Here it is! The cover for The Hypnotic City, my second book in The Gold and Gaslight Chronicles, which comes out August 1 and which you can now PREORDER here! (just the Kindle version as of now - paperback coming soon!) This is both a sequel and a spinoff that could be read whether or not you've already read The Heartless City. Here's what it's about:
Philomena Blackwell survived a city plagued with monsters, the gilded cage of high society, and the rule of a heartless man... and she aims to leave it all behind.
It's 1905, and London has finally been freed from Henry Jekyll's terrible legacy - its people cured, its thirteen-year quarantine lifted. The world is waiting, and for a girl who dreams of being its most dazzling star, what could be more enticing than the bright lights of New York City?
She is drawn across the ocean like a moth to a flame, her heart set on proving that while she may be small on the outside, her soaring talent eclipses even Manhattan’s towering skyline. When she lands a big break, it seems as if the city is ready to fall under her spell - just as she seems to be falling for a handsome young stage manager. But is it her stage presence mesmerizing the audience, or something more sinister behind the scenes?
Philomena has always relied on her fierce will and fiery heart, but a new and more terrible danger lurks in the shadows of Broadway's bright lights, and even a mind as determined as hers may not be immune to its seductive, insidious pull...
Both fans of The Heartless City and new readers alike will enjoy this stand-alone / spin-off tale of Philomena’s adventures on stage - and in love - in NYC.
You can also mark it as "to-read" on Goodreads.
And, in even MORE amazing news, the first book in the series, The Heartless City, has a brand new, revamped cover that I am also in love with!
If you haven't read it, the paperback with the old cover is currently only $2.37 on Amazon, and buying it could give you the chance to win a FREE ebook with the new cover! Here is what you need to do:
1. Buy a print copy (it will be the old cover), which is soon to be a collectors' item. :)
2. Snap a picture of the book and send it to marketing@curiosityquills, or post it to them on twitter @CuriosityQuills, Instagram @CQReads or to their Facebook, all with the hashtag #CQReads
3. Curiosity Quills will then send you a FREE copy of the ebook with the NEW cover
4. Snap a picture of your print copy with the old cover next to your e-reader with the new cover and post to social media with a message pointing people to the eBook sale page.