Longtails: The Wildfires of Summer Cover Reveal

Hello everyone! Wow, what a year it has been. When I decided to publish not one but TWO books this year, I don’t think I could have possibly imagined the amount of work it would take.  But now, here we are with Book 2 of Longtails finally ready to meet all of you! Longtails: The Wildfires of Summer will be available everywhere books are sold on September 23, 2019.  That’s right, the LAST DAY OF SUMMER! Talk about just making the cut!

With that being said, I thought we’d take a look at the amazing cover art, designed and illustrated by Dexter Allagahrei, who you may recall did the cover for Longtails: The Storms of Spring.  With any luck, I won’t have scared him away with the crazy last minute deadline of this cover and we’ll have him for rest of the series!

Alright, enough talk, here’s the front cover!

FrontText.png

And of course, here’s the back cover!

BackText.png

Since it’s a little small, I thought I’d include the back cover text here for you:

In a not too distant future, humanity is extinct. The world is now ruled by animals who wield swords, cast spells, and use what we left behind to craft weapons, mechs and motorbikes.  And while darkness may be looming just over the horizon, the greatest threat the nations of this new world now face is each other.

After learning to accept himself and his newfound powers, Del Hatherhorne and his band of Longtails are called upon to help broker a peace treaty between the Confederacy of Blue Jays and the Raccoon Enclave.  However, when the raccoons realize that Del, the one and only Trelock, has been invited to the treaty signing, things quickly escalate beyond any of their control. Now, a fire blazes to the south, a war rages right outside the ancient blue jay city of Nesavary, and old enemies are closing in from all sides. Del, along with new friends and old, will need to learn to ignite hope in the face of total destruction as they attempt to survive The Wildfires of Summer.

From Jaysen Headley, author of Longtails: The Storms of Spring and A Love Story for Witches, the epic woodland adventure continues in this exciting second chapter of the Longtails Saga.

Draw your sword, rev your engine, and answer the call of the LONGTAILS!

I can’t wait for all our loyal Longtails fans to get a hold of this book in less than a month! Are you excited? Let me know in the comments and make sure to follow the Longtails adventures on our official Facebook page!

 

Denya Fanart – Darien Maverick

Hello and happy Fanart Friday!  This week we have a new piece of Denya Fanart, which I just love.  Seriously, we don’t get enough pieces of Denya.  She’s such a great character.  I am dying to start sharing the new characters from the Wildfires of Summer for you guys, but that will have to wait…for now!

img_8857

A Big Thank You to Everyone Who Made Longtails Possible!

With Longtails releasing, I wanted to release the Acknowledgments from the back of the book.  Let’s face it, whether you read the book or not, these amazing folks deserve to be praised! 

img_8067

A lot can change in a very short amount of time. If The Storms of Spring has taught me anything, it’s that what you expect and what actually happens are very often completely different. When I released my last novel, A Home for Wizards, over two years ago, in one of the worst snow storms to ever hit New York City, I had no idea I was about to embark on one of the most challenging years of my life, followed by one of the most incredible. Not two days after the release of that book, I signed a contract to write Apollo’s Landing, an idea which I knew was a sure winner. In fact, I even said that it would be one of the easiest things I’d ever written. Oh, how wrong I was.

Continue reading

Longtails: The Storms of Spring Cover Reveal

This may sound strange, but I sometimes don’t actually start to believe that a book I am writing will be released to the public until the cover is finished.  There’s something about seeing the cover which just makes everything feel a little bit more real.  That being said, I am thrilled and ecstatic to finally reveal the official cover for Longtails: The Storms of Spring, which releases in print and ebook on April 24.  The artwork and design was done by the wonderful Dexter Allagahrei who has been fantastic to work with on this project.  Dexter is always timely and puts up with my many requests and changes.  He is also responsible for most of the artwork on this site.  That being said, Longtails would not be possible without Dexter, so I want to thank him whole-heartedly for all the love, support and time.  Okay, let’s get to the reveal!!!

Front Cover

Photo Mar 31, 11 22 38 PM (1)

Back Cover

Photo Mar 31, 11 22 38 PM

Full Cover

LONGTAILS FINAL

Longtails Need-to-Knows

When Does it come out???

The book will be released on April 24th.  The easiest way to grab it will be on Amazon, in print or Ebook.

How can I keep up with Longtails?

This website is the very best place, but you can also join our little community by liking the Longtails Facebook Page.

If you want to be super amazing, you can add Longtails to your to-read on Goodreads!

Longtails: The Storms of Spring will be out in less than a month so please make sure to share the love with anyone you know who might be interested!  In the coming month, I’ll be adding new fanart, doing some livestreams about the book as I attempt to draw mice, and maybe, if you’re very good, I’ll post the first chapter of the book!  Let me know what else you would like to see as we near the launch day!

Thank you so much for joining me for the cover reveal!  Here’s to an amazing April and Longtails release!

Barrel-Fist Fanart – Alibi Cami

Hello again!  Tomorrow is the big day!  You are all going to finally get your first look at the cover of The Storms of Spring.  But in the meantime, I wanted to share one more piece by  Alibi Cami who did yesterday’s Denya art.  This one is of Barrel-Fist, one of the main villains of the book.  Minks use a fair bit more tech than the mice, as you can see here.  I can only imagine Barrel-Fist has just thwarted a mouse’s happiness with a smile that big…

Jaysen Headley

Kando Fanart – Mean Green

Hello all!  Today I am so excited because I woke up to our very first Kando fanart.  Kando is a hardened warrior.  He’s literally taken down a deer all by himself as part of his rite of passage as a member of the Demon Clan.  That being said, seeing him look so friggin’ adorable was too much for me to handle.  I just love it!!!  Thanks Mean Green for this cute picture of Mr. Grumpy Pants!

Kando fanart