Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Cover Reveal: It's Elemental and Transcendence

Aaaah, now these are sweet little finds. Awesome new covers to ogle at. I'm going to have to keep an eye out and get these.

Both of these are anthologies, but with different authors and stories.

It's Elemental
Bad-Ass Faeries #4
Edited By:  Danielle Ackley-McPhail
Due Out:  May 23, 2014

The Bad-Ass Faeries are back and they are in their Elements!

Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Spirit…It’s time to get down to basics, for the fae answer to a natural order.

In L. Jagi Lamplighter’s On Rocky Ground, Mab, Mephisto, and Erasmus go to the mountain to pay a debt, but can they pacify the earth before the mountain comes down around their ears?

In James Chambers’ The Flying Rock, Daniel seeks to give his son and daughter a taste of childhood magic before they grow too old to embrace such things, but the winds blow as they will and he soon wonders will his children even see another day.

In James Daniel Ross’s The Legend of Buck Cooper and the Child of Fire it only takes a spark to start a fire, but what will it take to stop one? Buck Cooper and the brigade must stave off the flames of a war most don’t even realize is being waged.

In N.R. Brown’s Melia’s Best Wave an oceanid decides she’s ready for bigger things, like tackling the deadliest stretch of coastline anywhere. Will she conquer the Mavericks or wipe out for all time?

In Jody Lynn Nye’s Fifteen Percent Marcel Dorner learns it’s best to get into the spirit of things when your literary agent is a filandiere, or more than just your career might not survive…

Joined by Kimberley Long-Ewing, Judi Fleming, Danny Birt, Peter Prellwitz, DL Thurston, James R. Stratton, Patrick Thomas, Bethany Herron, Keith R.A. DeCandido and Lee C. Hillman, these authors make it clear why one doesn’t mess with Mother Nature…or Bad-Ass Faeries.

By:  Danielle Ackley-McPhail
Due Out:  October 2014

What Will You Discover Between the Darkness and the Light?

When the mortal coil wears thin and the great unknown draws nigh you might spy the narrow gap between the mystical and the mundane. You might even notice they’re looking back.

Transcendence takes a hard look at humanity in nine tales of difficult choices, great rewards, and journeys beyond expectation.

  • In Skippy, Don does not like what he sees in the mirror…but will he survive it?
  • A Fury finds form—and retribution—in The Kindly One.
  • If I Had the Chance takes do-overs to a new level.
  • Aisa has a death-ly choice to make in The Misses Moirai.
  • Ruby Red sweeps you away in a dance on the edge of madness.
  • Purgatory is when you think you’re damned…hell is when you are right…
  • Fredrich tries to drown his sorrows in Stoli and Solitude.
  • For Camirel finding purpose means total transformation in Emberling.
  • Transcendence…where you look into the heart of a star and find yourself.

The extraordinary awaits… will you step beyond the bounds of commonplace existence?

I read one Bad-Ass Faeries anthology and loved it. I picked up a second one and need to get time to dig in. Now, I want this one too! And the sounds of Transcendence, very interesting. Sounds like one to think on. That eye really draws my eyes!

You can add Transcendence on Goodreads now too.


  1. Thanks, Mel. I'm with you on the cover art for Transcendence. I had to sell the publisher on the art and do a little tweaking to make it work for him (originally the reflection in the eye was too obviously someone's kitchen chair) but I fell in love with that image from the start and never doubted it would grace my cover. And in the end it turned out being insanely appropriate for the collection!

    As for Bad-Ass're only sitting on one? Hmmm...that means you're missing one. We could correct that, if you want to schedule a review/interview.



    1. Sure thing Danielle. Glad to share them. :) And I'll have to talk to you at Balticon about seeing to get to these and reviews up. ;) At the moment I'm working on *trying* to get caught up. ;) Thank you!


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