Building Anticipation

Building Anticipation

Anticipation | Guy L. PaceSometime in the next couple of weeks, you’ll see the final cover for Carolina Dawn. With this little post today I hope to build your anticipation for the cover, and the book.

Recently, Scott Deyett, my cover guy, sent a mockup of the cover for Carolina Dawn. It is awesome! The final, high-resolution images should be even more so. I sent Scott the page count for the book, and the ISBN and price bar code for the print version. So, now he has what he needs to correctly make the cover fit around the printed copy. The e-book cover image is just the front of the print cover, so that’s easy.

When the final cover is in, I will run a cover reveal. It will knock your sock off.

It is slowly coming together.

First Readers

The first readers, my wife and J. C. Wing of Wing Family Editing, think Carolina Dawn is pretty good. No brag. Just fact.

I will be putting our some advanced reader copies (ARCs) in the near future for some people who will read it and post up advanced reviews. I’ll post those in the blog as they come in.

The current planning date for Carolina Dawn‘s release is February 14, 2018.

Sometime around the first of February, both the e-book and print edition will on pre-sale or pre-order, so you can lock in your copy.

Keep reading.

Keep writing.

 

Tabitha Caplinger

Eden Sword | Tabitha CaplingerTabitha Caplinger

Tabitha Caplinger is a friend I’ve never met in person. We used to be fellow authors in the Booktrope Vox Dei stable. Blue Ink Press picked up Tabitha’s books after the demise of Booktrope and since then she knocked it out of the park with Armor Bearer. I read the first two volumes of The Chronicle of the ThreeBloodline and Armor Bearerand have been waiting not-so-patiently for the third book.

If you haven’t read the first two books yet, I highly recommend you get them and read them. She is a strong writer who communicates a solid Christian theme in her books. To be honest, I decided to read Bloodline, at first, because I wanted to see what writing from a female perspective looked like. I got sucked in and devoured Armor Bearer, as well. Here’s the blurbs for the books:

Bloodline

Zoe thought the loss of her parents would be the most difficult thing she’d ever have to endure. When she began seeing things she couldn’t explain in her new home of Torchcreek, Virginia, she was sure the grief was driving her mad. Instead Zoe discovers she is part of an ancient bloodline, one destined to defeat the powers of darkness from condemning the world. But Zoe, the daughter of the three, isn’t just another descendant, but the key to humanity’s salvation.

In this first installment of the paranormal fantasy trilogy The Chronicle of the Three, Zoe Andrews learns that not all shadows are harmless interceptions of light. Some are a more sinister darkness that wants to torment the soul.

Armor Bearer

Darkness creeps around every corner as demons gather in the small town of Torch Creek, Virginia. The Destroyer has arrived, and the Reaping is coming closer by the day. Zoe knows it’s her duty as the Daughter of the Three to hold back the shadows, but she doesn’t know how, and time is running out. Zoe and her friends turn to the ancient text of the chronicle for help. Are they strong enough to withstand an enemy who exploits their deepest fears and doubts? Will they find the answers they’re looking for before all of Hell is unleashed?

Zoe’s journey as the prophecy’s promised Daughter continues in this second installment of the fantasy trilogy, The Chronicle of the Three.

Eden Sword cover | Tabitha CaplingerEden Sword

The final showdown is fast approaching, and a grief-stricken Zoe is forced to count the cost of her destiny. As the losses mount, her strength wanes.

Even if the Chosen find the Eden Sword in time, will Zoe be strong enough to wield it? Will she be able to stand against the darkness as the promised Daughter of the ancient prophecy? Or will she be consumed by the fear of her nightmares becoming real?

Fear or faith? Even the Chosen must choose. In this final installment of The Chronicle of the Three, light and darkness collide as Zoe discovers there is more than one battlefield in this war.

The third book, The Chronicle of the Three: Eden Sword, is coming soon and now you see what the cover looks like and know the title. Be ready to get it when it comes out.

