I’m excited to reveal the cover for the upcoming sequel to Evergreen!
The World That Remains
Six months ago, Harper Cody stressed out over finding the right college–now, she’ll be thrilled if she makes it to her eighteenth birthday.
Unexpected nuclear war destroyed the world she knew along with her dreams for a future. Violent thugs took away her parents and home, sending her fleeing into the ashes with her traumatized little sister. Following her best hope for survival, she chased a rumor of safety in the mountains.
Evergreen, Colorado turned out to be the shelter she’d hoped for. There, her patchwork family could make the best of the world left behind. However, their new home came with an unexpected twist: to keep her father’s shotgun and protect her sister, sweet, introverted Harper had to join the militia.
Safety is relative in the aftermath of societal collapse. The mountain town may have avoided the worst of the atomic blasts, but danger still surrounds them: unstable people, starvation, cold, disease… and something or someone creeping about late at night, stalking the most vulnerable among them.
I’m thrilled to reveal the cover for my upcoming YA post-apocalyptic drama, Evergreen. Cover art by Alexandria Thompson. I’m expecting a release date near the end of the month or early Jan.
Harper Cody used to worry about the SATs or a getting a new laptop for Christmas… but now, she only wants to keep her little sister alive.
At 5:59 a.m. early in September, life as she knew it came to an end with a nuclear flash ninety miles away in Colorado Springs. For two months, her family sheltered in the basement of their home, surviving on whatever canned goods Dad could scavenge. Passing evacuees told of a safe haven in the mountains, but her father refused to leave. He thought their home was safe… until a gang of looters kicked in the door.
Four years ago at thirteen, Harper won trophies for competition shooting, but killing a man pointing a gun at her is nothing like nailing targets at a range. Hesitation cost her parents’ lives. With no other options, she grabbed her little sister and ran away from the only home she’d ever known into a world she no longer recognized.
The promise of safety in Evergreen gives her hope, but unless the girl voted sweetest in her class can find the nerve to kill, Harper—and her kid sister—are as good as dead.
Emma tries to balance her newfound abilities as a druid with only being ten years old. Chores and having to go inside before dark leaves only a few hours a day to save the forest―or at least her home town.
Strange magic plagues the people of Widowswood Village. None of the adults take it seriously, as the effects are short-lived and whimsical. Emma suspects something darker is going on, having listened to Nan’s tales of night pixies who aren’t as nice as the Silverbells. Convinced someone or something wishes ill upon her home, she decides to do what the adults won’t.
Amid the chaos, the daughter of a wealthy gem merchant, goes missing. Emma’s father and the entire Widowswood Watch spend all their time searching for the abducted girl. Worse, a bully blames Emma for the girl’s disappearance, but after dealing with a banderwigh and the silk thieves, he doesn’t scare her at all—until he turns violent.
Emma knows everything is connected, and isn’t about to let a mean-spirited older boy stop her from protecting her home.
I’m thrilled to finally be able to reveal the cover for the next book in the Tales of Widowswood series: Emma and the Elixir of Madness! Illustrator Ricky Gunawan did an amazing job bringing Emma, Kimber, and Tam to life. I’m beyond excited for the upcoming release of this one. I’m aiming for sometime within the next week or two.
I’m beyond excited to reveal the new cover for Prophet of the Badlands! With the re-release of the book (a revised and edited second edition) I’ve decided to replace the covers with an illustrated style that better captures the essence of the characters.
With Althea finally realized visually, the illustrator (Jackson Tjota) is going to skip ahead to work on the cover for Angel Descended (book 6) next, so the entire series can finally be available to read. It’s been a long time coming (in excess of a 3 year wait) for the 6th book, so I am brimming with excitement to finally have the series wrap up out there.
The Awakened series books 1-5 each follow a different main character, one of the Awakened. In book 6, all their stories intertwine. Two forces of darkness clash, with the fate of the Awakened (and all of West City) hanging in the balance.
I’m thrilled to share the cover for the upcoming third novel in the Winter Solstice series with J.R. Rain, Catalyst!
Back home from Russia, Solstice Winters confronts a scarier problem than a lizard the size of a garbage truck: immortality.
She won’t exactly live forever, but ten thousand years isn’t much different. In the blink of an eye to her, everyone she loves will be gone. Being the only elf in the world is a lonely future, but at least she has her cat to talk to.
Good thing he talks back.
Solstice doesn’t have too long to mourn as someone thoughtfully sends a magical assassin to take her mind off the family she’ll eventually lose. She’s fairly certain the Ordo Sanguinem Aeternam didn’t summon it since they’re far too inept for elder magic. Before she can figure out where it came from, her friend Jade asks for help investigating a stolen mummy.
Upon discovering the mummy stole itself, she realizes New York is about to have a serious problem of the ancient kind if she doesn’t deal with it fast… and someone powerful still wants her dead.
Between an out-of-control mummy and a magical assassin, outliving her family is the least of Solstice’s worries.