No, this isn’t an announcement about me. This is an announcement about my awesome friend Melody Jackson and her book, Dragon’s Hope, that’s coming out this year! It’s the third book in her dragon series, and she just revealed the cover and asked if we who follow her and who are in her writing group would share it and of course my answer was a resounding yes. This cover is absolutely GORGEOUS. Like, it got me to use the heart-eyes emoji for the first time level of gorgeous.
But of course I have to keep you in suspense, so here’s the tagline of the synopsis (the rest of the synopsis is apparently SPOILERSSSSSS), and a few short snippets. ;)
Tagline: How can you stand for something when you don’t remember who you are?
“Do it, Tiel.” His voice was low. Too low. “Save your friend, and me the trouble of coming up with a charge against you. I might not have power over my sister here, but you…” His grin widened. “We both know there’s more to you than meets the eye.”
She was made of stone, not in the same way that he was. His walls kept people out; hers kept people in. They were a fortress protecting those she most cared about, shielding them from the outside and the pain she felt in her inner being.
How different it would have been, if they had met years earlier. Would they have still recognized the same things in each other?
He hadn’t meant to get attached to this group. They were as ragtag and disjointed as he’d expected them to be, and yet they hadn’t been the only ones to die that night. A piece of him felt painfully, brutally missing, like his capacity to breathe had been stolen away, twice, and he didn’t know how to go on without it.
They had crept into his heart, just partners in this impossible scheme at first. He had been skeptical, but they were all as disillusioned as he was, and yet willing to give it a chance all the same. None of them thought they would be heroes. All of them still considered this a worthwhile pursuit.
It had happened slowly and unwittingly, like tripping over a brick and taking a path you never intended to. Joking words slowly became the entrance for something more, teasing rivalries giving room for a fondness and sincerity that he hadn’t expected from them.
And now for the cover… Drumroll please!
Isn’t it gorgeous??? :D :D :D I need to get my hands on the first two books, because if I wasn’t hooked before I am now.
*uses Jedi mind trick* You must go out and buy Melody’s books right now. (I’m totally kidding. You shouldn’t need a Jedi mind trick to convince you.) The first two are Dragon’s Bane and Dragon’s Might (and they have super cool covers too, even if Amazon tells you otherwise. Check out her Instagram account if you need proof.)
Also, go follow her everywhere.
Melody Jackson is a young “crazy dragon lady” and a lover of all things geek. She resides in the rainy state of Oregon with too many books and not enough time to write (or read) them all. When she’s not spinning the tales in her head into stories, she can be found working undercover at a grocery store or gathering intel for her next stories, and food for the dragons.
Dragons need pizza too, you know?