Cover Reveals, Flux Books, Indie Books, Indie Press

City Of Shattered Light Claire Winn Cover Reveal

On February 22, Claire Winn revealed the cover to her upcoming Queer Sci-Fi debut titled City Of Shattered Light through Twitter.

The author has pitched her novel as “a neon-drenched cyberpunk YA” featuring two bisexual female leads. 17-year-old heiress Asa Almeida who saves her sister from an experiment that will leave her brain reprogrammed. Then she crash-lands onto the outlaw city of Requiem with a rogue A.I hunting her. In addition, gunslinger Riven Hawthorne decides pursuing the bounty on Asa’s head is exactly what she needs to claw her way up the ranks of the city’s underworld. As things get tense, the girls must decide whether they continue working on their own or team up.

Cover artist is Sanjay Charlton and designer is Jake Slavik. City Of Shattered Light is being released by Flux Books in October of 2021.

As darkness closes in on the city of shattered light, an heiress and an outlaw must decide whether to fend for themselves or fight for each other.

As heiress to a powerful tech empire, seventeen-year-old Asa Almeida strives to prove she’s more than her manipulative father’s shadow. But when he uploads her rebellious sister’s mind to an experimental brain, Asa will do anything to save her sister from reprogramming—including fleeing her predetermined future with her sister’s digitized mind in tow. With a bounty on her head and a rogue A.I. hunting her, Asa’s getaway ship crash-lands in the worst possible place: the neon-drenched outlaw paradise, Requiem.

Gun-slinging smuggler Riven Hawthorne is determined to claw her way up Requiem’s underworld hierarchy. A runaway rich girl is exactly the bounty Riven needs—until a nasty computer virus spreads in Asa’s wake, causing a citywide blackout and tech quarantine. To get the payout for Asa and save Requiem from the monster in its circuits, Riven must team up with her captive.

Riven breaks skulls the way Asa breaks circuits, but their opponent is unlike anything they’ve ever seen. The A.I. exploits the girls’ darkest memories and deepest secrets, threatening to shatter the fragile alliance they’re both depending on. As one of Requiem’s 154-hour nights grows darker, the girls must decide whether to fend for themselves or fight for each other before Riven’s city and Asa’s sister are snuffed out forever.

City Of Shattered Light by Claire Winn is set to be released October 19, 2021!

Cover Reveals, Indie Books

Starlight by Lauren Jade Cover Reveal

On January 10, Lauren Jade Case revealed the cover to her upcoming debut fantasy titled, Starlight!

The novel has been pitched as an upper Young Adult fantasy following Natalia Whitebell, whose looking to celebrate her 18th birthday, but when she finds a giant scorpion, a wolf, and a body on her doorstep only to quickly disappear, and news of a large dog running wild, she knows something isn’t right.

Taken in by a new family in town, she learns of a magical war with Monsters, Creatures, and her own magical abilities she can’t seem to unlock.

According to her Twitter, Jade has pitched the novel as perfect for those who like “Stabby girls/soft boys / Monsters and supernatural Creatures + a war between them / Untold darkness coming for the MC.”

Starlight is the first novel of a The Starlight Trilogy. The cover artist and illustrator is Gabrielle Ragusi.

“You’re like starlight itself, Natalia. You burn with all the power and shine of a star.”

Natalia Whitebell wanted her eighteenth birthday to be a simple affair and not for there to be a giant scorpion, a wolf, and a body at her doorstep. But in a blink, it all disappears.

When she finally does get to celebrate with her best friend, there’s gossip from the Island locals about a new family having moved in and of a large dog running wild – but no mention of more.

She thinks she’s going mad. Until she’s attacked in her own home just one day later.

Rescued and taken in by the new family, Natalia discovers the world isn’t so black and white. Stuck in an endless war, there are Monsters and there are Creatures. And she’s one of them.

While she cannot seem to reveal her true form, sealing her deal with trouble, she must accept this life that was always meant to be hers. It’s time she learnt the truth and acquire help from her father, the new family, and one boy in particular.

But there is a darkness lurking, waiting for her to unfurl.

Starlight by Lauren Jade Case is set to be released in late 2021!

Book Blitz, Indie Books

The Damned Society: Smoke And Mirrors by L.J. Elliott {Book Blitz}

On The Booked Shelf, is the first ever Book Blitz courtesy of Xpresso Book Tours for ‘The Damned Society: Smoke And Mirrors’ by debut author L.J. Elliot!

This YA Fantasy debut follows a 17-year-old teen named Lexia whose superpower, after causing much harm, causes her to move to Lucida, a youth facility.

However, this youth facility is unlike any other, because its for teens with supernatural abilities where they can learn to harness their powers. However, Lexia Luccen soon learns its not all that it seems.

In addition to spotlighting this debut, there’s also an excerpt and giveaway through Rafflecopter below!



“The smoke built around me with speed, carrying a taste of destruction as it vaped through my senses. The air gushed past my skin, getting heavier in pace with each breath I took. The smell of burnt paper lingering as it flowed around in the destructive zone that I was creating. I had never lost control like this before, yet at the same time, had never felt so happy about it.

My mind was not instantly filled with regret or sadness at the fact I had let my power control me. In fact, it was quite the opposite. I was glad because it was the thing that ultimately helped me out in the end. For once, we had partnered up and were working together. I had never felt such strength from it before. It didn’t hurt, it just felt like it was a part of me now and like my power had momentarily become one with my soul. I closed my eyes and let the solidarity marinate in every moment we bonded together as I knew the feeling would not last forever and so, as I clenched my fists and the energy poured out of my body, for once in my life, I had no regret about harming something or about letting go of control. My mind and soul were finally free.”

The rest of the excerpt can be read via the button below!

Lexia Luccen is a seventeen-year-old girl with a fiery power that is slowly destroying the last fragments of her sanity. Having lost her abusive father, Lexia is left scarred from the way he treated her and by the grief of his death. When she accidentally uses her ability to create a devastating explosion that takes many lives, she is moved from her life of solitude into the hectic youth facility that is Lucida.

Lucida is no ordinary youth facility. It is a secretly run technological agency for supernatural wayward youth, set up to teach them how to control their abilities after they have caused disturbances in society. These youths think that once they have been reformed, they will be freed. However, the truth is a very different story.

Lies, love, and more death await Lexia at Lucida, and she soon realizes that this facility is not quite what it seems. Now she knows she must make a choice: does she finally give up to the darkness that slowly consumes her—like her father did—or does she follow the firestorm that runs through her veins and for once in her life, battle for something?

Time is running out. Lexia needs to make her decision fast, before Lucida makes it for her.

Link to the Rafflecopter e-book giveaway and Goodreads!

AUTHOR BIO: Lotté Jean Elliott is an author from North-Eastern England. She began as an avid reader before she picked up a pen one day and started to use her imagination to create a new universe, just like her favourite fictional ones.

Through literature, she saw a whole new world open up, and she has not stopped diving into the deepest parts of her mind ever since.

When she isn’t writing novels, poetry, or screenplays with her sister Francesca, Lotté loves nothing more than to find inspiration for life through art films, music, exploring museums, and language learning. She loves to explore the deepest meaning behind things and gain new perspectives of the world in which we inhabit.

The Damned Society: Smoke & Mirrors by L.J. Elliott is out now!