February 24, 2012

cover reveal and other things

The amazing Darby Karchut has another book coming out. No, not the sequel to Griffin Rising (though, that is coming out in April). This is something completely different, and to be perfectly honest, I can't wait to read it.

So, introducing Finn Finnegan...

Look at those blue eyes!

Finn (not bleedin' Finnegan) MacCullen is eager to begin his apprenticeship. He soon discovers the ups and downs of hunting monsters in a suburban neighborhood under the demanding tutelage of the Knight, Gideon Lir. Both master and apprentice are descendents of the Tuatha De Danaan, a magical race of warriors from Ireland. Scattered long ago to the four corners of the world, the De Danaan wage a two thousand year old clandestine battle with their ancient enemy, the Amandán, a breed of goblin-like creatures.
Now with the beasts concentrating their attacks on Finn, he and his master must race to locate the lost Spear of the Tuatha De Danaan, the only weapon that can destroy the Amandán, all the while hiding his true identity from his new friends, Rafe and Savannah, twins whose South African roots may hold a key to Finn's survival. Armed with a bronze dagger, some ancient Celtic magic, and a hair-trigger temper, Finn is about to show his enemies the true meaning of "fighting Irish."

Finn Finnegan will be published by Spencer Hill Press March 12, 2013 (I know! So cruel that we have to wait until next year, but that’s publishing.)

Darby is nothing short of an amazing author. I have no doubt that this book will be fantastic, and I hope you’ll add it to your TBR lists. I plan on doing another few posts throughout the year. I’ll probably interview the lovely Darby Karchut, and do a review for you all if I can get my hands on an ARC.

Now, in other news, I have a wonderful announcement for anyone still in the dark. Yesterday, the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest announced the list of writers and books moving on to the second round, aaaaaand guess who made it in? Me. I’m still enamored by the whole thing, but my husband says he didn’t have any doubt that I would make it. The quarterfinalists will be announced March 20th, and if I make it that far—which I hope I do!—my book will be reviewed by Publisher’s Weekly, which I can use for promotional purposes, even if I don’t win the whole thing. So expect me to be in nerves starting mid-March. I have a one-in-four chance of making the quarterfinals. And you know what? I like those odds.

I’ll be sure to keep you updated if/when I make it to the next round.

Also, I've gotten a slew of reviews this month. Here are some links:

Once Upon a Twilight
The Examiner
Reader's Favorite
The Story of a Writer

I hope you all have a great weekend. See you Monday!


  1. Brooke, thanks for helping spread the word about Finn. Frankly, I am more excited about your wonderful news about The Clockwork Giant. Keep us posted and congrats!

  2. Three Cheers for The Clockwork Giant. Having had a chance to read it myself, I agree with your husband, no doubt you'd make it this far.

    Thanks for the spotlight on this new book. Will keep my eye out for it when it becomes available. Sounds like a wonderful story.