Longtails: The Storms of Spring – Chapter One (READ FREE)

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The Future.

Humanity is Extinct.

Ruins of human civilization lay as the bedrock of a new world order governed by animals of all shapes and sizes.

Biological warfare and radiation during World War 4 have had surprising effects on the creatures of the world.  Some for the better.  Some for the worse.  Raccoons scour the countryside for motorbike parts.  Squirrels have taken to the sky aboard flying ships.  Danger lurks around every corner.

A large population of mice, small as they are, has migrated to the city of Verden.  There, they created a thriving society protected by a magic-casting, sword-wielding team of intrepid soldiers, adventurers and explorers—the Longtails.

This is their story.

CHAPTER ONE

The Not So Special Mouse

Del Hatherhorne was anything but a hero.  In fact, he was the epitome of a nobody as far as mice were concerned.  His short, coarse fur was the color of brown commonly referred to as mouse-brown.  Typical.  His whiskers were of perfectly average length.  Forgettable.  His tail was not too long—nor too short, and his belly was rounded in a way that suggested he didn’t get much exercise but also didn’t gorge himself on treats.  Ordinary.  Even his age was average.  He was six seasons old, making him no longer a youthful mouse, but also not elderly.  But it wasn’t just an amalgamation of his height, weight, age or appearance which made Del so unfathomably unmentionable.

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Artemis Fanart – Tiny-Tina

I’ve posted art from Tiny-Tina before, and it should come as no surprise that I asked her to do even more art of the Longtails characters.  This time around, we have Artemis Truffel, the brave and bold captain of the Black Truffel.  Of course, Tina has her looking adorable, even if she is the fiercest skyrate in the skies.  I love it!!!

 

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Longtails First Copy Deep Dive

Hello there friends!  I just realized that I hadn’t done a post since the release of the official cover last week!  And yet, that feels like only yesterday.  Can I just say that this week has been a whirlwind?  That being said, Longtails: The Storms of Spring will be in YOUR hands in less than 20 days.  It just so happens that as of yesterday, Longtails is now in MY hands.  Therefore, I thought it would be fun to share a close look at the book with all of you!

Front Cover

All Longtails exterior cover was created by Dexter Allagahrei.

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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

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Back Cover

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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!

Finalized Mouselands Map

Hello all,

Just a quick update today!  I wanted to share the now finalized map of the Mouselands and surrounding areas.  On April 24th, you’ll get to join Del and the Longtails as they venture across the land on a mission which could mean the very safety of all mouse kind!  Enjoy this little sneak peek in the meantime!

Mouselands Map

Denya Fanart – Breathly

Hello fellow Longtails, today we have a new fanart from Breathly.  This just so happens to also be the very first fanart of Denya.  As I mentioned before, Denya reads recipes for her different concoctions from her big book.  She also keeps all her recent discoveries there as well.  Part alchemist, part fighter, the Concoctors of the Longtails world rely heavily on intelligence and a search for answers in the perfecting of their abilities.

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