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Cover Revealed: The Hellsblood Bride by Chuck Wendig


Chuck Wendig recently revealed the cover for The Hellsblood Bride, the 2nd novel in his Mookie Pearl series. The fabulous cover is by Joey Hi-Fi.



The Hellsblood Bride
Mookie Pearl 2
Angry Robot Books, December 30, 2014 (North American Print / eBook)
     January 1, 2015 (UK Print)
Mass Market Paperback and eBook

Cover Revealed: The Hellsblood Bride by Chuck Wendig
Yes, we’re going back deep underground for another twelve rounds with Mookie Pearl.

Father, barkeep, former Mafioso, ruler of his subterranean crime-kingdom. The Organization is back, and they’ll do anything to get Mookie on board, but Mookie has gone legit, and it’s taking every ounce of effort for him to keep his new bar from crashing and burning.

To top it all, his daughter is missing, and when Nora’s not in plain sight, that’s usually a sign of bad things to come! On one hand, the Organization. On the other, Nora.

Why can’t Family ever be easy..?

File Under: Urban Fantasy
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The 1st novel in the Mookie Pearl series:

The Blue Blazes
Mookie Pearl 1
Angry Robot Books, May 28, 2013  (North American Print / eBook)
     June 6, 2013  (UK Print)
Mass Market Paperback and eBook

Cover Revealed: The Hellsblood Bride by Chuck Wendig
Meet Mookie Pearl.

Criminal underworld? He runs in it.

Supernatural underworld? He hunts in it.

Nothing stops Mookie when he’s on the job.

But when his daughter takes up arms and opposes him, something’s gotta give…

File Under: Urban Fantasy [ Family Matters | When Underworlds Collide | Thrill of the Hunt | Chips and Old Blocks ]


Guest Blog by Tony Ballantyne, author of Dream London - October 22, 2013


Please welcome Tony Ballantyne to The Qwillery. Tony's most recent novel is Dream London, which is out in the US and Canada on October 29th. I asked him "Why London?"




Guest Blog by Tony Ballantyne, author of Dream London - October 22, 2013






‘Why London? Why not twist Paris, New York or some other well known city?’


Funnily enough the sequel, should it be written, will be set in Dream Paris...


Actually, as a resident of Greater Manchester, the obvious place for me to write about would have been Dream Manchester, but that would have been a completely different novel.


Dream London has a claustrophobic quality to it. Strangely, London is a smaller place than Manchester, the streets are narrower, the buildings more crowded together.


Land is cheaper in Manchester. Returning to the area fifteen years ago I rode a taxi north on the Oldham Road and I was struck by the sense of space. The wider streets, the empty lots where businesses had failed and no one had bothered to reclaim the land. Back then, it seemed that the principle industry was lots of weeds and rubble, fenced in and secured by padlocked gates.


All that has changed. The new trams run through the city centre, they glide past nineteenth century red brick buildings cleaned and polished for the 21st century. Manchester is a place that knows its foundations, it's a self starting, self made city that does things it own way. Beings trying to subvert Manchester couldn't buy their way into the roots of the city, they would simply be yet another faction trying to establish themselves.


In Dream London, the city changes a little every night and the people change a little every day. The city has been sold to someone, or something, and the populace are trapped amongst the narrow streets, preyed on by their fellows. The establishment is written right the way through London. London has more history than Manchester, the roots of privilege run deep in London, they take far longer to dig out.






Dream London

Dream London
Solaris, October 29, 2013 (US/Canada)
     October 10, 2013 (UK)
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 416 pages

Guest Blog by Tony Ballantyne, author of Dream London - October 22, 2013
In Dream London the city changes a little every night and the people change a little every day. Captain Jim Wedderburn has looks, style and courage by the bucketful. He’s adored by women, respected by men and feared by his enemies. He’s the man to find out who has twisted London into this strange new world, and he knows it. But the towers are growing taller, the parks have hidden themselves away and the streets form themselves into strange new patterns. There are people sailing in from new lands down the river, new criminals emerging in the East End and a path spiralling down to another world. Everyone is changing, no one is who they seem to be, and Captain Jim Wedderburn is beginning to understand that he’s not the man he thought he was...


Cover and book design by by Joey Hi-Fi.






