Monday, November 11, 2013

Reveals: Eleanor/Citadels of Fire, and New Members!

Sit back and be excited for two new book cover reveals, both from the local pond of Jolly Fish Press, the first of which is the up and coming YA paranormal, Eleanor, by Johnny Worthen.

"Eleanor is a modest girl, unremarkable but extraordinary, young but old, malleable but fixed. She is scared and confused. She is a liar and a thief. Eleanor is not what she appears to be."

I love a good character that's shrouded in mystery, and that foreboding atmosphere is really calling to me. When it comes out in Spring of 2014, I'll have to check it out. Congratulations on your excellent cover, Johnny!

Up next is Citadels of Fire, the first book in the Kremlins series, also set to release this Spring, 2014!

In a world where power is paid for in blood, no one ever aspires to more than what they were born to, and danger hides in plain sight, Inga, a maid in the imperial Russian palace, must find the courage to break the oppressive chains she’s been bound with since birth. Inga’s life in sixteenth century Russia is bleak until a man she crossed paths with as a child returns to the Kremlin ...

(Read the full synopsis here).

Congrats, L.K. Hill! The cover is stunning, and it's sure to turn up the heat on any shelf it's sitting on!

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Since the last blogfest, we've had some new members join our cosmic crew, and they need welcoming! Please stop by and say hello:

I would also like to give a special salute to all our veterans this day! We at The Laire greatly appreciate your service and sacrifice!

*edit* I have just learned the sad news from the Nick Wilford family, who organized the Overcoming Adversity anthology earlier this year, which I and many bloggers participated in. Their son Andrew passed away over the weekend. The blogging community is now banding together for donations, which can be sent to Kyra Lennon's (Nick's critique partner's) Paypal at kyralennon[at]gmail[dot]com.

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Update: after some editing, I ended up cutting 5K from The Undead Road, but thanks to NaNoing, I wrote another 5K last week to make up for it! There's also some exciting things happening deep within The Cosmic Laire hull, and it's only a matter of time before I can say what that is, exactly. Until then, I have more in store for the blog this week, so you'll want to check back and see what's going on!

See you then!
What do you think of Johnny and L.K.'s covers? What have you been up to this weekend? What about NaNo? Is it treating you well?

I'm David, and sometimes, miracles can happen ...


  1. Citadels is a cool cover.
    Eager for your good news. After everything that's happened the past few months, I'm sure you are as well.

  2. Love BOTH covers. Elanor looks haunting, and Citadels - I'm a big fan of historical fiction.

    Love and respect to ALL Veterans!

  3. Oh, this is the first I've heard of Nick's son passing. How sad. Thanks for letting me know...

    Congrats to the authors on their great covers!

  4. Nice covers. Good luck with Nano. Hmmm...more in store for this blog...I must admit, I'm a bit curious...

  5. Good luck with "The Undead Road" and I'm shocked and saddened to hear about Andrew's son. So terrible.

  6. I think both covers are great...Eleanor looks just like she's described, and Citadels is gorgeous, almost glowing.

  7. Oooh, those are gorgeous! Especially the Eleanor one, I'm so intrigued!

    Sarah Allen
    (From Sarah, with Joy)

  8. Love the covers- especially Citadels of Fire!

  9. Both sound great! I love the covers, especially the one for Eleanor.

  10. Some great cover reveals, congratulations to the authors!
    Deeply sorry to hear about Andrew.

  11. Both covers look great! There is something about Eleanor that really caught my eye. Very cool.

  12. Cool new YA pieces, thanks for the info on them:)

  13. Sorry to be repetitive but those covers are both stunning.

    I haven't been blogging much lately so I've just been hearing about Andrew today. I'm stunned, and my heart goes out to them.

  14. The covers (and stories within them) look amazing. Spring 2014:)

    That was the first time I'd seen that trailer. I am kinda surprised they aren't releasing it for Christmas - doesn't everyone want to watch a miracle around Christmas???? I guess I will wait until Valentine's Day...

  15. The covers are gorgeous, and the books sound great!

    So sorry to hear about the death of Nick's son.

  16. Eleanor has such a beautiful, haunting cover. Love it.

    Hugs and prayers for Nick.

  17. Excited to hear about your teasingly good news, so shall continue to wait with breath bated (I tried mints, but nothing seems to work:)

    Happy writing, my friend :)