I may be bouncing up and down slightly, and grinning like a daft thing. The absolutely amazing and ridiculously talented Karin Lanven has been coming up with concept sketches for the cover of No Man’s Land, and….
The above is some concept sketches for Ghost – I’m thinking that Karin’s style for this reminds me of Chris Riddell, and I love it! And below, she’s also been doing some roughs for cover layouts…
It’s all a work in progress, but I am ridiculously excited!
So, back sometime in 2016, I randomly picked a book off the SFF World review spreadsheet because it sounded interesting (actually, that’s how I choose most of my review books!) The book turned out to be Traitor Knight by Keith Willis, and I definitely enjoyed it – it involves a dragon with hiccoughs and a heroine who takes no shit within the first ten pages, and got better from there. What’s not to like?
Well, it’s got a sequel.
And an awesome cover.
(And there’s a chance to win an Amazon gift card, too).
No time… No options… No plan…
No one said saving the world would be easy.
Morgan McRobbie and Lady Marissa duBerry swing back into swashbuckling action, facing old enemies, new threats, and a diabolical conspiracy. Not to mention a more personal battle, one with hearts and pride at stake.
As the pair escorts Prince Robert to the dwarf king’s court, a fiendish scheme is unfolding, intended to hurl men and dwarves into a devastating war. Morgan ends up sidetracked by a kidnapped dwarf and a centuries-old feud, while a mysterious wizard’s revelations shake Marissa to her core, throwing into question everything she thought she knew about her past and future. And the advent of a rival for Marissa’s affections threatens any hope of a happy ending—if they survive.
Once again the desperate knight and indomitable damsel must hazard everything on a single throw of the dice, gambling on untested allies and unimagined weapons to save their world. And the odds have never been worse.
It’s out sometime in Summer 2017 from Champagne Books, and you can find more information on Keith at his personal website or on Twitter.
And finally…goodies! Trundle over to Rafflecopter for the chance to win a $10 Amazon gift card – and if you haven’t already got it, I’d highly recommend Traitor Knight…
The cover for Green Sky and Sparks is revealed! I am absolutely in love with it and I’ve been looking forward to showing it off to you all – and here it is!
The illustration is by the incredibly talented Ken Dawson; his covers are at Creative Covers, but he also does illustration/graphic design through Phoenix Designs.
Green Sky and Sparks is due to be published by Kristell Ink / Grimbold Books in Summer 2015 – I’ll let you know when I have a firm date, but for the moment please add it to your TBR shelf on Goodreads!
Edit: and a lovely detail from my Grandfather: “I think the cover illustration shows a `De Havilland Rapide` – we used to have one that used to do sightseeing tours round the Island in the 70`s!”