The wait is over! I am so excited to share with you the completed cover for The ShadowMaster! This cover was designed by Adrijus G. of Rocking Book Covers and I can't even begin to rave about how fantastic he was! He was very patient with each revision and didn't mind my numerous last-minute changes. He also had a great eye for design and made recommendations for a better-looking cover. If you're looking for a cover designer I highly recommend him and suggest you check out his other work!
Here is a never-before-seen sneak peek at The ShadowMaster, which will be available for pre-order on Amazon December 3rd!
Then the light vanished, and everything was dark. “Leigh?” I whispered. “Where are we? What did you do?”
“I’m not sure…” she answered, her voice quavering. Just then I heard footsteps. Torches were lit, and I looked around at what appeared to be an arena of sorts. People began to swarm in, taking seats in the stands, the seats of which seemed like they were made of black velvet. These people emanated darkness. Noxans.
“Leigh, what have you done?” I said in a small voice, a crack of fear showing through.
Tears were in my sister’s dark purple eyes. “I—I don’t know, Zach!” she responded, her voice heavy with stress.
A loud voice filled the arena. “Today!” it said. “Today we gather for the choosing of a new leader!” cheers inundated the dimly lit arena. “Three enter,” said the man, who was standing in the middle of a triangular area, fenced off from the rest of the place. “Only one will rule.” I bit my lip. I did not like the sound of that. “Xavier Leon, of the X clan,” the man announced as a tall, lanky boy who couldn’t have been more than seventeen climbed into the triangle. Shouts rang out. Some cheered for Xavier. Others called out insults. “Yeraldina Warett, of the Y clan.” A sturdy girl of medium height entered the triangle. Again, some shouted their approval, while others yelled things like, “Kill her!” I looked at Leigh, grimacing.
“I’m trying to get us out of here, but I can’t,” she told me.
The man spoke up again. “Lastly, Zynthia Avariss, of the Z clan.” I snapped to attention, as did Leigh.
“Zynthia!” I rasped as she clambered into the triangle. She looked younger, about fifteen years old. She looked at Xavier, and her eyes widened in seeming horror and disbelief. Her chest heaving, she glanced about her as if looking to escape somehow.
The man smiled, still standing in the center of the triangle. I realized he was not very tall, for Zynthia towered over him, even standing in her assigned corner. “You all know the rules. The duel begins now!” he cried, ducking out of the triangle.
I hope you enjoyed the sneak peek! I have even more news. My first book, The Mirror, has been marked down to 99 cents today, in celebration of the cover reveal (and also
since it's Cyber Monday). Pick up your e-book copy
The official preorder release date for The ShadowMaster is December 3rd. There will also be a blog tour starting that day. The schedule is down below. Also, check out the print cover of
The ShadowMaster, located underneath this post.
Blog Tour Schedule
December 3rd: Cori Dyson's Blog
December 4th: Michelle
December 5th: Georgia Crisp's
December 6th: Margo Bond Collins'
December 7th: Diamante Lavandar's
*this is not the final schedule, blogs may be added so stay tuned!