Merlin’s Knot by @MarkAndersenTales #ModernFantasy #Arthurian #MythsAndLegends #amreading #bookdesign

Merlin’s Knot by Mark Andersen is a modern-day fantasy set in Houston, Texas and is the first book in the Merlin’s Thread series. Perfect for fans of Merlin, King Arthur, and the weaving of legends set in modern times. Designing the cover for this novel was very design intensive and will be the subject of a future blog you won’t want to miss.

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About Merlin’s Knot:

Where in Texas has King Arthur gone?

Merlin the magician sleeps for fifteen hundred years…until his mystical connection to the mind of legendary King Arthur awakens him. Finally, the time has come to find the lost king and return him to his ancient destiny: saving the Britons in their hour of greatest peril.

The quest leads Merlin to Houston, Texas, where his link to Arthur becomes hopelessly tangled. The snarl centers on Alfred, a laid-off engineer suffering his own existential crisis. After Merlin coerces his help, they follow their only clue to a suburb called The Woodlands.

As they unravel the secrets of Arthur’s present life, returning the king to his own time becomes harder. Now Merlin must find a way to reconcile free will with fate—and repair history’s tapestry.

Read a sample chapter by clicking HERE.

Merlin's Knot by Mark Andersen

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Merlin's Knot by Mark Andersen

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Merlin's Knot by Mark Andersen

Our custom-designed print interior for paperback and eBook

Merlin's Knot by Mark Andersen

Our custom-designed print interior for paperback and eBook

Merlin's Knot by Mark Andersen

Our matching eBook design because readers deserve to experience the same book design no matter which format they prefer to read

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April Book Giveaway—Minstrel and Money & The Human Condition #HistoricalFantasy #FinancialPlanning

Now through April 30th, you can enter to win signed print copies of these great reads at BHCAuthors.com. This month features Minstrel, the award finalist, historical fantasy by Marissa Ames and Money & The Human Condition by Douglas Obey, an excellent nonfiction book, which explains how money works as well as offering tips for money management and financial planning.

Minstrel by Marissa Ames and Money & The Human Condition by Douglas Obey: The featured April Author/Book Spotlights at BHC Authors for April 2016

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About Minstrel

The Tir Athair series introduces medieval fantasy to a wide audience, bringing intrigue, adventure, and a little romance into a highly accessible and engaging saga.

A troupe of entertainers rides into town on the eve of a kingdom’s fall into chaos. The good king has died and twin princes grapple for the throne. Forced into servitude, the players witness deceit that enslaves people from the king’s guard all the way down to a young washerwoman forced to live three lives. When Riordan takes the crown, his twin indentures the minstrel into recording the kingdom’s true history, a decision that condemns both Liam and the prince to a death sentence.

Minstrel details the start of a civil war, through the eyes of a minstrel whose life of poverty becomes a much more dangerous game.

About Money & The Human Condition

Make your money work for you…

With so much at stake—family security, financial growth and retirement—it is concerning that most people have little to no understanding of financial matters, investments or how the economy works. Nor do they believe the basic concepts behind financial growth are anything they need to know. They simply look at their 401K report quarter after quarter, note the changes and wonder, “How did this happen?”

Why in the most capitalistic society on earth, do we Americans understand so little about how money works? A fascinating dichotomy, really, and one rooted in both western culture and human nature. Understanding this will help you master the art of making money work for you instead of continuing to work so hard for it. What’s so fascinating is that it is more about the study of human behavior than finance and money, hence the title of the book, Money and the Human Condition.

Purchase Minstrel or Money & The Human Condition in eBook or paperback on Amazon. Minstrel is also available in audio format on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes.

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Cover Design: Merlin’s Knot by @mandersentales #ModernFantasy #KingArthur #ContemporaryFantasy #Arthurian #amreading #BookDesign

We really enjoyed designing the cover for Merlin’s Knot by Mark Andersen—book one in the “Merlin’s Thread” series. Perfect for fans of King Arthur and contemporary/modern fantasy. Available now for preorder. Releases Thursday, May 5th in trade softcover and eBook.

Merlin's Knot by Mark Andersen

Cover design for print and eBook—Releases May 5th, 2016

Pre-order the eBook from Amazon now at the special introductory price of $2.99

Merlin Cover Model: Marion Z. Skydancer
Copyright © 2016 Dragon’s Chyld Studio. Image used with permission and appears courtesy of Dragon’s Chyld Studio. All rights reserved.

About the Book
Where in Texas has King Arthur gone?

Merlin the magician sleeps for fifteen hundred years…until his mystical connection to the mind of legendary King Arthur awakens him. Finally, the time has come to find the lost king and return him to his ancient destiny: saving the Britons in their hour of greatest peril.

The quest leads Merlin to Houston, Texas, where his link to Arthur becomes hopelessly tangled. The snarl centers on Alfred, a laid-off engineer suffering his own existential crisis. After Merlin coerces his help, they follow their only clue to a suburb called The Woodlands.

