Darkened Hope Cover Reveal

Happy Monday, peasants my dear followers!

Today I have the pleasure of participating in the cover reveal for Darkened Hope by J.L. Mbewe.  Some of you may remember that I said it is one of the speculative fiction releases for 2016 that I’m most excited about, and let me tell you, this cover gets me even more jazzed!

So, I’ll quit blabbing and give you the good stuff!

Note: If you don’t know much about the Hidden Dagger Trilogy, go here to read up about the first book in the series, Secrets Kept.


The Blurb:

Ayianna is a cursed half-elf betrothed to Desmond, but her heart belongs to another. After discovering the cure for the Sorceress’s curse, she and her companions embark on a dangerous quest to retrieve the ingredients.

When dragons descend upon their party, Ayianna realizes the Sorceress is searching not just for the corrupted dagger, but a human sacrifice that will open a portal to the underworld. Battling deadly creatures and natural disasters, Ayianna is forced more and more to confront her insecurities and conflicted heart.

Now she must decide whether to be true to her family or true to herself. As the nations rally for war, betrayal threatens to destroy them all, and it’s a race against time to return before the curse devastates the plains people.

The Cover:

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Coming May 2016

About the Author:

jennette headshotWriting as J. L. Mbewe, Jennette is an author, artist, mother, wife, but not always in that order. Born and raised in Minnesota, she now braves the heat of Texas, but pines for the Northern Lights and the lakes of home every autumn. She loves trying to capture the abstract and make it concrete. She is currently living her second childhood with a wonderful husband and two precious children who don’t seem to mind her eclectic collections of rocks, shells, and swords, among other things. Here, between reality and dreams, you will find her busily creating worlds inhabited by all sorts of fantasy creatures and characters, all questing about and discovering true love amid lots of peril. She has two short stories published in The Clockwork Dragon anthology, and four short stories set in the world of Nälu. Her debut novel, Secrets Kept, was nominated for the 2014 Clive Staples Award, and its sequel, Darkened Hope is coming May 2016.

Stay up-to-date with all things Nälu and her journey as a writer mama at JLMbewe.com. Connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and/or Pinterest.

sk saleAnd as if that wasn’t cool enough, the Kindle version of Secrets Kept, the first in the series, is only $0.99 on Amazon right now!

This is an adventure that fantasy lovers won’t want to miss.

a princess no moreBut wait.  There’s more.  One of the short stories that goes along with the Hidden Dagger Trilogy, A Princess No More, is free on Amazon right now.  Free!  FREE!

Out of all the short stories, I think this one might be my favorite.  (This short story is tragic, so be sure you have some chocolate.  Lots of chocolate.  Just go get a bag of Doves.  Maybe two bags.  Yeah, probably two bags.  You’re welcome.)

princess no more saleSo, hop on over to Amazon to pick up your Kindle copies of this gripping stories!

Have a fantastic week!

P.S. – if you go over to J.L Mbewe’s website and sign up for her newsletter, you get an exclusive deleted scene from Secrets Kept so… go do that too. :)

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