SOUL OF SMOKE Cover Reveal!

My mentee and bestie and CP and all-around AMAZING author friend, Caitlyn McFarland, HAS A COVER FOR HER BOOOOOOK!

And her sequels will be coming out in September and November (THIS YEAR!) from Carina, so you don’t even have to agonize over the cliffhanger she so cruelly tortures you with for that long!

Caitlyn H. McFarland

This is it!

Are you guys ready to see the cover for Soul of Smoke?!

Here it is!


Wooo! I LOVE IT! Thank you so much to the Carina Press team for this awesome design!

For good measure, here’s the back cover copy:

On a hike deep in the Rocky Mountains, Kai Monahan watches as a dozen dragons—actual freaking dragons—battle beneath a fat white moon. When one crashes nearly dead at her feet and transforms into a man, Kai does the only thing a decent person could: she grabs the nearest sword and saves his life.

As the dragon/man, Rhys, recovers from the attack, a chance brush of skin against skin binds him inextricably to Kai. Becoming heartsworn to a human—especially such a compelling one—is the last thing Rhys wants. But with an ancient enemy gathering to pit dragons against humanity and his strength nearly depleted, Kai has just…

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All About the Transitions (plus Ice Cream in Hell)

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