Seeing the Bright Side of Romance & Fantasy

Stag and the Ash cover!

It’s been a while since you’ve heard from me, and I’m procrastinating, so I thought I’d come show you what I’m working on.

The lovely and talented Madeline Farlow is doing the covers for The Rowan Harbor Cycle, and here’s her piece for Stag and the Ash, which is slated to be released on Thursday, June 28th:

Mr. Burns tells me that this one is his second favorite after the cover for Blackbird in the Reeds, which I think will always be my favorite, too. What do you think?

Anyway, here’s the (working) burb:

Jesse Hunter is finally trying to be an adult, but still feels like an act. His place on the town council is a sham. He’s rarely called on to do anything. His boyfriend is grieving the loss of his mother, and while everyone seems to think he’s doing a great job caring for Sean, Jesse feels like he’s more of a distraction than a real help.

March is shaping up to be a bad month. First, random chance leads him to the realization that the town’s recent trouble is his fault. Then new werewolves come into town, and it turns out they’re also Jesse’s responsibility. He feels like he may be at his breaking point, and he doesn’t want to drag his friends and loved ones down with him. But how will he handle it alone?


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  1. That’s stunning but Blackbird in the Reeds is my favourite too 🙂

    • Sam

      I think I made my cover artist nervous when she showed me the blackbird cover for the first time, because I was stunned silent, which is unusual for me. 😃

  2. Z

    Is it the same guy on the cover of Wolf and the Holly? Just curious. Like, it won’t affect my enjoyment of either book, nor any book in this series, for that matter. Haha

    • Sam

      Yep! Madeline Farlow at has done the covers for the whole series. I prefer to stick with one person for an entire series if at all possible, for consistency’s sake.

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