In less than three weeks my debut novel The Weight of Chains will be published by Sinister Grin Press.
Wait. What was that? What did I say?
That’s right. In less that three weeks the novel that I have been working on for what feels like FOREVER will be real book, not just a file on my harddrive. To celebrate, today I thought I would share both the cover and the blurb from the back of the book.
Gilles de Rais has control over every aspect of his life: the servants he employs, the village he lords over, the carefully crafted visage he shows to the world. He dictates where his subjects live, what they eat, if they live or die. He has ultimate power and wields it with a flourish to conceal the dark desires that lurk behind his smile and the despair within his castle in Machecoul.
When a wizard tasked with raising a demon loses control of the beast, Gilles’s tight grasp on his world begins to slip. His cook plans to flee, taking her son away from the dangers of the castle. His guard wants to claim Gilles’s lifestyle as his own. His wizard frantically searches for a way to survive both his lord and the demon he has called into the world. And the villagers – like Jeanetta and her family – move through life in Machecoul too consumed with the task of surviving day to day, and oblivious to the turmoil building within the castle that is threatening to break out and consume them all.
Debut author Lesley Conner brings medieval Europe to life with a tale of evil battling evil. With a ruthless master and a demon wreaking havoc, no one in Machecoul can get through life without bearing The Weight of Chains.
What do you think? Pretty cool, right? The cover is by Matt Davis, who I think is stellar! He did a wonderful job of turning my vague description of what I wanted into something creepy, atmospheric, and beautiful.
I am beyond excited at this point. The waiting for it to be here, for The Weight of Chains to be released, is incredibly hard, but I’ve been filling my time by looking for reviewers and lining up a few guest posts and interviews.
There are also some very cool things that Jason Sizemore and I are cooking up for the end of 2015 for Apex. Nothing I can really elaborate on just yet, but soon. So stay right here. This party is just getting started!