As they unravel the secrets of Arthur’s present life, returning the king to to his own time becomes harder. Now Merlin must find a way to reconcile free will with fate—and repair history’s tapestry.

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Cover Reveal: Bitch Witch by @SRKarfelt #Witches #ContemporaryFiction #books

Our design for the latest offering from S. R. Karfelt, Author—Bitch Witch arrives Friday, May 13th. Preorders start today. Let the magic begin!

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Bitch Witch by S.R. Karfelt

Available in eBook and trade softcover Friday, May 13th

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Can good triumph over evil…when evil runs in your veins?

The problem is Sarah Elizabeth Archer doesn’t have to put up with anybody’s crap.

Coming from a long line of witches who lost their souls to dark energy, Sarah is determined to change her fate. Turning her back on her birthright, she smothers her natural instincts with a boring job and quiet life.

But when Sarah gets pissed off, all bets are off. And anything can happen when you piss off a witch.

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Cover Reveal: No Room In Hell—The Good, The Bad, And The Undead by William Schlichter #zombies #horror

Our cover design for The Good, The Bad, And The Undead by William Schlichter. This zombie, post-apocalyptic novel is the first in the exciting No Room In Hell series.

No Room In Hell: The Good, The Bad, And The Undead by William Schlichter

Available in eBook and trade softcover February 25th

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St. Louis police detective Marcus Danziger seeks clues to his daughter’s pre-apocalyptic murder. Excused from the case when his only child is kidnapped and murdered by a serial killer, Danziger returns to his police station after the zombie outbreak to retrieve evidence he was once forbidden to examine. With search warrants no longer necessary he seeks out a killer before the remainder of the city falls victim to the undead and the murderer escapes to the safety of Fort Leonard Wood.

Fort Leonard Wood’s base commander, Colonel Travis, wrestles with his last government orders to abandon the civilians his shrinking number of troops protect. Defiant Hannah, his only daughter, attempts to disrupt the base’s growing black market that extorts valuables from refugees running short of supplies. Hannah discovers the black marketers, controlled by the Bowlin brothers, make a hobby of taking unsuspecting women from the Fort with claims of reconnecting them to missing family members in other camps, only to assault and leave them for the undead to snack on.

One teenage refugee, Emily, finds herself leaving the military base believing some of her family weren’t killed. A level-headed survivor scavenging for supplies encounters and rescues Emily and offers her a home at the compound he built near Mark Twain Lake. His group has one strict law—you work or you don’t eat.

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Cover Reveal: I Loved You In Paris by Juliette Sobanet

Our cover design for I Loved You In Paris by Juliette Sobanet. This beautiful book of poetry is a companion to her bestselling memoir, Meet Me In Paris.

I Loved You In Paris by Juliette Sobanet

Available in eBook and trade softcover February 23rd

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In this companion poetry book to her sizzling memoir, Meet Me in Paris, Juliette Sobanet gives readers a heartbreaking look into the raw emotions of a romance novelist losing her own happily ever after. From the impossible pull of forbidden love to the devastating loss of her marriage, and finally, to rebuilding life anew, Sobanet’s courageous poems take readers on a passionate journey of the heart that illuminates the power of the truth in our universal experiences of love, loss, and ultimately, hope.

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Creating Young Adult Contemporary Fiction: Anything Goes On A Friday Night by Sara Daniell

We’re pleased to present our book design for Anything Goes On A Friday Night, a contemporary young adult novel from Sara Daniell. Anything Goes On A Friday Night is a powerful coming-of-age novel that will keep you riveted until the final page.

Jack Magnus from Readers’ Favorite says: A beautifully told tale of a teen who somehow, despite all the challenges and abusive situations thrown at her, manages to stay true to herself and to trust in love, no matter how vulnerable it makes her. Daniell’s plot is inspired, and her writing is a joy to read. Anything Goes on a Friday Night is most highly recommended.

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Blurb:

Seventeen-year-old Elena lived a vibrant life with a great boyfriend and great friends. Little did she know that turning in her pom-poms was the least of the changes she would experience in the upcoming year. Life-changing, heart-shattering circumstances would soon cause her happy life to crumble right in front of her.

The once fun-loving Elena retreated into herself, finding it easier to push people out than chance more heartache. Just when she figured out how to keep herself busy enough to ignore the imperfections of her life, Finn Kerr showed up with one mission: to prove that life could be more than disappointment and betrayal. Life could be fun and exciting. Life could be unexpected. Life could be forgiving.

Read a sample chapter of Anything Goes On A Friday Night by clicking HERE

Anything Goes On A Friday Night by Sara Daniell

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Anything Goes On A Friday Night by Sara Daniell

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Anything Goes On A Friday Night by Sara Daniell

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