The book trailer for Crow's Rest got a refresh with new photos!




Note: It says it's available in Audiobook because I didn't want to have to redo it in a month, but I'm on track for getting the audio version out in mid-July!

Gieveaway of Crow & Pitcher Press Books

To celebrate the release of Crow's Rest from Crow & Pitcher Press on May 22, I'm giving away signed copies of Crow's Rest and Capturing the Castle: Images of Preston Castle (2006-2016), plus a goldtone Celtic knot necklace! This giveaway is open only to U.S. mailing addresses, sorry.

Again, this giveaway is open to U.S. mailing addresses only. Thank you for your understanding.

Giveaway for Crow's Rest Plus Swag

To celebrate the release of Crow's Rest from Crow & Pitcher Press on May 22, I'm giving away a signed copy of Crow's Rest plus swag! Giveaway includes the signed paperback, two beautifully-illustrated cards by Cathy McClelland, plus a goldtone Celtic knot necklace!

Click on the photo below to go to the KingSumo entry form for rules and to enter (sorry, I know that's an extra step but it's not embedding properly for this post for some reason) This giveaway is open only to U.S. mailing addresses, sorry.




Again, this giveaway is open to U.S. mailing addresses only. Thank you for your understanding.

Giveaway! E-book of Crow's Rest


You can win 1 of 3 ebooks of Crow's Rest, in your favorite format! Click on the photo below to go to the KingSumo entry form for rules and to enter (sorry, I know that's an extra step but it's not embedding properly for this post for some reason) 

Enter from May 5th through May 13th. THIS GIVEAWAY IS OPEN INTERNATIONALLY



Pre-Order Crow's Rest

The release of Crow's Rest from Crow & Pitcher Press on May 22 is going full steam ahead!

That means that you can now pre-order it in print and e-book (the audiobook version will be starting up soon) by following these links:

All e-book formats



Kindle



Paperback

And, as always, you can add it to your Goodreads shelf


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Behind the Crow's Rest Cover Art

So by now you all have likely seen the cover for the Crow & Pitcher Press edition of Crow's Rest, due to be released on May 22. But just in case, here's what it looks like:


What may be news to you is that the cover features my own artwork, as well as a little Photoshop magic from my designer. I scheduled a shoot at Preston Castle in July 2017 with model Renee Sprouse, with an eye to getting some shots for the covers of all three planned books in the Faerie Crossed series. (The view through the arch is another of my photos from Bunratty Castle in Ireland, incidentally)

I wanted to use my own artwork for the creative challenge of it, but also to avoid licensing conflicts or fees. It made it slightly more challenging for designer Kelley York of X-Potions Design but I'm well pleased with the results. The photos we've selected for Merlin's Stronghold and Spellmeet are going to be fantastic too!

I've been holding back on sharing some of the photos while we made our final decisions on which ones to feature on the next two books, but I wanted to share some of my other favorites from the shoot here. Enjoy!







As you can see, we edited out Renee's tattoo in the cover--it just didn't fit Avery, although it's a cool design. And Renee looks remarkably composed, considering it was 106 degrees the day of the shoot! We were both so tired by the end.

There is one more photo that I'm using to make an all-new teaser in May. So check back for that one! Pre-orders for Crow's Rest should be live soon too, and the best way to get the inside info is to sign up for my newsletter, Crow Tracks.

Throwback Thursday Teaser 5

The re-release of Crow's Rest is coming from Crow & Pitcher Press on May 22, 2018! As a way to pay tribute to its previous life as my debut novel, I'm sharing teasers and material from those early blog tours for the next several weeks.

Then, as the release day approaches, I'll switch gears and drive us right into the new release with all new teasers. So remember to check back here on the blog on Thursdays!