Wait, Where Did Those Two New Books Come From?
The title of this post is probably what you’re asking yourself if you’ve noticed the two additional covers that just showed up at the bottom of my home page.
Well, one of them is for Beaumont and Beasley Book 3: The Mirror of Rorrim.
Coming…soon. Probably in the autumn sometime. Not going to say too much about it right now. I’ll make a proper announcement once I’ve done some more work on it. The reason why I have the cover up now will be explained shortly.
The other cover is for The Clawthorn Rose, a prequel to The Beast of Talesend and the first installment of a new series.
If you’ve read the Beaumont and Beasley books, you’ll know already that they’re not “retellings” as such–but they do feature retold fairy tales to a certain degree. I’ve heard from some people that they’d like to know more about the alternate versions of fairy tales I’ve teased thus far. Tales of the Afterlands is an anthology series that will explore the history of Nick and Cordelia’s universe, jumping around in time and dealing with a variety of characters. Book 1 tells the story of Anwen and Bastien, the Afterlands’ original Beauty and the Beast. Bastien made a brief appearance in The Beast of Talesend thanks to some magical shenanigans.
There is, however, a twist. The Clawthorn Rose isn’t just a retelling of Beauty and the Beast. It’s also a retelling of Sleeping Beauty, fusing the two stories into one. I’ll leave you with that for the moment–as with The Mirror of Rorrim, I’ll be releasing the full synopsis for The Clawthorn Rose at a later date once I get some more details finalized.
Why did I reveal the covers now? Because I’m staring a cover design and ebook formatting business, which I wanted to get up and running before I started passing out business cards at Realm Makers. You may have noticed the new “KRS Designs” page in the header menu as well. I’ve added these WIP covers to my portfolio so that the site has more than just two examples of my graphic design work. You can read more about the services I offer on the new page. If you’re interested in having me do some work for you, feel free to contact me!
So, now that we’ve got that sorted out, back to eagerly anticipating the release of our tomorrow. If you haven’t pre-ordered the Kindle version or bought yourself a paperback, now’s the time to do it! Also, don’t forget about The Beast of Talesend ebook sale (ending July 31) or the audiobook giveaway!