Cover reveal: Devastation

You probably already know that writing poetry and pieces of short fiction is not the be all and end all of my existence as a writer. I write novels too. They are unashamedly escapist, with elements of magic, fantasy and mythology, romance and humour, probably because that is how I would like life to be. The characters are young, full of energy, not little plaster saints, opinionated and courageous. I’ve come to like them as if they were not just my spiritual children, but flesh and blood.

The first series, The Green Woman, starts in a miserable, grey dystopia, violent and oppressive. You’d hardly expect it to be like Disney World, would you? It’s the story of Deborah’s journey to find herself, her mother and save the bit of the world that actually wants to be saved from itself. It ends in…well, you have to read the story to find out where it ends. Or if it even does.

The second series, The Pathfinders, is very different. Carla and Tully are caught in the Apocalypse. The story isn’t post-apocalyptic—the world is teetering on the brink waiting for the final act. Wormholes that loop through time and space run through the story like garlands on a Christmas tree but without the joyful connotations. Things travel through the wormholes, and most of them you wouldn’t want to meet, not even if you had a few anti-tank missiles handy.

The first volume, Abomination, was published in March by Finch Books. If you haven’t read it yet, you should. You’ll see why you should be preparing your plan B for the apocalypse right now.

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I have just received the cover art for the second volume, so I’ll post it here. If you thought things couldn’t get any worse than the Abomination, I’m afraid you’re in for a shock. Or maybe just a pleasant surprise. There are people like you, I know.

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Devastation will be available on early download from June 22. That gives you plenty of time to read Abomination first. If you like having the bejaysus scared out of you, of course. I’ve been told I write good horror stories. If you can stand the pace, you should look into this series.

You can find links, blurbs and extracts from all the novels here, or sign up for news about further publications here.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

39 thoughts on “Cover reveal: Devastation”

      1. I published my own novel through Amazon and then used CreateSpace and designed a paperback version. Now, if people want my book in print, they can order one. I ordered 200, wholesale, threw a launch party in Dublin and sold them all. The biggest problem for self publishers is marketing. I should’ve studied that more, before I published. One of the ‘tricks’ of making Amazon bestseller lists is to pre-order, in bulk. They’re counted as ‘sales’ but there’s no commitment to purchase, as there is nothing to purchase

      2. Finch has the cranky idea of keeping the pre-order exclusively through their own website. Even I know that hardly anybody buys books through publisher websites.

      3. These manoeuvres annoy me but they are the mechanisms for finding an audience to create, hopefully, the critical mass needed for ‘word of mouth’ to kick in

      4. True. Anybody who thinks it’s enough to have written a great book, got a great cover and a bunch of great reviews is deluding themselves.

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