About Tony

Guest Blog by Tony Ballantyne, author of Dream London - October 22, 2013
Tony Ballantyne is the author of Twisted Metal, Blood and Iron and the Recursion series. He has also written many short stories. Tony grew up in County Durham in the North East of England. He studied Maths at Manchester University before moving to London where he taught Maths and IT. His first SF sale was The Sixth VNM which appeared in Interzone 138. Since then he has had short stories appear in magazines and anthologies worldwide.He has also written romantic fiction and satirical pieces for various magazines such as Private Eye. Recursion, his first novel, was published by Tor UK in 2004. He has been nominated for the BSFA and Philip K Dick awards. He now lives in oldham with his wife and two children. His hobbies are playing the piano, accordion and cornet. He also enjoys walking and cycling.




Website  ~  Twitter @TonyBallantyne


Cover Revealed - Dream London by Tony Ballantyne


I'm thrilled to share the cover of Dream London by Tony Ballantyne. The superb cover art (and book design) is by Joey Hi-Fi. The novel is out in the UK on October 10, 2013 and in the US and Canada on October 29th.



Dream London
Solaris, October 29, 2013 (US/Canada)
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 416 pages

Cover Revealed - Dream London by Tony Ballantyne
In Dream London the city changes a little every night and the people change a little every day. Captain Jim Wedderburn has looks, style and courage by the bucketful. He’s adored by women, respected by men and feared by his enemies. He’s the man to find out who has twisted London into this strange new world, and he knows it. But the towers are growing taller, the parks have hidden themselves away and the streets form themselves into strange new patterns. There are people sailing in from new lands down the river, new criminals emerging in the East End and a path spiralling down to another world. Everyone is changing, no one is who they seem to be, and Captain Jim Wedderburn is beginning to understand that he’s not the man he thought he was...





About Tony

Tony Ballantyne is the author of Twisted Metal, Blood and Iron and the Recursion series. He has also written many short stories.

Tony grew up in County Durham in the North East of England. He studied Maths at Manchester University before moving to London where he taught Maths and IT.

His first SF sale was ‘The Sixth VNM’ which appeared in Interzone 138. Since then he has had short stories appear in magazines and anthologies worldwide. He has also written romantic fiction and satirical pieces for various magazines such as Private Eye.

Recursion, his first novel, was published by Tor UK in 2004. He has been nominated for the BSFA and Philip K Dick awards.

He now lives in Oldham with his wife and two children. His hobbies are playing the piano, accordion and cornet. He also enjoys walking and cycling.

Website  ~  Twitter @TonyBallantyne


Cover Revealed - The Blue Blazes by Chuck Wendig - March 10, 2013


Angry Robot Books has revealed the cover for The Blue Blazes, the first novel in the Mookie Pearl series by Chuck Wendig.  The cover is by Joey Hi-Fi, who also did the covers for the Miriam Black novels - Blackbirds and Mockingbird.

The Blue Blazes will be published on May 28, 2013 in the US/Canada and June 6th, 2013 in the UK. The eBook is out on May 28th.


Cover Revealed - The Blue Blazes by Chuck Wendig - March 10, 2013
Meet Mookie Pearl.

Criminal underworld? He runs in it.

Supernatural underworld? He hunts in it.

Nothing stops Mookie when he’s on the job.

But when his daughter takes up arms and opposes him, something’s gotta give…

File Under: Urban Fantasy [ Family Matters | When Underworlds Collide | Thrill of the Hunt | Chips and Old Blocks ]





There is so much to see in this cover. I think it's wonderful!


2012 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - April 2012 Winner

The results are in and the 2012 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars winner for April is Chuck Wendig's Blackbirds  with 149 votes equaling 70% of the votes cast. WOW! The winning cover was created by Joey Hi-Fi.


2012 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - April 2012 Winner


The final results:

2012 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - April 2012 Winner



2012 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - April 2012 Winner


Thank you to everyone who voted, Tweeted, and participated. The 2012 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars will continue in May with voting on the May debut covers.
The Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig May Be A TV Show Congratulations Post - May 10, 2014Cover Revealed: The Hellsblood Bride by Chuck WendigGuest Blog by Tony Ballantyne, author of Dream London - October 22, 2013Cover Revealed - Dream London by Tony Ballantyne Cover Revealed - The Blue Blazes by Chuck Wendig - March 10, 20132012 Debut Author Challenge Cover Wars - April 2012 Winner

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