Recently, I was contacted by the publisher The Parliament House and asked if I wanted to participate in a cover reveal. I had never heard of the books or author before, but the cover they showed me looks really cool and the synopsis was interesting. So, I agreed and now I am pleased to share with you the cover reveal for “Wildwood”, the first book in a trilogy relaunch by young adult author, Jadie Jones! Let’s get to know Jadie first before we show you the new cover for her book. 😉
Young-adult author. Equine professional. Southern gal. Especially fond of family, sunlight, and cookie dough.
I wrote my first book in seventh grade, filling one hundred and four pages of a black and white Mead notebook. Back then I lived for two things: horses and R.L. Stine books. Fast forward nearly twenty years, and I still work with horses, and hoard books like most women my age collect shoes. Its amazing how much changes… and how much stays the same.
The dream of publishing a novel has hitch-hiked with me down every other path I’ve taken (and there have been many.) Waitress, farm manager, road manager, bank teller, speech writer, retail, and more. But that need to bring pen to paper refused to quiet. Finally, in 2009, I sat down, pulled out a brand new notebook, and once again let the pictures in my head become words on paper.
As a child, my grandfather would sit me in his lap and weave tales about the Cherokee nation, and a girl who belonged with horses. His words painted a whole new world, and my mind would take flight. My hope – my dream – is that Tanzy’s journey does the same for you.
Confession time: Jadie Jones is not my name. It’s a pen name I created to honor two fantastic women who didn’t get the chance to live out their professional dreams. First, my grandmother – a mother of four during post World War II America, who wanted to be a journalist so bad that even now when she talks about it, her blue eyes mist and she lifts her chin in silent speculation. And second, a dear friend’s mother who left this world entirely too soon. To Judy Dawn and Shirley Jones, Jadie Jones is for you. It’s been a pleasure getting to know her.
A little background on “Wildwood” before we get to the actual cover reveal. This trilogy was originally titled The Moonlit Trilogy but is now being revamped by The Parliament House publishing into the Wildwood Trilogy.
And now let’s get to the cover for “Wildwood”, the first book in the newly relaunched Wildwood Trilogy! It looks really mysterious and intriguing. That circle of symbols behind the text looks so cool and makes me wonder what it is and how it’s related to the story. Plus, I’m a sucker for pretty book covers.
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal
Release Date: September 2017
Publisher: The Parliament House
Tanzy Hightower is not crazy. At least that’s what she tells herself. She also tells herself that the shadows stalking her in the woods aren’t living, murderous beings.
On her father’s death, Tanzy is swept up by the woods and the shadows that took him. She quickly realizes those monsters lurking in the dark now have their sights set on her. Neither Tanzy nor life as she knows it escapes unchanged when she is introduced to a world…unseen.
Two strangers seem too willing to help her navigate her new reality: Vanessa Andrews, a doctor’s trophy wife with a southern drawl, and Lucas, a quiet, scarred man with timing that borders on either perfect or suspect. But Tanzy has secrets of her own. Desperate for answers and revenge, Tanzy must put her faith in their hands as her past comes calling and the shadows close in.
With wild blood coursing through her veins, will Tanzy’s choices shed light on the shadows of her past, or will they bring forth the darkness within her?
Thoughts? Comment below! And thanks for joining me today for this cover reveal.