Well, my second novel finally has a cover! I am beyond excited to present the cover for The Winter Garden: Book Two of the Ingenious Mechanical Devices. The illustrious Javier Ruiz has created a lovely cover for the second time in the style of a paper theatre. The book is slated to be out in early 2015, but it already has a Goodreads page found here. The synopsis is as follows:
Can death be conquered?
When Immanuel Winter set off to the banks of the Thames, he never thought his life would be changed forever. Emmeline Jardine, a young Spiritualist medium, drowns, but the potion given to Immanuel by his mother brings her back from the dead and irrevocably intertwines their souls.
But Emmeline and Immanuel aren’t the only ones aware of his ancestors’ legacy. Understanding the potential of such an elixir, the ruthlessly ambitious Alastair Rose knows securing the mysteries of death will get him everything he desires: power, a title, but more importantly, dominion over the dead and the living.
Unaware of what the dashing madman is capable of, Emmeline follows him deeper into a world of corrupt mediums, unscrupulous scientists, and murder. All that stands between Lord Rose and his prize is the boy who refuses to die, but both men know the key to stopping him lies within the girl who shares Immanuel’s soul.
I cannot wait to show the rest of the book off as well as a preview of the first chapter. For now, this is all I can offer, but hopefully over the next few weeks I can write some more blogs about craft and things of that nature. With school, it has been really hard to write anything of substance. If anyone has any questions about the upcoming The Winter Garden, I would be happy to answer them! In the mean time, please check out The Earl of Brass: Book One of the Ingenious Mechanical Devices.