With nothin’ but hope and an old, overloaded Buick, Tim and Sally set off on the journey of their lives.
This book has been getting some rave reviews, and we are super excited to read it. The book cover design does a great job in bringing together a lot of elements seamlessly. The texture is amazing, and the overall design is brimming with the feeling of the story. Here’s the synopsis:
Forced to seek work wherever they can, Sal’s family may never have a place to call home again. But this can’t keep Sal from dreaming of a future with Ben—a boy she meets up with every year at the end of the picking season. This heartwarming story about growing up in the Great Depression will resonate with modern readers of all ages.
A divine treasure. A miracle of science. And those who seek to control them for eternal glory—or damnation.
The thing that stands out to me the most in this edgy book cover design is the grittiness. You get the feeling just from looking at the cover that this book promises to be an exciting, action-packed thriller. It’s amazing how much the cover design can contribute to the reading experience, as it truly sets up the reader’s expectations of the book. Check it out:
Michael Hughes knows the well-built stranger following him in town is more than just a passing coincidence. For as long as he can remember, he’s been on the run from the organization seeking the sacred item he protects. After years of hiding, he has only one option now if he wants to survive.
Forced from seclusion, Mike fights to stay ahead of the dangerous sect while enlisting the reluctant aid of college dropout Chris, who has more at stake in the matter than either of them realize.
As the pair attempt to elude capture and strike back at the firm that hunts them, they uncover a new cutting-edge initiative within the organization’s brotherhood that could shatter everything Mike has worked so long to safeguard.
Haven Keep by R. David Bell
The Dominion arrived in the south smashing all in its path, destroying the Empire of Evenfelle, and carving out an Empire of its own…
The cool thing about the book cover design for Haven Keep, is that it started with an illustration done by the author. That was a first for me. While the author is not an artist by trade, he was able to capture the look and feel of the characters and setting of the book. By enlarging the main character, using a lot of light and shading, and adding texture, we were able to craft a great cover from the illustration. The result, is a cover that fits right in with bestselling fantasy fiction. Here’s what the story is about:
VON, the last in the royal line, lives now as a bond servant and blacksmith in a northern fragment of the old empire. He is torn between his desires to make a new life for himself and thoughts of seeking justice and revenge against the Dominion. The matter is further complicated by his budding romance with ANORA, the daughter of his new lord, BAIDEN.
Von believes his identity remains secret, but Baiden knows exactly who his young ward is. Baiden guards the secret, nurturing Von into adulthood, hoping Von will eventually take his rightful place, and win back the lands conquered by the Dominion.
To the surprise of Baiden and Von, others know his secret as well. The Halfen clan, led by Ky, rebels against Baiden, promising to deliver Von into the hands of the Dominion. Ky recruits additional nobles to his cause and civil war threatens to erupt in the north.
In the frozen mountains an additional threat lurks. The Rift has begun to stir and an ancient creature crawls from its depths.
To combat the multiple threats, Von must rediscover ancient secrets left by the former rulers of the north in the castle shrine, Haven Keep. Armed with a partial understanding of those secrets and united with a remnant of the former army of Evenfelle, Von and Baiden win back control of the north.
Von is consumed by thoughts of revenge, the memory of his murdered family, and his anger toward KY and the other seditious lords. He descends further into darkness, eventually slaughtering Ky and the nobles who follow him. He departs on a path of vengeance, leaving Baiden and his allies to prepare to fight the Dominion without him.
Hero’s Welcome by Rosalind Foley
A rocky journey to forgiveness and peace…
Corporal Jacques Viator, wounded shortly after D-Day returns to his Louisiana rice farm thinking the war for him is over. His Hero’s Welcome quickly turns into a nightmare when he awakes his first morning home to the sound of German voices.
Author Rosalind Foley spent two years helping document the little-known era when thousands of German POWs were interned in Louisiana.
