Shiny New Cover!

I was very happy with the wonderful cover courtesy of John Lewis, it was clean, clear, striking and looked great in a thumbnail. It was never intended to be the permanent cover though. So, without further ado, here is, the final cover!

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Wyrd Calling blurb:

No one escapes the Wyrd Sisters. Thalia gave it her best shot. She ran away and devoted her life to tricking black market traders out of their money. She could only run for so long. They always catch up with you, one way or another.

Thalia is a hot-headed, stubborn, wild-child shifter who happens to be Wyrd Bound. She finds herself dragged back to her role where she must bring her new pack into line and stop a serial killer. She’d rather not have a pack and isn’t that worried about stopping the killer, but that was what she was made for. There’s only one thing Thalia really wants.

Freedom.

How I chose the artist.

I spent a solid 6 months researching cover artists. I looked at far more than I care to even try and remember. Reese Dante caught my eye and so I bookmarked her and kept looking. After a couple more months of looking, no one had come close to comparing to her art. I knew that she was the artist I wanted to do my cover art, no one else would do.

My experiences with her.

Reese is an absolute professional. She’s prompt in her responses and prepares thoroughly. Her turnaround with the art is fantastic and she kept me up to date throughout the entire process without cluttering my inbox with millions of questions. She’s polite, thorough, and an absolute star and pleasure to work with. I can’t recommend her highly enough and I’m very glad that I’ve hired her to do the entire Wyrd Bound series.

You can find her here:

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If you’re looking for a fantastic cover artist then I very highly recommend Reese.

Wyrd Calling Is Published!

Wyrd Calling is now up on Amazon and available for pre-order! I spent the last 24 hours bouncing and dancing around like a thing possessed. I didn’t know I was capable of such glee and excitement!

There’s been a change of plans with the cover art. I’m still using the fabulous Reese but due to unforseen circumstances she can’t have the cover to me by November 7th. So, I, being the ingenius soul that I am, made up a temporary cover. Well actually a friend did, and I love it! It’s bold, striking, and wonderful.

This is the cover by John Lewis and I love it!

This is the cover by John Lewis and I love it!

So where can you find my wonderful, amazing, début novel? You can pre-order it for the very reasonable price of $3.99 right here on Amazon.

Official blurb:

No one escapes the Wyrd Sisters. Thalia gave it her best shot. She ran away and devoted her life to tricking black market traders out of their money. She could only run for so long. They always catch up with you, one way or another.

If you’re not entirely if it’s for you, then you can read the opening chapter hereIf you’re still really not sure, and I can’t imagine how that would possibly be the case 😉 Then you can read the latest review:

I was provided a free advanced release copy of  Wyrd Calling by Shen Hart, an author I know, in exchange for an unbiased review.

Wyrd Calling is a powerful and complex tale about a female shifter named Thalia who is bound by the Wyrd Sisters to solve a series of murders in a distant city.  She is ordered to assume co-leadership of a group of shifters, unwittingly paired with a partner from her dark (or should I say “even darker?”) past.  The book explores Thalia’s ambivalence about her life situation and her personal growth in the context of the pack and their mission.

Most striking to me is the author’s ability to develop characters that are complex and interesting, slowly and indirectly revealing bits and pieces until a fully relatable (or hateable, in some cases) character emerges.  There is something really unique about the way that the animalistic traits of the protagonist and her pack are conveyed.  Elements of the peaceful but distractible raven, the intimidating jaguar, and the predatory red wolf are interwoven to form Thalia, a head-strong, sensual, and sometimes brutal woman who repeatedly struggles for freedom from the Sisters as she leads her unruly pack of cubs.  And each character of the book is as thoughtfully developed as the main one.

The vivid imagery in Wyrd Calling, not only of landscape and cityscape, but of the subtleties of shape shifting itself – how the characters’ moods were reflected in the shifts of tails, ears, teeth, or jaws – was captivating.   There is also amazing imagery surrounding shadow dancing and the other energies.

I must admit, urban fantasy is not a genre I’ve read before.  I was afraid that I would be left in the cold by my lack of knowledge of the shifters, faes, elves, and other assorted beings found there.  Fortunately, all I needed to understand was woven into the story without disruption to the flow or pace of the book.

As I understand it, this is the first volume of a series.  I can’t wait for the next, not only because I’m left wondering what happens next, but because I want to fill in some of the hinted-at but not quite revealed back-story of Thalia (or is it Suriel?)!

Catherine.

Don’t forget, you can pre-order it here. 

Thank you to everyone for the love and support.

Latest Review!

I was reading Wyrd Calling on my kindle, which is a very weird experience, when the latest (very positive) review of Wyrd Calling came through from one of my advanced readers!

I was provided a free advanced release copy of  Wyrd Calling by Shen Hart, an author I know, in exchange for an unbiased review.

Wyrd Calling is a powerful and complex tale about a female shifter named Thalia who is bound by the Wyrd Sisters to solve a series of murders in a distant city.  She is ordered to assume co-leadership of a group of shifters, unwittingly paired with a partner from her dark (or should I say “even darker?”) past.  The book explores Thalia’s ambivalence about her life situation and her personal growth in the context of the pack and their mission.

Most striking to me is the author’s ability to develop characters that are complex and interesting, slowly and indirectly revealing bits and pieces until a fully relatable (or hateable, in some cases) character emerges.  There is something really unique about the way that the animalistic traits of the protagonist and her pack are conveyed.  Elements of the peaceful but distractible raven, the intimidating jaguar, and the predatory red wolf are interwoven to form Thalia, a head-strong, sensual, and sometimes brutal woman who repeatedly struggles for freedom from the Sisters as she leads her unruly pack of cubs.  And each character of the book is as thoughtfully developed as the main one.

The vivid imagery in Wyrd Calling, not only of landscape and cityscape, but of the subtleties of shape shifting itself – how the characters’ moods were reflected in the shifts of tails, ears, teeth, or jaws – was captivating.   There is also amazing imagery surrounding shadow dancing and the other energies.

I must admit, urban fantasy is not a genre I’ve read before.  I was afraid that I would be left in the cold by my lack of knowledge of the shifters, faes, elves, and other assorted beings found there.  Fortunately, all I needed to understand was woven into the story without disruption to the flow or pace of the book.

As I understand it, this is the first volume of a series.  I can’t wait for the next, not only because I’m left wondering what happens next, but because I want to fill in some of the hinted-at but not quite revealed back-story of Thalia (or is it Suriel?)!

Catherine.