Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Cover Reveal: Confronting the Demon by Ciara Ballintyne

Today I have the distinct pleasure of hosting the cover reveal of my friend Ciara Ballintyne's novela "Confronting the Demon". This is actually a quasi guest post because most of the text is from her. I had the honor of beta reading her novel Deathhawk's Betrayal and I can honestly say I really enjoyed it. My hope is that one day, I'll be able to host the cover reveal on that one.

I've also had the pleasure of reading a beta copy of this novella too and I seriously couldn't put it down. It packs a punch and the world is so beautifully done.

So, without further babbling on my part, here is Ciara.

Ciara Ballintyne

This is the first time I’ve ever had cover art commissioned, but as far as I can tell from the writers I know, seeing the cover art for the first time never gets old. I have to agree it’s a definite ‘SQUEEEE!’ moment. And I’m not generally the kind of person who ever says ‘Squee’. In fact, I’m pretty sure the only time I have ever previously said squee was when HarperVoyager requested a partial of my manuscript Deathhawk’s Betrayal.

So here it is – the cover art for Confronting the Demon, my 25,000 word novella.
Many thanks go out to my artist, Nadica Boskovska. Check out more of her work at http://theswanmaiden.deviantart.com/gallery/

Confronting the Demon
The gates to hell are thrown wide when Alloran is betrayed by his best friend, Ladanyon, and framed for forbidden magic. He is hunted by the guards and the wizards both, tormented by the gruesome murder of his friends and loved ones, and crippled by fear for the living. Now Alloran must face his demons, or damn the woman he loves.

The novella also includes a free bonus short story, A Magical Melody, which was previously featured in the ebook anthology, Spells: Ten Tales of Magic.

When a lethal spell is stolen from a locked and warded room, Avram must hunt down the thief before the song of power buries a city of innocents beneath a thousand tons of ice.

Confronting the Demon is due to be released 1 October 2013, and I’ll be signing copies at the IndieVengeance Day Book Signing in Dallas, Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (CDT). Register for free here if you’re interested to come along - http://www.indievengeanceday.eventbrite.com/.

Ciara Ballintyne can be found on:
Twitter – @CiaraBallintyne
Website – www.ciaraballintyne.com

Thanks, Ciara!

'Till Next time. 

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