We're one week away from the release of The Neon Boneyard, the next novel in the Daniel Faust series. Sounds like a good day for a cover reveal! Editing and layout are done, so we've got a green light to launch in e-book and paperback formats next Tuesday, the tenth. Adam Verner's a little booked up at the moment, so he'll be recording the audiobook version early next month and we'll get it out as soon as we can. And here's the official blurb:
"Daniel Faust has clawed his way from the gutter to a penthouse suite, carving a bloody swath across the Las Vegas underworld. He's buried his enemies and more than a few friends along the way. If there's one thing a modern-day sorcerer knows for certain, though, it's that the past never stays buried forever.
"Now he's running on ice, juggling his responsibilities as a mob boss with his dubious "gift" of a knighthood in the courts of hell, defending territory in two worlds at once. It's a bad time for unfinished business to come back and haunt him, forcing him to confront his tortured history and the family he left behind. An even worse time for his surviving foes to join forces and take deadly aim at Faust's throne.
"Toss in a syndicate operative from a parallel world, a deranged half-demon assassin hungry for a duel, and the shadowy machinations of the King of Worms, and the stage is set for a showdown under the neon lights of Vegas. Vultures are circling, and only the magician with the quickest wits -- and the fastest trigger-finger -- will survive."
Oh, and I've heard the requests; starting with The Neon Boneyard, from now on each novel will have a brief "the story so far" recap at the beginning, in case you haven't picked up the series in a while or for people diving in mid-series. I'm still working on a new master timeline/reading order for the website, hopefully I'll get to it shortly after the million things I've gotta handle between now and next Tuesday's launch. (For the record, though, The Neon Boneyard begins shortly after the events of Double or Nothing -- right after Halloween -- and a few months before the Wisdom's Grave trilogy.)
And that's all I've got to say for now! Be safe, have fun, and I'll catch you on Tuesday.