EDIT – So much for scheduling posts on WordPress. I meant for this to go at 1800 Pacific Time. Instead it popped just now, at 1725. *sigh* Oh well, can’t win them all. 🙂
As frequent visitors to my blog (all three of you) know, I’ve been working on Tollard’s Peak, the third installment of the Glimmer Vale Chronicles, for a while now. I got started on it during NaNoWriMo last fall and got about 30,000 words done on it before I had to stop due to buying and moving into a new house. I think that’s a good excuse for not winning NaNoWriMo, don’t you?
Anyway, after the New Year (since the holidays were a wash with family and unpacking and the lot) I got restarted, and finished the initial draft in…mid March I think it was? Right around then. Anyway, between then and now I’ve been soliciting first reader inputs, making editorial changes, formatting the trade paperback version of the book, writing the back cover copy, and working with Lucky Bat Books and Jim Beveridge to get the cover art squared away.
The cover art took a while, going through several iterations, but I think you’ll agree it was worth the work, and the wait. Here it is!
The ebook cover:
And the trade paperback version:
Winter in Glimmer Vale – a time to remain close to shelter or, preferably, indoors. Most definitely not a time to brave the mountain peaks surrounding the valley. Raedrick and Julian certainly have no intention of doing so until a man from their past, nearly dead from exposure, appears at the outskirts of Lydelton. Once recovered, he tells them of his friend who lies injured on the flank of Tollard’s Peak, the tallest mountain in the region. Unable to ignore the stranded fellow’s need, the two Constables form a party to rescue him.
But there is more to the story than it first appeared, and very soon Raedrick and Julian find themselves struggling against far more than the elements as they brave the perilous peak. It will take all of their strength and resolve to survive their quest and get to the bottom of the mystery that drew these men into the bleak cold of the mountainside. And they are not the only ones who are searching.
Sounds good, right? 😉
Look for Tollard’s Peak at the end of the month. Between now and then, I’m looking for a few good readers who want a free advanced reader copy (ARC) in exchange for leaving an honest review on Amazon and Goodreads once the book goes live. If anyone’s interested, drop me a line and we can work something out.
I’m really looking forward to getting this one out to you, and I hope you enjoy it as well. See you at the end of the month!