Cover Reveal – Karen Tomlinson, A Bond of Venom & Magic

13579943_10154356405649319_1282020397_oSurprise Saturday post! I connected with fellow YA author, Karen Tomlinson, through Facebook where we share a mutual love for release parties. Karen is the author of The Guardians and The Goddess series of Young Adult fantasy books. The first book, A Bond of Venom and Magic, will be released October 14,  2016, and I am so excited to be involved in her cover reveal! I think animated covers are beautiful, and this one is no exception.

The cover catches my eye right away with the beautiful colors, and then there’s wings, and pointed ears, and silver hair. I’m 100% in for this book even before I read the synopsis. I know they say not to judge a book by the cover, but I think it’s okay in this case.

13569977_10154356405599319_997004710_oA Bond of Venom & Magic (Book 1, The Guardians and the Goddess)

The Wraith Lord is hunting; his prize, the key to unleashing darkness and Chaos upon the eight Kingdoms.

For Diamond Gillon the war raging in the south seems a remote danger until her home is brutally attacked. Having lost everything she holds dear, Diamond is catapulted into a terrifying new world in which legendary beasts arise, magic is condemned and half blood fae, like her, have no rights. Despite her growing feelings for her saviour, Commander Hugo Casimir, he remains a paradox – not only is he a heartless killer, he is owned by the cruel immortal fae queen; a queen who will murder her own people for magic.

As Diamond’s circumstances become ever more perilous she is drawn deeper into Hugo’s world and discovers the lengths to which he will go to save what he holds dear. Will Hugo become her friend, her protector, or – an enemy not worthy of her trust?

A Bond of Venom and Magic is a tale of two people bound by magic and secrets, but trapped in the complexities of love and betrayal. It is the beginning of an epic journey, one that will test Diamond’s resolve and determination to battle an evil that threatens not only her world but that of Eternity, the land of The Guardians and The Goddess.

ADD IT TO YOUR GOODREADS LIST! You can also find it on Smashwords.

Make sure you visit Karen’s website and join her mailing list to keep on top of her upcoming release.


13552785_10154356436894319_1346592369_n.pngKaren has always been an avid reader. Her taste in books is eclectic but she likes nothing better than an exciting fantasy set in a new and magical world. She lives in Derbyshire, England, with her husband, twin girls and her dalmatian, Poppy. Karen trained as a nurse and currently works as a resuscitation and clinical skills trainer, this involves training a wide variety of health care professionals and medical students in acute patient care. In addition to writing, and reading whenever she can, Karen likes to keep active. She has been training at Shotokan karate since being thirteen, likes walking, mountain biking and (for something completely different) cake decorating. She is currently working on book two in The Guardians and The Goddess series.


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