And by “all”, I mean the covers of two soon-to-be-released books with Danielle E. Shipley stories inside of them!
Cover the First
If you keep an eye on me on Facebook and Twitter, chances are you’ve seen this one already. But for those of you who missed it, I now present to you, in its debut appearance on the Ever On Word blog, the face of Xchyler Publishing’s upcoming anthology, “Steel and Bone: Nine Steampunk Adventures”!
Shovel the coal and stoke the boilers as nine Steampunk authors explore islands of mystery and adventure across the seven seas.
“The Clockwork Seer” by Katherine Cowley: On an island of oddities, a young clairvoyant struggles for normalcy, but deadly automatons have other plans.
“Sindisiwe” by Scott E. Tarbet: A slave girl in Zanzibar escapes a beating when a stranger in the marketplace proves her past in more than just a fairy tale.
“Stand and Deliver” by TC Phillips: Neither shackles, slave labor, nor the island’s deadliest inhabitants will prevent these brothers from meting out justice to their father’s murderers.
“Island Walker” by C. R. Simper: Kit digs her treasures out of trash heaps, but the theft of her invention leads to discoveries money can’t buy.
“A Mind Prone to Wander” by Danielle E. Shipley: Beyond a locked door lies Rowan Charles’ death or his sanity, and the survival or extinction of his people.
“Curio Cay” by Sarah E. Seeley: The future of humanity rests in the hands of three time-traveling scientists battling biomechanical creatures in the Jurassic past.
“The Mysterious Island of Chester Morrison” by Kin Law: Dodging her chaperone, a debutante stumbles into adventure and romance at the World’s Fair.
“Revolutionary” by John M. Olsen: A dirigible captain goes down with his ship, and wakes to find himself a captive of a sky-dwelling civilization.
“The Steel Inside” by Gail B. Williams: Darkness lurks in Sarah’s forgotten past, kept hidden by those who claim to be her devoted husband and loyal servants.
Ahhh, my very first authorial venture into steampunk… I look forward to holding you in hand.
The book’s available to add to your Goodreads shelves, and will be out for everyone’s reading pleasure June 27th. But hey – if you’re up for an early read in exchange for an honest review, give a shout and I’ll score you an ARC!
Cover the Second
I did something a little different for the cover reveal of my next Wilderhark Tales title. Instead of rounding up volunteers on my own, I engaged the prompt and professional services of Lola’s Blog Tours. It’s been nice, getting to leave the cover reveal’s organization to somebody else, for a change. And it’s extra nice to finally be able to show off yet another piece of breathtaking Yana Naumova artwork on my blog. Behold, my friends: “The Sky-Child and Other Stories (A Wilderhark Tales Collection)”!
Born into a world his heart knows as beneath him, an extraordinary boy becomes a man of music, hopeful that someday he’ll find a way higher.
As the first day dawns, a world comes awake, order and disorder striking a dangerous balance.
Under the stars, a princess and tailor trade age-old lore, little dreaming of the future that could trap them in the past.
All of it in, around, and far above the timeless trees of Wilderhark, the forest whose secrets reveal themselves slowly, if ever at all.
Tales of beginnings. Tales of quests for belonging. Most of all, tales of true love.
Once upon a time, you knew something of Wilderhark’s tales. Now for the stories that fall in between.
High goodness, Gant-o’-the-Lute, how were you so beautiful as a youngster?
He shrugs, indifferent. “Genetics, I expect.”
Yes. Well. *awkward cough, ‘cause some characters are just weird to ogle* Book 6.5 of The Wilderhark Tales is coming for you on July 7th. Like the steampunk antho, “The Sky-Child” is on Goodreads. Also likewise, I’ve got ARCs for folks interested in a read ‘n’ review ahead of the pack. You have only to ask. ^_^