‘The Archive’ by Dan Fitzgerald | Cover Reveal

‘The Archive’ continues ‘The Maer Cycle’ adventure! We see new threats and shocking twists as our group ventures on an exciting quest!

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‘The Archive’ | Cover & Book Information

The Archive by Dan Fitzgerald. 'The Maer Cycle' Book Two

‘The Archive’ by Dan Fitzgerald
Series: ‘The Maer Cycle’, Book 2
Publisher: Shadow Spark Publishing
Genre: Fantasy
Age Group: Adult
Release Date: December 4, 2020


In Hollow Road, three companions discovered the monsters of legend were all too real…

Rumors among the Maer tell of an underground library called the Archive. This place houses a wealth of knowledge and terrible magics that could be used to start the biggest war seen since the Great Betrayal. A mixed group of humans and Maer set off on an historic quest to find the Archive and protect it from those who would use it to destroy everything they hold dear.

As the cold of winter bears down upon them, they trek through forbidding mountains beset by dangers they could have never imagined. They follow a set of ancient clues deep into the Silver Hills, forging surprising alliances and making new enemies.

The humans and Maer are linked by more than their quest to find the Archive and stop an insidious war. A mystical surrogacy may bridge the gap between two peoples. As a result, many hearts entwine as their adventure hurtles toward its bloody conclusion.

‘The Archive’ Author Information

Dan Fitzgerald.

Dan Fitzgerald is a fantasy writer living in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, DC with his wife, twin boys, and two cats. When he is not writing, he might be gardening, doing yoga, cooking, or listening to French music. His debut fantasy novel, Hollow Road, published in September by Shadow Spark Publishing. The Archive comes out on December 4. The Maer Cycle Trilogy concludes with The Place Below in March 2021.

Books and merchandise are available at https://shadowsparkpub.com/dan-fitzgerald.

Find out more about Dan and his books at his Website, or on Twitter and Instagram.

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Shadow Debt by William Ray | Cover Reveal

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Shadow Debt Cover Information

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Shadow Debt by William Ray
Tales Of the Verin Empire (Book 3)
Genre: Fantasy
Age Group: Adult
Published: September 2020
Cover Art & Design: Ramona Marc
Interior Chapter Illustration: Tom Parker

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Shadow Debt Synopsis

Glynn Sorley is sheriff of Keat’s Field, a tiny settlement in an otherwise lawless frontier. With the discovery of diamonds, her town is flooded with fortune-hunters looking to strike it rich. It’s also a target for competing colonial powers, savage goblin tribes, and outlaws.

Then, a rustler on the run from the law stumbles across his father’s mysterious legacy – a weapon of immense magical power. He uses it to ravage across the territory as the notorious outlaw Gentleman Jim.

But the weapon’s power comes at a terrible cost, and Keat’s Field may just have to pay the price…

This third Tale of the Verin Empire returns us to the world of Gedlund and The Great Restoration. It explores a frontier trapped between competing nations, where goblins reign and a lone sheriff fights to keep the peace.

Drawing inspiration from L’Amour’s  Comstock Lode, Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, and our own late 19th century, Shadow Debt continues William Ray’s bold, critically acclaimed reinvention of classic fantasy in a world of memorable characters and unique perspectives.

Author Information

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William Ray is the author of the Tales of the Verin Empire; including Gedlund (named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2016), The Great Restoration and the forthcoming Shadow Debt.

Originally from North Carolina, he currently lives in Reston, VA with his wife and dogs. A graduate of Ithaca College, and Wake Forest’s School of Law, he has worked in television, retail, patent prosecution, trademark law and other irrelevant nonsense. To paraphrase Lloyd Alexander, however, if being a life-long lover of fantasy literature qualifies one to write it, then he is well qualified indeed.

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Cover Reveal: Something Between Bitter and Sweet by Laekan Zea Kemp

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Book Information

Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet by Laekan Zea Kemp
Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Cover Art: Poppy Magda
Genre: YA Contemporary
Length: 384 pages
Release Date: April 6, 2021

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I’m Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter meets Emergency Contact in this stunning story of first love, familial expectations, the power of food, and finding where you belong.

As an aspiring pastry chef, Penelope Prado has always dreamed of opening her own pastelería next to her father’s restaurant, Nacho’s Tacos. But her mom and dad have different plans — leaving Pen to choose between disappointing her traditional Mexican-American parents or following her own path. When she confesses a secret she’s been keeping, her world is sent into a tailspin. But then she meets a cute new hire at Nacho’s who sees through her hard exterior and asks the questions she’s been too afraid to ask herself.

