I've a top treat to share today in the form of this stunning cover for Leigh Evans' The Thing about Wolves, due out in August. In January this year, Leigh wow-ed reviewers (see quotes below) with her debut urban fantasy The Trouble with Fate, and this is the exciting sequel to Hedi's story! It's always amazing when authors love their covers as much as you do, and Leigh said:
'It's absolutely stunning. The crimson riffs off the themes of blood bonds, the border gives a nod to the forest and Merry . . . so very striking. If it wasn't 10:26 in the morning, I'd be on my knees, trying to find that bottle of champagne we tucked in the back of the fridge. I'll have to do with lifting my mug, and saying, "Hooray, James, Bob and the Pan Macmillan design department. You did it again."'
The cover for book one was created by Pan Macmillan's Head of Design James Annal and The Thing about Wolves was developed by the talented Bob Eames. A great joint effort I think you'll agree! See below for The Thing about Wolves cover blurb and those stunning praise for book one -- reasons why you should go grab it asap!
BLURB FOR THE THING ABOUT WOLVES
Does the nightmare end when your wishes come true?
Becoming a werewolf pack's Alpha-by-proxy might be someone's dream, but it wasn't on Hedi's list of life goals. And it's just not working out. Small hints being Creemore's wolves wanting her blood, or North America's Council of Weres wanting her dead. Then Hedi's deepest wishes are granted. Robson Trowbridge returns from Merenwyn -- and her true love isn't alone. He's found her long-missing twin brother, Lexi. With this double helping of wonderful, things should have been all sunshine and flowers, but the fae realm has changed both men. If Hedi can't save her brother from his addiction, it'll kill him. And her relationship with Robson may not survive the forces pushing them apart. To combat the darkness ahead, Hedi must face her dangerous were/fae heritage, and travel into the Fae Kingdom's darkest heart.
PRAISE FOR THE TROUBLE WITH FATE
And here is just some of the huge buzz for Book One, The Trouble with Fate. If you haven't read it yet, you've a treat in store!
‘The perfect mix of romance and action … I am officially addicted’
'Will have you howling for the next book. I loved it’
‘I loved The Trouble with Fate. So fun and fast-paced'
‘What a delicious read! ... Leigh Evans is definitely one to watch'
'New talent Evans produces an edgy and bleak tale ... A truly intriguing debut novel!'
Romantic Times Book Reviews
'A complex novel that succeeds in crafting a detailed supernatural world, The Trouble with Fate is beautifully written...A heartbreaking ending, this book will leave you craving more'
'I enjoyed this book almost from word one. It offers magic, romance, and just enough mayhem to keep things interesting...can't wait to see what happens next'
'I have a new awesome series to follow...Truly an outstanding debut for Leigh Evans, and I'm sitting on pins and needles till I can read the next book in the series'
'Completely won me over and made the first book in the Mystwalker series one of my favourite urban fantasy titles of the year'
'Quick moving, and not ONE dull moment...I definitely recommend this book to fans of the paranormal, but who also enjoy a whole lot of wit and humour as a side course. Leigh Evans is officially one of my new favourites'
'I was SOOOO taken with The Trouble With Fate!!!!! I completely and thoroughly adored Hedi, and her sarcastic, snarky fabulousness'
'The Trouble With Fate has everything I look for in a paranormal/urban fantasy series. There is a quirky, determined heroine, a complex supernatural world, a well-developed plot with plenty of twists and turns, and, of course, a drool-worthy hero to spark plenty of chemistry...This new Mystwalker series is one you don’t want to miss'
'Strong characters, action at every turn of the page and some unresolved issues, this book is a terrific debut that will leave you eager to read more of Ms. Evans stellar work'
'Evans will appeal to the fans of Kelley Armstrong, Patricia Briggs and Rachel Vincent...The whole ending is very intense'
'It flows well, the pace is right. Hell, I read it in two days. As far as debut novels go I was impressed, very impressed. I got to the end and wanted more. I look forward to seeing what comes out of the series'
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You can see posts by Leigh Evans and more on her books on torbooks.co.uk here.