Every now and again, you meet an author that blows your mind. Every word he or she writes draws you in to this new world and you don’t come out of it with the same view of your own.
And then, just when you think they’ve hit their pinnacle, you read the next project and it’s even better than the previous.
For me, that author is Kate Sparkes (author of the Bound trilogy), and that project is the novella Into Elurien. I had the honour and pleasure of alpha reading this story – which means shortly after first draft so I cannot wait to see how it has grown and developed by the time this book is unleashed on the world.
I want to get other people as excited as I am, because your life will be better for it, which is why I’m helping Kate with her cover reveal today! Check out this beauty by JM Rising Horse Creations, read the blurb, and tell me you’re not dying to get your hands on this story.
Out of plans and out of luck…
Hazel Walsh left her island town three years ago, determined to never to return. But a series of missteps and misfortunes have left her homeless, heartbroken, and with no option but to return and take a job she doesn’t want in a place she fears will strangle her.
On her way, she stops for the night at the Old Brook Inn. It’s a place of local myth and legend—things that Hazel hasn’t believed in since she was a child. When she finds a strange key in the attic and tries it in a locked door, she suddenly wishes she’d paid more attention to the fantasy stories she once scoffed at.
She’s thrown into a world in the midst of revolution, where monsters have overthrown the humans who once enslaved them. All of them, that is, except Verelle, the cruel sorceress queen who vanished at the moment of Hazel’s arrival. If Hazel wants to have any chance of surviving and making it back to her own world, she’ll have to join forces with the amalgus Zinian—horned, winged, mysterious, and monstrously attractive—to unravel the mystery of Verelle’s disappearance. If they can’t, the fates of two worlds may be at stake.