Xander Amaro has been searching for home since he was a little boy. For him, a job at Nacho’s is an opportunity for just that — a chance at a normal life, to settle in at his abuelo’s, and to find the father who left him behind. But when both the restaurant and Xander’s immigrant status are threatened, he will do whatever it takes to protect his new found family and himself.

Together, Pen and Xander must navigate first love and discovering where they belong — both within their families and their fiercely loyal Chicanx community — in order to save the place they all call home.

Author Information

Laekan Zea Kemp

Laekan Zea Kemp is a writer living in Austin, Texas. She received her B.A. in Creative Writing from Texas Tech University and her M.F.A. in Teaching from the University of North Texas. She’s the author of the paranormal romance series, The Girl In Between, and the forthcoming young adult novel, Somewhere Between Bitter and Sweet. When she’s not writing she’s religiously re-watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer, reading anything by Melina Marchetta, and teaching English as a Second Language to the most amazing teenagers from all over the world.

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Cover Reveal | ‘Hollow Road’ by Dan Fitzgerald

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Book Information

Cover Reveal:
Hollow Road, the Maer Cycle Book One by Dan Fitzgerald

Shadow Spark Publishing
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Hollow Road by Dan Fitzgerald
Book 1 in the Maer Cycle
Genre: Fantasy
Age Group: Adult
Release Date: September 17, 2020


Legends describe the Maer as savage man-beasts haunting the mountains, their bodies
and faces covered with hair. Creatures of unimaginable strength, cunning, and cruelty.
Bedtime stories to keep children indoors at night. Soldiers’ tales to frighten new recruits.

It is said the Maer once ruled the Silver Hills, but they have long since passed into

This is the story of their return.

Carl, Sinnie and Finn, three companions since childhood, are tasked with bringing a
friend’s body home for burial. Along the way, they find there is more to the stories than
they ever imagined, and the mountains hold threats even darker than the Maer. What
they discover on their journey will change the way they see the world forever.

Travel down Hollow Road to find out which legends are true, and which have been

Author Information

Dan Fitzgerald
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Dan Fitzgerald is a fantasy writer living in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington,
DC with his wife, twin boys, and two cats. When he is not writing, he might be gardening,
doing yoga, cooking, or listening to French music.

Find out more about Dan and his books at http://www.danfitzwrites.com, or find him on
Twitter or Instagram, with the handle danfitzwrites in both places.

Publishing Imprint:
Shadow Spark Publishing
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Cover Reveal | The Skald’s Black Verse by Jordan Loyal Short

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The Skald’s Black Verse by Jordan Loyal Short
Book 1 in The Dreadbound Ode series
Genre: Epic Gridmark Fantasy
Age Group: Adult
Release Date: August 6, 2020 (re-release)


When a soldier’s murder sparks rebellion in the tiny village of Skolja, Brohr’s past marks
him as the prime suspect. Haunted by his brother’s ghost, and drawn into a web of dark
pacts and tangled loyalties, Brohr must choose between the path of vengeance set
before him, and a chance to forge his own fate.

From the shadows, an all but extinct race of alien demigods have begun the end game
of their millennia-spanning war, and one has chosen Brohr for his closing gambit.
But Brohr’s grandfather harbors a dark secret that will change everything.

Above it all, a dread portent looms in the sky, spelling the death of Brohr’s world. With
doom spiraling toward them, Brohr must lead an unlikely rebellion, unearth disturbing
family secrets, and tame the raging ghost that haunts him. Can Brohr lead his people
out of darkness, or will he succumb to his own terrifying bloodlust, and destroy the very
people he has sworn to save?

Author Information

Jordan Loyal Short is a debut author of epic fantasy. His first novel, The Skald’s Black
Verse, is a dark and beautiful story about families, cultures, and beliefs at war with
themselves. The protagonist, Brohr, must navigate the tangled loyalties and unforgiving
biases of a planet conquered by invaders from another world. Using black magic, and
the bizarre bond he shares with his stillborn brother’s spirit, Brohr unravels the truth
about himself and an eon spanning war that has reached its end game. Jordan has
worked in a variety of industries, as a waiter, bartender, copywriter and more. He lives in
Washington state with his wife where he is currently daydreaming about the end of the world.

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