J.B. Rockwell is one of the members of my online writing group, the Inkbots. She’s recently sold her debut to Zharmae, and so I invited her here to show off her cover and blurb and a bit about the book. Take a look!
When Laura Lam offered me some space on her website to show off the cover of my upcoming novel Breakshield, I jumped at the opportunity. After all, who wouldn’t want a shout out from someone who writes such wonderful and truly amazing stories as Pantomime and Shadowplay? So thank you, Laura, for hosting me in your virtual home!
As for Breakshield, it hits the shelves on March 27, 2014. I was beyond excited to get the official okay to post the cover art, and here she be:
Found at the intersection of life and the afterlife, the Between is a place where science and reason are replaced by magic and violence. It is a place where Typhon and his Huntsmen of the Dark Waste spread like a plague and where Talents go to die.
The only thing standing in Typhon’s way is Morgan Quendalen and the people of the Shining Lands. They are sworn to protect the last remaining Talents, a precious few who teeter at the edge of extinction. Morgan valiantly fights, protecting these last remnants of magic in a war he’s not sure he can actually win.
When Jamie Aster, a mortal Talent with undiscovered powers, is put under his charge, Morgan weighs his oath against a desire to save the Shining Lands. Could he kill a Talent if it meant saving his people?
Breakshield is my debut novel and the first in a series of three that I’ve signed with Zharmae. As for the cover, well I absolutely love it. Love-love-love it. It’s pretty and badass all at the same time and – really – what else could I ask for? The artist is an up-and-comer named Yanmo Zhang and he’ll be doing the cover art for the other two books in the series as well. The man on the cover is Morgan Quendalen, the protagonist of this story, and he’s looking pretty badass as well. I can’t wait until Breakshield comes out because I think you’re gonna love it as much as I love the cover. After all, it’s got everything a good fantasy story needs: swords and sorcery, evil beasties with long claws and sharp teeth, and it’s even got a fox familiar named Kitsune.