For more information about the trilogy and Tabitha Caplinger, check out her web site: tabithacaplinger.com

You can also follow her on Twitter at @Tab_Caplinger, on Facebook at facebook.com/tabcaplinger, or Instagram at @tab_caplinger.

New Cover Reveal

Nasty Leftovers Cover Reveal

Here it is, the cover for Nasty Leftovers!

Nasty Leftovers Cover 2

Our cover designer, Scott Deyett, came through again with a cover full of color, drama, and intensity. This image will be on the ebook for Amazon, iBook, and Barnes & Noble Nook. We’ll get the full cover (front, spine, and back) in a few days that will be on the paperback.

We are on track for the March 15 launch date for the book, so check back for updates as we approach the date.

Here’s a short excerpt to whet your appetite.

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Amy shivered and Paul felt sweat trickle down his spine. He patted his vest, then reached into his pack and felt the hilt of the sword. His stomach churned and he felt his will begin to whither.

“It’s just standing there,” Amy said. Paul looked back out the window.

The hound swung its huge head left and right, slowly, several times. Through the binoculars, Paul could see that the head was broad, like that of a mastiff, but the snout was long and massive like a Great Dane. The ears stood up straight and pointed. A thick neck connected the head to a powerful, heavily shouldered body.

Paul’s stomach churned again and his abdominal muscles fluttered.

“Father, I’m in Your hands,” he said, eyes closed. “Guide me so I can do what You require. May Your will be done.” The churning and fluttering stopped and he felt a warm comfort in his chest.

Amy put her hand on his shoulder.

“It’s moving again,” she said.

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Keep writing.

 

 

 

 

 

Cover Reveal: Sudden Mission

Sudden Mission Cover

Here is the cover for Sudden Mission! One of my early readers/editors saw this and said, “It’s perfect!” Below is part of the press kit for the book with marketing contact and information about Vox Dei.

 

About Sudden Mission

Satan, once one of God’s favorites, now His Adversary, grows impatient with the plan and begins to harvest souls. In a fell swoop, he throws reality out of whack and the world into chaos. God calls on Paul and his friends Amy and Joe to set things right. The young teens journey through a messed up world—with a little help from an angel—struggling against everything the Adversary can throw in their path to accomplish their Sudden Mission.

With their world and their parents’ lives hanging in the balance–and the Adversary sending everything from zombies to samurai to stand in their way–Paul will discover if he has the strength and faith to set things right again and stop Satan’s harvest.

Publishing/Marketing Contact

Kathy Marks
Book Marketing Manager
Booktrope Publishing

kathy.marks@booktrope.com

ABOUT VOX DEI

Our name rhymes with Fox Day. We’re an imprint of Booktrope, a new type of publishing company founded in 2011 in Seattle, WA that’s pioneering a model called team publishing. Our mission at Vox Dei is to provide books for a primarily Christian audience that edify and entertain, encourage and inspire. While Christian themes are woven throughout our fiction, our purpose is not to preach a sermon but rather provide a quality alternative to the secular market for entertainment. Our non-fiction titles are intended to help readers explore the Bible in a more personal way and grow in their walk with Christ, while being informal in voice and approach. Whether fiction or non, our goal is to shine the light and love that is central to the Christian faith into a dark and messy world. Learn more at voxdeipublishing.com.

 

Cover

The cover reveal is July 6, 2015.

I’m working with the team at Vox Dei Publications to finalize things and we are about to complete the format of the book. A newsletter will go our to bloggers and reviewers on Monday, July 6, with details of Sudden Mission and at the same time, we will reveal the cover here and in other media.

A litte more than a month from the cover reveal, the book will be released. It seemed so far away at the beginning.

If you are on Goodreads, check this link for progress, as well as this site. Keep up on things by subscribing to this site (see the widget in the sidebar). You can follow me on Twitter, @rapier57, or check my Facebook author page.  I can always use a few more likes on that page, too.

Find out more about Booktrope and Vox Dei Publishing. If you are looking for a home for your books and stories, check them out.