Cover reveal: Our Lady of the Islands by Shannon Page and Jay Lake

The incomparable Mark J. Ferrari has completed the cover for Shannon Page and Jay Lake’s fantasy novel — Our Lady of the Islands. Due out in early September, this novel is as gorgeous as Mark’s art for it.

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Our Lady of the Islands - cover art by Mark Ferrari

Our Lady of the Islands – cover art by Mark J. Ferrari

And here’s the full wrap:

Our Lady of the Islands - cover art by Mark Ferrari

Our Lady of the Islands – cover art by Mark J. Ferrari

Forthcoming books for 2014

We’re happy to announce that we’re releasing six – SIX! – new titles in 2014. All of these will be released simultaneously in hardcover, trade paper, and electronic (Kindle, Nook, iBooks, Kobo, Play, etcetera). Sadly, no cover art is ready to show. But you can sign up for our newsletter to stay up-to-date on all the news, including when the covers are posted.

Dualism by Bill DeSmedt

This long-anticipated thriller is a follow-up to DeSmedt’s award-winning first novel — Singularity. In signature style, Dualism blends science fact and science fiction with rich characters and balls-to-the-wall pacing. Book Two of The Archon Sequence.
Publication: May 2014

Being Small by Chaz Brenchley

A deeply personal ghost story of dead twins and mad mothers, of Moleskine notebooks and teen friendships, of AIDS care-givers and more. Being Small is a cunningly crafted short novel by one of fantasy’s most well-respected writers.
Publication date: August 12, 2014

Our Lady of the Islands by Shannon Page and Jay Lake

A fantasy set in the archipelago world of Alizar, Our Lady of the Islands features the reluctant adventures of Domina Sian Katte — a middle-aged business woman who is wrenched away from her comfortable, quiet life when she is unwillingly chosen by the Priest of the Butchered God and endowed with an unwanted power. Book One of The Butchered God.
Publication date: September 9, 2014

A Ragged Magic by Lindsey S. Johnson

Lyrical and moving, this debut YA fantasy will pull you into the world of Talaria — where none but the clergy are sanctioned to practice magic. A Ragged Magic is the story of Rhiannon — condemned as a witch and possessed of a frustratingly intermittent power to See into the hearts and minds of those around her. Book One of The Runebound.
Publication date: September 16, 2014

The Queen & the Tower by Shannon Page

When she moves out of her coven house to spend more time with her human boyfriend, the young witch Calendula embarks on an adventure that takes her and those she loves into dangerous realms. The Queen & the Tower is an urban fantasy set in modern-day San Francisco. Book One of The Nightcraft Quartet.
Publication date: October 31, 2014

Waking up Naked in Strange Places by Julie McGalliard

Cajun werewolves like you’ve never experienced before. Iconic and poignant, Waking up Naked in Strange Places is a YA novel from a strong new voice in urban fantasy. Book One of Tales of Rougarou.
Publication date: November 25, 2014

A Tale of Two First Novels

Per Aspera fans already know about The Queen and The Tower, previously slated for publication this fall. I’ve been working Very Very Hard on editing it—responding to editorial feedback from Jak and from Mark (aka the amazing cover artist, but also an incredibly talented writer and editor), and wondering if this will push back the publication date (spoiler: probably).

But there’s another book working its way towards publication: my hippie horror novel Eel River. Which was actually the first novel I sold, chronologically speaking. Morrigan Books will be bringing it out. It’s a standalone, and it’s deliciously creepy, and I got my editorial letter this week.

Marvelously, delightfully, thankfully—the requested revisions are very minor. Little matters of phrasing. Too many commas. That sort of thing. (Plus, sprinkled here and there, charming little notes from my editor, highlighting passages she loves. Dear All Editors Everywhere: yes please do this!! Happy author is happy!) continue reading