Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Effigy Cover Reveal & Broken Branch Fall Release!

I'm happy to be helping spread the word about new or upcoming releases from two great bloggers and writers today.

First up is the cover reveal for Effigy, the debut novel by M.J. Fifield. Isn't this a gorgeous cover? I'm so happy for M.J. and excited for her debut!

Effigy will be released on July 22, 2014. Here is the blurb for what is sure to be a great book.

The survival of a once-mighty kingdom rests in the hands of its young queen, Haleine CoileĆ”in, as it slowly succumbs to an ancient evil fueled by her husband’s cruelty.
 A sadistic man with a talent for torture and a taste for murder, he is determined to burn the land and all souls within. Haleine is determined to save her kingdom and, after a chance encounter, joins forces with the leader of the people’s rebellion. She gives him her support, soon followed by her heart.
 Loving him is inadvertent but becomes as natural and necessary as breathing. She lies and steals on his behalf, doing anything she can to further their cause. She compromises beliefs held all her life, for what life will exist if evil prevails?
 Her journey leads to a deceiving world of magic, monsters, and gods she never believed existed outside of myth. The deeper she goes, the more her soul is stripped away, but she continues on, desperate to see her quest complete. If she can bring her husband to ruin and save her people, any sacrifice is worth the price—even if it means her life.

 About M.J.

Armed with a deep and lasting love of chocolate, purple pens, and medieval weaponry, M.J. Fifield is nothing if not a uniquely supplied insomniac. When she isn’t writing, she’s on the hunt for oversized baked goods or shiny new daggers. M.J. lives with a variety of furry creatures—mostly pets—in New Hampshire. Effigy is her first novel.


Ravven, the cover artist:  www.ravven.com
Add Effigy on Goodreads

Congratulations, M.J.!! 

Also, you may have heard about a book called Broken Branch Falls that has been popping up a lot lately. Today is its official release and Tara Tyler is blitzing the blogosphere to celebrate!

It's Beastly Blitz Day!

Tara is the first (and as of now only) blogger friend I have met in person. We met at the Ohioana Book Festival back in May and I can tell you Tara is as fun and sweet in person as she is online. So happy for you, Tara!

by Tara Tyler
Release Date: June 24, 2014 - TODAY!!
B&N ~~~ Amazon ~~~ Kobo
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. But Gabe wants to break out of his nerdy stereotype and try other things. He has his eye on the new ogress at school. Though it’s against all beastly rules, there’s just something about her.

Gabe starts a fad of mingling with other species, forcing the High Council to step in and ruin things by threatening to destroy the school and split up Broken Branch Falls. With help from other outcast friends, Gabe sets out on a quest to save his town. They'll show 'em what different friends can do together!

Add it to your GOODREADS list!

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

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


  1. Awesome cover MJ and congratulations Tara!

  2. yay for MJ!!

    i seem to be following Alex today!

    Julie - so glad we met! and cant wait to see you again soon! thanks, girl!

  3. Congratulations, Tara! I'm excited to read your new book.

    And thank you, Julie, for helping me out today. I much appreciate it.

  4. HI, Julie,

    Featuring two wonderful authors today!

    CONGRATS to M. J. and Tara!


  5. Effigy has a beautiful cover. Very Game of Thrones and I love the blurb for Broken Branch Falls. I can see my kids loving that one!

  6. Love M.J's and Tara's book covers. Good luck to the two of them.

  7. That cover is eye catching to say the least and speaks to my fairy tale nature within. Sounds like a great books and congrats to her and to the Goblin book-This also looks like such a great read

  8. Congrats, M.J.! Your book cover is beautiful. I love the architecture and her dress. Both are visually stunning together. :)

    Congrats, Tara on your new release. The cover for your book is brilliant. I love all the details and how spooky it feels. I wish you all the best! :)

  9. I love both book covers! Congrats to MJ and Tara.

  10. Thank you, everyone, for your very kind words. I salute you!

  11. This comment is a thank you for stopping by and a big congrats for completing Polar Day. What a great name for a sequel.

  12. Gorgeous, gorgeous cover, M.J.! I remember when someone went by the name Haliene! Long time in comeing. I'm so glad your book is so close to debuting!! It sounds awesome.

  13. Your book sounds like loads of fun, Tara!

  14. Hi Julie,

    It's wonderful that you shared in the awareness for M.J. and Tara. I wish them both much fulfilment. Hearty congrats to them and I shall duly share this post.

    Gary :)

  15. Yay for Tara and MJ!! The books look great.

  16. Wahoo for MJ! I've been waiting for YEARS for her debut, and I'm so stoked I think I'm going to have to go eat cheese. *tossing confetti* Can't wait to read her book.

    (And Tara's too.)


  17. It's a beautiful cover. I'm looking forward to the actual book too! And congrats to Tara!

  18. MJ, that is one stunning cover! Love the title too.

    Congrats to Tara!

    Waves to Julie.

  19. MJ's cover is great - so romantic and classy! Wishing Tara huge success on her adorable book! :)

  20. Hi Julie - interesting twist in MJ's book and I love both the covers having seen Tara's around the blogosphere too ..

    Great for you all to have or about to have books out there .. cheers Hilary

  21. Both covers are so fantastic! MJ's is absolutely stunning, while Tara's looks like heaps of fun...

  22. Congratulations, Tara and MJ!! Both books sound great, although in very different ways :)

  23. Both covers are striking in their own way! Congrats to MJ and Tara!


  24. I'm really digging MJ's cover. Best of luck to her!!

  25. Congratulations to both of these authors. I don't know which book has a better cover. Both look so amazing.

  26. Doing the happy dance for these two.


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