Stonebearer’s Apprentice Cover Reveal!

The day is finally here! Cover reveal day! I’m thrilled to be able to show the cover to book #2 of the Shadow Barrier Trilogy. Many of you have been with me from the beginning and I’m so happy for you to share this moment with you today. A huge thank you to my cover designer, Fiona at Fiona Jayde Media, for combining my vision and her artistry to create something truly magical.

Without further ado, here it is!

In this installment the Shadow Barrier Trilogy, Katira must come to terms with the life she’s fallen into. She’s expected to face her fears as she endures training that will push her to her limits and beyond. But, things can’t be easy. There is a traitor hiding within the walls of Amul Dun. Wrothe is not defeated as everyone believed. If Katira is going to survive, she must master the power of the Khandashii. Without guidance, it will kill her. Her apprenticeship tests not only her strength and courage, but her determination to do what is necessary.

Sound like a good read? I sure hope so. One of the things I loved about writing this book was digging deeper into the personalities of the characters that appeared in book one, but didn’t get a chance to shine. We get to see much more of what makes these characters unique.

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Good news! Two weeks until I open ebook preorders for Stonebearer’s Apprentice to the public. Stay tuned for the link! I’ll be posting it literally everywhere.


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Rerelease Cover Reveal!

Just in time for the new year, Stonebearer’s Betrayal has undergone a massive face lift. This new cover captures not only Katira’s story in a new and powerful way, but also represents my growth as an author and my decision to become an independent publisher of my own works.

First, a huge thanks are in order to Fiona Jayde Media for transforming my ideas and thoughts into an image that represents everything I originally hoped the story to be. I loved working with her, and I’m looking forward to crafting covers for the rest of the books in the Shadow Barrier trilogy with her.

You’re probably wondering why I wanted to update my cover. It’s a long and complicated story that has everything to do with my writing goals and what needed to happen to bring them about. Long story short, after receiving a year of thoughtful feedback from people in the industry I trust, I knew a change was needed. Don’t get me wrong, the first cover was dramatic and moody and dark – which does represents some of the elements of the story . However, it didn’t capture Katira’s youth or insecurity and as she is the focus of the story, I wanted the picture to do that part justice.

A jaw dropping design by the talented Fiona Jayde.

The new cover shows Katira as a younger and far more feminine character. She holds the knife that Elan gave her in the beginning of the book and is encircled by magic symbolizing her plunge into the magical world. If you look closely, there are lightning-like lines skirting the outside of the image to represent the marks mature Stonebearers develop on their skin after years of working with the power. In the background are crumbling ruins, representing the Khanrosh where Regulus initially releases the demoness Wrothe and where the story’s climax takes place.

On January 2nd, the fresh new ebook and paperback of Stonebearer’s Betrayal, the first novel in the Shadow Barrier trilogy, will officially hit the shelves and be available for purchase once again.

Also coming soon, book two in the Shadow Barrier trilogy, Stonebearer’s Apprentice – hitting the shelves of online retailers on March 19th.


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