’s these changes that force her father to reveal an old family secret—she’s made from clay and will be catapulted into another world because of it.
Shortly thereafter, she finds herself in a frightening parallel world where ghosts indefi-nitely relive their deaths, a land where she will discover the secret that cost her the memory of her mother’s face, and it’s a place where she’ll journey to find the insidious truth about what she’s destined to become.
I am here again to show you a new book cover! I love doing these posts, they are such simple yet fun posts to do. We get to know a little more about the authors we interact with and see some fab artwork. What is not to like? If you are in agreement then continue reading…
A few things about the author first…
Dan Fitzgerald is a fantasy author living in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, DC with his wife, twin boys, and two cats. When he is not writing, he might be garden-ing, taking photographs of nature, doing yoga, cooking, or listening to French music.
Here are some of Dan’s amazing photographs, more can be found on his Instagram so definitely go and check out his profile. He isn’t just a bookish gem…
The Maer Cycle is his debut trilogy, with Hollow Road and The Archive on several book bloggers’ best-of lists for 2020.
His upcoming duology, The Weirdwater Confluence, will be published in October 2021 and January 2022.
It’s been twenty-five years since the Battle for the Archive. Peace reigns over the Silver Hills, and humans and Maer are preparing to sign their first trade agreement. Even warring tribes of the Free Maer have set aside old quarrels.
Sasha is a young scholar of mixed Maer and human parentage, traveling throughout the Maer lands collecting stories of the Ka-lar, the buried Forever Kings. She finds a reference in the Archive to a Ka-lar named Kuun, a scholar in life, who was laid down in an ancient brightstone mine, beneath a mountain said to be the home of the fabled Skin Maer. The lure of the tale is too strong to resist. Joined by some old friends, Sasha sets out to uncover secrets that have lain buried for over a thousand years.
In The Place Below, the Maer Cycle comes to a close as the darkest mysteries of the Maer are at last brought into the light
Well, my fellow bookworms, I have got something pretty freaking cool to show you today!!
It is time for another COVER REVEAL!
Covers do wonders for books, so when an author pulls out the big guns I cant help but get excited and Caplan pulled in a fantastic artist and designer for his cover. He chose none other than the amazing and incredibly talented Felix Ortiz and Ken Dawson.
So, sit and stew on that little nugget. I will show you this amazing cover very soon.
But a few things about the author first…
C. M. CAPLAN
C.M. CAPLAN IS the author of The Sword in the Street. He’s a quadruplet (yes, really), mentally disabled, and he spent two years as the Senior Fiction Editor on a national magazine – while he was still an undergrad in college.
He has a degree in creative writing from Salem State University and was the recipient of the university’s highest honor in the arts. His short fiction also won an Honorable Mention in the 2019 Writers of the Future Contest.
Caplan’s introduction to fantasy came through J. R. R. Tolkien and George R. R. Martin. He has a tattoo that roughly translates to Valar Morghulis, as written in Tolkien’s Elvish script, in an acknowledgment of that fact. Other influences include Robin Hobb, Ellen Kushner, N.K. Jemisin, Katherine Addison, John Irving, K.S. Villoso, and Neil Gaiman.
He currently lives in New England, where he works remotely for a social justice theater company.
Now, as usual you are probably getting slightly frustrated with me stringing you long with all the above details and I know your thoughts are likely something along the lines of…just show me the damn cover, thats what I’m here for!
But I’m still not going to show you yet!
Sword in the Street is the first book in the new series The Ink and the Street. This book is due to be released March 3rd 2021 but worry not you can pre order it HERE.
This BEAUTIFUL cover is the one of the many fine works of Felix Ortiz, and you can check out some of his other work HERE. If you haven’t heard of this chap you will have certainly seen his work among some other INCREDIBLE book covers. I recently shared his work for The Combat Codes on Twitter and in my Review.
Ken Dawson also worked on this fab cover as the cover designer and you can find more of his works HERE.
Trial by battle is a holy rite on Hillside. Hired blades bleed their foes in savage duels, settling everything from petty grievances to the corporate laws that keep their citizens in line. Embroiled in these cutthroat political games is John Chronicle, an impoverished swordsman with no better prospects, seeking the duel that will free him from the Dregs.
Meanwhile, John’s boyfriend Edwin, an autistic university student, befriends a fellow scholar who claims to study the arcane art of thaumaturgy. When she offers to teach Edwin this subtle magic, he hopes that he can use it to bolster John’s skill with a blade. But thaumaturgy is a dangerous magic, and the forces that drive it have other plans.
The couple soon find themselves entangled in the web of intrigue surrounding the swordsmen and their sponsors, and they’re forced to question how bloody they’re willing to get to escape poverty — and they don’t come away with the same answer.
Well, hot damn guys…but have I got something to show.
We all know how much a book cover does for a book and if you keep those stunning eyes of yours scrolling you are sure to see one of the most beautiful covers…
But a few things about the author first…
Zack was raised with a wonderful family motto: don’t let the truth get in the way of a good story. What better way than to write fiction? He spends his days writing code and his nights writing epic stories about family, love, loss, friendship, and pain all intermixed with a heavy dose of the fantastical.
Now, I know y’all are thinkingjust show me the damn cover, thats what I’m here for!But people, slow up. Take a moment.
You can’t truly appreciate the beauty of such a creation if you don’t have the whole picture….
Stones of Light is the second book in the Threadlight Series by Zack Argyle and if Voice of War (Book One) is anything to go by book two is going to be amazing! I review Voice of War here and I can assure you it is a fabulous book.
Stones of Light is due to be released April 4th 2020 but you can pre order it HERE.
This BEAUTIFUL cover was the fine work of one, Ömer Burak Önal, and you can check out some of his other work HERE.
Former High General Chrys Valerian is trapped in his own mind and, as they travel east, he will soon learn where the Apogee is headed.
In the grounder city of Alchea, Laurel is taken in by the queen of the Bloodthieves but, if it means she can become a threadweaver again, it might just be worth it.
To the west, Alverax travels with the Zeda people as they deal with the aftermath of the battle of the Fairenwild. With an uprooted people and a broken coreseal, he’ll have to navigate a whole new world and rising pressure.
Together, they changed the world…now they must deal with the consequences.
Today I am super excited to be taking part in the Amethyst Cover Reveal hosted by the incredibly hard working and brilliant Storytellers On Tour, and I’m so very exited to bring to you one of the first looks at Amethyst, a adult fantasy fiction by the amazingly talented Jesse Nolan Bailey.
Rashell’s brother has vanished. When the local villagers express no concern, she enlists the help of a stranger from a faraway city to find Teth.
Investigator Derrik discovers the people worship a massive stone known as the Amethyst. Even more bizarre, an ancient relic of a mummy fuels their reverence.
Given limited time, Rashell and Derrik confront these mysterious elements at play, all the while striving to uncover what happened to Rashell’s brother.
Amethyst will be available September 24th 2020! and can be picked up here FOR FREE TODAY!
Genre: Fantasy (New Weird)
Keep scrolling for the cover and a little bit more about Jesse Nolan Bailey.
Without further ado, I am honoured to present to all of you…
Enthralled by the magic that written stories contain, Jesse Nolan Bailey has always wanted to be an author. With his debut novel, THE JEALOUSY OF JALICE, and his shorter fiction, AMETHYST, released to the masses, he can now claim such title with re-lief. He lives in Durham, North Carolina, where he has embraced the equally-gratifying lifework of hosting a trio of spoiled cats and two mini-aussies.
Thanks for checking out our cover reveal! Have a great day!