Fortune’s Shadow – Cover Reveal!

Today’s a big day! (Well, at least for me.) I’m exactly two months away from publishing Fortune’s Shadow, and I couldn’t be more excited. My book baby will finally be out into the world on April 26th!

To celebrate, I’m sharing the absolutely stunning cover that Ravven has created for me. (If you ever need a book cover designed, I highly recommend her. She is amazing.)

Cover - Fortune's Shadow by Sue Archer

Isn’t it incredible? I’ve been telling my friends on Twitter that I’d better make sure my words live up to it. 🙂 So I’ve been focusing my efforts this month on working through the excellent feedback I’ve received from my talented and highly supportive fiction editor Maggie Morris.

What’s next?

As soon as the editing is done, I’ll be creating an electronic version of my book in ePub (Kobo) and mobi (Kindle) formats so I can share my story with advance reviewers before the final proofreading and distribution. If you’re interested in becoming one of my ARC readers (and receiving a free copy in consideration for an honest review), please reach out to me, either through my contact page or comments below. I’m planning on sending out a few advance copies in March.

Here’s the current blurb describing my book, so you can see if it’s for you:

“You thought you could live without me…”

Jocelyn “Jinxy” Lancaster is having a horrible week. Her dream of becoming a famous indie musician is going nowhere, her day job in her tourist-friendly hometown of Bridgepoint is in danger of disappearing, and to top it all off, it’s almost the ten-year anniversary of her Mom’s death.

When her best friend Grace gives her a wish keeper to help change her luck, she decides she’s got nothing left to lose.

She’s wrong.

At first it seems like she’s on her way to getting everything she desires. Then the people close to her begin acting very strangely. She’s having trouble remembering things, and at night, she’s being haunted by dreams she can’t explain.

Then the best night of her life happens—and all hell breaks loose.

Now it’s up to Jocelyn to try and undo what she’s created and save her hometown from chaos and destruction. And maybe, if she’s very lucky, she can even save herself…

I’ll be sharing more with you on my adventures in book formatting and distribution as I get closer to my preorder release date (in the hope that I can help others with this process), but in the meantime, thanks so much for reading my post and supporting me as I go through my self-publishing journey!

I’m so excited!

Sue

Doorway Between Worlds Publishing is Live!

Well, it’s official. I am now a publisher! I couldn’t wait to share this big news and reveal the title for my upcoming first book.

Doorway Between Worlds used to be a blog. Now it’s also the name of my publishing imprint. 🙂 I’ve registered it as a business name and I’ve also submitted my application to Library and Archives Canada as a Canadian publisher. This means I will have my own ISBN numbers that I can assign to my books when I self-publish through Kobo, Amazon and other distributors.

I’ve also had the distinct pleasure of working with the fabulous Chris Reddie, who designed the logo for my publishing brand. I have several versions that I can use for different purposes, but here’s what it’s going to look like on the spine of my books:

Doorway Between Worlds publishing logo

Of course, I’m not going to feel like a real publisher until I get my first novel out there. I’m nearly done working through the enormously helpful feedback from my beta readers, and then it’s off to my editor in February. Next step is cover design, and I can’t wait to see what comes back from my designer! It’s so exciting to think that soon I’ll be looking at a cover that’s been made just for my story.

I have also (finally) settled on a title, and you’re the first ones to hear it.

(drum roll)

Doorway Between Worlds is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of Sue Archer’s paranormal fantasy novel Fortune’s Shadow in May 2020!

Thanks to everyone who’s reached out to me and congratulated me on my book. It really means a lot to me. I’ll be back again soon, and certainly when I have my cover back, so you can see how it turned out.

Cheers,

Sue

 

P.S. What creative projects are you working on these days? I’d love to hear all about them!