I am super excited about showing off this new cover to you. It’s the first in a new series called Age of Wizards. There’s time travel, fae magic, portals, wizards, romance, adventure, danger, bad guys! It’s got everything an it’s SO.MUCH.FUN.
I’m rather attached to this book. It’s the one that dragged me back from “I hate writing” to “I love writing.” I found my writing joy again with this book and I have Holly Lisle to thank for it. It’s the book I wrote with her How to Think Sideways course, the one I actually plotted from beginning to end. And it all started with a magic trunk.
This is primarily fantasy, so I asked for and got that in cover art. It doesn’t scream romance to me (even though there is a romance or two). I just love it and I think it suits the book very well.
Below is the blurb, though it may change as I finish final edits (I got those back this weekend from the editor). Anyway, without further adieu…BEHOLD:
In the Age of Wizards, Time is a commodity more valuable than gold.
Her magic is dormant…
When Aoife Burke rushes home after the unexpected death of her father, she discovers her mother has vanished amidst inexplicable circumstances. With a warrant out for her mother’s arrest, Aoife returns to her childhood home to search for clues to lead to her whereabouts. Another shock awaits her—Sean O’Connell, the object of her girlhood crush, purchased the family home. She senses Sean is hiding something from her, refuses to let her inside and does everything he can to keep her out. A determined Aoife breaks inside and stumbles upon an antique trunk in the attic. When she opens it, instead of the normal musty clothes and ancient letters, she finds a stairway leading into darkness. It calls to her and she cannot resist stepping into the trunk and onto that first stair.
His magic is dangerous…
Sean O’Connell has been assigned by the Inter-dimensional Portal Protection Agency to keep Aoife and her mother out of Faery. But when she breaks into the house and disappears through the portal in the trunk—like her mother—he has no choice but to go after her, even though stepping into Faery will force him to face his own demons. Now keeping her safe and out of the hands of the Wizard King becomes a fight to save Aoife’s life from her own mother, who has discovered a time portal in Faery that can lead her back in time to alter her past mistakes—one of them the conception of Aoife. Sean is willing to do anything to make sure Aoife’s life is not eradicated—even if that means he has to tap into his dangerous magic to do it.