Thursday, June 26, 2014

Sir Poops and Hair Ball: Digging up a Buried Book Cover

HB: Hi, nice people. As you all can see, my pansy-brother is pooped out again. He actually walked a whole block this morning.

SPAL: ***he waves** Hello, nice people. ***he yawns***

HB: See. So I'm in charge of today's post. I wanted to share something that I found in Mummsy's garden. And to be honest, I don't know how it got there. It's a mystery. ***he scratches behind his ear***

HB: Mummsy says it's the bookcover to M.J. Fifield's first novel soon to be released. I'd like to hug that girl's leg on it. She sure is purdy.

Anyway, here's the blurb, author, and other information:

The survival of a once-mighty kingdom rests in the hands of its young queen, Haleine CoileĆ”in, as it slowly succumbs to an ancient evil fueled by her husband’s cruelty.

A sadistic man with a talent for torture and a taste for murder, he is determined to burn the land and all souls within. Haleine is determined to save her kingdom and, after a chance encounter, joins forces with the leader of the people’s rebellion. She gives him her support, soon followed by her heart.

Loving him is inadvertent but becomes as natural and necessary as breathing. She lies and steals on his behalf, doing anything she can to further their cause. She compromises beliefs held all her life, for what life will exist if evil prevails?

Her journey leads to a deceiving world of magic, monsters, and gods she never believed existed outside of myth. The deeper she goes, the more her soul is stripped away, but she continues on, desperate to see her quest complete. If she can bring her husband to ruin and save her people, any sacrifice is worth the price—even if it means her life.

Release date: July 22, 2014 
Cover art by Ravven

About The Author:

Armed with a deep and lasting love of chocolate, purple pens, and medieval weaponry, M.J. Fifield is nothing if not a uniquely supplied insomniac. When she isn’t writing, she’s on the hunt for oversized baked goods or shiny new daggers. M.J. lives with a variety of furry creatures—mostly pets—in New Hampshire. Effigy is her first novel.


Ravven, the cover artist:

HB: So isn't this a really cool treasure?! Or what!?

Lots of licks and belly rubs!

Mummsy is behind catching up on blog reading. But she'll have time later and tomorrow and Saturday.


  1. Oh, so that's where I left that cover.

    Thanks for finding it, pups!

    And thank you for sharing it on your blog today. You're the best!

  2. First, I am happy to hear the gud dug news !
    Second, who buried the cover in the garden ?
    Third, nice post today about "Effigy" Good Luck on the release !

    cheers, parsnip

  3. Wonderful cover, MJ.
    Glad to hear pup walked a whole block today!

  4. Good work HB for finding the buried book cover treasure! I will definitely check this book out! :)

  5. Good to hear Sir Poops is doing better!

  6. I'd love to be a dog - so many belly rubs.
    Sounds like a good book, I must check it out.

  7. The dog does a good job with book discussions. Maybe one day he can talk about my soon to be released book.

  8. What a gorgeous cover-I love all the help you had!! Congrats to MJ~
    I hope you are doing well-Shelly. Hugs and chocolate ;D

  9. It is a lovely cover and if she loves chocolate she must be awesome!

  10. Glad to see SPAL looking a bit better.

    Love M.J.'s cover. :-)

  11. Hey you two adorable dogs! Sir Poops, you look a bit better. That's hopeful.

    Thanks for sharing the cover of M.J's. Penny says it looks good enough to chew on. Wishing M.J. all the beast, um, all the best on the release date.

    Have a good weekend guys and look after your humans.

    Gary :)

  12. Big congrats to MJ on her beautiful new cover! And much gratitude to HB for finding that lovely thing! I'm glad to hear SPAL is doing better and walked for a block. Baby steps! :)


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