Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Remember When . . . I Told Jack's Story?

Hear ye, hear ye! All ye who have been awaiting news of the next free novella in the Culper Ring Series! The proclamation has gone forth!

Which is to say...I've got the cover for A Hero's Promise, my next free novella, and was told to tell all my readers it'll be up for pre-order soon! Releasing January 1, this one is about Jack Arnaud, the little boy in Whispers from the Shadows, and Julienne "Lenna" Lane, the daughter of our main characters in the same. They're the parents of the heroine in Circle of Spies, so it was fun to delve into their story before plunging into the Civil War.

Now, this one is set in 1835. And I don't know if you've ever searched for fashion from 1835, but it is t-o-u-g-h TOUGH to find any! So rather than give everyone involved a royal headache, this cover bypasses the heroine on the cover and goes straight for the images of import--I'm really loving it! They took an old black and white image of the Capitol from the correct time and somehow turned it into this beauty:

Isn't it lovely? =)

I don't have official back cover copy for it yet, but to give you an idea, anyway, I'll make something up. ;-)

Navy Lieutenant Jack Arnaud and Julienne “Lenna” Lane have already postponed their wedding three times. Will their secrets–incendiary satires, runaway slaves, and assassination attempts–foil their plans again? Or can they cling still to the promise they made as mere children, to be together forever?
Yeah, that's really rough, LOL. But you get the idea, I hope. And as soon as those links appear on Amazon, you can bet I'll pass them along!

11 comments:

  1. Great cover, I actually didn't know there would be another novella, so this makes me happy.

    Keep writing, I love the series

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    1. =) There is indeed! This one is shorter than Fairchild's Lady, but it'll fill in the blanks that comes of the 50 years between books 2 and 3. =) Glad you're enjoying the Culpers!

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  2. This is wonderful! I can't wait until book three comes out! I'll be rushing off to buy it.

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    1. I'm excited for it too! I still really love Circle of Spies. =)

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  3. Oh I am SO excited to read this! Your novellas in between the novels have never disappointed--only in length, but that's because I love the characters so much. ;)

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    1. And this one's even shorter! LOL. Long-winded me was worried about that, but my critters and editor promise me I did manage to tell a whole story. ;-) And at least with this one, you do get to see the characters throughout CIRCLE OF SPIES too!

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  4. SQUEAL!!!!! I am adoring this series and I'm so happy that this novella is going to be about Jack! I was really hoping it was! Cannot wait till it releases!!!!

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    1. Yep! My editor was excited too, to get to see him in the years between being a four-year-old and being father of the bride, LOL. Only 2 months!!

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  5. I love the cover, and I'm so excited to read this! I love the Culper Ring series so far :)

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    1. Thanks, Jillian!! As soon as those pre-order links are live, you can bet I'll be posting them. =)

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