Book Announcement–The Song of the Drowned!

Aaand I’m back, complete with a freshly re-designed website. What’s that you say? I just redesigned the website a couple of months ago? This is true. However, I decided I needed to make things a little more sales-friendly. The way the old theme displayed my books just wasn’t working for me.

Yes, I did say “books,” plural. At long last, I am finally going to share more than just cryptic hints about future Beaumont and Beasley plans. That said, there has been something of a shake-up regarding the series. (Nothing bad. Stop panicking.)

As you may be aware, Book 2 of the Beaumont and Beasley series was originally called The Stroke of Eleven, and was a timey-wimey take on the tale of Cinderella. That story is most definitely still happening. However, it is now Book 3. I can’t talk about the reasons for this change in great detail without getting into major spoilers. For now, I’ll just say that adding another story in between The Beast of Talesend and The Stroke of Eleven will allow me to develop the plot and characters of the B&B series in a more satisfying way.

So, here you are: the cover and the synopsis for Beaumont and Beasley, Book 2!


The island village of Gladvale isn’t living up to its name these days. Its people are far from happy, and for good reason. The little fishing community is beset by foul weather that arises out of nowhere. It’s as if the sea is angry with the island. And then there’s the haunting voice that sings to sailors from out of the fog, luring them to their doom…

The citizens of Gladvale are desperate for someone to help them. So desperate that they don’t mind if that person is unusually hairy.

Nick Beasley has come to Gladvale in the hope of being freed from a monstrous curse. Lady Cordelia Beaumont thinks there’s something in the town that can make him human again. But she and Nick, along with Nick’s brother Crispin, soon find themselves embroiled in the town’s dark secrets. What is the Song of the Drowned? How are a visiting chanteuse and her enigmatic assistant connected with the dark magic plaguing Gladvale? And just who was the Little Mermaid, anyway?

Nick and Cordelia will have to find the answers quickly…before a war breaks out between land and sea.

Mermaids. Mystery. Scottish stuff. A surprising appearance from a relative of a famous public domain character. A girlfriend for Crispin. And, of course, more of Nick and Cordelia driving each other crazy. This is going to be fun. I’m planning to publish The Song of the Drowned this summer; watch the blog for a release date announcement in the coming weeks.

Once you’ve recovered from that, there are a couple of other little things to be addressed. First, I changed the cover for The Beast of Talesend…again. I promise this will be the last time.

*shrug* It needed more color in order to fit better with the other covers I was designing. As you can see from the new web design, I’ve moved on from my black-and-white retro phase. It was so 2016.

And finally, here is the cover for The Stroke of Eleven, coming later this year:

Check out the synopsis here (I’ve recently tweaked it to reflect a couple of minor plot changes).

That’s not the end of my announcements for this week, but I think it’s enough for now. I don’t want to overwhelm you. You should probably go lie down for a while. I will most likely be writing daily posts for the next few days as I catch up on my derailed blogging schedule. Also, the delayed May newsletter will be sent out on June 5 at the very latest.

Thanks for your patience! And feel free to let me know what you think of these new cover designs in the comments!

P.S. By the way, don’t forget that the giveaway for The Beast of Talesend will be ending on June 5. Make sure you enter, if you haven’t already! There will be three lucky winners, so your chances are good. 😀

Comments (6)

  1. Daley Downing June 2, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    Great news!! I’m looking forward to all of it!!

  2. E.B. Dawson June 2, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    They are so beautiful!!!! I am so darn excited for these!

  3. Deborah O'Carroll June 8, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :O :O :O *flails and dies* I’d seen the new covers (SO PRETTY) around your new site (spiffy!) but somehow missed this post due to all the internet outages I’ve been having… ANYWAY. I’M SO EXCITED! 😀 The new book 1 cover is AMAZING!! *flails* I now need a new copy. XD *hopes I will catch the announcement of the sale thingamy you mentioned* The new book 2 sounds SO COOL. O_O CRISPIN AND SCOTLAND AND ALL THE THINGS OH MY WORD. And I’m still majorly looking forward to what is now book 3… AND THERE ARE RUMORS OF RELEASES THIS SUMMER AND LATER THIS YEAR AND JUST. *collapses* Thanks for all the splendid updates and covers and such! So much awesome!

    If you’ll excuse me, I think I need to go lay down. XD

    • Kyle June 9, 2017 at 3:08 am

      XD Thank you!! I’m so glad you’re excited! And the sale has begun already, BTW, just need to tweet/Facebook about it. Happy you like the covers, too. 😀

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