Monday, May 5, 2014

Broken Branch Falls & A Dragon's Lament

I'm thrilled to be participating in the cover reveal for Broken Branch Falls, the new novel by the wonderful Tara Tyler, as well as the launch party for A Dragon's Lament by the equally wonderful River Fairchild. It's great to feature other authors since I am still being totally lazy and recovering from the A-Z Challenge. :D Congratulations to both ladies!

Edited to add: Stephanie Faris is also hosting a cover reveal today for her novel 25 Roses. Visit her here to check it out, it's fantastic! Congratulations, Stephanie!

First up, Tara:

Welcome to the Forest!

It's time for the highly anticipated, most spectacular cover reveal of the day!

by Tara Tyler
Release Date: June 24, 2014
Publisher: Curiosity Quills

Gabe is an average fifteen-year-old goblin. He’s in the marching band, breezes through calculus, and gets picked on daily by the other kids at school, especially the ogres. Gabe’s closest friends are goblins like him, but Gabe is tired of being a goblin – he’d like to try other things. And he has his eye on the new ogress at school. It’s against all beastly rules, but there’s just something about her.

When a prank goes wrong, Gabe is forced to join the football team as punishment – but finds a way to make it work. Soon the whole school is getting in on the fad of mingling with other species. Too bad the adults have to step in and ruin things by threatening to destroy the school and split up Broken Branch Falls. And Gabe is their scapegoat. With help from friends, old and new, Gabe sets out on a quest for the Book of Ages, which holds the laws of all beastkind and hopefully the key to saving Broken Branch Falls. After all that trouble, it better work.

Add it to your GOODREADS list!

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Also by Tara Tyler, techno-thriller detective series, The Cooper Chronicles, Book One: POP TRAVEL

Tara Tyler started out as a math teacher. After having a hand in everything from waitressing to rocket engineering and living up and down the Eastern US, she now writes and teaches in Ohio with her three active boys and Coach Husband. Currently, she has two series, The Cooper Chronicles (techno-thriller detective capers) and Beastworld (MG fantasy) She's an adventure writer who believes every good story should have a moral, plus a few laughs!

A BIG SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL THOSE HELPING ME WITH THE REVEAL TODAY!! And you can get up to five entries in this fun raffle just for commenting on five of the many cover reveal posts! Today only!

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And now it's River's turn:


Magic is real. So is betrayal.

David enters the Fire Kingdom and events shift from bad to worse. He learns a shocking truth about the dragons, a truth destined to block his efforts to retrieve the lost magic of Shaylar from the ruling Council.  After a cave-in and injuries force a rescue, David finds himself more isolated than before as personal concerns scatter his trusted advisors and the wizard who led him there abandons him.

The head of the dragon Council negotiates separate deals with both David and his father, sowing further discord between them. David's close friend, Lothan, disappears into the caves and doesn't return. A group of dissidents kidnap Wilks, the child empath David is sworn to protect. With no options left, he accepts the Council's demands to help them in their centuries-old conflict, risking a war which might kill them all.

Even if David manages to win, there's no guarantee the dragons will let him leave the region alive. They don't want the Kingdom of Shaylar to rise again and will stop at nothing to see it remain a pile of dust.


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Also available in paperback

About the Author:

River Fairchild is somewhat odd, brandishes a dry sense of humor, owned by several cats. Lives in a fantasy world. A fabricator of magic. Makes stuff up and spins tales about it. Believes in Faerie crossings and never staying in one place for very long. Speculative Fiction wordsmith. The secret to her stories? Spread lies, blend in truths, add a pinch of snark and a dash of tears. Escape into her world. She left the porch light on so you can find your way down the rabbit hole.


  1. Congratulations, River, and Tara's cover rocks!

  2. So many new books to read. I think I'm in need of a long beach vacation with my Kindle.

  3. Thanks so much for showing off my book, Julie, and congrats to Tara! Her book sounds fun. :)

  4. Both books sound great! Love the covers, too.

  5. I posted for Tara as well. Her book sounds like such a fun read. :)

    Congrats to River!!

  6. Hi, Julie,

    Fantastic covers!

    Congrats to TARA and RIVER!!!

    ALL the best, ladies!

  7. Great book covers and the plots sound quite intriguing. verty nice of you to showcase them here as well

  8. Yay for River and Tara! Two awesome books. :)

  9. Congrats to the ladies! Like the covers!

    Helping Blogger writers is an excellent reason to take it easy, Julie.

  10. I'm pooped, too! (Why do you think I'm trolling for blog guests for the summer. LOL)

    Great books, Ladies. Congrats! :D

  11. That book looks delightful! So entering :)

  12. Nice covers. A lot to talk about. I liked Stephanie's cover a lot but couldn't find anyplace to comment on her site.

    Mary Montague Sikes

  13. Been seeing the covers around today. Very creative ones. Congrats to both authors. :)

  14. A Dragon's Lament and River Fairchild is the best book title/author name combo ever. Gorgeous cover.

    And hooray for Tara! That cover is awesome and combined w/ the blurb makes me totally want to read it...even if I didn't already know how much I enjoy her writing.

  15. Goblins never looked so cool!! And though I don't care for dragon stories too much, I may have to check out River's other books just because of her bio!

  16. Congrats River, our cover is bright and eye catching yet has a dark feel as well. Tara your cover is amazing ad I can't wait to tune into Gabe's adventure next month. Many congrats.

  17. Congrats to Rive and Tara! Love the covers and hope the launches are stellar! :)

  18. (A bit late, but...) Grats to Tara, River, and Stephanie! So many great books and covers this month, and it's still early.

  19. Congrats to River!

    Tara's cover is awesome, I'm so excited for her! She's talented and such a sweetie pie. :D

  20. Congratulations to Tara and River!
    These ladies rock!

  21. Ha, ha, the goblin is forced to join the football team as punishment. Clever! And I love stories about dragons--like Christopher Paolini's Eragon.

  22. Whew! That's some major awesomeness. I know I should be out there supporting and cheering all our wonderful friends with their wonderful reveals and releases (I LOVE YOU FRIENDS WITH YOUR WONDERFUL REVEALS AND RELEASES!) but I'm afraid I'm still catching up from the A to Z Challenge. Yup. Regardless, I'm so happy for everyone.

  23. you are awesome julie!
    i love river's cover and story - dragons rock!

    and woot for our conference! we are right across the aisle from each other!! so exciting!!


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