Cover Reveal: EMERGENCE

I swear I remember I have a blog! Life has caught me up in its grip once again and with Evensong enjoying a nice spreading of word, I haven’t had much to say. 

Now, however, I would like to offer an enormous thank you to all of you who have purchased, read, reviewed, and otherwise helped me promote Evensong. As much as I write for myself, most of the joy comes from other people reading it, so hopefully that joy is going both ways! 

But today’s point is not for me to gush about my gratitude to you – it’s to direct your attention to the exciting news of one of my fellow authors and good friends. I’ve had her on my blog before, and she has hosted me more times than I can count. She even allowed me to adopt (e.g. happily gave up once he followed me home) my flying monkey, Joe. Her first novel First of her Kind swept me away, and the sequel gripped my heart and kept me riveted until I forgot what day of the week it was and may have missed a few hours of work. 

Ladies and Gents, I would like to offer the cover for book two K.L. Schwengel’s  “Darkness and Light” series: EMERGENCE


The battle for Ciara’s power has drawn the full attention of the Emperor and the Imperial Mages, forcing Bolin to put duty above safety and take her to Nisair. It won’t be an easy trip, even with an Imperial escort and a Galysian elder accompanying them. Especially since Donovan has found himself some new allies, one of who wields a dark magic that has literally gotten under Bolin’s skin.

For Ciara, coming to terms with the increasingly tangible manifestation of her power could destroy her. Even if they make it to Nisair–something that grows more unlikely by the day–there is no surety of safety for Ciara, or any of them. Not with Donovan willing to gamble everything to achieve his goals, or Bolin’s uncharacteristically reckless behavior, the result of which is the attention of something that has everyone worried.

Loyalties will be tested, lives will be lost, and no one will emerge unchanged as they find things are not always so clear on the line dividing Darkness and Light.

 The planned release date for EMERGENCE is March 17, 2014


About the author:

mequinnK. L. Schwengel lives in southeast Wisconsin on a small farm with her husband, a handful of Australian Shepherds, Her Royal Highness Princess Fiona the Cat, and assorted livestock. Growing up as the youngest of nine children, and the daughter of a librarian, Kathi spent many hours between stacks of books, and secluded away in dusty archives, drawn to tales of medieval heroes and conquering knights. With so many characters and ideas spinning in her head, she had to get them onto paper or risk what little sanity she possessed. She has been penning wild tales of magic and mayhem as long as she can remember, but opted to follow her artistic muse first. After earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts and spending many years working as a freelance artist, grocery clerk, art teacher, graphic designer, stable hand, advertising account coordinator, dog trainer, and process technician (among other things) she answered the call of her writing muse. When not writing, Kathi trains and trials working Australian Shepherds, still paints, dabbles in photography, graphic design, and anything else creative her assorted muses send her way.

Kathi’s work is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, and other on-line retailers in both paperback and e-book versions. Signed copies are available via her blog.

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  1. Congrats on EVENSONG. 🙂 And thanks so much for helping spread the word about EMERGENCE. Don’t forget, Joe likes to have his feet massaged every now and again.

    1. Yeah…about that…um…sometimes they just go where they want. I’m sure you would have gotten one, but I think they’re afraid of the dragons.


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