And now for something completely different!
I get to be part of probably one of the most awesome book release steps. REVEALING THE COVER. Cause, let’s be honest, we ALL judge a book by its cover. We do, we know we do. And I’m happy to say this one is frickin’ sweet as hell.
If you don’t think that’s a sweet cover you’re a liar.
Now that the cover’s done its job and got you pumped, check out the blurb:
Rosario Hernandez doesn’t ask for much. She’d like to sleep on a bed instead of a sidewalk, to know where her next meal is coming from, and maybe, if she’s really feeling optimistic, to get a girlfriend. More than anything, though, she wants her best friend Arkay to not murder anyone— because Arkay is a dragon, claws and all, and she has a penchant for vigilante justice. When Arkay’s latest escapade goes sour, Rosario gets stuck with a stolen van and a cooler full of human organs. Now they’re on the run, and it’s not just the cops who want answers. The owner of the cooler is still out there, and they want to replace what they’ve lost— by any means necessary.
I was fortunate enough to be able to read an early draft of this and I was really impressed. Whatever you think you know, whatever you’re prepared to expect, you’re wrong.
This book kept me guessing at every turn and wanting to punch the author in that “Why do you hate me, pls stop hurting your characters” kind of way. It’s got a snarky ass-kicking dragon, a lesbian main character, some pretty interesting lore, and a solid friendship at its core that seriously gave me all the feels. (Also there’s that whole cooler full of human organs thing, if you prefer that over feels. No judgement. …a little judgment.)
Mark of the Dragon is the first in a 9 part mini-series. But don’t worry! It doesn’t end with one of those obnoxious cliff hangers leaving you feeling like well now I have to read the next one. No, no, you don’t have to, but you’ll want to. The first book will be hitting digital shelves September 3rd, so be on the look out! Better yet, add it to your Goodreads shelf!
JW Troemner was born in Germany and emigrated to the United States, where she lives with her partner in a house full of pets. Most days she can be found gazing longingly at sinkholes and abandoned buildings.