Calling all Netgalley reviewers – The Lost Girls of Foxfield Hall is now up on Netgalley and available for request. If timeslip, World War 2, witches, enchanted mazes and f/f romances are your thing don’t miss this one.
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 speechless… my 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 page… you’re going to fall in love… kept 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 yet… kept 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 sleep… actually had me tearing up… Recommended!’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘I devoured this book and stayed up into the early hours of the morning just to finish it… completely 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-turner… sure 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 pages… Five 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 up… a brilliant fantasy adventure that gallops along.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
The BlogTour is up and running too. Check them out all this week.
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.
Congratulations to winner Ruth Hogan! I had such an amazing night and it was so much fun to see everyone. Roll on next year! 😀
And to celebrate we’re having a blogtour. Below you can find out all the wonderful bloggers who are reviewing and talking about Mageborn and The Hollow King. I’ll link to them as the posts go live. Hope you all are reading and reviewing and most of all enjoying.
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.
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…
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.
It’s release week for The Queen’s Wing, so it’s all excitement here. Want to find out more? Over on fellow Bookouture author Karen King’s blog there’s an interview with the main character, Bel. Read it here.
Diva doggy says pre-order in one of many places –
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.
MALLET PRODUCTIONS RETURNS FROM THE GRAVE!
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
Writer: Ruth Frances Long
Artist: Bryan Cole
Writer: Dan Hill
Artist: Alfie Gallagher
Words Are Not Real
Writer: Maura McHugh
Artist: Alex Patterson
The Whispers of The Stones
Writer: Jasper Bark
Artist: Paul Moore
A Nest Of Plaques And Tangles
Writer: Clay McLeod Chapman
Artist: Adam Kindred
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