Today is a big day. As Jay promised in last month's Dragon's Breath, I've been given the green light to share and announce a few new books coming out this year. Of course, it is April Fool's day, so I can understand if you've already decided not to trust me in this one. But you have my word that all of our announcements and updates are no joke.
As many of you are aware, last week was the launch of our second book of the year, "Children of the Black" by WJ Long III. We've been hyping up Long's book for a while and now that it has hit the shelves we are even more proud of it. If you haven't already, get yourself a copy of "Children of the Black" on any one of the multiple platforms, and please make sure to leave a 5-star review. Positive reviews really help a book's audience grow and reach as many people as possible.
The first book that I am excited to announce is book two in the Nathan Turner series by Anthony J Santora. "Nathan Turner and the Rage Within" picks up right where "Nathan Turner and the New World Order" left off and goes even further into the conspiracies, secrets, and dangers explored. Santora's prequel "The Guided" also factors into this sequel but isn't required reading material, although it will definitely enhance the experience. We'll be going into more detail about this new Nathan Turner adventure pretty soon but right now it's scheduled for release this summer. In the meantime, why not get caught up with the series? Both books are available in both physical copies and audiobooks.
The second book that I'm going to announce today is from an author new to Private Dragon, but she has quite the reputation. The newest book/series from the queen of occult thrillers herself, Eden Crowne, is being published by Private Dragon and we couldn't be more excited about it. If you're already familiar with Eden Crowne's work, then you understand our excitement, but if not, I highly recommend visiting her website. She's known for her powerful stories and a long list of strong female protagonists. Crowne's book/series with PD is called "Cursed Objects," and stars a professional curse-breaking witch named Riley O'Ryan. But instead of me explaining it, I'll just give you the author's summary.
Being a witch is not all fun and games. With magic comes not only wonderous power but the high probability of horrible death. At twenty-five, orphaned curse-breaker and Private Eye Riley O’Ryan heads R.I.P. Investigations. All the other R’s, I’s, and P’s having died. Horribly, of course.
Riley seeks justice, espresso, cash, and maybe a nice hazy IPA in equal measure. She does not seek love. Not anymore. She would also like to stay alive. Unfortunately, her clients, her coven, the walking dead, and the vodka guzzling ghost of a Russian Imperial Cavalry officer banished to the demon-haunted Shadowlands are making that dammed hard.
Riley knows a lot about the Shadowlands. When she was nineteen, something came out of that dark place. It murdered her father and took her mother. No one, not her Coven, not her brother, not her aunt, would help Riley find a way to enter that world and save her mother.
When she’s asked by a celebrity couple to break the curse on a fire-starting jeweled Romanov Egg, she has hope for the first time in years. The egg holds the spirit of an incredibly annoying Russian Cavalry Officer. On the eve of the Russian Revolution, a spell banished him and his twin brother to the Shadowlands. Riley can’t really blame the witch because dang, he is a self-entitled royal pain in the butt. The hex tied him to the enchanted egg. His brother, though, was lost somewhere in the magic. He wants Riley to break his curse and help him find his twin brother.
Riley is happy to oblige but not for the reasons Count Alexander Ivanovitch believes. He is her key to entering the Shadowlands. That and only that is why she’s helping him because whatever killed her father and took her mother is back and it wants Riley.
If you're eager for more information about "Cursed Objects" and Eden Crowne, then you're in luck. Next week we will be sharing an interview with Eden about her upcoming book so stay tuned and come back next week.
That's a lot of big announcements so I think I'll save the rest for another time. Comment below which book you're most excited about or which one you want to learn more about.
-Your homeboy, Boyd