A good many years back, I was active in a number of forums filled with gifted writers. Most of us were united in our shared ambition of being authors someday. We spent a lot of time writing together, and two writers I had the pleasure of meeting were Megan Cutler and James Abendroth.
Megan became a dear friend of mine, so when she asked me to be involved in her biggest project yet, I was thrilled. She had a specific vision in mind and asked me to help bring it to life with artwork. Naturally, this means it gives me an extra special sort of joy to be able to be a part of this – The official cover reveal for their new book!
While I had the special privilege of being one of the first to enjoy reading the book, I can’t do it justice without writing up a full review. I’ll be posting one after the book is released, of course, but in the meantime, take a look at what Megan has to say about her excellent debut title!
Ten years ago, I began an incredible journey. No longer satisfied with scribbles and abandoned projects, I sat down with a very good friend to write a full-fledged novel. A decade later, the project has seen many ups and downs, halts and restarts, but at last I get to share it with you.
When a mysterious island appears off the coast of San Francisco, two intrepid academics risk everything to discover its secrets. Literature professor Catilen Taylor has struggled all her life with the ability to sense others’ emotions. The only person comfortable with her eccentricities is Damian Cooke. Not just a professor of philosophy, Damian studies an ancient art he calls ‘magic.’
Beyond the military barricade they discover paradise unspoiled by modern advances. A sanctuary the travelers believe uninhabited, until they meet the island’s enigmatic ruler, who invites them to share the wonders of his bathhouse. Just as Catilen believes she’s put her difficulties behind her, trouble stirs on the island forcing her to reveal and test her empathic abilities.
Is the island the paradise it promises? Or does a nightmare lurk beneath the surface?
I’m beyond thrilled to share this, my first novel, with you. It was co-written by James Abendroth of Blackguard Press. And the cover was created by the lovely Beth Alvarez! It will be available for Kindle and Nook on Tuesday May 13th!
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