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Nightborn is out today!

Nightborn, book 2 of The Hollow King is out today and available in ebook, print and audiobook.

I’m so delighted to share the second part of Grace and Bastien’s story, and to fill in some more of the mysteries of the Hollow King. There’s also lots to learn about Ellyn, Danny and Kurt. Action, adventure, romance and omelettes.

‘I legit just finished reading this book, and I’m speechlessmy heart was breaking… the whole ending was just me switching between the sobbing, mind blown, shocked, angry emojis… There really isn’t a calm moment in this book, and it keeps you turning the pageyou’re going to fall in lovekept me up until the light started shining in through my window. Perfect binge-able books. Have I convinced you yet?’ Writing the Universe, 5 stars

‘I don’t know what to say. I still haven’t recovered yetkept me in complete suspense… led me to despair and back to earth again… At some points I was completely devastated and I couldn’t believe what I was reading. I went through all the possible feelings through this story… amazing book.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

I stayed up wayyyy too late reading this story, but it was definitely worth the lack of sleepactually had me tearing up… Recommended!’ Goodreads Reviewer

‘I devoured this book and stayed up into the early hours of the morning just to finish itcompletely blew me away… My heart broke… I found myself shouting nooooo more times than a little… be prepared for a heart-wrenching emotional journey… It’s a page-turnersure to be a bestseller… brilliant book.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘I devoured this in one sitting!… Jessica Thorne delivers delicious romance, intrigue, and all of the drama… I was enthralled and couldn’t stop turning pagesFive stars!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘I went through so many emotions reading this story… It literally at times makes your heart break. It is full of action, adventure, romance, magic and courtly intrigue… Fantasy fans, you really must read this series.’ BookishReadsAndMe, 5 stars

Wow… There’s romance and magic… The pace doesn’t let upa brilliant fantasy adventure that gallops along.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

The BlogTour is up and running too. Check them out all this week.

RNA Awards night

We had a fantastic trip to London for the Romantic Novelists’ Association annual awards. The Stone’s Heart was nominated for the Fantasy Romantic Novel award so I was there as Jessica Thorne. Here are all the finalists in our finery.

Belinda Jones, Eleanor Harkstead, Ruth Hogan, Jessica Thorne, Rowan Coleman

Congratulations to winner Ruth Hogan! I had such an amazing night and it was so much fun to see everyone. Roll on next year! 😀

New Year, New World

So 2020 beckons. And it’s shaping up to be a rollercoaster of a year already. I have news that I cannot wait to tell you (but have to. Alas.)

However the first thing we can share is the brand new shiniest of shiny covers for my new book Mageborn, the first in a new series called The Hollow King. This is epic fantasy romance on a grand scale and honestly the type of book I have always wanted to write. It’ll be coming out on the 18th February, with a sequel to follow in May. That’s right TWO Books! I have been busy. (Looks frantically at edits. Yes, have…)

So here it is….


The Bookouture cover fairies have knocked it out of the park again.

Intrigued? You can find out all about Mageborn here and you can preorder Mageborn on Amazon kindle right away. Print and audiobook to follow.



Pre-Worldcon panel

The headlong rush to Worldcon starts here.

Dublin2019: An Irish Worldcon presents a pre-convention panel on LGBTQ+ writers, characters, and tropes. This panel follows on from the survey that was released in the May newsletter, the Pride survey. Join Andrew Meaney, Ruth Long, and Helen Corcoran to discuss the themes raised from the survey as well as how to write a positive LGBTQ+ character and how to avoid the usual tropes.

This panel will be held at the Pearse Street Library in Dublin on 22nd July at 6:30-7:30pm. Please come and join us!


Oh and also, as of today… there’s a new Jessica Thorne book in the works…

The Queen’s Wing is out & a surprise

Celebrating the release of The Queen’s Wing by Jessica Thorne yesterday I forgot to post here! Sorry people. It was nothing to do with the lovely bottle of champagne. I promise.

The Queen’s Wing is now out in ebook, paperback and audiobook and available in all the usual online places. Hopefully we’ll start seeing it in bricks and motor shops soon as well. If you do, take a photo and send it to me. (or @JessThorneBooks).

Today, just to add to the excitement and ensure that I’m never going to calm down at all, The Stone Heart, the sequel to The Queen’s Wing is available for pre-order and the lovely people at Bookouture have released the beautiful cover. I can’t believe my luck. I don’t know what I’ve done to please the cover fairies again but I’m hoping I keep on doing it.

This is absolutely stunning! It features Petra, as does the book as well as Bel.

The Stone’s Heart comes out on the 19th February but you can pre-order it now.


Mansion of Madness on Comixology and The Queen’s Wing in print

Mansion of Madness

Just in time for Halloween, pick up a copy of the new horror comic book anthology, Mansion Of Madness, which is edited by Lee Robson and Dan Hill. It includes my comics debut, Black Dogs, where aliens and folklore collide with incredible artwork by Bryan Coyle.

Find out more below, but also to add, the print edition of The Queen’s Wing by Jessica Thorne, is now available for pre-order (, Book Depository).


The classic British studio has been resurrected under new ownership and releases a one-off special of their classic horror comic Mansion of Madness

United Kingdom, 2018: After almost forty years, the classic British studio Mallet Productions is back, with new owners and a brand new edition of the classic horror anthology Mansion of Madness, featuring the stories from some of the best and brightest creators in the comics world today.

A 48 page digital only collection, Mansion of Madness contains six brand new spine-tingling tales of terror, guaranteed to leave you sleeping with the lights on.

Here’s the entire ToC:


Writer: Andi Ewington
Artist: Maan House
Letterer: Bolt-01

Black Dog

Writer: Ruth Frances Long
Artist: Bryan Cole
Letterer: Bolt-01

Traffic Stop

Writer: Dan Hill
Artist: Alfie Gallagher
Letterer: Bolt-01

Words Are Not Real

Writer: Maura McHugh
Artist: Alex Patterson
Letterer: Bolt-01

The Whispers of The Stones

Writer: Jasper Bark
Artist: Paul Moore
Letterer: Bolt-01

A Nest Of Plaques And Tangles

Writer: Clay McLeod Chapman
Artist: Adam Kindred
Letterer: Bolt-01

Front cover: Mattthew John Soffe
Rear Cover: Andi Ewington

Behind The Curtain feature written by Colin Smith (illustrations Provided by the estate of “Carlo Ferigno”)

MoM design and logo by Bryan Coyle
Mallet Productions logo by Andi Ewington