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New release: Scotland’s Guardians

Here it is: Scotland’s Guardians

Since Bryanna grows up in Scotland, she is familiar with Hobgoblins, Selkies, and Kelpies from the tales of her homeland. But she is extremely surprised when she starts seeing these creatures one day. Is she hallucinating? Before she can ask her father’s advice, he is kidnapped by a woman whose scent seems awfully familiar. Instead of calling the police, Bryanna follows the kidnapper and lands smack-dab in the middle of the adventure of her life. It’s just as well she knows the old legends and myths well enough. The world she lands in is murderously dangerous. And even if she survives the journey, she is fated to kill her father.

Scotland's Guardians

All right, I played around with the cover some more, but I didn’t like the way the letters obstructed the lovely picture. I think it’s better now. Hopefully, you think so too.

I got the idea to this story during one of my numerous visits in Scotland. Beside the unbelievably beautiful nature, this country has much to offer particularly one thing: the supernatural. Every region has its own mythical creature, and every Scotsman knows at least one haunted house or Loch monster. No matter whether on the mountains, at the coast, or in the valleys, there are as many stories about Brownies (household sprites), Boobries (giants birds), and Kelpies (waterhorses) as there are grains of sand by the sea. Fascinated, I decided to put at least some of these creatures into a novel. It took form after a woman appeared in my mind whose eyes mirrored the Scottish moors and not the garden she looked at.

I very much hope you will enjoy Scotland’s Guardians. Let me know if it does.
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Cover reveal: Scotland’s Guardians

Hi,

I’ve been struggling with this cover for a while. My biggest problem was that I got terrific art by a guy called Bramasta Aji, but I just couldn’t fit the title or author name in without blocking out the most interesting part of the picture. In the end, I decided that the picture is more important. The title will still be readable enough in a thumbnail, but the picture will be the main focus. What do you think? Will it draw readers?

 

Scotland’s Guardians tells the story of Bryanna, a young girl with few friends living in Edinburgh, Scotland. When her father is kidnapped by a woman with a strangely familiar scent, Bryanna follows them instead of calling the police. It’s a choice that will change her life forever. Luckily, she does remember some of the old Scottish tales she loved so much as a child. Now, she needs all that knowledge to survive, especially with a Kelpie on her heels bent on murder (I’m still working on the cover-text).

Scotland’s Guardians will be available on Amazon before the month is out. Other retailers will follow soon.
Let me know what you think of the cover,
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