War of Loyalties Cover Reveal

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Surprise! Random post!
Alright, it’s not random. It is something wonderful and very near and dear to my heart.
Back in 2013,  my dear friend Schuyler asked if I and maybe a couple of my siblings would be willing to beta read her book War of Loyalties for her. We had both been writing for some time, we had talked some about our projects (I had sent her a thing or two of mine), and of course I said yes. What followed in that year was nothing short of epic.
This was not just reading a book. It was falling in love with real, real characters. It was mornings speculating with my siblings about who the enemy spies were, what was going on with Jaeryn Graham and his secrets, and whatever was going to happen on this mysterious chapter 24. (No promises the current chapter 24 will have anything though, sorry.) We lived and breathed Folkestone. We had secret Pinterest boards to discuss little details, we drank tea, and ate food they would have eaten. And a couple of my Solid and Professional Short Stories which are Very Serious may have had origins in protest against plot twists.
I wrote a poem too. It’ll either never see the light of day or it will be my banner against all comers when this book is published. Not sure yet.
Sorry for the ramble.
Here is the cover:
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Release Date: November 30th, 2017
Book Description
April, 1917. A ring of German spies threatens the coastal town of Folkestone, England. Newly-recruited agent Ben Dorroll must uncover which British citizens are traitors to their country. When his first attempt at espionage falls prey to a trap laid by German sympathizers, the security of the British Secret Service is threatened. Feeling lost in a strange country and aching for a steady place to call home, he wants to resign and go back to his American medical work. But when he learns that his family identity holds the key to capturing the spy ring, Ben has no choice but to unite with the mysterious Jaeryn Graham so that the truth can be discovered.
In the aftermath of the Irish Rebellion, Jaeryn Graham’s British colleagues look warily on his Irish background. Always up for a challenge, he thinks his a new mission in the Secret Service should be an opportunity to prove his prowess. But after an encounter with death and alienating two agents, he finds the road to victory isn’t as easy as he thought. Unless he can win the loyalties of his newest assistant, Ben Dorroll, his secret ambitions and his perfect success record will be destroyed.
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12 thoughts on “War of Loyalties Cover Reveal

  1. Aww, I think that is so wonderful how you and your sisters got engaged with Schuyler’s book through her journey in beta-reading, Emily. SO CUTE! I can’t wait to actually read Schuyler’s novel and be swallowed up in her wonderful plots and characters!! ❤ (also yours!!)

    Please PLEASE share some of things that got you inspired from that year of beta-reading w/ Schuyler. It makes me so happy when readers get engaged with an author in their process. I think that is the best kind of experience and really shows the quality of both readers and writers (sorry this is a little rambly, but I've been doing a course on the experience of readers/writers and I think it can get quite fascinating when literature and real-life intermix and there is a dramatic reading experience – meta-fiction, intertextuality and all that jazz 😀

    Lots of love,
    Joy xx

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    1. It was a wonderful time, and I am so glad that you will soon be able to experience the wonderfulness that is WoL.

      I would love to share some of the things WoL inspired! I have a feeling they’ll surface eventually (one is historical fiction and on the publishing spectrum I’m focusing on fantasy/spec-fic) but we’ll see what chances they get. (Also, I have no problem emailing you them privately too, so if you’re ever interested I can do that too!)

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