Which is why I am delighted that the cover for Hero Born is an absolute cracker, and far exceeds my hopes. The finishing touches are still being put to it and you lot won't be able to clap eyes on it until the start of April, so you'll just have to take my word for it in the meantime - but since my expectations are high as a result of being biased about what I think my book deserves, there is some validity in my opinion.
In the meantime, however, I can feed any interest in book covers that I may have stirred in you by letting you see the designs, revealed just this week, of five of my fellow new authors at Voyager: Jack Colman, Laura Liddell Nolen, Ingrid Seymour and, from the US office, Kelley Grant and Liana Brooks. Feast yer eyes...
When an innocent friend suffers from a breach of the rule, Gunnarr rushes to deal retribution. Too late, he discovers that what appeared a mindless act was actually something far more sinister. And now he has left his unborn child and family unprotected, just when they need him most.
A vast host of warriors is at the gates of Helvik, and with Gunnarr gone, nothing and no one stands against them…
THE RULE will be released in ebook on 26th March and can be pre-ordered here. Follow Jack on twitter @_JackColman
Sixteen-year-old Char has a criminal record, a short temper, and some of the worst luck out there, so her chances of getting a place on the Ark, one of the five massive bioships designed to protect earth’s survivors, are low to none. Only the select few will be saved – like her mom, dad, and brother – all of whom have long since turned their backs on Char.
As a giant meteor spells imminent destruction for her home planet, Char must use all the tricks of the trade to swindle her way into outer space, where she hopes to reunite with her family, regardless of whether or they actually ever want to see her again, or not . . .
THE ARK will be released in ebook on 26th March and can be pre-ordered here. Follow Laura on twitter @LauraLLNolen
Marci feels possessed by shadowy spectres that take control of her body and make her do crazy things. While spying on the clandestine group known as IgNiTe, she is confronted by their mysterious leader, James McCray. His presence stirs the spectres inside her brain into a maddening frenzy. Her symptoms and ability to control them don’t go unnoticed by James, who soon recruits her. Marci starts to realise that half the world’s population is infected with sentient parasites, which bind themselves to the human brain.
Now Marci wishes she was crazy, because the truth is worse . . .
IGNITE THE SHADOWS will be released in ebook on 23rd April and can be pre-ordered here. Follow Ingrid on twitter @Ingrid_Seymour
The Temple at Illian is the crown jewel of life in the Northern Territory. There, pledges are paired with feli, the giant sacred cats of the One god, and are instructed to serve the One’s four capricious deities. Yet Sulis, a young woman from the Southern Desert, has a different perspective – one that just might be considered heresy, but that is catching on rather quickly…
Sulis’s twin Kadar, meanwhile, is part of a different sort of revolution. When Kadar falls in love with a woman from a Forsaken caste, he finds he’s willing to risk anything to get these people to freedom. But with Sulis drawing a dangerous level of attention from the deities, and war about to break out on two fronts, change may not come as easily as either twin had hoped.
DESERT RISING will be released in ebook on 21st April and can be pre-ordered here. Follow Kelley on twitter @kgrantwrites
Agent Samantha Rose has been exiled to a backwater assignment for the Commonwealth Bureau of Investigation, a death knell for her career. But then Sam catches a break—a murder—that could give her the boost she needs to get her life back on track. There's a snag, though: the body is a clone, and technically that means it's not a homicide. And yet, something about the body raises questions, not only for her, but for coroner Linsey Mackenzie. The more they dig, the more they realize nothing about this case is what it seems … and for Sam, nothing about Mac is what it seems, either.
This case might be the way out for her, but that way could be in a bodybag.
THE DAY BEFORE will be released in ebook on 28th April and can be pre-ordered here. Follow Ingrid on twitter @LianaBrooks