Drumroll Please…..

Today, I am very please to show you wait for iiiiiiit!!! the cover for The Wildcat of Braeton!

WoB Cover

“If you’re fighting our battle, we’d best make you look like a champion,” Tam said to Aiden. Tam and Blair began to apply the war paint the Clans had worn into battle since before they arrived in Braeton.

“You ready?” Tam asked when they finished.

“As I’ll ever be,” Aiden replied. “Tam, if everything goes wrong, you take charge after me.”

“I’m praying nothing goes wrong,” Tam said. “Just remember what Diarmad said when he built this place: ‘In times of trouble, a Champion shall rise up and Scodra shall not fall.’”

His term of service to Lord Rishdah now complete, Aiden returns to his home in Braeton. As he travels he hears rumors that trouble plagues Braeton. Clan Canich is being attacked from within. He arrives, determined to save his father, his brothers, and his Clan from the treachery of one man.

A year has passed since the Calorins were driven from Aredor and Corin is struggling to rebuild his country. Despite the peace, a fear haunts him that the Calorins aren’t far away. The Hawk Flight takes to the forest again to defend the borders against a possible attack from the neighboring country of Durna and its Calorin ally.

As Aiden and Corin struggle to adapt to their new lives they know one thing for certain – war is coming to the North!




It took a few tries but we finally got “the” cover! (I’m pretty sure I could hear the publisher heave a sigh of relief when I approved it. 🙂 ) I’m more than a little excited!!!! Also, the manuscript has been sent off to the printer. Getting closer and closer to the big moment!!!!

A quick word on the cover itself. The cat featured is a Scottish Wildcat. I know several people have remarked that it looks tame. But “it’s not a tame  lion” errr…cat. They’re really little cats and are actually endangered in Scotland. But what I love about this picture is that this wildcat looks like it’s on a mission. It’s not about to take no for an answer. I think his expression pretty  much sums up one of the main themes of the book.

I have a few wonderful people helping me out with the reveal. Go check out their pages!

Jaye L. Knight – Author Jaye L. Knight (She’ll be featured on this blog tomorrow for the latest book in her amazing new series!)

Kendra E. Ardnek – Knitted by God’s Plan (Who was featured yesterday for her awesome series!)

Shantelle – A Writer’s Heart

Deborah O’Carrol- The Road of a Writer

Big thanks to these ladies! Go check out their blogs! They’re all amazing writers!


Also- Sign ups for the blog tour on March 23-28 are still going on! If you’d like to participate sign up here!

Tell me what you think about the cover!!


8 thoughts on “Drumroll Please…..

  1. This Scottish cat is beautiful! I’d love to see one in person (although I may be afraid, hehe). His face looks very determined, and catches my attention right away.


  2. Reblogged this on Virtuous Rebellion and commented:
    Surprise Wednesday post!

    Check out the cover of Claire M. Banschbach’s new book! Claire is a grad student and a published author. She is preparing for the release of her next novel–you can check out the cover and an excerpt in this post. Get excited to read a real deal author interview with her soon!


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