Future Release: Tempest Rising

22 Apr

I found this jewel on the Orbit Book website. Nicole Peeler, a debut author, has signed a three book deal with Orbit Books. The first book will be released in November 2009. It sounds pretty good.

tempestrisingpeeler“In the tiny village of Rockabill, Maine, Jane True-26-year-old bookstore clerk and secret night swimmer-has no idea that her absent mother’s legacy is entry into a world populated by the origins of human myths and legends. It is a world where nothing can be taken for granted: vampires are not quite what we think; dogs sometimes surprise us; and whatever you do, never-ever-rub the genie’s lamp.

For Jane, everything kicks off when she comes across a murder victim during her nightly clandestine swim in the freezing winter ocean. This grisly discovery leads to the revelation of why she has such freakish abilities in the water: her mother was a Selkie and Jane is only half human.

With this knowledge, Jane soon finds herself mingling with supernatural creatures alternately terrifying, beautiful, and deadly-all adjectives that quite handily describe her new friend Ryu.

When Ryu is sent to Rockabill to investigate the murder, he and Jane fall hard for each other even as they plummet into a world of intrigue threatening to engulf both supernatural and human societies. For someone is killing half-humans like Jane.

The question is, are the murders the work of one rogue individual or part of a greater plot to purge the world of Halflings?”–Orbit Books

11 Responses to “Future Release: Tempest Rising”

  1. Alice Evans April 22, 2009 at 5:36 pm #

    I read some hoopla going on about this cover. Some readers think that the cover looks to kiddish or may seem like a children’s book. Other’s say it looks like a graphic novel. Either way…I’m interested.

  2. Nicole Peeler April 22, 2009 at 10:17 pm #

    Hi! Thanks for the hit! 🙂 Come by my website and say hi!

  3. Nicole Peeler April 22, 2009 at 10:19 pm #

    Hi! Thanks for the hit! 🙂 Come by my website and say hi when you get the chance!

  4. Carolyn Jean April 23, 2009 at 1:52 pm #

    Thanks for posting this. This book sounds great, and yes, the cover is totally intruiging.

  5. Carolyn Jean April 23, 2009 at 1:53 pm #

    It looks like one of those cards from Mexico, or like a tarot card. Super cool!

  6. scooper April 23, 2009 at 4:06 pm #

    Alice: I like the cover. I almost passed it over though because I thought it was a young adult book. So I can see the problem.

  7. scooper April 23, 2009 at 4:09 pm #

    Nicole: I will def. pop over to check it out. Best of luck with your series.

  8. scooper April 23, 2009 at 4:12 pm #

    Carolyn Jean: I think you’re right. Once I read the blurb, I stopped thinking of it as a young adult cover and actually began comparing it to the Sookie Stackhouse covers. Both of their art is a drastic change from the norm.

  9. Amie Stuart April 25, 2009 at 6:10 am #

    Frankly, I”m tired of black and mantitty 😀 So I love this cover. It’s really going to pop on the shelves!

  10. scooper April 26, 2009 at 10:17 am #

    Amie: I second that.

  11. mallen May 8, 2009 at 10:51 pm #

    Moved and passed on the mantitty,thanks for the updated look. Just can’t get enough of the genre,so you just writing…

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