Visit Rosalind Foley’s website here: Hero’s Welcome
Climbing Olympus by Daniel Golliher
A man’s quest for perfection…
Climbing Olympus is a science fiction novel located forward in the twenty-first century, and the theme of the book is man’s ability to achieve perfection through his nature. It’s Daniel’s first book, and was originally inspired by an article about the singularity that he read in the early part of his freshman year in college. The book follows three main characters as they struggle to hold their spirits and heads high in a world that is falling apart. The only way that Leo Apollus, Grace Taylor, and Nikolas Rodrick have of saving themselves is to answer one question: “To what heights must man climb in order to achieve his natural end?”
Visit Daniel’s website here: Climbing Olympus
The Dark Lake by Anthea Carson
Something is wrong with Jane…
Well into her thirties she still lives with her parents in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. She can’t keep a job, stay sober or function as an independent adult. She keeps reliving a partial memory of a party where something terrible happened. Her therapist tries to help her remember what happened, but every time she gets closer to the memory, she becomes more disoriented and delusional.
Then one night, while attending a meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous she sees, out of the corner of her eye, a newspaper article with a picture of her car being dragged from the lake. But that car went in the lake 20 years ago. Why are they dragging it up now?
From the shadowy depths a frightening picture begins to emerge.
See all of Anthea Carson’s books here: The Dark Lake
The Keeper and the Alabaster Chalice by Paige Pendleton
He’d bonded with the child. It was foretold, and so it would be…
Black Ledge is inhabited again, but not everyone in the Realm is pleased. As the Driscolls settle into their new home they meet magical Beings, discover secrets, and exasperate the Elven Guard. They’re having a great time.
Charm turns to alarm when they meet Doris, the Acadian Water Witch, who’s removed the Alabaster Chalice from its watery grave. The Noctivagi, drawn by the artifact’s Water Magyk, seek the Chalice for their own nefarious purpose, and mayhem ensues.
Eleanor, Rob, Jack, and Flora fight time and tide to return the Alabaster Chalice to the Undine Prince before the darkness steals it.
Visit Paige Pendleton’s website here: The Keeper and the Alabaster Chalice
Mailbox Money! by Barbara Pitts and Mary Sarao
A Step-by-Step Guide to Earning Royalties from your Invention!
“Barbara Pitts and Mary Sarao are a rarity among inventors. They’ve not only received patents for their innovative ideas, but have successfully blasted their inventions into the marketplace. Having navigated the licensing landscape to great success, Barbara and Mary have created a must-have guide for all inventors and product creators seeking to create a huge and consistent inbound flow of Mailbox Money!” ~Nick Romer, Bestselling Author of Make Millions Selling on QVC
Barbara Russell Pitts and Mary Russell Sarao are sisters, inventors and authors. Their invention, Ghostline® poster board, has sold over $200 million since it was licensed in 1997. Their previous books are, The Everything Inventions and Patents Book, and Inventing on a Shoestring Budget. They were featured in the 2001 documentary film, The Big Idea, and they are popular speakers and passionate supporters of independent inventors.
Visit Barbara and Mary’s website here: Mailbox Money!
The Keeper and the Rune Stone by Paige Pendleton
An unholy ritual, a ticking clock. Four children discover there are things that go bump in the night …
Centuries ago a group of Elves committed an unholy ritual. But the ritual was a spectacular failure. It transformed the Elves into the Noctivagi – the beings we know as vampires.
Striving to maintain a fragile peace, the ancient Elves and Dwarves negotiated an Accord, which they’ve renewed every year on the Summer Solstice. The ceremony depends on the magical Rune Stone, but it’s missing. If it is not found—and quickly—the consequences could be dire, and not just for Elves and Dwarves.
Four children, Rob, Jack, Eleanor, and Flora, stumble into a world of magic and mayhem when they move into Black Ledge, the old estate on the Maine coast, and discover
they aren’t the only ones who live there.
Visit Paige Pendleton’s website here: The Keeper and the Rune Stone
The World Turned Upside Down by J.D. Buchanan
The World Turned Upside Down is a gritty crime thriller wrapped within a dystopian version of history where the Russians won the cold war.
In this alternate reality tale, Buchanan creates a compelling and fast paced who-done-it set in a grimy, post capitalist Los Angeles, California of the Pan Pacific Soviet.